‘The Christmas List’ to be reviewed at First Baptist Church


Richard Paul Evans has written “The Christmas List,” a wonderful inspirational novel with a strong message of love, redemption and hope, and Jeanne Cheek will review the book at 10 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall of First Baptist Church, 6501 Hazel St.

This is a Christmas book that lifts the reader’s spirit while making the eyes a bit misty. You will feel good about life; inspired and grateful for experiencing the true meaning of Christmas and the unconditional love and peace that comes from seeking forgiveness. Above all else, you will have a better attitude about society in general; realizing that life is too short to worry about trivial details. It is far more important to understand how much you care for those about you, and appreciate things that you previously may have taken for granted.

“The Christmas List” is told with a flowing mastery and is an easy fast read, but emotional, motivational and will likely move the reader more to doing for others at Christmas rather than adding to the tinsel on your own tree. The pages will knot your heartstrings in a brutally honest and rugged journey of a different Scrooge.

Cheek has previously presented book reviews for First Baptist Church and is actively involved in the Pine Bluff community, where she is a member of Grace Episcopal Church, and serves on the board at Trinity Village, where she is a resident and serves as librarian. She is a member of the Pine Bluff Art League, having served two terms as vice president. She is a member and past president of the Pine Bluff Musical Coterie and serves on the board of the Notables. She has had a long association with the Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas, performing in 10 performances and producing costumes for four years. She is an active member of the 20th Century Literary Club and an avid reader.

Following the review, hand-crafted door prizes by Anna Bess Westerfield will be furnished and refreshments will be served.

The public is invited to attend.