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The Christmas Sweater Audiobook

The Christmas Sweater

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Publisher's Summary

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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    Carl Medlock 12-21-08
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    "Bravo"

    What a great lesson. I was a kid just as he describes, and until I listened to this book at 40 years old I had no idea why I was so angry as a boy. Now I understand that when my father left us when I was eight I felt ripped off jipped out of a dad. I was pissed off at everyone, ungrateful to everyone around me, I refused to see all people were doing. Today I can close that chapter with understanding. Glen from the bottom of my heart I am grateful for your journey.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Ralph Marion, IA, United States 12-15-08
    Ralph Marion, IA, United States 12-15-08

    Colonial Radio Theatre's Biggest Fan...

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    "Excellent !"

    This is one of the greatest books I have ever listened to. The range of emotion is outstanding. Glenn Beck has really shown me the true meaning of life and I can see myself in many of the situations that are presented here and I feel everything that is intended through the book.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Grace Arden Hills, MN United States 11-20-08
    Grace Arden Hills, MN United States 11-20-08 Member Since 2011
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    "Tears of sadness and joy!"

    This is a great little book. The narration is also wonderful. Expect to cry because the book is truly moving.

    6 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Anne B. Moss 12-23-16 Member Since 2013
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    "One of my favorite books"

    This book has a great message about the true meaning of Christmas. Sometimes we go through storms in life but we have to quit feeding the storm and realize we are all worthy of God's love.

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    Rusty 12-06-16
    Rusty 12-06-16

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    "One of the best Christmas stories I have ever read"

    I love this book. Great message. I read it twice a year. You'll love it.

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    Jeff 12-03-16
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    "Well done."

    This book took me on an introspective journey. It was well worth the trip. Thanks.

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    Photobelle 10-04-16
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    I loved the story, it clearly reminded me where I had been for 46 years of my life & who rescued me from my dark nightmares! I loved it.
    Thank you & GOD BLESS

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    Misty Rutherford 07-28-16
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    "Loved it prophetic. like looking back and forward"

    like looking forward and back at the same time. like the Bible does only it is written for today?

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    gabby 12-11-15
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    If you could sum up The Christmas Sweater in three words, what would they be?

    Inspirational , emotional , wonderful


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    They all were strong and important.


    What about Glenn Beck’s performance did you like?

    Heartfelt



    Any additional comments?

    I would highly recommend this book for anyone. God can and does change us all .

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    "I Love this Book - Listen to it Once a Year"
    If you could sum up The Christmas Sweater in three words, what would they be?

    Through the eyes and heart of a young boy to a man. The Christmas Sweater will make you wonder "How do I look or have looked at my parents"


    What other book might you compare The Christmas Sweater to and why?

    No comparison in my opinion


    Which character – as performed by Glenn Beck – was your favorite?

    Grandpa, a very normal guy.. made me feel I was listening to my own grandpa


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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