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11 Gifts We Love

Updated: Nov 28, 2018



If you've ever found yourself stuck in gift giving, we've got a few ideas for your friends and family members who are interested in soul care. These will help anyone learn, grow, and develop and self-awareness and spiritual practices. Here are 11 gifts we love to give (and receive!).


Books


Four Gifts

Is self-care different from being selfish or self-indulgent? Is it the same as caring for your soul? And what does self-care look like in light of following Jesus, who called his followers to deny themselves? In Four Gifts, pastor and author April Yamasaki addresses these and other questions about self-care. Drawing on the ancient scriptural command to love God with our heart, soul, mind, and strength, Yamasaki helps readers think about the spiritual dimensions of attending to your own needs, setting priorities, and finding true rest in a fast-paced world.


The Road Back to You

What you don't know about yourself can hurt you and your relationships―and maybe even how you make your way in the world. It can also keep you in the shallows with God. The Enneagram is an ancient personality type system with an uncanny accuracy in describing how human beings are wired, both positively and negatively. The Road Back to You is a practical, comprehensive way of accessing Enneagram wisdom and exploring its connections with Christian spirituality for a deeper knowledge of God and of ourselves. It's perfect for people new to the Enneagram.


Dare to Lead

Four-time #1 New York Times bestselling author Brené Brown has spent the past two decades studying the emotions and experiences that give meaning to our lives, and the past seven years working with transformative leaders and teams spanning the globe. Whether you’ve read all her books or you’re new to Brené Brown’s work, this book is for anyone who wants to step up and into brave leadership, no matter where you lead.


Raise Your Voice

In some communities, certain voices are amplified and elevated while others are erased and suppressed. It can be hard to speak up, especially in the ugliness of social media. What can we do about it? Activist Kathy Khang roots our voice and identity in the image of God. We are created to speak, and we can both speak up for ourselves and speak out on behalf of others. Khang offers insights from faithful heroes who raised their voices for the sake of God's justice, and she shows how we can do the same today.


Eternal Current

When the limits of his own faith experience left him feeling spiritually empty, Aaron Niequist determined God must have a wider vision for worship and community. In his search, Niequist discovered that there was historical Christian precedent for enacting faith in a different way, an ancient and now future way of believing. He calls this third way "practice-based faith." This book is a call for Christians to move past the shallows of idealized beliefs and into a deeper, more vibrant, beatitude-like faith rooted in sacred practices and intimate experiences with God.


Sacred Questions

As Christians, we believe that Jesus has invited us into a new kind of life with him―one that is full, free, and for others. And yet many of us don’t actually experience this promised life. We continue to act out of fear, withhold grace, refuse forgiveness, drown in worry, return to old habits, tolerate distraction, and harbor a desire to be right. Sacred Questions invites readers into a daily personal practice of reading Scripture and responding to questions arising from the text about God, themselves, and others, guiding readers over a yearlong journey into an open posture and daily heart examination and reflection.


Products


Gift Card to The Perch

Not sure what to give? Our gift cards can be used for tickets to any of our events or any of our products. Get an email gift card through the above link, or get a physical gift card mailed to you by contacting us directly at contacttheperch@gmail.com.




The Perch 2019 Calendar

This beautiful 12" x 12" calendar is the perfect gift. Each month offers a word of encouragement along with reflection questions and a related Scripture passage. You'll be encouraged to embrace who you are, rest in God's love, be present in the moment, and engage in soul care. It's everything you love most about The Perch.



Moleskine Notebook

A notebook is a great gift for just about anyone, and these are classics. They're easy to write in, lay flat, include a bookmark, and have an elastic closure. Perfect for journaling, keeping track of prayers, writing your goals, and more. Choose from a variety of colors. Pair it with a nice pen, and you've got a great gift!




Kindle Paperwhite Reader

Enjoy a great reading experience without having to carry around tons of books with you. Great for anyone who wants to read more! I love to take mine on the beach with me, or carry it in my purse so I can read whenever I'm waiting somewhere. Plus, it's a great reading experience for our #FridayFinds deals that we highlight each Friday on Facebook and Twitter.


Audible Membership

For the person in your life who really wants to read more but just can't seem to find the time, this monthly membership gives them access to an amazing selection of audio books to listen to in the car, on your phone, or through Alexa devices.




Many of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means that Amazon will pay The Perch a small amount if you purchase through our link. There is no additional cost to you. This is a great way to support us!

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