By Dennis Eugene Engleman
Illustrated by Niko Chocheli
A PERFECT CHRISTMAS reclaims the spirit of Christmas from the commercial secularized culture of the “winter holidays” that has almost obliterated the Christian meaning of the celebration of the birth of Christ. Author Dennis Eugene Engleman and illustrator Niko Chocheli have collaborated to restore St.Nicholas (“Santa Claus”)to his rightful place in the imagination of children, and perhaps their parents too!
In this mystical and beautiful story, told in the classic manner of an Orthodox Russian folk tale, past and present collide as a modern child meets the real “St.Nick.”
At the heart of this wonderful contemporary Christmas parable is a tale of compassion, shared love and family with a little of the real Saint Nicholas’ life woven in, just enough to whet the appetite of the reader for more! The pages of A PERFECT CHRISTMAS glow with the warmth of a bygone era when Christmas was filled with the mystery of the Incarnation, simple shared love,and grace.