By Richard Paul Evans
A particular anniversary version of the unforgettable Christmas vintage that has touched the hearts of hundreds of thousands of readers: “the most well-liked vacation story seeing that Tiny Tim” (Newsweek).
Since The Christmas field was first released, greater than 8 million humans around the globe were touched via its magic. it's a vacation vintage that's as cherished in our time as A Christmas Carol was in Dickens’s.
This particular twentieth Anniversary version incorporates a new advent by means of the writer, explaining how this own tribute to his young ones, meant for only a few kinfolk and neighbors, turned a global phenomenon that brings thought and therapeutic to every body who reads it. As he reiterates his goal to remind households of the preciousness in their love for every different, Evans explains how The Christmas field has additionally helped young children who've no households locate love and desire. The miracle of The Christmas field springs from its undying message that is familiar with no season.
This was once the that means of the Christmas field, that sometime i'd flip round and my little woman will be long past . . .
How speedy the time has handed. this present day these little ladies for whom I wrote The Christmas field are adults. What hasn’t replaced is the relevance of my little tale. Now, simply because it used to be 1000 years in the past and may be 1000 years from now, mom and dad nonetheless examine their young ones and suppose their hearts breaking a bit, figuring out that the one promise of youth is that sometime it is going to be long gone. it really is my private desire that, for hundreds of years to come back, the message of The Christmas field will undergo as a reminder of the sanctity and holiness of a parent’s love. God Bless and Merry Christmas.
—From the creation to the 20 th Anniversary variation