Much-loved author Katherine Paterson illuminates the true meaning of Christmas in twelve modern-day stories written over the years for her husband, a pastor, to read to his congregation on each Christmas Eve. A man driving to see his dying father picks up a young hitchhiker who attempts to rob him; a proud and lonely widow is befriended by a persevering boy trying to earn a star for his church group; in Communist China, a female scholar and an old night watchman secretly bond together to read the Bible. Whether depicting a child coping with disappointment or a couple awaiting the birth of their baby, all these stories present a vision of hope and peace harking back to that first Christmas two thousand years ago.
Here is the perfect holiday gift for friends, families, and church congregations to read aloud and share throughout the Christmas season and beyond. Noted for her award-winning children’s books, Katherine Paterson again celebrates the tenacity of the human spirit.
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