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The Christmas Sweater Audiobook

The Christmas Sweater

When Eddie was 12 years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder - and money tighter - since his father died and the family bakery closed...Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.
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The #1 New York Times best-selling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love.

"We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor - we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together...."

When Eddie was 12 years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder - and money tighter - since his father died and the family bakery closed, Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning.

What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.

Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood.

It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family - and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell - to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.

Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith, and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives - while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.

©2008 Mercury Radio Arts Inc.; (P)2008 Simon & Schuster

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    Patricia San Diego, CA, USA 02-23-09
    Patricia San Diego, CA, USA 02-23-09 Member Since 2010
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    "The Christmas Sweater"

    This book is incredible. Not only a holiday book--this is a book about love, appreciation, redemption and atonement. This is one for every library to be shared with the world.

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    Thomas ephrata, PA, USA 12-29-08
    Thomas ephrata, PA, USA 12-29-08
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    "bad eddie"

    eddie was a very bad boy, but with good reason. the ending is worth the read. dont give up, read it all the way thru. its really and truly a wonderful book. thanks glenn.

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    Kelly Bluffton, SC, United States 12-28-09
    Kelly Bluffton, SC, United States 12-28-09 Member Since 2009
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    I really enjoyed this story and have recommended it to so many who have also enjoyed it.

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