Zondervan is owned by HarperCollins. Because of a settlement on price-fixing with the Department of Justice HaperCollins is not longer setting the prices on their ebooks (Agency Pricing Model). Instead they sell the books to Amazon at a fixed wholesale price and Amazon then resells the book and sets the retail price (as Amazon does with all print books.) So far Zondervan and the other imprints of HarperCollins have not been released for Amazon to set the prices. I expect this will happen sooner rather than later. However, there still are a number of Zondervan Kindle books that are on sale. These sales may not last after the change in pricing. So until Amazon starts setting the prices on Zondervan books, we might as well take advantage of these Zondervan sales.
225 pages, 15 of 15 reviews are 5-star
Most parents would give anything to anchor their children with a vibrant faith that ‘sticks’ and continues to mature long-term. Yet despite this deep desire, research indicates that approximately 40-50% of high school seniors drift from their faith after graduation. In response to this problem, the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) has launched the College Transition Project, a national longitudinal study following 400 high school seniors during their first three years in college. This provocative and needed research is geared to spark a movement that empowers parents, churches, leaders, and adults of all ages to develop robust and long-term faith in kids.
Also on sale is the Sticky Faith: Youth Worker Edition – $3.99
272 pages, 20 of 25 reviews are 4 or 5-star
In Expecting to See Jesus Group Bible Study, Anne Graham Lotz delivers a new message from the Mount of Olives in Israel and issues a wake-up call using the signs of Jesus’ return. In addition, you will be led by Anne through a Bible study workshop. She is also joined by pastors Crawford Loritts and Henry Blackaby for seven additional sessions to discuss the experience of a deeper, richer relationship with God through a life-changing, fire-blazing revival.
Anne knows from personal experience that it’s in the busyness of our days, as we’re drifting in comfortable complacency, that we most need a wake-up call—a jolt that pushes us to seek out a revival of our passion for Jesus that began as a blazing fire but somehow has died down to an ineffective glow. In Expecting to See Jesus, Anne shows how you can experience an authentic, deeper, richer relationship with God in a life-changing, fire-blazing revival. Sessions include: He’s Coming! Listening for His Voice: Bible Study Workshop You’re Sleeping! Wake Up! Open Your Eyes! Rend Your Heart! Bend Your Knees! Just Say Yes! Move Your Feet!
368 pages, 181 of 218 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Living as an Ordinary RadicalMany of us find ourselves caught somewhere between unbelieving activists and inactive believers. We can write a check to feed starving children or hold signs in the streets and feel like we’ve made a difference without ever encountering the faces of the suffering masses. In this book, Shane Claiborne describes an authentic faith rooted in belief, action, and love, inviting us into a movement of the Spirit that begins inside each of us and extends into a broken world. Shane’s faith led him to dress the wounds of lepers with Mother Teresa, visit families in Iraq amidst bombings, and dump $10,000 in coins and bills on Wall Street to redistribute wealth. Shane lives out this revolution each day in his local neighborhood, an impoverished community in North Philadelphia, by living among the homeless, helping local kids with homework, and ‘practicing resurrection’ in the forgotten places of our world. Shane’s message will comfort the disturbed, and disturb the comfortable . . . but will also invite us into an irresistible revolution. His is a vision for ordinary radicals ready to change the world with little acts of love.
272 pages, 67 of 71 reviews are 4 or 5-star
A rare chance to know Jesus as his first disciples knew him.What would it be like to journey back to the first century and sit at the feet of Rabbi Jesus as one of his Jewish disciples? How would your understanding of the gospel have been shaped by the customs, beliefs, and traditions of the Jewish culture in which you lived? Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus takes you on a fascinating tour of the Jewish world of Jesus, offering inspirational insights that can transform your faith. Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg paint powerful scenes from Jesus’ ministry, immersing you in the prayers, feasts, history, culture, and customs that shaped Jesus and those who followed him.You will hear the parables as they must have sounded to first-century Jews, powerful and surprising. You will join the conversations that were already going on among the rabbis of his day. You will watch with new understanding as the events of his life unfold. And you will emerge with new excitement about the roots of your own Christian faith. Sitting at the Feet of Rabbi Jesus will change the way you read Scripture and deepen your understanding of the life of Jesus. It will also help you to adapt the rich prayers and customs you learn about to your own life, in ways that both respect and enrich your Christian faith. By looking at the Jewishness of Jesus, Ann Spangler and Lois Tverberg take you on a captivating journey into the heart of Judaism, one that is both balanced and insightful, helping you to better understand and appreciate your own faith.
