The Spider Who Saved Christmas

$17.95

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The Spider Who Saved Christmas tells the tale of what happened to the Holy Family on their way to Egypt after receiving the message of the angel. When Joseph, Mary, and Jesus are in danger of being discovered and harmed by Herod’s murderous soldiers, a cave-dwelling spider named Nephila risks her and her children’s safety to help her hallowed visitors. 

Majestically illustrated by artist Randy Gallegos, EWTN host Raymond Arroyo’s moving story sheds new light on a family of Golden Silk Orb Weavers, whose silk is considered the most precious of all and is displayed at Christmastime in the sparkling tinsel that glints from evergreen trees the world over. After reading this book, you’ll always remember Nephila in the twinkling tinsel. Though small and feared, she met divinity and reflected His light as only she could. 

Like each of us … she was there for a reason.

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"Raymond Arroyo's touching, 'The Spider Who Saved Christmas' reveals that light can be found in even the darkest of circumstances. This is beautifully crafted, multi-sensory storytelling that speaks to what each of us is experiencing today--and the hope that is ever present if we take the time to seek it."

Roma Downey
Award-Winning Actress, Producer, and Author
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"In 'The Spider Who Saved Christmas' we instantly meet a new friend who will be with us forever. There are remarkable layers of depth exposed in this beautiful, and all but forgotten legend. Raymond Arroyo deftly fuses the tragic with the miraculous, allowing readers young and old to discover the wonder of the Christmas story as never before."

Gary Sinise
Actor, Director, Founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation
  • Pages: 40
  • Format(s): Hardback
  • ISBN: 978-1-64413-211-1
  • Product Code: 2111
  • Availability: In Stock
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A beautiful book for children with stunning illustrations.
The story is simple and will be easy for young children to understand and the beautifully colored and robust illustrations will delight them. One thing I especially loved: Joseph here is depicted as a young man in his prime., not as an elderly man as in former times. He is bold and strong and protective. And the spider is portrayed as very cute, and his golden web as intricate and precious. A great book to read to your children, or add it to their growing collection; a book to give to friends with kids, or to the kid on your block who will love it. And who knows, the book might go a long way to preventing insect phobias in the little ones who respond to it.
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I can’t wait for my Grandchildren to come here!
I ordered this he first time it was mentioned by Raymond Arroyo on Fox! I couldn’t wait to get it! Now I have it and can’t wait for my grands to come this weekend! We always do a “theme” Christmas and this year it’s going to be Nephila and her web! This story is wonderful! The story is beautiful written. The artwork is gorgeous! I ordered mine from Amazon and it arrived in perfect condition! (I have a feeling it will be worn somewhat due to being read over and over!). Thank you Mr. Arroyo!
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Beautiful Christmas story
Story is beautiful and illustrations are nice.
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