Ahead of Christmas, we are pleased to share our hand-picked list of Christmas gift ideas. This year, we have chosen to spotlight some resources that have encouraged us to remember the amazing truth of Immanuel—that God is with us and why this is good news for all people.
Gifts for Children
This book by Alison Mitchell clearly and faithfully communicates the Christmas story to children. The gospel is shared using simple language and beautiful illustrations and will help children to see how the Christmas story fits into God’s bigger story of salvation for all people—including the littlest ones! You can purchase the book from The Wandering Bookseller here.
Authored by Laura Wifler (Risen Motherhood), this book teaches toddlers (aged 1-3) that they can run and talk to God about anything because Jesus makes it possible. Laura takes children on a journey from the start of the Bible story to the end, helping them to see that God is always present and can enjoy talking to Him about anything, anytime, anywhere. You can purchase the book from The Wandering Bookseller here.
Tiny Theologians – ‘ABC’s of God’s Attributes’ Card Set
‘The ABCs of the Attributes of God’ are designed to bring the unchanging character of God to life for kids. With inviting designs and simple, concise definitions, children ages 4 to 12 will learn what it means that God is omnipotent, just, and all-knowing, and where we see each attribute in Scripture. Purchase the cards from Tiny Theologians here. Tune into the free podcast here.
From the creators of ‘The Jesus Storybook Bible’ is an interactive book that celebrates Christmas and the Advent season. The book highlights the significance of the Nativity, reaffirms the spiritual meaning of Immanuel, and shows children that even the Old Testament stories points to Jesus. The book includes hands-on activities and 16 push buttons that activate Christmas music and narration. Purchase the book from Koorong here.
Gifts for Teenagers
The Val Marie Paper ‘Teen Prayer Journal’ encourages teenagers to seek God during their impressionable and transitional years. Formatted with relevant prompts sections including ‘My Future’ and ‘My Identity’, this journal encourages teens to grow in discernment as they seek out God for themselves. You can buy the journal from More Than Wildflowers here.
Equip your teenager with this concise read by respected apologist, Rebecca McLaughlin. This book outlines the evidence that Jesus was a real person, explains the reliability of the Bible’s accounts of his life, and why believing in a virgin birth is not as ridiculous as it might sound. This book shows that there is a rational basis for the belief that the world’s most famous story is fact, not fantasy-and how those events in history can infuse our lives today with meaning and joy. Purchase the book from Koorong here.
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” (1 Corinthians 1:8-9) This beautiful, brush lettered paper print reminds believers why the birth of Jesus is such good news: It’s evidence that God is faithful to every promise and trustworthy in our past, present and future circumstances. Available in A4 and A6 size here.
Gift for Adults
If God is with us, how come we don’t experience Him in the day-to-day? What exactly does a relationship with God look like, and how is it even possible? In this book, Tim Chester explains the three persons of the Trinity and shares how we can respond to them in our daily lives and contexts. By sharing biblical truth, practical tips and reflection questions, Tim helps readers to interact with their Creator and to enjoy an authentic relationship with Him. Purchase the book from Koorong here.
If God is with us and for us, why is it still so hard to trust Him sometimes? Why do we doubt that he wants the best for us? Like Eve in the Garden, why do we assume that God is holding out on us? In this book, bestselling author and OneLove 23 speaker, Jackie Hill Perry, explains that we don’t trust God because we misunderstand his holiness. Walking readers through Scripture, Jackie shows us that God being “holier than thou” is the best news in the world, and the key to trusting Him. Buy it from The Wandering Bookseller here.
In this moving and intellectually stimulating book, the late Tim Keller takes readers on an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the nativity scene. By highlighting Jesus’ family line and the inclusion of women in gospel genealogies, Keller reveals how the Christmas story points to God’s grace, and how we can experience it in a deeper way. Purchase the book from Koorong here.
If there’s one name for Jesus that captures the whole heart of God, it is Emmanuel – God with us. No other name similarly expresses the fullness of God’s eternal desire for His image-bearers. He’s always wanted us to be with Him. In this gorgeously illustrated Advent, bestselling author and artist, Ruth Chou Simons, invites readers to explore what it means to intimately experience God’s presence in our daily lives and to discover the true miracle behind Christmas. Purchase the book from Koorong here.
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