The Christmas Box: 20th Anniversary Edition

By Richard Paul Evans

A precise anniversary variation of the unforgettable Christmas vintage that has touched the hearts of thousands of readers: “the most well-liked vacation story considering the fact that Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).

Since The Christmas field was first released, greater than 8 million humans worldwide were touched via its magic. it's a vacation vintage that's as loved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens’s.

This designated twentieth Anniversary variation incorporates a new creation by way of the writer, explaining how this own tribute to his young children, meant for only a few relations and associates, turned a world phenomenon that brings concept and therapeutic to every body who reads it. As he reiterates his purpose to remind households of the preciousness in their love for every different, Evans explains how The Christmas field has additionally helped kids who've no households locate love and desire. The miracle of The Christmas field springs from its undying message that understands no season.

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This was once the which means of the Christmas field, that sometime i'd flip round and my little woman will be long gone . . .

How quick the time has handed. this day these little women for whom I wrote The Christmas field are adults. What hasn’t replaced is the relevance of my little tale. Now, simply because it used to be 1000 years in the past and should be 1000 years from now, mom and dad nonetheless examine their teenagers and think their hearts breaking a bit, figuring out that the one promise of formative years is that sometime it will likely be long gone. it truly is my private wish that, for hundreds of years to come back, the message of The Christmas field will suffer as a reminder of the sanctity and holiness of a parent’s love. God Bless and Merry Christmas.

—From the advent to the 20 th Anniversary version

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