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  • “The Gift” was originally told orally by the author for a youth worship service. It wasn’t written down until several weeks later.


  •  The youth worship service where the story was born used the song “Blasphemous Rumours” by Depeche Mode to start the youth looking at some atrocities in the world which may or may not show God to have a “sick sense of humour.” The story brought home the point that we don’t always get help in just the way we ask for it, and we don’t ever fully understand the motivations of God.


Publication History

  • "The Gift" was published as a free PDF e-book on on February 19, 2007. A paperback version was published on April 30 thorugh


  • On August 6, 2012, both a Kindle e-book and a second paperback edition were published. The paperback was made available exclusively through via


  • A second PDF e-book edition was published on on May 3, 2021.

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