The Legend of the Christmas Prayer


Reviews On The Legend of the Christmas Prayer

(Thomas Nelson, 2002):

Professional Reviews and Comments

Now out of print. Please see the post for The True Christmas Spirit: Let Peace and Joy Fill Your Heart.

The Legend of the Christmas PrayerThe late Jane Jordan Browne, literary agent, Chicago:

I want to thank you for the present of The Legend of the Christmas Prayer. I believe it has excellent commercial value. We all took turns reading a section at Christmas Eve, where we had 20 members of the family present in California. Everyone was impressed and moved.

Terri Gibbs, Project Editor, Thomas Nelson:

A beautiful and unique Christmas book with a beautiful message and wonderful potential. I wanted to let you know that our first print run is now at 100,000 and rising. This is absolutely astounding for a first print run from an unknown author here! God definitely has His hand on that little book. We owe immense thanks to you for writing this wonderful little book. People keep falling in love with it. You have been a most agreeable author (the kind we especially like, by the way). This is a rare book that’s destined to be a classic.

Evelyn Purdy, presenter/host, Radio WLJN:

The Legend of the Christmas Prayer is surely one of the finest little gems in Christian literature. It will give your loved ones not just a token of your love at Christmas, but something to carry them through the year. For each of the twelve days of Christmas, it offers readers a priceless, intangible gift. I really loved the book and the artwork. It is truly unique and will touch readers everywhere. Christmas has become so materialistic it’s sad. It’s nice to see something like this to remind us that it’s not the “things” we give that are important.

Bob Souer, Senior Producer, BGEA, Decision Today Radio, USA:

This is a beautiful book, a beautiful story. It will resonate with our Decision Today Radio audiences really well.

The late Jane Jordan Browne, literary agent, Chicago:

Your reading of The Legend of the Christmas Prayer is major news here and wonderful for us all. It has been aired on Billy Graham’s radio program, which reaches millions all over the world. I am so pleased that you seized this sensational opportunity. Many congratulations on your success. I have always loved this book.

Shiloh Gideon, presenter/host, BGEA, Decision Today Radio:

Your story is so meaningful, so inspired. Both your reading of The Legend of the Christmas Prayer and our interview sounded wonderful. We are being swamped with calls.

Michelle Orr, Associate Editor, Thomas Nelson:

We are getting letters from folks using your book at Christmas parties, programs at schools and churches etc. They all say such wonderful things about the book.

Scott Mendel, literary agent formerly in Chicago, now in New York:

Congratulations to you on the success of The Legend of the Christmas Prayer. I’m not at all surprised to hear it did so well on the CBA bestseller list – I knew it would. I’m sure the little masterpiece will find readers for many years to come. I enjoyed working with you.

Terri Gibbs, Project Editor, Thomas Nelson:

Your book did great success last year at Christmas and will have another round of success this year [2003] in Hallmark stores as their premier Christmas title. The book is also in Lifeway, a large chain of Christian bookstores, and is promoted in their Christmas catalogue – so we will see more sales this year. It is also, of course, on the Thomas Nelson Christmas display, which will be up in many stores.

Michelle Orr, Associate Editor, Thomas Nelson:

As you know, your book, The Legend of the Christmas Prayer, has been licensed for foreign editions. Enclosed are copies of the finished Japanese edition. Thank you for the opportunity to represent your work and make quality publications available around the world.

Amazon Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars. The True Gifts of Christmas. November 16, 2002

By Anne M. Spiller

Format:Hardcover

Every Christmas, I try to find a book that will reflect the true meaning of the holiday spirit. Well, I found it in Mr. Morgan’s book. In this world of trying to find the perfect gifts, we learn that the perfect gifts are those within us. Beautifully written and illustrated, the book is an easy read and a wonderful way to spread the true meaning of Christmas.

