Runner's Lounge founders Amy Hunold-VanGundy and Tom Green put together a book of inspiring running stories from over 40 runners, including running advice from experts in the field. The book is motivating, including stories of runners with impending health problems, overweight runners, runners who have overcome physical problems and illnesses, and runners who are doing it for a cause such as cancer research, among other reasons. It is extremly motivating and fantastic to read all of the stories.
I think the book would make a great gift for someone starting to run, a seasoned runner or even someone who thinks running is not in their DNA. You can find the book on Amazon for about $10.