This morning I received an email notice from ereaderiq that a book I was interested in was just released in kindle format. (ereaderiq is a great service. I use it to track book prices of the books I am interested in or have reviewed and to notify me when books are released in kindle format.)
But I have so many really good books that I am interested in reading that I have already bought, it is sometimes hard to convince myself to buy more. So I was inspired to put together a list of books that I want to read, are really good prices, but I haven’t talked myself into reading yet. If enough of you buy some of these books (or just click through and buy something else on Amazon) maybe I will earn enough Amazon affiliate income that I won’t feel as bad buying these
A Little Book for New Theologians: Why and How to Study Theology by Kelly Kapic – $5.12
126 pages, 3 of 3 reviews are 5-star
Whenever we read, think, hear or say anything about God, we are doing theology. Yet theology isn’t just a matter of what we think. It affects who we are.
In the tradition of Helmut Thielicke’s A Little Exercise for Young Theologians, Kelly Kapic offers a concise introduction to the study of theology for newcomers to the field. He highlights the value and importance of theological study and explains its unique nature as a serious discipline.
Not only concerned with content and method, Kapic explores the skills, attitudes and spiritual practices needed by those who take up the discipline. This brief, clear and lively primer draws out the relevance of theology for Christian life, worship, mission, witness and more.
“Theology is about life,” writes Kapic. “It is not a conversation our souls can afford to avoid.”
Dawn by Octavia Butler – $1.99
256 pages, 57 of 65 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
Bookwi.se Note: this is a kindle deal of the day today. I have been interested in reading more Octavia Butler since I reviewed Fledgling. But this is the first book in a trilogy. The second and third books are both $9.99 right now. But the whole trilogy is also $9.99. So do you buy a cheap one to see if you like it enough to buy the trilogy, or do you just go ahead and buy the trilogy and save the $2. Or do sit in indecision and not buy any of them.
Rescued from Earth’s destruction, one woman is called upon to revive mankind. Lilith Iyapo has just lost her husband and son when atomic fire consumes Earth—the last stage of the planet’s final war. Hundreds of years later Lilith awakes, deep in the hold of a massive alien spacecraft piloted by the Oankali—who arrived just in time to save humanity from extinction. They have kept Lilith and other survivors asleep for centuries, as they learned whatever they could about Earth. Now it is time for Lilith to lead them back to her home world, but life among the Oankali on the newly resettled planet will be nothing like it was before.