“For the child who thinks that Santa is a creation of the Disney Corporation, or Hallmark cards, and for the parent who is tired of battling to keep the holy holiday of Christmas alive, while competing with the avalanche of materialistic poison that has engulfed the Advent Season, A PERFECT CHRISTMAS
provides a long overdue, beautifully written and illustrated antidote.”
author of Portofino
and Keeping Faith
A PERFECT CHRISTMAS reclaims the spirit of Christmas from the commercial secularized culture of the “winter holidays” that has almost obliterated the Christian meaning of the celebration of the birth of Christ. Author Dennis Eugene Engleman and illustrator Niko Chocheli have collaborated to restore St.Nicholas (“Santa Claus”)to his rightful place in the imagination of children, and perhaps their parents too!
In this mystical and beautiful story, told in the classic manner of an Orthodox Russian folk tale, past and present collide as a modern child meets the real “St.Nick.”
At the heart of this wonderful contemporary Christmas parable is a tale of
compassion, shared love and family with a little of the real Saint Nicholas’ life woven in, just enough to whet the appetite of the reader for more! The pages of A PERFECT CHRISTMAS glow with the warmth of a bygone era when Christmas was filled with the mystery of the Incarnation, simple shared love,and grace. DENNIS EUGENE ENGLEMAN is the author of several acclaimed books including A Rumor Of War: Christ ’s Millennial Reign and the Rapture of His Church and The Saint Nicholas Secret. He lives in the North Georgia Mountains and is active in his local Orthodox church (OCA).
Niko Chocheli is an artist famous for his
illustration work in such books as the Book of Jonah and Christ in the Old Testament.
His works have been shown at many solo exhibitions including shows at LaSalle
University in Philadelphia and the Gallery of Modern Art Tblisi, Republic of Georgia.
He is an artist in residence at La Salle University and also teaches at Philadelphia University. Mr. Chocheli was recently praised by Publisher ’s Weekly for the “high originality” of his children’s illustration work.