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The Christmas List by Richard Paul Evans

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Walking on Water, May 2015
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A Step Of Faith, May 2013
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A Winter Dream, November 2012
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The Christmas Box, October 2012
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Rise of the Elgen, August 2012
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The Road To Grace, May 2012
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Michael Vey: The Prisoner Of Cell 25, August 2011
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The Walk, April 2010
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The Christmas List, October 2009
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Grace, October 2008
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Finding Noel, October 2006
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The Christmas List
Richard Paul Evans

A heartfelt and poignant new novel that explores the themes of sacrifice and selfishness, betrayal and forgiveness, love and loss, redemption not through reparation, but through grace.

Simon & Schuster
October 2009
On Sale: October 6, 2009
368 pages
ISBN: 1439150001
EAN: 9781439150009
Hardcover
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Fiction Family Life | Fiction Inspirational

Dear Reader,

When I was in seventh grade, my English teacher, Mrs. Johnson, gave our class the intriguing (if somewhat macabre) assignment of writing our own obituaries. Oddly, I don't remember much of what I wrote about my life, but I do remember how I died: in first place on the final lap of the Daytona 500. At the time, I hadn't considered writing as an occupation, a field with a remarkably low on-the-job casualty rate.

What intrigues me most about Mrs. Johnson's assignment is the opportunity she gave us to confront our own legacy. How do we want to be remembered? That question has motivated our species since the beginning of time: from building pyramids to putting our names on skyscrapers.

As I began to write this book, I had two objectives: First, I wanted to explore what could happen if someone read their obituary before they died and saw, firsthand, what the world really thought of them. Their legacy.

Second, I wanted to write a Christmas story of true redemption. One of my family's holiday traditions is to see a local production of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. I don't know how many times I've seen it (perhaps a dozen), but it still thrills me to see the change that comes over Ebenezer Scrooge as he transforms from a dull, tight-fisted miser into a penitent, "giddy-as-aschoolboy" man with love in his heart. I always leave the show with a smile on my face and a resolve to be a better person. That's what I wanted to share with you, my dear readers, this Christmas -- a holiday tale to warm your season, your homes, and your hearts.

Merry Christmas

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