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Merry Christmas!

More than 2,000 years ago, a brilliant star shone in the East.  Wise men traveled far, far afield.  I mean, they were a long distance away.  And they came and they stood with us under the star, where they found the Holy Family in Bethlehem.  As the Bible tells us, when the Wise Men “had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down and worshipped him.

Christians give thanks that the Son of God came into the world to save humanity.  Jesus Christ inspires us to love one another with hearts full of generosity and grace…."
—From President Trump's Comments at the Lighting of the National Christmas Tree 2019. Read On

Featured Video: The Amazing History of Christmas with Bill Federer
Featured Video: PPresidentThe Amazing History of Christmas

Jerry NewcombeSome Presidential Reflections on Christmas
Guest essay by Jerry Newcombe

In the last few decades, we have somehow been conned into the idea that there is a strict separation of God and state in the public square of America. But that is so clearly out of step with our traditions, including our Christmas traditions.

Some past presidents have made interesting Christmas observations worth sharing. I acknowledge my thanks to author/speaker Bill Federer and his book, America’s God and Country, which has been quoted by the Supreme Court (Greece v. Galloway, 2014). Read On

  The Book that Made America

The Book that Made America
How the Bible Formed Our Nation

Book by Jerry Newcombe

The Book that Made America: How the Bible Formed Our Nation comprehensively documents, with joy, America’s deep roots in the Bible of the Christian faith. From our first civil compacts and the New England Primer textbook, to the declaration of every state constitution and the declaration of the United States Supreme Court’s Trinity decision of 1892, America cries out that its traditions have resulted from an abiding faith in the God of the Holy Bible.
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Zacharias’ Prophecy

“Now his father Zacharias was filled with the Holy Spirit, and prophesied, saying: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, For He has visited and redeemed His people, And has raised up a horn of salvation for us In the house of His servant David, As He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets, have been since the world began, That we should be saved from our enemies And from the hand of all who hate us, To perform the mercy promised to our fathers And to remember His holy covenant, The oath which He swore to our father Abraham: To grant us that we, Being delivered from the hand of our enemies, Might serve Him without fear, In holiness and righteousness before Him all the days of our life. ‘And you, child, will be called the prophet of the Highest; For you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare His ways, To give knowledge of salvation to His people By the remission of their sins, Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.’”
—Luke 1:67-79 © NKJV

Peter HammondGifts and Giving
Guest essay by Peter Hammond

Christmas is the season of giving. Why do we give and receive gifts at Christmas time? After all, it’s not our birthday! Why do some exchange their gifts on Christmas Eve, while others do so on Christmas Day?

A Biblical day began at sunset. God’s day begins in darkness and ends in light. Today, with our electricity and clocks we calculate days from midnight to midnight. Man’s day begins in darkness and ends in darkness.

So Christmas Day, 25 December, Biblically, begins as the sun sets on Christmas Eve, 24 December. For this reason, many families, from Germanic and Nordic ancestry, celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve.

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“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence
clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of
hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."
—H.L. Mencken
(contributed by Dr. Ted Baehr, Movieguide)

Featured NPI Titles
Hymn Restoration 101 Treasured Hymns with Devotions

Hymn Restoration
101 Treasured Hymns with Devotions

Book by Dino & Cheryl Kartsonakis 

Renowned piano virtuoso Dino Kartsonakis has brought his love of sacred music to the task of selecting 101 of the best from the vast history of hymns. In this hymnal book these musical treasures are presented alongside devotions that expand on their themes, written by Cheryl Kartsonakis. On the CDs, Dino presents his musical interpretations of all 101 hymns. Sing and play, read, listen, and pray with Dino and Cheryl!
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With My Rifle By My Side A Second Amendment Lesson

With My Rifle By My Side
A Second Amendment Lesson

Book by Kimberly Jo Simac

A charming children’s story written in verse that reclaims American values through the perspective of a young boy. The boy enjoys sharing in the experience of hunting with his Dad and sister. He also learns about gun safety as he learns how to shoot his own rifle. After taking part in their outdoor activities, the boy’s family learns about our nation’s history as they visit American monuments. The boy begins to understand the solemn necessity of firearms as they pertain to America’s foundation and the preservation of our liberty. He hears stories that inspire the boy to do his part to preserve American freedom, to protect his family, and to carry on the legacy of the nation’s founders. 
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West Oversea A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventure and Faith

