Inspirational Books & Gifts For The GRADUATE

By DeColores Christian Books & Gifts (Christian & Catholic Books)

By DeColores Christian Books & Gifts (Christian & Catholic Books)

Let Me Hold You Longer

Karen Kingsbury and Mary Collier

$9.99 $9.19

Bestseller- Over 250,000 Sold New York Times best-selling author Karen Kingsbury reminds us to savor every moment with our kids in this unforgettable book. With heartwarming illustrations and a sweet, reflective tone, bestselling author Karen Kingsbury encourages parents to savor not only their children’s firsts, like first steps and first words, but the lasts as well. With the tenderness of a mother speaking directly to her child, Karen reminds us not to miss last days of kindergarten and last at-bats in Little League amid the whirlwind of life. Adapted from a poem in Rejoice, this book allows mothers and grandmothers everywhere to identify with the tenderhearted reflections on these pages. The illustrations by Mary Collier provide a lighthearted portrayal of everyday family life . . . pictures we can all relate to. You and your children of all ages will smile, laugh, and maybe even shed a tear over them together. Let Me Hold You Longer is a heartwarming reminder of the precious process of growing up and the joys of watching it happen. Great graduation gift!

Teen Prayers by Teens

$11.95 $10.99

Teen Prayers by Teensi s a prayerbook by teens for teens. This handy-sized book fits neatly into backpacks and offers teens spiritual growth and nourishment. It offers teens three types of prayers they will find appealing. Original prayers written by teens bring everyday life to the Lord and acknowledge God's care about even the most ordinary events, such as friends, sports, and school. The second section taps into the tradition of praying for the saints' intercession for our needs, and introduces each saint with a brief biography. The final section offers a selection of some of the Church's traditional prayers with a teen's reflections on the importance of this prayer in his or her life. Amid the business of homework, team practices, dates, and friends, it s often hard to find a place for prayer. Teen Prayers by Teens helps teenagers take the time to develop a relationship with God, so that they will find in him a life-long friend a confidant who listens to their anxieties, their dreams, and their deepest feelings, who loves and supports them no matter what. Teens searching for a deeper connection with God in their lives have filled this book with prayers they have written to God, to the saints, and with traditional prayers they find particularly meaningful. Their prayers and ideas will guide teens to a closer relationship with God in their daily life. Perfect gift for confirmation and graduation. Paperback, 208 pages

Prayers and Promises for the Graduate

Compiled by Barbour Staff


For high school or college. . . Prayers and Promises for the Graduate is the perfect gift, saying "I care" every time the graduate picks it up

God's Book of Proverbs for Graduates: Biblical Wisdom Arranged by Topic

B&h Kids Editorial


This collection of the Proverbs uniquely arranges the individual pieces of wisdom by topic, making it easy for graduates to turn to for advice on the specific situations they face as they begin their next chapter of life.

The Land Between: Finding God in Difficult Transitions

Jeff Manion


What if the times of life that most people desperately seek to avoid--foreclosure, unemployment, parents in declining health, post-graduate uncertainty, business failure, relationship loss--are actually needed periods? It is in these times that God desires to do some of his deepest work.

Now Waiting: Hope for Today When All You Want Is Tomorrow

Sarah Johnson

$14.99 $13.79

Your invitation to wait well in a world obsessed with having everything right now. No one likes to wait. But no matter how hassle-free the world around us has become, some things take time. Still, beginnings are fun—finish lines, thrilling. We love and celebrate those mountaintop moments. Life in the middle, however, is often hard and boring, certainly nothing to celebrate. Yet Sarah has discovered that the best parts of life can actually be those very moments between where we are and where we want to be. Waiting is a vital part of our stories, and what we do with our times of waiting matter. Life isn’t about navigating around seasons of waiting. It is learning to embrace them. We have spent too much time believing that we are waiting because God has forgotten about us. God can teach us what it means to fully trust him with our lives if we are willing. In Now Waiting, Sarah will explains how you can: • remain confident in the goodness of God when your season of waiting leaves you feeling discouraged, frustrated, and left out of God’s plan; • embrace seasons of waiting as a time to thrive, not just to endure; • and find hope in the promises of God for today and tomorrow, even when things aren’t going the way you planned. Stop believing the lie that everyone else is living a better story. Live fully convinced of God’s plans for you, even during your next season of waiting.