289 pages, 31 of 36 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Are you restless in your spirit, with a nagging sense that there just has to be more? Anne Graham Lotz has known this struggle, too. As she searched for answers to her heart’s yearning and emptiness, Abraham walked out of the pages of her Bible and into her life. Abraham’s life was full of twists and turns, riches and losses, deceit and redemption, failure and success. Nevertheless, his story teaches the key to satisfying a longing heart: embracing a God-filled life. Join Anne as she teaches you and your group to embrace a God-filled life. Choice by Choice. Day by Day. Despite struggling, as we all do with compromise, fear, family, quarrels, doubt and disappointment, learn to know God as Abraham did….as His friend. Designed to be used with The Magnificent Obsession Participant’s Guide. Session titles include: Listening to God Speak Through His Word Leaving Everything Behind Let Everything Go Trust Everything Completely Cast Everything Out Lift Everything Up Lay Everything Down
432 pages, 42 of 45 reviews are 4 or 5-star
240 pages, 14 of 16 reviews are 4 or 5-star
385 pages, 16 of 17 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Joy, peace, and power—these are only some of the gifts promised to those who trust in the name of the Lord. Praying the Names of Jesus will lead readers into a richer and more rewarding relationship with Christ by helping them to understand and to pray his names on a daily basis. By understanding the biblical context in which these names and titles were revealed, readers will gain a more intimate knowledge of Jesus and of his plan for their lives. They will also begin to see how each of his names holds within it a promise: to be our Teacher, Healer, Friend, and Lord—to be God with Us no matter the circumstances.Prince of Peace, Lamb of God, Bread of Life, Yeshua… through his names and titles, we come to understand more fully how Jesus reveals God’s heart to us. ‘Praying the Names of Jesus’ focuses on twenty-six of his most prominent names and titles to provide six-months worth of devotions. Each week provides a unique devotional program designed for personal prayer and study or for use in small groups. ‘Praying the Names of Jesus’ is the companion volume to the bestselling ‘Praying the Names of God.’ In ways both surprising and profound it reveals a rich portrait of Jesus that will move readers toward a deeper experience of his love and mercy.
Not Zondervan, but Good Sale
177 pages, 11 of 11 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Bookwi.se Review
In the midst of life’s challenges, so often our faith feels small and weak. In this book one of the world’s premier Bible teachers, N. T. Wright, reminds us that what matters is not so much our faith itself as Who our faith is in.
Faith, says Wright, is like a window. The point is not for part of the wall to be made of glass. The point of a window is to allow us to see through it–and let light into the room! Faith allows us to see our situation and our own weakness in light of God who is powerful, holy and loving.
Wright also looks at the character of the faith God calls us to. He unfolds how dependence, humility and mystery all have a role to play. God beckons us to lean on him as we seek to be constructive citizens of the world, to speak truth in love without hypocrisy and to risk submitting to one another in love.
Wright doesn’t ignore the messiness and difficulties of life, when hard times come and the unexpected knocks us down. He opens to us what faith means in times of trial and even in the face of death.
Through it all he reminds us, it’s not great faith we need: it is faith in a great God.
I have not read any of these books, so they may not be any good. Some of the Zondervan Kindle Sales books from previous Free Book posts or previous Kindle Deal posts are still available. 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. Or Ireaderreview or the many free book threads on Amazon’s Message Boards.
As always please check to make sure the books are still free or on sale before you “buy” them. Prices can change quickly. This may be a one day offer. Pick it up quick. If you do buy a book and realize later you have been charged for it, here is a guide on how to return a kindle book.