West Oversea
A Norse Saga of Mystery, Adventure and Faith

Book by Lars Walker 

Lars Walker’s third novel about the Vikings begins in the year 1001. King Olaf Trygvesson is dead, but his sister’s husband, Erling Skjalgsson, carries on his dream of a Christian Norway that preserves its traditional freedoms. Rather than do a dishonorable deed, Erling relinquishes his power and lands. He and his household board ships and sail west to find a new life with Leif Eriksson in Greenland. This voyage, though, will be longer and more dangerous than they ever imagined. It will take them to an unexplored country few Europeans had seen. Demonic forces will pursue them, but the greatest danger of all may be in a dark secret carried by Father Aillil, Erling’s Irish priest..
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The Brave Boys of Derry or No Surrender!

The Brave Boys of Derry
or No Surrender!

Book by W. Stanley Martin  

The Brave Boys of Derry is a true historical narrative of how courageous young apprentices helped save their besieged Protestant town of Londonderry in 1689.

“Inside the city all was stir and bustle; the action of the apprentice lads had been like a spark to a barrel of gunpowder. The whole city was up. The gauntlet had been thrown down, and it was now to be a fight.” P. 15
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The Kingdom of the Rings

The Kingdom of the Rings

Book by Duane R. Lindberg   

Throughout the centuries, three mysterious golden rings make their way from the Coptic Church in Egypt to Norway in the 13th century and finally to modern-day America. What powerful secrets do they hold? Who carries those rings and why? What is to become of them? 

The Saga follows each of the rings through historic events in Europe and the Near East until they are carried by families from Norway and from Egypt by way of Germany in the great wave of immigration to the United States in the 18th and 19th centuries.

The story is steeped in history with actual historical settings and events spanning several centuries. This is a story of the passing and receiving of the Christian faith from immigrant ancestors and how the second coming of Christ was for them, and continues to be for us, an ever present hope throughout the centuries.
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Thy Will Be Done When All Nations Call God Blessed

Thy Will Be Done
When All Nations Call God Blessed

Book by Ron Kirk 

The world cries out for an imaginative but realistic Biblical guide to the life foreshadowed in Christ's model prayer. Here is no foolish utopia but rather a powerful depiction of a sinful world redeemed and transformed by Christ this side of eternity, as suggested by the prophets. A lifetime study of the Bible's prescriptions for loving God and loving man, including the best expressions of history, provides the fuel for this thoughtful extended, everyman essay.
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Jerry's Bookshelf

God's Silver Soldiers

God's Silver Soldiers

Graphic Novel by Art Greenhaw

Demons have kidnapped Angelica and taken her to hell. Our Silver Soldiers follow to rescue her from Lucifer’s clutches.

This 48-page edition includes the opening story in the No. 1 Origin Issue, and then picks up as the enemy appears victorious: Is this the end before it begins? Part 2 begins with a Descent into Hell!

Also, get a sneak peek at Tales of Nazareth the newest creation from Truthmonger Comics.
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There Really Is a Santa Claus
There Really Is a Santa Claus: History of Saint Nicholas & Christmas Holiday Traditions

Book by William J. Federer 

Saint Nicholas – Sinter Klaas – Santa Claus – Read the story of Nicholas, 3rd Century Bishop of Myra, Asia Minor (present day Turkey) and how over time stories of his holy, generous life were embellished into legend. Discover additions of writer Washington Irving, minister Clement Moore, Civil War illustrator Thomas Nast, Coca-Cola artist Haddom Sundblom. Explore fascinating origins of the 12 Days of Christmas, Christmas Tree, Carols, Kris Kringle, Creche’ scene, Poinsettia, Hanukkah… Relive events on Christmas throughout history, from Columbus to Valley Forge, the Great Depression to the Korean War.
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The Original 13

Conquering the Chaos (DVD)
Sound Strategies in an Uncertain World

Book by McAlvany Financial Group

National Bankruptcy. Hyper-inflation. Severe Credit Crisis. The Death of the Dollar and the Euro. Socialism. Even Martial Law. For the first time since the Great Depression, the world’s problems have become our problems. And the experts all agree things will only get worse. Are you and your family ready to survive the catasrophe?

Two years in the making, this 9-disc set is loaded with information the popular media and our so-called leaders are purposefully not warning you about. Featuring exclusive, never-before-seen interviews with some of the biggest names in both alternative and mainstream thought, this riveting documentary can also be used as an interactive tutorial on everything you need to know to stop the crisis from worsening – and what to do if all else fails.
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