Christmas Gift Ideas

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Ready or not, Christmas is just three short weeks away.  If you’re like me, you still have shopping left to do and could use a few gift suggestions.  I’m happy to be able to recommend three books that would make great gifts for the readers on your list.

Chasing God by Angie Smith is written with the perfect blend of humor and vulnerability.  One minute you’re laughing out loud and a paragraph later you’re in tears.  Because of her informal style and warm tone, Angie makes you feel like you’re catching up with a friend over coffee – a friend who demonstrates incredible wisdom as she distinguishes between the joy of following God and the exhaustion of chasing Him.  Although it’s a quick read, Angie’s book is full of profound insight and life-changing truth.

The Study Bible for Women is one of the most user-friendly study Bibles I’ve encountered.  It is a Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB), which is known for being both accurate and contemporary in its translation style.  The Bible includes countless outlines, word studies, timelines, and other resources expected of a study Bible.  In addition, there are a number of character profiles, essays, and devotionals written especially for women.  The print version is clear and easy to use, but there is also a digital edition.

Truth Matters: Confident Faith in a Confusing World by Andreas Köstenberger, Darrell Bock, and Josh Chatraw is intended to help high school and college students understand the Christian faith and how to defend it.  The authors successfully identify and respond to some of the most popular objections to Christianity and, in the process, equip readers to think clearly and critically.  This book, while accessible to its target audience, is not a light or quick read due to the nature of its content.  It will take time to read and digest the material, but it will be well worth the effort.

There you have it, folks – three books that would make great gifts this Christmas.  Now it’s your turn.  What gift suggestions would you like to share?

B&H Publishing Group provided me with a free copy of these books in exchange for my honest reviews.  I did not receive additional compensation for this post.

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