Book Release: Mary’s Son - A Tale of Christmas is a true Christmas message that connects with young readers about vintage values for a 21st century Christmas.
A wonderful modern day tale about the fears and passions of youth overcome by the wonder of the true Christmas message.
Parents have a lot to compete with when it comes to teaching their children the true meaning of Christmas. There are parties, visits with Santa, and, of course, Christmas wish lists filled with requests for the latest tech gadgets.
Darryl Nyznyk can relate. Like many parents, Nyznyk was concerned about teaching the reason for the season to his four (now grown) daughters. Realizing that no modern stories portray the true Christmas message like the classics of yesterday (think Dickens A Christmas Carol),
Nyznyk set about putting his storytelling prowess to use – holiday use. And when he recited a short story for his then eight-year old daughter at her birthday party as a way of imparting the true message of Christmas, he never realized that it would one day be an inspirational novel.
Mary’s Son: A Tale of Christmas (Cross Dove Publishing), winner of three Mom’s Choice Awards, is a modern-day story in which a mysterious old man named Nicholas shares the true Christmas message with two young people.
Sarah Stone is an 11-year-old rich girl who lives “on the hill”amid butlers, nannies, housekeepers, and a father who is too busy for her. Jared Roberts is a 13-year-old tough kid from the “sink” on the other side of town where he and his gang barely survive broken families.
Both Jared and Sarah struggle with holes in their family lives: Jared’s father left his family in poverty, while Sarah lost her mother as an infant. On the night that Jared plans to burglarize Sarah’s home, the two are whisked back in time by Nicholas, to witness a Christmas from long ago where they learn the meaning of life in a way they never imagined.
Together, their personal anger and hurt dissolves, inspiring them to convey the true Christmas message to a cynical world.
Mary’s Son is a story of youthful fears, passion, and tears that gives readers of all ages hope for a better world. Like the iconic Christmas image of Santa Claus kneeling before the manger, the story moves readers of multiple generations, as it allows parents to demonstrate the true Christmas message, while still allowing young people to identify with the more secularized traditions of the season.
"In a time of social divisiveness in our country, this story brings to the forefront the unifying values of honor, integrity and love on which America was built,” says Nyznyk. “This story will resonate with all who are tired of ‘political correctness’ and long for the unifying joy of the true Christmas message.
DARRYL NYZNYK lives in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife, Loretta. After practicing law for 20 years, Nyznyk became a full-time writer and teacher. Visit MarysSon.com for more information on the true Christmas message as told in this wonderful new book.