- ISBN 9781416950479 / 1416950478
- Title The Christmas Candle
- Author Richard Paul Evans
- Category General Fiction (children's/ya)
- Format Hardcover
- Year 2007
- Pages 32
- Publisher Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
- Language English
- Dimensions 248mm x 10mm x 210mm
In this modern-day parable about a young man who has lost his way, the author of “The Christmas Box” presents an inspiring story about faith, hope, and charity, accompanied by beautiful, full-color paintings done by a leading American realist.
On his way home for Christmas, Thomas needs a light for his lantern. He stops in an old candlemaker's shop and is dismissive of all of the old man's intricate and beautiful candles, buying an inexpensive one. However, as he continues his journey, this simple candle takes on some unbelievable power. By the light of the candle, he mistakes a beggar woman for his mother and gives her his cloak and he thinks a man lying in the streets with no place to go is his brother and gives everything he has to put him in an inn for the night. Though he loses all his material items, he finally arrives home with a new found sense of what family can be.
Richard Paul Evans is the #1 best-selling author of “The Christmas Box”. His?novels have each appeared on the “New York Times ”bestseller list; there are more than thirteen million copies of his books in print. His books have been translated into more than?twenty-four languages and several have been international best sellers. He is the winner of the 1998 American Mothers Book Award, two first place “Storytelling World” Awards for his children's books, the 2005 “Romantic Times” Best Women's Novel of the Year Award, and?two Wilbur Awards for Fiction (Book).? Evans received the "Washington Times