Christian Books Make Great Gifts!
Yesterday I shared some gift suggestions if you have a guy on your shopping list that enjoys reading. Today we’re going to take care of the ladies. Here are some good ideas in nonfiction and fiction that the women in your life might enjoy finding under their Christmas tree.
Nonfiction Christian Books
God is Able by Priscilla Shirer
Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing.
Not even that thing. Your thing. The one thing that seems to defy all attempts to defeat it, restore it, heal it, change it, overcome it, undo it, or just to get through it.
If you’ve lost even an ounce of confidence in the power and loving attention of God–if experience has told you that faith must simply acquiesce to impossibility–it’s time somebody told you different. Explore two power-packed verses of Scripture, displacing your doubts and rebuilding your assurance–not in a blind attempt to deny life’s adversities and troubles, but to show you that God is always up to great things. Amazing things. He’s a God who cares, and a God who CAN! (B&H Publishing)
Whispers of Hope by Beth Moore
Devotionals make perfect gifts! In Whispers of Hope, Beth Moore addresses how to pray without ceasing and pray effectively by walking readers through an easy to remember and apply method of prayer, coupled with seventy daily devotionals, and followed by prompts to put this prayer method into practice. In turn, readers will better understand how devotional reading and prayer are central to a stronger relationship with God. (B&H Publishing)
The Reason for My Hope by Billy Graham
For more than 70 years Dr. Billy Graham has shared the Gospel with the world. He’s presented the truth about Jesus Christ to millions and sought to draw hearts closer to faith.
Now, in what may be his last book, he shares this same life-changing message. In The Reason for My Hope: Salvation, Graham calls the world back to it’s spiritual priority, to consider our lives now and the hereafter with sober reflection. Filled with new stories and enduring truth, Graham invites all who will, to follow the Savior and discover a faith that saves. (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
Love and Respect in the Family by Emerson Eggerichs
Children need love. Parents need respect. Dr. Eggerichs believes it’s as simple – and complex – as that! In this insightful message, he explains that conflict arises when frustrated moms and dads feel dishonored, while kids blurt “You don’t care about me!” – generating what he calls the “family crazy cycle.” Learn to establish healthier patterns – whether you have toddlers or teens! (Thomas Nelson Publishers)
He Walks Among Us by Richard and Renee Stearns
We often separate ourselves from people who are different from us, sometimes even intentionally. This book is a great reminder of all the things we share in common—hopes, dreams, heartaches—and most important of all, it reminds us that He walks among us. All of us. This book offers great perspective from our brothers and sisters around the world.
Rich and Reneé Stearns have traveled the world visiting the most poverty-stricken habitations imaginable, and they’ve discovered an amazing and common occurrence among the people who live there: joy can be found no matter how dire your circumstances. He Walks Among Us is a 90-day devotional giving readers an up-close and personal view of Christ in the lives of mothers, fathers, and children who have so little, yet are so rich in His spirit and love. Christians who are interested in or committed to missionary outreach will encounter the transforming power and courage needed to make a difference in someone else’s life. (Thomas Nelson)
Christian Fiction Books
Unspoken by Dee Henderson
Once the center of the most famous kidnapping in Chicago history, Charlotte Graham changed her identity and moved away—taking a dark secret with her. Now a family issue has brought her back to the Windy City, where she meets coin dealer Bryce Bishop. Will a crime the police thought was solved become an open case again? Great for ladies who enjoy romantic suspense novels. (Bethany House Publishers)
Dear Mr. Knightley by Katherine Reay
Sam is, to say the least, bookish. An English major of the highest order, her diet has always been Austen, Dickens, and Shakespeare. The problem is, both her prose and conversation tend to be more Elizabeth Bennet than Samantha Moore.
But life for the twenty-three-year-old orphan is about to get stranger than fiction. An anonymous, Dickensian benefactor (calling himself Mr. Knightley) offers to put Sam through Northwestern University’s prestigious Medill School of Journalism. There is only one catch: Sam must write frequent letters to the mysterious donor, detailing her progress.
As Sam’s dark memory mingles with that of eligible novelist Alex Powell, her letters to Mr. Knightley become increasingly confessional. While Alex draws Sam into a world of warmth and literature that feels like it’s straight out of a book, old secrets are drawn to light. And as Sam learns to love and trust Alex and herself, she learns once again how quickly trust can be broken. (Thomas Nelson)
Fifteen Minutes by Karen Kingsbury
Zack Dylan becomes an overnight singing sensation… a mega star, but at what price for his soul?Zack has a dream. He wants to sing on the biggest stages, for the biggest crowds, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it come true. But Zack also made a promise to his college sweetheart when he left Kentucky to compete on the popular TV show Fifteen Minutes: If he made it, nothing would change him or his faith in God.
Zack becomes the nation’s most popular contestant, a country singer comparable to a young Tim McGraw. As his star rises, Zack is often asked to compromise and quiet his beliefs. Just as he’s on the verge of winning it all, his choices lead him to the brink of personal disaster. Meanwhile, a former Fifteen Minutes winner is searching for meaning amidst her own private losses. Can she warn Zack about the real price of fame? Or will Zack lose everything he loves forhis fifteen minutes of glory? (Howard)
Return to Me by Lynn Austin
After years of watching his children and grandchildren wander from their faith, Iddo’s prayers are answered: King Cyrus is allowing God’s chosen people to return to Jerusalem. Jubilant, he joyfully prepares for their departure, only to learn that his family, grown comfortable in the pagan culture of Babylon, wants to remain.
Zechariah, Iddo’s oldest grandson, feels torn between his grandfather’s ancient beliefs and the comfort and success his father enjoys in Babylon. But he soon begins to hear the voice of God, encouraging him to return to the land given to his forefathers. (Bethany House Publishers)
I hope those book suggestions were helpful! Happy shopping!