Item description for Stories From The Manger by David Michael Smith...
Experience the magic, mystery and magnificence of the greatest holiday of the year, Christmas! No matter the season, these seven colorful short stories, three true tales and four fictional, will surely touch the spirit and tug at the heartstrings for both child and adult.
Visit with an old homeless and hopeless man in New York City on Christmas Eve; can a miracle restore his will to live?
Share a poignant and tender evening around the Christmas tree with a dying father and his intriguing, uninvited guest.
Take a ride with a very special donkey, one present on the first Christmas at the simple, barren stable near Bethlehem.
And live the heartache and temptation of a struggling alcoholic who battles his liquid demons on the holiest of nights.
Each story will warm your being, and bring back precious memories of your own Christmases past. Stories From The Manger captures the festive flavor, the joyous atmosphere, and the sheer bliss and good will of the season. You'll yearn for snow and sleigh bells after spending time with Stories From The Manger.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.14" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2001
ISBN 0595193374 ISBN13 9780595193370
Availability 63 units. Availability accurate as of Oct 23, 2016 02:10.
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More About David Michael Smith
Smith has written two dramatic Christmas short stories, three screenplays, and countless newspaper features.
David Michael Smith currently resides in Georgetown, in the state of Delaware.
Reviews - What do customers think about Stories From The Manger?
Captivating holiday stories; great gift for yourself! Oct 5, 2002
I work with the author at a major US Bank; he's in Dover, DE and I'm in San Francisco. He mentioned one day that he was an author and had sold over 1000 books; I was impressed but suspicious. So I bought his Xmas book and man it was fantastic reading! Fresh, unique and powerful stories about different characters and animals around the Xmas holiday. I found myself tearing up at times; it was like watching a sappy holiday TV special or Touched by an Angel on TV. But they were cute, touching stories, well worth the reader's investment of time and energy. David has a gift, and I applaud this book. Now I'm going to check out his other book. I bet it's just as good.
Fantastic Christmas Stories; similar to Lake Wobegon/Keillor Dec 4, 2001
Wonderful book, filled with short stories centered around the Christmas season. What words would describe this book? 'Magical' comes to mind, so does 'stirring'. Smith writes stories that should be read aloud by Garrison Keillor himself because they are magical, heartwarming and stirring. Fresh and original writing. Watch for this book to one day become the next Christmas Box or Christmas Carol. It will get you in the spirit, even if you're feeling Grinchy! Highly recommended.
Holiday Magic-Great Book! Nov 9, 2001
I was mesmorized with David Michael Smith's book, Stories From The Manger. It captures the reader from the opening tale about an old homeless man on Christmas Eve (which left me dabbing my eyes with tissues by the way), to the last story about a struggling alcoholic on Christmas Eve (which also had me returning to the tissue box). Very sentimental, and moving, I was totally engrossed throughout. This book makes for mandatory Christmas reading (no way you will be a Grinch after reading these 'feel good' tales), and it is also a fantastic gift. I found Smith's personal web page and emailed him; he is willing to autograph copies too. Get this book, not just at Christmas, but for year round reading too. These stories should be on TV; they'd make excellent specials. Stories From the Manger is part "Christmas Box", Jimmy Stewart and 'Wonderful Life', Scrooge, and Charlie Brown. Very good book indeed!