11 Religious Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

11 Religious Gift Ideas for the Holiday Season

By Megan Habel , Oct 26th 2016

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These religious gifts are educational AND awe-inspiring!

Looking for a great holiday gift for your small group or church? Fortunately, there are plenty of wonderful gift books to choose from! Browse this sampling of some of the most popular, up-and-coming religious titles. Whether the focus is on a particular holiday — like Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa — or spiritual growth and meditation, there’s a perfect title for everyone.

11 religious gift books for the holidays:

1. Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ by Timothy Keller

Hidden Christmas

Just in time for Christmas, best-selling author Timothy Keller — the writer behind Making Sense of God — sheds new light on the Nativity with his newest book: Hidden Christmas. Even if you’re not Christian, this title will bring new meaning to the widely celebrated holiday as well as the story behind it.

2. Five Questions of Christmas: Unlocking the Mystery by Rob Burkhart

Five Questions of Christmas

Filled with intrigue, history, and an optimistic tone, this book is perfect for readers of all ages who have a desire to know more about the story behind Christmas. Author Rob Burkhart makes the case that some of life’s greatest unanswered questions might actually have answers hidden within the ancient stories of Christmas. 

3. Itsy Bitsy Christmas: You're Never Too Little for His Love by Max Lucado

Itsy Bitsy Christmas

This children’s book by best-selling author Max Lucado is the perfect storybook to share with young readers who are learning about the birth of Jesus. Told through the perspective of two small mice, Itsy Bitsy Christmas reveals how Jesus came to offer salvation for everyone, no matter their size or perceived importance.

4. A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book by Robin Mead

A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book

Coloring books are becoming more and more popular, and luckily, there’s now a coloring book that perfectly complements the Christmas spirit! Featuring 85 beautiful seasonal illustrations, this coloring book is filled with beautiful illustrations and warm Christmas reminders.

5. Because of Bethlehem: Love Is Born, Hope Is Here by Max Lucado

Because of Bethlehem

In this exploration of Christmas, Max Lucado uncovers hope and promising answers to many of the most daunting questions about Christmas. While the story of Christ’s birth may seem like just a story, Max shares how it means much more to Christmas and Christianity.

6. After Christmas: How Christ's Birth Changed Everything by Jeremy Royal Howard and Doug Powell

After Christmas

This book reads like a FAQ guide for the many questions that both non-believers and believers have when it comes to Christianity and the birth of Christ. In simple and brief chapters, Jeremy and Doug clearly outline some of the key points of Christmas and its influence on the Christian faith as we know it today.

7. Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His Presence by Sarah Young

Jesus Always

Sarah Young is the author of the best-selling series Jesus Calling and a beloved author of Christian devotionals. This title is the first 365-day devotional Sarah has written since Jesus Calling and has been awaited with great anticipation by Christian readers. This latest devotional gives readers a day-by-day path to living with eternal joy under the teachings of Christ.

8. The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom

The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto

This paperback version of best-selling author Mitch Albom’s The Magic Strings of Frankie Pesto is perfect for the religious fiction-reader. Albom tells the beautiful story of a man inspired by an everlasting love, though his magnificent talents and fame wedge a roadblock between him and his love. Mitch Albom is the author of other bestselling titles like The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesday with Morrie.

9. Listen, Love, Repeat: Other-Centered Living in a Self-Centered World by Karen Ehman

Listen Love Repeat

This is the ideal gift title for Christians trying to find meaning and value in a life filled with chaos. Between endless selfies and self-centered relationships in today's world, author Karen Ehman uses the word of Christ to inspire a life filled with compassion and love.

10. All About Hanukkah by Madeline Wikler and Judyth Groner

All About Hanukkah

This detailed and beautifully illustrated book is perfect for children that are unfamiliar with the Hanukkah celebration. Included in this holiday classic are Hanukkah blessings, dreidel lessons, recipes, songs, and — of course — the meaning behind Hanukkah.

11. The Story of Kwanzaa by Donna L. Washington

The Story of Kwanzaa

Kwanzaa is a celebrated holiday tradition for many families and this book does a great job of detailing the African American customs involved in the festivities. Learn about the seven principles of Kwanzaa, or the Nguzo Saba, and the importance these principles have throughout the year!


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This post was written by Sydney Moorhead, the product specialist at BookPal. She is currently reading Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs.

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