Mr. Ives has a successful career in advertising, a wife and two children, and believes he has achieved the typical American dream. But that is shattered when his son Robert, who is studying for the priesthood, is killed at Christmas. Overwhelmed by grief and threatened by a loss of faith in humankind, Mr. Ives questions the very foundations of his life. Part love story -- of a man for his wife, for his children, for God -- and part meditation on how to find spiritual peace in the midst of crisis, Mr. Ives' Christmas is a beautifully written, tender, and passionate tale of a man trying to put his life in perspective.
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