A Tolstoy Christmas Story Reading

19 minutes

In this special episode on Christmas Day, Ben reads a Christmas story by Leo Tolstoy. The story is called Papa Panov's Special Christmas. Why did we choose a story by Tolstoy? He was a great philosopher, essayist, and writer.  You may remember that he wrote Anna Karenina and War and Peace.  Did you also know that Dr. Martin Luther King was a great reader and student of Tolstoy?  It's true. So, we selected a Christmas story by Tolstoy that discusses kindness and compassion based on the biblical verse: "For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me..." (Matthew 25:35). ETT Team member Ben Koponen reads this gentle and loving Christmas story.

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