I received a copy of Gideon's Gift by Karen Kingsbury from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
One long-ago Christmas, Earl Gibson lost the two things most precious to him: his wife and daughter. Angry and heartbroken, he ended up living on the streets and abandoned any belief he'd once had in God.
Ten years later Big Earl meets Gideon, a seven-year-old leukemia patient who believes with all her heart that "Christmas means never having to ask God how much he loves us." Gideon is determined to reach this lonely and hurting man who hates Christmas--and he is just as determined to rebuff her. It will take a miracle for Earl to come to understand the true meaning of Christmas. But if he can accept what Gideon wants to give him, he might find that he can return the favor with a precious gift of his own.
In GIDEON'S GIFT, Karen Kingsbury reminds us that Christmas is still a time of miraculous possibilities if only we reach out to those around us.
This is such a good book. Karen Kingsbury has a way of telling a story and teaching you a lesson at the same time. Gideon has a spirit that can't be broken even when she finds out her leukemia has come back worse that before at Christmas time. Earl soon finds this out and does what he can to help her and her family have the best Christmas ever.