Charles Dickens: The Man Who Invented Christmas

This week audiences across the country were introduced to “The Man Who Invented Christmas!” A major film depicting Charles Dickens’ beloved novel, A Christmas Carol! This Christmas novel contains commentary on poverty and charity. Its protagonist, Ebenezer Scrooge, is threatened with an unhappy death unless he changes his ways.

And the novel ends with Tiny Tim’s words: “God bless us every one!” Dickens had great respect for the Bible, especially its account of the life of Jesus. In his work, “The Life of Our Lord,” he retells stories from the Gospels,” beginning: “My dear children, I am very anxious that you should know something about the history of Jesus. . .he was born a long, long time ago. . .at a place called Bethlehem."

Share

More Book Minute Features

February 23, 2018

Winter Olympic Games: Lolo Jones

In 2012, Olympic hurdler Lolo Jones began working toward yet another Olympic dream—as a bobsledder. She qualified for the 2014 Sochi Games. The day be...
February 22, 2018

Remembering Billy Graham

Billy Graham was born on November 7, 1918, and reared on a dairy farm near Charlotte, North Carolina. Mr. Graham often told the story of his “persona...
February 21, 2018

Winter Olympic Games: Elana Meyers

Elana Meyers Taylor has won four gold medals in world bobsled competition and is a two-time Olympic medalist in the two-woman event. Meyers Taylor als...