Super E-Book Deals for Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Hidden SonFREE TODAY – I’ve got admit, I’m kind of excited to read this book just because of the cover. Dianna Benson’s debut novel, The Hidden Sonis free today for Kindle. It is the first book in a planned trilogy, entitled, The Cayman Islands Trilogy. 

When U.S. DEA Special Agent Lelisa Desmond refuses to follow an order to bury evidence in a high profile case, her superior inexplicably hires a hit man to kill her. Lelisa barely survives the first attempt on her life, but someone close to her is mistakenly murdered in her place.

Lelisa sets off on a daring mission to bring down the man who ordered her execution. A man in a high position, with powerful friends. A man who will stop at nothing to protect his son.

Can she take him down, before he sends someone else to silence her forever?

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The Narrow Path

FREE TODAY – Gail Sattler’s, The Narrow Pathis free today on Kindle.

The Narrow Path is a story about a couple who must face their differences and learn to work together as they look toward a lifetime of love. Miranda Klassen’s Mennonite church is big and modern and she loves the mixture of faith, action, and activity. But in order to follow her dream she moves across the country to a small town to organize the 75th anniversary celebration of an Old Order Mennonite church. Ted Wiebe has been assigned to assist and guide Miranda, feeling good that his church has chosen another Mennonite. But except for sharing the same basic faith and denomination, their churches have nothing else in common. His church embraces old-style roots, so Ted expects to find someone similar at the airport: a woman who never wears pants, no body piercing (including pierced ears), no makeup, and wearing a head covering as a sign of modesty, someone else who lives in accordance with old-fashioned values. But the woman who acknowledges him is wearing unreasonably high and outlandishly expensive shoes, denim jeans, and makeup, including bright red lipstick. As she gets off the plane she’s fiddling with an iPod and yapping on the cell phone. When Miranda enters Ted’s church and community she feels like she’s been transported back into Little House On The Prairie. Ted is supposed to help Miranda fit in, and Miranda is supposed to help his church reach out into the community. When it’s time to start planning and organizing for the celebration, then the fun really begins.

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christianishFREE TODAY – Mark Steele’s, Christianish: What If We’re Not Really Following Jesus at All? is available for free today for Kindle.

It may feel like authentic faith. It may even look like the real deal. Yet it’s often easy to settle for the souvenir t-shirt—the appearance of a transformed heart—instead of taking the actual trip through true life-change. We find ourselves settling for a personal faith that’s been polluted by culture, and diluted by other people’s take on spirituality.

Christianish tells the story of one man’s journey to move from the in-between to a life that’s centered on Christ. To move forward, author Mark Steele goes back to the beginning, to examine Christ’s life and words. Through stories and insights that are sometimes profound, often hilarious, and always honest, Mark delivers a compelling look at what our faith is all about.

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answers-to-pastors-faqsFREE TODAY – I featured this book a couple of months ago when it cost money. Today it’s available for free! If you are a pastor, this is one book you should add to your library. Answers to Pastors’ FAQsby Howard Sugden and Warren Wiersbe.

Imagine what it would be like to have two highly respected pastors agree to help you tackle every tough situation that you and your church will face in the coming years. That is exactly what you have in this one-of-a-kind resource from Dr. Warren Wiersbe and Howard Sugden. Pulled from decades of pastoral experience, Wiersbe and Sugden provide answers that you won’t find in seminaries—answers that both new and experienced pastors need to know to survive and thrive in ministry.

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Jumping Through FiresSUPER DEAL – SAVE 86% – ONLY $1.99

David Nasser is one of my favorite authors. If you enjoy reading authors like Francis Chan or David Platt, you’ll love Nasser. His book, Jumping through Fires: The Gripping Story of One Man’s Escape from Revolution to Redemption, is only $1.99 for Kindle today.

Religion has left an undeniable mark in our world. Some see it as the answer to every problem, while others see it as the problem itself. Simply put, religion is the single greatest force in history. But in a much more intimate sense, what does religion mean to one life?

