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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday: Recommended Gifts

From the blog of My Friend Amy :

Here's today's question: As you may know, I launched a campaign to encourage people to buy books for the holidays (you can visit that site here) and there are some fantastic blogger who have really contributed a lot of great ideas into the blog. I hope you check it out.

But now it's your turn to share some ideas! What books should be others be buying for Christmas? Do you need any gift help? You can handle this topic in two ways....either make a list of recommended books to give as gifts this year OR ask a question about what book you should get someone. (for whom you have been unable to think of a book gift for).

Keep it about books!

My Answer: I am going to keep my post focused on some great Christian Holiday books that I've recently read!

1. The Christmas Edition by Robin Shope: This is a wonderful Christian romance set during the holidays. It is a wonderful example of finding faith and helping friends in need. This would be best for older teens and adults.

2. Finding Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn: A young woman travels to England to try to locate the only family she may have left. With only a few clues to her father's identity, her faith will be challenged during her quest to find family. Once she finds the family she has been looking for, she must make the decision to tell them her real identity and change their family forever, or return home, keeping her secret. Along the way, while finding her family, she also finds her faith. This book is appropriate as a gift book, and would be great for older teens and adults. It is a beautiful hardback edition and has a sequel.

3. Engaging Father Christmas by Robin Jones Gunn: The sequel to Finding Father Christmas, this wonderful book explores a young woman's relationship with her new family and her boyfriend, as well as her deepening faith. Another beautiful hardback edition that would be a great gift.

4. White Christmas Pie by Wanda E. Brunstetter: A holiday book set in Amish country. A young man struggles with feelings of abandonment shortly before he is to be married. He was left with an Amish family when he was six, and now that his father is looking for him, he doesn't want to see him. Will a carriage accident bring him closer to his family or tear the family apart? This wonderful holiday story includes a recipe for White Christmas Pie! Great Christian romance that gives readers a glimpse of Amish life.

Care to answer the question yourself? I welcome you to post your thoughts here, add them to your own blog and head back to Amy's post and add a comment with a link to yours. :)


SmilingSally said...

Good answers. I'd love for you to share with me how you get the individual Amazon book links like that.

smilingsal55 AT yahoo DOT com

Stormi said...

I loved the Christmas edition. I have the others but haven't had time to read them yet. :O)


Kaye said...

Hi Wendi, I didn't know where else to put this comment but I wanted to invite you to visit me if you liked my peanut brittle recipe,come back to
http://kayespenguinposts.blogspot to see the new Sweet Saturday recipe sharing idea. You can leave a link to your blog and I am keeping a link list and every Saturday in December bloggers can post a new recipe. I'm just asking that you link back to my blog so I can keep the link list. It should be a lot of fun. I hope you can join in. Watch for the Sweet Saturday logo and instructions posted tomorrow Dec 1st. ( Still can't figure out how to make a link in comment.) Sorry about that.

Pam said...

I have read all of these but one and I should have completed it already!
That is a great idea to keep the books focused on ideas for the Christmas season.

Ausjenny said...

on a totally unrelated topic I just tagged you

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