What a wonderful book! I read it in 95 minutes. Couldn't put it down. I loved how the characters weaved in and out of each others lives. Being 8 y/o when my Dad died on 12/31 I remember what a sad and confusing time it was. And how I was shifted from one relative's home to another for 2 weeks. People whispering. No one talking directly to me. Hearing my Uncle tell his daughter while I was playing on her sunporch that my Dad had died. I went back to playing with my doll. How I sat at the head of his coffin just knowing I would catch him breathing. And still not one soul came to me. No comfort, no hug, nothing. Mother craved and received all the attention. I don't want another child to ever go through that horrible experience alone. I really loved this book. Especially the talk Maggie had with Nathan about her going to Heaven. And how Jack handled her death with Nathan.
Already a Christmas classic, The Christmas Shoes, is an extraordinary tale based on the remarkably popular song of the same name. The heartwarming story by NewSong instantly soared to the top of the charts, mesmerizing listeners. The books has captured the hearts of readers everywhere.
The Christmas Shoes follows the paths of a man and a boy through one fateful, snowy Christmas. Beautifully rendered and poignantly touching
This is book one of the three Christmas Hope books. The #1 Single "The Christmas Shoes" by New Song is based on this book. This is a great book. A young boy at Christmas time is about to lose his mother to cancer. He wants to give her one final gift, a beautiful pair of Christmas shoes. He takes all his money to the local department store and chooses a beautiful pair of shoes for his mom. Like most young children he has no idea that his savings is worth so little. Robert, a lawyer with his own family troubles is behind the young boy in line, and he pays the difference. Just like God pays the difference for us by coming to this world as a baby at Christmas, and dying on the cross. Both are miracles.
I bawled my eyes out! Great story inspired by the song. Inspiring stories, all 3. This is the story of the Love that came down from Heaven on Christmas Day and the never ending hope He brings for tomorrow.
"The Christmas Shoes" is a wonderful story about how the simpler things in life are the most important. If you enjoy heart-warming faith based stories, I highly recommend this book. Be warned-the ending will make you cry your eyes out.
Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life and nothing at all. He has lost sight of his wife, their 2 daughters and himself.
Nathan has a mother whom he is losing to cancer. A chance meeting on Christmas Eve brings Robert and Nathan together. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered.