The still unannounced Zondervan sale is still going on. Some of the books that were originally on sale are not any longer, but other books are on sale at different prices. There are now just one 1000 books from $0.99 to $4.99 (some of those are normally priced, but getting mixed into the sale search.) I have posted these four previous posts on the sale (One, Two, Three, Four). There are a lot of Christian Fiction books that are also on sale, but honestly I just don’t read enough Christian Fiction to recommend what is good.
Honestly by Sheila Walsh – $2.99
234 pages, 20 of 22 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Talented and beautiful, Sheila Walsh seemed to be on top of the world. But behind her public success as a performing artist and talk show host, a private story was unfolding. Unable to cope with the inner turmoil that plagued her, Sheila stepped down as co-host of television’s 700 Club to deal with a pain too pressing to ignore.
Honestly takes you on a journey past the walls that most of us put up and into the recesses of one woman’s heart. With rare grace, Sheila shares the story of her pilgrimage—the journey of a soul as it moved from hopelessness, to honesty, to freedom, and, ultimately, to a life of deepened faith and joy.
Grace: An Invitation to a Way of Life by John Ortberg, Laurie Pederson and Judson Poling – $2.99
144 pages, 10 of 11 reviews are 5-star
Many Christians have an easier time being saved by grace than they do living in grace every day. But grace is at the center of the life God calls us to–and reflects the heart of the One who calls.
These studies in Grace will help you make the connection between grace as a remote biblical concept and grace as a lifestyle–a reality you experience day in, day out. Through an unfolding study of Psalm 23, you’ll learn how God–our Good Shepherd–is for you, how he longs to walk with you through temptation, sorrow, and even deep regret. You’ll discover God’s desire to make his joy your joy. Throughout, you’ll learn how enduring, powerful, and life-affirming God’s work in your life can be—and rediscover why it’s called amazing grace.
Jesus the Pastor: Leading Others in the Character and Power of Christ by John Frye – $2.99
194 pages, 9 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star
A personal and practical guide to help pastors find Jesus as their mentor.
For decades, Paul has been the model for today’s pastors. But Pastor John Frye says we must instead look to Jesus as our model. “While we may lift Christ up as Savior, as we bow down to him as Lord, as we marvel at his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, as we walk with him as Friend, we seem to ignore him as the supreme Senior Pastor.”
Sharing thought-provoking, biblical insights and personal experiences, Frye calls other pastors to become apprentices to Jesus himself. He is the One who invites pastors to watch him in action and draw close so he can shape who they are and how they fulfill their ministry.
Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life by Shauna Niequist – $3.79
256 pages, 155 of 170 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Cold Tangerines is a collection of stories that celebrate the extraordinary moments hidden in our everyday lives. It is about God, and about life, and about the thousands of daily ways in which an awareness of God changes and infuses everything. It is about spiritual life, and about all the things that we have called nonspiritual life that might be spiritual after all. It is the snapshots of a young woman making peace with herself and her life, and trying to craft a life that captures the energy and exuberance we long for in the midst of the fear and regret and envy we all carry with us. It is both a voice of challenge and song of comfort, calling us upward to the best possible life, and giving us room to breathe, to rest, to break down and break through. Cold Tangerines offers bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption, in and among the heartbreak And boredom and broken glass.