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The Hour That Changes the World

Hour That Changes the World, The: A Practical Plan for Personal Prayer

The Hour That Changes the World, first published by Baker in 1978, is a classic book on prayer that offers practical suggestions on how readers can revitalize their prayer lives. Dick Eastman challenges Christians to spend one hour each day in prayer, and he outlines a twelve-step prayer program to help them accomplish the task. By dividing one hour into twelve five-minute “points of focus,” such as praise, waiting, confession, and Scripture praying, believers will develop a more consistent habit of daily prayer. The Hour That Changes the World draws heavily on Scripture and classic devotional writers and includes an appendix titled “Scriptural Intercession.”This 25th anniversary edition features a new introduction by Eastman and a new foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada, in which she writes: “The Hour That Changes the World may appear small and modest, but don’t let its size fool you. Full of biblical insights about prayer, packed with testimonies of prayer warriors from years past, brimming with practical suggestions that will help you carve out a purposeful time of praise and intercession, Dick Eastman’s book is arguably the most significant book on prayer written in modern times.”

Free Kindle book for a limited time.


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The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood

The Most Misused Verses in the Bible, Surprising Ways God’s Word Is Misunderstood

Are you sure you know what your favorite Bible verses mean?

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”–Philippians 4:13
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.'”–Jeremiah 29:11
“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good.”–Romans 8:28

These and a surprising number of well-known Scripture passages are commonly misused or misunderstood. Even well-intentioned Christians take important verses out of context, and pastor Eric J. Bargerhuff has seen the effects: confusion, poor decisions, and a distorted view of God’s Word.

In this concise yet thorough book, Bargerhuff helps all of us understand what these verses meant when they were written so we can apply them accurately today. Providing fascinating historical and scriptural insights, he shows how to read God’s promises and instructions in context and appreciate even more the Bible’s eternal message.

Free Kindle book for a limited time.

Haven’t read the book myself but it sounds interesting.

 


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Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love

Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love by Jerry Bridges

The freedom in falling short of God’s standard relies on His gift of grace. Unfortunately, too many of us forget the free offer. We spend our lives basing our relationship with God on our performance rather than on Him. We see our identity as never being worthy of His love.

Isn’t it time to stop trying to measure up and begin accepting the transforming power of God’s grace?

The product of more than 10 years of Bible study, Navigator author Jerry Bridges’ Transforming Grace is a fountainhead of inspiration and renewal that will show you just how inexhaustible and generous God’s grace really is.

Free Kindle book.


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10 People Every Christian Should Know – Wiersbe

Three free eBooks – two are from Amazon and the last is from Vyrso, the book reading section of Logos.  The nice thing about Vyrso books is that when they are full of Scripture the verse works like a pop up just like on my website.  Makes reading much easier. Vyrso does require an account set up even for “free” books.  Like usual these books won’t be available for long.

10 People Every Christian Should Know E-book [Kindle Edition] by Warren W. Wiersbe (It is free again.)

We all need inspiration to lead lives that honor God. When our faith is weak or the pressures of the world seem overwhelming, remembering the great men and women of the past can inspire us to renewed strength and purpose. Our spiritual struggles are not new, and the stories of those who have gone before can help lead the way to our own victories.

10 People Every Christian Should Know gives you a glimpse into the lives fascinating and faithful believers whose struggles and triumphs will inspire and encourage you along life’s uncertain journey:

Matthew Henry
Jonathan Edwards
John Henry Newman
J. B. Lightfoot
J. Hudson Taylor
Charles H. Spurgeon
Dwight L. Moody
Amy Carmichael
Oswald Chambers
A. W. Tozer

A Quick Introduction to the New Testament: A Zondervan Digital Short [Kindle Edition]

Derived from D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo’s widely adopted textbook, An Introduction to the New Testament, this digital short surveys key critical and interpretive issues in New Testament study. Attention is given to original manuscripts, interpretative traditions, biblical theology, historical criticism, postmodernism, linguistic and social-science approaches to the text, and more. Students of the New Testament will find A Quick Introduction to the New Testament to be a handy yet complete reference tool.

Winning the Clutter War by Sandra Felton

Are you tired of fighting an avalanche every time you open a closet or cabinet door?

Do you avoid answering your phone because you can never find it?

