Tom Hollis’s Newly Released “The Boy That Christmas Saved” is a Beautiful Illustrated Story of a Boy Receiving the Best Present of All—a Second Chance

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“The Boy That Christmas Saved” from Christian Faith Publishing author Tom Hollis is a compelling children’s tale that entertainingly relays the true reason for the season through the story of a naughty, guilt-ridden boy who realizes that Jesus was born for people like him.

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“The Boy That Christmas Saved”: a feel-good story for the holidays, is the creation of published author Tom Hollis, a first-career United Methodist pastor based in North Carolina. He is a married father of three and has authored and illustrated a number of storybook sermons for children as a part of his uniquely relational style of preaching.

“Christmas is not endangered, frail, or fragile,” writes Hollis. “Christmas is God’s work to infuse divine grace into the world. The power of Christmas is the nativity of Jesus Christ, which no creature ever could have devised or delivered. No creature needs to ‘save Christmas.’ On the contrary, it is Christmas that saves us. God’s gift of Christmas has the inherent power to melt or mend hearts and introduce us to a new beginning in life. This is the reason for this happy little story, The Boy That Christmas Saved.

“It’s Christmas morning in the Hoffheffer home, but seven-year-old Hiram is hiding in his room for shame. Hiram knows he has been a bad boy and fears the consequences. When Hilda and Hector, Hiram’s parents, grow worried about him, they use some extreme and humorous tactics to placate their son. They discover, however, that salvation and new beginnings are things that only God can do, and Christmas is the perfect day for it.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Tom Hollis’s new book is a beautifully conceived work of art for the whole family that packs in equal measure delightful humor, tender emotion, and meaningful moments.

Combining the endearing pencil illustrations and simple, clever storytelling, Hollis refocuses the message of Christmas in an entirely convincing way, successfully preaching to children without being preachy.

View a synopsis of “The Boy That Christmas Saved” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “The Boy That Christmas Saved” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “The Boy That Christmas Saved”, contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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