The Shoe Box Hardcover – Aug 22 2005
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Author Francine Rivers once created her own "God Box" for talking with God. Whenever something was bothering Rivers she would write a prayer about it and slip it in her decorated cardboard box. It was this personal God Box that gave her the idea for writing this compelling Christmas story about a foster child named Timmy whose only valued possession is a shoebox. His foster parents, a young Christian couple, are of course curious about this 6-year-old's mysterious box. What could be inside? But knowing that his privacy is one of the few things Timmy has left, they decide not to pry. Rivers uses the backdrop of Timmy's foster family, church community, and the dedication of his birth mother to illustrate what Christian faith can do. The Christmas pageant finale is a true heart warmer for all believers. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This tender Christmas novella tells the story of Timmy O'Neil, a foster child who arrives at his new home with a very mysterious shoe box. At first glance, it's nothing special--just an ordinary box with a red lid and the words "Running Shoes" printed on the side. But Timmy carries it with him wherever he goes, and when people ask him what's inside, he smiles and says, "Just things." As Timmy settles into his new, loving home, he remains unwilling to share the secrets of his shoe box . . . until the beauty of the church Nativity pageant inspires him to open his heart and give the most precious gift of all. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.See all Product Description
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I don't find the book particularly well written, but it is one of the favorite books of my 4-year-old. He would love for me to read it to him every night.
This book also contains the story of the birth of Christ from the Gospels of Matthew and Luke plus a few shorter stories and Christmas recipes.
If you are looking for a book to get your family in the Christmas spirit, this is a good one.
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It's short, and for that price maybe a bit expencive too... but it's great! When I read it it was like... Read morePublished on March 15 2004 by John Larsen
Its saccharine count may be slightly high, but The Shoe Box is a creative and touching short Christmas Story. Read morePublished on Dec 29 2000 by Steven Fantina
I happen to like short stories, and this is a good one. The story is short, sweet, and moving, and I appreciated the personal touches the author added from her own life. Read morePublished on May 11 2000 by Kathy
This book is a must for getting you in the Christmas Spirit. Short, but very effective. Written for kids of all ages from 2 to 102. The meaning will not be lost. We are blessed.Published on Nov. 23 1999 by Shelia Danna
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