|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||May 2013|
|Number of Pages:||279|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.85|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||5.25 x 8.25 x 1.0|
Richard Paul Evans was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 11, 1962. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Utah in 1984. In 1992 while he was an advertising executive, he wrote a story about parental love and the meaning of Christmas for his daughters. The story, The Christmas Box, was copied and passed around to relatives and friends, and was published. It was adapted as an Emmy-winning television movie in 1995 starring Richard Thomas and Maureen O'Hara.
His other fiction works include The Locket, A Perfect Day, Promise Me, Lost December, and A Winter Dream. His series include the Christmas Box series, The Walk series, and the Michael Vey series. He also writes non-fiction works including The Christmas Box Miracle: My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing, and Hope, The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me about Life and Wealth, and The Five Lessons a Millionaire Taught Me for Women.
He has won several awards for his books including Romantic Times best women's novel for The Sunflower, the 1998 American Mothers book award and two first place Storytelling World awards. He made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013 with his title A Step of Faith. He is also a public speaker, traveling the country to bring awareness of the problem of neglected and abused children. In 1997, he used his Christmas Box Foundation to begin a shelter for abused and neglected children called the Christmas Box House.
Life isnot lived in the long, downhill stretches of expressways, but in the obscure, perilous trails and back roads where we stumble and feel our way through thefog of our unknowing. Life is not a run. It is just one step of faith afteranother.
Alan Christoffersenlost his heart when his wife was killed in an accident almost one year ago. Helost his trust when his business partner stole his advertising business. Helost his home when the bank took his house. So Alan decided to leave hispainful memories behind and walk from Seattle to the farthest point on the map, Key West, but in St. Louis, he is forced to stop.
Because hissevere vertigo is diagnosed as the side effect of a brain tumor, Alan must goto Los Angeles for treatment. He is surrounded by those who care most for him: his father, who is happy to have Alan back in his childhood home; Falene, whohas been by his side through his most difficult times; and Nicole, who helpedhim recover from a mugging in Spokane. One by one, Alan alienates them all, andhe resumes his journey in angry loneliness. The people he meets as he walks thedusty southern back roads have lessons to teach Alan about accepting love. He just has to have faith that life can be worth living again—and that the womanhe rejected will be willing to forgive him.
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