But despite Steele’s expertise, Colonel Eric Web, his superior and longtime t. When high-level governmental programmer Sam Steele is called into his office on his day off, he quickly finds himself at the center of a battle for humanity itself. I read the synopsis of this book and then stuck it on my wish list to read later but I could not stop thinking about it, there was just something drawing me to this book so I bought it. by 47North. His sweet, heartwarming stories are lovely to read during the holiday season (and an easy finish on my yearly reading goals!). Welcome back. The greatest gift we could ever give doesn't cost us money or come wrapped in a package. Picked this up for free in the Kindle Lending Library. Bottom line - don't bother. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I found this book to have a very unique premise and to have a good use of numerical concepts that was integral to the story. I found this book to have a very unique premise and to have a good use of numerical concepts that was integral to the story. A must read for the Holidays! The boy Collin was an inspiration to me as well. What a wonderful inspiring book. Although many of his "Christmas" books, such as this one, seem to be about Christmas, they are not always. If I could only pick one holiday book to read, it would definitely be one from Richard Paul Evans. The good guys weren't overly good, but more realistic than you find typically in this genre. I think there are a couple more yet. The Christmas Spirit is all throughout this novel. All of the characters have the same personality, with the exception of their underlying motivations. My only thing that holds me back from gi. But despite Steele’s expertise, Colonel Eric Web, his superior and longtime thorn in his side, makes it clear he doesn’t want him there. The bad guys were really bad in this story, but in other sci fi books they might have been the heroes. Definitely read it with a box of tissues. The chapters are so short it is a very quick read for 335 pgs. I read this book in one sitting. Or if you knew someone who did? But overall, a wonderful, purely sci-fi read. When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. I don't think so. Refresh and try again. Great story, I did not want to put it down. Those names don't seem to fit into the same category to me. The Gift by Dave Donovan groans along at times as though it were a Scientific American article. I would strongly recommend this book to all teenage kids to read. If you love the fantasy genre, this is the season for you! Contained in the ship are gifts which are intelligences that pair with humans to assist them in this task. I thought the premise behind the book was interesting--a young boy has special powers to heal anyone who is sick. Collin has a gift for healing which he dispenses at great cost to himself. The characters seem bland, their interests in each other seem strange, and why new characters are joining in for the adventure just doesn't seem to have much merit (aside from health issues). Perhaps the book's greatest flaw was the character development. I'm so happy I did! This touching novel focuses on a man who comes to realise that some parts of … I feel that the negative reviews were senselessly pedantic and picky. When Richard Paul Evans wrote the #1 best-seller, The Christmas Box, he never intended on becoming an internationally known author. The only other time he gets a little OCD was somewhere toward the end where he was talking about factors, cubes and squares and it was getting on the tiniest verge of being tedious. The Gift: 12 Lessons to Save Your Life is a remarkable book where Dr. Eger, a Holocaust survivor, writes about her experiences as a survivor in Auschwitz and shares stories of her clients' pe A special thank you to Penguin Random House SA for the opportunity to review this book. [When the book starts with the protagonist visiting a grave site, you know what the outcome is going to be, which leaves you just waiting for the death to happen. Be the first to ask a question about The Gift. This one had plenty of elements for a great story: alien contact, mysterious artifacts, and cool superpowers. We all have a gift to give to those we love, in one form or another. I went to the library and found two more that I haven't read. I gave it a four out of five in the rating because it was so captivating and I felt like I was actually living the whole story. I am more than ready for my gift. 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