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John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology [Kindle Edition]

John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, Doxology [Kindle Edition] – free for a limited time

Meet the Man Behind the Myths

John Calvin s name evokes powerful images, most of them negative. In the minds of many, he is perceived as an ivory-tower theologian who was harsh and unreasonable, the driving force behind a dangerous theological system. In this volume, Burk Parsons and eighteen other leading Reformed pastors and scholars authoritatively reveal the truth about Calvin and his teaching that he was humble, caring, pious, Scripture-saturated, and, above all, passionate about upholding the glory of God. Published in conjunction with the five-hundredth anniversary of Calvin’s birth (2009), John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, and Doxology offers a highly readable portrait of a man whose example and teaching remain vitally relevant even in the twenty-first century.


Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation

Saved Without A Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation by John MacArthur

Free Kindle Book until 6/14/13

Am I really saved? Am I going to heaven? How can I know for sure? Every believer has wrestled with these questions at some point in their journey. Saved Without A Doubt, examines Scripture to uncover the truth of salvation, while addressing tough questions that can hinder our faith. Readers will develop a Bible-based theology of salvation and be encouraged to securely rest in their personal relationship with Christ.


Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels [Kindle Edition]

Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels [Kindle Edition]

Written by an L. A. County homicide detective and former atheist, Cold-Case Christianity examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator.

Christianity could be defined as a “cold case”: it makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity.

A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.

Free kindle book for a limited time.


The Truth of the Cross [Kindle Edition]

The Truth of the Cross [Kindle Edition] by R.C. Sproul

Dr. R.C. Sproul surveys the great work accomplished by Jesus Christ through His crucifixion the redemption of God s people. Dr. Sproul considers the atonement from numerous angles and shows conclusively that the cross was absolutely necessary if anyone was to be saved. Opening the Scriptures, Dr. Sproul shows that God Himself provided salvation by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross, and the cross was always God s intended method by which to bring salvation. The Truth of the Cross is an uncompromising reminder that the atonement of Christ is an absolutely essential doctrine of the Christian faith, one that should be studied and understood by all believers.

Free kindle book for a limited time.


Spanish Language Resources

You can’t beat these prices on Spanish Resources. One penny for Wayne Grudem’s Systemic Theology and one penny for Halley’s Bible commentary.  Remember these can be used on any electronic device or computer with the Kindle Apps.

Teologia Sistematica de Gruden: Introduccion a la doctrina biblica (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]

La iglesia cristiana tiene una larga tradición en cuanto a la teología sistemática, la cual se basa en el estudio de la teología y la doctrina organizadas alrededor de categorías bastante uniformes como la Palabra de Dios, la Redención y Jesucristo. Esta introducción a la teología sistemática tiene un fuerte énfasis en las Escrituras; redacción clara; enfoque contemporáneo, aplicaciones frecuentes a situaciones de la vida; recursos para el culto y una bibliografía en cada capítulo.

Manual biblico de Halley con la Nueva Version Internacional (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]

¡Usted puede entender la Biblia!
* Claro
* Simple
* Fácil de leer
Este manual bíblico conocido mundialmente, está revisado y actualizado para proporcionar más claridad, visión y utilidad.
¡Ahora con el texto de la Nueva Versión Internacional!
¿Necesita ayuda para entender la Biblia? El Manual Bíblico Halley, con la Nueva Versión Internacional, le transmite el mensaje y le hace más accesible el conocimiento bíblico. Si no ha leído nunca la Biblia, o si la ha leído muchas veces, con este manual bíblico podrá comprender y afianzarse mucho más a la Palabra de Dios. Apreciará mejor las culturas, religiones y geografía en que se desarrollaron las historias de la Biblia. Verá cómo pudieron entrelazarse sus diferentes temas de manera notable. Asimismo, podrá ver el corazón de Dios y la persona de Jesucristo revelados desde Génesis hasta Apocalipsis. El Manual Bíblico Halley mantiene el estilo muy personal de su autor, el Dr. Halley, y ofrece: Mapas, fotografías, diseño contemporáneo, lectura práctica, etc.

Two NIV Spanish Bibles are available also. Not the best translation, but better than not having a Bible in your own language.

NVI Santa Biblia (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]

NVI Santa Biblia con letra roja (Spanish Edition) [Kindle Edition]


True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia

True Community: The Biblical Practice of Koinonia [Kindle Edition] – by Jerry Bridges – Free for a limited time

Fellowship among believers is more than just talking over coffee after church service. Biblical fellowship in New Testament times—or koinonia—had rich and varied meanings, including covenant relationship, partnership in the gospel, communion with God and others, and the sharing of earthly possessions.

