Saturday, November 29, 2008

Faith 'n Fiction Saturday - Recommended Gifts

My friend Amy is the host for Faith 'n Fiction Saturday. If you're interested, check it out here.

Today's question is: As you may know, I launched a campaign to encourage people to buy books for the holidays (you can visit that site here) and there are some fantastic blogger who have really contributed a lot of great ideas into the blog. I hope you check it out.

But now it's your turn to share some ideas! What books should be others be buying for Christmas? Do you need any gift help? You can handle this topic in two ways....either make a list of recommended books to give as gifts this year OR ask a question about what book you should get someone. (for whom you have been unable to think of a book gift for).

Keep it about books!

My Answer:
I've always found that the men in our lives are the most difficult to buy for. My recommendation for every man is Never Surrender: A Soldier's Journey to the Crossroads of Faith and Freedom by LTG (ret.) William G. Boykin. Here's what I wrote:

My husband and I are very different people. I am an avid reader; he would tell you that he hates to read. Nevertheless, when this book came into our home, he picked it up. (Trust me, that's unusual.) He turned a couple of pages, and when I gently suggested he take a look at it, he began to read! He did not stop that first day until he got to sixty-some pages.

The following day, he picked it up and read some more! As we drove down the street one day, he began to tell me about this man's life. I asked, "If this were made into a movie..."

"I'd go see it!" he exclaimed, interrupting me.

On another day, he stated, "This man is a machine! You can't believe the things he's done!" Well, he finished reading the book! Yep, he read all 350 pages, and he loved it.

Obviously, this is a compelling read. Covered are Noreiga's arrest, and the tracking of Escobar, the Colombian drug lord. Boykin tells the truth about Delta Force's involvement during the Waco, Texas fiasco and clears up the "false story" from CIA agents that the news agencies reported. It's a man's story, made for a real man's enjoyment. Buy it for the guy in your life; he'll read it, even if he's a non-reader


Pam said...

My husband enjoyed this book also. He read it before I could read it for review. : )

Sunny said...

I agree men are harder to shop for. Thanks for the recommendation!

Anonymous said...

Sigh, I guess I have to turn in my man card. I'm EASY to shop books for. I love to read. All genres. I even turn the toilet seat back down - DEFINITELY a no-no in mansville. But then I'm an author so mebbe I don't count.

Good recommendation. Mine are up at:

Wendi said...

Interesting suggestion! I haven't seen that book yet, but have a few relatives that would probably love it!

:) My post is a little late, but here is my