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3.29.2013

Big List of Free Kindle Books from Life Sentence Publishing

Life Sentence Publishing has many of their titles free this weekend. Remember, all books go back to full price after a limited time, so check the price at checkout to avoid any surprises. Find out more about Life Sentence Publishing

A Time for Every Purpose Under Heaven (One Woman's Trip to Africa - My Story) by Chris Loehmer Kincaid
Field of Blessing - Beyond Understanding (Holding on to faith in circumstances beyond understanding) by Elaine Ellis
The Book of Daniel (Closed Up and Sealed Until the Time of Fulfillment) by Russell Stendal
The Book of Daniel (Prophecy for Today From Daniel, David, and Haggai) EDITED by Russell Stendal
Rescue the Captors (True Hostage Situation. Colombian Marxist Guerrillas and a Missionary Simply Using the Experience to Share the Gospel) by Russell StendalRescue the Captors II (Faith Can Move Mountains) by Russell Stendal
God's Plan for Spiritual Battle (Victory over Sin, the World, and the Devil) by Russell Stendal
The Beatitudes (God's Plan for Battle) by Russell Stendal His Grace - A Battle Won (A Missionary's Journey from Tragedy to Triumph) by Dana McCutchen
Amish: Born Again the Same Way as Others? by Joe Keim

Excommunication & Shunning: Is it Biblical? (The Amish Way) by Joe Keim
When Love and Submission Ignite (Secrets to an Incredible Love Relationship) by Ken O. Griffith

Why You Really Can Memorize Scripture by Daniel Morris
Pilgrims with Purpose (The Inspiring Life Story of Two Missionaries to Mexico) by Elizabeth TolmanERADICATE - Blotting Out God in America by David Fiorazo
The Upside to Job Loss (Finding Hope for the Future) by Sheila M. Luck
My Baby's Feet (Choice, Death, and the Aftermath) by Sheila M. Luck
My Journey Beyond Being Catholic by Connie Limmex
Preaching with Evangelistic Persuasion (How to Preach to the Mind, Will, Emotions, and Conscience and Why the Bible Points Out this is The Essence of Authorative Evangelism) by Ben G. Rogers
Meditate & Declare (A Journey with the Apostle Paul) by Lynn Dehnke
Revival in a Graveyard: Spiritual Journey Through the History of the Church of God in Christ by C.M. Cole
God is More than an Aspirin (A Prophetic Perspective of Your High Calling) by Charles Wilsey and Robert Shipman
Beyond Pentecost (The Holy Spirit's Final Desire for the Church) by Clayt Sonmore
Beyond the Colorful Coat (Living Out Your God-Given Dreams) by Lydia Chorpening
Mobocracy (The Cultural & Political War to Destroy our Republic Under God) by Jake Jacobs

Some books are also available in a Spanish version if you search Amazon by the author's name.

3.28.2013

One More Free Kindle Book Today: March 28

One more free book to add today (see post below for disclaimer about free books):

The Last Plea Bargain by Randy Singer (Tyndale House, 2012)

Free Kindle Books - March 28

These books were free at the time I posted this. Please check your shopping cart at the time you click the link to see if the price is still free. Books do go back to full price quickly.

Several of these are from my favorite authors, so I highly recommend checking them out:

Sandwich with a Side of Romance by Krista Phillips (Abgindon, 2012)
When the Devil Whistles by Rick Acker (Abingdon, 2010)
Beside Two Rivers: Daughters of the Potomac #2 by Rita Gerlach (Abingdon, 2012)
The Glory of Green (The Green Series #3) by Judy Christie (Abingdon, 2011)
Land of My Heart (Heirs of Montana Book #1) by Tracie Peterson (Bethany House, 2004)
Distant Dreams (Ribbons of Steel Book #1) by Tracie Peterson and Judith Pella (Bethany House 2009)
Back on Murder (A Roland March Mystery Book #1) by Mark Bertrand (Bethany House, 2010)
Paradise Valley (The Daughters of Caleb Bender Book #1) by Dale Cramer (Bethany House, 2011)
Not a Sparrow Falls (The Second Chances Collection Book #1) by Linda Nichols (Bethany House, 2010)

Gods and Kings: Chronicles of the Kings #1 by Lynn Austin (Bethany House, 2011)

More coming tomorrow, so be sure to check back! I have a heads up from Life Sentence Publishing that many of their books will be free tomorrow.

