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New(ish) Books and Felicitations

Merry Christmas (Eve) everyone! I really should have posted yesterday, but I have a quiet moment now and thought perhaps you might enjoy seeing a rather large pile of books I added to my collection!

Do you have any favorite thrift store memories? I just recently stopped by a local used bookstore that uses their proceeds to do some really great things in our community. Anyways, somebody who lives around here must like Christian Fiction as much as I do because some really fabulous books always seem to find their way (through donation) to the religious section of the store.

I started out with about half this many books at the checkout counter, only to find out all.fiction.in.the.store.is.half.off.

So of course I went back and grabbed some more (I mean, at an average price of $3 a book before discount, whyever not???)

Everything they sell is in wonderful condition, so every cent is worth it. And bonus? My mom bought at least as many more books as a gift for my dad, and guess who’ll probably get to read them all when he’s done? Hooray for book-sharing, haha!

I hope your Christmas festivities are warm, fellow readers, and that you know Christ better this coming year; praise Him for coming, praise Him for all He sacrificed, praise Him for keeping His promises then and the hope we have in trusting Him now.

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Christian Fiction Gifts for Men!

Readers, it’s December 3rd, and Christmas is nearly upon us– but there’s still time to order a few presents or take a trip to your local bookstore to grab something special for someone you love! That said, I’ve wanted to make up a “Christian fiction gift ideas” post for quite some time, and I’ve geared this list specifically to men. Why? Personally, I find it much more difficult to find Christian fiction for guys than for gals. I don’t know how many times I’ve done google searches trying to find something for my truck-fixin’, burger grillin’ dad that isn’t stuffed to overflowing with sappy romances or mainly female characters. I’ve read most of these books myself (so women can enjoy them too) and a few I haven’t read yet came highly recommended for this post by my father. (Thanks dad!)

I hope you find just what you need for the man in your life!

(These are in no particular order)

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If he would enjoy heartfelt historic fiction set in WWII,  try:

 1. Whose Voice the Waters Heard, by Robert Vaughan

Or, instead, a Civil War coming-of-age story:

2. William Henry is a Fine Name (and its sequel), by Cathy Gohlke

Maybe he’d prefer something fast-paced, like this suspense/psychological thriller:

3. Centralia, by Mike Dellosso

Set in the early church days–with plenty of action and political intrigue– is:

4. The Last Disciple, by Hank Hanegraaff and Sigmund Brouwer

In a different vein, a humor-filled and nostalgic piece of Americana:

5.  Eden Hill, by Bill Higgs

And a contemporary novel that’s lighthearted and down to earth:

6. Summer of Light by W. Dale Cramer (also, check out his other works, such as Bad Ground and Sutter’s Cross)

 

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