In this honest, suspenseful, and moving memoir, author David Nasser tells of a life filled with heartbreak and healing. Forced to escape from a country gripped in a religious revolution, David and his family run for their lives in an attempt to find refuge. Through the lens of a terrified boy we see the destructive power of religion and the pull of peer pressure as he tries to fit into a new culture.

Nasser’s raw and transparent account of his transition from hating religion to having a living faith in Christ will impact readers from across the religious spectrum. His unflinchingly honest, yet humorous, assessment of the church from an outsider’s point of view will both enlighten readers and spur them to renewed and refined outreach.

For anyone who has seen the lie of religion, whether in Iran or Alabama or anywhere in between, Nasser offers the truth of Jesus.

Download your copy for just $1.99 by clicking here.

north of hopeSUPER DEAL – SAVE 88% – ONLY $1.99

North of Hope: A Daughter’s Arctic Journey, a deeply moving narrative by Shannon Huffman Polson is only $1.99 today for Kindle.

When her parents are killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s remote Arctic, author Shannon Huffman Polson is forced into a wilderness of grief. Her quest for healing is recounted with heartbreaking candor in North of Hope.

Polson travels from her home in Seattle to the wilderness of Alaska, where she retraces her father and stepmother’s final days along an Arctic river, effortlessly weaving together the internal landscape of grief with the exterior landscape of the Arctic, elegantly entwining natural history, adventure and sacred pilgrimage while she wrestles with and draws strength from her faith and memories.

This deeply moving narrative is shot through with the human search for meaning in the face of tragedy. Readers will find inspiration
for their own challenges through Polson’s journey.

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for the CitySUPER DEAL – SAVE 84% – ONLY $2.99

Darrin Patrick and Matt Carter’s, For the City: Proclaiming and Living Out the Gospelis just $2.99 for Kindle today.

Within ten years, nine out of ten people will claim ‘no religious affiliation.’ Many of these people will live in urban areas. Church leaders must learn how to effectively engage in ministry with this urban core, a group that includes both the poor and marginalized as well as the wealthy and influential. This book will guide you in developing a philosophy of ministry that can lead to restoration and renewal in your city.

Matt Carter and Darrin Patrick explain the biblical, theological, and historical foundations of ministry within the urban core, and how to plant churches where the gospel is not only faithfully preached and shared but also brings substantial benefits to those living in the community. For the City relates the wisdom gleaned from years of serving their cities for the sake of God’s kingdom.

Carter and Patrick practically equip church leaders and Christians to look at their city as a mission field where individuals and churches can faithfully proclaim the gospel and live out the reality of a community changed and transformed by its message.

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andSUPER DEAL – SAVE 84% – ONLY $2.99

Hugh Halter and Matt Smay’s, AND: The Gathered and Scattered Church, is just $2.99 for Kindle today.

What is happening to the church in America today? By all appearances, it looks like we are ‘doing’ church better than we ever have. Our programs are effective, our pastors are relevant, and our buildings are increasing in size. In the past 30 years the number of mega-churches has increased from under 100 to over 7,500. In the past 10 years the number of multi-site churches has increased from under 100 to over 2,000. By the numbers, these church movements enjoy the national platform, the national voice, and the resources to profoundly impact the Kingdom.
But to what end? In spite of the rapid growth of these prevailing church movements we are still losing ground, and the church in the west is in massive decline. Numerous studies and books have been written documenting the flight of members from the institutional church.
Yet the local church is Jesus’ plan for reaching the world.
The strength of the mega-church and multi-site models can be found in a strong emphasis on attracting people to the church, where they have an opportunity to encounter Jesus Christ. Yet many younger leaders are rejecting this model in favor of a more incarnational approach to ministry. These missional communities tend to focus their attention on trying to release people into ministry.
In recent years a growing schism has emerged between those calling themselves incarnational leaders and those leading the prevailing church models. But what if we were able to incorporate the insights of both models into a cohesive understanding of the church? Can we bring together the very best of the attractional AND missional models for church ministry?
What is needed is not is another book about how to do church better. Our focus on the form church is misguided when the vast majority of unchurched Christians and non-believers aren’t moving toward any form of church. Beautifully Sent will give permission for leaders to value existing church forms while catalyzing a missional movement of incarnational people into the world.

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