Item description for Twenty-One Stories of Christmas by Arthur W. Bloom...
Sometime during his ministry at the Ossining Heights United Methodist Church in Ossining, New York, in the mid 60s, Dr. Arthur W. Bloom conceived the idea of an original Christmas Story instead of his usual meditation at the Christmas Eve Service. Thus, a tradition was started which has lasted even until today.
His ministries in St. Paul's United Methodist Church, Northport, New York and The United Methodist Church of Patchogue, New York, continued the tradition. After retirement to South Texas, he began preaching at the Leisure World Retirement Park in Weslaco, Texas. There, too, new stories have been added.
Some of the stories are based on the real individuals of the nativity: Mary, Joseph, the Wisemen, the Innkeepers, the Soldiers, the Shepherds, etc. Others were born of his imagination, such as Jacob or The Artist. Many were created after a most memorable trip to Israel. He has tried to use these individuals to bring out some new insight, some new wonder about the Birth of our Lord. There are even three stories that have been developed out of pure fantasy, A Christmas Fable, A Decision in Heaven and The Fable of the Animals.
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Studio: Writer's Showcase Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.94" Width: 5.95" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Writer's Showcase Press
ISBN 0595131379 ISBN13 9780595131372
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More About Arthur W. Bloom
Bloom is a Retired Minister of the United Methodist Church. He served in active ministry forty years and is now preaching regularly in the Rio Grande Valley in Texas.
Arthur W. Bloom currently resides in the state of Texas. Arthur W. Bloom was born in 1939.