Eight-year-old Gideon Mercer loves to help people, but she has leukemia. When her illness goes into remission at Christmas, she is sure this miracle is a gift from God. So to celebrate, she and her father volunteer to serve meals at a mission for the homeless. She meets dirty, sullen Earl Badgett there, and although he refuses her friendship, she gives him a small gift. This one act will lead to a series of miracles that will change the rest of Gideon's and Earl's lives, and affect countless others.
A story of faith, charity, and rebirth, Gideon's Gift is sure to inspire all listeners with its message of love. John McDonough, critically acclaimed for his colorful narrations of Jan Karon's Mitford books, adds a special warmth to each word.
©2002 Karen Kingbury; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
"Kingsbury writes quite well." (Publishers Weekly)
Retired CFO, Army wife, Mom of five, Grandma of six, two sons who served in combat, love to read books that reflect my values and faith, love mysteries, historical, military stories, and books that don't waste my time . . . if it doesn't have an ending that was worth the wait, I'm not a happy camper.
Yes, it is all about what is really important in life, and how the faith of a little child can change us all
That it shows us that we adults can miss a lot of what is most important, but innocent children, take God at His word . . . and when they do, LOOK OUT, that kind of faith moves the mountains
I listened to this book the same year that my own family suffered two terrible personal losses . . . it brought healing and joy to my soul.
I read this book last year and enjoyed it so much, thought it would be a good Christmas story to listen to this year. It's a wonderful Heart felt story about a little girl and a grouchy old man who both discover the meaning of a Christmas Miracle.
For me, the plot was too predictable, and the language just a bit too sentimental. Almost from the first couple of chapters, you knew exactly what was going to happen, and it did. Narration was good, but didn't compensate for the plot.
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