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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (8,760 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe, Jason Wright Narrator: Glenn Beck Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder—and money tighter—since his father died, Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that morning. What he got from her instead was a 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 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 makes us question whether we really know what’s most important in our own lives.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Doreen | 2/15/2014

    " I really enjoyed this story, not crazy about Glenn Beck, but loved the story. Bought it for my son who is a Beck fan. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon Terry | 2/4/2014

    " the main character is extremely bitter throughout most of the book, and it's hard to be inside his head. but that's the point. glenn beck essentially tells his own story in this book, and it's helped me understand how vicious cycles of bitterness work (something i've thankfully never really had to go through - not like this anyway). well done glenn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Sjross513 | 1/28/2014

    " I've I had known who Glenn Beck was when I picked this out I would have dropped it like a hot coal! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marla | 1/27/2014

    " My stars for this book come from the emotional connection I felt to the events and the impact of its message. I was looking for a book to read with a Christmas theme and came by this book by Glenn Beck. Being aware of who Glenn Beck is I thought it would be interesting to read one of his books. The introduction said that the story had significance to Glenn Beck's life. As it turns out he decided to somewhat fictionalize some incidents in his life to tell of a life changing event he had. Even though it was a simple story, easy to read, and seemingly, to some, maybe a plain story,I felt it carried a lot of depth and meaning. Having at one time being involved with the Alcoholics Anonymous 12 step program, I meet several people who had to face "The Storm" and some like Glenn Beck walked through it and had life changing experiences. This book carries the message of Redemption, Atonement, Forgiveness, and Love, in a heartfelt way. I enjoyed most of the characters, especially the grandfather, who I imagine may have been true to the character of the real grandfather of Glenn Beck, and maybe where he, Glenn Beck, got some of his mischievousness and sense of humor from. I liked this bit of wisdom from Eddie’s mom: “I know that things have been hard since Dad died. But it’s been hard for both of us. At some point, you have to realize that everything happens for a reason. It is up to you to find that reason, learn from it, and let it take you to the place you’re supposed to be, not just where you have ended up. … You can either complain about how hard your life is or you can realize that only you are responsible for it. You get to choose. Am I going to be happy or miserable? And nothing—not a sweater, certainly not a bike—will ever change that.” When I read the end of the story, I wasn't sure I liked it, just didn't seem to fit. However, you have to read Glenn Beck's synopsis. And then it becomes the perfect ending of the story. "

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