Book Deals, primarily Kindle

Amazon Prime Day

KU-retail-lp_pinata._CB268739092_Today is Amazon’s big sale. There are lots of sale that are good, but here are a couple that might make sense for Readers. (These are only for Amazon Prime members. You can sign up for a free Amazon Prime Trial if you want.)

Amazon subscription book program is up to 40% off (when pre-purchasing from 6 to 24 months.)  The 6 month subscription for $45 is tempting for me. When combined with the sale on the basic Kindle is on sale for $50 ($30 off).  So you could read for six month from over 1 million ebooks with a new reader for less than $100.

Or, if you want a lighted screen the 3rd generation Paperwhite is on sale for $90 ($30 off). The Kindle Voyage is on sale for $150 ($50 off).  But I am not sure who I would recommend that device to. It has page turn buttons and is slightly lighter than the Paperwhite, but has the same screen as the Paperwhite. So I would probably recommend buying the Paperwhite and saving the $60 for books.)

Amazon also has their basic Tablet on sale for $33.33, a new low price (normally $50).  The basic tablet is good for reading books and watching videos, but I have owned two different Amazon Fire Tablets and was frustrated with both for being under powered. But at $33.33 it is a hard to pass up deal (and will sell out.)

Personally, I love my Amazon TV stick, which on sale for $25. But if I were purchasing today, I would probably spend the extra $10 and get the voice remote.

I have not noticed Kindle books being part of the sale. But I did see Water Isaacson’s 900 page biography of Kissinger is on sale for $3.99. The Fortress Press sale and July monthly sale are still going on.

Any particularly good deals you noticed.

Reviewed Biographies and Memoirs on Sale

There are a number of biographies and memoirs that are on sale right now that have been reviewed by I am just linking to the review, the links to the Kindle books are in the reviews.

Bossypants by Tina Fey – $2.99 – today only

Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones – $1.99

Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage by Allison Fallon – $0.99

Bittersweet: Thoughts on Change, Grace and Learning the Hard Way by Shauna Nequist – $2.99

Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me: A Memoir of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron – $1.99

Jesus Feminist: An Invitation to Revisit the Bible’s View of Women by Sarah Bessey – $3.99


Fortress Press Sale – Bonhoeffer, NT Wright, and more

A number of books from Fortress press are on sale for kindle. There was a sale last fall that seemed to be similar, but several books that were not on sale then are on sale now. The sale prices seem to be either $3.99 or $7.99. Most of these are academic works and the prices have been in the $30-40 range.

The complete list of books from $3.99 to 7.99 from Fortress Press is 673 books. Last sale the number fluctuated quite a bit, but the sale lasted for a couple weeks. There are 151 that are $3.99 and 512 that are $7.99

New reader’s editions of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s books have been released. I have been waiting for them to drop in price since they came out last fall

Ethics by Dietrich BonhoefferEthics by Dietrich Bonhoeffer – $3.99

372 pages, no reviews

Ethics is the culmination of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s theological and personal odyssey and one of the most important works of Christian ethics of the last century. Using the acclaimed DBWE translation, adapted to a more accessible format, this new edition features an insightful introduction by Clifford Green and supplemental material from Victoria J. Barnett.

This edition allows all readers to appreciate the cogency and relevance of Bonhoeffer’s vision.

Also $3.99 is the new Reader’s Edition of Discipleship (Originally released in English as Cost of Discipleship)

A few years ago Bonhoeffer’s complete works, a 17 volume new translation with good introductions were released. Most of these are on sale for $7.99. His expanded 800 page Letters and Papers from Prison I have been waiting for. I have already purchased (and reviewed) the volume that combines Life Together and Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Church

Complete list of Bonhoeffer books on sale for $3.99 or $7.99.

Paul and His Recent InterpretersPaul and His Recent Interpreters by NT Wright is $7.99

This is Wright’s newest book surveying the academic work on Paul recently.

Also on sale for $7.99

Pauline Perspectives: Essays on Paul 1978-2013

New Testament People of God (Vol 1)

Jesus and the Victory of God (Vol 2)

Resurrection and the Son of God (Vol 3)

Paul and the Faithfulness of God (Vol 4)

Some other books that look interesting:

Joy and Human Flourishing: Essays on Theology, Culture and the Good Life edited by Miroslav Volf – $7.99

Resilient Reformer: The Life and Thought of Martin Luther by Lull and Nelson – $7.99

The Power and Vulnerability of Love: A Theological Anthropology by Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo – $7.99

Introduction to Christian Liturgy by Frank Senn – $7.99