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Top 5 Christmas Books for Christians 2016

Take a break from the holiday hustle and snuggle up with these Christian Christmas books.

With December 25th quickly approaching, the stress of the season is setting in. Between the presents and the parties, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the rush and forget about the true meaning of Christmas. Take a break from the holiday hustle with Christian Christmas books that will keep your heart focused on Christ.

Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado
Max Lucado loves Christmas. He loves it because somewhere someone will ask the Christmas questions: What’s the big deal about the baby in the manger? Who was he? What does his birth have to do with me? And the answers he’s found give us all hope. God knows what it’s like to be a human. When we talk to him about deadlines or long lines or tough times, he understands. He’s been there. He’s been here. Because of Bethlehem, we have a friend in heaven. Let’s turn on the lamp, curl up in a comfortable spot, and look into the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem.

A Baxter Family Christmas by Karen Kingsbury
From New York Times bestselling author Karen Kingsbury comes a life-changing story of love and hope featuring the Baxter family. Whether you’re meeting the Baxter family for the first time or finding them all over again, A Baxter Family Christmas will leave fingerprints on your heart forever. Heartwarming and touching, filled with love and redemption, A Baxter Family Christmas brings together two families in the aftermath of loss and in the midst of an unfolding love story, all with the help of one very special child.

Hidden Christmas by Timothy Keller
In his new book, Hidden Christmas: The Surprising Truth Behind the Birth of Christ, pastor and New York Times bestselling author, Tim Keller, guides readers through an illuminating journey into the surprising background of the Nativity story, a story that is a celebration of the advent of Jesus Christ, who came to save mankind and restore our humanity to how it was meant to be. This profoundly moving and intellectually provocative book unpacks the message of hope, redemption, and salvation hidden in the biblical account of Jesus’ birth so that readers may experience the redeeming power of God’s grace in a meaningful and deeper way.

The Mistletoe Inn by Richard Paul Evans
At thirty-two Kimberly Rossi, a finance officer at a Lexus car dealership, has had her heart broken more times than she wants to remember. With two failed engagements, a divorce and again alone with no prospects, she hardly seems the type to dream of being a published romance author. Dreading another holiday alone, she signs up for The Mistletoe Retreat, a nine-day writing retreat in Burlington, VT. Deep inside Kimberly knows she’s at a junction in her life and it’s time to either fulfill her dream or let it go.

The Angel of Forest Hill by Cindy Woodsmall
When Rose Kurtz first arrived in tiny Forest Hill four years ago, Joel Dienner had just lost his wife to childbirth. They agreed to marry because his children, especially newborn Grace, needed a mother to care for them. But Rose has grown to love Joel deeply. Can she find the courage to tell him her true feelings? You’ll fall in love with this Amish Christmas romance.

Place your online order by December 16 to get these books in time for Christmas or visit your local Family Christian store.

What books are on your Christmas reading list? Share your 2016 must-reads and all-time favorites with us in the comments below.

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Soak Up the Sun: 5 Beach Reads for Summer 2016

Who doesn’t love getting lost in a good book at the beach? Your toes in the sand, salt in the air and the sun on your skin – few things are more relaxing. Whether you’re planning a summer getaway or aiming your sprinkler at the patio, kick back and relax with these popular beach reads.

All books are Buy One Get One 50% Off at Family Christian now through August 25 making it the perfect time to stock your beach bag with these Christian fiction favorites.

The Things We Knew by Catherine J. West
After her mother’s death, Lynette Carlisle watched her family unravel. All her siblings eventually left Nantucket, silently blaming their father. Nobody will tell Lynette about that day that she can’t remember. But when Dad’s failing health and financial concerns bring everybody home, secrets begin to surface that will either restore lost relationships—or separate the Carlisles forever.

