"Glenn Beck's #1 " New York Times " bestselling holiday novel is now available on audio for only $14.99." When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder--and money tighter--since his father died, Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming ...
"Glenn Beck's #1 " New York Times " bestselling holiday novel is now available on audio for only $14.99." When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder--and money tighter--since his father died, Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room. Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart. Based on a deeply personal true story, "The Christmas Sweater " is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith, and forgiveness that makes us question whether we really know what's most important in our own lives.
I loved this book. I also read The Snow Angel by
Glen....truly both excellent reads. I couldn't put the books down. Waiting for more of the same.
Aug 18, 2011
Not to be forgotten story
This is a story of a young boy but it could be any one of us. It pulls the reader in for a surprise ending.
Aug 19, 2010
This book is GREAT!!! Read it! I couldn't put it down. I'm going to read it to my 7-year-old daughter.
Jan 8, 2009
A book I think everyone should read. It helps you to realize the true meaning of Christmas and God works in mysterious ways.
Jan 2, 2009
Wonderful Story for Many Ages
This is going to be one of my all time favorite books. It really makes you appreciate the here and now of what we have to be thankful for. Teenagers, grandparents, parents, etc... All can gain by reading this book. I have my own copy and bought 4 to give away. A must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Publishers Weekly, 2009-12-21 Beck channels his softer side to offer a Christmas parable featuring 12-year old Eddie, whose hopes for a shiny new bicycle for Christmas are dashed when he finds an ugly, handmade sweater waiting for him under the tree. Eddie pitches a fit, dismaying his hardworking single mother-but will he regret his ingratitude when older? Naturally. There are no surprises in this contrived story, which is further doomed by Beck's ham-handed and histrionic reading. The maudlin material would have been better served by a seasoned narrator capable of conveying believability and evoking genuine feeling. A Threshold hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Publishers Weekly, 2009-10-26 The radio and TV host's debut picture book repackages his adult novel of the same name into a short parable. Eddie wants a bike for Christmas, but his twinkly-eyed grandpa tells him that he doesn't see a bike in the boy's future, but rather a Christmas sweater. When a disappointed Eddie takes a dream journey to a snowy forest, he opens a package containing the sweater and is whisked into a procession of idyllic Christmastime moments with his mother, father and grandpa. In the morning, it's the sweater he's excited about, not the shiny bike. Dorman's warm, vintage-style digital illustrations complement Beck's unambiguous message. Ages 4-7. (Oct.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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