Greenwood authors weave unique perspective on the Christmas story in new juvenile fiction

GREENWOOD, Ind. — This week marks the nationwide release of “‘Twas the Night Before Census,” an endearing new book by authors Bryan and Lisa Robards.

In “‘Twas the Night Before Census,” without knowing how important his place is in one of the most important moments in time, an innkeeper is given a chance to see and experience the birth of Christ firsthand. Come and see what he might have seen and felt that night so many years ago.

Having grown up hearing the story of the birth of Christ, Bryan often wondered what the innkeeper might have been thinking or feeling during the time when all these strange people were visiting his inn to see the baby. Using a familiar repose, you will find yourself taken to the moment when Jesus was born and how blessed and exciting a time it really was.

Published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises, the book is available through bookstores nationwide, from the publisher at, or by visiting or

Bryan and Lisa were married in 1993 and have raised four beautiful kids. They have lived in Indiana all their lives and are thankful for where God has led them. Hoping to share the message of Jesus Christ, they feel blessed to be part of the creation of this book and the wonderful message of hope it brings.

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