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The Christmas Sweater

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Jason Wright, Kevin Balfe, Glenn Beck

Narrated By: Glenn Beck

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: November 2008

Duration: 4 hours 0 minutes


#1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic


When Eddie was twelve years old, all he wanted for Christmas was a bike. Although his life had gotten harder -- and money tighter -- since his father diedÉEddie dreamed that somehow his mother would find a way to have his dream bike gleaming beside their modest Christmas tree that magical morning. What he got from her instead was a sweater. 'A stupid, handmade, ugly sweater' that young Eddie left in a crumpled ball in the corner of his room.

Scarred deeply by the realization that kids don't always get what they want, and too young to understand that he already owned life's most valuable treasures, that Christmas morning was the beginning of Eddie's dark and painful journey on the road to manhood. It will take wrestling with himself, his faith, and his family -- and the guidance of a mysterious neighbor named Russell -- to help Eddie find his path through the storm clouds of life and finally see the real significance of that simple gift his mother had crafted by hand with love in her heart.

Based on a deeply personal true story, The Christmas Sweater is a warm and poignant tale of family, faith, and forgiveness that makes us question whether we really know what's most important in our own lives.


  • Anonymous

    anyone who has parents should read this book. Anyone who has struggled through their teen years. especially directed towards young men, anyone of any age or gender will identify with this character and enjoy reading this book. just like eddie, the main character, keep going after the first big disappointment. It really is just the beginning. I almost gave up on eddie after that. i didn't think i could continue. but i'm so glad i did! I couldn't put the book down

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  • Anonymous

    One of the best book I have ever read. Tremendous!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Princetonmom

    This is a great book filled with reminiscing for baby boomer age folks like me! I can relate to a lot of the environment Ed grew up in. He was feeling sorry for himself like so many kids do, then a series of events brought him back around. My kids wanted to stay in the car and listen even after we got home... This probably doesn't appeal to the desensitized over stimulated reader (especially without family) - but it appealed very much to me and my family. Perhaps those who don't like it see themselves in the angry Ed?

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  • Michael Pickering

    Non-political. It is the sweetest most heart warming and gut wrenching book I've read in a long time! Absolutely WONDERFUL!

  • Anonymous

    Absolutely horrible. Do not waste your time. Beck tries to promote himself as a man of the people. His recklessness is even evident in this poor excuse of a publication.

  • Mzkitty38

    This book was GREAT!! Funny, touching, thought provoking, surprising. I enjoyed listening to this story, especially the relationship with Eddie and his Grandfather. The story makes you think about all the things that people in your life sacrafice for you and what they would do for you and how much you would miss it when it's gone.

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