The holidays are here, and this year, we all need some comfort and joy! Look no further than the gifts below, which will help you and your loved ones pray for peace, work for justice, and grow in love—without compromising your values.
The Upper Room Devotional: Where the World Meets to Pray
The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. We offer the daily devotional in a variety of formats, and we encourage you to learn more about our digital and print offerings.
Share your heart this Christmas with Mennonite Central Committee
Cherish the loved ones in your life with gifts for your global neighbors—gifts that change lives. Choose from fish, fruit trees, wells, goats, education for girls and much more. Browse gifts online or call toll free 888.563.4676 to give a gift or request a booklet. For 100 years, Mennonite Central Committee has shared God’s love and compassion for all in the name of Christ by responding to basic human needs and working for peace and justice, now in more than 50 countries around the world.
7 Days of Simplicity: A Season of Living Lightly by Jen Hatmaker
Stage a mutiny against excess! In Jen Hatmaker’s new gift book – 7 Days of Simplicity: A Season of Living Lightly – she explores the spiritual side of a simpler life and the way our choices affect our spirit and our loved ones. Hatmaker shares from her own experiences in living lightly, “finding deep delight in exactly what you have and where you are, never letting anyone shame you out of simplicity or contentment.” A gorgeous gift, the book confronts our desire to compete in the all-consuming consumer-goods game, calling the reader to slow down, catch a breath, and live with intention.
Introducing Koinonia Gift Box
A great way to introduce Koinonia Farm to anyone on your gift list! Includes classic Koinonia products: Pecan Sampler Tin with hickory smoked, cinnamon spiced, and shelled pecan halves, all sustainably grown, with Fair Trade Dark and Milk Chocolate Pecan Bark. Also includes “The Cotton Patch Evidence,” which captures the story of Koinonia from the founding through the partnership housing movement and Clarence Jordan’s untimely death. All packed with recycled crinkle paper in a gift box ready to give on arrival. Free U.S. Shipping on all Koinonia Gift Boxes! Find our full selection in our online farm store.
It’s Time for a New Story...the Seventh Story
Presenting two newly beloved books by Brian McLaren & Gareth Higgins: a fable for grown-ups with reflective essays and a beautifully illustrated children’s story. We explore six familiar stories that have repeated through history, teaching us how to dominate, fear, or withdraw from the world and the beautiful people in it. The good news is that there is a better story, and learning it will inspire you to resilience, wonder, and creative action. The story we tell about the world shapes how we live. If we meet fear, aggression, and violence with the Seventh Story, everything can change.
The Rosary of Modern Sorrows: a focus on today's social justice issues with a traditional tool of peace
A gift for those who pray for change, the Rosary of Modern Sorrows invites us into guided meditation on the pain of our brothers and sisters in the U.S. and around the world. Each set of beads focuses on a specific issue to pray for and take action on. Made by Violet and Jordan: refugees from the Congo now living in Charlotte, NC. Made of natural stones and flexible stainless steel, this gift is a physical reminder of God’s presence in our lives and a solid companion for prayer warriors. May your prayers lead to peace and action.
America’s Sacred Sites: 50 Faithful Reflections on our National Monuments and Historic Sites
Journey to America’s most significant historic sites and connect them to your own faith! In these 50 spiritual reflections and 150 colorful and historic photos from iconic landmarks such as Mount Rushmore, the Statue of Liberty, and Pearl Harbor, to the lesser known Knife River Villages, New Orleans Jazz Historical Park, Dinosaur National Memorial, and more, explore the history of each site and a unique trait that connects to your own life. The perfect holiday gift for the history buff, national parks lover, social activist, traveler, or spiritual pilgrim! From the authors of America’s Holy Ground: 61 Faithful Reflections on our National Parks.