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From New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado comes a timeless message that will warm your heart.Imagine a Victorian England village in the Cotswolds where very little out of the ordinary ever happens . . . except at Christmas time.This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker, is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift—a gift tFrom New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado comes a timeless message that will warm your heart.Imagine a Victorian England village in the Cotswolds where very little out of the ordinary ever happens . . . except at Christmas time.This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker, is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift—a gift that’s bungled and subsequently lost. The candle maker and his wife, Bea, struggle to find the gift.And when they do, they have to make a difficult choice. Who among their community is most in need of a Christmas miracle?Join inspirational author Max Lucado and experience anew the joy of Christmas.BONUS: Includes a sneak preview of Max’s novel, Miracle at the Higher Grounds Café!...

Title : The Christmas Candle
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ISBN : 9781595541475
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 191 Pages
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The Christmas Candle Reviews

  • Faith
    2018-10-01 14:43

    Very good, but I liked the movie better. ;)

  • Christy
    2018-09-30 17:58

    Had I not seen the movie previously last year The Christmas Candle I might not have realized what a little gem of a story this really is. The book was a little hard to understand at times; but once again I new the story so I was still able to read it. The book also left out all the charm and the coziness of the people. If you have not seen this movie I would recommend it highly; especially to those Christian period drama enthusiasts. The movie is filled with a wonderful country village scene and surrounding towns people with wit and kindness. I know it's hard to believe but the book just did not demonstrate the joy that comes with knowing The Christmas Candle story.

  • Don
    2018-10-15 17:46

    Once in a rare while, a book comes along that has Christmas classic written all over it. This is such a book. In 1664, in a small English village, the candle maker and his wife are awakened by a mysterious happening. Their home is filled with light and an apparition of some sort touches one of their candles. The following Sunday, during church services, they meet a family who have fallen on hard times. The candle maker's wife feels compelled to give the candle to the family whose lives are miraculously changed as a result. Fast forward 200 years. Every 25 years since the 1664 occurrence, the same events have occurred. All of the townsfolk are abuzz with talk of the candle and who will benefit this year. A new minister is assigned to the village after the old one dies. He is not a faith filled man and he resists any talk of the candle. As anticipated, the angel visits the candle maker, but shortly thereafter, the candle maker accidentally knocks over all the candles, thereby making it impossible for him to know which one the angel touched. That's the premise for this beautifully rendered story which will fill your heart with the spirit of the season. Even if you figure out much of the plot, as you very well might, it will make no difference.For many years now, I have spent Christmas Eve morning reading the holiday selections which mean the most to me. This year, I have found a worthy addition to that tradition. If you read only one Christmas related book this year, make this the one.

  • Sarah
    2018-09-21 14:35

    Age Appropriate For: All AgesBest for Ages: All AgesI have been hearing and seeing a lot about the movie that just came out based off this book. I am very eager to see it and reading this little story made me want to see it even more.Max Lucado has been one of my favorite authors for a long time. I have read a lot of his non-fiction and a couple of his books for children. This was the first Christmas story by him that I have read.This story was short and sweet. I know there are a lot of people that hate short books but I am not one of them. I often need a break from the books that are 500+ pages. This was perfect. There was plenty of time to tell the story, without getting bogged down. Yes, there wasn’t enough time to go super deep into characters but it didn’t matter. This story wasn’t about amazing people, it was about the message of an amazing God.There wasn’t really any romance in the story, unless you count the time when one of the ladies of the town tries to push her daughter on the preacher. Romance isn’t a factor in the book which was a nice change.Some may find the supernatural visit form an angel who touches a candle farfetched and irritating but I do not. I loved this story and highly recommend this book to anyone who likes sweet Christmas stories, books you can read in a couple of hours, and those who are not afraid to believe I received this book from Thomas Nelson through BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review. I was under no obligation to write a positive review. The opinions in this review are entirely my own.

  • Lisa
    2018-10-12 18:47

    I read this book for the Holiday Reading Challenge 2010 hosted by All About {n}. It was a really fast read, in fact I read it in about one hour. Holiday stories are suppose to be uplifting and make you feel all warm and cozy inside. The Christmas Candle definitely had the whole uplifting story about hope and faith but I don't think it was detailed enough. I like the plot and I think the idea behind the story is original, but the supporting details just weren't there. I felt like I was just getting a quick overview of a story instead of the whole thing. Another thing that bothered me is that there were typically less than 100 words on a page. I felt as if I was a beginning reader with how this novel printed. Overall, I was kind of disappointed with my first Holiday read of the season. www.gardenofbooks.blogspot.com

  • Laura
    2018-09-30 11:34

    Set in 1864 England, a candle maker and his wife anticipate a miraculous visit from an angel, as it happens every 25 years on the last Sunday of advent. The importance of prayer and belief in God are highlighted in this story.

