A heartwarming and inspirational Christmas novel in the tradition of The Christmas Box and Finding Noel from New York Times bestselling author Richard Paul Evans. Sure to be a classic, this new tale brings to life the joy of the season and demonstrates the redemptive power of love: there is no hurt so great that love cannot heal it.
Nathan Hurst hated Christmas. For the rest of the world it was a day of joy and celebration; for Nathan it was simply a reminder of the event that destroyed his childhood until a snowstorm, a cancelled flight, and an unexpected meeting with a young mother and her very special son would show him that Christmas is indeed the season of miracles.
From the beloved author of the international bestseller The Christmas Box comes another timeless story of faith, hope, and healing.
Evans (The Christmas Box) returns with narrator Nathan Hurst, a frequently traveling, Tourette's-suffering security chief for a retail chain. When Nathan gets snowed in at the Denver airport at Thanksgiving, he offers half his hotel suite to a stranded needy family: recently divorced single mom Addison (a massage therapist), and her two children, Lizzy and Collin. Collin, who has leukemia, cures Nathan's Tourette's with his gift of healing touch. Exercising his secret gift makes Collin sicker, though, and as news of his healing powers eventually leaks out, leading to a demand for his services, his condition worsens. Nathan, meanwhile, feels emboldedened by his cure, and moves to address childhood woes when visiting his nursing home bound mother. The tightly honed narrative, brimming with good intention to find courage in shared suffering, soon brings everyone together.
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Best story ... Read it in two nights! Beautiful story of life, healing and miracles! To God be the Glory!
The Gift is THE GIFT.
I haven't been able to pick a book up, then not put it down in many years. This book has SO many quotable lines, of such SMART depth & wonder. It filled my heart & soul, & I'm pretty sure healed some places in me that were wounded, all without being preachy or overt. WOW. A must read for anyone who wants to feel WONDERFUL.
A book of love and faith
I love Richard Paul Evans books. I enjoyed "The Gift" very much. He gives you faith in the human spirit. Through love and forgiveness all things are possible. Thanks Mr. Evans for another great read!