10 Books for Everyone on Your Christmas List


10 Books for Everyone on Your Christmas List

By December 7, 2023December 12th, 2023No Comments

The holidays are here and finding that perfect gift can feel overwhelming. We’ve compiled a list of affordable gifts to help the special people in your life grow closer to Jesus. These presents will inspire men, women, and teenagers to dive into God’s Word and explore what walking with Him in everyday life means.

Whether you’re looking for something meaningful for your small group, family, or friends, this list has great ideas at every price point. And guess what? Every item points back to the reason for the season—celebrating the birth of our Savior! So amid the busyness of Christmas, let these gift ideas help remind you and your loved ones about the true hope and joy found in Christ.

Gift Ideas for Your Small Group


Galatians: Navigating Life in View of the Cross

by McKay Caston

Galatians completely turns the tables on what most people think religion is. Keeping the gospel compass visible in each lesson helps readers rediscover how gloriously central God’s saving, sustaining, and sanctifying grace is to the entire Christian life.


Philippians: Finding Joy When Life is Hard

by Josiah D. Bancroft IV

Bancroft shows how a deep and abiding joy is possible in every circumstance when we understand who Jesus is and who we are in Him. Philippians helps participants see that through the power of the gospel, we can rejoice in the Lord and live confidently on earth as citizens of heaven, no matter what we face.

Gospel-Centered Life Series

Many of us talk about the gospel, but do we really grasp how to let it shape our everyday lives? Each study in this life-changing series will equip you to practically apply the gospel, whether you’re a new believer or a seasoned pastor. Through self-contained lessons, you’ll gain clear, biblical insight on taking the truths of Jesus and allowing them to transform your life from the inside out. This isn’t just information for your head—it’s fuel for joyful, Christ-centered living! Each lesson features discussion questions to help you process the concepts, articles that dig into Scripture, and practical exercises to help you directly apply what you’re learning.

Gift Ideas for Missionaries or Pastors


In Church as It Is in Heaven: Cultivating a Multiethnic Kingdom Culture

by Jamaal E. Williams, Timothy Paul Jones

This resource is excellent for those longing for a gospel-centered approach to multi-ethnic churches. The multiethnic kingdom is not just a nice idea or an abstract theory. It’s a reality―one we can enter into today.


A Praying Church: Becoming a People of Hope in a Discouraging World

by Paul E. Miller

Prayer is powerful, yet for most of us, it’s a last resort. Through personal stories and biblical examples, Miller teaches the whywhat, and how of praying together. Readers will learn how praying with other Christians can transform their communities and be given practical strategies to implement these changes in their church. 


On Mission: Devotions for Your Short-Term Trip

by Patric Knaak

On Mission is an expanded daily devotional guide, designed to help you make the most of your experience by spiritually preparing for your trip, helping you stay connected to Jesus each day, and encouraging you to reflect on what God has taught you so you can find new ways to stay missionally engaged after you return home.


Heart of a Servant Leader: Letters from Jack Miller

by C. John Miller

These letters by author Jack Miller, founder of Serge, address a variety of ministry issues, as well as physical suffering, overcoming sin, learning to forgive, spiritual warfare, etc. We learn that a leader should be the chief servant and that the right attitudes come only from a heart changed by an encounter with God.

Gifts for Teens and Students


The Rwendigo Tales

by J.A. Myhre

This four-part fictional series is designed for eight to fourteen-year-old youth and is written for children and teens who love reading and learning about faraway and different parts of the world while relating to characters and issues that seem much closer to home.



by John Perritt

Created for one-to-one discipleship, small groups, or large settings, this guide points teens toward a better love and appreciation for their compassionate savior. He helps young adults ask difficult questions: Why was Jesus angry in the book of Mark? And How does Peter’s denial of Jesus still fit into God’s perfect plan? Rather than a message of moralism, Mark introduces students to Jesus: the lover of the least and the hero of heroes.


Gospel-Centered Life for Teens

by Robert Thune and Will Walker

This 9-lesson Bible study gives teens and young adults a road map for living a life centered on God and the gospel. Each lesson is self-contained, featuring clear teaching from Scripture, with no homework. It brings teens together, making community the context for gospel change. Great for applying the gospel in a teen-friendly way!


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