Don’t despair! Even if you’ve been a messy person since childhood, organizing expert Sandra Felton’s practical advice will make your dreams of an orderly lifestyle become reality. Hundreds of thousands of readers have already benefited from her strategies. In Winning the Clutter War, Sandra helps you keep your house clean pay bills on time organize your activities enjoy your spare time without feeling guilty and more.

Sandra Felton, The Organizer Lady™, is the founder of Messies Anonymous, a group established to help women organize their households. She is the bestselling author of several books, including Living Organized and Smart Organizing. She lives in Florida.


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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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Jesus the Evangelist – Free Kindle Book

I must admit I know nothing about the author of the book nor do I know anything about the book itself.  However, the first reviewer on the list was Tim Challies and he gave it a five star rating.

Jesus the Evangelist by Richard D. Phillips

Jesus the Evangelist is exactly what a paranoid and paralyzed church needs to hear in order to do the essential work of witnessing for Jesus Christ! In a day when so-called practical books are synonymous with fluffy books, here s a solid, readable work for the average Christian. Phillips study of John 1, 3, and 4 takes us beyond clever techniques to biblical faithfulness, and beyond entertaining communication to sound theology in evangelism. He does a masterful job of helping us learn from God s Word principles for evangelism, the theology of the gospel, and Jesus own practice in evangelism. Consequently, the reader is moved beyond apathy to action, to proclaiming the good news that Jesus the Son of God has come into the world to take away the sins of all those who repent and believe on Him.

{The free kindle books are available a short time, they are done sorta like a sale and end quickly so you can’t wait a couple of days to “purchase” the free book. If you don’t actually have a kindle you can get the Kindle for PC which will allow you to read kindle books for free.  There are also kindle versions for a blackberry and for an iPhone.}



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Free Kindle Books

The Holy Bible English Standard Version (ESV) [Kindle Edition]

Lots of classic books are available for free download; everything from Alice in Wonderland, Jane Austen, and Treasure Island.

The free kindle books are available a short time, they are done sorta like a sale and end quickly so you can’t wait a couple of days to “purchase” the free book. If you don’t actually have a kindle you can get the Kindle for PC which will allow you to read kindle books for free.

There are also kindle versions for a blackberry and for an iPhone.



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My New Toy – Kindle

My oldest son got me a Kindle last week.  I wasn’t sure previously if I would even want one or use one enough to make it worth the money.  Thankfully though the prices now are about half what they were two years ago.  But since I now have one I have found it to be very easy to hold and read from, even easier than many books.  We strive to take care of our books so even with a paperback we don’t turn the cover back upon itself.  That will break the spine quickly and cause you to have a handful of loose pages.

The Kindle has several advantages:

  • Holds up to 3,500 Books.

  • Easily transported compared to carrying several books.

  • The eInk is interesting.  It looks so real we tried to pull the sticker off the screen only to find that the screen displays a picture even when turned off.  It is very crisp looking.

  • Mine is the 3G version which means I can download books anywhere.  There are also other advantages such as email and internet which I haven’t figured out well yet.

  • I have over 60 books on the Kindle and haven’t bought any of them.  They were all Free Books for Kindle.

  • There are a few games that the children beg to play. Actual word games! Such as Every Word.

  • There is a good potential for using it for homeschool because so many of the free books are classics or history books.

  • I can also download directly from Gutenberg Press.  Free again!  I like free. 🙂
  • Others include Many Books,


  • There is a highlighting and notes feature so I can copy important quotes and then later use them on my computer.  Highlights and notes can be seen online if you desire to copy and paste them elsewhere by using the website Your Kindle Highlights.

  • My son has also set up a way that I can send a web page to the kindle for later reading using RekindleIT or Instapaper.

  • I can also put PDF’s on the kindle to read.

  • Kindle Reading Apps are available for free for the PC, iPod and Mac and several other platforms.

  • The kindle will read books aloud if enabled by the publisher.  This is handy as we’ve been listening to Black Beauty while driving in the car.  I can see where this would be helpful for beginning readers.  Thankfully the Computer voice is better than the Computer Sam of years ago that read aloud every period and comma.  But it isn’t perfect, yet.

  • Turns out that with the free email address that you get with the kindle you can email yourself Word documents.  They can be emailed as attachments and then the website will email them back for the kindle.  This doesn’t cost anything, but it isn’t instant.  There can be some lag time.  These documents aren’t editable; however, you can add notes to them.


Do you use a kindle? What do you use it for beyond the typical just reading a book?  Bible Study? Homeschooling?



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