In True Community, best-selling author Jerry Bridges guides you through koinonia and its implications for today’s church. With discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book will help you dig deeper into what Christian community in the twenty-first century should look like. You will come away with a new appreciation for fellowship, the church, and what God intended the body of Christ to be.


Frugal Tips and Recipes for the Wise Homemaker

Frugal Tips and Recipes for the Wise Homemaker

This ebook is organized in such a way so that you will enjoy just sitting down and reading through it. Recipes and tips will be sprinkled throughout as ladies from my newsletter list share what has worked for them. I felt to keep each lady’s recipes, tips, and thoughts together would better give you an idea where each lady is coming from. I want to personally thank each one who sent me a recipe and/or tip for this ebook. I pray you are blessed as each one shares what has worked in their home and in their family, and you are able to find some frugal ideas to try. I know I learned some new things as I read and researched for this project! In these uncertain times, we need to do what we can to help each other. Sharing from our homemaking experiences is one way we can mentor each other… in the spirit of Titus 2.

Free Kindle book for a limited time.


Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Eleanor Estes – Ginger Pye

Ginger Pye was a great book with a good dry sense of humour as in Rachel’s “unreasonable reasonableness” and Jerry’s statement “Yes. He’s purebred, part fox terrier and part collie. There may also be a little bull in him too,”.  Although originally published in the 1950’s, this book is an engaging book that children of all ages will enjoy.

Review by Berean Daughter

Amazon source Ginger Pye – Eleanor Estes

Just a funny note:  Both of my oldest children have spent lots of time reading old books particularly of the British type.  Notice how my daughter spelled humor?  Humour, the British way.   I don’t bother correcting that issue.  I read British books when young also and was always in trouble for writing grey instead of gray.  🙁


The Hidden Life of Prayer

The Hidden Life of Prayer by David MacIntyre is available as a free audio download from Christian Audio.

A pdf is available from Chapel Library which can be easily sent to a Kindle.

Using a kindle or else the kindle app has really allowed me to gather many, many quality books.  Reading on the kindle is so much easier than from a computer.  Only problem finding time to sit and read is challenging.


Heritage History Curriculum

I was given the opportunity to try out the Heritage History Curriculum.  I have used the online Heritage History previously and also had a link to it on my website sidebar.  I realize that many families are struggling to make ends meet while the mom is home to care for the children and to homeschool.  It is possible to homeschool without buying any curriculum.  There are multitudes of free online sources and with some work good resources in many libraries.  The Heritage History online site can serve as a source for many free history resources.  There is enough information available to teach history for years just from reading the many books available.  A creative parent can easily put together a valuable unit study on different time periods of history or different cultures.  The problem is it takes a creative parent and it takes time.

The Heritage History Curriculum meets the need for parents who find developing a unit study challenging or find having time to gather resources challenging.  The curriculums gather related books and provide extra resources such as timelines and maps to help the reading be more integrated with the other books.  The Young Readers Curriculum contains 86 books and a teacher’s guide.   The other curriculums contain 40 to 50 books, maps and timelines.

The Young Readers Curriculum contains books which can be easily read by my second grader who is a good reader.  Some first and second graders would do better with being read to depending on their reading ability.  Books can be printed from the cd, read from the computer directly, read in PDF format or transferred to an electronic reading device.  The other curriculums contain a variety of books from easy readers to advanced readers.  The study guides show which books are better suited to what levels.  Thus one curriculum can cover multiple grades simultaneously.

Several years ago I read Our Island Story by H.E. Marshall aloud to my children.  The first chapters have more myth and legend then actual history but the later chapters have a brief story of history written to a level easily understood by children of multiple ages.  Each chapter is just a few pages and easily read in a short time.  While not written from a specifically Christian perspective most of the books in the curriculum are written from a moral perspective and were written at a time when belief in God was common place albeit flawed in many ways.  I found I even enjoyed reading the book and learning better how names in history fit together.

My older children are studying Romans, Reformers, and Revolutionaries for history.  Thus the books available in the British Middle Ages Curriculum fits right in with their other studies.   They can read a living book about the subject matter that is covered in the other history curriculum.  The older children have been reading off of handheld devices long before kindles and nooks were around.  PDA’s have ridden in the car with us for around 10 years or so.  The children learned a PDA was easier than hauling several books and a book light.  Now with a kindle I can use the read text feature to have books read aloud in the car while we are traveling.  It isn’t perfect but much better than text reading was years ago.  I must say using the curriculum CD to transfer books to my kindle was so easy.  Normally I find free books from place such as Gutenberg Press and then I have to download them and send them to my kindle.  This time I just copied and pasted from one folder to another, 86 books at a time.

Thank you to Heritage History for providing me copies of the curriculum to review.