We are all familiar with the famous Christmas story, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge learns about the true meaning of Christmas and giving when he is visited by three ghosts. The spirits of the past, present and future reveal to him that he is living a life of greed and selfishness. During the joyous Christmas season Scrooge learns that by giving to others he can find true happiness. This story has been told and retold many times over for all ages.
Charles Dickens also introduced us to Ebeneezer’s business partner, Jacob Marley. Although all we learn in A Christmas Carol is that Marley was his partner and had recently died. We don’t know how he died or what kind of person he was.
When I found out that R. William Bennett wrote a book about Jacob T. Marley I became curiouser and curiouser. Who was this man?
In Jacob T. Marley, R. William Bennett brilliantly explains the life of Marley from when he was a boy to how he built his business and partnered with Ebeneezer Scrooge.
Marley was miserly just like his partner. But why didn’t he get a second chance like Scrooge? Or did he? Jacob Marley is also visited by a spirit who teaches him a lesson about life. Why was Marley allowed to return to visit Scrooge? These questions are answered in “The story of the ghost who visited Scrooge Jacob T. Marley.” This book is a clever story of salvation and forgiveness; a must read for Christmas this year.
Jacob T. Marley is available to purchase on Amazon.com as a Kindle book, hardcover or audio CD.
*Disclosure I received a copy of Jacob T. Marley, the advanced reader’s edition from Smith Publicity, Inc. in exchange for this review. All opinions are accurate and 100% mine.
Cascia Talbert is a busy blogger, publisher, freelance writer, online merchant and mother of five children, living in The Pacific Northwest. With a B.A. in history and law and a passion for writing and staying healthy, she started The Healthy Moms Magazine in 2007. The Healthy Moms Magazine is currently ranked the top health blog for moms and features several health expert writers and mom bloggers. Ms. Talbert believes that if mothers are well educated on health issues and how to stay healthy, they can pass that information down to their children and reverse the childhood obesity statistics in the U.S.
Ms. Talbert is a featured health blogger at Wellsphere.com and her articles can also be found on ezinearticles.com. She also runs the Healthy Moms Social Network on Ning, manages Mom’s Natural Health and Wellness Store, and is on the Social Media Advisory Board for America’s Wellness Challenge.