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.
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