If standing in line for hours the day after Thanksgiving – Black Friday – is something you do in order to snag the best prices on Christmas gifts, then you may want to make sure Half Price Books is on your list of stores to shop for awesome deals. There are four locations in northern California: Berkeley, Concord, Dublin, and Fremont.
According to Spend Less, Shop More, Half Price Books will be handing out tote bags to the first 100 people in line at each store. Each tote bag will also contain a $5 gift card from Half Price Books, with one lucky tote bag recipient receiving a $100 gift card for the bookstore. If you are visiting or live in the Bay Area, this is the perfect time to pick up some great Christian fiction titles for the readers on your gift list.
The San Francisco Christian Fiction Examiner suggests picking up the following Christian fiction titles on Black Friday during Half Price Books’ day-after-Thanksgiving sale.
Books for Adults
Any title by Karen Kingsbury is sure to be a pleaser. Whether it’s her newest release in the Baily Flanigan series or one that has stood the test of time like the book-turned-movie Like Dandelion Dust, this author is consistently on bestsellers and reader favorites lists.
Facelift is a fun, chick-lit novel by author Leanna Ellis. Perfect for the romantic fiction fan that doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Another perennial favorite of Christian fiction fans is Francine Rivers. Her newest titles, Her Mother’s Hope and Her Daughter’s Dream are historical fiction. Her contemporary titles include The Scarlet Thread and The Atonement Child.
Frank Peretti is an author that produces a book only once every two years or so, but the wait is worth it. Pick up Monster, set in the woods of northwestern Idaho, for the cryptologists (those that believe in and study mythical or scientifically unproven creatures) on your list.
Tricia Goyer is an author who is new to the Amish fiction genre, but she is definitely on the right track. Her titles, Beside Still Waters and Along Wooded Paths are the first two titles in her Big Sky Series. Perfect for adult and teen readers.
Have a political and conspiracy theorist on your list? The Confirmation by Ralph Reed might be just the book for this reader. Campaigns, nuclear weapons, appointments, and scandal fill the pages of this novel.
Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie is the perfect choice if there is a pirate and romance-loving reader on your Christmas list.
Other favorites include C.S. Lewis, Ted Dekker, Donita K. Paul, Terri Blackstock, Richard Mabry, Mary Connealy, Stephen Bly, and Lynn Austin
And don’t forget the kids on your holiday shopping list. Half Price Books’ Black Friday sale is pefect for adding one or more books to any child’s bookshelf.
Books for Kids
Charlie and Trike in the Grand Canyon Adventure by Ken Ham and Karen Hansel is the story of two friends who visit the Grand Canyon and learn what happens when a lot of water and a tiny bit of time combine forces.
Have a budding ballerina on your Christmas list? The Pink Ballerina by Sheila Walsh and Meredith Johnson would be a welcome addition to the little dancer’s bookshelf.
VeggieTales are a favorite with kids of all ages. Choose from Biblical tales like Rack, Shack, and Benny; Josh and the Big Wall; and Esther: The Girl Who Became Queen; or choose one of the silly but moral tales staring Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber, and the rest of their veggie friends.
Melody Carlson writes some great books for tweens and teens; titles like Shattered, Alison O’Brien On Her Own, and the On The Runway series are all written by this author.
Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry have a series they wrote together called Red Rock Mysteries that will satisfy the teen sleuth on your Christmas list.
Mike Thaler, known as America’s Riddle King, is the author of the Black Lagoon series and the Tales From the Back Pew series. With cartoon-like illustrations by Jared Lee, these are witty books for kids that like jokes, riddles, and plays on words.
Sandra Byrd is an author that writes both adult and juvenile fiction. Her teen series is titled London Confidential and is about an American girl who is living in London. She wants to be a journalist more than anything and her highschool newspaper is where she starts her writing career.
Whatever kinds of books you choose to buy for those on your Christmas list – this is just a small sampling of the great Christian fiction available for readers of all ages – make sure to visit one of the four Bay Area locations of Half Price Books for your Black Friday shopping