194 pages, 57 of 64 reviews are 4 or 5-star
352 pages, 1 of 1 reviews is 5-star, Lending Enabled
This is the 2nd book in a series. First book is The Faith of Ashish
The Blessing in India series is a saga set in India’s heartbreaking history and breathtaking present that points toward a future of hope. Along the way, name-only Christianity collides with Hinduism, and then is confronted by an entirely new understanding of the call to follow Christ.
India: 1946. For forty-eight years, Ashish and his family toiled as slaves in the fields of the high-caste Lal family, and all because of one small debt. At fifty-four, Ashish was old and worn out. Every day was a struggle to survive for his family including his only daughter.
His wife had named the girl Shridula—Blessings. “Perhaps the name will bring you more fortune than it brought me,” Ashish told his daughter. His words proved to be prophetic in ways he could never have imagined. And when the flames of revolt brought independence to India, they seared change into the family of Ashish.
304 pages, 3 of 4 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Also Always the Wedding Planer, Never the Bride is free
It’s taken Audrey Regan years to establish herself as a wedding dress designer, and to date she’s been roped into creating dresses for nine of her girlfriends. Request #10 follows her vow to “Just say no!” and comes from her very best friend. She can hardly turn Carly down!
Audrey arrives in Atlanta early to perform all of her maid-of-honor duties along with final fittings for a one-of-a-kind dress. But Carly’s wedding is nothing short of an event, complete with Prince Charming, and the festivities make Audrey question whether there’s a prince of her own anywhere in her future.
Enter the groom’s brother and best man. Shaggy-haired, tattooed bad boy J.R. Hunt couldn’t be any more different from Prince Charming if he rode in on a Harley Davidson. Oh, wait. He actually did ride in on a Harley!
69 pages, Lending Enabled
In this verse-by-verse commentary, Robert Gundry offers a fresh, literal translation and a reliable exposition of Scripture for today’s readers.
This letter contains a meditation on the high privileges of Christian believers, plus instruction on how they should conduct themselves in the face of hostile spiritual forces.
Pastors, Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, and laypeople will welcome Gundry’s nontechnical explanations and clarifications. And Bible students at all levels will appreciate his sparkling interpretations.
176 pages, no reviews, Lending Enabled
As pastor emeritus of a 25,000-member church, John Bisagno is widely regarded as the first megachurch pastor. During his thirty years as pastor, he understood that no matter how large a church becomes, helping people live out God’s plan for their lives is what matters most.
It was precisely from his shepherd’s heart that Bisagno created Wisdom for Life , fifty-two chapters of spiritual encouragement to live expectantly, stay focused on Christ, and complete whatever good work God gives you.
Wisdom for Life is filled with practical advice and creative insights in short chapters that you can reflect on and turn to again and again. Not only will you benefit from Bisagno’s rich pastoral experience and the broad range of life issues he explores, you will also discover that what makes your walk with God remarkable isn’t doing the spectacular but abiding with Him in the ordinary.
These next three are Kindle Shorts. Either portions of larger books or stand alone longer articles. None of these have been reviewed, they are not lendable and the length is not listed.
How Christians Should Related to Government by Wayne Grudem
Derived from theologian Wayne Grudem’s Politics—According to the Bible, this digital short outlines five misguided approaches Christians take to politics and a way that is both more biblical and better for society. Grudem describes the five misguided approaches as follows:Government should compel religionGovernment should exclude religionAll government is evil and demonicDo evangelism, not politicsDo politics, not evangelismIn their place, Grudem argues for a view that he calls significant Christian influence on government. Provocative and compelling, How Christians Should Relate to Government will prod the thinking of politically minded Christians, regardless of which party they favor.
Derived from Scott B. Rae’s widely adopted textbook, Moral Choices, this digital short looks carefully at the Bible’s teaching on sexual ethics and at specific issues like singleness, homosexuality, same-sex marriage, birth control, masturbation, and more. Confronting head-on some of the most difficult topics for Christians to navigate, Rae also includes cases and questions for further discussion. The Ethics of Sex thus provides wise and well-grounded instruction to an ethical question every Christian must answer, namely, ‘How can I please God in my sexual behavior?’
Derived from D. A. Carson and Douglas J. Moo’s widely adopted textbook, An Introduction to the New Testament, this digital short surveys key critical and interpretive issues in New Testament study. Attention is given to original manuscripts, interpretative traditions, biblical theology, historical criticism, postmodernism, linguistic and social-science approaches to the text, and more. Students of the New Testament will find A Quick Introduction to the New Testament to be a handy yet complete reference tool.
Other Books that are Free Again after being Previously Free
The Call of Zulina by Kay Marshall Strom (Historical Fiction)
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