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Description: Journey back to a simpler time, to a small English village where nothing out of the ordinary ever happens. Except at Christmastime. When a mysterious angel suddenly appears in a lowly candlemaker's shop, the holy and the human collide in a way that only God could imagine. Glowing bright with a timeless message, The Christmas Candle will warm your heart with a surprising reminder of God's bountiful love.
I have been hearing and seeing a lot about the movie that just came out based off this book. I am very eager to see it and reading this little story made me want to see it even more.
Max Lucado has been one of my favorite authors for a long time. I have read a lot of his non-fiction and a couple of his books for children. This was the first Christmas story by him that I have read.
This story was short and sweet. I know there are a lot of people that hate short books but I am not one of them. I often need a break from the books that are 500+ pages. This was perfect. There was plenty of time to tell the story, without getting bogged down. Yes, there wasn’t enough time to go super deep into characters, but it didn’t matter. This story wasn’t about amazing people, it was about the message of an amazing God.
There wasn’t really any romance in the story, unless you count the time when one of the ladies of the town tries to push her daughter on the preacher. Romance isn’t a factor in the book which was a nice change.
Some may find the supernatural visit from an angel who touches a candle farfetched and irritating, but I do not. I loved this story and highly recommend this book to anyone who likes sweet Christmas stories, books you can read in a couple of hours, and those who are not afraid to believe.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.