Today’s Picks: FREE eBooks for Download (August 15 2013)
So, how many of you have bought a Kindle OR if you haven’t bought a Kindle yet, whataya waiting for? Amazon has an ALL-NEW family : eInk - Kindle ($69), Kindle Paperwhite ($119) / Kindle Paperwhite 3G ($179), Kindle Keyboard 3G ($139) Or the larger sized Graphite Kindle DX. And tablet – Kindle Fire ($159), Kindle Fire HD ($199), Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ ($299) and Kindle Fire HD 8.9″ 4G LTE Wireless ($499)!
(If you don’t have a Kindle, don’t worry, you can still read the free books! Just download the Kindle for the PC, Kindle for the iPhone/iPod Touch, Kindle for the iPad, Kindle for BlackBerry or Kindle for Android!) And guess what, Kindle now supports library borrowing (US only)! (See Borrow Kindle Books from Your Local Library)
‘When God Breaks Your Heart: Choosing Hope in the Midst of Faith-Shattering Circumstances‘ by Ed Underwood (David C. Cook) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download! Also at Amazon UK Amazon CA.
Why is God letting this happen to me?
If you have never asked this question, you someday will.
There is perhaps no greater challenge to our faith than personal suffering. For pastor Ed Underwood this challenge came in the form of chronic leukemia. Though he prayed for and believed in God’s healing, as the days slipped by and his pain became unbearable, Ed’s heart was broken by a simple realization: The God who could do anything was not helping him. Yet a revelation from God’s Word changed his heart and life forever.
In this poignant journey from tragedy to hope, Ed takes a fresh look at the story of Lazarus and his sisters—a story that explores suffering through the eyes of our Lord and His people. You’ll find comfort during difficulty, be inspired to ask for the impossible, and discover a God whose heart breaks with yours.
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‘Becoming Your Spouse’s Better Half: Why Differences Make a Marriage Great‘ by Rick Johnson (Revell) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download! Also at Amazon UK Amazon CA.
It’s no secret that men and women are different. And it’s no secret that they don’t always get along because of these differences, even when they love each other. But having a successful marriage is not about finding the perfect person to marry. It’s about loving someone in an unselfish, Christlike manner. Whatever we want out of marriage–unconditional love, forgiveness, passion–that is what we have to give to our spouse. Rick Johnson shows couples how to go beyond merely tolerating each other’s differences to using those God-given differences to add spice and passion to their relationship.
The Ultimate Barbie is the first mini eBook from The Sorted Crew’s new digital cookbook, Food with Friends – the ultimate guide for entertaining friends in a fun and fuss-free way.
Stake your claim on summer with these brilliant BBQ recipes. We’ll teach you how to marinade your meat, foil your fish, cook the perfect hotdog. Add in some delicious summer salads and you have the ultimate barbie!
Meet the heroes from every Olympic Games in living memory in this unique collection of articles and photographs published by the Financial Times.
Starting from the1928 Amsterdam Olympics, read exclusive interviews with forgotten stars – such as Carla Marangoni from Italy, now 96, who attended as a gymnast age 12 and met Mussolini – and with global superheroes such as Mark Spitz, America’s swimming legend from 1972, and running demi-god Michael Johnson from 1996. With many stunning original portraits of the athletes, the interviews also introduce the new heroes, including China’s gold-winning boxer Zou Shiming from the 2008 Beijing Games, and UK sailor Ben Ainslie and Paralympic swimmer Ellie Simmonds from 2012′s Team GB.
Their words and pictures tell not only the history of the Olympics but the story of our modern age itself.
‘Escaping Control & Abuse: How to Get Out of a Bad Relationship & Recover from Assault‘ by Kaz Cooke (e-penguin) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download! Also at Amazon UK Amazon CA.
This book could save your self-esteem and even your life. Trusted author Kaz Cooke explains how to recognise controlling and abusive relationships and how to escape them, and how to deal with stalking, assault, rape and other abusive situations. Practical, emotional and non-judgemental advice is combined with input from specialist counsellors, and chosen quotes from hundreds of women who’ve been through it.
‘Sports: The Eighty Greatest Esquire Stories of All Time, Volume 3‘ by David Foster Wallace, John Irving, Scott Raab and W.C. Heinz (Byliner Inc.) is available for FREE download on the Amazon US Kindle site. Just click here to download!
The greatest sports stories transcend sports. They are about risk and failure and craft, and the joy and wonder that come from watching a human being reach for grace. They are about us. This third volume of Esquire’s eightieth-anniversary anthology series showcases eight of the finest such stories in the magazine’s history.
The collection kicks off with David Foster Wallace’s whip-smart tennis masterpiece “The String Theory” (1996). It’s a story of obsession—regarding baseline play, unforced errors, and sweat mixed with hair gel. But it’s also about why at heart we are all like his subject, Michael Joyce—in the middle of the pack, struggling to reach the top. Next is “Gorgeous Dan,” by John Irving (1973), a beautiful and heartbreaking story about what it means to be the greatest wrestler of all time: you have to be perfect. It’s a pressure that another figure in this collection—Don Zimmer—knew all too well; Scott Raab’s profile of Zimmer, from 2001, is brimming with as much passion for baseball and life as its indomitable bald-headed subject.
Then there are the personalities who shape the world to their own talent and whim and raw power, like the boxer in W. C. Heinz’s classic “Young Fighter,” from 1955. Or racing legend Junior Johnson: There are enough roaring engines, moonshine, and exclamation points in Tom Wolfe’s 1965 classic “The Last American Hero Is Junior Johnson. Yes!” to power a million NASCAR races. Or the last truly great Yankee badass, Thurman Munson: Michael Paterniti’s wrenching, unforgettable story “The House That Thurman Munson Built” (1999) is as much about the end of childhood as it’s about Munson’s tragic death, because our athletes are often what fuel our dreams of the impossible. And yet, as Luke Dittrich so deftly and beautifully shows in “Mutant” (2010), his profile of sprinter Usain Bolt, even the world’s fastest human, playing video games, eating Jamaican patty, dancing, and smiling, is very much one of us.
Finally, there’s Ted Williams, proof that ambition never dies. “What Do You Think of Ted Williams Now?” (1986), by Richard Ben Cramer, is quite simply the greatest sports story of all time, by one of America’s greatest journalists. There couldn’t be a better representative of eighty years of sportswriting in Esquire. These eight stories are shot through with aspiration and fear, sweat and blood, and they say as much about our perpetual human quest for greatness as they do about our love of sports.
Free Kids books form Penguin Publishing
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