  • Kathryn
    2018-10-15 10:49

    I first saw the movie of this and enjoyed it, and then realised it was originally a book written by Max Lucado. It’s a sweet and very short story of belief in miracles, the transforming power of faith and how God works in ways beyond our understanding. 3.5★

  • Dhanaraj Rajan
    2018-09-21 12:49

    A simple feel good story for the Christmas season. The theme: With faith we can ask anything and then there will be miracles. But this is narrated in a fairy tale type and so it can be very appealing to all.A simple and lovely read for the Christmas season.

  • Sara
    2018-09-23 14:33

    A fantastic afternoon read for ME. I enjoyed it and got lost in it. Short and sweet it was a wonderfully uplifting escape. Great little gem.

  • Linda
    2018-09-23 10:52

    Sweet Christmas story I will read again.

  • Sally Ferguson
    2018-10-03 17:44

    In the mid 1800’s, the tiny town of Gladstone, England receives a heavenly visitor. That visitor leaves not only a miracle, but the gift of hope. In a new era, the tradition continues, but there are those who cannot quite believe, and among them, a young minister with a hidden past.Max Lucado brings an engaging story that encompasses human nature, and questions of faith and the goodness of God. An old candle maker challenges the minister’s faith, “The mystery of God unsettles us all, Reverend. But isn’t mystery where God works? If he does only what we understand, is he God?” (p. 144)Indeed, all humanity struggles to explain the works of God. But what we seek to comprehend, we also minimize. Some things have to be accepted by faith. The candle maker and his wife seem to hold the town’s future in their hands, as each wait expectantly for their own miracle. When the needs are acute, are they beyond God’s ability to meet?The Christmas Candle is a sweet story of renewal found in forgiveness. Lucado finds a way to develop characters in short time, and creates a sense of familiarity within the small country parish. I look forward to reading it again, every Christmas!Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze.com®book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

  • Laura
    2018-09-21 18:43

    Title: THE CHRISTMAS CANDLEAuthor: Max LucadoPublisher: Thomas Nelson and Zondervan FictionSeptember 2013ISBN: 978-1-4016-8994-0Genre: ChristmasFrom New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado comes a timeless message that will warm your heart.Imagine a Victorian England village in the Cotswolds where very little out of the ordinary ever happens . . . except at Christmas time.This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker, is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift—a gift that’s bungled and subsequently lost. The candle maker and his wife, Bea, struggle to find the gift.And when they do, they have to make a difficult choice. Who among their community is most in need of a Christmas miracle?Join inspirational author Max Lucado and experience anew the joy of Christmas.THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE is a short novella, easily read in a short time. I read it in a few hours. It is a bit disjointed as in it doesn’t flow well. But the story does all tie together. At first I wondered how it would. I enjoyed reading this story, it was sweet and touching. A miracle at Christmas. Who doesn’t hope for that? A minister who struggles to believe—and then when he is finally convinced to let the receiver share the blessing with the church, the surprises start happening. A wonderful Christmas story. I want to see the DVD now. $16.99 hardcover. 208 pages. 4.5 stars.

  • Mindy
    2018-09-15 14:49

    "The mystery of God unsettles us all, Reverend. But isn't mystery where God works? If He does only what we understand, is He God?"As usual, Max Lucado proves that a book doesn't need to be long to inspire and teach. This book is a quick read that provides food for thought, drawing you in immediately and keeping you engaged to the end. It is a bit predictable, but its heart-warming qualities make up for that. I am looking forward to seeing this as a movie. It will have to be expanded upon to make a full length movie, but if they stay true to the book, it will be wonderful.BookSneeze® provided me with a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

  • Natalia Gamarra Espinoza
    2018-09-20 14:02

    Este libro fue una sorpresita para mi, no esperé que un libro tan barato haya contenido tanto. Lleno de fé, ternura, esperanza, creencia, corazones llenos de deseos y más en un pueblo tan pequeño. Me encantaría que más personas puedan encontrarse con este libro y leerlo no como alguien en busca de lógica, sino como alguien que sólo quiere meterse en una historia y dejarse llevar.

  • RondaTutt
    2018-09-28 14:41

    This was a cute short christmas story. God is mysterous in many ways and when you seek him out through prayer and hold on to faith - your prayers will eventually be answered in his own timing. The book is short but gets its point across.

  • Janet
    2018-10-03 16:32

    I liked it ok. pretty good short Christmas story.

  • Wendy
    2018-09-18 11:52

    Beautiful story. Makes you think about all you should be grateful for in your life. Quick story that was well worth the time.

  • Judy
    2018-10-14 18:45

    I sat down and read this book in a couple of hours. A quick, enjoyable Christmas story about what can happen when we have faith.

  • Christina Pierce
    2018-10-14 11:38

    Good Heartwarming story. Definitely a story that will become a Christmas tradition.

