The Prayer Box    -     By: Lisa Wingate
Buy Item $14.99 Retail: $19.99 Save 25% ($5.00) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist
Buy eBook Begin reading in seconds $9.99 eBook Details

The Prayer Box

Tyndale House / 2013 / Hardcover

$14.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $19.99
|
Save 25% ($5.00)
Buy 32 or more for $14.24 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW388250

Product Media


Product Description

When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola's rambling Victorian house.

Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola's walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 385
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 141438825X
ISBN-13: 9781414388250
Availability: In Stock

Related Products

  1. The Prayer Box - eBookeBOOK
    The Prayer Box - eBook
    Lisa Wingate
    Tyndale House / 2013 / ePub
    $9.99 Retail: $15.99 Save 38% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 43 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW39403EB
  2. Wildwood Creek
    Wildwood Creek
    Lisa Wingate
    Bethany House / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $8.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 40% ($6.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 56 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW208249
  3. Wildwood Creek - eBookeBOOK
    Wildwood Creek - eBook
    Lisa Wingate
    Bethany House / 2014 / ePub
    $5.59 Retail: $14.99 Save 63% ($9.40)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 56 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW42618EB
  4. Firefly Island, Moses Lake #3
    Firefly Island, Moses Lake #3
    Lisa Wingate
    Bethany House / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 58 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW208232

Publisher's Description

ECPA 2014 Christian Book Award Finalist!
When Iola Anne Poole, an old-timer on Hatteras Island, passes away in her bed at ninety-one, the struggling young mother in her rental cottage, Tandi Jo Reese, finds herself charged with the task of cleaning out Iola’s rambling Victorian house.

Running from a messy, dangerous past, Tandi never expects to find more than a temporary hiding place within Iola’s walls, but everything changes with the discovery of eighty-one carefully decorated prayer boxes, one for each year, spanning from Iola’s youth to her last days. Hidden in the boxes is the story of a lifetime, written on random bits of paper—the hopes and wishes, fears and thoughts of an unassuming but complex woman passing through the seasons of an extraordinary, unsung life filled with journeys of faith, observations on love, and one final lesson that could change everything for Tandi.

Editorial Reviews

Wingate writes with a sensitivity and lyricism so effortless, weaving a community atmosphere with a comforting story of personal healing
With a careful eye to detail and a beautiful, lyrical style reminiscent of those of Mary Alice Monroe and Patti Callahan Henry, Wingate vividly sets Tandi’s struggles in a once beautiful Victorian mansion now falling to ruin and guarded by a cranky cat in a small town recovering from the ravages of a hurricane. [Starred review]
Relatable characters and vivid portrayals of events both current and historical create an enchanting, memorable pilgrimage into the fullness of faith and love.
Readers will delight in this gorgeously written, true gem of a novel. Wingate has a way with phrasing that makes one stop and savor certain passages because they are incredibly meaningful—not only to the telling of the tale, but to the reader’s own life. Realistic characters and a saga of life, love, and rebuilding make a gorgeous treat. [Top Pick]
Running away from her past, single mother Tandi Jo Reese rents a cottage on Hatteras Island, but when her elderly landlady dies in her sleep, the task of cleaning out Iola Anne Poole’s big house falls to Tandi Jo. Tandi comes across 81 decorated prayer boxes containing notes: pieces of a life well lived. In them, Tandi finds not only redemption but peace with her past. VERDICT Two-time Carol Award winner Wingate (Blue Moon Bay) has written a moving and inspiring story with interesting female characters and a colorful Southern backdrop. A good option for fans of Nicholas Sparks and Mary Alice Monroe.

Product Reviews

4.8 Stars Out Of 5
4.8 out of 5
(37)
(11)
(1)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
4.9 out Of 5
(4.9 out of 5)
Value:
4.9 out Of 5
(4.9 out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
4.8 out Of 5
(4.8 out of 5)
98%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-5 of 49
Page 1 of 10 12345 Next
  1. Teddy
    Spokane, Washington
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    The Prayer Box
    August 28, 2014
    Teddy
    Spokane, Washington
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Prayer Box, Prayer Box Series #1.
    I enjoyed it; even bought another copy to give as a gift with a prayer box ! Like society the book is not full of 'perfect' characters so you can see them change and grow throughout the book.
  2. bookworm
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful Book and Very Captivating
    August 28, 2014
    bookworm
    Pennsylvania
    Age: 25-34
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In the Prayerbox, Tandi is a runaway mother with two children. She runs from Dallas to North Carolina to escape a painful past to a place she felt safe when she was a child. She finds a home with Iola Poole on a temporary basis but does not allow herself to get to know her. Then, when Iona dies, Tandi agrees to help clean out her home and in doing so, she discovers 81 boxes of prayers. As Tandi reads them, she not only discovers how strong and faithful her landlady was, but how loving God is. As she gets to know her landlady, she makes a decision about what kind of person she wants to be not only for herself, but also for her children. I found this book to be heart-warming and it made me ask myself the same question: what kind of woman do I want to be and what kind of example do I want to leave for my family.
  3. PMayes
    Raton, NM
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Wonderful book!
    August 27, 2014
    PMayes
    Raton, NM
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Tandi Jo Reese, single mother of two, chooses to run away to escape her abusive past, abusive relationship, and her dependency on prescription drugs. The Outer Banks seems like a safe place to go. It is the one place from her childhood where she felt safe and she has wonderful memories of time spent there with her grandparents.

    Shortly after moving there, Tandi finds the body of her elderly landlady, Iola Poole, who died peacefully in her sleep. Tandi is charged with cleaning out the home and discovers boxes and boxes of letters written by Iola to her Father.

    Through the written prayers of Iola, Tandi begins to see glimpses of hope and learns to trust others. She learns it is possible to have new beginnings, and sees the power of forgiveness and prayer at work. I loved this book!
  4. McGuiremama
    Colorado
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Recommended Read
    August 22, 2014
    McGuiremama
    Colorado
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    A good read with a strong theme of redemption. I know I find myself evaluating where I'm at in life and wishing I had done "this" better or "that" different. That said, it made it very easy to relate to the storyline. I was completely inspired to start keeping up my own prayer letters and boxes, not knowing who I may impact down the road, even if I never meet them. If you're looking for something a little different, but still interesting and fun, this is a good book!
  5. elinsmom
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Unexpectedly Good
    July 29, 2014
    elinsmom
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    I really enjoyed this book. I didn't know anything about it going in. I was expecting a fluffy beach read, but it was so much more. I highly recommend if you want something with a little more substance to read by the pool this summer.
Displaying items 1-5 of 49
Page 1 of 10 12345 Next

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Dark Justice
    Dark Justice
    Brandilyn Collins
    B&H Books / 2013 / Trade Paperback
    $11.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 20% ($3.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 10 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW679537
  2. Bridge to Haven
    Bridge to Haven
    Francine Rivers
    Tyndale House / 2014 / Hardcover
    $15.99 Retail: $25.99 Save 38% ($10.00)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 17 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW368184
  3. Seasons of Tomorrow, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #4
    Seasons of Tomorrow, Amish Vines and Orchards Series #4
    Cindy Woodsmall
    WaterBrook Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 25 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW279989
  4. A Broken Kind of Beautiful
    A Broken Kind of Beautiful
    Katie Ganshert
    WaterBrook Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
    $10.99 Retail: $14.99 Save 27% ($4.00)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 66 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW425904

Find Related Products

Download Media Players

A Flash Player is required to view some of the content on this page. Click the "Flash Player" button above to download a Flash Player.

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Christianbook.com Search