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The Christmas Box Miracle: My Spiritual Journey of Destiny, Healing and Hope

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  861 ratings  ·  101 reviews

In 1994, Richard Paul Evans, then an unknown writer, self-published a short book entitled The Christmas Box. That book went on to become an international bestseller, selling more than seven million copies and touching the lives of many more people along the way.

The Christmas Box Miracle is the story behind the book that has become a Christmas classic: how a man writes an

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ebook, 272 pages
Published December 6th 2001 by Simon & Schuster (first published October 1st 2001)
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Grace
This book is about the author's journey in writing, publishing and promoting the best selling story, The Christmas Box. Although he had no intention of publishing the book in the beginning, it eventually became a source of healing for hundreds or more, especially for those that have lost a child. I have not read the Christmas Box yet, but I was able to follow and enjoy this book perfectly. This book is more about the divine intervention involved in the creation of The Christmas Box. I believe th ...more
Jill
I had no idea what to expect when I opened this book. Evans's story is very heart warming and helps one have a firm hope in finding purpose in life and achieving it through the Lord's means and in His time table. It makes me want to read his Christmas Box story.
Dee Ann Buys
This is a great example of following the spiritual promptings in our lives. The story of how Richard Paul Evans wrote "The Christmas Box"
Danielle
Let me first say that this is not a book I would have sought out and read on my own. It was given to me as a gift, and sat on my bookshelf for a few years until I finally read it with my husband.
So, I can sum up this book for you in one sentence: "I wrote this little book called The Christmas Box and it was phenomenally successful, and everyone loved it, and I am awesome, and oh yeah, I can't take any credit for it." That's about it.
If you looooved The Christmas Box then you'll probably like
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Ml Herman
I loved this little book. It made me think about all of the miraculous moments in my life. I think we could all benefit from reflecting on our God directed moments and understanding His plan in our lives.
Lisa
I used to read The Christmas Box every Christmas until I read this book. Although he may not have meant to boast about the number of books that had been sold, it came across that way to me. It really ruined the Christmas Box for me.
Jared
It was interesting and inspiring to read about his personal journey with writing the Christmas Box. I was pleased to hear about all the good he is doing with his sucesses.
Tracy
I like this so much more than The Christmas Box book itself. It was inspiring and powerful.
Elaine Moore
This book has a powerful testimony of how Heavenly Father takes care of His children.
Amy
What a cheesy ball of emotionally manipulative fluff.
Jacquline
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Sue
ince it was first published, more than seven million people have been touched by the magic of The Christmas Box, a holiday classic that is as beloved in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens's.
When Richard Paul Evans wrote The Christmas Box, he intended it as a private expression of love for his two young daughters, Jenna and Allyson. Though he often told them that he loved them, he didn't feel that they could ever really understand the depth of his feelings until they had experienced the
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Yvonne
Dec 10, 2008 Yvonne rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Jeremy
Yesterday morning I got up when my husband went to work, and although I knew my body was still tired, I couldn't fall back asleep. So I decided to read one of the Christmas books I have had out on my coffee table for the last two weeks. I had read The Christmas Box Miracle 6 years ago and really liked it then, so when I saw a copy of it at the DI for $2 this last year, I bought it. It was a really good book to reread this Christmas. It brought a lot of emotions to the surface (like so many Chris ...more
A.L. Sowards
This book is about how the author got his first book, The Christmas Box, published. I find book publishing interesting, so I also found his story interesting, though I did wonder if his publishers were a little desperate for a Christmas book that particular season. I do owe Richard Paul Evans my thanks though. He starts every chapter off with a quotation. While reading The Christmas Box Miracle, I thought I probably wasn’t smart enough to have quotes at the beginning of my chapters. Then I thoug ...more
Anne
A touching and honest portrayal of an author's writing journey. I enjoyed the descriptions of encounters Evans had with strangers who seemed to need a comforting reading experience, and who found his book (The Christmas Box) to be a good source for that. I enjoyed learning about the choices and circumstances surrounding his publishing and publicity experiences. I also liked the author's choice to use language that was straightforward, rather than the writing style of "The Christmas Box", which I ...more
Carole
Someone gave me this book because they had an extra copy. When I first started reading it, I wasn't sure that I would even finish it. I read The Christmas Box many years ago and really liked it, but I had trouble initially really getting into this book. It is about how the author ended up writing the book, self publishing it, and experiences connected with this. I guess there have been some pretty strange and amazing things connected with it. There were a number of them that brought tears to my ...more
Jodi
This book is talking about the phenomenon around the book The Christmas Box. I have never read that book, but now intend to read it. It it talking about a father who was not making it working and decided to right a book. No publisher wanted to publish it. He gave it for Christmas gifts one year and had all sorts of phone calls from family, friends and strangers telling him how great the book was. He published the book and in a years time, started a new foundation to help abused children, was on ...more
