Ive never come across this series but i did come across another super religious series.
when i was younger, I found these books called the left behind series(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Left_Behind) which are pretty much a fictional story about the rapture when jesus takes all the people who have declared their faith or something like that. apparently theres some prayer in some protestant denominations? anywho i just thought they were entertaining cause the idea of everyone disappearing was interesting. haha but i soon saw that these books were way,way religious in their message, i was probably 11 when i read the first few, so i stopped. but they were pretty well written and engaging, if absurd.
they really do try to make kids feel bad about not being christian in these books too, so i imagine a lot of churches and protestant groups pounced on these. i dont really know if it had a biblical basis, but i dont know much about most protestant groups, they're generally not that big in my part of australia.
those books hahah!! i went to a protestant school and had to do a book project on non fiction and the teacher gave me this book and i told her, "i dont believe in the rapture" and she gave me the bible and i said "nope"
Yeah.. well I'm the direct decedent of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, so top that!!!
IMHO Misty, that is the most apt possible analogy for the situation ever! To argue Jesus existed is like arguing Santa existed in that it's a conglomerate of quotes, deeds, and ideas that come from multiple sources in such a convoluted way to tear away the myth and legend is to lose the identity of the person who is Santa... Or Jesus.