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Operation Christmas Child: A Story Of Simple Gifts

It was a simple idea that became the worldwide ministry of Operation Christmas Child—to minister to children in war-torn and famine-stricken countries.  In just two decades it has inspired everyday people to provide more than 100 million gift-filled shoeboxes to needy children in 130 countries. This beautiful book weaves the moving, God-saturated story of the ministry’s beginning with the soul-stirring, Christ exalting stories of lives that have been forever changed by a simple shoebox. Operation Christmas Child is filled with full-color photos of children whose smiles help tell what is a thoroughly hopeful story. Samaritan's Purse President Franklin Graham provides insight as the incredible stories of life transformation are told. Proceeds from Operation Christmas Child go to support the ministry it seeks to celebrate and honor.

Hardcover: 352 pages

Publisher: B&H Books (October 1, 2013)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 143367999X

ISBN-13: 978-1433679995

Product Dimensions: 6.3 x 1.1 x 9.3 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)

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If you are a fan of OCC and love to do shoeboxes, this is a book for you. Tells of how OCC got started and its ministry leading up to 2013. You won't be disappointed. All proceeds goes to support this great ministry.

I have packed shoeboxes here and there over the past few years - kind of just mindlessly. I was out of reading materials and picked up this book, not my typical genre, and I'm so glad I did. The chapters are short one page chapters which made starting and stopping easy for this busy mom of three. So much information from how it got started to testimonials from recipients to inspiring stories of an 8 year old girl who starting a shoebox club that now (four years later) has over 80 members who meet year round. If you need to center and refocus your heart before the Christmas season chaos and gluttony starts, I highly recommend you reading this.

The book is a compilation of stories about Franklin Graham's Operation Christmas Child. The stories are heart warming and inspiring. After reading the book I had no doubt that our God is a God of details. From those that pack and pray over the shoe boxes here in the US to the boy or girl that prays for a specific need and out of the 10 million shoe boxes shipped each year the one box they open has the specific item that they needed. Wow! After reading the book when to their Facebook page and am following all the stories coming our of this year's shoe-box distributions. What a great way to share the gospel.

This book will make you want to rush out and pack a few more boxes--I have been packing boxes for 17 years and this book told me how much one box can do for a child who never had a gift or heard about Jesus--this box gives the child a gift of learning about Jesus plus tells them that some one loves them enough to send school supplies and toys --I loved ever minute of the book

My wife has recently gotten very involved with this ministry to the children of the world and the books we ordered are being given to members of our church with the request that they choose one story and prepare comments on it for sharing with the congregation when the Shoebox Ministry is presented to the congregation before requesting its participation in the program.

This book is an easy read. The hard part is putting it down. If you are curious about OCC or just want to know more this book is for you. I love the uplifting stories of the kids receiving their shoebox gifts and reading of God's provision to these kids.

This is an excellent book. It's well-written, easy to read, and includes pictures.You will probably laugh and cry as you read about how Operation Christmas Child was established and what they have accomplished over 20 years. It's an amazing story, and if you've participated in any part of Operation Christmas Child, this is a book you will want to read!

I love the stories . . . oh my, the fingerprint of God is so evident! I love giving it to people so they can see just how HE touches the lives of these children. It is a wonderful book to read and to give to others.

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