Item description for A Choice to Cherish by Alan Maki...
Overview During a cold Montana Christmas, Alan cuts down and decorates a Christmas tree for himself and his dying grandfather, George. As his present, Alan may choose one of eight keepsakes of his grandfathers. Yet before he can choose, he must read a story George wrote about each keepsake. Through these stories, Alan learns the secrets of his grandfather's life.
Publishers Description While celebrating Christmas together, George opens a safe containing eight keepsakes. His grandson, Alan may choose one of the objects for his gift, but each day he must read a story about each item before he chooses. Alan learns the secrets of his dying grandfather's lifeohis shame, triumphs, and love for God.
Citations And Professional Reviews A Choice to Cherish by Alan Maki has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Publishers Weekly - 10/02/2000 page 60
CBA Retailers - 11/01/2000 page 83
Library Journal - 11/01/2000 page 62
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Studio: Broadman & Holman Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 5.28" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2000
Publisher Broadman And Holman
ISBN 0805423389 ISBN13 9780805423389
Availability 0 units.
More About Alan Maki
Maki has served as a pastor for fourteen years.
Alan Maki currently resides in Gunnison, in the state of Colorado.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Choice to Cherish?
One of my all-time favorite books! Jun 11, 2008
This story is simply one of the best I have read. It is a book that has mini stories that all tie into the main story so it's easy to read in chunks and the ending is so very satisfying. I have read it more than once and have bought several for gifts. Just can't say enough good things about this book. It's fantastic!
AWESOME Book!!!!! Nov 23, 2005
I used to work at a Christian bookstore. A man came in one day and bought 5 copies of this book that he was giving to friends. I asked about the book and he said it was a must read. So, I bought a copy, read it, and boy was he right. The story reaches out and grabs you, and pulls you right into it. I try to read this story every year during the Christmas season. The book is a smooth read and is excellently written. A big THANK YOU to Alan Maki for this great story
Just outstanding! Jan 16, 2003
I've read a string of short novels lately and this one was the best of the bunch (and if you look at my other reviews, you'll see I've read some good ones!).
It's refreshing to have poignant Christian fiction written by a man. The two main characters in this story are also men. Most Christian fiction seems to be aimed at women, unfortunately, so this was freshing. Another reviewer mentioned that he was going to purchase copies of this book for high school graduation gifts, and I think that's an excellent idea!
The story begins when almost 20-year-old Alan reluctantly agrees to spend a week caring for his dying grandfather in a small town in the mountains of Montana. There has been some distance between Alan's father and his grandfather, and during Alan's stay, he learns the reasons for this through a series of 8 stories his grandfather has written, to go along with 8 gifts that are under the tree. Grandpa has told Alan he can choose one as his Christmas gift.
Maki's depiction of these characters is outstanding. You really know these characters. It's wonderful to see the young man in the story grow in compassion through this book. Their relationship is precious. This book isn't predictable or sugar-sweet. It's just perfect and I highly recommend it. Don't wait til next Christmas - read it now - and while you're at it, get in some early Christmas shopping and buy a few copies for friends and family!
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A Choice to Cherish May 7, 2002
I was loaned this book to read a year ago and then determined I would buy some this year for high school graduation gifts. That is what I am doing now! Reading this little novel is just like you are there living every moment of it.
IMPACT ON MY FAMILY Jul 4, 2001
The simple, but very poignant, story of this grandson and grandfather made the rounds of many of my family members and stirred up wonderful conversations that had a lot of meaning for some struggling with bitterness and forgiveness issues. Thanks so much, Alan Maki, for writing this book!