About the Book
Author: Jason E. Royle
Number of Pages: 85
Synopsis: Who influences our children more, Jesus or Santa? Is shunning Santa the Christian thing to do? Is Jesus alone enough to save us from the lure of Christmas? In this edition of The Misunderstood Series, the author takes a closer look at the predicament Christian parents find themselves in each December, when, Jesus lying in a manger must compete with children lining up to sit on Santa’s lap. With a healthy dose of perspective for parents and self-help advice for people from all walks of life, use this handbook as an interactive way to jumpstart a discussion with your family or church group about the two Stars of Christmas, Jesus and Santa.
About the Author
Jason holds a Master's in New Testament Theology from Johnson University and a Doctorate in Ministry from Sewanee: University of the South School of Theology. Today he lives with his beautiful wife and children in Schaefferstown, PA, where he serves as the pastor of St. Paul's United Church of Christ.
Jason's latest author interview can be found at:
As a Christian parent I have struggled with this question many times over the years. I always tried to instill in my children that Jesus is the reason for the season and that it's okay to enjoy the excitement of Santa as long as they always remember the true excitement of Jesus' birth.
I was anxious to read Jason's book and find out his take on the two biggest stars of Christmas. Since Jason is a pastor, I was expecting a one-sided argument about abolishing Santa altogether, but that assumption couldn't have been further from the truth. Jason writes his book from the heart, speaking from personal experiences with his own children. He remains unbiased as he compares and contrasts Jesus and Santa, inspiring readers to do the same.
I found the book to be extremely well researched and highly recommend picking up a copy. I am very much looking forward to more books in the Misunderstood series.