Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Unfinished Gift

Some books grab your heart and won't let go. Such is the case of The Unfinished Gift by Dan Walsh. It's five days before Christmas in 1943, when Children's Services deposits seven-year-old Patrick on his grandfather's doorstep after his mother is killed in a car wreck. His father is dropping bombs on the bad guys in Germany, but Patrick just wants him to come home. His grandfather doesn't seem to want him and gets really angry a lot, especially when Patrick discovers a wondrous half-carved wooden soldier in the attic. The government lady promised Patrick that his father would be home right away, but things seem to be getting worse instead of better. Will things ever be made right? This is a beautiful, heart-warming story - grab a copy today!

Ian Collins is an old man without his son. Patrick Collins is a young boy without his father. On his Christmas list are only three items. He wants the army to find his father. He wants to leave his grandfather's house. And he wants the dusty wooden soldier in Grandfather's attic--the one he is forbidden to touch.

Set at Christmastime in 1943, The Unfinished Gift is the engaging story of a family in need of forgiveness. With simple grace, it reminds us of the small things that affect powerful change in our hearts--a young boy's prayers, a shoe box of love letters, and even a half-carved soldier, long forgotten. This nostalgic story of reconciliation will touch your heart.

Read the first chapter!

The Unfinished Gift
Dan Walsh is the senior pastor of Sovereign Grace Church in Daytona Beach, Florida, a church he helped found 23 years ago. He is the author of The Unfinished Gift and lives with his family in the Daytona Beach area. A copy of this book for review was provided by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Photobucket

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Anonymous said...

Sounds yummy.Thanks for sharing.Wish you all a Joyful Christmas n New Year eve ahead.

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Xandra@Heart-of-Service said...

I'll have to go see if it's available for my Kindle!


Dan Walsh said...

Thanks Linda for the wonderful review and helping to get the word out about the book. is available on Kindle. Got my wife one back in March and she loves it (I still like the real pages).

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.

Dan Walsh