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In 'The Spider Who Saved Christmas' Raymond Arroyo Resurrects Enchanting Christmas Legend
The New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcast host Raymond Arroyo reveals forgotten Christmas story of the origin of tinsel

"Raymond Arroyo's touching, 
The Spider Who Saved Christmas reveals that light can be found in even the darkest of circumstances. This is beautifully crafted, multi-sensory storytelling that speaks to what each of us is experiencing today--and the hope that is ever present if we take the time to seek it." --Roma Downey, Award-winning actress, producer and author.

Sophia Institute Press
Aug. 20, 2020
BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2020 /Christian Newswire/ -- This October, Sophia Institute Press will release The Spider Who Saved Christmas created by New York Times bestselling author and award-winning broadcast journalist Raymond Arroyo and illustrated by Randy Gallegos. One of the most anticipated Christmas offerings, The Spider Who Saved Christmas, is an exquisite picture book slated for release Oct. 15 and available for preorder at: smarturl.it/SpiderChristmas.
The reimagined ancient legend is destined to earn its place among treasured family Christmas traditions for generations to come. Arroyo simultaneously entertains and inspires, while honoring the unfolding sacred mystery. In his signature cinematic literary style, Arroyo revives this all but lost Eastern European Nativity tale, which reveals the origin of Christmas tinsel. 
Through the eyes of a humble beloved spider, readers are treated to a fresh experience of the dramatic events surrounding the Holy Family. The "dangling visitor" named Nephila, plays a pivotal role in this faith-filled journey as she overcomes seemingly insurmountable circumstances and is swept up in the great miracle of Christmas.
The Spider Who Saved Christmas debuts as part of a larger "Legend Series" of planned self-contained, episodic stories.


About the Author:
Raymond Arroyo is a New York Times bestselling author, an international broadcaster host and managing editor of The World Over Live on EWTN and Fox News Contributor who has worked for CNN, MSNBC and the Associated Press.  Mr. Arroyo has made frequent appearances on The Ingraham Angle. The Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN Headline News, Access Hollywood and many more.  His work has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Newsweek, Time Magazine, The New Yorker, and elsewhere. A native New Orleanian, Mr. Arroyo is passionate about sharing the unique culture of his beloved Crescent City and the great state of Louisiana.  Earning a Telly Award, Arroyo produced, wrote and hosted a musical Christmas special for PBS called Christmastime in New Orleans with eponymous Billboard chart-topping soundtrack (Verve Records/AimHigher).  He has produced other Billboard topping musical projects including "The Birth of Christ" with Liam Neeson (Sony Classics).  His eight books, including his biography of Mother Angelica and his Best-selling multi-book Will Wilder Middle Grade series (Random House Kids) were all New York Times Bestsellers. Known for his penetrating interviews, Arroyo has interviewed the leading figures of the day.  Highlights include: Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Mel Gibson, Wendell Pierce, Placido Domingo, DeVon Franklin, Chef Leah Chase, Mary Higgins Clark, Aaron Neville, Tim Conway, Irma Thomas, Mark Burnett, Martin Sheen, Johnny Mathis, Jose Feliciano, Harry Connick Jr., Ashley Judd, Ellis Marsalis, Liv Tyler, Christian Bale, Kate Hudson and a groundbreaking interview with comic legend, Jerry Lewis, to name just a few.

Additional Endorsements:
"In The Spider Who Saved Christmas we instantly meet a new friend who will be with us forever. There are remarkable layers of depth exposed in this beautiful, and all but forgotten legend. Raymond Arroyo deftly fuses the tragic with the miraculous, allowing readers young and old to discover the wonder of the Christmas story as never before." 
Gary Sinise
Actor, Director, Founder of the Gary Sinise Foundation

"Grab the egg nog, gather around the tree, and read The Spider Who Saved Christmas to your family. It will enrich your holidays and shine new light on the true meaning of the season."
Mike Sweeney
Five-Time MLB All Star and KC Royals Hall of Famer

Request a Review Copy:
Members of the media may send an email to our Publicity Coordinator at slemieux@SophiaInstitute.com to receive a complimentary review copy of The Spider Who Saved Christmas or to schedule an interview with the author, Raymond Arroyo.

About Sophia Institute Press
Sophia Institute Press publishes and distributes faithful Catholic classics and new texts by the great and enduring figures of the Catholic intellectual tradition. Sophia was established to nurture the spiritual, moral, and cultural life of souls and to spread the Gospel of Christ in conformity with the authentic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church.

In 2013, Sophia launched Sophia Institute for Teachers, an initiative that provides classroom teachers with the instructional materials and catechetical training they need to educate their students and prepare them to live their lives as active and faithful Catholics.

Sophia also serves as a leading online source for Catholic community, devotions, and other spiritual and practical resources. Our three major online platforms include
www.CrisisMagazine.com, www.CatholicExchange.com, and www.EpicPew.com.
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CONTACT: Sarah Lemieux, 603-641-9344, slemieux@SophiaInstitute.com