Monday, November 12, 2012

The Christmas Star Book Review

I have a really nice book for you to read to help get you in the mood for Christmas and the spirit of giving as much or even more than you get. It is called The Christmas Star written by Ace Collins. Get ready to believe in miracles!

Here is an excerpt from the book:
Robert Reed gave his life for his country in the early days of World War II. His sacrifice was honored when his widow and son were presented with the Congressional Medal of Honor. Each Christmas the final decoration Madge Reed hangs on the family’s tree is that medal. Rather than being a symbol of honor for young Jimmy Reed that shining star represents loss, pain, and suffering.  
Yet a letter delivered by one of Robert’s fellow soldiers and a mystery posed in that letter put a father’s sacrifice and faith into perspective and bring new meaning to not just the star hanging on the Christmas tree but the events of the very first Christmas. Then, when least expected, a Christmas miracle turns a final bit of holiday sadness into a joy that Jimmy has never known.
It's 1942 and Robert Reed has been declared dead and his wife, Marge and their son, Jimmy, receive the Congressional Medal of Honor. Jimmy, however, was very angry at God, at everyone and blamed them all for losing his father in World War II.

As he got older, he met another young man named Johnny who introduced him to Martin and Frank and these men were planning to rob the store where Jimmy's mom, Marge works.

He also knows a woman named Audrey, who had never lost her faith in Jimmy and kept asking him to go to church with her. Another friend he met was Charlie, a lonely bus driver who was very kind to everyone. He lost his wife in the 1930's during childbirth.  Charlie loved everyone and loved giving them presents for Christmas because he knew if he didn't, no one else would.

Johnny is planning a robbery of the store where Jimmy's mom, Marge, works and Jimmy knows about it and asks Audrey and Charlie to pray for a miracle to stop Jimmy from robbing the store his mom works at. He knew he needed one to keep everyone safe and the funny thing about miracles is that if you pray hard enough and have others to help you achieve that miracle, anything is possible!

I am stopping there because this isn't a very long, deep story so if I go any further you will get the meaning of whole story and I will ruin it for you. It's a good book for the holidays and I hope that you will love it as my friend and I did.

Happy Reading!

Disclaimer: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.


jodi lasher said...

I currently do not have a loved one serving in the military. My bf of the past 3 years was in the army for 10 years. Thanks
Jodi frasier

Chelsea said...

currently I have a brother in-law serving in the marines :) but he's stationed in the US thank the Lord!

Debra Holloway said...

My father served, and my mother worked on the civilian end of the operations for the army. Currently no one in my immediate family is serving.

deb c said...

I don't have anyone in the service at this time.
missdeb1 at earthlink dot net

Andrea said...

I only have friends in the military at this time. Thanks for the giveaway!


Carol L. said...

I have 2 sons serving in the Army. One is stateside and the other who is in Special Forces is somewhere near Afghanistan.He has just recovered from injuries from an IED going off near him and his men. We've had our miracle in his complete recovery. But his tour doesn't end till next April.
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Krista Grandstaff said...

I don't personally have anyone serving at the moment. My ex husband just retired after 22 years, so my kids get to enjoy a "normal" holiday this brother in law just retired after 25 years...and I grew up with it as my Father is a retired Colonel...

Krista Grandstaff said...

oops, I forgot!

Krista Grandstaff

Laura Lane said...

My pastor's son is serving.
Laura Lane

Kylie Carlson said...

No family members but two friends in the Marines. Kylie Carlson

apple blossom said...

a nephew

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