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Covenant Communications

"CHRISTMAS CROSSROADS," by Alma J. Yates, Covenant Communications, $9.99, 100 pages (f)

Alma Yates delivers a heartfelt Christmas story of forgiveness, miracles and second chances in his book "Christmas Crossroads."

JP Morrison finds himself trapped in a snowstorm at a Colorado gas station not far from home. After graduating high school, JP decided to leave his family and Mormon faith to live in the fast lane for two years.

Finding refuge and warmth inside, JP meets with other stranded souls, including a young woman named Genie. She reminds him of the man he could still become. Yates unravels Morrison’s touching story, explaining why he decided to leave his family and faith, and why he feels he can’t go home.

During his time at the gas station, JP is guided to certain people, including a small family from Provo. He provides Christmas miracles for this small family, and others, that only encourages and leads him to his own Christmas miracle.

Yates is a Brigham City native and Brigham Young University graduate. He and his wife are currently serving an mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Mexico Mexico City East Mission.

Micah Klug graduated with her bachelor’s degree in health care administration from BYU-Idaho. She currently resides in Rexburg, Idaho.