How about some Christmas gifting ideas?

Just in case you're seeking the perfect Christmas gift for your favorite bibliophile, I have a few suggestions. After reading about 90 books thus far in 2017, these are the ones I’ve found the most interesting and delightful. These are books read in 2017, not ones that per se were published this year.  I recommend each of them to you, in no particular order: The Best: Matthew Barrett. God's Word Alone: The Authority of Scripture. This year I went through a bunch of books on the Doctrine of Scripture for a class I was teaching, and Matt Barrett’s was easily my favorite. This is a fresh, alive, and clear defense of the inspiration, inerrancy, and authority of Scripture with reference to history and in application to our contemporary context. Read it! Mike Fabarez. Raising Men, Not Boys: Shepherding Your Sons to be Men of God. As a father of three boys, Pastor Mike Fabarez’s book was just what I needed. It’s a biblical call to be proactive in leading sons and training

them to be men; in contrast to the non-parenting so prevalent in our day. A book I am trying to apply in my own family, and one I expect to buy extra copies of to give  to other men I know need it. Omar Saif Ghobash. Letters to a Young Muslim. Ghobash, the UAE’s Ambassador to Russia, writes a series of letters to his young son on life, growing up, family, education, religion, and violence. As a Christian, I disagree with many conclusions, yet am fascinated by the portrait of how one highly-educated cosmopolitan Arab leader is seeking to integrate his faith with the modern world, and to be a loving father to his son. If one’s only perspective on Islam comes from Fox News, Ghobash is going to show you something different, something that sounds more like what I see in most of my neighbors in this region. William Manchester. The Last Lion: Winston Spencer Churchill.…