About The Book:
An unforgettable story of forgiveness and reconciliation, One Holy Night retells the Christmas story in a strikingly original way—through the discovery of a baby abandoned in the manger of a church’s nativity scene. Destined to become a classic for all seasons, One Holy Night deals compassionately with the gritty issues of life—war and violence, devastating illness, intergenerational conflict, addictions, and broken relationships. This moving, inspirational story will warm readers’ hearts with hope and joy long after they finish reading.
About The Author:
J. M. Hochstetler writes stories that always involve some element of the past and of finding home. Born in central Indiana, the daughter of Mennonite farmers, she graduated from
with a degree in Germanic languages. She was an editor with Abingdon Press for twelve years and has published four novels. Daughter of Indiana University (2004), Native Son (2005), and Wind of the Spirit (March 2009), the first three books of the critically acclaimed American Patriot Series, are set during the American Revolution. One Holy Night, a retelling of the Christmas story set in modern times, is the 2009 Christian Small Publishers Fiction Book of the Year and a finalist for the 2009 American Christian Fiction Writers Long Contemporary Book of the Year. Liberty
Hochstetler is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, Christian Authors Network, Middle Tennessee Christian Writers, Nashville Christian Writers Association, and Historical Novels Society. She and her husband live near
. Nashville, Tennessee
You can find Joan online at www.jmhochstetler.com or at this book’s blog http://oneholynight.blogspot.com
I loved this book. Actually I read it in two days! The raw emotion shown by all the characters was intense. This book offers so many emotional moments.
A father who, after so many years, is still dealing with his experience with WWII. A wife and mother dealing with terminal illness. A young son who goes off to fight in vietnam and his life changes forever. A sister who wants peace in her family....and a baby who will show them all the importance of forgiveness.
This modern nativity story has me crying throughout the book. I have never been so reminded of God's unending Grace as I was through One Holy Night. A great story for this time of year and always!
I highly recommend this book to be read by all! This would make a wonderful Christmas gift for the book lover in your life.