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Courage, Love & the Meaning of Christmas

Reader Comment:
A fantastic book!
By J. Partridge
I really loved this book. I read it in two nights — practically couldn’t put it down. Roundy is a pro in this genre. He really captures the heart of interpersonal interactions and relationships, and mixes in the right amount of suspense and adventure. And he takes a much needed and profound look at the real meaning and purpose of life. An excellent read! (And I’m excited that this story about Spencer is a trilogy!)

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Spencer Cook is searching for the Meaning of Life, but time is running out. He is searching for love, and time is running out. He is frantically searching for a girl, lost somewhere out in a cold winter storm, and time is running out.

Lucky for him, courage changes everything.

Follow Spencer through a magical, whirlwind Christmas vacation full of adventure, romance, and intense personal growth. When you finish, your perspective of Life and Christmas will change forever.

Courage, Love and the Meaning of Christmas provides a complete guide to the Meaning of Life hidden between the lines of a magical, engaging, page-turning, thrilling novel packed with laugh-out-loud, cry-along, and shout-for-joy moments.

The original version of this popular holiday story spent two years in Amazon.com’s top 200 rankings and earned a reputation as an engaging and difficult-to-put-down book.

You’ll also enjoy the sequel, The Perfect Gift, packed with more surprises, insights, and moments that will make you want to stand up and shout “Hooray!”

Author and university writing instructor Shaun Roundy completed this major revision of the popular Gone but not Forgotten just in time for Christmas 2009. In this new & significantly-improved version, several characters have been deepened and improved, the plot has been adjusted and made even more enjoyable, the writing has been generally improved, and extensive additions have been added to clarify your understanding of what the Meaning of Life means and how to attain it.

Click the “Click to Look Inside!” icon at Amazon.com to read the first few chapters and get a small taste of the engaging story and characters. From there, the plot grows deeper with every chapter.

You’ll also want to pick up the sequel, The Perfect Gift.

150 pages. Price: $11.79 Price reduced for 2011: $7.99 and worth every cent. Get free shipping on orders over $9.99. (Otherwise choose the Fall Special for $2 shipping).


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8 Responses to “Courage, Love & the Meaning of Christmas”

  1. Brad says:

    This book was not what I expected! I expected another mediocre-but-mildly-touching Christmas tear-jerker.

    Instead, I found a very interesting story that every time I had to put it down, I couldn’t wait to pick it up again. I just finished reading it and ordered the sequel, plus a few more of this one for gifts. Hurry up, Mr. Mailman!

  2. Shaun Roundy says:

    Here’s a reader comment posted on Amazon.com (http://tinyurl.com/christmasbook) by “Werd Smythe”:

    I totally love this book! In so many ways. The story is interesting and moving, the writing is vivid, the characters are well defined, I learned a lot about the meaning of life, but mostly, it was really fun to read. I rarely read the same thing twice, but this once I certainly will.

  3. Shaun Roundy says:

    Here’s a reader comment posted on Amazon.com (http://tinyurl.com/christmasbook) by “J Partridge”:

    A fantastic book!
    I really loved this book. I read it in two nights — practically couldn’t put it down. Roundy is a pro in this genre. He really captures the heart of interpersonal interactions and relationships, and mixes in the right amount of suspense and adventure. And he takes a much needed and profound look at the real meaning and purpose of life. An excellent read! (And I’m excited that this story about Spencer is a trilogy!)

  4. Shaun Roundy says:

    And here’s a portion of a friend’s highly-complimentary blog post that references this book (thanks, Melanee!):

    Let’s just say that I don’t impress easily. Accomplishments, titles, income, belongings, travel, resume, and physical beauty just don’t impress or intimidate me at all. To me, it’s just a swirl of dust around a person whose clearest essence originates in the heart.

    No, I’m not easily impressed, unless, of course, you’re talking about this one eensy weensy accomplishment. Unless you’re talking about the amazingness of a being a published author. Sigh. An author who writes from a place of truth and soulful generosity. Sigh again. An author who seeks not to answer, but to ask the questions that inspire deep consideration, embodied within engaging and page turning stories. Sigh, sigh, and sigh. Now that is impressive.

    Part of a trilogy, this is Shaun’s latest novel just in time for Christmas. It’s called Courage, Love, and the Meaning of Christmas.

    As Ben Jonson states in Timber or Discovery, “As a man speaks, so is he. Speak that I may see thee.” Your works, Shaun, read like you. On the surface, they are timeless and understated, until one exercises the courage to take their foot off the edge of the ocean, and swim in satisfying waters that are 70,000 fathoms deep.

    To a world who will awaken with a passion to dive into the deep, and
    To the most wholly courageous and compassionate friend I have ever known:
    Thank-you Shaun for sharing your luminous gifts with our world.

    Taken from: http://readytoglow.blogspot.com/2009/12/courage-love-and-meaning-of-christmas.html

  5. LYNN PULSIPHER says:

    I picked up a second copy of Gone But Not Forgotten at the Provo DI today for $2, but this one has a stamp on the inside front cover for The Perfect Gift. I have done four compilations, so I find myself ‘proof-reading’ when I read. There were alot of type-setting errors in the first copy I got, so I am looking forward to seeing what the differences are and if type-setting corrections have been made, since the first copy did NOT have The Perfect Gift stamp on the inside cover. I am looking forward to its sequel arriving.

  6. Shaun Roundy says:

    Actually, all copies of Gone but not Forgotten were published at the same time – in much too big of a hurry and with font substitution adding more typos at the printers. The stamp inside the front cover was added ten years later when the revision was finished with the new title. It’s quite different! Though the basic story and characters don’t change, just some sequencing, character depth, and other aspects.

  7. rebecca says:

    Love ur christmas books. please let me know when ur next book is available.

  8. Shaun Roundy says:

    Thanks, and I’m glad you enjoyed them!

    If you’ll send a message to heaven@shaunroundy.com, you’ll automatically be added to the list and be the first to know when A Fall from Heaven is ready.

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