When I watched this movie I cried through the whole thing. It was a fantastic movie. When I saw it was on the next day on Hallmark channel I love that channel when the Christmas movies are on, I watched it again and told my daughter that was part two with the Christmas Shoes that we love and cried for so we watched The Christmas Blessing again. The characters in both those movies are so great. You have to have both those movies they go hand in hand. I hope there will be a third one that continues on but with the same characters and that I can get that one. If there is pls let me know. I can't say enough about them, I called my friends and told them they have to purchase these movies they are great.
Were you left panting at the end of "The Christmas Shoes" to know more about the 23-year-old medical student Robert Layton met on an icy Christmas Day at the cemetery?
Well... this book is for you.
"The Christmas Blessing" is the sequel to VanLiere's "The Christmas Shoes," and it's a better book overall. The characters are less stereotyped, the plot is somewhat less predictable, and the preachy passages have been toned down. Like the first book, it's also a tear-jerker, so keep the tissues handy.
In this book, we see the eight-year-old, sequin-shoe-buying boy after fifteen years have passed. He is now a medical student coping with life, death, and insecurities on rotation as a medical student in the hospital.
It is not necessary to have read "The Christmas Shoes" to read this book, although I imagine that most readers will take the books in order.
This book is recommended for anyone who enjoyed "The Christmas Shoes," enjoys sappy, romantic stories, or the miraculous nature of everyday family love. It might also be appropriate for students and others who are struggling with whether or not they have made the right choices.
Each time I read one of VanLiere's books 📚, I am reminded that God's main business is LOVE, grace, mercy, and miracles for His children (that includes adults). Our job is to believe in spite of our feeble attempts to understand that God's miracles are beyond human understanding. Thank you, Donna, for reminding us ---especially during the Christmas season.
Poignant and insightful. At first I thought it was moving a little too slowly, but soon found myself enjoying the pace and relishing in the thoughts, images, and characters that were so carefully and wondrously crafted. I will dwell on the moments and words of this book many times. They are worth reading, remembering and pondering. It had a lot to say, and it was said very well.