The Christmas Sweater (Unabridged)
by Glenn Beck
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The #1 New York Times best-selling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love. "We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor - we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together...." When Eddie was 12 years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder - and money tighter - since his father died and the family bakery closed, Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly 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 - and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell - 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 offers us a glimpse of our own lives - while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.
This is a deeply touching story with a very good message. This is a must have. I bought the book for myself but I want my kids to listen to the story and no one can read it better than Glenn Beck himself. He is an amazing story teller.
The New Christmas Classic
Glenn Beck has been inspired to deliver a special Christmas message to the world. This book will make you laugh one minute and have you in tears the next. This book is a must read if you have a heart and believe in the power of the Christmas Spirit. This book's message of hope and goodness will inspire you to truly make a difference. You will read (or listen) to the book in one sitting. You will make it a family tradition each year during the holiday season. I highly recommend this book.
Excelent easy read and grate gift idea
You will laugh, cry and be blessed. This could become a Christmas classic. With economic times being bushed to the limits this can inspire you to re-think your life habbits.