12 Gifts for Book Lovers this Christmas

December 2, 2016

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love gave to me....

But who really wants golden rings, when you can have BOOKS?! The reader in your life will appreciate your effort to branch out from the traditional 12 days of Christmas gift options to give them something they'll really love. We've made 12 recommendations for that book lover on your list:

 

1. The Total Money Make Over Dave Ramsey

 

The Proven Plan for Financial Fitness

These 7 organized, easy-to-follow steps will lead you out of debt and into a total money makeover. No wonder there are over 5 million copies sold and it’s spent over 200 weeks on the New York Times Bestsellers list.

 

 2. How to Win Friends and Influence People Dale Carnegie

 

For more than sixty years the rock-solid, time-tested advice in this book has carried thousands of now famous people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives.

Now this previously revised and updated bestseller is available in trade paperback for the first time to help you achieve your maximum potential throughout the next century!

 

 3. Leadership Axioms Bill Hybels

 

The best leaders not only lead well but also reflect on their leadership long enough and thoughtfully enough to articulate the philosophies that cause them to do so. Whether serving in the marketplace or in ministry, as executives or rank-and-file employees, as salaried staff or volunteer servants, good leaders can pinpoint the rationale for their actions and decisions with the ease of reciting their home address. 

 

 

4. A Grief Observed C.S. Lewis

 

"No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me."

5. My Utmost for His Highest Oswald Chambers

 

For nearly eighty years, countless millions of Christians the world over have trusted the spiritual companionship of Oswald Chambers s classic daily devotional, My Utmost for His Highest. These brief scripture-based readings by turns comforting and challenging will draw you into God s presence and form you as a disciple of the Risen Lord. You ll treasure their insight, still fresh and vital. And you ll discover what it means to offer God your very best for His greatest purpose to truly offer Him your utmost for His highest.

6. The Land Between Jeff Manion

 

Author Jeff Manion uses the biblical story of the Israelite’s journey through the Sinai desert as a metaphor for being in an undesired time of transition. After enduring generations of slavery in Egypt, the descendants of Jacob travel through the desert (the land between) toward their new home in Canaan. They crave the food of their former home in Egypt and despise their present environment. They are unable to go back and incapable of moving forward. Their reactions provide insight and guidance on how to respond to God during our own seasons of difficult transition.

7. Satisfied Jeff Manion

 

The Counter-Cultural Move from Accumulation to Abundance

Why is it so hard to find the contented, satisfied life? What deep hungers drive our purchasing habits, accumulation, and consumer lifestyle?

Satisfied is for those drowning in debt, but also those getting farther and farther ahead financially. It is for those who have forgotten who they are and mistakenly equate their self-worth with their net worth. It is for those who are crippled by comparison. It is for those with full closets and empty souls. Satisfied provides an inspiring and transformative vision for living a deeply contented life in our consumer-driven culture.

 8. 46 Days Brew Davis

 

46 Days chronicles the trials, successes, joys, and frustrations of Jennifer Pharr Davis's record-winning Appalachian Trail thru-hike through the eyes of her husband, Brew Davis. Brew lead her pit crew, the group of generous, loving hikers who supported Jen along the way, providing company along the epic trail and as much food as Jen could stomach. Experience the trek with Jen and Brew as they battle shin splints and a stomach scare that threatens to end the attempt early, encounter wildlife at every turn, and meet the colorful cast of characters that help Jen complete her journey. 46 Days also includes an introduction and afterword by Jennifer with first-hand reflections on her life-changing voyage.

9. Developing the Leader Within You John Maxwell

 

Developing the Leader Within You is Dr. Maxwell’s first and most enduring leadership book, having sold more than one million copies. In this Christian Leaders Series edition of this Maxwell classic, you will discover the biblical foundation for leadership that John Maxwell has used as a pastor and business leader for more than forty years. These same principles and practices are available for everyday leaders in every walk of life. It is a lofty calling to lead a group―a family, a church, a nonprofit, a business―and the timeless principles in this book will bring positive change in your life and in the lives of those around you.

 10. Deep and Wide Andy Stanley

 

With surprising candor and transparency pastor Andy Stanley explains how one of America’s largest churches began with a high-profile divorce and a church split.

But that’s just the beginning… Deep and Wide provides church leaders with an in-depth look into North Point Community Church and its strategy for creating churches unchurched people absolutely love to attend.

11. Men are from Mars Women are from Venus John Gray

 

John explains what it takes to have a successful relationship. He provides different scenarios from both the woman's and the man's point of view and offers advice on how to counteract differences in communication styles, emotional needs, and behavior patterns. 
John realizes that "not only do men and women communicate differently, but they think, feel, perceive, react, respond, love, need, and appreciate differently." So, instead of discussing "why" men and women are different, he focuses on what those differences are and explains the ways men and women react to stress, what motivates them, and their emotional cycles and needs. 

 12. Do Hard Things Alex & Brett Harris

 

Most people don't expect you to understand what we're going to tell you in this book. And even if you understand, they don't expect you to care. And even if you care, they don't expect you to do anything about it. And even if you do something about it, they don't expect it to last. We do. – Alex and Brett

 

 

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