Cue the falling snow and plug in those sparkling lights. Christmas season is here! As your calendar fills up with gatherings and shopping, finding the perfect little something for people in your life rises to the top of the list.
These tiny books, packed with big and meaningful stories, make great gift ideas for readers. Use them as stocking stuffers or slip one into a friend’s hand at your next book club. Add a pack of hot chocolate, and you’ve given the gift of a quiet moment of inspiration and Christmas reflection—all for under $15.
By Lynn Austin
Feeling nostalgic for Christmases past? Journey to 1951 postwar America in bestselling author Lynn Austin’s charming tale. Two single-mom friends want to build new holiday traditions with their five-year-old sons as they make a fresh start. The plans fill Audrey Barrett and Eve Dawson with excitement—until the Sears Christmas Wish Book arrives in their home. When the boys become enthralled with page after page of tantalizing toys, their moms realize the need to teach them the true meaning of Christmas. In this endearing story, the women come up with a life-changing idea for their sons, in the spirit of the three wise men who gave gifts to baby Jesus.
Look no further for the perfect gift to help others slow down and remember the power of giving.
By Francine Rivers
In this beloved classic by internationally bestselling author Francine Rivers, foster child Timmy O’Neil carries around a mysterious box with a red lid and the words Running Shoes printed on the side. Even in his new loving home, he refuses to divulge the secret contents of this box. Then one day the church’s Nativity pageant inspires a surprise choice by Timmy. Reminiscent of “The Gift of the Magi,” the poignant story highlights the simple faith of a child. This special anniversary edition comes with gold foil interior artwork and other special features, making it a gift-worthy tiny book to be read year after year.
Give a copy to your Christmas and holiday gathering hosts. You might even include a small pack of tissues.
By Jerry B. Jenkins and Tim LaHaye
Twenty-five years ago, the heart-stopping Left Behind appeared on the scene, quickly becoming a cultural phenomenon. On a plane bound for London, people vanish, leaving only their clothes behind. Panic ensues when other passengers discover their absence and learn the events are duplicated worldwide. An apocalypse has begun, fulfilling biblical prophecies of Rapture as believers disappear. So begins the captivating book that led many to faith in God and sold millions of copies. This anniversary edition includes an essay by Jerry B. Jenkins on cultural and spiritual changes over the past 25 years.
Read it for the first time or take advantage of the retro packaging and small size to give this conversation starter to the book lovers in your life.
By T. I. Lowe
It may be Christmas time, but who doesn’t love a novel set at the beach anytime? From the bestselling author of Under the Magnolias, T. I. Lowe, comes a tender romance story in her Carolina Coast series. Free-spirited Opal Gilbert pursues independence from her wealthy senator father by running a funky ocean-side boutique, Bless This Mess. Happy and contented to swim through life selling refurbished vintage furniture, Opal encounters brooding ex-Marine Lincoln Cole, rehabbing from a leg injury. After their tense first meeting, Lincoln comes to her aid when a hurricane demolishes Opal’s store. Though Lincoln tries to keep her at arm’s length, Opal’s meddling and restoration skills begin to heal his wounds . . . and capture his heart almost before he realizes it.
This perfect stocking stuffer lets you give the gift of a sweet romance story with an inspiring message—and an excursion to the South Carolina coast—all in one small package!