The Christmas Sweater - Glenn Beck

The Christmas Sweater

Artist Glenn Beck

  • Release Date: 2008-11-11
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 131 Ratings


If You Could Change Your Life by Reversing Your Biggest Regrets, Sorrows and Mistakes...Would You?

#1 New York Times bestselling author and renowned radio and television host Glenn Beck delivers an instant holiday classic about boyhood memories, wrenching life lessons, and the true meaning of the gifts we give to one another in love.

We weren't wealthy, we weren't poor -- we just were. We never wanted for anything, except maybe more time together....

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 died and the family bakery closed...Eddie 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 offers us a glimpse of our own lives -- while also making us question if we really know what's most important in them.


  • Christmas Sweater

    By Denice Hollis
    Wonderful ! I absolutely LOVED IT ! ! ! I could relate to every bit of it !
  • The Christmas Sweater

    By Merritt70
    This book is amazing. I usually read sports books but this just keeps bringing you back for more.
  • The Christmas Sweater

    By Patty Lynn
    I didn't know how this would turn out, but I was truly inspired. I feel a little more at peace with some of my own mistakes in life and work at trying to forgive myself. I am very thankful for Glenn Beck and his giving nature. He is sharing and giving what I need as well as what many others need. Read this to see for yourself, you will see something in it that you need.
  • Christmas Sweater

    By Cowlady5
    Great inspirational book. Good read for all ages.
  • Wow!

    By JustinShanley
    What a truly inspirational Christmas story. I am a huge fan of Glenn Beck, however, even if you despise him, this book is still a must read. Since reading this quasi-fictional tale, I have evaluated my life and have realized so much. Words cannot describe the power this book holds. Highly recommended for everyone! A perfect book to enjoy by the fire place with a mug of hot cocoa!
  • The Christmas Sweater

    By DMWrite
    This book made me feel good and sad...and hopeful!
  • Rubbish

    By Tenaj62
    One word....treacle!
  • Best book I've ever read!!!

    By Miguel Angel Nino
    Awesome,heartfelt,truly memorizing.