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What Would the Founding Fathers Think: A Young American's guide to understanding the mess our country is in and how we get out
Isabelle Webb: Legend of the Jewel
Captive Heart
Cobble Cavern
Caller ID
Promises
Protected,
Summer of Secrets
On Little Wings
We Lived in Heaven: Spiritual Accounts of Souls Coming to Earth
Christ's gifts to women
A Woman's power: threads that bind us to god
Scary School
Hope's journey
Blue
Targets in Ties
Crater Lake: Battle for Wizard Island
Venom
With a Name like Love
Sean Griswold's head


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Monday, December 15, 2008

Book's for Gift Giving



I just wanted to write this blog to give you some ideas for books that would be super gift ideas. There are so many books out there, but sometimes it is difficult to know which ones to choose.



If you are looking for books with a Christmas theme, I suggest you buy...



-The Santa Letters by Stacy Gooch-Anderson



-The Christmas Sweater by Glenn Beck



-Santa's Secret by Christy Hardman and Phil Porter



-A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens (Everyone should read the original story at least once in their lifetime. Of course we have all seen the many versions of the movie and forget about the wonderful classic words by Dickens)



If you are looking for that perfect gift for your best friend/sister/Mother-in-Law etc. here are some suggestions...


-Love Letters of Joseph and Emma by Angela Eschler, art by Liz Lemon Swindle (I blogged about this several weeks ago if you want to know more)


-Reflections of Christ by Mark Mabry














-Toss the Guilt and catch the Joy: A Woman's Guide to a Better Life by Merrilee Boyack


-The Woman at the Well by Emily Freeman, paintings by Simon Dewey



If you know someone who likes a good mystery/thriller/suspense here are some good books for gift giving...


-Her Good Name by Josi S. Kilpack


-Above and Beyond by Betsy Brannon Green


-Abinadi by H.B. Moore



















Books for those Y.A. Fantasy lovers...


-Farworld, book one: Waterkeep by J.Scott Savage


-13th Reality: The Journal of Curious Letters by James Dashner


-Leven Thumps and The Wrath of Ezra Vol.4 by Obert Skye


-Dragon Flight by Jessica Day George




Books for young children...



-The Miracle of the Wooden Shoes by Deborah Pace Rowley

-Mr. Finnegan's Giving Chest by Dan Farr, featuring Dick Van Dyke

-If the Savior Stood Beside Me art by Greg Olsen

-Follow the Prophet: Seek and Ye Shall Find Flap Book by Val Chadwick Bagle

-Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett

-Away in a Manger art by Thomas Kinkade (I bought this for myself last year just because of the gorgeous art work)



I could go on and on and never finish this blog because there are far too many books out there to read. You should see the pile of books stacked up by my bed, by the computer and in my car. The message I would like to share, is please give the gift of books to your loved ones. Yes electronics are exciting, but books can take you and others to places you only dream about going.

Make this year, the year of book giving, to encourage reading in your children's lives.

Happy shopping...(I was finished about 10 days ago!) and make time for yourself this Christmas season by fixing yourself a cup of hot chocolate and reading a good book.

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8 comments:

  1. Hey, thanks for the mention. Great gift list--you gave me some ideas!

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  2. You are welcome! I want to do a more detailed blog about your book because it rocked my world and shook me to my inner soul. That is the second book, that you have written, that has done that to me! Awesome job Josi!

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  3. Thanks for the recommendation on Christmas books. You not only shared your confidence in The Santa Letters but gave me a slew of good ideas also!

    All my best,
    Stacy

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  4. Thanks so much Stacy! You wrote such a wonderful story I had to let others know. I am glad that you found some good ideas here. It was hard to only blog about a few books, because there are many that I could have talked about!

    I can't wait to read what you write next!

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  5. Thanks Sheila! I am excited to read some of these books for myself! Hey, I am excited to do the quote you won...have you picked out one? Let me know!! Have a fabulous day!

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  6. You know, I actually was having a hard time deciding until I went to your recent blog and saw what you did for your Sister in law for Christmas. So I think that I would like..."Find Joy in the Journey". That touched me so much when I heard that. So if that's OK, I would like that! Thanks so much Natalie!

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  7. Thanks for mentioning my book! I also put together a short list of 2008 books to read. I've read several of the books you've listed. Great list :)

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  8. It is my pleasure to highlight fabulous books that are out there...that is why your book was included. Thanks for visiting my blog Heather.

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