  • Maria ( ZITA ) Silva
    2018-09-30 11:48

    Very short read, but great, I love Christmas Books. I still believe

  • Arnetta
    2018-10-11 13:52

    A lovely little book about the reality of miracles and the importance of having faith, faith in miracles. Great read for Christmastime or any time!

  • Angel's Mum
    2018-09-22 18:34

    More a short story; I enjoyed the message!

  • Aileen
    2018-09-29 18:48

    what an inspiring book....great ending

  • Warma Marturia
    2018-10-09 13:39

    Novel religi yang RECOMMENDED banget. berkisah tentang sebatang lilin ajaib. Setahun sekali, seorang malaikat Tuhan yang misterius menurunkan secercah cahaya ke dalam salah satu lilin milik sebuah keluarga pembuat lilin. Siapa pun yang mendapatkan lilin tersebut, mujizat terjadi. permasalahannya akan terangkat. Pada suatu hari si pembuat lilin itu terpeleset pada saat sedang memegang lilin ajaib. Akibatnya, lilin tersebut jatuh dan bercampur dengan lilin-lilin biasa. Si pembuat lilin itu bingung mana yang lilin ajaib karna semua lilin terlihat sama. Padahal, saat menjelang natal, si pembuat lilin biasanya akan memberikan lilin ajaib pada tetangganya yang paling membutuhkan. Sekarang bagaimana? Natal semakin dekat. Banyak orang datang kepadanya untuk memohon supaya diberikan lilin ajaib. Akhirnya, karna tidak mau mengecewakan siapa pun, si pembuat lilin itu membagi-bagi lilinnya ke orang-orang yang membutuhkan, dengan harapan salah satu dari mereka beruntung mendapatkan lilin ajaib. Masing-masing orang mendapat satu lilin. Mereka tidak tahu tentang insiden jatuh, dan mengira bahwa hanya mereka sendiri yang mendapat lilin Malam natal pun tiba. Setiap tahun, orang beruntung yang mendapat lilin ajaib biasanya bersaksi di misa natal tentang mujizat yang telah dia alami. Tahun ini, si pembuat lilin merasa cemas. Takut para tetangganya marah karna merasa dibohongi. Tapi di sisi lain si pembuat lilin tetap merasa senang, karna setidaknya akan ada satu orang yang bersukacita atas mujizat yang dialaminya. Pada saat waktunya untuk kesaksian, si pembuat lilin merasa sangat kaget, karna bukan hanya satu, tapi semua orang yang dia berikan lilin maju ke atas mimbar untuk bersaksi, menyaksikan mujizat yang telah turun karna merasa mendapatkan sebatang lilin ajaib. Si pembuat lilin merasa bingung. Bagaimana bisa semua orang mendapat mujizat padahal lilin ajaib cuma ada satu? Novel ini mengandung pesan bahwa sebatang lilin hanyalah satu dari sekian banyak alat-Nya. Mujizat terjadi bukan karna lilinnya, tapi karna adanya PENGHARAPAN dan RASA PERCAYA. Percaya bahwa Tuhan pasti tolong. Percaya bahwa mujizat nyata terjadi.

  • Donna
    2018-09-17 17:38

    I loved this book. 1) It was a quick read. I started it after 9 tonight & finished it a little bit ago, a little before 11. 2) It was inspirational. Sometimes you need to be lifted up. 3) It was well written. In the short space this story unfolded you were able to visualize characters, follow a simple but detailed plot & become invested in the story.It will not be hard to recommend this to anyone else.

  • Lynn
    2018-09-25 18:46

    I saw the movie first & then went looking for the book when I realized Max Lucado wrote it. They were quite different from each other, although they were alike in spirit. I feel like I want to rewatch & reread them both. Not quite satisfying somehow. A bit confusing & not quite fleshed out enough, what did I miss?

  • Klieo
    2018-10-04 15:55

    A simple, heartwarming story about faith and miracles. It makes us ponder about our own belief in miracles and how we trust in God. Don't expect any complicated characters or plots. It's a light read that will warm your heart. The movie is quite different from the book. Though the movie has its own charm, I very much prefer the way the story goes in the book.

  • Brandy
    2018-09-23 16:37

    I think I set a new record for myself tonight. I went to the library at 3p. I was reading by quarter to 4p and just moments ago I finished all 191 pages of this book. Beautifully written and faith giving book for what the holidays are truly about!

  • Beverly
    2018-09-26 13:00

    I really enjoyed reading this book aloud with 3 other friends Christmas Day!I enjoyed the small town legend and the way that the focus moved to the God who hears and answers the prayers above the legendary Christmas candle miracle. Looking forward to seeing the movie!

  • Melinda
    2018-10-09 11:40

    It's a great story for Christmas, when all those warm and fuzzy feelings are felt by most. It's a short story that I was able to finish quickly, even with four children running around for summer break. Max Lucado has a way with easy storytelling. I enjoyed reading this book.