|Author:||Evans, Richard Paul|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster|
|Publish Date:||Oct 2002|
|Format:||School and Library|
|Number of Pages:||32|
|Shipping Weight (in pounds):||0.84|
|Product in Inches (L x W x H):||8.77 x 0.34 x 11.34|
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.
High in the mountains lies the town of Noel, surrounded by beautiful white walls and a great silver gate. Every year Alexander and his mother walk the long distance to Noel to watch the lighting of the village Christmas tree. This year Alexander learns that the Keeper of the Flame will choose the person who has given the truest gift of Christmas to light the flame. On his way to Noel, Alexander helps a poor old man he finds lying in the snow.
His act of charity is rewarded when he is chosen to light the Christmas flame. Alexander learns that it isn't what you have to give, but how you give of yourself that matters most.
Master storyteller Richard Paul Evans weaves a heartwarming tale of the true meaning of Christmas spirit.
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