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A Gift Most Rare

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A touching coming of age story that leaves you believing in the redeeming value of love.

A Gift Most Rare is written by Tom Leihbacher, a talented author who knows how to use literary devices to tell a feel-good story about people living in small-town America during the early 1970s. If you are looking for a bit of repose mixed with lighthearted humour, then look no further - this is the book for you!


In a town, where everybody knows everybody, tragedy strikes but this does not leave the citizens hopeless, on the contrary. Instead of succumbing to their circumstances, the townspeople pull together to make the Christmas holidays a tradition that all can celebrate.


While this book does feature some of the redeeming qualities of humanity, there is evidence too that God works through regular people to achieve His purposes. Like Charlie, a middle schooler, who was born with the uncanny ability to sniff out the heart-of-the-matter in a variety of situations. Well beyond his years, Charlie learns how to not shy away from hard problems and how even to right some of the wrongs in the world. While he does learn a thing or two from a visiting angel, Charlie's heart leaves us all inspired and loved.


This book invites us to live through the eyes of a child who is willing to learn how to help those who are locked in by dreadful circumstance.

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About the author

After graduating from Briarcliff High School and then the University of Florida, Tom Leihbacher returned home to Briarcliff and began a career in the media sales business. After 35+ years in the New York corporate world, this is his first novel. The sequel to A Gift Most Rare will be out in 2021. view profile

Published on October 09, 2020

Published by Christian Faith Publishing

80000 words

Genre: Christian Fiction

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