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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Word Alive; 1 edition (April 1 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0446179477
  • ISBN-13: 978-0446179478
  • Shipping Weight: 14 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,127,392 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By A Customer on April 30 2004
Format: Hardcover
I really never really like reading books and then i red this book just for english and then i relly likes it i like the way she gets earl to open up i also like the way earl helps gideon with her surgey money
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By A Customer on Dec 8 2003
Format: Hardcover
This book was great. It brought to life the true meaning of Christmas. To "Believe". Truely enjoyable and able to sit and read in one sitting. Can hardly wait to read the next one.
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Format: Hardcover
Gideon is an angelic little girl who is dying with cancer. However, just at Christmas, in the season of miracles, she gets one, remission from her disease. Determined to spread the joy, she uses all she has saved to buy a cynical, homeless man a pair of red mittens, hopefully replicating the ones he lost, and with their loss, lost hope and faith. Somehow, the used mittens she is able to buy are the very ones that he lost. Then, life turns for the worse, and Gideon needs another miracle. Her cancer is back, and worse than ever. Will there be another miracle, or will she join the angels for whom she is named?
**** As always, Ms. Kingsbury delivers a story that warms your heart through the tears pouring down your face. Closing one of her books never fails to leave the reader untouched and with a new lease on life. I also encourage readers to take time to read the author's message at the end and support the projects mentioned so as to help bring miracles to more people. ****
Reviewed by Amanda Killgore.
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Format: Hardcover
Gideon's Gift is not one story, but two. It is the story of Earl Badgett, a man who lost his wife and daughter, and, consequently, his reason for living. And, it is the story of Gideon Mercer, an eight-year-old girl with Leukemia, who wants a special gift for this Christmas - a miracle, but not a miracle for herself, a miracle for someone else. Christmas is a time for miracles, and when Earl and Gideon meet at a homeless shelter, Gideon may just get her wish.
I must say that this is one of the most touching books that I have read in a long time. Indeed, I doubt that it is possible to read it without becoming choked up. This is a very heartwarming tale that will touch your heart and your soul. I highly recommend this book!
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By A Customer on Dec 9 2002
Format: Hardcover
I wanted to like this book, I really did. The story had good Christian morals, but was handled in such a ham handed manner, that it came over as a Victorian morality tale. A little girl, who is sweet to the point where "everyone looks for her angel's wings" is also dying of a dread disease, her parents are too poor to afford the cure, her sweetness reaches a bitter old vagrant. The vagrant, now a bright and shining pillar of the community, turns out to be... I won't spoil it, but can't you just guess what the end is? This could have been a great book, but the author poured the saccharine on until it overwhelmed the story. I don't recommend this book, but if the author can learn a little perspective, I'm sure she'll become one of the greats.
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