The Promise of Jesse Woods by Chris Fabry
In the summer of 1972, Matt Plumley forms a friendship with Jesse Woods, a tough-as-nails girl. But one night the wrath of the prominent Blackwoods and the secrets of Jesse’s family will collide and destroy the promise she and Matt make to each other. Will he ever learn the truth behind the only pledge Jesse ever broke?

The Second Half by Lauraine Snelling
Ken and Mona are looking forward to their retirement, but then they receive a call from their son, a Special Forces officer. Announcing that he’s been deployed overseas, he asks them to care for his kids. They find parenting a challenge, but it’s even harder when Steig stops contacting them. Can they trust God to bring him home?

Close to You by Kara Isaac
Allison Shire is done with love and travels to New Zealand to work as a tour guide for Lord of the Rings movie sites. But she doesn’t expect to meet Jackson Gregory, a would-be entrepreneur who’s pretending to be a Tolkien aficionado. Will the know-it-all guide and fake fan take a chance on romance?

Fading Starlight by Kathryn Cushman
A high-profile fashion internship should have launched Lauren Summers’s career—but instead, a red carpet accident left her blackballed. Working for a former Hollywood star in return for free lodging in a seaside cottage, she sets out to salvage her reputation. But will the old woman’s secrets raise new questions—and knock her off balance again?

What great beach read would you add to the list?

Preparing for Marriage: 4 Must-Read Books for Newly Engaged Couples

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You’re engaged! Excitement sets in and your head spins just thinking about all of the details to work out – the dress, the venue, the invites. But what about your marriage? Planning for your life together after your big day is an important and often overlooked step. Set yourselves up for a relationship rooted in Christ with these must-read engagement and marriage preparation books.

All books are Buy One Get One 50% Off at Family Christian now through August 25. Buy one for yourself and one for your soon-to-be spouse! Then discuss what you learned together.

Things I Wish I’d Known Before We Got Married
Bestselling author and marriage counselor, Gary Chapman, put together this practical book to help couples prepare for marriage and learn the skills of working together as intimate teammates. This book is packed with wisdom and tips that will help you develop the loving, supportive and mutually beneficial marriage both men and women long for.

Preparing for Marriage
Begin the lifelong task of building a strong Christian marriage with eight sessions of fun, romantic study that will help you target areas for growth in your relationship. You can work through the book as a couple, with a pastor, with a premarital counselor or with a small group. Don’t just plan your wedding, prepare for your marriage!

Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts
Relationship experts Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott offer time-tested marriage principles to help couples debunk myths, establish lines of communication, fight a good fight, master money management, and become true soul mates with seven questions to ask before and after you marry.

Before You Say “I Do”
This popular and helpful interactive workbook is designed to strengthen your love relationship and deepen your bond. You’ll find all you need for fun and thoughtful discussions as you explore what the Bible teaches about marriage, what makes you feel loved and how to handle conflict.

What’s the best marital advice you received before tying the knot?

Curious Faith by Logan Wolfram

We’re all born driven to explore, marvel, and experience the adventure of life. But as responsibilities pile up, we slowly exchange that unbridled curiosity for a sense of control and routine. Wolfram shows you how to rescue your now by exploring what is possible with a God who is unlimited, unpredictable, and ever-loving!

Family Christian is very excited about Logan’s new book.  We had the opportunity to catch up with Logan and get this little video to share with you.

Logan Wolfram would give you full access to her pantry if you lived next door. She is a plate-juggling mom and interior decorator turned writer, speaker, and host of the Allume Conference. She is a passionate leader who desires to see women live fully in Christ.

We first heard of Logan as a blogger.  She had a great blog Curious Faith by Logan Wolframwhich eventually led to her starting a Christian blogging conference called Allume.  It has been a joy to watch her journey from blogger to speaker to author.  She has an authentic voice and when you meet her, it is like having coffee with your best friend.

We are proud to be selling Curious Faith and excited to give you chance to win a copy!  We are giving away 2 copies of her book Curious Faith and 2 t-shirts!  Each winner will win 1 book and 1 shirt (randomly selected size).

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