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Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Uncle Eben’s Christmas~Review


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Recently I had the opportunity to read Uncle Eben’s Christmas by Stephen Alan Slater.
Eben Johnson is a business man. He is the owner of a very successful home-improvement store. He loves the Christmas season but not because of it’s true meaning, the birth of Jesus.  He loves it because it brings many customers to his store and the profits it brings him.  Eben is  an atheist.  He does not believe in the Christ of Christmas.
Eben forbids his employees to say “Merry Christmas” to the store customers and insists they say “Happy Holidays” instead.
Eben’s sister Hannah has been praying for Eben to come to Christ for many years to no avail. While Eben attends the annual Christmas Cantata because his niece and nephew are participants he really does not feel comfortable being in church or speaking with the pastor. His mind is on his business and how he can increase his profit margin.
Until Christmas eve when he gets a glimpse into his past, present and future.  This visit is sure to change his life completely!
My Thoughts:
I found this book very enjoyable! It is an easy and fun read and yet delves into the true meaning of Christmas and the choices we make with our eternal lives.
Mr. Slater took the old classic A Christmas Carol and gave it a new twist. Eben has a visitor on Christmas eve that takes him on a journey to his past, present and future.  He sees how bleak his future will be if he continues down the path he is on. These events are life changing for him. He realizes that he needs God and that Jesus is there just waiting for him to invite him into his heart!
Uncle Eben’s Christmas is available at Deep River Books andAmazon.
disclosure: I received this book from Bring It On Communications for review purposes. All opinions and posts on this blog are my own.

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