Gideon's Gift (Red Gloves Series)

Gideon's Gift (Red Gloves Series)

by Karen Kingsbury
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Gideon's Gift 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Come on karen,798kb, only 90 pages,give us a break.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a great book! I read a couple chapters here and there until chapter 5 - then I couldn't put it down... I cried for the last half of the book because it touched me so much! I would recomend this book to anyone!!! PLEASE READ IT!
InspirationalAngel531 More than 1 year ago
Title: Gideon's Gift Author: Karen Kingsbury Published: 10-10-02 Publisher: FaithWords/Center Street Pages: 144 Genre: Christian Fiction Sub Genre: Inspirational; Holidays ISBN: 9780446531245 ASIN: B003EQDZFE Reviewer: DelAnne Reviewed For: NetGalley . Gideon is God's better attempts at humanity. Where most children suffering with a life threatening illness, seven year old Gideon with the faith to move mountains has one wish for this holiday season. Gideon wants God to show her how to restore Earl Badgett's faith desire to live. Earl, show lost his family has given up on God and life. He has taken to the streets wanting to die. Gideon uses a pair of red gloves to ring a miracle for Earl about. When her leukemia comes back even more aggressive than before Gideon's family wonders if their might be a miracle to spare for Gideon or will this be their last Christmas with their little angel. Karen Kingsbury is a woman of faith who writes some of the most inspirational stories I have ever read. I have been reading her books for years and have never felt religion was being forced onto me. Being raised in a Baptist home rooted deeply in the bible I loved how I was reminded of God's love for us does not means will not know pain, but rather his love will comfort us at our darkest hours if we will ask him to. Gideon's Gift is also included in The Red Gloves Collection. Any book by Karen Kingsbury is a treasure, but I have to admit Gideon's Gift is one of my favorite books she has written. It will make you laugh and make you cry.
amybooksy More than 1 year ago
Gideon's Gift is a touching and sweet Christmas read. I found it to be inspiring and a reminder of God's love. Great Christmas read. Five stars
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
With the many cases of childhood illnesses and the stories of homeless people, this touched my heart. A good read.
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Short, sweet story!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Don't miss this one. With this book, I've completed reading the 'Red Glove' series. Each book was beautifully written and well worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 6th grade, and have read it every year since, and I am now in 9th. This book was truly inspirational and amazing. I would reccomend it to anyone and everyone !
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put it down I loved it more than anything its my favorite book some books are too discribing but this book was perfect. I want to read all of the books after it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I picked up this book at the store, thinking it would be a good read. But I had so much school reading to do that I wouldn't have had time to read it, but then I got strep. I read it in one day, even though this book is short, it is one of the best books I have ever read! It was a terrific story about a young girl, who is suffering from leukimia, and the grouchy old man who has lost all faith, and the way that they connect.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Gideon is an angelic little girl who is dying with cancer. However, just at Christmas, in the season of miracles, she gets one, remission from her disease. Determined to spread the joy, she uses all she has saved to buy a cynical, homeless man a pair of red mittens, hopefully replicating the ones he lost, and with their loss, lost hope and faith. Somehow, the used mittens she is able to buy are the very ones that he lost. Then, life turns for the worse, and Gideon needs another miracle. Her cancer is back, and worse than ever. Will there be another miracle, or will she join the angels for whom she is named? **** As always, Ms. Kingsbury delivers a story that warms your heart through the tears pouring down your face. Closing one of her books never fails to leave the reader untouched and with a new lease on life. I also encourage readers to take time to read the author's message at the end and support the projects mentioned so as to help bring miracles to more people. ****
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was awesome! I read it in one day - I could NOT put it down. This was such a warm, feel good story! I even cried at the end! Definitely a book to read!
Heart2Heart More than 1 year ago
Karen Kingsbury's inspiration for writing The Red Glove Series was based on what she saw modeled by her father, how on one Thanksgiving, he loaded up a plate of leftovers and headed out to find the first person in need and pass the plate of food on to them. It would create such a lasting impression of the very nature of what God implied when He asked us to care for those in need, those that are hurting and ones we can lessen the burden for in unremarkable ways. Gideon's Gift begins the series and shares with us the store of how one little eight-year-old girl named Gideon who was struggling with finding a Christmas miracle in light of hoping her leukemia this year might go into remission. She truly believes in the message she has heard that Christmas miracles come to those who believe. As she and her father, Brian Mercer made their way to the hospital, they stopped like they always did while waiting for the blood tests and shared in a rare conversation, "What is their own idea of the perfect Christmas?" Little did Gideon know how God was listening to one girl's request to have the perfect Christmas just once, one that would blow the doors off any ordinary miracle and one that would change not only her life, but the lives of the people she would touch this year. Earl Badgett had hoped that all his years of living on the streets might one day take his life, but it looks like this is not going to be that day. As he makes his way into the local mission to get a hot meal, he holds on to the only hope that keeps his heart from growing cold. A single pair of red gloves hand-knitted by his wife Anne, two years ago for his Christmas present. It was almost two years to the date when he would once again find himself remembering that fateful night that claimed the life of his wife and daughter and would also claim any remnant of the Earl that once loved them. Now he spends his days and nights hoping this will be the night that he will join them in heaven, but one encounter with Gideon at the mission will change them both forever and show how powerful prayer can truly be to those who believe in God. I received Gideon's Gift by Karen Kingsbury compliments of Faith Words, a division of Hachette Book Groups for my honest review. I did not receive any monetary compensation for a favorable review and the opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This is such an amazing inspirational novel that would make a great Christmas gift that you can read together as a family, a chapter each night, to gain a true meaning of God's power and that of prayer. How God can change a hardened heart and show the amazing power of sacrificial love for another. There is even a section at the conclusion of the book that shares ways you can extend the gift of service to others this Christmas. I can highly recommend this book to anyone looking for something to stir the real reason behind Christmas and put you in the perfect Christmas Spirit and easily give it a 5 out of 5 stars!