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What would you do to create a miracle for another family? Walter needed one. Times were hard, and his father was very ill and had lost his job.
Walter knew the other children in his German town would be placing their wooden shoes on their doorsteps for St. Nicholas to fill with toys and candy. This year, however, there was little reason for Walter to think his shoes would be filled.
But the next morning, he gasped and his mother cried. There on the doorstep are Walter's shoes brimming with candles and a scroll that reads, “I am the light of the world” (John 8:12).
For many nights, his wooden shoes are filled and needful gifts continue to appear, each with a scroll and scripture testifying of Jesus Christ. Then one morning, Walter and his family receive the best gift of all.
The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes is a moving story about pure love, anonymous service, and the sometimes unexpected gifts we receive from the Savior, who above all others knows what we need.
- Pages: 32
About the Authors
Deborah Pace Rowley is the author of The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes and other picture books. She and her husband, Lin, are the parents of five children and live in American Fork, Utah. The children still talk about their favorite Easter walk around a cabin in Prescott, Arizona, several years ago.
Dan Burr earned his bachelor of fine arts degree from Utah State University and a master’s degree in illustration from Syracuse University. He and his wife, Patti, are raising their two children in the Teton Valley of southeast Idaho, a setting that provides great artistic inspiration and fantastic fly fishing. Dan is a well-known illustrator, having been in the business for many years, most recently working as a children’s picture book illustrator. A few of the books Dan has illustrated are The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes; God Bless Your Way; A Christmas Journey; and I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.
Truly wonderful book!
by Customer - reviewed on October 17, 2008
I always give everyone in my family for Christmas a new book. This year I am giving The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes. The illustrations are beautiful and the story will touch everyone's heart that reads it. A must have in everyone's family library.
A New Christmas Classic For All!!!!
by Teri - reviewed on November 09, 2008
This new Christmas story will become a classic for those who enjoy a spiritual odyssey with finding out how much Our Savior Jesus Christ loves us. This oversize book has wonderful pictures that tells the story of a ten year old boy finding special gifts at Christmas inside his wooden shoes, which is a German tradition. This boy Walter is mystified on who has left the gifts and then one day, two missionaries appear at his door to bring the news of Jesus Christ to this family and to bring hope to this family and to heal Walter's ailing father. There are traditions in the book to try for Christmas. And, I will be giving this touching book to my granddaughter this Christmas. It even has a place in front for writing a child's name.
I love this book!
by Teresa - reviewed on November 21, 2008
I try to buy a new Christmas story every year and this has been a hit! It's a great addition to our library!
Wonderful Christmas gift for our family and special friends.
by Customer - reviewed on October 28, 2008
A wonderful heartwarming story. Definitely a gift we are giving all our married children this year. We plan to start a new tradition with some special friends and neighbors with the ideas presented at the end of the book.
by Chet - reviewed on November 08, 2008
THIS IS A GREAT BOOK. WELL RECOMMENDED
Such a great story
by Customer - reviewed on October 20, 2008
This book always makes me cry, and reminds me of what is really important in life. It talks alot about service and how that can bless our lives and bring us closer to our Saviour.
by Customer - reviewed on December 11, 2008
This story is a must read for the Holiday Season!
Above and Beyond
by Brianna - reviewed on December 02, 2012
THis is a beautiful story, perfect for all ages. I recommend it for every home!
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