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The Christmas Sweater

Format:  Hardcover,

284 pages

Publisher: Pocket Books

Publish Date: Nov 2008

ISBN-13: 9781416594857

ISBN-10: 141659485X

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If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets, Sorrows and Mistakes...Would You?
#1 "New York Times" bestselling 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 twelve 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.

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Publisher: Pocket Books
Publish Date: Nov 2008
ISBN-13: 9781416594857
ISBN-10: 141659485X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 284
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.8
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 7.25 x 1.25

About the author

Biography of Wright, Jason F.

Jason Wright is a bestselling author and a political commentator and the co-founder of PoliticalDerby. com, a website for political junkies. His articles have appeared in over 50 newspapers and magazines across the US. He is the author of several books including The James Miracle (2004); Christmas Jars (2005); Christmas Jars Reunion (2009) and Penny's Christmas Jar Miracle (2009). Jason is also a popular speaker who speaks on the origin of the Christmas Jar, the lost art of letter writing, service, and other topics. Jason is from Charlottesville, Virginia, but has also lived in Germany, Illinois, Brazil, Oregon and Utah. Jason is married and has 4 children.

Biography of Beck, Glenn

Glenn Beck was born on February 10, 1964. He is an American radio and television host, and conservative political commentator. His nationally-syndicated radio show, The Glenn Beck Program, airs throughout the United States on Premiere Radio Networks. He has written numerous books that have appeared on the New York Times Bestseller list. An Inconvenient Book, was released on November 20, 2007 and occupied #1 on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of December 9, 2007. He also authored The Real America: Messages from the Heart and Heartland.

His first work of fiction, entitled The Christmas Sweater was released on November 11, 2008 and occupied the #1 slot on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of November 30, 2008 and the week of December 25, 2008. He followed that with his book, Arguing with Idiots: How to Stop Small Minds and Big Government. His title 7 Wonders That Will Change Your Life made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2011. He also made Publisher's Weekly Best Seller List in 2011 for his work The Snow Angel and The New York Times Best Seller List in 2011 for Being George Washington. His title Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals, and the Media Refuse to Say, made the 2012 New York Times Best Seller List, Control: Exposing the Truth about Guns and The Eye of Moloch made the list in 2013.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5★ by 101reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by A great book! I have just started reading this book and I am about half way through it, but it is well written. Glenn Beck is just great. This is a story that many people like myself can relate to. We need more stories like this. Get one for your family member today for Christmas. Just love it!!! 12/10/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Moving This was a great book. It is an easy read and really makes you want to be a better person and appreciate all that we really do have in our lives. It also gives inspiration to those who are having difficult times. 12/21/2008
Rated 4 out of 5★ by Easy Reading A good story, that didn't take a long time to read. 12/27/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Awesome Book! This is a short and sweet book with a great message which we can all stand to be reminded of.It really touches your heart and makes you think about what is really important and it also makes you realize that we all have storms we need to face. 12/30/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by excellent book to read especially around Christmas Great price for this book. 12/30/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great moral Glenn is a very serious guy; this story could be any of us. Not just for Christmas, it is a touching and ofter humorous story of life's lessons. I recommend it to all. 01/08/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by One of the best books I've ever read! This is an OUTSTANDING book! Beck has masterfully managed to weave a moving story line into a poignant lesson for life. This book will make you make you laugh and cry and, after reading it, make you realize with sobriety the value of relationships and the importance of cherishing them and treating them with care - while you can. I am giving a copy of this book to several special people in my life. Everyone should read this book! It will change your perspective forever! 01/26/2010
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Excellent book This was an excellent read. Glenn Beck is an excellent author. (He's also great on the radio.) I highly recommend this book. 12/11/2008
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