About The Christmas Doll
Christmas is fast approaching, but in the Saxton home, there is no money for gifts. Could there still be something special for Gail underneath the tree?
In The Christmas Doll, best-selling author Jason F. Wright shares a true story from the life of Gail Saxton Miller, billionaire businesswoman and owner of the Utah Jazz NBA team. But Gail’s childhood was vastly different from her life now—facing poverty in the 1940s, the Saxton family made ends meet by turning their small home into rental apartments and made do with hand-me-downs and secondhand items.
However, their humble circumstances didn’t stop the Saxtons from being rich in what mattered most: self-less acts of love, the rewards of a job well done, and the hope and renewal we can feel through Jesus Christ. All of these lessons come together at Christmastime, when Gail learns of love and sacrifice through a single, precious gift.
The Christmas Doll teaches a wise lesson about the true meaning of the holiday. Christmas isn’t just about beautiful decorations or shiny, expensive gifts; it’s about the miracle of Jesus to make old things new, revitalize our lives, and bring out the best in humankind to care for another.
Do you have books that you traditionally read as a family at Christmastime? Christmas books are some of my very favorites to read. I’ve put links to some of our family’s favorites in my What to Read next section below, so you can check out some favorites.
This one by Jason F Wright will definitely be a new family favorite at Christmas. I loved the way the author wrote this one. It’s about young Gail, during a difficult time for her family.
I loved the way she learned a lesson from the doll she was given. And what’s even better is that this one is based on a true story. The book brought me to tears. It’s such a perfect book for the Christmas season!
I was sent a copy of The Christmas Doll as a gift from the publisher. All opinions are my own.
This post contains affiliate links.