Top 10 Book Gift Ideas for 2016

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We love books! And we love getting books as gifts! Slippers are wonderful, a blender is so helpful, a puppy… well a puppy is a precious lot of delight and work, but books… books are like friends. Friends for a lifetime.

As you’re preparing your Christmas lists, here are 10 titles your friends and family with love. Go forth and read!

Made to Crave Devotional —Based on the New York Times bestseller, Made to Crave, this companion book expands on the original, providing 60 new inspirational entries to encourage you in your weight-loss journey. The Made to Crave Devotional contains the best nuggets of wisdom from Made to Crave, plus new material not included in the original. Read more…

Captivating —What Wild at Heart did for men, Captivating is doing for women. Setting their hearts free. This groundbreaking book shows readers the glorious design of women before the fall, describes how the feminine heart can be restored, and casts a vision for the power, freedom, and beauty of a woman released to be all she was meant to be. Read more…

When God Doesn’t Fix It — Is it possible that good things can come out of our broken dreams? Worship leader and recording artist Laura Story’s life took an unexpected turn when her husband, Martin, was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Their lives would never be the same. Yes, with God all things are possible. But the devastating news was that no cure existed to restore Martin’s short-term memory, eyesight, and other complications. The fairy-tale life Laura had dreamed of was no longer possible. And yet in struggling with God about how to live with broken dreams, Laura has found joy and a deeper intimacy with Jesus. Read more…

Keep It Shut — From Bible times to modern times women have struggled with their words. What to say and how to say it. What not to say. When it is best to remain silent. And what to do when you’ve said something you wish you could now take back. In Keep It Shut, Karen Ehman, a woman whose mouth has gotten her into loads of trouble shares the hows (and how-not-tos) of dealing with the tongue. Read more…

5 Minutes With Jesus — With her signature honesty, vulnerability, and humor, bestselling author Sheila Walsh helps you find perspective in the midst of your fast-paced life. Every entry features a powerful devotion, a guiding takeaway, and related Scripture that will nourish you, sustain you, and remind you that you are not alone. These five minutes with Jesus just might become the most peaceful and meaningful moments of your day. Read more…

365 Devotions for Hope —This devotional shares the simple but profound message that when we know God, we are filled with His divine hope that can help us endure and overcome any situation, no matter how difficult. Read more…

Mornings with Jesus 2017 —Mornings with Jesus 2017 is a daily devotional that will bring you closer to the heart of Jesus. Experience a deeper relationship with Jesus through 365 devotionals from writers that will help you in your daily walk of living a Christ-like life. Read more…

NIV Wonders of Creation Holy Bible —Contemplate God’s amazing world with the Wonders of Creation Holy Bible, featuring ready-to-be-colored illustrations of the animals, landscapes, and other wonders of creation, as well as the full text of the bestselling New International Version (NIV) translation. Read more…

Uninvited — New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst leans into the deeply personal topic of rejection and takes readers on a journey to explore its roots; the lies we believe as a result; and the truth about who God is, who we are, and what it looks like to live loved. Read more…

Grace for the Moment — Millions love Grace for the Moment — now beautifully packaged for women! Grace for the Moment has had a major impact on countless lives. With more than 3.5 million units sold, this devotional continues to touch lives as it emphasizes the help and hope of God in everyday moments. Read more…

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Your Turn

What were your favorite books this year? And to whom are you planning to gift them? One of my favorite was Lysa TerKeurst’s Uninvited and I can’t wait to share it with my family and friends. Most of us still battle feelings of rejection and insecurity, and I love how Lysa comes alongside as a sister to offer her wisdom and so much hope! Come share your favorites on our blog. We want to hear from you! ~ Laurie McClure, FaithGateway Editor

Laurie McClure

Laurie is a Jesus apprentice, a single mama of five (three homegrown, one Kentuckian, and one Ethiopian), a writer, beach lover, and is addicted to radical grace, Perrier, and yoga pants. Here at FaithGateway she is the editor, the leader of Faith.Full, our women's community, and curator of Devotionals Daily.

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