Safe, clean fiction from trusted publishers...you can trust the links given here.

3.25.2013

Free Kindle Books - March 25

These books were free for Kindle at the time I posted this. Be sure to check the price when you click the link to avoid unexpected charges.

Did the Resurrection Happen...Really? by Josh McDowell and Dave Sterrett (Moody Press, 2011)
Waiting for Summer's Return by Kim Vogel Sawyer (Bethany House, 2006)
Paradise Valley (the Daughters of Caleb Bender Book 1) by Dale Cramer (Bethany House 2011)
But for Grace by Tracey Batemen (Barbour, 2012)
Perfectly Dateless (My Perfectly Misunderstood Life Book #1) by Kristin Billerbeck (Bethany House, 2010)
The Book of the King: 1 (The Wormling) by Jerry Jenkins and Chris Fabry (Tyndale House, 2011)
Celibate Sex: Musings on Being Loved, Single, Twisted, and Holy by Abbie Smith (NavPress, 2013)


Independent Publishers/Authors
To Rise Above by Julianne Jones
Raising Godly Kids (Let's Get Real) by Carey Scott
Unconventional by J. J. Hebert

3.15.2013

Beware the Ides of March

On March 15, I can't help but remember senior high English class and reading Julius Caesar. Again, this morning, as nearly every year, the phrase "beware the Ides of March" came to mind. The Ides of March is simply the middle of March, historically speaking. However, it has a second meaning because of Shakespeare.

I wish I could say I was a huge fan of Shakespeare plays, but it wasn't my favorite. For old times' sake, lets go back to high school English for a moment. 

Julius Caesar Act 1, scene 2, 15-19

Caesar:  Who is it in the press that calls on me? 
I hear a tongue shriller than all the music 
Cry "Caesar!" Speak, Caesar is turn'd to hear.

Soothsayer: Beware the ides of March. 

Caesar: What man is that?

Brutus: A soothsayer bids you beware the ides of March.
Caesar was warned not to go to the Theater of Pompey for a Senate meeting, but he went anyway. And [spoiler alert in case you never read the play], he was assassinated. His final words to his friend Brutus, "Et tu, Brute?" reveal the terrible betrayal of a friend.

The situation beckons a classic, "I told you so," but really, are we much different? It seems we often learn the hard way too. A friend cautions against making a huge relationship mistake, but we have to go there anyway. We know that a decision goes completely contrary to the Bible, but that doesn't stop us. The boss says, "If you're late one more time, you're fired," and a week later, we lose track of time and show up late again. 

Whatever the situation, there's likely some kind of warning. If not from an external source, that little voice we call a conscience speaks up. 

What's your Ides of March? What warning have you ignored against better judgement? Your March 16 could be a lot better than Julius Caesar's!


 

3.07.2013

Book Review of 'Sent' by Hilary Alan

Hilary Alan and her husband did what few people have the guts to do. They sold their home and possessions in an affluent community and moved halfway around the world to answer God's call to serve. It wasn't easy, and by most American standards, it made no financial sense. But when they obeyed the call, Hilary and her family discovered that God had a valuable lesson to teach them in trusting him.

The book Sent: How One Ordinary Family Traded the American Dream for God's Greater Purpose is a memoir/biography of the Alan family adventure. I enjoyed Hilary's story, and was inspired by her strength. The book reveals some of the realities over overseas missions work that many  of us in comfortable suburbia forget. The stories were raw, and the author's emotional connection real.

The one thing I really wanted in the book was a strong takeaway for the reader. The epilogue is the place where it was really addressed, with the question "What are you waiting for?" However, throughout the book, I longed for something in each chapter to take away. I felt like an outsider looking in on the Alan's life, and while it was inspiring, I really wanted to engage more with the concepts that could be drawn from their experience. I also found the stories repeated a few parts that were mentioned earlier in the book. That made it feel a little disconnected, as if chapter 'xx' wasn't connected to chapter 'xy'.

The biggest positive about the book is that someone who is facing the decision to do something similar to the Alan's and serve overseas will probably have a strong sense of connection to the material. It's also a great reminder of ways that I could be praying for overseas missionaries. Hilary Alan is a good writer, and anyone who really enjoys biography will really like this book. God bless the Alan family on their continued faithful discipleship!

I received a copy of this book for review purposes from the Waterbrook Press. My reviews are objective and honest.

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