Do you need to get that bookworm friend and family member a Christmas gift, but not sure where to start? Do they like fiction, nonfiction, politics, fantasy, drama, or whatnot? Have no fear! I have got you covered with part one of my gift guide to help with your shopping.
The Legend of Eydis by CS Johnson: As Bjorn and Arja prepare to slay the dragon of Eydis, it becomes clear that it is not a matter of honor keeping them apart, but a matter of truth.
The War of Art: Break Through the Blocks and Win Your Inner Creative Battles by Steven Pressfield: The book emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline.
The Christmas Spirit by Lou Aguilar: A jaded women’s magazine writer becomes obsessed with the dynamic lighthouse keeper who rescued her at sea just before Christmas then mysteriously vanished. She sets out to write a story on him, much to her rich fiancé’s displeasure and the Coast Guard’s discouragement. The deeper she delves into the mystery, the more she uncovers a romantic Christmas magic she never imagined but will take all her courage to embrace.
Playing with Fire: A Modern Investigation into Demons, Exorcism, and Ghosts by Billy Hallowell: explores the theological underpinnings surrounding the supernatural. Relying on firsthand accounts, newspaper reports, and Christian experts, Hallowell takes readers through the various views and perspectives surrounding supernatural activity.
True Believer By Jack Carr: James Reece is still in hiding after taking out the people responsible for his family’s death, but an old CIA ally may have a chance for him to succeed.
Appalling Stories 4: Even More Appalling Tales of Social Injustice by Various: Do you ever think the SJW crowd is weird? This fictional anthology exposes their bizarre beliefs.
Kitsuneko by CS Johnson: Kitsuneko has always done her best to honor her duty. As a young fox-cat changeling, she was conscripted into slavery by King Dario and Queen Arianna of Toulacoeur to serve as the surrogate for Princess Cari, their daughter who was kidnapped seventeen years ago.
How to Write Like Tolstoy: A Journey into the Minds of Our Greatest Writers by Richard Cohen: Cohen has researched the published works and private utterances of our greatest authors to discover the elements that made their prose memorable.
The Unexpected Adventure: Taking Everyday Risks to Talk with People about Jesus by Lee Strobel and Mark Mittelberg: Using a devotional-style format, the bestselling authors tell dramatic and sometimes funny stories from their own lives and then draw out practical applications backed by Scripture.
Dragon Tears by CS Johnson: it is a companion novella to The Alliance of the Dragon Sword, a Christian fantasy series from award-winning, genre-hopping author C. S. Johnson.
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