Life Principles for the Graduate: Nine Truths for Living God's Way

Charles F. Stanley

$15.99 $14.71

"Life Principles for the Graduate" provides nine biblical truths for living God's way as opposed to the world's way, thereby creating greater opportunity to grow stronger in faith.

NIV, Graduation Gift, Bible Pack for Him, Brown, Red Letter Edition (Special)

$19.99 $18.39

A perfect gift for the graduate, this Graduation Gift, Bible Pack includes an NIV Bible in a striking binding as well as The Story Devotional, featuring 365 daily Scripture readings.

NKJV, Graduation Gift, Bible Pack for Her, Blue, Red Letter Edition

$19.99 $18.39

A perfect gift for the graduate, this Graduation Gift, Bible Pack includes an NKJV Bible in a striking binding as well as The Story Devotional, featuring 365 daily Scripture readings.

The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?

Rick Warren

$26.99 $24.83

Introducing an expanded edition of the #1 international bestseller, The Purpose Driven Life now includes two bonus chapters.

How to Stay Christian in College

J. Budziszewski

$15.99 $14.71

The author presents an interactive guide that helps students examine different world views and myths that they may encounter at college, giving them the tools they need to meet the challenges ahead.

Oh, the Places You'll Go!

Dr Seuss

$18.99 $17.47

In this joyous ode to life, Dr. Seuss addresses graduates of all ages--from nursery school to medical school--and gives them the get-up-and-go to move mountains with the unrivaled exuberance and charm.

Youcat: Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church

Cardinal Christoph Schonborn


YOUCAT is short for Youth Catechism of the Catholic Church, which is the official catechism for World Youth Day. Written for high-school age people and young adults, YOUCAT is an accessible, contemporary expression of the Catholic Faith. The popular format includes Questions-and-Answers, highly-readable commentary, margin pictures and illustrations, summary definitions of key terms, Bible citations, and quotes from the Saints and other great teachers. What's more, YOUCAT is keyed to the Catechism of the Catholic Faith, so people can go deeper. It explains: What Catholics believe (doctrine) How they celebrate the mysteries of the faith (sacraments) How Catholics are to live (moral life) How they should pray (prayer and spirituality) The questions are direct and honest, even at times tough; the answers straightforward, relevant, and compelling. After the Bible, YOUCAT will likely become the "go-to" place for young people to learn the truth about the Catholic faith. Pope Benedict XVI wrote the foreword; Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn, the editor of YOUCAT and the Archbishop of Vienna, Austria, wrote the afterword.

Daily Companion for Young Catholics: Minute Meditations for Every Day Containing a Scripture, Reading, a Reflection, and a Prayer

Allan F. Wright

$9.95 $9.15

Add this small book to the mix of tablets and, smartphones that are daily accessories in every teen's, life. The author, a father of 4 and a veteran high, school teacher, talks the talk that will get their day, off the fast track and onto the right track. In a, matter of minutes they will read Scripture, a brief, reflection and a prayer that relates to their, lives--friends, family, bullying, church, life choices. There is no proselytizing in these pages, no, accusations or condemnations, only the repeated and, clear message that Jesus loves them and wants to help, them. This book comes with a lifetime guarantee: if, they read it, He will come. Confirmation, Graduation, Birthday, any day--hands down, Daily Companion for, Young Catholics is the right fit.

How I Stayed Catholic at Harvard: 40 Tips for Faithful College Students

Aurora Griffin


A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college. She reminds us that keeping the faith is a conscious decision, reinforced by commitment to daily practices. Aurora's story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environmnets and under strong peer pressure. Throughout the book, she shows how being a Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full college experience, but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard. She encourages students who are about to begin this formative journey, or those now in college, that the most valuable parts of college life--lasting friendships, intellectual growth, and cherished memories--are experienced in a more meaningful way when lived in and through the Catholic faith.

Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

J. Augustine Wetta

$17.95 $16.51

"Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people? With candor, humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life. Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes. The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too seriously--which is already a first step on the path to humility."--Back cover.

