Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Books for Christmas: Elizabeth Byler Younts

We've had such fun with a theme during the month of November, we decided to o another one for December. To kick it off, we're actually starting a day early, with a post by Elizabeth Byler Younts.

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A Bookish Christmas
by Elizabeth Byler Younts

Don'tcha just LOVE writing your Christmas list and adding your looooong list of books that you’re dying to read? Have you ever gone so far and provided links to where they can be purchased for the best price? Not that I would EVER do that. {clears throat}

Well, as much as I love getting books for Christmas, I love giving them. It’s always a tough choice on WHICH one to give when there are so many amazing books out there. What I’ve done lately is pick something that I read previous year.

Last year I sent my sister-in-law the first book in Allison Pittman’s Sister Wife series, For Time & Eternity. It was my favorite read last year and I couldn’t wait to give her the chance to enjoy it.

My other sister-in-law likes more action-oriented books so I gifted her a DiAnn Mills book , the 2nd installment in her Call of Duty series Sworn to Protect. I’d given her book 1 the year before.

I always have books on my list and a few years back I asked for The Hiding Place by Corrie Tenboom and while I ended up listening to it audio when it was offered free, that has recently become a favorite of mine. I have listened to it twice this year and just love her story that displays such faithfulness from the Lord.

If you aren’t sure what books to pick up for the avid reader in your family here’s a list of some of the books I’ve read this year that I would definitely give as gifts!

The Help by Kathryn Stockett
The Book Theif by Markus Zusak
Lilies in Moonlight by Allison Pittman
Forsaking All Others by Allison Pittman
A Woman’s Place by Lynn Austin
Love’s Pursuit by Siri Mitchell
While We Were Far Apart by Lynn Austin
Circle Series by Ted Dekker
Beside Still Waters by Tricia Goyer



Elizabeth Byler Younts is the author of Seasons: A Real Story of an Amish Girl, written about her Amish grandmother’s girlhood through the Great Depression. She is a member of the American Christian Fiction Writers. She is an Air Force Officer’s wife with two young daughters and makes her home wherever her family is stationed. You can find her at her website

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1 comment:

Patricia said...

I have been wanting to read Forsaking All Others. I have it on my TBR list.