Christmas Jars Reunion

Christmas Jars Reunion

by Jason F. Wright


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781606418499
Publisher: Shadow Mountain Publishing
Publication date: 10/12/2011
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 139,494
Product dimensions: 6.96(w) x 5.06(h) x 0.46(d)
Age Range: 16 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jason F. Wright is the New York Times best-selling author of Christmas Jars, The James Miracle, The Wednesday Letters, and The Wedding Letters. He lives with his wife, Kodi, and their four children in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.

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Hope watched as the first wave of people finished lunch and began stopping by the tables to pick up their Christmas Jars. A few spotted Hope at her table, caught her eye, and proudly raised their jars for her to see. She blew them a kiss and waved good- bye.

She knew that everyone would find a rolled- up note, tied with green yarn, inside the jar which explained its purpose:

Thank you for honoring Chuck’s wish and taking a Christmas Jar with you. The tradition may already be a familiar one, and if it is and you already have a jar at home, we thank you again and invite you to give this jar to someone who is not yet part of the magic. If this is your introduction to the tradition, we ask you to place this jar on your counter at home, or anywhere it can easily be seen and reached. Each day drop your spare change, coins only, into the jar. On or around Christmas Eve, give the jar away anonymously to someone in need. The need is yours to judge and the decision of who receives the jar is yours and yours alone to make. As soon as possible after Christmas, place a new jar on the counter and begin filling it for next year. The miracle begins with you!

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Christmas Jars Reunion 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book continues the story of Christmas Jars. Enjoyed the development of the characters and the Christmas Jar tradition. A quick Christmas read to enjoy and contemplate the issues.
mamoJK More than 1 year ago
I started giving a book to friends and family for Christmas a few years ago. I really LOVED "Christmas Jars" . The next year I bought "Christmas Jars Reunion " and we loved it as much as the first one. You won't be disappointed even for teenagers this writer inspires and leaves you with the spirit of hope.
Patty_York More than 1 year ago
I'll admit I had a difficult time getting into the book but as the story went on, I couldn't put it down. The ending was so touching, I was sad when it ended. I'm ready for the next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think that everyone should read it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had read the first one last Christmas and incorporated the theme by giving jars to my family. We saved money all year and collectively were able to give to the Heifer project this season. It was nice to run across the sequel unexpectedly and to carry on the tradition in one form or another. Inspiring.
lapais More than 1 year ago
The Christmas Jar magic that began in Christmas Jars continues a couple years later in Christmas Jars Reunion. Everyone who has Christmas Jars in their library will want to add Christmas Jars Reunion. This very special holiday tale reminds us of the impact a small jar of change can have on a person's life. Although the main character decides to collect 1,001 full jars to hand out at Christmas she comes to realize by the end of the story that what really matters is the ONE jar that she will fill, the ONE jar that she will give, the ONE family that will be changed forever by her ONE jar. This will surely become a holiday favorite that you will reread every Christmas!
HBMoore More than 1 year ago
If you haven't read Christmas Jars, the New York Times bestselling book by Jason F. Wright, you've missed out on a classic Christmas story that will change how you view the season of giving. Its sequel, aptly titled Christmas Jars Reunion is reminiscent of the first. Across the country, a phenomenon has begun to unfold. Since the release of Christmas Jars, hundreds of readers have contacted author Jason Wright and shared their Christmas Jar stories, and thousands of Christmas Jars have been given away across the country. Individuals and families are setting out an empty Mason jar to be filled with spare change throughout the year. Then anonymously, the family gives away the jar around Christmas time to a person in need. In Christmas Jars Reunion, the story that began in Christmas Jars continues. Yet, this story stands on its own, bringing the reader once again into Hope's Jensen's remarkable life. The author includes a quote from a Christmas Jar recipient at the beginning of each chapter. One reads, "I've often wondered how a person repays kindness. I know now . . . with a Christmas Jar. As if a year full of blessings wasn't already enough, God blessed me again tonight. And tomorrow? A new jar begins. -Patricia" (CJR, 60). But even Hope Jensen needs to learn what the spirit of selfless giving is truly about. When Clark Maxwell re-enters her life, she must decide if she can allow him into her heart once again, and discover that loving someone might just be worth the risk. Hope sets the lofty goal of distributing 1,001 Christmas Jars in honor of Chuck, deceased owner of Chuck's diner. But in the process, the importance of the original Christmas Jar is lost. It will take a stranger, a young girl, and an interview of a lifetime to bring back the true meaning that the Christmas Jar was intended for. Christmas Jars Reunion is a story that will inspire you to look closer at your life and remind you of the significance of selfless giving.
lillieammann on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Inspiring though somewhat unrealistic
LesaHolstine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Jason F. Wright's Christmas Jars was a magical book. Now, he brings back some of the cast, and retells the story in Christmas Jars Reunion, a sequel that tells about how lives can change with a little "change."As a baby, Hope Jensen was left in a booth at Chuck's Chicken 'n' Biscuits. Now, twenty-five years later, she lost the mother who adopted her, found her birth mother, and lost two men who took her under their wings. And, both of those men wholeheartedly took part in the Christmas Jars tradition, filling jars with change, and giving it anonymously on Christmas Eve to someone who needed it. So, Hope takes the Christmas Jars as a mission, and her plan this year is to give away 1001 jars.But, somehow, Hope gets carried away, viewing quantities of the Christmas Jars, and publicity for the mission, as important. She links up with a salesman, Al, who sees expansion of the Christmas Jars as a project with potential. Clark Maxwell, who gave up a baseball dream to come home and take over a furniture restoration business, sees the change in the woman he's grown to love, but he allows her to find her own way. It will take a little girl with her own Christmas Jar to remind Hope of the importance of those single jars. Jason F. Wright's books are Christmas stories with messages, but the Christmas Jars stories show the power of simple acts to bring about change. If you want a Christmas story with a message, this is a warm, touching one, with a happy ending, preceded by a few tears.
Griperang72a More than 1 year ago
I read the first book Christmas Jars and loved it so much that I had to read the reunion one. In this book we go back to Chuck's Chicken n Biscuits with Hope and her goal of giving away 1001 Christmas Jars. I enjoyed reading more about Hope and her life's journey. In this book we also get to meet some new people. Queen who is the best little girl and she will pull at your heart strings. Al who is does not know it but his life will be changing soon. And Clark who is a good guy who does not know where he fits in. Not only is this book about Hope's daunting task of giving away so many jars but about how people's lives are changed. It was every bit as touching as the first book. Very enjoyable and quick to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you enjoyed the first Christmas Jar book, you'll want to read the Reunion story. This book reveals how those who have been gifted with a Christmas jar expand and perpetuate the anonymous holiday tradition.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a wonderful sequel to "Christmas Jars"! I really enjoyed both. Heartwarming and even funny at times. Easy read. My 1st NOOK book!
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Is it good ??????????
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I love how in the first book, Hope is recieving. Now she is giving. The goal is amazing. All that matters is, ONE jar, ONE birth, ONE Savior!! I am 12 and this book is so inspireing! I want to start a Christmas