Ignatius Catholic Study New Testament-RSV

$44.95 $41.35

The only Catholic Study Bible based on the Revised Standard Version 2nd Catholic Edition, the Ignatius Catholic Study Bible New Testament brings together all of the books of the New Testament and the penetrating study tools developed by renowned Bible teachers Dr. Scott Hahn and Curtis Mitch. This volume presents the written Word of God in a highly readable, accurate translation, excellent for personal and group study. Extensive study notes, topical essays and word studies provide fresh and faithful insights informed by time-tested, authentically Catholic interpretations from the Fathers of the Church and other scholars. Commentaries include the best insights of ancient, medieval and modern scholarship, and follow the Church's guidelines for biblical interpretation. Plus, each New Testament book is outlined and introduced with an essay covering questions of authorship, date of composition, intended audience and general themes. The Ignatius Study Bible also includes handy reference materials such as a doctrinal index, a concise concordance, a helpful cross-reference system, and various maps and charts.

Ignatius Catholic Bible-RSV-Compact Zipper

$39.95 $36.75

An elegant, beautifully crafted compact edition of the popular Ignatius Bible, RSV Catholic version. At only 4.5"x 6.5," it's easy to pack when on the move, yet features readable type, along with other special features including: - Duradera Burgundy Zipper - Miraculous medal on zipper pull - Gold-gilded pages - Presentation section - "Dei Verbum" document - Special prayers and devotions - Beautiful gift box - Bonded leather covers - Handsome, top-quality compact edition of very popular RSV Catholic Bible, also known as "The Ignatius Bible." - The many special features make this Bible a great gift. - Compact size permits easy personal reading, at home or on the go.

Catholic Bible-RSV-Compact Zipper

$32.99 $30.35

The Revised Standard Version dramatically shaped the course of English Bible translation work in the latter half of the Twentieth Century. It is still the translation used in official Church pronouncements, and serves as the basis for the scriptural text used in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Featuring a zipper closure, the Oxford RSV Catholic Bible features a Presentation Section, the Dogmatic Constitution on Divine Revelation (Dei Verbum), a section of Prayers and Devotions of the Catholic Faith and a table of Weights and Measures in the Bible. This beautiful compact bible is available at a surprisingly affordable price. It also features a protective two-piece box. The Compact Edition is perfect for travelers, students and hospital visitors, and readers on the go.

New Testament-OE-St. Joseph: New Catholic Version

Catholic Book Publishing Corp


A completely new Catholic translation in conformity, with the Church's translation guidelines, the New, Catholic Version is intended to be used by Catholics, for daily prayer and meditation, as well as private, devotion and group study as an alternative to other, translations currently available. This faithful reader-friendly translation of the New, Testament was prepared by the same team as the NCV, Psalms released in 2002 and widely acclaimed for its, readability and copious, well-written and informative, notes. This St. Joseph Edition with photographs and, maps of the Holy Land and many other Bible helps, including the words of Christ in red, features a brown, imitation leather cover and gilded edges. Gift Boxed.

Saint Joseph Vest Pocket New Testament-NCV

Catholic Book Publishing Corp


Prayers for every day and each month Maps Notes at the end of each book Sunday Gospels Analytical index 3 3/8 X 5 1/4 % Font size: 8

Journal Lux-Leather Flexcover for I Know the Plans

$12.99 $11.95

nspire the graduate to pen his thoughts, reflections, prayers and devotions in the Journal: For I Know The Plans In Navy Jeremiah 29:11. This LuxLeather journal, with its encouraging message, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future, found in Jeremiah 29:11, will fill him with faith and confidence each day he writes an entry to his almighty Savior.

Trinket Trays Glass Hope and a Future

$9.99 $9.19

You'll want to add the Hope and Future trinket tray to your personal collection. This beautiful glass tray inspires thoughts of a summer garden in bloom. Brightly-colored flowers and soothing greenery frame the Hope & a Future message from the well-loved verse, Jeremiah 29:11, For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, lans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. The tray makes an ideal gift and can be paired with the coordinating wall plaque and gift bag.

Mug Let Your Light Shine

$7.99 $7.35

Discover the perfect way to sip your favorite hot beverage using this artful white mug that brims with the motivating words found in Matthew 5:16 encouraging us to influence others by letting our light shine before them so that they may see our good deeds and glorify our heavenly Father. In a beautifully balanced coupe shape, this coffee mug is made of durable ceramic with a glossy finish. The Let Your Light Shine quote takes centerstage inside a wreath dotted with pink flowers and accented with metallic gold butterflies. The elegant design stands out against a serene teal watercolor backdrop that continues around its sleek silhouette. The capacity of this dinnerware mug is 12 ounces. Use it year-round as a java, tea or hot chocolate mug and more. It can stylishly accent existing serveware or grace a workspace. This Christian mug makes a thoughtful gift for friends or loved ones as well as a gift of encouragement as it comes packaged in a gift box.

