So you didn’t find everything you needed on our Radiant Holiday Gift Guide? That’s okay – we have some other recommendations for you.
These are books that we have on our TBR (to be read) lists but didn’t get the chance to finish our reviews before the Holiday Gift Guide got published! All of the descriptions are from Amazon.com, so if they intrigue you, check them out!
Kingdom Marriage by Tony Evans
What happens when a kingdom man marries a kingdom woman? Kingdom Marriage: Connecting God’s Purpose with Your Pleasure helps couples grow together as a kingdom couple to fulfill God’s design and purpose for their marriage. Through practical insights and powerful stories, Dr. Tony Evans inspires and instructs so couples will discover the hope, challenge, and guidance God’s Word provides for their journey together.
“You can reflect the glory of God and the unity of the Trinity through your shared purpose, honor, and love as a true kingdom couple.” ―Tony Evans
Kingdom Marriage shows couples that the key to influencing our society and world with lasting impact is found in solidifying biblical marriage in the way God intended. It starts with both wife and husband reflecting God and His image and modeling that reflection within the roles and responsibilities of their union. This is based on a correct understanding of God’s kingdom and their responsibilities in it. Kingdom Marriage and the Kingdom Marriage devotional and video resources are part of an entire line of Kingdom products by Tony Evans, including Kingdom Man, Kingdom Woman, Raising Kingdom Kids, and the Kingdom Quest strategy guides for kids and teens.
Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage by Dr. Greg Smalley and Erin Smalley
Every couple who wants a happy marriage will appreciate the revitalizing secrets in Crazy Little Thing Called Marriage. In it, Dr. Greg and Erin Smalley explore the traits of a healthy and thriving marriage.
Based on research of thousands of strong couples across the country, the twelve essential elements outlined are not only biblically based; they also chart a course for a romantic adventure that will last a lifetime.
With practical advice and stories from their own marriage and counseling experiences, Greg and Erin guide couples to find ways to work around roadblocks in their current relationship and to intentionally create communication patterns that will take them to emotionally safe places.
Yes, marriage can have its twists and turns. But the detours don’t necessarily have to lead couples off course. Greg and Erin help couples map out a journey for their marriages so that they can enjoy the passionate and intimate relationship that God has promised.
Beginnings by Steve Wiens
Have you ever found yourself at the beginning of a big life change? Maybe you’re getting married, or divorced. Maybe you’re having a child, or burying a parent. Maybe you’ve been promoted, or lost a job you loved. Maybe you’ve moved; maybe you feel stuck. These big changes hit us hard―it’s easy to lose our way. It’s easy to think that God is leaving us alone in them.
The good news is that the God who spoke the world into existence, who lovingly brought into being everything seen and unseen, is speaking into your big change. Drawing from the story of creation in Genesis, Beginnings offers an empowering message of how God works through the transition in our lives. As God orchestrated the ultimate transition when he created everything from nothing, he can handle the overwhelming details in your life. Beginnings is for everyone who faces significant transition―in career, in relationships, in life stage, whether good or bad. By exploring the first chapter in Genesis―day by day, creative act by creative act―Steve Wiens shows us how beginnings work, and how God works through our beginnings.
Come to the Family Table by Ted & Amy Cunningham
In our busy world, family time around the dinner table is easily displaced by other things. Ted and Amy Cunningham call parents to a slower way of living that allows them to intentionally build into their family’s relational and spiritual fabric and into the community around them.
No more rushing to the table for a quick bite so we can get back to our other activities. Prioritizing mealtime slows us down long enough to enjoy our food, each other, and Jesus. Inspired by the slow food movement, Come to the Family Table seeks to encourage families with intentional strategies to engage one another and create the table as a space for practical ministry to their community.
Moments & Days by Michelle Van Loon
Michelle Van Loon helps us treasure our time as a gift and a spiritual responsibility, and God as faithfully present in all our moments and days.
People rarely slow down to experience their days, and so they feel rushed through life even as they begin to suspect that life lacks significance. By introducing (and reintroducing) us to the feasts and festivals of the Bible, as well as the special celebrations of the Christian calendar, Moments and Daysrestores a sacred sense of time throughout our year, enriching our experience of each “holy day” and enlivening our experience of even the most “ordinary time.”
Has Anyone Ever Seen God? by Carolyn Larsen
No one has ever seen the face of God, but we can be sure He is near.
Cheerful artwork with a modern whimsical style wraps around honest, easy-to-understand answers to your toughest questions about God, the creation, and the Bible. Has Anyone Ever Seen God? will inspire and offer comfort as you grow closer to God and gain a better understanding of his character, the world he created, and his Holy Bible. Also serves as a heartfelt gift of love and promise to those who are considering faith or are new believers.
Can I Really Know Jesus? by Carolyn Larsen
Knowing Jesus is like no other relationship you’ve ever experienced.
Cheerful artwork with a modern whimsical style wraps around honest, easy-to-understand answers to your toughest questions about the Savior, his invitation to salvation, and the assurance that God really does hear our prayers. Can I Really Know Jesus? will inspire and offer comfort as you grow closer to God and gain a better understanding of why he sent his Son to earth, what it means to have salvation, and how prayer can deeply impact your life. Also serves as a heartfelt gift of love and promise to those who are considering faith or are new believers.
What Does God Really Promise? by Carolyn Larsen
God makes hundreds of promises to his children. Promises of protection, forgiveness, hope, eternal life . . .
Cheerful artwork with a modern whimsical style wraps around honest, easy-to-understand answers to your toughest questions about church, eternal life and the
future, and what God really promises to his people. What Does God Really Promise? will inspire and offer comfort as you grow closer to God and gain a better understanding of who he is, why church is important, and what the future holds for those who believe. Also serves as a heartfelt gift of love and promise to those who are considering faith or are new believers.