The Christmas Dollby: Jason Wright
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.
- Jason Wright is the New York Times bestselling author of Christmas Jars which sold half-million copies. Howard Lyon is an award-winning artist who often draws inspiration from favorite old masters: William Bouguereau, Lawrence Alma-Tadema, and John William Waterhouse.
- The book’s setting is Utah in 1949.
- Gail Miller is an NBA owner of the Utah Jazz and chairman of the board of the Larry H. Miller Management Corporation.
- The book’s story has a religious message, told metaphorically, that Jesus can make old things new, to heal the broken, and to give second chances.
Publisher: Shadow Mountain
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 32