Super E-Book Deals for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Redeming-GraceFREE TODAY – Ward Tanneberg’s novel, Redeeming Gracea political thriller is free today for Kindle.

Seven years ago, Grace Grafton died in a boating accident while partying on the Georgia, South Carolina coast. Was her death the result of alcohol and drugs or something more sinister? Nobody knows: her body was never recovered. Now years later, a woman reads in disbelief the note addressed to her: Hello Grace, did you think we wouldn’t find you?

Those nine chilling words end Grafton s self-imposed sanctuary of witness protection. Now she and everyone she loves are in grave danger. Long believed dead, she has a secret that can change the world. She knows the man running for president is guilty of a double murder! But who will believe her?

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Unfriend YourselfFREE TODAY – Kyle Tennant’s, Unfriend Yourself: Three Days to Detox, Discern, and Decide About Social Mediais free today for Kindle.

We are all connected. To each other, to our devices, to our networks, to everything… The world of social media has turned the rest of our worlds upside down.

Can you disconnect for three days to assess the situation in your own life? This short book is split into three sections to help you DETOX, DISCERN, and DECIDE what role Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and all the rest can and should have in your life. Unfriend Yourself will help you think critically, biblically, and practically from a Christian perspective about the merits and ramifications of our social media culture.

Don’t worry, the world can wait; your friends won’t even know you’re gone-seriously, there are over half a billion of them out there. I doubt you’ll be missed.

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Love-The-Least-A-Lot-199x300FREE TODAY – Love the Least (A Lot)a book by Michael Spielman, is free today for Kindle.

Abort73.com founder and director, Michael Spielman, explains why abortion-vulnerable children are as qualified to wear the “least of these” label as any victim class in the world. Whatever we fail to do in their defense, we fail to do for Christ.

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heart_of_the_story_coverSUPER DEAL – SAVE 78% – ONLY $3.79

Randy Frazee is one of my favorite pastors and authors. He is one of those guys who just gets it. His book,  The Heart of the Story: God’s Masterful Design to Restore His People is available for just $3.79 today for Kindle.

The Heart of the Story will help you see God’s Word in a new and inspiring light. In the Bible’s seemingly disconnected stories you’ll discover one grand, unfolding epic—God’s story from Genesis onward, and your own story contained within it.

To understand the Bible, says author and pastor Randy Frazee, you need bifocal lenses, because two perspectives are involved. The Lower Story, our story, is actually many stories of men and women interacting with God in the daily course of life. The Upper Story is God’s story, the tale of his great, overarching purpose that fits all the individual stories together like panels in one unified mural.

In 31 chapters, The Heart of the Story will open your eyes to God’s master-plan unfolding in the lives of the Bible’s characters—and in your own life. Discover the heart of God’s Upper Story, and the joy that comes as you align your story with God’s.

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It's PersonalSUPER DEAL – SAVE 80% – ONLY $3.79

Brian and Amy Bloye are a church-planting couple that God has done great things through. Their new book, It’s Personal: Surviving and Thriving on the Journey of Church Planting, is one of the best books that I have ever seen addressing the challenges and the needs of church planting families. It is available for just $3.79 today on Kindle. This is a special offer in conjunction with the Exponential Church Planters Conference that is happening this week.

Every aspect of planting a church is personal. Like giving birth to a child, church planters give all they have to start new churches. So when people leave the church or criticize it, it’s hard not to take it personally. And while many pastors feel called by God to plant new churches, few are prepared for the inevitable toll it can take on their lives…and their families and friendships. Brian and Amy Bloye know firsthand that planting churches isn’t easy. While planting a church, they learned that God does not promise to make up for misguided priorities. In this book they talk about having a healthy marriage, raising children, finding the right balance of family and ministry, dealing with spiritual warfare, staffing and leadership challenges, and dealing with criticism—issues every church leader must deal with. An authentic manual for day -to -day life in ministry, couples will learn to identify and relate to experiences in the book, and will come away feeling empowered and inspired to thrive – not only in planting a church, but also for the long haul of life and ministry. They will also be challenged and encouraged to avoid some of the pitfalls of planting a church and be equipped to build, not just strong, prevailing ministries, but healthy marriages and families. It will also include intimate interviews in each chapter with several church planting couples who will open up their personal lives to give the reader some practical, real, authentic advice on dealing with some of the challenging issues that church planters face everyday.

