The Santa Papers by Wally Metts


I loved this book. It is 40 pages of an excellent reminder of who Nicholas actually was. It would be a great story to read to your kids. It is easy to read, and perfect for kids 4th grade up to read by themselves.

I highly recommend this for and Christian family to read because it is always good to remember the why, how, and who in legends. I give it 5 of 5 stars. You can purchase this book here.


Santa, of course, is a commercial icon. But it is good to remember that the original version was a real pastor remembered for his kindness to children and to strangers 1700 years ago.

It is good for kids to know there was such a person and it is good for adults to be such a person.

To the degree The Santa Papers helps you think about an ancient pastor when you think of Santa, it will be a success.


Wally Metts is director of graduate studies in communication at Spring Arbor University in Spring Arbor, MI. He and his wife Katie raise barn cats and Christmas trees on a farm south of campus. His grandchildren call him Santa. He blogs on faith and culture at

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