Synopses & Reviews
On a snowy Christmas Eve, a young man named Thomas on his way home for a family celebration realizes that the candle in his lantern is about to expire. He stops in a chandler's shop filled with fantastic wax creations, but instead of admiring them Thomas scorns the chandler for wasting his time on sculptures that will only melt. The mysterious old chandler sells him a special Christmas candle. Back on the bitterly cold street, the young man is accosted by an old beggar woman. When he lifts his lantern to get a better look, the candlelight reveals that she is his mother. He gives her his cloak and only then sees the truth: She is not his mother after all, but a stranger. The candle tricks him again before he reaches home, cold and penniless, but richer for his newfound realization that we are all part of one family.
This intriguing original fable about charity is accompanied by lavish, mood-filled oil paintings by artist Jacob Collins. Together, author and artist have created an exquisite holiday gift book that will be treasured by the entire family.
On a dark, snowy Christmas Eve, a young man hurrying home for a family celebration enters a chandler's shop to buy a candle for his lantern. He scoffs at the beautifully sculpted creations of the old chandler and instead purchases a simple, inexpensive Christmas candle that the chandler warns him he may find costly. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; The young man soon realizes that the old man meant, as the poor and ill he encounters on his journey, illuminated by his Christmas candle, become the faces of his relatives, so he feels compelled to help them. he arrives home cold and penniless, but richer for his newfound realization that we are all part of one family. andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt; This beautifully illustrated original fable by the acclaimed author of andlt;iandgt;The Christmas Boxandlt;/iandgt; will become a treasured part of many families' Christmases for years to come.
In this modern-day parable about a young man who has lost his way, the author of "The Christmas Box" presents an inspiring story about faith, hope, and charity, accompanied by beautiful, full-color paintings done by a leading American realist.
About the Author
Richard Paul Evans is the #1 bestselling author of andlt;iandgt;The Christmas Boxandlt;/iandgt;. Each of his more than twenty-five novels has been a andlt;iandgt;New York Times andlt;/iandgt;bestseller. There are more than twenty million copies of his books in print worldwide, translated into more than twenty-four languages. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the American Mothers Book Award, the andlt;iandgt;Romantic Timesandlt;/iandgt; Best Womenandrsquo;s Novel of the Year Award, the German Audience Gold Award for Romance, two Religion Communicators Council Wilbur Awards, the andlt;iandgt;Washington Timesandlt;/iandgt; Humanitarian of the Century Award and the Volunteers of America National Empathy Award. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, with his wife, Keri, and their five children. You can learn more about Richard on Facebook at andnbsp;Facebook.com/RPEFans, or visit his website, RichardPaulEvans.com.