In the tradition of It's a Wonderful Life and John Grisham's Skipping Christmas…Newspaper reporter Ben Raines is a full-fledged cynic trying to bypass what he feels is the least wonderful time of the year-Christmas. But his plan to escape on a dream vacation overseas is foiled when the boss assigns him to write the annual front-page holiday story.With a humbug twist, Ben chooses to investigate a World War II legend involving his own father that will expose the fallacies of religion and everything related to December 25th.Willy Raines fought in the Battle of the Bulge at Bastogne during Christmas 1944 and-to Ben's embarrassment-believes a real angel saved the lives of every man in the 101st Airborne unit.Some angel that was. Life was never easy for Willy after the war, and he was far from heroic in his son's eyes. Ben sets out to find other veterans who witnessed the angel of Bastogne, sure to return empty-handed. Instead, he comes home with a heart that is overflowing.
|Publisher:||B&H Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months to 18 Years|
About the Author
Gilbert Morris is among today's most popular Christian writers, his books having sold nearly six million copies worldwide. A former pastor and English professor, he specializes in historical fiction and won a 2001 Christy Award for the Civil War drama Edge of Honor. Morris lives with his wife in Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
For my first Christian fictional story, it was entertaining. The first couple of chapters were almost too set-up with descriptiveness. The coldness of the main character was hard enough for the reader to want him to change to a Christian. The realistic fact interwined in the story is children's view of the adults in charge of their lives is often misconstrued.