Friday, August 22, 2014

Free Kindle Titles - Christian Classics

I'm a voracious reader, but I have to remind myself to balance fiction with non-fiction. So I've intentionally scheduled six devotional books into my next 10 months of reading. Here's what I'm hoping to read: A Life of Obedience by Murray, Pilgrim's Progress by Bunyan, Wisdom & Wonder by Kuyper, The Scarcity of Praying Men by Opoku, Simply Christian by N.T. Wright, and Death by Living by Wilson. Almost all of these were free at the time I downloaded them, but are now back to their original prices. Many Christian books, however, are always free for Kindle and I thought I'd highlight those this week:

Orthodoxy by G. K. Chesterton
The Pursuit of God by Tozer
Lord, Teach Us To Pray  by Andrew Murray (ANYTHING by Murray is good.)
When the Holy Ghost is Come by Samuel Logan Brengle (founder of The Salvation Army)
Pilgrim's Progress by Bunyan
The Confessions of St. Augustine
The Practice of the Presence by Brother Lawrence

Free titles by D.L. Moody, and R.C. Sproul are also available.

Since the newest NIV is not a reliable translation, I'm pleased that these two good Bibles are free - HCSB and the ESV.

Do you know of any titles I missed?


Farm Girl said...

All wonderful titles. I am thankful I have so many of these on my shelves. I keep thinking about that article you posted and why it is so hard to sit still. I have had to start working on reading longer and longer. It is sure hard. I hope you get those books read. I would consider myself a reader or I used to be, now I have the attention span of a gnat. By this time of year I would have read over 100 books, this year I think it is three. I love all of the books that you mentioned and I remember them as old friends. Have a lovely weekend.

hopeinbrazil said...

Thanks, Kim!

Sherry said...

Thanks for the links. I, too, need to read more nonfiction devotional books, but honestly I find my attention wandering when I read these, unless they're very well-wrtten and fresh. Not fresh in the since of new, but with new-to-me ways of expressing old truths.

I admit that I like stories better.

Anonymous said...

Orthodoxy is a fascinating book.
I also like reading the essays of A.W. Tozer - they're shortish, so you can take them in at one go, but there's plenty to mull on in each. He had the gift of clarity, that man...
I must see if I can find some N.T. Wright - I've heard good things, but never actually read any of his.