Book Deals, primarily Kindle

Cheap way to get a Kindle

I have been wanting a waterproof Kindle for a while. But I had the first generation Kindle Oasis and it was hard to justify spending $250 for waterproof.

But last week the Kindle Oasis 3 was announced. The main change is the addition of amber LEDs so you can change the color temperature of the light to be a more warm (yellow) light and less cold (blue) light.

Because of the announcement about the Kindle Oasis 3, Amazon has discounted the Kindle Oasis 2 to $199 for wifi version with 8GB storage, or $299 for the 32 GB version with wifi and cellular connection (both $50 off).

If you have an Amazon Prime credit card (or are willing to sign up) you can get 20% off (given as a credit toward future Amazon purchase.). If you are willing to sign up as a new customer, you get $70 credit. That reduces the $199 kindle to $129. (I got the version without ads so it was actually $219.99)

You can always get 25% off if you trade in an old Kindle. So if you have an old kindle to trade in, then you get a minimum $5 credit with the 25% off. That 25% was taken off of the $219, so it went to $165. Then the $70 credit plus the $5 credit for the old kindle dropped the $165 to $90.

I ended up having $9.90 in taxes, so that went to $99. And I will get a 20% credit. I assume that will be only from the $99, but it might be from the $165. So it will be somewhere between $20 and $33 in future credit.

Fortress Press Kindle Sale

About twice a year Fortress Press has a kindle book sale. Fortress is a fairly academic publisher. There is a wide variety of books, but they are mostly academic in nature. The sale prices are mostly $2.99, $4,99 or $6.99, but these are academic books mostly that are normally in the $20 range.

This includes all of Bonhoeffer’s Complete Works series, much of NT Wright’s big books like the 1700 page Paul and the Faithfullness of God, The Fortress Biblical Preaching Commentaries series, lots of history, lots of pastoral training books (preaching, counseling, pastoral ethics, etc.)

Complete list

On my first round of books I am focusing on books about the Black Church.

(One note: some of these books a fairly dated. The older books were converted from print and not all of them were converted well. If you are frustrated within the first few pages, return the book because it is unlikely to get better.)

We Have Been Believers: An African American Systematic Theology by James H. Evans Jr. for $4.99 

The Africana Bible: Reading Israel’s Scriptures from Africa and the African Diaspora Edited by Hugh R. Page Jr. for $4.99 

Ethical Leadership: The Quest for Character, Civility and Community by Walter Earl Fluker for $4.99

The Imposing Preacher: Samuel DeWitt Proctor and Black Public Faith by Adam L. Bond for $4.99

Witnessing and Testifying: Black Women, Religion and Civil Rights by Rosetta E. Ross for $4.99

Journey & Promise of African American Preaching by Kenyatta R. Gilbert for $4.99

Stony the Road We Trod: African American Biblical Interpretation by Cain Hope Felder for $4.99

Christ Divided: Antiblackness as Corporate Vice by Katie Walker Grimes for $4.99

Fortress Intro Black Church History by Anne H. Pinn for $4.99

The Last Blues Preacher: Reverend Clay Evans, Black Lives, and the Faith that Woke the Nation by Zach Mills for $4.99

Standing in the Shoes my Mother Made: A Womanist Theology. by Diana Hayes for $4.99

Ain’t I a Womanist, Too?: Third Wave Womanist Religious Thought by Monica A. Coleman for $4.99

Empowerment Ethics for a Liberated People: A Bath to African American Social Transformation by Cheryl J. Sanders for $4.99

Down, Up, and Over: Slave Religion and Black Theology by Dwight N. Hopkins for $4.99

Onesimus Our Brother: Reading Religion, Race, and Culture in Philemon. edited by Matthew V. Johnson for $4.99

Becoming an Anti-Racist Church: Journeying Toward Wholeness by Joseph Barndt for $4.99

To Make the Wounded Whole: Cultural Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. by Lewis V. Baldwin for $4.99

A Child Shall Lead Them: Martin Luther King Jr, Young People, and the Movement by Rufus, Jr. Burrow for $4.99

Reviewed Books on Sale

Links are to the reviews, which have links to the sales at the bottom. (Roughly in order from newest sale to oldest) I have a few that I highly recommend that I am putting an * to mark

Amazon has a ‘Great on Kindle’ promotion. If you buy on of the books on the list, you get 25% of the value of that purchase toward a future kindle book purchase.

Not Reviewed Sale Books

I have not posted sale book that were not reviewed for a while. But because I still post books that are on sale in two private Facebook groups I thought I would post a handful of books that are on sale, but I haven’t read or reviewed. I am going to treat this like the Reviewed Books on Sale post, I will update this post, not repost. And I will just update the posting date occasionally to keep it on the front page of Because I have not read these, they may not be any good, but they are books that look interesting to me. All of these are kindle sales unless marked.

Roughly in order of being on sale:
Amazon has a ‘Great on Kindle’ promotion. If you buy on of the books on the list, you get 25% of the value of that purchase toward a future kindle book purchase.