New Christmas Book About Santa and the Spirit of Giving Earns 14th Award: Gift of a Servant by Tamara Amos Announced a Winner in the 2013 USA Best Book Awards

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A new Christmas story that depicts Santa Claus as a servant of God who embodies the spirit of giving was just announced the winner of the Christian Inspiration category of the 2013 USA Book Awards, bringing its total number of honors to fourteen for this year.

Tamara Amos, David W. Luebbert, Karen Eagle, Santa Claus, ICRS, Book Signing

Author Tamara Amos and illustrator David W. Luebbert sign copies of their award-winning book, Gift of a Servant

Good St. Nick is being showered with gifts in the literary world as a new story told in verse that honors his history of gift-giving is recognized by the 2013 book award competitions. Gift of a Servant by Tamara Amos has earned recognition in eight categories of twelve literary competitions this year, most recently in the tenth annual USA Best Book Awards held by USA Book News.

Santa is definitely on the nice list this year, and here is the list of the awards he has won with Gift of a Servant:

  •     USA Best Book Awards: Christian Inspiration – Winner
  •     Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards: Holiday – Silver Medalist
  •     International Book Awards: Christian Inspirational – Winner
  •     Mom’s Choice Awards: Children’s Religious Picture Book – Winner, Gold
  •     Beverly Hills Book Awards: Holiday – Winner
  •     Global Book Contest: Children’s Fiction – Winner
  •     Readers’ Favorite Readers’ Choice Awards: Inspirational Poetry – Winner, Silver
  •     Indie Excellence Awards: Gift book – Winner
  •     Indie Excellence Awards: Religious Children’s Book – Winner
  •     Indie Excellence Awards: Holiday – Finalist
  •     San Francisco Book Awards: Spiritual – Runner-Up
  •     Paris Book Festival: Spiritual – Honorable Mention
  •     Hollywood Book Festival: Spiritual – Honorable Mention
  •     New York Book Festival: Spiritual – Honorable Mention

Gift of a Servant is a fictional tale about a father who is disheartened by the commercialization of Christmas and waits up on Christmas Eve to demand retirement from Santa Claus. When good St. Nick arrives, however, he brings an unexpected gift: a glimpse into his soul where Dad realizes that the reason for Santa’s annual visit is to bring "gifts of love from Heaven above" to God’s children as symbols of His love for them. Published in 2013 by Mystical Rose Inspirations, written in verse by Tamara Amos and illustrated by David W. Luebbert, it is available in deluxe hardcover, e-book, and kindle editions on the website:,, and in Christian book stores.

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