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SiftedSUPER DEAL – SAVE 80% – ONLY $3.79

Wayne Cordeiro, Francis Chan and Larry Osborne’s book, Sifted: Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments, is only $3.79 for Kindle today.

Planting and leading a new church is not easy. There are the inevitable setbacks and challenges that come with launching anything new. And the process will test and try a leader’s faith, as they face discouragement  loneliness, and failure. In this book, pastor and seasoned church leader Wayne Cordeiro speaks the truth in love, offering wisdom and insight to prepare leaders as they face the difficulties and hardships of church planting, while providing encouragement and inspiration for the journey. ‘Sifted’ is based on Jesus’ encouragement to Peter in Luke 22 to keep his faith and minister to others from his weakness. An experienced practitioner, Wayne shares the things he wishes he’d known when he was starting a new church. With additional stories from other prominent, seasoned leaders, each chapter includes a thought provoking, challenge question to develop a heart that is surrendered to God, focused on ‘being and becoming’ versus ‘doing and accomplishing.’ Wayne writes about a healthy integration and balance of personal care and leadership amidst the difficulties of the church planting journey. Loneliness and discouragement are normal in church planting, but God cares more about our journey of faith and who we are becoming than our worldly accomplishments and the churches we build. Church planting is an ongoing process of surrender, personal growth and character development. The book will challenge leaders to persevere and rededicate themselves to their calling, their marriage, and their family. Instead of a ‘how to’ book on models and methods, this is a combination of a self-assessment book that challenges leaders’ scorecards of success, encourages leaders to realize that they are not alone in what they are experiencing, and provides wisdom for the long haul to position younger leaders for a life of ministry and finish strong.

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what'sthedealSUPER DEAL – SAVE 27% – ONLY $7.99

Brian Schulenburg’s book, What’s the Deal With …?: 500 Questions Today’s Students Are Asking about the Biggest Issues in Life, part of Youth Specialties, Quick Questions Series, is available for $7.99 on Kindle today.

It was a sixteen-year-old named Charlie who first started asking Brian Schulenburg the tough questions about faith, God, and life. And since then, Brian meets every other week with dozens of students who are asking the same questions. While he doesn’t have all the answers, he’s found that just letting the students ask the questions and wrestle through them together, life change is happening. Here you’ll find 500 of those tough questions, perfect for you to use with your own students.

You’ll get them thinking and talking about the things that probably confuse and bewilder them. Questions like:

* What’s the deal with the Bible? How do we know that we can trust it?

* What’s the deal with heaven? Will there be sex in heaven?

* What’s the deal with sin? Are some sins worse than others?

* What’s the deal with dinosaurs? Were there dinosaurs on the ark?

* What’s the deal with tragedy? Why would God let a baby die?

There may not always be a ‘right’ answer, but there will be great discussions that lead to life change. If you’re looking for a way to get your students talking and thinking about some of the deeper issues of faith and life, What’s the Deal With… is the perfect book to keep on hand.

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The American Church in CrisisSUPER DEAL – SAVE 81% – ONLY $3.79

David T. Olson’s seminal work, The American Church in Crisis: Groundbreaking Research Based on a National Database of over 200,000 Churchesis only $3.79 for Kindle today.

Groundbreaking research based on a national database of over 200,000 churches shows that the overall United States population is growing faster than the church. The director of the American Church Research Project, Dave Olson, has worked to analyze church attendance, showing that it is virtually unchanged from fifteen years ago while our population has grown by fifty-two million people.

What does this mean for you, your church, and the future of Christianity in North America? The American Church in Crisis offers unprecedented access to data that helps you understand the state of the church today. ‘We live in a world that is post-Christian, postmodern, and multi-ethnic, whether we realize it or not,’ says the author. This book not only gives a realistic picture that confirms hunches and explodes myths, but it provides insight into how the church must change to reach a new and changed world with the hope of the gospel.

Readers will find a richly textured mosaic with optimistic and challenging stories. Charts, diagrams, and worksheets provide church leaders and motivated church members with a stimulating read that will provoke much discussion. Questions for discussion accompany the chapters.

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