Wednesday, December 25, 2019
The Christmas Doll by Jason F. Wright, Book Review
Christmas is fast approaching, but in the Saxton home, there is no money for gifts. Could there still be something special for Gail underneath the tree?
In The Christmas Doll, best-selling author Jason F. Wright shares a true story from the life of Gail Saxton Miller, billionaire businesswoman and owner of the Utah Jazz NBA team. But Gail's childhood was vastly different from her life now—facing poverty in the 1940s, the Saxton family made ends meet by turning their small home into rental apartments and made do with hand-me-downs and secondhand items.
However, their humble circumstances didn't stop the Saxtons from being rich in what mattered most: self-less acts of love, the rewards of a job well done, and the hope and renewal we can feel through Jesus Christ. All of these lessons come together at Christmastime, when Gail learns of love and sacrifice through a single, precious gift.
The Christmas Doll teaches a wise lesson about the true meaning of the holiday. Christmas isn't just about beautiful decorations or shiny, expensive gifts; it's about the miracle of Jesus to make old things new, revitalize our lives, and bring out the best in humankind to care for another.
The Christmas Doll is not just a beautiful story about the true meaning of Christmas, but it also has beautiful illustrations to go along with it. I was drawn to Gail and her story of the brand new doll she received for Christmas and loved and cherished. Then it became old, forgotten, and discarded. Everyone can relate to feeling forgotten or discarded like the doll was. I loved how Wright brought the story full circle at the end and reminded his audience how the Savior can make us all new again. I received a copy of this book for free, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.
Source: Publisher for review
Posted by Books Are Sanity!!! at 1:30 AM