Thursday, October 24, 2013

The Christmas Candle By Max Lucado Giveaway!

From New York Times best-selling author Max Lucado comes a timeless message that will warm your heart.
Imagine a Victorian England village in the Cotswolds where very little out of the ordinary ever happens . . . except at Christmas time.
This year, Edward Haddington, a lowly candle maker, is visited by a mysterious angel. That angel silently imparts a precious gift—a gift that’s bungled and subsequently lost. The candle maker and his wife, Bea, struggle to find the gift.
And when they do, they have to make a difficult choice. Who among their community is most in need of a Christmas miracle?
Join inspirational author Max Lucado and experience anew the joy of Christmas.
Pick up your copy here...

In just under two decades of writing, Max Lucado has accomplished more than most writers hope for in a lifetime. Most of his books have appeared on one or more best seller lists, including those published by the "New York Times," "USA Today," "Publishers Weekly," and the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA). Aside from hardcover books, Lucado's writings have also been published as children's books, videos, CD-ROMs, DVDs, music CDs, mass paperback booklets, apparel, giftware, bookmarks, calendars, study Bibles, workbooks, curricula, and plush products. In spring 2003, Hallmark/Dayspring Cards launched a new gift card line featuring excerpts from Lucado's writings--and has already sold more than one million cards.

All this success has drawn more than a little attention to a previously low-profile Texas author and minister. Lucado has been featured in a wide range of media, including "USA Today," "Larry King Live," and "NBC Nightly News." He has spoken at the National Prayer Breakfast before the President of the United States. He has traveled with internationally renowned musicians as a special speaker on their music tours, such as the highly successful "Come Together & Worship Tour" (sponsored by Chevrolet) with Grammy Award-winning artists Michael W. Smith and Third Day.

Journey to the Top
Lucado was born in 1955 in San Angelo, Texas, and raised in Andrews, Texas, the youngest of four children. His father was an Exxon oil field mechanic who, Lucado remembers, always smelled of grease cleaner. "It makes it easy for me to see a God who is loving and kind--because my dad was," he says. His mother was a nurse who grew up working in the cotton fields.

Lucado went through a period of rebellion against his parents' values and their God during his teens and into college. But it wasn't long before he found himself drawn back to his roots, back to God. He married, spent time serving as a missionary in Brazil, and returned to the States, where he began working as a church minister and writing on the side.

Secret to Success
From all accounts, Max Lucado is not a man consumed by sales, awards, and achievements. He often turns down media interviews since they impede on family and ministry commitments. He spends the bulk of his week serving as senior minister at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas. And he is truly surprised by his own success--more impressed by his one-in-a-million wife and three amazing daughters than by his successful writing career. 

Max does not usually write fiction, but this is not a book to be missed he sure knows how to write a book full off hope. 
It was to short for me, I want more. It was such a great book with all the people getting their miracles, the ending was great.
I really would love to see more from Max on the fiction shelf when I go looking for a great book.
Super Christmas book. If your having a bad day or just need a pick me up then grab your copy of The Christmas Candle.
I gave this book 5 stars and I recommend this book.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I highly respect Max Lucado. He is a soft spoken man of God. I could sit and listen to him for hours. I have read many of his non-fiction books. I am looking forward to reading The Christmas Candle. Thank you Mary for reviewing this book and for your giveaway.

    Judy B

  2. My kinda book !! Thanks Mary .Blessings ,Dana "Girl"

  3. His works are always pretty amazing. I think that we can learn a lot from his writings and I especially want to read this one. Mary, you do a good job of letting us know what to put on our bookshelves!
    Sonja.nishimoto (at) gmail (dot) com

  4. Years ago I got to hear Mr. Lucado preach and I will never forget it. I am so happy that he is still writing books that move people. I can't wait to get my hands on this book. Thank you for telling us about it Mary

  5. The Christmas Candle sounds like such a special book. One that warms the heart! Thank you, Mary, for the wonderful review and thank you for the giveaway.

  6. I love his books! They are all very inspirational and I am sure this one is too. Loved your review and would love to win this book!

  7. Another book I would really love to win,
    Thank Mary for your awesome reviews.

  8. I really want to read this book. Like my sister Sue said we have heard Mr. Lucado preach and it was something we will never forget. Thanks for this great review Mary.

  9. This sounds like a heartwarming book and I will be adding it to my list! Thank you for your wonderful review, Mary!

  10. Thanks Mary for this chance to win a Max Lucado book. He has written great up-lifting books for many years, a man who loves our Lord. also a wis man with his life. I would love to hear him preach. Please give me an entry. You gave a great review as always. MAXIE mac262(at)me(dot)com

  11. Max Lucado is an awesome author. Would love to read this fiction book by him. "The Christmas Candle" sounds like a wonderful book. Thank you, Mary, for an opportunity to participate in this giveaway. Please enter my name.
    Barbara Thompson

  12. wonderful review.The Christmas Candle sounds wonderful.Please me in contest .Thank you for the opportunity to win .

  13. THE CHRISTMAS CANDLE sounds like a wonderful fiction book. I would love to read it. Thanks for the review and the giveaway. Good Luck everybody.

  14. The Christmas Candle sounds like a great Christmas book! Thanks for another wonderful review! Adding to the wish list!

  15. This sounds like a great book. I love Max's books. They are so inspiring. Thanks for the great review.
    marypopmom (at) yahoo (dot) com

  16. I have not read any of this authors books but sure do want to.

    Great review Mary

    Cathy Weber