BKMT READING GUIDES



 
Inspiring,
Insightful,
Persuasive

9 reviews

The Christmas Sweater
by Glenn Beck, Kevin Balfe, Jason F. Wright

Published: 2008-11-11
Hardcover : 284 pages
6 members reading this now
20 clubs reading this now
9 members have read this book
Recommended to book clubs by 7 of 9 members
#1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love.

If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your ...
No other editions available.
Add to Club Selections
Add to Possible Club Selections
Add to My Personal Queue
Jump to

Introduction

#1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love.

If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets, Sorrows and Mistakes...Would You?

We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor -- we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together....

When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder -- and money tighter -- since his father died and the family bakery closed...Eddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning.

What he got from her instead was a sweater. "A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater" that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.

Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family -- and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell -- to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.

Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith and forgiveness that offers us a glimpse of our own lives -- while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.

Editorial Review

No editorial review at this time.

Excerpt

No Excerpt Currently Available

Discussion Questions

No discussion questions at this time.

Notes From the Author to the Bookclub

No notes at this time.

Book Club Recommendations

Great excuse for an ugly sweater contest.
by suemoros (see profile) 12/04/09

Member Reviews

Overall rating:
 
 
by Leonor (see profile) 05/28/19

 
by halina (see profile) 02/02/18

 
  "The Christmas Sweater"by dogdmc49 (see profile) 01/07/16

A nice read for Christmas time

 
  "The Christmas Sweater"by readingfamily (see profile) 07/11/10

 
  "The Christmas Sweater"by freeland (see profile) 06/01/10

Couldn't get past my feelings toward Glenn Beck. I tryed.

 
  "Excellent!"by wrenlh (see profile) 05/05/10

 
  "Cozy Christmas Read"by cjdeboer (see profile) 12/19/09

I knew nothing about Glenn Beck before reading this book, and I still don't know much about him. Some of our group have quite strong opinions about him. BUT, if you can get by your opinions far enough... (read more)

 
  "A Life lesson"by homeisbest (see profile) 12/17/09

We enjoyed the message, but were disappointed at the conclusion.

 
  "Christmas Sweater"by suemoros (see profile) 12/04/09

Not a new story. It was a repeat of many Christmas stories with new names.

Rate this book
MEMBER LOGIN
Remember me
BECOME A MEMBER it's free

Join the leading website for book clubs with over 35,000 clubs and 20,000 reading guides.

SEARCH OUR READING GUIDES Search
Search




FEATURED EVENTS
PAST AUTHOR CHATS
JOIN OUR MAILING LIST

Get free weekly updates on top club picks, book giveaways, author events and more
Please wait...