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5.0 out of 5 stars. Wonderful book! October 22, 2004

By Michele Slack

Format:Hardcover

I bought this book, read through it, & went & bought 5 more for presents. It’s a perfect gift. I found the text to really reflect the real meaning of Christmas, & the “wishes” in it were exactly what I’d wish for everyone on my Christmas list. I might even give 2 to each person, with the instructions to pass the second one on. This book should be sweeping our country this Christmas.

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5.0 out of 5 stars. Legend of the Christmas Prayer. June 10, 2012

By BusyOzzieMum

Format:Hardcover

This beautifully written and illustrated little book is the perfect Christmas gift for yourself and those who matter to you. I bought one for myself and one for each of my children and we consider these family heirlooms to treasure and share every Christmas.

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Barnes & Noble Customer Review

Anonymous

Posted December 23, 2004

 Absolutely wonderful!

This book is absolutely wonderful. Very heart-warming and it brings back the true meaning of the season.

Blog comment

Professor John Willis

Friday, December 18, 2009

The Legend of the Christmas Prayer

My wonderful wife Evelyn called to my attention a tiny book written by Brian Morgan entitled “The Legend of the Christmas Prayer.” This tiny book edifies everyone. This will life YOUR heart.

Hi John,
I, too, have just been introduced to this wonderful little book. I love it so much, I’d like to give some away, but so far, I’ve been unable to find any affordable copies. May I ask where you got yours? If you know where I can find them, please let me know. Thanks so much, and Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Lana Murray
Dallas, TX

Googlebooks and Goodreads Reviews

Laura‘s review 

Read in December, 2008

This is a beautifully written prayer disguised as a very short story. It only took ten minutes (or less) to read, but longer to reflect. This prayer will stay with me for a very long time. It’s one I will read over again and again.

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Paula‘s review 

Read in December, 2008

The PERFECT Christmas book, gift, prayer …

eBay reviews

By fms1965

A Family Heirloom

Yes, I would recommend this product to a friend. I always keep an eye out for this beautiful little book on ebay.
I received my one as a Christmas gift when it was 1st published & I hunt them down each year to give to others at Christmas. They are no longer in print, but worth hunting for.
Heart-warming message from Australian author, Brian Morgan, about the true meaning of Christmas with bible quotes and gorgeous illustrations.
Well presented, hard back with gold cover.
Love it, love it, love it.

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Created: 12/03/08 by tnaypete

Uniquely touching and memorable!

I bought one of these for my husband and it was so touching for both of us that I bought another for my dad, who is also the epitomy of the idea presented in the book. The art is excellent, the story unfolds throughout on a parchment scroll depicted on the pages with artwork that is very real and draws you into the thoughts presented. It is a truly unique approach to the Christmas season in our world today and it brings the true meaning to the surface in such a memorable way that you will be so glad to own this book for years to come. We plan to make it the central part of our traditional Christmas celebration from now on to keep the real meaning of the holiday uppermost in our hearts and minds. I highly recommend you share this with those you love. It’s a beautiful book inside and out.

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Created: 11/16/08 by eyechik

The Legend of the Christmas Prayer

My Mother-in-law said this is one of the best books she has read. It is very short but hits home for those who take time to read it.

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Created: 10/02/08 by fishycraft 

The Legend of the Christmas Prayer by Brian Morgan

It was different than what I originally thought I was getting. I read the book and loved it. It helps people put life back to the way we all should be thinking all year. It will be a book that gets placed on the coffee table every Christmas season if not all year. I would recommend it. I just thought it would be a good story book.

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Created: 03/05/07 by jimmiekaypink

The Legend of The Christmas Prayer

I enjoy purchasing on line because it allows me to shop from my desk… This specific book I share each year at Christmas with family and close friends because it “says” so much.

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The rights to this book have reverted to Brian Morgan at his request and, in 2013, The Writers Trust published the original version in a book titled The True Christmas Spirit: Let Peace and Joy Fill Your Heart.

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