- Gebundene Ausgabe: 144 Seiten
- Verlag: St Martins Pr Inc; Auflage: Reissue (Oktober 2001)
- Sprache: Englisch
- ISBN-10: 0312289510
- ISBN-13: 978-0312289515
- Größe und/oder Gewicht: 13,6 x 1,7 x 0,7 cm
- Durchschnittliche Kundenbewertung: 1 Kundenrezension
- Amazon Bestseller-Rang: Nr. 510.675 in Fremdsprachige Bücher (Siehe Top 100 in Fremdsprachige Bücher)
The Christmas Shoes (Englisch) Gebundene Ausgabe – Oktober 2001
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"Heart-tugging...an inspiring Christmas story."
"A heartwarming story."--"Publishers Weekly""" "Heart-tugging...an inspiring Christmas story." --"BookPage"""
"A delightful book."--"Tampa Tribune & Times"""
"Heartwarming."--"The Sanford Herald"""
"Has precious gifts for all of us." --"The""Washington Times"
A heartwarming story. "Publishers Weekly"
Heart-tugging...an inspiring Christmas story. "BookPage"
A delightful book. "Tampa Tribune & Times"
Heartwarming. "The Sanford Herald"
Has precious gifts for all of us. "The Washington Times""
"A heartwarming story." --Publishers Weekly
"Heart-tugging...an inspiring Christmas story." --BookPage
"A delightful book." --Tampa Tribune & Times
"Heartwarming." --The Sanford Herald
"Has precious gifts for all of us." --The Washington Times
Über den Autor und weitere Mitwirkende
Donna VanLiere is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. Her much-loved Christmas Hope series includes The Christmas Shoes and The Christmas Blessing, both of which were adapted into movies for CBS Television; The Christmas Secret; The Christmas Journey; and The Christmas Hope, which was adapted into a film by Lifetime. She is also the author of The Angels of Morgan Hill and Finding Grace. VanLiere is the recipient of a Retailer's Choice Award for Fiction, a Dove Award, a Silver Angel Award, an Audie Award for best inspirational fiction, and a nominee for a Gold Medallion Book of the Year. She is a gifted speaker who speaks regularly at conferences. She lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband and their children.
Desperate to give her one last present, Nathan shops for a gift that will make her look and feel beautiful when she goes to meet Jesus. He finds a pair of brightly colored shoes that he thinks will fit the tab. Sadly, he does not have enough money to buy them and asks the man behind him in line to help. That man, as you have already guessed is Robert Layton.
Impatient with the boy for holding up the line, Layton all but curtly dismisses him until he hears why Nathan has to buy those shoes. At that moment, Layton's life is forever transformed by this boy who has an abundance of his family's love, but a paucity of material goods.
Maudlin, yes, but well written and a good way of reminding people that hope exists, especially in the most unlikely of places and sources. The book closes with the two men some 20 years later who "just happen" to meet again. By then, Nathan is medical school, studying oncology, looking for a cure. This is a good story and an even better reminder to appreciate the people who are meaningful in one's life and to appreciate the natural joys and not taking anything for granted.
I will admit that I cannot stand the song "The Christmas Shoes" and find it maudlin and somewhat depressing. As much as I hate the song, I hate the way it makes me feel even more. Readers got the point, so the song seems like overkill. It is like being hammered over the head to prove a point that has already been well taken, so my feeling is that the book served the purpose well without that miserable song.
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On Christmas Eve, Robert is in line to pay for his last minute Christmas shopping when he marvels at the young boy in line ahead of him with a pair of fancy, sequined shoes in his hand. At the register, the boy comes up short and must either come up with the remainder of the cost of the shoes in his hand or go home empty handed - and this is to be his mother's last Christmas. Young Nathan Andrews knows his mother is losing her battle with cancer, and he is determined to buy her this one last gift. Beautiful shoes for her to wear when she goes to Heaven to meet Jesus.
Moved by Nathan's remark to the clerk that he wants to buy the shoes for his mother so she'll be pretty if she goes to Heaven to meet Jesus this night, Robert realizes in a flash that what really matters in life isn't monetary, physical things but the love, faith, and hope we all feel in our hearts. And, after paying the remainder of the price of Nathan's shoes, Robert goes home to right his wrongs and allow faith, hope, and love to take hold in his heart. At long last, Robert has truly learned the true measure of success in a man.
Seldom do I read a book that touches me the way this one has. Inspirational, faith driven, and just so powerful in its message, "The Christmas Shoes" is filled with characters the reader will instantly connect with. Simply the most amazing, spectacular, moving, intensely satisfying book I've ever read.