Hopefully, you are buying a present for at least one reader this Christmas. Here are a few ideas to consider.
- Happiness by Randy Alcorn just came out. Odds are good that your book lover friend doesn’t already own this. I have not read this cover to cover, but I have spent enough time in it to know that Alcorn thoroughly researched both the Bible and collateral reading. I find this book more meaningful knowing that Alcorn personally struggles with depression. It’s not a “trite treatment” simply telling us to watch Pollyanna and be happy.
- The Discipline of Grace: God’s Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness is one of the best books I have ever read. Bridges explores the relationship between God’s grace and our effort. You will have to think to read this. But it’s worth the effort.
- Walking with God through Pain and Suffering by Tim Keller is both theologically profound and emotionally encouraging. See my 9 Reasons Keller on Suffering is Superb.
- All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr was one of the most enjoyable and well written fiction books I have read in recent years.
- Hunting Shadows: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery (Inspector Ian Rutledge Mysteries) by Charles Todd. Todd is a mother-son team that writes mysteries that take place during World War I. I inhale them as they come out.