The RNS gift guide: The good, the bad and the weird

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Here is our annual gift guide for the people of faith — and no faith — on your list. Some presents are meant to be meaningful, and others are just for fun. All, we hope, bring a smile to someone’s face.

In December, many of us give gifts — and can use some gift ideas.

Here is our annual gift guide for the people of faith — and no faith — on your list. Some presents are meant to be meaningful, and others are just for fun. All, we hope, bring a smile to someone’s face.

And while we know not all of the faiths included in our guide actually celebrate a gift-giving holiday in December, we included them anyway — because, hey, we are givers.

Atheism

“The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage” by Philip Pullman — Pullman, an atheist, is the author of the critically acclaimed trilogy “His Dark Materials,” which pitted a young girl named Lyra against a religious organization called “The Magisterium” over the nature of the human soul. In this book — a prequel — forces of good and evil align behind the infant Lyra and set in place the hurdles and challenges she must overcome to save the world.

Atheist tree ornament — Knotwork Shop of Atlanta knows that even atheists like holiday presents — this hand-painted tree ornament, for example.

Buddhism

Buddha necklace — Silver Trumpet Jewelry, an Etsy store, sells handmade brass Buddhas on a chain with lotus flower charms and glass beads.

“Buddhism for Dudes: A Jarhead’s Field Guide to Mindfulness” by Gerry Stribling — The author, a former Marine, offers “Buddhist wisdom for the regular guy.”

Christianity

“Faith Night In” box…

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