A Village Christmas: Personal Family Memories and Holiday Traditions

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Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1999 - Religion - 111 pages
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Here is the Christmas book that everyone will want on their coffee table. This exquisite keepsake edition showcases Thomas Kinkade's heartwarming paintings of Christmas past and present. Filled with the warm glow of the hearthside and nostalgia of old-time community gatherings, the beautiful paintings and inspirational text interweave to depict the true meaning of the season. A gift to cherish Christmas after Christmas in the same format as his best-selling book, The Spirit of America.

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A very sweet book. A tribute to Christmas past. Beautiful images. Read full review


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About the author (1999)

Thomas Kinkade was born in Sacramento, California in 1958. He spent one summer on a sketching tour with a college friend and afterwards produced the instructional book, The Artist's Guide to Sketching. The book's success landed the two artists at Ralph Bakshi Studios to create background art for the animation feature, Fire and Ice. After the film, Kinkade began earning a living as a painter and is now one of America's most collected living artists. He has also written numerous books including Lightposts for Living and the Cape Light series.

Calvin Miller (1936-2012) was a professor at Beeson Divinity School. The beloved author of more than forty books, Miller was also well known as a poet, artist, novelist and speaker. His later works included Preaching (Baker), O Shepherd Where Art Thou? (Broadman & Holman) and Conversations with Jesus (Harvest House). He summed up his rule of life in four words: "Time is a gift.

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