Free Puritan Kindle Books

Bring The Books offers links to many free kindle books by Puritans such as Thomas Watson, Thomas Boston, John Bunyan and Richard Sibbes.   While the Puritans were flawed in many ways there is still much to be gleaned from reading the depths in which they delved especially when compared to today’s typical fluff preaching and teaching.

Here are a few to get started:

John Owen – The Death of Death in the Death of Christ

Thomas Manton – A Treatise of Self-Denial

Thomas Watson – Puritan Gems

 

{I have over 700 books and pdf’s on my kindle to read – ranging from cookbooks, Bibles, Puritan authors, children’s classics, and contemporary Christian authors such as D.A. Carson.  So far I’ve not bought a single book. 🙂  All have been available for free.  I think the kindle pays for itself very quickly.  Thank you Mr. IT ! }

 


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  1. Hi,
    I am very interested in ‘puritan’ books and already have some in my collection. However I’m also keen to purchase either a ‘Kindle’ and then put on the ‘kindle’ as many puritan books as possible (for free hopefully) or purchase the ‘puritan hard drive’ I don’t know which is the best and most economical? Could you offer any advice, it would be much appreciated.
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mal

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mal,

    I have the Puritan Hard Drive Sample version which is a much smaller download. I honestly haven’t really used it beyond looking at it right after downloading. It is a program that you use on the computer. Honestly, I find reading works like the Puritans extremely tiring when using the computer.

    I have more free books on my Kindle than I will ever be able to read. I think it has about 700 free books right now. I haven’t bought a single kindle book yet. Which means in my eyes the kindle has paid for itself very quickly. The nice thing is many books are available in PDF format which can be used on the Kindle. So honestly for me I think the Kindle has worked better. Especially since it makes reading tough subjects much easier and comfortable. But it doesn’t have near as many Puritan Books available as the Puritan Hard Drive does.

    Berean Wife

    Mal Reply:

    Hi, Berean wife,
    Thanks for your reply. I am still very interested in purchasing a Kindle reader, however I’m really unsure how I actually get hold of free puritan books and then how to put them onto the kindle. Also I’m unsure about the reading format on the Kindle and if its compatible with the free puritan e books I am able (hopefully) to get. I would again appreciate your advice.
    Mal

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mal,

    Many Kindle Puritan books are available to “purchase” for free from Amazon. Books are also available from Gutenberg Press and even from Monergism for free. Any PDF can be emailed to your kindle or you can transfer files from your computer to the kindle. Kindles do not use the same format as a Nook does but there are programs to convert files from one type to another.

    The sample Puritan Hard Drive is still available at Still Waters Revival Free Demo Download.

    Berean Wife

  2. Hi, Berean wife,
    I am going to purchase a Kindle3 in about 1 months time and I was wondering about how pdf files are emailed to the Kindle? Are all Kindle Ebooks in a pdf file ? or are some in other reading formats? I have also downloaded onto my computer “Calibre” so I can change the reading format when I get my “Kindle” if I have to, not that I really know how to do it yet! Is it best to just download Ebooks onto my computer and then transfer to my “Kindle” using usb? or do you suggest just emailing stright to “kindle”? but how is that done? appreciate you advice and sorry about all the questions
    Yours Sincerely,
    Mal

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mal,

    When you get your Kindle you will also get an email address for the Kindle. PDF’s and Books can be emailed to the Kindle as an attachment. Buying books off of Amazon is the easiest way to get them on. Just Click Buy Now and they will send the book to you right away, depending on whether you have a 3G or once you have a wifi connection. Kindle books are in the .azw format verses ePub or other reading formats. Calibre will convert books from one format to another format. Kindles will take PDF’s without converting or you can get them converted into .azw format for easier reading and use. Downloaded books in the .azw format can be emailed to the Kindle as an attachment also. That is what I usually do instead of transferring. I have used Calibre but it was more complicated so I hardly ever even open it anymore.

    Berean Wife

  3. Hi,Berean Wife,
    Thanks for your reply, much appreciated and sorry about all the questions. Are puritan E books from Amazon available to purchase? If so are they expensive? and does Amazon have free Puritan E books? The Kindle I want to buy has 3g and wifi at least I’m pretty sure anyway. Is the azw a reading format? and is that different than epub? Are they both different reading formats? Does the E Books that Monergism offer for free and say are “kindle’ books just downloaded straight to my Kindle reader or do I have to download them to my computer and then transfer to my ‘Kindle’ using usb? What about the free puritan books you offer here how do I get them to my ‘Kindle” is it a difficult process? I’m really sorry about all the (what may seem stupid) questions but I’m a bit ignorant of the whole process at this stage. How do I know which format the free Ebooks are in (azw or epub)? I’m assuming that Calibre converts epub to azw format as “Kindle’ are in azw format is that correct? Once again Berean Wife thanks so much for your advice and assitance, it is much appreciated.
    yours Sincerley,
    Mal

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mal,

    Many, many books are free from Amazon. I have gotten hundreds ranging from children’s classics, to Puritan Authors, to Bibles. All you have to do is search for free kindle books on Amazon preferably with a narrowed search like religion. But you must use caution. Anything and everything falls in that category – Islam, Mormon, False Teachers, etc.

