I would like to give a shout out to several people who contributed to this book.

My good friend Carl M. provided valuable insight into the content and presentation.  Carl’s humorous wit allowed his recommendations to take the edge off the writer in me that initially balked at any recommended changes.

My good friend Jenn M. patiently dissected the grammar, spelling, etc. to make a quality manuscript.  She took what was essentially a re-written verbal presentation and made it readable.

My good friends Corey and Monica M. at IDGraphics designed the cover as well as formatted and printed the book. Use them for your quality printing and promotional needs.

All of these are good friends, and without their help the book wouldn’t be worth reading.  I say to them, “Thank you!”

I would also like to thank my daughters Hope and Grace.  They patiently endured losing their father for a time so I could realize a long time goal.  I love you both!  I could not say enough about my dear and precious wife Lee.  She is a monument to the grace of God in my life.  I love you, Lee!

Most of all I praise and exult in my Savior who embodies the beautiful truths in this book.  Without the redemption He offers, beginning with the first Christmas and climaxing at Calvary, none of us would have any reason to hope, much less to celebrate a Christmas season.  May Jesus Christ be glorified for ever and ever.