Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The Cross and the Water Tower by Patrick Mangan

The Cross and the Water Tower, A Christmas Story was written and illustrated by a group of talented teenage cousins. The story is inspired by a true story.
In 1989, the American Atheists threatened to sue a small Midwestern town to force the removal of the villagers’ crosses from their water towers. The town complied to avoid a costly legal battle. But the story did not end there. The residents then erected crosses everywhere in the town, on homes, businesses, cars, fences, barns - everywhere.

The town’s reaction is the inspiration to this fictional story. This story is not only very entertaining, but has, of course, a very timely theme.

This is a beautiful children’s story done by young people and very well llustrated. Any Catholic family should be happy to have this among their children’s book. I enthusiastically endorse The Cross and the Water Tower.
-Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR Author

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