Gift of a Servant by Tamara Amos (book review)

Gift of a Servant
From the back cover:

Santa Reveals His Mission Of Love!

A father waits up on Christmas Eve night to demand retirement from the hero of his childhood, Santa Claus. The same saint who used to symbolize Christmas spirit is now plastered on advertisements everywhere, driving shoppers into holiday hysteria! Dear old Dad makes a mistake, however, by forgetting what every child knows: When Santa comes in the night with a bag full of surprises, he always leaves the perfect gift.

Gift of a Servant is a glimpse into the soul of one of the most celebrated and beloved saints of our time. It is a journey into the heart of his mission to bestow God's love upon His children, and an invitation to join him on this holy quest.

Enter in with an expectant heart to receive the gift Santa Claus has prepared for you!


My thoughts:

I always laugh because there is usually something every year that speaks to me as “Christmas in July.” This year was no different. I had the opportunity to read and review Tamara Amos’ book Gift of a Servant.

Gift of a Servant begins with the narrator being upset during Christmas season about the culture of our society and how Santa Clause somehow has overshadowed Jesus, who is the reason for the season. The story continues in a dreamlike state, when the narrator meets Santa and demands answers. Santa in turn shows how in fact he is being a servant of Jesus for caring for his children and showing them love.

This book was okay. The author says that the book is intended for children above 8 years old. I think that the symbolism is a little much for most 8 year olds that I know. Some of the symbolism was a little much for me. I like the sentiment behind the book, however I feel that this is not necessarily a children’s book as the subject matter runs deep.
 
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bookcrash.com in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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