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ISBN13: 9781416595007
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Based on a deeply personal true story, Glenn Beckand#8217;s bittersweet tale of boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the giving season has touched the hearts of readers everywhere.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;If you could change your life by reversing your biggest regrets, sorrows, and mistakes . . . would you?andlt;BRandgt;andlt;/Iandgt;andlt;BRandgt;When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. He knew money had been tight since his father died, but Eddie dreamed that andlt;Iandgt;somehow andlt;/Iandgt;his mother would find a way to afford that dream bike.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;What he got from her instead was a sweater. andlt;Iandgt;and#8220;A stupid, handmade, ugly sweaterand#8221; andlt;/Iandgt;that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;Scarred deeply by the fateful events that transpired that day, Eddie begins a dark and painful journey toward manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his familyand#8212;and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russelland#8212;to help Eddie find his lifeand#8217;s path and finally understand the significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted with love.

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Now in mass market, the #1 NYT bestselling author and tv host shares a heartwarming story of a young boy who discovers the true meaning of Christmas.

About the Author

Glenn Beck, the nationally syndicated radio and former Fox News television show host, is the author of Being George Washington, Broke, The 7, and 7 #1 New York Times bestsellers: An Inconvenient Book, The Christmas Sweater, Glenn Beck’s Common Sense, Arguing with Idiots, The Original Argument, the children's version of The Christmas Sweater, and The Overton Window. He is also the author of The Real America and publisher of Blaze online. Visit GlennBeck.com.

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moiraethefatesbookreview, January 22, 2013 (view all comments by moiraethefatesbookreview)
* Hardcover: 284 pages
* Publisher: Threshold Editions; First Edition edition (November 11, 2008)
* ISBN-13: 978-1416594857
* Author: Glenn Beck
* Cover Art: I like the simplicity of it.
* Overall rating: ***** out of 5 stars
* Obtained: My personal bookshelf.


The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck
Reviewed by Moirae the fates book reviews.

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. (Synopsis provided by goodreads)

I read this book rather fast, it's just taken a while to write a review of it. This book was amazing, the fact that it is partially based on Beck's own childhood makes it even more amazing. I loved this book.
I had been wanting to read it for a while I just never picked it up. Last month I did and I am so glad I did.

While there is a lot of this story that is rather sad, it's also sweet and uplifting at it core. The ending makes the sad bits worth it. Beck wove a wonderful story using part of his own past and he takes us on a journey down a thorny path with Eddie. We see how Eddie changes, how he deals with disappointment and loss. We see how he matures and grows and we get to see his relationship with his grandfather.

While reading this book, I felt at times like I was invading Beck's personal space, like I was reading something that wasn't meant for the world to see, it was his story and his past and at times it just felt wrong, like reading someones journal.

Aside from those times, the book was such a good read. I wish I had read it sooner then I did and I know this will be a yearly read for me. Even if you don't like Beck's political books, this one is different, he doesn't get into politics at all in this one and he tells a wonderful story, I think everyone should read this book regardless of their own personal political beliefs that may differ from Mr. Becks.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781416595007
Author:
Beck, Glenn
Publisher:
Pocket Star Books
Author:
Balfe, Kevin
Author:
Wright, Jason
Subject:
General
Subject:
Christian - General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Christianity-Christian Fiction
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Publication Date:
20101031
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
two color?
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
6.75 x 4.1875 in

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