Monday, November 5, 2012

The Christmas Star by Ace Collins

When God wants to get ahold of one of his children, it doesn't take long for him to arrange the events to reach him. Young Jimmy Reed is heading toward a path of destruction, and in just 3 short day, God provides the opportunity for Jimmy to reach beyond himself and his despair.
The year is 1945 and the troops are coming home from the war, the town is rejoicing as Christmas approaches, to have their families reunited again. All except for Jimmy and his mom, his Father was killed in the war, a hero. Jimmy doesn't see it as a hero though, if he was a hero he would have come home.
Christmas is bitter for Jimmy and he makes plans to make it a memorable one for everyone as he works with a couple guys from out of time to rob the store his mom works her fingers to the bone from. Just as soon as Jimmy gets involved, God uses people like his bus driver Calvin, the only Negro people living in town, his popular friend Audrey and even the sheriff to see the errors of his way, and to see the true hero his Father really was!

This is a great Christmas read. A book on the true spirit of giving. Jimmy didn't even realize half of the things his father had done while he was home, the caring and upright person he was. Jimmy is shown deeper into his father's past and given the opportunity to see what he himself can become. I loved watching the bitterness and the 'chip on his shoulder' come off as Jimmy opens himself up to the people around him, and starts focusing his attention outward rather than on himself.


Bestselling author Ace Collins has written more than fifty books including novels Farraday Road, Swope’s Ridge and Words of the Father, as well as the nonfiction Stories Behind The Best-Loved Songs of Christmas, grAttitudes, and Lassie A Dog’s Life. His books have become movies and network television specials. He has appeared on Good Morning America, the NBC Nightly News and The Today Show and has been featured in the Distinguished Lecture Series at the National Archives in Washington D.C. Ace Collins has sold more than 1.5 million books during his career.
His latest book is the Christian holiday fiction, The Christmas Star.
You can visit Ace on the web at

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  1. What a wonderful review thanks Melanie!

  2. This sounds like a great book. I would like to read it and see how God uses all the different people to turn Jimmy around!

  3. The folks who turn him around coming from surprising places.

  4. Yes they sure do and that is part of the fun, people he otherwise didn't spend any time considering, were significant to God's plan.