Tray Glass Trinket Let Your Li

$9.99 $9.19

Adorn any interior space with the beauty of this elegant glass trinket tray that combines charming style with function while encouraging us to influence others by letting our light shine before them so that they may see our good deeds and glorify our heavenly Father as found in Matthew 5:16. Crafted of smooth glass in a rectangular silhouette that measures 6.22 inches in length and 3.9 inches in height, it features a stylish teal color while its metallic gold backing reveals itself within the trays design. The Let your light shine quote takes centerstage inside a gold and pink flower wreath accented with gold butterflies. Subtly raised edges give this gold tray a depth of 0.65 inches. Use this perfectly sized versatile Christian tray to grace a foyer table for welcoming guests with its inspirational message. Utilize it as a jewelry tray on a dresser or bedside table. As a motivating option for an office desk tray it can hold and organize pens or paper clips. This decorative tray also makes a wonderful housewarming, birthday or encouragement gift as it comes securely nestled in a coordinating open-front gift box.

Trinket Trays Ceramic Trust in the Lord

$9.99 $9.19

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5

Mugs Stainless Steel Trust in the Lord

$16.99 $15.63

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 The Trust in the Lord Stainless Steel Mug makes a thoughtful gift for the woman who wholeheartedly puts her trust in the Lord. Featuring Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, this stainless steel mug is a beautiful reminder that the Lord cares for her and will sustain her

Pens Pen Gift-Boxed Trust in the Lord

$12.99 $11.95

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 This gorgeous pen, which features Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart reminds her to put her hope in the Lord, no matter where she goes. The pen, which comes in a soft powder pink, arrives in an elegant box, in the same color theme with florally patterned edging.

Keyrings Trust in the Lord

$9.99 $9.19

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Featuring Proverbs 3:5, Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, this key ring makes a thoughtful gift for her. It also reminds her to put her trust in the Lord wherever she goes. Keys are a vital part of anyones day, and with this key ring, she will be reminded that her future rests in the Lords hands.

Mugs Trust in the Lord

$7.99 $7.35

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 The heart of a godly woman is comprised of many different qualities: compassion, love, wisdom, and a nurturing spirit, just a few to name. One way to show the godly women you know that you think about them and honor them is through this beautifully designed mug.

Gift Bags Medium Trust in the Lord


Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Proverbs 3:5 Perfect for any of the women in your life, this pretty-in-pink gift bag features sprays of soft blossoms, modern stripes on the side, and a beautiful reminder from Scripture: Trust in the Lord with all your heart & lean not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). What a lovely complement to the token of love and appreciation youve neatly tucked inside

Mug Stainless Steel Camp Be Strong & Courageous - Jos 1:9

$14.99 $13.79

Your piping hot coffee or favorite icy beverage will stay the perfect temperature inside the double-wall insulated teal-colored Be Kind Stainless Steel Camp Mug and you'll remind yourself and others that kindness counts! How can you make a difference in the world? Inspire kindness in others by being kind yourself. One kind word can change someone's day or even their life. Equipped with a protective rubber gasket and sliding closure sip hole, the lid of the Be Kind Stainless Steel Camp Mug prevents splashes and spills and helps keep your drink insulated longer! The ergonomic handle provides an effortless grip and enhanced stability. Ideal for use at home, office, camping, picnics or as a gift to family or friends! Capacity: 11 fl. oz. (325ml) Size: 4.7 x 4.5 x 3.5 (119 x 114 x 86mm)

Mug Be Strong & Courageous

$9.99 $9.19

In Joshua 1:9, the Lord commands us to be strong and courageous in all circumstances, and to not be afraid or discouraged. While living out that verse may not always come easy, we can encourage someone in our life to practice the Lords command by giving them the Be Strong And Courageous Coffee Mug. Perhaps your niece is entering a challenging year of school; this Christian mug will uplift and remind her that the Lord has her back during the difficult season ahead.

All Things Classic Lux-Leather Journal

$16.99 $15.63

This paraphrase of Romans 8:28, found on the All Things For The Good LuxLeather Journal, offers a simple reminder that the Lord cares for those who cast their burdens on Him. This journal allows users to easily find time to spend time with the Lord. Made from LuxLeather and a heat-debossed text/design, this journal is luxurious to the touch.

