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Marley was dead to begin with . . . These chillingly familiar words begin the classic Christmas tale of remorse and redemption in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. Now R. William Bennett rewinds the story and focuses the spotlight on Scrooge s miserly business partner, Jacob T. Marley, who was allowed to return as a ghost to warn Scrooge away from his ill-fated path. Why was Marley allowed to return? And why hadn t he been given the same chance as Ebenezer Scrooge? Or had he? Written with a voice reminiscent of Dickens, Jacob T. Marley is to A Christmas Carol as the world-famous Wicked is to The Wizard of Oz as this masterfully crafted story teaches of choices, consequences, and of the power of accountability. It is sure to become a Christmas favorite.

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Jacob T. Marley

by R. William Bennett

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It seems we are all familiar with the mean-spirited Mr. Scrooge. But what of his equally awful partner, Jacob Marley? In this tale, author R. William Bennett supposes Marley had more to do with Scrooge's change of heart than initially supposed. With excellent character descriptions and beautiful prose, Bennett leads readers on an emotional journey through time and into the afterlife. Readers will be touched by the book's message of hope, sacrifice and redemption. Jacob T. Marley is an inspiring story not just for the holiday season, but year round. 

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