Additional Resources for The Real St. Nick: Leader, Legend or Lie
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Christmas Around the World by Brenda Trunkhill
This children's book shows how Christian boys and girls around the world celebrate Jesus' birth.
Saint Nicholas: The Real Story of the Christmas Legend by Julie Stiegemeyer
This children's book helps parents and teachers present the true story of Saint Nicholas to their children.
The Very First Christmas by Dr. Paul L. Maier
In this children's book a young boy wants to know the truth about the story of Jesus' birth at Christmas.
Maier and Wallace on Christmas
Dr. Paul Maier discusses Christmas with Phyllis Wallace on this LHM Woman to Woman radio broadcast.
Misconceptions about Christmas
This link includes many good points but includes one error; it wrongly states God did not use one of Mary's eggs in forming Jesus' physical body.
Did society create X-mas to take Christ out of Christmas?
This website examines the roots of using X to stand for Christ.
St. Nicholas in Tradition
Centuries of tradition give us the stories handed down by Christians concerning St. Nicholas, which give us a glimpse into his life.
The True Story
This website is dedicated to telling the true story of St. Nicholas
Early evidence of the life of St. Nicholas
British Forensic Team Reconstructs St. Nicholas' Face
This website describes the forensic reconstruction of St. Nicholas' face from his relics and links to an interview with the scientist.
How did we get from St. Nicholas to Santa Claus?
This website explores the transition from St. Nicholas to Santa Claus in the hands of Clement Moore, Thomas Nast, and Coca Cola.
St. Nicholas Around the World
This web page is full of links that show what St. Nicholas means to different countries, languages, and cultures.
Orphaned by the Plague
This website discusses the dreaded Plague of Cyprian, an illness that was probably brought back to the Roman Empire by its legions and that claimed both of Nicholas' parents.
Conflict at the Council of Nicea 325 AD
This website provides a summary and explanation of the Council of Nicea.
Emperor Diocletian and His Persecution
Read Eusebius' account of Diocletian's persecution in which St. Nicholas was imprisoned.
This is a timeline of the Diocletian persecution.
This website explains the significance of patron saints to Roman Catholics.
List of Saints
Here is a list of the saints in Roman Catholicism.
The Relics of St. Nicholas
This medieval manuscript describes the removal of St. Nicholas' relics from Bari to be placed in Myra in Italy.
Moving the Relics
A summary of the moving of the relics with pictures of the Basilica of Saint Nicholas in Bari.