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Christmas Jars

Narrated by: Jason F. Wright
Series: Christmas Jars, Book 1
Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
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Summary

Hope Jensen is a young, single woman and an aspiring newspaper writer, and when she receives a much-needed but anonymous Christmas gift, she's determined to find her benefactor. That search leads her to an unusual family with a longstanding Christmas tradition. Sensing a front-page feature article, Hope desperately wants to publish their story, but doing so would be a breach of trust. What she decides to do will change her life forever.

Destined to become a classic Christmas tale, Christmas Jars is a heartwarming story that will restore your faith in mankind and make you want to start your own Christmas Jar tradition.

©2005 Jason F. Wright (P)2006 Shadow Mountain

Critic reviews

"Beautifully written. I believe the Christmas Jars tradition will change lives." (Richard Paul Evans, New York Times bestselling author)
"This inspirational Christmas novella will engage readers' hearts."--Publishers Weekly
"Just like It's a Wonderful Life, Christmas Jars is American storytelling at its best. Jason Wright has written the next Christmas classic."--Glenn Beck

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  • Debra
  • Barker Barracks, United Kingdom
  • 08-12-15

Inspiring made me cry

Loved this story made me cry whilst driving home. Recommend it to all and merry Christmas enjoy as much as I did

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  • Musak
  • 25-12-15

Loved it.

Saw a reference to this book online and decided to give it a try. It is an easy listen with likeable characters and a sweet story. I appreciated the absence of a love story; it was a nice change. I listened to the sequel immediately after finishing this one.

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  • Brenda Irene DiBiase
  • 18-12-15

I was moved to tears more than once

Where does Christmas Jars rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This is one of the most beautifully crafted stories I have ever heard. I drive an hour to and from work every day listening to audiobooks as I go. Christmas Jars was such a good book that I found myself hoping I'd get stuck in traffic so that I could keep listening. I was pulled into the lives of all of the characters and found myself wanting to start my own Christmas Jar. On more than one occasion I found myself sobbing at various parts of the story. I believe everyone should hear this remarkable tale. This book captures the true spirit of Christmas, forgiveness, and all of the magic it holds!

Who was your favorite character and why?

There is no way I could pick a favorite character. They were all amazing.

Which scene was your favorite?

My favorite scene is at the end. There is a special twist in the last few chapters that brings this book to a mighty finish.

If you could take any character from Christmas Jars out to dinner, who would it be and why?

I would take Mr. Maxwell out. This man had the biggest heart and spirit of all. He was a comedian too.

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  • Debi Jackson
  • 15-11-19

Christmas Jar Joy

This book and its messages have filled my heart to overflowing.! Merry Christmas all year long!

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  • Charlotte
  • 02-04-19

Wow!

Wonderful story! Good Writing! Good reader! A story with romance, pathos, and heart along with wonderful life lessons.

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  • Joey
  • 19-12-18

great book

I loved this book!! the story, the moral, the characters, and the feeling it had throughout. read this if you want a feel good book where every piece gets put in place and every question gets answered.

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  • Gerald
  • 08-12-18

great

this was a wonderful boom to prep me for the Christmas season I loves it

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  • My take on things
  • 25-11-18

I love this story, but...

From a journalist’s point of view, there’s a lot wrong with this book. It would have been beneficial for the author to research how newspaper stories are placed and prioritized, how journalists advance (they don’t start out writing editorials), and the difference between a column and a news story. Still, despite those inaccuracies, I enjoy this story and re-read it nearly every Christmas season. It’s a wonderful way to welcome and nurture the Christmas spirit each year.

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  • donetta
  • 01-10-18

What Beautiful, Heart-Warning Stories

Break out the tissues. I bet Richard Paul Evans wishes he had written this. So enjoyable!

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  • Lesa Kay Ahlstrom
  • 02-02-18

Wonderful

This has increased my desire to give. It’s given me more ideas of how to serve

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  • songbirdsue
  • 09-01-18

inspirational- I love it

this book features a way in which we can keep the spirit of Christmas going in our lives as well as an inspiration story. great for everyone.