For those of you who are looking for last minute gifts for your bookworm friends and family, I offer a list of my current favorite books (and book related products).
- Kindle Wireless Reading Device--If you are looking to spend a little more cash, I actually do recommend the Kindle. I know what you are thinking, but hear me out. I originally thought the same thing. However, consider the following benefits: There's a ton of free content available. The innovative screen technology is very easy on your eyes, as opposed to computer screens. Free web browsing. Text-to-audio feature for most books and documents via internal speakers or headphones. MP3 (music on random shuffle) and Audible (audiobooks) supported. I am very impressed with this device.
- Strength in What Remains by Tracy Kidder--This was singularly the most engrossing book I read this year. I literally couldn't put it down. This is not a particularly "Christian" book (for those who care about such a designation), but there is something so inspiring and true about this book, that it strikes me as "holy". Read my full review HERE.
- The Sacredness of Questioning Everything by David Dark--I have probably promoted this book more than I have ever promoted any other. What Dark does here is nothing short of brilliant. This is an engaging, mind-bending read. Read my full review HERE.
- Churched: One Kid's Journey Toward God Despite a Holy Mess by Matthew Paul Turner--In this witty and insightful memoir, Turner manages to channel himself as a child growing up in a fundamentalist Christian subculture. "Churched" is both insightful and genuinely funny. Read my full review HERE.
- A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life by Donald Miller--A great gift both for fans of Blue Like Jazz and for those who are newcomers to Miller's work. In this profound and entertaining book, Miller applies the principles of "Story" to his life and invites us to do the same. Profound and hilarious. Read my full review HERE.
- God's Dream by Desmond Tutu--This is the only children's book on my list...but what a book! This simple and beautifully illustrated book is a poignant expression of the Christ-like love that characterizes the great man who wrote it.
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