Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas From Heaven Book and Mormon Tabernacle Choir DVD Review

We received product free from Shadow Mountain to facilitate this review.

The Christmas From Heaven book and Mormon Tabernacle Choir DVD is the heartfelt true story of a young cargo pilot by the name of Gail Halvorsen in the US Army Air Corps who was assigned to fly in much needed supplies to a war-torn, Soviet-blockaded Berlin. Not only did he do this duty, but he went far above and beyond to give some beacon of hope to the children living there as well. With his acts of kindness he became known as The Candy Bomber or Uncle Wiggly Wings and spread the joy of giving to other sympathetic Americans.

This story touched my heart and helped me get into the true spirit of Christmas. I loved the book with the wonderful illustrations and actual photographs. Tom Brokaw is a great storyteller as well as a newsman. He tells the story beautifully of "Hal's" generosity. I loved the DVD that came along with the book. The narration that Tom gives with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir singing in the background is profound. I love the portrayal of the events by the children and actual parachutes of candy falling from inside the Tabernacle. We also get to meet the Candy Bomber himself on the DVD, now 90 something years young, and wearing his uniform from when he was in service. This book and DVD is a wonderful addition to my library and I think it will become our new tradition to read and watch it every Christmas.

List Price $21.99, Hardcover. Now available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at select retailers nationwide.

DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: I received products for free to facilitate my review. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.


Erin said...

What an amazing story! I'll have to find copy myself to enjoy.

Renée B. said...

This one is new to me - I will have to check it out! Thank you!!