Poetry Compilation Focuses on the Birth of Jesus

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Poems exhibit the true meaning of Christmas: God's gift to mankind.

Over a period of more than 50 years, poet Ralph Vile of Luray, Virginia, penned approximately 1,700 poems. In Let the Bells Ring Out on Christmas Morning: Selections from Valley Verses (paperback, 978-1-60477-610-2), the author compiled the most relevant of these poems into a collection that focuses on that holy time of year during which Christians throughout the world observe the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Drawing from the biblical accounts, Vile reflects on what it meant when Jesus came to earth and what it would mean if He had chosen not to do so. The volume includes such works as "The Christmas Tree," "Let the Bells Ring Out!" and "The Christmas Gospel Story." Penned for individuals who want to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, this volume reflects the love, joy, and hope of God's greatest gift to mankind and points to the redemption that the crucified and risen Savior provides to all who believe in Him.

Says Dr. John R. Vile, editor of the compilation and son of the author, "This book is designed to enhance understanding, appreciation, and celebration of the true meaning of Christmas. It shows the ties between God's appearance in Bethlehem, His death on Calvary, and His resurrection from the garden tomb."

A newspaper review of the first volume of Valley Verses, titled Between Pen and God highlighted the poem "The Christmas Tree" as one of Ralph Vile's most memorable poems. The author penned his first recorded poem in celebration of Christmas and has been contemplating and writing about the holiday ever since.

Xulon Press, a part of Salem Communications Corporation, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 4,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Let the Bells Ring Out on Christmas Morning through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

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