    Here is an example of what is available:

    Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

    Epub and .azw are different formats of eBooks. Kindle uses .azw but Calibre can convert multiple formats to .azw. Usually a free book will say which format or will have you choose the eBook format you desire. Often it will just say choose Kindle or ePub.

    You can download books direct to the kindle from Amazon but other sources must be transferred moving files into the kindle folders or emailed to the kindle (easiest for me).

    Your kindle will come with an instruction guide on it.

    Berean Wife

    P.S. You can also download the PC version of Kindle for your computer to play around with. It is not as good or does it do as much as the actual Kindle but it still is helpful.

  4. Dear Berean wife,
    I am receiving my first Kindle tomorrow and I have started looking for some free or cheap Puritan E books and found a couple I like on at Monergism. Anyway I bought one very cheap and tried to download it with their Kindle attachment thing as they said it would be fine so long as I had mobi files on my computer and then when I get my Kindle I just transfer using my usb cord. Is that correct? I also dont know what they mean by having mobi files on my computer. I do have mobipocket reader but I thinks thats a different thing, would you know what they mean by mobi files??? I know you have given me good advice before, so thats why I’m asking again, appreciate your help or advice.
    Yours truly,
    Mal Miller

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mal,

    I’m not sure what was meant about the mobi files. Typically kindle files like from Amazon are .awz although it will use mobi files.

    This is the method I use to transfer downloaded books to my kindle which also works for a kindle not just an ipad. Used it several times for the free Monergism ebooks.

    From the Monergism website.

    Another way to get them on your iPad with Kindle software is to simply:

    1) download the eBook from our site and save it to somewhere on your hard drive of your computer.

    2) Email it to yourself as an attachment using your free Kindle account at Amazon which is usually some like [email protected]

    3) It will sync up wirelessly to your Kindle or Kindle software (whichever you have registered).

    I find the email to kindle to be the easiest and quickest way to get books and files on my kindle. Just email as an attachment to the free.kindle address.

    Berean Wife

  5. Hi, Berean Wife,
    Thanks for your last reply about the Kindle. I did download a couple of books from Monergism (E books) and the only place I could seem to save them was to Mobipocket reader for PC which I have on my computer. The Monergism E books are set up in Mobifile (whatever that is) I just hope I can then transfer from my MObipocket Reader for PC to my Kindle when it arrives. I tried saving the Monergism E books to my desktop but they just appeared as a firefox icon on desktop and when I tried to open them it just went back to the download attachment from Monergism (dont know why) I should receive my KIndle in the mail today or tomorrow, so hopefully I can figure it all out. I appreciate your advice. Yours truly
    Mal Miller

  6. Dear Berean Wife,
    Thanks for your email. I just recieved my Kindle but I’m having major problems trying to transfer Monergism E books to it. I do not know how and I’m really starting to get quite frustrated about the whole ordeal. I did register my Kindle as indicated when turning it on but I dont know what you mean by emailing it to myself at my free Kindle address. How do I find my free Kindle address? If I dont have much more success I think I’ll throw the Kindle in the garbage can and just go back to reading normal books.
    yours truly
    Mal

    Berean Wife Reply:

    Mal,

    Your kindle was assigned a name when you registered it. Something like Mal’s Kindle. You will find it’s name on top of the home page in the kindle. So your free email address would be something like [email protected]. But you have to set up who can email your kindle.

    Manage Your Kindle

    You will have to sign in and then under the tab Manage Your Device you will see an email address for the kindle maybe [email protected]. That email address is for documents but they may have a cost associated with them. The @free.kindle.com does not have a cost because documents are sent wifi when connected to your computer wifi.

    Under the personal documents setting you will see a charge limit you can set for documents. This I set to 0.00 so that no documents (pdf’s, etc.) cost money and all are sent wifi. This doesn’t affect buying books, those aren’t considered to be documents.

    You will also see a listing of approved personal document senders. Essentially here you enter email addresses that are allowed to send you documents. So I have my email addresses listed. I also have sermon audio’s email address and send to reader listed. You might also include monergism’s email address. Any approved source of documents can be included. Even a friend who finds pdf documents or emails attached books can be added.

    I’m not sure about the mobipocket issue. You may have your computer set such that all downloaded books go into mobipocket reader. You might be able to email the books from there to your kindle after you add the address. I’m unsure because I have never used mobipocket.

    Search for free amazon books to “buy” then they will be sent directly to your kindle. That will give you a start until you understand how the kindle works better.

    Berean Wife

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