Friday, December 14, 2012

Finding the Baby Jesus by Kimball Fisher ~Guest Post and Giveaway~

After being forced to wear lederhosen for the annual holiday card picture, twelve-year-old Chris thinks that the least his parents can do is get him the Tony Hawk skateboard he wants for Christmas. But when he recovers the hand-carved Baby Jesus that everyone thought had been destroyed in a fire the year his Grandma died, Chris realizes that some gifts are even more important than skateboards.

When the author had to discontinue a cherished tradition of reading Christmas stories out loud with his family and holiday guests each week in December, he wrote Finding the Baby Jesus. He had been unable to locate enough meaningful stories that could be read in a single sitting with wiggly children.

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Why might you buy this story and read it this Christmas? Simple...It's a story of giving, of believing....thinking of others, what we all should be doing this holiday season. It's told so sweetly as to not put any one person on the spot, but to gently point out that some people aren't going to being having the same happy holiday as we might be having. Just because you think that you deserve something doesn't mean that you need it...someone else could use it so much more. Sometimes the best gifts are within ourselves.
Such a wonderful story sure to last the times. 

I personally wanted to know why did Mr.Fisher write this story.........

Why I wrote FINDING THE BABY JESUS: A short story about how recovering a long-lost carving changed a boy's Christmas
There are two reasons why I wrote this little Christmas book, and they both have to do with cherished holiday traditions. First, my wife and I have a 20+ year tradition of spending Christmas eve with our dear friends the Dyers and some of their children (and now grandchildren). We have Chinese takeout and then we have an annual talent show. I ran out of talents a long time ago, so I decided to write a Christmas story. I've reworked and shared revisions a couple of times. Why a story? Part of the reason is because of the second tradition. For a few years my wife and I attempted to have guests over and read Christmas stories out loud each Monday evening in December. But we had a hard time finding enough reading material that that could be finished within the attention span of wiggly kids. So we abandoned that tradition. Recalling how much we had enjoyed the holiday read-alouds, I wanted to write something that could be read by most families in a single-sitting and potentially become one of their holiday traditions.

Author Kimball Fisher

Kimball Fisher writes novels for young readers. He is also a best-selling business author, professional speaker, and management consultant. Some of his past jobs include: sailboat builder, ghost writer (not as scary as it sounds), illustrator, and factory manager (more scary than it sounds). For fun he builds furniture, stained-glass windows, and writing pens.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities (with minors in English, Asian Studies, and Japanese), and a Master of Organizational Behavior degree from Brigham Young University. He and his amazing wife Reenie live in Portland, Oregon, where they have seen pheasants, coyotes, and a bobcat in their own backyard.


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  1. This sounds like a wonderful read for Christmas:)

    Thank you:)

  2. Thanks for participating in my blog tour. I really appreciate your support of this little book.

  3. I know Christmas is over and done for this season, but I would still love to read this book. Thank you for the great review and interview with the author!