Synopses & Reviews
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.
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.
This beautifully illustrated original fable by the acclaimed author of The Christmas Box 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.
On his way home for Christmas, Thomas needs a light for his lantern. He stops in an old candlemaker's shop and is dismissive of all of the old man's intricate and beautiful candles, buying an inexpensive one. However, as he continues his journey, this simple candle takes on some unbelievable power. By the light of the candle, he mistakes a beggar woman for his mother and gives her his cloak and he thinks a man lying in the streets with no place to go is his brother and gives everything he has to put him in an inn for the night. Though he loses all his material items, he finally arrives home with a new found sense of what family can be.
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.