Tyndale to Publish Christmas Book by Recording Artist Matthew West

We are pleased to announce that popular Christian music artist and songwriter Matthew West is publishing a book with us this November called 101 Simple and Thoughtful Ways to Give This Christmas Away.

The book was inspired by “Give This Christmas Away,” a song (recorded with Amy Grant) West was commissioned to write for the new VeggieTales Christmas DVD, Saint Nicholas – A Story of Joyful Giving, releasing this fall.

The book will feature the lyrics to the song “Give This Christmas Away” and Matthew West’s story of how he was inspired to write it. Each subsequent page of 101 Simple & Thoughtful Ways to Give This Christmas Away will contain one idea on the theme, plus an explanation on how to put it into practice, with a related Bible verse selected from the New Living Translation (NLT). The 101 ways will range from the seemingly insignificant ways—like holding the door for someone—to working with a ministry, such as Operation Christmas Child, and discovering what giving to that organization means in the life of a child.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the book — and keep an ear out to hear the single, “Give This Christmas Away” on the radio!

Christy Stroud

Christy Stroud

Christy is a publicist at Tyndale, working to get the best media coverage possible for our authors and products. She has worked on many campaigns including the New York Times bestseller "Winning Balance" by Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson, Phil Vischer’s What’s in the Bible? DVD series, "The Devil in Pew Number Seven" by Rebecca Alonzo, "Night of the Living Dead Christian" by Matt Mikalatos, the "Courageous" novelization by Randy Alcorn, and "Cupidity" and "Unstuff" by Michael and Hayley DiMarco. Christy enjoys being a wife, mom, and pug owner. You can often find her reading, running, training for triathlons, doing youth ministry, and occasionally horseback riding. She also blogs at http://www.christystroud.com.