Cleveland Ga., – Truett-McConnell College is pleased to host a book signing for published author and multi-GMA Dove Award winning lyricist Nan Corbitt Allen Saturday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Miller Hall Atrium on Truett-McConnell College’s campus. The event is free and open to the pubic.

From the ancient biblical story to those modern holiday favorites we watch on television every year and for those who seek meaning in the chaos of Christmas, Yuletide Blessings gathers truths, myths, and legends that point readers back to the reason for the season. A perfect companion for quiet nights by the colorfully lit tree, this cozy book of brief essays is topically arranged by author Nan Corbitt Allen. The biblical roots of Christmas are explored in separate entries about angels, shepherds, Mary and Joseph, the wise men, and the little town of Bethlehem. Next, we learn stories behind characters and traditions that followed: the little drummer boy, decorations, St. Nicholas, and more. The unique origins of select Christmas carols are also revealed, inspiring accounts of Christmas during wartime testify to the wonder of peace, and we get the inside scoop on how A Charlie Brown Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life came to be such staples of the season. After enjoying these recollections, you are invited to stay mindful of personal yuletide blessings by writing your own favorite Christmas memories at the end of the book.

About the author:

Nan Corbitt Allen is a multiple Dove Award winning lyricist whose songs and dramas have reached across the U.S. and around the world. Her first novel Asylum (2004, Moody Press) was the feature fiction selection for Crossings Book Club. Her first non-fiction book The Words We Sing (2010, Beacon Hill Press) is a refreshing look at words and phrases worshippers sing on Sundays but hardly use otherwise. Her second novel Watercolor Summer was released in 2011. Her fourth book Yuletide Blessings: Christmas Stories That Warm the Heart released October, 2013. Nan is a native of Geneva, Alabama, and a graduate of The University of Alabama in Communication. She lives with her husband, Dennis, in the lovely hamlet of Cleveland, Ga. They have two grown sons and perfect grandchildren. Dennis is assistant professor of worship and church music at Truett-McConnell College.


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