Sunday, October 20, 2013

"The Christmas Candle" by Max Lucado

I recently read "The Christmas Candle" and have to say, its my first time reading a Max Lucado book!  I know, right?  I've always heard wonderful things about this author and was glad my first read was a Christmas based book.  It takes place in the 1800s in Gladstone (a Victorian England village).  The town candle maker, Edward Haddington, and his wife, Bea, have a tradition to keep.  Every 25 years, an angel visits, touches a candle around Christmas-time, and leaves just as mysteriously as it appears.  Whoever the candle maker gives that particular candle to in town has always received a miracle.  It becomes the talk of the town.  However, when the town gets a new Reverend this particular year (when the angel should appear), he is hesitant to believe the 'local folklore' which angers many of the townsfolk.  After a sequence of events, everyone's hearts are lifted and eyes are opened.

I really liked this book.  It was really easy to get drawn into it and I liked the historic time period in which the author chose to make this book to take place.  I actually read it in one evening (it is rather short too)!  I could pretty much see how it was going to end once I was so far through, but it was still worth reading!  I hope to read more of Max Lucado's books in the future.  I can see why he is such a popular author!



  1. The book has been made into a movie, with Susan Boyle playing a role and also singing 'Miracle Hymn' the movie's anthem. In theatres Nov 22.

  2. I watched the movie last night at a prescreening. I wrote a review of it here: -- I have not read the book. I wonder if it matches the movie?


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