Thursday, December 24, 2009

The Gift (Evans)

Evans, Richard Paul. 2007. The Gift. 335 pages.

It's Christmas night.

A young boy with a gift of healing changes the lives of those around him. But his compassionate and miraculous gift has a price. He's dying; he can't heal himself. And each gift of healing takes more out of him. He loses strength with each one. The Gift is a story of love--compassionate and sacrificial love--a story of how one life can touch many. The book is the story of those whose lives he touched, he changed. It's narrated by Nathan Hurst a man with physical and emotional problems. He's a man in need of so much. Before he met Collin--the young boy--he was cynical, broken. His childhood was VERY VERY traumatic. His relationship with his mother--his only remaining family--so not good. Can Collin (and his family Addison (Collin's mom), Elizabeth (Collin's sister) help Nathan see the real meaning of Christmas?

It's Richard Paul Evans so expect it to be oh-so-bittersweet and a bit message-oriented. It's a nice book, an enjoyable one. I do enjoy these meaning-of-life type books on occasion.

© Becky Laney of Becky's Book Reviews


John Mutford said...

If there's any point in the year that he could get away with a "meaning of life type book" I'm sure this is it! Merry Christmas, Becky!

Robin M said...

Sounds like a very emotional book. This would be the perfect time of year to read it. Merry Christmas.

Admin said...

Hmmm, sounds interesting.