“There is only one thing that can destroy darkness—and that is light.”
The Christmas Star is the most unforgettable Christmas story! The characters and setting are vibrant and rich, and the message seeps deep into the soul. Blending the brilliance of It’s a Wonderful Life and the magic of The Wizard of Oz, The Christmas Star is deserving of a place on the shelf alongside these literary Classics!
Paul Bennett is a fortunate man, embraced by the love and tenderness of a patient wife and two young daughters. He hasn’t fully accepted the existence of God, which poses a real problem when tragedy touches his life. His lack of faith sends him into the lonely depths of despair, hopelessness, and self-loathing. He seeks an escape from reality by drowning his grief and guilt in alcohol, but his self-inflicted isolation makes his pain all the more real. It might take a miracle to make him see the light.
This story is meaty and raw, dealing with loss, grief, guilt, doubt and futility. But it’s also shares an uplifting, inspiring, and satisfying message. I enjoyed every aspect of this emotional read.
The author, Robert Tate Miller, is a gifted storyteller. He creates a vivid setting, making me yearn to be part of this charming community. His cast of characters is diverse and authentic, with believable strengths and weaknesses. And most importantly, the message he shares is emotional and full of hope.
I highly recommend this book.
Publisher: Waterfall Press