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2023 gift books

WORLD reviewers’ top picks for family and friends on your list

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2023 gift books
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Looking for a great gift book for your family? Each year, WORLD reviewers recommend hundreds of books for all ages. Below you’ll find our top gift book selections for your family and friends—books to make you think, laugh, and read late into the night! Most of all, we hope these books will encourage your family and friends to love God more deeply and savor more of the wonderful world He has made.

Note: Some of these books have objectionable or challenging material. Please read linked reviews and cautions to make sure each selection is right for you and your readers.

Books for Children


Ages 4–8

Ages 9–12

Ages 12–16

See all our children’s book reviews.

Books for Adults




Theology/Applied Theology

See all of WORLD’s adult book reviews.

More Gift Ideas

The World and Everything in It Classic Book of the Month selections for 2023

Adult Books of the Year for 2023

See the Dec. 2 Books Issue of WORLD Magazine for honorable mentions

Children’s Books of the Year for 2023


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