Kent Rautenstraus is a frequent contributor to Science of Mind magazine. In December, he contributed “Letting Her Soul Surrender,” the story of renowned singer/songwriter Rickie Byars Beckwith. Kent Rautenstraus is also a talented musician, and Christmas often finds him near a piano—whether at Mile Hi Church in Denver where he is the music director and the principle pianist, or playing at a private holiday party. A few years ago, Kent recorded a Christmas CD of piano instrumentals on a richly resonant 1912 Steinway Concert Grand, and this CD, L’Esprit de Noel (translated as “the spirit of Christmas”) continues to attract national attention. Says a reviewer from the CD Baby website: If you're looking for a simple, elegant, and easy-on-the-ears Christmas album, look no further. With a classy blend of jazz vocabulary, classical and easy-listening stylistic touches, Kent Rautenstraus's album L'Esprit de Noel goes well with a glass of wine, quiet relaxation in front of the sparkling tree, and snow gently falling outside. Touching on favorite carols as well as less-known songs with a light-hearted approach, this album brings a warm, easy feeling to what can be a stressful time of year.” Another independent reviewer says, “This is without a doubt the BEST Christmas (YES CHRISTMAS!) CD I have ever purchased. I can't stop listening to it. The music is so soothing and comforting; this is an EVERYDAY CD!"