New Xulon Title Filled with Christmas Cheer and a Big Surprise Henry provides family story with the perfect balance of Christ and Santa Claus

MAITLAND, Fla., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Within the pages of Gary Henry's new book, When Santa Claus Prayed ($9.99, paperback, 9781628396317; $4.99, e-book, 9781628396324) readers will meet Sammy, a little boy that wants Santa Claus to have the spotlight at Christmas time. Sammy is in for the surprise of his life when he finally meets Santa and learns what Santa really thinks about Christmas—that in the manger lays the brightest "Star" of Christmas.


"This book is completely original, yet realistic in its story, dialogue, and message, providing striking mental imagery and illustrations, including an unexpected twist at the end," states the author. "It will stay with you forever."

Gary Henry and his wife, Darla, reside near Rimersburg, Pennsylvania. They have raised three children and are now enjoying three young grandchildren. Gary has recently retired after thirty-five years of teaching in various grade levels at Keystone Elementary School. He and several friends have enjoyed singing songs and telling stories to children throughout his career. He has witnessed the love and need young readers have for stories they can truly relate to, and stories that provide positive examples for their lives.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order When Santa Claus Prayed through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Gary Henry, Xulon Press, 866-381-2665,

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