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****The Christmas Box Miracle

My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing and Hope

by Richard Paul Evans

Reviewed December 21, 2002.
A Sonderbooks' Best Book of 2002 (#4, Biographical Nonfiction)
Simon & Schuster, New York, 2001.  261 pages.

Here’s an inspiring book for holiday reading.  In this one, best-selling author Richard Paul Evans tells his life story and the amazing success of his book The Christmas Box, which hit the New York Times bestseller list when it was still self-published.

Richard Paul Evans’ life is peppered with miracles.  He believes that God touches people’s lives and gives many examples.  He challenges the reader to think about what destiny God has for your own life, and you come away feeling blessed.  I couldn’t put this book down until I had finished, and by that time I felt inspired, encouraged and invigorated.

He tells about the writing of The Christmas Box and the amazing chain of events that led to its hitting the bestseller list.  He also writes about strangers from all over the country whose lives were touched by the book.  He writes about his struggle to be there for his children.  His reaction to sudden riches was a beautiful contrast from the people in Bringing Down the House!  He used part of the money to fund a foundation to help abused children.  He tries to use the money for good, not only for his own luxury.  An inspiring story, good for Christmas time. 

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