Camp Mug Chip All Things Blue

$7.99 $7.35

The words from Philippians 4:13 will uplift and strengthen you each time you reach for the I Can Do All Things Through Christ Coffee Mug to sip your morning cup of coffee or tea. A thoughtful gift for anyone, this Christian coffee mug shares the beautiful truth with your loved ones that Christ wants them to depend on Him, and that anything is possible through Him. Inspire your father, husband, sister, or best friend to take these words to heart and reflect on them by giving them the I Can Do All Things Through Christ Mug.

Pen W/God All Things Are Possi

$6.99 $6.43

This stylish pen makes a perfect gift and can be paired beautifully with a Bible, gift book, or matching journal. The message on this purple pen reads The message on the green pen reads: With God all things are possible Matthew 19:26. This Scripture reminder will help you stay focused on the Lord throughout your busy day. Screen-printed Text Matching Gift Case Retractable Ink Diamond Pattern Rubber Grip

Be Strong & Courageous Brown Flexcover Journal - Joshua 1: 9

$12.99 $11.95

This brown flexcover Journal features Scripture from Joshua 1:9, "Be Strong & Courageous" debossed onto the front cover in a creative, stylized design. A seamless Celtic knot pattern is debossed onto the back cover. The journal cover is constructed of quality man-made material with the look and feel of real leather (trade name LuxLeather). Inside, the lined pages each carry a line from Scripture, and there is an attached ribbon page marker.

I Know the Plans - Gene Wallet I Know the Plans - Gene Wallet

$29.99 $27.59

Soft and supple to the touch, yet rugged and resilient for daily wear. This genuine leather bi-fold wallet features a gold metal badge engraved with Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans..." Interior has full-length pocket for bills, an ID window, 8 credit card slots and 2 multi-function pockets. An exquisitely crafted article that will make the bearer proud!

Wallet-Genuine Leather-Witness

$29.99 $27.59

Our black and brown men's leather wallet, with contrast stitching, sports an antique brass, cross-engraved stud. Inside are 2 full length bill fold pockets, an ID window slot, 7 credit card slots, 4 multi-function pockets and a small zippered compartment.

Gift Bag Small Blue Soar Like Gift Bag Small Blue Soar Like


The Soar Like Eagles Small Gift Bag has satin ribbon handles w/a sheet of tissue paper and is 5.5" x 6.75" in size

Gift Bag Lg Graduation 3 PC Set

Christian Art Gifts

$5.99 $5.51

The Hope & a Future Large Gift Bag Set for Graduates with Card and Envelope will greet the new graduate with the enthusiasm their accomplishment deserves! Offer encouragement to trust God with their future even if they're not yet sure where they're going.

Key Ring in Tin Graduation with Tassel

Christian Art Gifts

$9.99 $9.19

Celebrate the milestone of your new graduate with the Hope and a Future Graduation Keyring in Tin. Send them off with the knowledge that you're proud of them and that they are ready for this next step in their lives.

Mugs Hope and a Future

$9.99 $9.19

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11 Hope & A Future, refers to an all-time favorite Scripture, Jeremiah 29:11: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. While this gift is originally designed for graduates and young people starting out, its a great reminder for any age that our hope lies in the Lord and our future, at any age, is still in His hands and plans!

Mug Hope and a Future

$9.99 $9.19

The Hope And A Future Coffee Mug makes a hope-filled Christian gift for anyone who receives it. Give the Hope And A Future Mug to your Bible study group leader or mentor, who have dedicated their time and efforts to growing your knowledge and relationship with the Lord. The Christian coffee mug features a key portion of Jeremiah 29:11, reminding her to entrust her future and plans to the Lord.

Mug Stainless Steel Camp Gray All Things - Phil 4:13

$14.99 $13.79

The slate All Things Through Christ Camp Style Stainless Steel Mug is a rugged and unbreakable travel mug perfect for camping outdoors or traveling in the urban jungle. Double-wall insulation keeps your beverage at the perfect temperature and a sturdy base and a wide mouth with a tight sealing, BPA-free lid will ensure that not even a drop spills out of the camp style mug.

Mug Stainless Steel Travel Plans for Hope & a Future - Jer 29:11

$16.99 $15.63

The Plans To Give You Hope & A Future Stainless Steel Mug is the best gift for a commuter. Whether you commute by plane, train or automobile, this double-wall insulated mug will keep your hot beverage hot or your cold beverage cold. At 20 fluid ounce capacity, you will be well on your way to stay hydrated.