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138. 'The Immortal Nicholas' w/ Matthew Gaydos

Cody is joined by video producer and podcast host Matthew Gaydos to rediscover the magic of the Biblical Santa Claus (and Biblical Krampus!). You can find your copy of the book online or, yeah, actually, let’s be real, it’s only available online.   The Immortal Nicholas by Glenn Beck   A thrilling new holiday novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Glenn Beck.   BEFORE HE WAS FATHER CHRISTMAS…HE WAS SIMPLY A FATHER.   Thirteen-time #1 national bestselling author Glenn Beck realized years ago that somewhere along the way, his four children had become more focused on Santa than the meaning of Christmas. No matter how he tried, he could not redirect their attention away from presents and elves to the manger instead.   Glenn didn't want to be the Grinch who spoiled the magic of Kris Kringle, so he had to find a unique way to turn his kids back toward the true meaning of Christmas. He decided the best place to start was by first turning Santa himself back toward Christ.   That was when one of America’s best storytellers began to craft a tale that would change everything his kids thought they knew about Santa—the incredible story he went on to tell them that Christmas Eve spans over a thousand years and explains the meaning behind the immortality and generosity of the man named Claus.   The Immortal Nicholas has now been expanded and reimagined into this novel for adults; a novel full of drama, history, legend, and heart. From the snowy mountains of Western Asia, to the deserts of Egypt, to Yemen’s elusive frankincense-bearing boswellia trees, this is an epic tale that gives the legend of Santa a long overdue Christ-centered mission.   In this novel, Glenn Beck fundamentally transforms the figure that the world now mainly associates with shopping, all while staying true to the real story of the baby who brought redemption and salvation to the entire world.     SHOW NOTES: Currently Reading: ‘Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles’ by Mark Russell ‘The Flinstones’ by Mark Russell ‘Jim Henson: The Biography’ by Brian Jay Jones ‘The Princess Diarist’ by Carrie Fisher 'The Residence: Inside the Private World of the White House’ by Kate Andersen Brower   Topics: Furries, Eavesdropping on Christianity, and the Cinematic and Literary Universe of America’s Best Storyteller: Glenn Beck   Follow TOMEFOOLERY for information about upcoming episodes & books: @Tomefoolery and Please rate and review on iTunes!   WEBSITE: STORE: PATREON: FAN GROUP:


 2018-12-03  1h24m