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The Gift of Devotion

by Kristy Quist

Looking for a meaningful gift this year? These devotionals and other spiritual study tools will keep giving long after the Christmas tree disappears.

Seeking God’s Face: Praying with the Bible through the Year by Philip F. Reinders
This attractive, compact book is based on the “daily office”—a prayer tool that leads readers through daily prayer and Scripture readings. Wonderful for quiet contemplation and meditation. (Faith Alive/Calvin Institute of Christian Worship/Baker)

The NIV Quest Study Bible
Every page of this study Bible addresses questions that come up as a reader moves through Scripture. Find answers to your queries—big and small. Also available in an edition for teens. (Zondervan)

150: Finding Your Story in the Psalms by Kevin Adams
Each chapter of 150 explores one of 10 different psalms, addressing the way they express all of our stories and the way they relate to your life in particular. (Square Inch)

Strong and Courageous: Joshua’s Lessons for Athletes (and the Cheering Section) by Kevin VandeStreek and Wallace Bratt
Work through the book of Joshua, considering lessons taught through the passages. This book could be used individually or by a sports team. (Calvin Alumni Association)

Dive Devotions by Bryan Keeley
Designed as a companion piece to the Dive curriculum for young teens, this devotional stands on its own. Three warm, personal devotions per week look at Scripture and church teachings. (Faith Alive)

The Jesus Storybook Bible by Sally Lloyd-Jones
This lovely collection of Bible stories combines fine storytelling and excellent illustration to help young readers discover Christ in every story. (Zonderkidz)

The Jesse Tree by Geraldine McCaughrean
This picture book offers 24 stories, starting with Eden and ending with the story of the nativity, that tell the family history of Jesus. A wonderful gift for a family just beginning its Advent traditions. (Eerdmans)

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