Item description for The Christmas Child: A Story of Coming Home by Max Lucado...
Overview "Over here," the old man called, as I stood in the doorway. He led me down a long hall to a room at the back of the sanctuary. In the corner, a stand held a thick scrapbook. He turned a few pages and pointed to a yellowed newspaper clipping pasted to the page. "What's this all about?" I asked the old man. "Finish the article, and I'll get us some coffee," he said, disappearing into the hall. Why would someone steal a doll from a manger scene? I wondered. And what could this possibly have to do with me? The Christmas Child, a touching tale by Max Lucado, is the basis for The Christmas Child motion picture starring William R. Moses, Megan Follows and Stephen Curtis Chapman. A family classic.
The Christmas Classic, Max Lucado's Christmas Cross, is newly repackaged and redesigned, and ties in with a major movie release. A Chicago journalist finds himself in a small Texas town on Christmas Eve. Lonely, he encounters old faces and new facts...a hand carved manger, a father's guilt, a young girl's faith. The trip into the past holds his key to the future, and a scarlet cross shows him the way home. In the movie, the main character, Jack, is played by William Moses (of 'Perry Mason' and 'Falcon Crest'). His wife, Meg, is played by Megan Follows (of 'Anne of Green Gables'). The movie also features Steven Curtis Chapman as the town's minister.
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Format: Audiobook, CD, Unabridged
Studio: Oasis Audio
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1" Width: 5.5" Height: 8" Weight: 0.24 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2003
Publisher OASIS AUDIO #514
ISBN 1589263448 ISBN13 9781589263444
Availability 0 units.
More About Max Lucado
Max Lucado (MA, Abilene Christian University) serves as the minister of preaching at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, and is a best-selling author and speaker. His award-winning books have been translated into more than fifty-four languages and he has been named one of the most influential leaders in social media by The New York Times. Max lives in San Antonio, Texas, with his wife, Denalyn, and has three daughters and one granddaughter.
David Wenzel received a BFA from Hartford Art School and has been illustrating professionally for nearly thirty years. He is recognized for illustrating the graphic novel adaptation of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit, as well as numerous other children's materials.
Max Lucado currently resides in San Antonio, in the state of Texas.
Max Lucado has published or released items in the following series...
Christian Large Print Originals
Historias Biblicas Ilustradas
Inspiration for Everyday Life
Inspirational Bible Study; Life Lessons with Max Lucado
Reviews - What do customers think about The Christmas Child: A Story of Coming Home?
A bit long, but very good. Apr 19, 2007
Max Lucado may not be the best theologian out there, but when it comes to turning out a heart-warming story he knows how to hit the mark. Another great book by Lucado on Christmas.
Healing for the soul Jan 1, 2005
This book was purchased as a Christmas gift, but of course, I had to read it to make sure it was a good book. I loved the story and cover. It was a soul touching story about a man that found the grandfather he had never known. The miracle of the whole situation was uplifting. I love small, beautiful coffee table books and this is now on MY coffee table, along with three others I had purchased to give as gifts. I just couldn't part with it. It moved me. If you love stories about miracles at Christmas, you need to purchase this book.
Comfort and Joy Feb 26, 2004
Entertaining, comforting and joyous. Leaves the reader feeling good.
Read With A Kleenex Handy Nov 15, 2003
Max Lucado's THE CHRISTMAS CHILD is a retelling of an earlier work, THE CHRISTMAS CROSS which is now out of print. The new edition is illustrated with photographs from a movie version of the work
If we look at what works and does not work in fiction, THE CHRISTMAS CHILD should not work. It is sappy, sentimental, and predictable. One of these characteristic in a book meant for an adult can work, two of these characteristics would be a maybe at best; all three would be fatal flaws for a book. Yet this work has all three characteristics and all three work together rather well. When a person reads this story about redemption and forgiveness, it is easy to be moved to tears. Lucado has a gift at touching the heart through his writing, and in doing so teaches the essential message of Christianity. The author of this little volume understands the miracle of the Christmas story, but knows that human nature has been weekend by sin, an ever present reality even at Christmas, and that the true miracle of Christmas is the redemption offered through the child born in a manger. Lucado demonstrates this through two very human people: a Chicago journalist who has been having marital problems and a church maintenance worker who has known great tragedy through mistakes he has caused.
Some could call THE CHRISTMAS CHILD a CRIPPLED LAMB or JACOB'S GIFT (two Lucado books intended for children) for adults. To put this work in the same category as THE CRIPPLED LAMB and JACOB'S GIFT is a compliment. All three works move the heart and retell the wonderful story of Christmas and how the Christmas message applies to our lives all through the year.