This Christmas, our family is giving gifts a little differently than we have in years past.
Instead of allowing our kids to circle catalog after catalog or even fill out a massive Christmas list, we sat down and got a little more intentional with them.
We didn’t want Christmas to be ALL about the gifts. You see, it has felt for months now like every time we go in a store and our kids see something they like, they say, “I’m putting that on my Christmas list!”
Not only were those lists in their minds getting out of control, but we wanted Christmas to have a different focus: the REAL focus of celebrating Christ’s birth and the gift He gave to each and every one of us.
We’d also been noticing that with so many gifts under the tree, no single gift seemed to be that special.
So this year, we’re giving our kids four gifts:
1. Something you WANT
2. Something you NEED
3. Something you WEAR
4. Something you READ
In an effort to help all of you who are nodding your heads right now and may want to do something similar, I’ve compiled the Top 10 Tommy Nelson Christmas Gifts of 2014. You can never go wrong with any of the Tommy Nelson resources when it comes to quality and entertainment, but these ten stand out in a special way.
Top 10 Tommy Nelson Christmas Gifts
1. Building God’s Kingdom Books
There are few faith-based books aimed at boys and this new inspirational brand for little boys resonates with the hot construction trend.
Parents will love this fun story, the first book of the “Building God’s Kingdom” series, that helps kids learn about honesty and telling the truth.
In the second book of this new series designed for little boys who love their trucks, Dozer, Diggit, Stretch, and Tipper must use their special traits and work together to help Earl and to bring glory to God. Parents will love this fun story that helps kids learn about the being kind and helping others in a bright and active way.
Kids are naturally fascinated by the animals that walk the planet with us, and this Bible will encourage that sense of wonder. Featuring a detailed 3D cover and 48 pages of custom inserts with spectacular photography from National Geographic®, this International Children’s Bible® will help kids more fully appreciate our amazing God, the Creator of all things great and small.
Young girls will grow in their knowledge of the Bible and in their faith by getting to know our Brave Girls—Hope, Gracie, Glory, Faith, and Honor—five modern-day friends who relate to today’s readers! The girls are each very different, but they all love Jesus and love each other.
When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled “10 Truths Young Girls Should Know,” the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Obviously her message strikes a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters.
5. Jesus Is _____.
In Jesus Is _______. Student Edition, popular speaker, author, and former youth pastor Judah Smith reveals the character of Jesus and the importance of Christ’s message. Adapted for a student’s age and life experience, this compelling book will get younger readers thinking about what Jesus means to them.
Don’t miss the rest of the Top 10 list at Faithgateway!