Holidays like Christmas and Father’s Day can be a great time to give people you love a great story that will inspire and entertain. If the man in your life enjoys reading, you might be on the hunt for the perfect novel to gift to them. See our list below to find books in multiple genres that make great picks for readers who love fiction.
About the story: President Andrew Clarke is determined to announce his historic peace plan from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. But when senior American officials who support the plan begin violently dying, Clarke orders Special Agent Marcus Ryker and his team of CIA operatives to hunt down those responsible and bring the killing spree to an end. With all eyes on Jerusalem and the president in the crosshairs, it’s up to Ryker to eliminate the terrible evil that’s been set in motion. The fate of the region depends on his success. He has 48 hours.
Called “An absolute home run” by Brad Thor, #1 New York Times bestselling author, The Jerusalem Assassin is a high-stakes political thriller great for readers who love fast-pace stories that pull them into the action. Get a copy to gift here.
About the story: Is this the day I die? Li Quan asks himself this question daily, knowing that he might be killed for practicing his faith. American business executive Ben Fielding has no idea what Li Quan, his brilliant old college roommate, is facing in China. But when they’re reunited in China after twenty years, they’re shocked at what they discover about each other. Thrown together in an hour of encroaching darkness, watched by unseen eyes, both must make choices that will determine not only the destinies of two men, but two families, two nations . . . and two worlds.
About the story: As the Vietnam War rages overseas and his beloved Pirates battle for back-to-back World Series titles, Matt Plumley’s family moves to Dogwood, West Virginia, where Matt, a preacher’s kid, bonds with two unlikely friends: Dickie Darrel Lee Hancock, a mixed-race boy, and Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails Appalachian girl. Matt falls for Jesse, and their promises to each other draw him into her terrifying reality. One night, Matt joins Jesse in a rescue that saves one life and ends another . . . and mysteriously severs the bond of their friendship. Years later, Matt is pulled back to Dogwood, haunted by memories of that momentous summer and news of Jesse’s upcoming wedding. He always suspected there was more to the story of that fateful night, and he’s determined to learn the truth behind the only promise Jesse Woods ever broke.
For readers who love Southern fiction and poignant stories of friendship and sacrifice, The Promise of Jesse Woods, a two-time award-winning novel by Chris Fabry, is a great pick. Get a copy to gift here.
About the story: On a Boeing 747 headed to London, passengers instantaneously disappear from their seats, resulting in terror and chaos for those left behind—not only throughout the plane, but also worldwide as the apocalypse begins. Included in this 25th anniversary edition of Left Behind is an essay by Jerry B. Jenkins, exploring cultural and spiritual changes over the last quarter century through the lens of this groundbreaking work of fiction.
This is a great pick for readers who enjoy apocalyptic television shows, thrilling suspense reads, or who already love the Left Behind series and would enjoy adding this anniversary edition of this New York Times bestselling story to their collection. Get a copy to gift here.
About the story: Judah Ben-Hur, a Jewish nobleman, is betrayed by childhood friend Messala. Accused of trying to murder the new Roman governor in Jerusalem, Judah is sentenced to the galley ships and vows to seek revenge against the Romans and Messala. But a chance encounter with a carpenter from Nazareth sets Judah on a different path.
Carol Wallace, great-great-granddaughter of Lew Wallace, has taken the old-fashioned prose of the classic novel Ben Hur and breathed new life into it for today’s audience. This story is a great pick for readers who love classics and fast-paced stories of intrigue set in ancient times. Get a copy to gift here.
About the story: Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who’s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a newfound friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
The Overcomer novelization, based on the screenplay by Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick, by Chris Fabry is a great read for the man in your life who’s looking for stories that inspire readers to grow their relationships with God and foster healthy relationships with family. Get a copy to gift here.
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