From the Author, P.W. Adams:
In late December of 2013 my health took a turn for the worse. I had begun to rapidly lose weight and became very pale. At the same time I started having allergic reactions to all types of food. But because I had lost my job and couldn’t afford Obamacare, or to see a doctor, I did what I could. For several months I was surviving on what food I could tolerate (which wasn’t much) and Benadryl. By mid-January I had lost 70 pounds.
Frankly, I thought I was dying. From what, I had no idea. But suddenly the most important things in my life became crystal clear. I realized that if I was to be called home to heaven there were a ton of things left for me to do and no time left to do them.
One of those things was the realization that I wouldn’t be here to help my family. Considering that it was almost Christmas, it terrified me to think that my wife would have to discuss the secret of Christmas and Santa with our child without me (Our child had finally reached that age). As with most people, when I was 10 and my parents sat me down to tell me about what was really happening at Christmas, I was devastated. So I became determined to find a better way to break the news. A way that might truly explain the biblical reasons behind secret gift giving, but in a fun way.
So on Christmas day, while sitting in the living room at my sister-in-laws house, I sat down, researched, and wrote (in one day) what has come to be my second book, The Secret Organization of St. Nicholas.
If people realize it or not, when they choose to give gifts in secret they become a member of The Secret Organization of St. Nicholas, or S.O.O.N. Members of S.O.O.N. have decided to follow the example of their patron saint, St. Nicholas, by giving gifts to the needy and their loved ones in the darkness of night, and in secret, so that they may give all glory and praise to God. But in the end, the Secret to Christmas, Santa, S.O.O.N., and God is Love. I fear that fact is lost amidst the materialism and hustle and bustle of the holiday season.
Months later, after I had found full-time employment and once again had health insurance, I discovered that I am suffering from fat malabsorption caused from damage to my intestines from Celiacs disease and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. The doctor told me that had I weigh less than I did originally, and hadn’t stablized my weight through my diet, I would have most likely lost my life. And while I am still on a very restrictive diet, and suffer from food sensitivities, I am alive and very thankful to be here.
I never wrote this book for publication. I wrote it specifically for my wife in case I was no longer here to help her. But after being encouraged by family members, and members of the clergy, I have decided to publish this book in the hopes that it will help others with the difficult task of explaining Christmas and jolly, old St. Nick.
I can only hope it helps others, as much as it helped me.
You can purchase your copy of The Secret Organization of St. Nicholas Here.
*This book is meant to be a tool that parents can go through during a discussion with their children. Do not just hand the book to your child and tell them to read it alone.
You can find information on P.W. Adam’s other book at IndiscernibleTyranny.com.