It’s hard to believe, but we’re already approaching one of my favourite times of the year – Christmas, the celebration of our Lord and Saviour’s birth!

While 2020 has been a year we could’ve never imagined, I take comfort knowing the Lord is in control and our Immanuel is with us. I pray you and your family experience his promise of peace as we welcome this Christmas season together.

As you plan your Christmas shopping, I’d like to highlight a few favourite offerings from our annual Christmas catalogue. Every item you purchase from Focus on the Family Canada helps support our year-round ministries to Canadian families. I trust you’ll find gift ideas here that’ll inspire your loved ones to draw nearer to Christ!


Unwrapping the Names of Jesus
Join Asheritah Ciuciu as she leads you through the four weeks of Advent: hope, peace, joy and love. By focusing on the person and character of Jesus throughout the Advent season, you can prepare your heart so that when you admire a nativity scene, sit in a candlelight service or wake up on Christmas morning, you can sing from the bottom of your heart, “O come, let us adore him, Christ the Lord!”

The Jesus Storybook Bible: A Christmas Collection
This is an interactive Advent experience for the whole family that incorporates story, sound and song. Celebrate the Christmas and Advent season with this special collection featuring buttons that activate clips of classic Christmas music or narration by award-winning British actor David Suchet. Based on the bestselling The Jesus Storybook Bible.

Devotions for you

Beholding and Becoming
From Ruth Chou Simons, a gifted writer and artist, this stunning book of inspirational reflections will help you set your heart and mind on Christ – to behold him and become like him. Illustrated with more than 850 pieces of intricate artwork to make a breathtaking gift.

God’s Message for Each Day
Enjoy a year of thought-provoking meditations from Eugene Peterson. Each reading combines Scripture with Peterson’s best-loved, most powerful writing to create a concise, spiritually stirring reflection that invites you to draw closer to God. Start each day on an inspired note!

Devotions for the family

Living in the Master’s Plan
New from Focus! Join Bible historian Ray Vander Laan for this collection of 30 family devotions. Each devotion features large illustrations and fun facts that will help kids understand biblical events and fully grasp each lesson. Perfect for kids ages eight and up.

Gifts to inspire

Facing Fear
Nik Wallenda is famous for daring tightrope walks over Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. His personal story of overcoming fear following a tragic accident will inspire you to trust in God and step out in faith.

Imagine Heaven
Bestselling author John Burke compares 100 gripping stories from near-death survivors, showing how their experiences point to the God of the Bible and the Bible’s exhilarating picture of Heaven. Also catch the devotional companion to the book.

New for kids from Focus

The Imagination Station No.26: Swept into the Sea
Join Patrick and Beth as they find themselves in a grain ship caught in a powerful Mediterranean storm! A prisoner named Paul assures them they will all be saved, but how can he be so sure? The young readers in your life will love to find out!

The Blackgaard Chronicles Vol.5: Knight’s Scheme
As Regis Blackgaard continues his pursuit of unbridled power, Whit and Connie are caught up in a dangerous mystery and must make difficult choices to save Whit’s End. Perfect for the mystery-savvy kids in your life!

You can find these along with many other exciting gift ideas in our 2020 Christmas catalog. Why not check it out and get a head start on your Christmas shopping this year? I trust you’ll discover gifts that will delight and inspire every member of your family!