Strength Will Not Save, But Love Just Might!

A tree is torn from his forest home and all that he loves, but there is courage in the heart of a little boy to protect his belovèd tree.

The author dreamt up this story after witnessing the abandonment of trees on city sidewalks after Christmas, but here his invention of a magical journey for one such tree will transport you through time and space and otherworldly encounter.

In the tradition of our timeless fairy tales, and now joined by the author’s captivating narration, The Christmas Tree is a book for all ages, imparting a hope that embraces all of humanity, a testament to love in this world and the next.

Now let your imagination take flight with its wonders!

“This small book packs more punch than 12 volumes of theological discourse. I highly highly recommend it as a teaching tool for pastors, church educators, and those who want to explain Christianity to others… so hopeful, so loving, so lovely, and faith-filled.”
Andrea L. Stoeckel


“A very timely spiritual Christian story for the holiday season… truly amazing… a moving audiobook that held my attention through the entire production. The narration was provided by the author himself, with a performance I found to be engaging, spirited, and moving.”

Joe Mahoney


“By the end had me in tears both of sadness and joy!… I will be reminded of this beautiful little book every year at Christmas from now on!!!!”

DD Gott


“Lyrical, spiritually enchanting… an important part of our literature.”

San Francisco Review of Books

Hear the Author read from The Christmas Tree


Audiobook excerpts

Five excerpts from Abdiel’s audiobook narration.

1/ The Christmas Tree arrives in his new home.
“Two nights had come and gone… began to heal in the vessel of water at his foot.”
(00:00, from Chapter 2)

2/ The Christmas Tree becomes part of a Nativity scene.
“Finally, the day they called Christmas… a glory that illuminated all the upturned faces.”
(5:36, from Chapter 3)

3/ The Christmas Tree awakes to Christmas Day!
“But now, amidst the laughter, the baby creature… ‘…when we’re not looking?’ “
(10:34, from Chapter 3)

4/ The Christmas Tree and his sister are transformed!
“She took him by the hand and led him upstream… and the wings were flying!”
(13:23, from Chapter 7)

5/ Our Christmas Tree arrives at the River of Life!
“Our tree found himself again… the sparrow, who landed in his topmost branches.”
(17:35, from Chapter 8)