There’s no snow here in Florida, but Christmas remains a magical time of the year. I have delicious memories of running downstairs to a room full of presents. Lots of socks and underwear, lots of candy, lots of toys of dubious quality, and books. My parents, readers themselves, knew of my love for the written word and always gave me some books for Christmas.
It’s a worthy tradition and I encourage each of you to adopt it. Might I humbly make some suggestions?
- For grade school kids, Always Look for the Magic, by Bonnie Manning Anderson, or Do Angels Still Fall? by Robert Swanson.
- For older teens, Me and the Maniac in Outer Space by Robert Swanson.
- For the college-aged young adults, So Many Mountains… Which Ones to Climb by Aron Osborne (also good for every teen and adult of any age).
- For the married couple, Cherishing Us by Tom and Debi Walter, and 7 Essentials to Grow Your Marriage by Steve and Cindy Wright.
- All available on Amazon!
May you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
I first read So Many Mountains… Which Ones to Climb? What Really Matters in Church Life a few months ago, straight out of Aron’s hands. Let me tell you what struck me about this book:
- So many things Aron shared about his first steps in Christianity were like reading my own biography. There was an immediate kinship with the author.
- Reading it is effortless. It’s like talking with Aron on the front porch of a beach house, lemonade in tall, cool glasses sweating in our hands.
- An instant sense that this is the book all Christians should read. We’ve been getting slammed by unbelievers for far too many good reasons. Aron address those here, artfully throwing out the dirty bathwater while keeping the beautiful baby right where he belongs.
- While it was an affirmation to my beliefs, I know it’s going to ruffle some legalistic feathers (that deserve to be ruffled!).
- Weeks after I read it, whole chapters came to mind. “Ah, I’m living that chapter; ooops, I’m failing that chapter.”
- I’m a better person and Christian for reading it.
- You’re going to feel like you personally know Aron once you’ve read it.
This kind of book, like all our others, is why Prevail Press exists. This book, and all the others, deserve a place on your bookshelf.
Pick it up; you’ll be glad you did.