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There are loads of great Christian books you could buy for someone this Christmas...


All these books are available from 10ofthose.com. If you buy here, the church will receive a portion of the sale price to use for our ongoing work of sharing the good new of Jesus.
 

For Adults

MealChester 
Meals have always been important across societies and cultures – a time for friends and families to come together. An important part of relationships, meals are vital to our social health. Or as author Tim Chester puts it, Food connects....

He urges sacrificial giving and loving around the table, helping readers consider how meals can be about serving others and sharing the grace of Christ.

PhoneReinke
When the smartphone was introduced, many of us quickly adopted it into our lives—too quickly to stop and think about the future costs we were unboxing along with the device. Now blessed with this revolutionary piece of handheld technology, we try to wield it with wisdom, fending off anxieties about how our digital habits impact our spiritual health. Drawing on the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed our lives—for good and ill. Reinke calls us to cultivate healthy habits for smartphone use in the digital age, encouraging us to be grateful for technological advance, develop skills aimed at maximising the blessing that we (and others) can receive through our phones, and grow in the wisdom we need to avoid the many pitfalls that exist with such a powerful tool.
 
ProverbsKeller
Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller writes the follow-up to his hugely successful devotional 'My Rock My Refuge'

Keller is known for his ability to connect a deep understanding of the Bible with contemporary thought and the practical issues we all face. In this inspiring new devotional - consisting of all-new material - Keller offers inspiration for every day of the year, based on the book of Proverbs. Working through the entire book, Keller brings this ancient wisdom to life and shows how to apply it to the realities of our daily lives. Just as 'My Rock My Refuge' taught readers how to pray, so 'The Way of Wisdom' teaches us how to live lives that are rooted in wisdom.

For Kids

EverythingKNT

Encourage your little ones to learn and grow with God with Everything a Child Should Know About God from bestselling author Kenneth N. Taylor. Designed for parents to read aloud to children, this book features whimsical illustrations throughout, each chapter has a brief explanation and a related question to pose to children. Dr. Taylor explains in child-friendly language the essential Bible truths you want your child to know.

This revised edition has a Bible reference on each page to help you show your children where these doctrines can be found in the Bible. 

EveryoneCHW
It’s never too early to introduce the next generation to some of the heroes of faith. In this book children will meet 52 christian men and women (one for each week of the year) from all walks of life who wanted to live for their friend Jesus. There are missionaries, martyrs, writers, reformers, politicians and poets. Their stories are exciting and inspiring and will show children that any of Jesus’ friends can do remarkable things for him - even them!

GoodIdeaTN
A true story about God's design for people - we are all made in his image so we are all the same.... but we are also all different! We look different, speak different and play different - but we are all valuable. That's because, in the beginning, God had the very good idea of making us that way. This is the story of his idea - and how you can be a part of it!

Dippers
Fun, interactive Bible devotions for the whole family to enjoy!

Devotional dippers are a great way to get your whole family to open up the Bible together. Each stick includes a theme, a Bible reference for you to read, a question to discuss together and a prayer point to encourage you to speak to God


For Teenagers

HangingDickson 
Hanging in There is a book about God, you, the Bible, prayer, church, relationships, sex, feelings, doubts, love and, above all, ‘hanging in there’ as a Christian. If you’re new to the Christian Faith or a long–serving Christian who could use a bit of encouragement, this book is for you. 

SuspicionDickson
A Sneaking Suspicion is a book about things that matter... things that are important but which we don’t often talk about.

John Dickson writes:
‘For me, what began as a sneaking suspicion has blown into a huge reality. Like most Aussies, I had a hunch there was something more to life than beer and footie. I also had a hunch that the ‘something more’ could be found by looking into Jesus. When I decided to go with my hunch, I discovered more than I ever bargained for.’

For Parents

ParentingTripp 
Sometimes parents wish there was a guaranteed formula for raising good kids—a certain list of rules to follow to ensure they’d have obedient children. But if moms and dads view their role through the lens of God’s grace, they will see that the gospel must first shape how they parent before they can effectively shape their children. In this book, Paul David Tripp unfolds a more biblical perspective on parenting than merely adhering to a list of rules. He lays out fourteen gospel–centered principles that will radically change the way parents think about what it means to raise up a child, informing everything they do as a parent.

TalkYounts 
The most important conversations you will have with your kids will be in the context of everyday life. 
In ‘Everyday Talk’, author John Younts explains how to use ordinary conversations to talk to your kids about God and his world. You’ll be delighted by his clear, practical insight and biblical wisdom.

Buy this book and read it. But don’t stop there, put it into practice. Your children will thank you!

 

Book descriptions from 10ofthose.com 

Tom Roberts, 02/12/2019