Amy Forsberg
Like others, this sat on my shelf for a while and one day I picked it up. I found his journey to writing the Christmas Box inspiring. Maybe more so than the actual Christmas Box book.
Marsha
An easy read to rekindle your faith as you walk through a healing journey of your soul. Follow Richards path of his first book 'The Christmas Box' first written for his daughters through the 'The Christmas Box Miracle', as it soon becomes a healing book and light for those mothers who grief the death of their children. On Richards travels he learns many deep and gifted lessons, of which he shares in the 'The Christmas Box Miracle'. Richard not only helps mothers who grief , he also begins to bri ...more
Laurel Horner
As las least very inspirational to be a better mother and person. Losing a child is difficult no matter how old the child is when they ate lost. A gift that will never reach its full power.
Amie
A good friend gave this book to me. It tells about the author's experience in writing The Christmas Box - the inspiration he received, the miracles that occurred in allowing it to be published, the good things that have come of it to bring healing to people who have lost children, and to provide quality care for abused children. It touched my heart, especially the way he does not seem to take credit for any of it, and the way he encourages his readers to try to find a divine purpose in life. I t ...more
LuAnn
A powerful story of the inspired writing, promotion and responses to the best selling book.
Marcy
This is my 2nd time reading this book. I had read it years ago & it had a powerful affect on my life, helped me thru a rough spot. I referred to this book several times since then. My sister's 4 month old baby died last week and it made me want to reread The Christmas Box & then of course the follow up of this - the miracle. I cried throughout the book as I see the miracles that are happening still. Because I too had a stillborn child 27 years ago and am STILL finding more healing all th ...more
Desiree
I picked up this book - thinking it was The Christmas Box book. Only after reading the first few pages, did I realize it's really the story behind how the author ended up writing The Christmas Box. Anywho - it was a great book - the stories he tells of his encounters with readers is so very interesting. Another easy read - I love how his writing is so effortless to read and understand! I also read this in a matter of an hour or more - in one sitting, which is highly unusual for me. It also did n ...more
Tiffany
If you've read the book The Christmas Box, this book is the author's real story of how it came to be. He writes of his ups and downs until his ultimate sucess with The Christmas Box. I actually read this (it was a gift) before I read The Christmas Box, which was interesting. It gave me many moments of realizing that in life when we feel like we're in a slump or in despair- great and exciting things could be right around the corner- there's always, always HOPE! And its nonfiction- I'm a sucker fo ...more
LuAnn
I honestly thought I had read this book before, but as I got into it, I realized I hadn't. Since I started working with Richard Paul Evans two years ago, I've heard many of these stories first hand, but the book still made me laugh, brought a couple of tears to my eyes, and left me feeling like I'd grown spiritually. Unlike The Christmas box itself, this book is non-fiction and leaves the reader--especially if you're also a writer--with plenty to think about. Go ahead and read it now--after all, ...more
Amanda
Wow. I am not sure how I acquired a copy of this book. I am not sure if it is divine intervention that I picked it up to read at this moment in life. I do know that it touched me. I finished it in only a few hours because I had trouble putting it down. I am going to find the books that Mr. Evans has written and read all of them. His story is truly inspiring. It is one that offers hope and healing just as the title of this book states. I challenge you to read it and see if it doesn't affect you i ...more
Megan Bell
I picked this book up thinking it would be a Christmas story to get me in the mood for the season. I didn't know that is a book about a Christmas book and the author's path to publishing the Christmas book he wrote. I was a little disappointed that it wasn't it wasn't an actual Christmas book, but the miraculous story behind how his real Christmas book came to be along with all the stories of the way that book changed people's lives really makes me want to pick up the original book "The Christma ...more
Debra
A look into a spiritual journey that resulted in the publishing and eventual success of The Christmas Box. Even without reading the book itself, you can follow along with the ups and downs of the journey. I loved the parts where he received the message, interpreted it, and then realized that he should have followed the original message. The success was at times just as much of a trial as the journey to get the book known. Warm, funny and revealing - this was a good read.
Melissa
I just finished reading this fabulous book. Such an inspiration. I have yet to read the book "The Christmas Box". I saw the movie around the time of my daughters death. I have been to a Christmas Box Angel Ceremony and seen the wonderful statue. I put off reading the Christmas Box because I know it will hit close to home and be hard. I will do it sometime, maybe soon. This book and RPE experiences touch me deeply. Thank you for making a difference!
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When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. His quiet story of parental love and the true meaning of Christmas made history when it became simultaneously the #1 hardcover and paperback book in the nation. Since then, more than eight million copies of The Christmas Box have been printed. He has since written ele ...more
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