This is my weekly post on free ebooks that are readable on the Kindle. Some of the books from previous posts are still available for free. If you want to see all free books as they come out you should follow Books on the Knob on their RSS or Twitter Feed.
The big news of the day is that Amazon released a Kindle for Blackberry App. I like to think that they waited until I got a blackberry to release it. I received my blackberry last night. They released the app late last night. (Note: my BlackBerry 8330 is not supported. So someone try it out and let me know how it works.)
Mad Church Disease: Overcoming the Burnout Epidemic by Anne Jackson (Still a great book, but no longer free.)
DOES WORKING AT THIS CHURCH INTERFERE WITH YOUR COMMUNION WITH CHRIST?
That question may have saved author Anne Jackson’s life. She believes it could save yours, too.
As the daughter of a pastor, Anne saw firsthand the struggles leaders face and the toll it can take on their families. She vowed her life in ministry would be different.
Yet, years later, as a church leader, she was hospitalized because stress began wreaking havoc on her body. She had burned out.
Anne developed a website that allowed church leaders to share their struggles. Within a few days, she was flooded with over a thousand responses from people pouring out their stories of pain.
Mad Church Disease, born out of that experience, is a lively, informative, and potentially life-saving resource for anyone in ministry - vocational or volunteer – who would like to understand, prevent, or treat the epidemic of burnout in church culture.
Zondervan has been releasing a lot books lately. Many of them only for a few days at a time. I think there must be some experimentation going on there.
Daring Chloe, by Laura Jensen Walker When Chloe Adams’ fiance dumps her-the night before their wedding-two girlfriends from her book group decide a little adventure is in order for the three of them. After all, why let a perfectly good honeymoon cruise go to waste?Adventure? Chloe Adams? No way! Chloe’s lived in one town her whole life. The closest she’s ever gotten to actual adventures is reading about them. But her girlfriends won’t take no for an answer.One good adventure calls for another as Chloe’s friends try to coax her out of her post-dumping funk, and soon she finds herself living out the adventures in her book club’s latest selections. Hiking. Sailing. River rafting. Traveling to new places and eating exotic food. The play-it-safe Chloe begins to blossom into a new, daring Chloe. A Chloe who just might be ready to take on her biggest adventure of all…Laura Jensen Walker has a knack for quirky heroines and real-life humor. In Chloe, she’s created another memorable character who will live on in readers’ hearts.
Fireworks by Elizabeth White - Susannah is out to prove that pyrotechnics genius Quinn Baldwinis responsible for a million-dollar fireworks catastrophe during a Mardi Gras ball. With her faithful black Lab Monty she moves to the charming backwater city of Mobile, Alabama to uncover the truth. But this world-traveled military brat with a string of letters behind her name finds herself wholly unprepared to navigate the cultural quagmires of the Deep South. Captivated by the warmth and joy of her new circle of friends, Susannah struggles to keep from falling for a subject who refuses to be anything but a man of integrity, compassion, and lethal Southern charm. Fireworks offers a glimpse into heart of the South and a cynical young woman’s first encounter with Christ-like love.
Off the Record by Elizabeth White - Judge Laurel Kincade has it all-brains, beauty, and an aristocratic Old South family to back her up. A political rising star, she’s ready to announce her candidacy for chief justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.Journalist Cole McGaughan has ambitions too. Working as a religion writer for the New York Daily Journal, he longs to become a political reporter. Then his old friend Matt Hogan, a private investigator, calls with a tip. The lovely young judge may be hiding a secret that could derail her campaign. Would Cole like to be the one to break the story?Cole sees a clear road to his goal, but there’s a problem. Laurel’s history is entangled with his own, and he must decide if the story that could make his career is worth the price he’d have to pay. Can Cole and Laurel find forgiveness and turn their hidden past into a hopeful future-and somehow keep it all off the record?
Baen Free Library
I am a science fiction fan. I stumbled on Baen’s Free Library a while ago. Since then I have read around 100 Baen books. Baen supports two trends in publishing that I really like. One, is giving away a lot of free books. Right now there is 117 free books in the free library. You can look at them by title, by author, or by series. The second trend I really like is that Baen sells all of their books DRM free. So no digital rights software restrictions, if you buy the books directly from Baen. The books are also usually cheaper when you buy them from Baen instead of Amazon as well. If you like Fantasy or Science Fiction and want some recommendations on books to start with let me know and I will post some suggestions.