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From the back of the book:
What started as a simple, late night stroll to clear his head from the pressures and hassles of life turned into a life changing moment.
Are your eyes open to the wonder you might experience on a walk of your own?
This review has me bumfuzzled. Why?
I absolutely love this book! Love it!
So, why would it be so hard for me to write a review on a book that I really, really love?
I am afraid that I will not find the right words to express how I feel about this book, but I am going to try. Here goes nothing.
This book is just shy of being a 7-inch square hardback book. It has 96 pages, and some of the prettiest artwork ever. It is small and simple, but this little story has a huge impact!
Al Andrews wrote this story about a man taking a walk on a cold winter evening "to clear his mind of all the clutter and stress of the season." The man walks by a front yard that has the nativity scene displayed. He would normally walk on by, but on this cold and rainy night something caused him to stop.
I won't tell you what he witnessed, or what he saw. You will have to get the book to see for yourself. But I will tell you some of my thoughts after I finished this book.
My very first thought was that I needed to share this book. I wanted my husband to read it, my mother, sister, grandmother, best friend, church family, everyone!
My second thought, I only have one copy and I can't possibly pass it around to everyone by Christmas. I must buy several copies. Must!
My third and final thought, how in the world am I going to express to the world how much I like this book!
Below I am going to post a little more about A Walk One Winter Night, and Mr. Al Andrews. If you would like your very own copy of A Walk One Winter Night leave a comment on this post, and tell me one thing your read about Mr. Al Andrews.
A WALK ONE WINTER NIGHT INSPIRES DOVE-AWARD
WINNING ARTIST’S NEW CHRISTMAS SONG Two Christian music veterans unite to bring audiences a “real Christmas story”
NASHVILLE, Tenn., July 23rd, 2013—Prominent counselor to many artists and acclaimed inspirational speaker Al Andrews recently signed on with The Worthy Publishing Group to publish his latest title, A Walk One Winter Night: A Christmas Story (Freeman Smith, September 2013) based on a poignant holiday experience. Burnt out on the hustle, bustle, and expectations the holidays can bring, Andrews took a late night stroll and wound up rediscovering his real passion and the true meaning behind the Christmas season. This simple message has spoken to the heart of audiences, and will help readers rediscover the joy of wonder and what is real in the season.
Al sent his initial draft to a few trusted friends in the music business in order to get early feedback. As the written word so often does, the book struck a major chord with Dove-award winning recording artist and GMA female vocalist of the year, Nichole Nordeman. "Every once in awhile you come across a story that helps you tell your own,” said Nordeman,“From the very first page of A Walk One Winter Night, I recognized that the characters around the manger had become distant and no longer dear. Icons, not the fragile and weary souls they were. In this beautiful story, I saw them differently, maybe for the first time ever. And they jumped off the page and right into the music of my heart. ‘Real’ is a song that's deeply personal for me. I hope it captures the same wonder of the beautiful book that inspired it."
Nordeman will be performing “Real” throughout the fall tour of The Story, alongside artists Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, Natalie Grant, Matthew West, Selah, and Rawsrvnt. Tour dates and ticket information can be found at www.thestorycd.com/tour/. “Real” will also be featured on Capitol Christian Music Group’s album WOW Christmas, available nationwide in October.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Al Andrews is a counselor, author, and speaker. He is the director of Porter’s Call, a non-profit offering counsel, support, and encouragement to recording artists and their families. He is founder of Improbable Philanthropy, a charity that aids children in crisis through the sale of his children’s book, The Boy, the Kite, and the Wind. To learn more about Al Andrew’s visit http://www.itsalandrews.com; follow his daily journey on Twitter @itsalandrews.
Worthy Publishing Group (www.worthypublishing.com) is a privately held, independent voice in Christian and inspirational publishing, based in Nashville, Tennessee, comprised of three divisions. Worthy Books publishes a boutique list of trade titles across a broad spectrum of genres, including current events, biography, fiction, devotionals, spiritual and personal growth, and specialized Bibles. Ellie Claire is a line of gift and paper expressions, and Freeman-Smith is a value-priced, impulse book imprint.
Thank you to Worthy Publishing for sending me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.