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Discussion in 'Books / Publications Forum' started by following-Him, Dec 25, 2004.
What books did you get for Christmas?
I got a 100 dollar gift certificate from my son to christianbook.com .I am ordering the Bible below Monday .Its around 66 bucks with shipping 71 .I have to think and decide what else to get with the rest of the money .
HCSB UltraThin Large-Print Reference Bible-Legacy Edition, Genuine Leather, Black
What a wonderful gift. I am sure you will enjoy choosing your books.
My daughter gave me a copy of "Light Force" by Brother Andrew and Al Janssen. In looking over the cover verbage the book is "a stirring account of the Church caught in the Middle East Crossfire". I served in the Army in Operation Iraqi Freedom last year during the war and its immediate aftermath (before the terrorist movement caught hold so well). It will be interesting to read in light of having been in that part of the world. Bruce
I have a couple of gift cards to two different bookstores as well as extra money towards more books........ah, decisions, decisions.
Sounds like you have very well trained family and friends. LOL.
So far I have received:
Reflections. A Daily Treasury of Readings by D. Martyn lloyd-Jones
Skipping Christmas by John Grisham (as recommended by Roger)
Hallelujah! The Welcome Table by Maya Angelou
The Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook
Hand Knits for the Home by Caroline Birkette
And I believe I have a gift voucher for books from my parents to come.
Let me see...
Two copies of Robinson Crusoe (my favourite book, but I didn't have a copy) One paperback for general use and a nice hardback for my library.
A Nice Cup of Tea and a Sit Down. Cute little book about the intricacies of a proper cuppa .
The second in the Castaway Series (by Brian Javques). Sweet stories about a boy and his dog who escaped from the Flying Dutchman and now wander the world doing good deeds. Lovely stories.
I'll echo C4K's comments about purchasing two of the same books. I sometimes get the paperback copy first to see if it's worth reading, then get the hardback for my library and give the paperback away.
$100 dollar gift card to CBD doesn't go very far!
I got (again) Swindoll's "Getting through the Tough Stuff" (I lost the first copy after reading the first chapter to someone who must have needed it more than I did). Someday I'll get around to reviewing it in this forum.
And, a big surprise, my wife gave me Robert Alter's "The Five Books of Moses, a translation with commentary". Which I will spend the next few months absorbing. Quite an interesting book! Those who contribute comments in the BB Translations forum should look it over.
I will sometimes buy 2 copies of the same title, one to keep and one to give away.
Hmmm. I got a comic book type book and one about jokes with Sponge Bob. My sister and her husband were playing jokes on me.
I was rather blessed with new books this Christmas:
Jonathan Edwards: A Life - George Marsden
Christian Modesty and the Public Undressing of America - Jeff Pollard
The Life and Campaigns of Stonewall Jackson - Robert L Dabney
Family Man, Family Leader - Philip Lancaster
The Exemplary Husband - Stuart Scott
Marriage to a Difficult Man: The Uncommon Union of Jonathan and Sarah Edwards - Elizabeth Dodds
I spent my Christmas vouchers on the Word Biblical Commentary: Ephesians by Andrew T. Lincoln.
Have any of you read the Ted Dekker series Black, Red and White?
Got those for Christmas - have read Black, it is a good read
I have not heard of Ted Dekker. Would you care to give an overview of your books?
I recieved a book by Arnold English called JOHN 1:12. They say it's a good read.
I think I need one on jealousy. I am so jealous of y'all! This year I didn't get any books, because money is so tight.
My favorite thing in the world....
The Ted Dekker books are thrillers - they are not overtly "christian" but Christan themes are woven in throught the books. The star is Thomas Hunter, a conflicted young man who just happens to hold the fate of two worlds in his hands. When he falls asleep in one world he wakes in another - with knowledge and skills that he gained in the previous world. No bad language, no sex - but plenty of thrills. Check out his website at http://www.Teddekker.com