If you are searching for a traditional tale to help you feel the spirit of Christmas, then look no further than Jason F. Wright’s, Christmas Jars, specifically the Collector’s Edition. Filled with inspiring musings of hope and forgiveness, this little novella catalogs one young lady’s fateful dilemma to serve herself, or her fellow men. Classic third-person narrative encourages readers to cozy up to a fireplace, real or imagined, and let the magic of the words take you through a heartrending experience of family, fortitude, and faith.
This book reads to an extent, like a wise friend’s reflection on their life, making it more of a storytelling experience that feels personal and applicable.
The book is so tender and sweet; it really could be read by a person of any age. But it would be much more enjoyable for the younger readers to discover this treasure with an older family member, or perhaps to be read aloud by the family as a whole, as it is a condensed anecdote.
What’s great about the Collector’s Edition is that the end of the story really isn’t the end at all! Included at the back of the book are folks across the U.S. sharing real accounts of how they’ve implemented the Christmas Jar into their lives. Whether they were the giver or the receiver, these recitals add a particularly charming tone to the overall story.
Oh, and did I mention the cover? Packaged in a petite hardback with red wrapping and gold foil, this is a book to be brought out every year to enjoy as a decoration and a reminder of the demonstrative story of charity nestled inside the quaint pages.
This book was sent to Compass Book Ratings for review by Shadow Mountain
Violence/Gore: Report of an abandoned baby; report of an abusive husband; individual comes home to find their home has been broken into and robbed; remark about a child who likes to set fires; husband tackles his wife playfully, receives a playful smack; woman states that her husband was physically abusive.
Sex/Nudity: A joke is made about dating 2x; brief mention of a miscarriage and births of children; remark of marital problems; comment about dating and having (a) significant other(s); flirtatious joke 2x; abortion is alluded to (but no procedure is done); husband and wife hold hands/briefly kiss/hug (about 5x).
Mature Subject Matter:
Financial woes, death of (a) loved one(s), abandoned baby.
Alcohol / Drug Use: