12 Days of Christmas Book-Buying Ideas

Looking for Christmas gifting ideas? Books are a great choice! They are affordable and further education—a gift that can never be taken away. In this case, they plant eternal seeds too! Here are a baker's dozen of books this Christmas to warm your heart and ignite your faith: 

For babies (0-24 months) I recommend:

The Beginner's Bible Little Lamb's Christmas 
        This is an adorable finger puppet board book that my one-year-old loves!
Baby's First Bible and Book of Prayers Gift Set
        This would make a cute baptismal gift too.
The Wonder that is You by Glenys Nellist 
        Glenys has been a repeat visitor on my blog. Her book celebrates the unique gift of a child, and its illustrations are gorgeous.

Toddler picture books:

I'm Going to Give Your a Polar Bear Hug! by Caroline Cooney
        Children love butterfly and eskimo kisses—this adorable book follows right in stride!
Pugato Finds a Thing by Sophie Corrigan
        This book inspires children to overcome self-doubt and believe in themselves. Bonus: It just might spark a child's love of vegetables!
Goodnight Manger by Laura Sassi
        This beloved Christmas title must be on the list! To see my favorite book spread of angels or hear more about the book, watch my interview with Laura.

Educational resources for preschool and early grade school children:

The Beginner's Bible Learn Your Letters
        This wipeable book encourages letter practicing with Bible-related pictures for each letter.
Tiny Truths Wonder and Wisdom: Everyday Reminders from Psalms and Proverbs
        This resource distills teachable lessons for children from the Bible's most popular go-to books. I cannot wait to read it with my children!
Clap Your Hands: A Celebration of Gospel by Toyomi Igus
        Christianity was a healing agent of voice, strength and change through the Gospel tradition. This book contextualizes Gospel music by relating it to black history.

Faith tidbits for the busy family:

Thoughts to Make Your Heart Sing by Sally Lloyd-Jones
        I read this book often at the family breakfast table for a little inspiration to start the day. When I interviewed Sally, her wisdom was evident—this book condenses big faith thoughts into chewable nuggets. 

For tween girls:

Loved and Cherished: 100 Devotions for Girls by Lynn Cowell and Michelle Nietert
        I had Lynn and Michelle on my show—I hope you benefitted from Michelle's counseling wisdom amidst the pandemic, Lynn's parenting insights as a Christian mom of grown children, and the peek into their devotion! It's an excellent resource that would make a great stocking stuffer! 

For adults:

How to Live Your Life Purpose: The Six-Step Journey to God's Best by Noelle Kirchner
        What better gift is there than to help someone live into whom God destined them to be? Buying this book can help, and 20% of the proceeds go to World Vision.
Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline by Catherine McNeil
        Catherine's insightful book on the ministry of motherhood will inspire and edify you, especially when you're feeling invisible. NYT's bestselling author Ann Voskamp recommends it too! Stay tuned next week for more on Catherine's book! 

I am blessed to have a relationship with the Christian publisher Zonderkidz. They sent me many of these titles so that I could pass them along to you! I will be enjoying these books with my family, sending some to my niece and nephew in the Midwest, and donating a few to needy children this Christmas. Check out my Instagram feed (@noellekirchner) for the next 12 days for more on my picks (and others) and where they will go! Merry Christmas!


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