For twenty-five years, readers have been moved by beloved author Francine Rivers’s tale of little Timmy O’Neil, a foster child with a very mysterious shoe box. This anniversary edition of Timmy’s story has been beautifully redesigned for the holiday season to include a new five-part Advent devotional from Francine, as well as her favorite holiday recipes and the entire Christmas story from Matthew and Luke, all accented by gold foil interior artwork.
At the center of this beautiful package is the short, tender story of Timmy and his shoe box. At first glance, it’s nothing special—just an ordinary box with a red lid and the words Running Shoes printed on the side. But Timmy carries it with him wherever he goes, and when people ask him what’s inside, he smiles and says, “Just things.” As Timmy settles into his new, loving home, he remains unwilling to share the secrets of his shoe box . . . until the beauty of the church Nativity pageant inspires him to open his heart and give the most precious gift of all.