Free ebooks on Freebie Friday (January 23, 2015)


Free ebooks on Freebie Friday

All of the following were free ebooks at the time of this post. Please double check the price on Amazon to make sure it is still free before you purchase it.

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On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision

by William Lane Craig
Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (March 1, 2010)

This concise guide is filled with illustrations, sidebars, and memorizable steps to help Christians stand their ground and defend their faith with reason and precision. In his engaging style, Dr. Craig offers four arguments for God’s existence, defends the historicity of Jesus’ personal claims and resurrection, addresses the problem of suffering, and shows why religious relativism doesn’t work. Along the way, he shares his story of following God’s call in his own life.

This one-stop, how-to-defend-your-faith manual will equip Christians to advance faith conversations deliberately, applying straightforward, cool-headed arguments. They will discover not just what they believe, but why they believe—and how being on guard with the truth has the power to change lives forever.


How God Answers Prayer (How to Pray)

by Elmer Towns
Print Length: 237 pages
Publisher: Destiny Image; 1 edition (July 28, 2011)

This a radically different book because it approaches prayer from God’s perspective. Prayer is relationship with God. When you understand How God Answers Prayer, then you realize prayer is all about trusting your heavenly Father trusting Him to answer what is best for you, how it’s best for you, and when it s best for you.

Well-known author and respected Liberty University dean and professor, Dr. Elmer Towns sheds light on your innermost desire to communicate with your heavenly Father, and brings your relationship with Him to an even more intimate level of love.


Persuasive Pro Life: How to Talk About Our Culture’s Toughest Issue

by Trent Horn
Print Length: 242 pages
Publisher: Catholic Answers Press (October 6, 2014)

Are you scared to talk about abortion? Don’t worry—almost everyone is. Either we think the subject is too impolite, or we don’t want to be branded an intolerant fanatic, or we’re afraid we won’t represent the pro-life side well enough. Whatever the reason for this fear, it causes many of us pass up opportunities to speak out on behalf of the unborn.

You can overcome this fear, says Trent Horn in his new book Persuasive Pro-Life. With a little knowledge and a few proven techniques, you can become a bold and effective apologist for life.


Stretch Marks: A Novel

by Kimberly Stuart
Print Length: 307 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0781448921
Publisher: David C. Cook; New edition (September 1, 2009)

Mia is a granola-eating, sensible shoe–wearing, carbon footprint–conscious twenty-something living in a multicultural neighborhood in Chicago. Her mother, Babs, is a stiletto-wearing Zsa Zsa Gabor type who works as an activities hostess on a Caribbean cruise line … and if you guessed there’s some tension there, you’d be right. Factor in an unexpected pregnancy and Mia’s idealistic boyfriend—Lars is such a visionary he doesn’t believe in the institution of marriage—and the mother-daughter relationship is, well, stretched very thin. As is Mia’s sanity when Babs shows up to … help.

Actually, Mia has a whole neighborhood of quirky characters who want to help, including her BFF Frankie, a magenta-haired librarian; Silas, the courtly gentleman of indeterminate age who lives downstairs; and Adam, proprietor of the corner grocery store where Mia shops. But it’s Adam—endearing, kind, possessed of a perfect smile and impeccable Persian manners—who ultimately charms Babs and rescues Mia from more than one mother-induced meltdown. Could it be that Mia and Babs might actually be able to get along?

With Kimberly Stuart’s trademark irreverent humor and a surprising and satisfying take on romance, Stretch Marks is an authentic but tender story about family, grace, and the importance of a good grocer.


7-Day Weight Loss Juice: Lose Up to 14 Pounds in 7 Days!

by Linda Westwood
Print Length: 132 pages
Publisher: (January 13, 2015)

This book will jump-start your weight loss, increase your energy level, clear your mind, and improve your overall health!

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The Patmos Deception book review


The Patmos Deception book review cover

The Patmos Deception book review

Someone is systematically plundering priceless, religious relics in Greece.  It sounds like the perfect case for Carey Mathers with her freshly minted degree in forensic archaeology. Young, idealistic, and a little naive, she joins forces with long-time friend Nick Hennessy, a streetwise journalist with an uncanny nose for a story.

The Patmos Deception book review Cave of the Apocalypse

Cave of the Apocalypse, Patmos

All leads point to the island of Patmos.  Rumor has it that the Shrine of Saint John hides the mother lode – a priceless first century manuscript – and the ruthless people who want to get their hands on it will not let anyone stand in their way, especially not a pretty college graduate and her nosy friend.


archaeologist (n) – one whose career lies in ruins

Biblical archaeology sounds like a dry topic for a book of fiction, but this book had just enough of a touch of Indiana Jones and James Bond in it to propel it forward.  There is a palpable aura that surrounds a 2,000 year old relic, long hidden from human eyes, and holding truths that could shake up the world.

The Patmos Deception book review Patmos

The Island of Patmos

It took me a while to connect emotionally with the protagonists, but the scenery was magnificent, set in the timeless, sun-baked isles of the Aegean sea – a land of ancient and breathtaking beauty amid a modern economic decline. The secondary characters were memorable as well:  the corrupt and criminal as well as the true and trustworthy.

At first, the story alternated between two, separate threads that the author seamlessly wove together about halfway through the plot. A surprising and unlikely love triangle distracted slightly from the intrigue, but the pace never lagged enough for me to wholly lose interest.


4 stars out of 5 The Patmos Deception book review4 out of 5 stars

The Patmos Deception
by Davis Bunn
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (November 4, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-0764211393


I have enjoyed some of Davis Bunns’ previous books, so when Bethany House offered me a copy of this book from in return for an unbiased review, I jumped at the opportunity.



What ancient relic would ignite a revival of faith if it were discovered today?

The Abbot’s Agreement book review


The Abbot's Agreement book review cover

The Abbott’s Agreement book review

It took years of scrimping and saving, but Hugh finally has enough money to purchase the one book he has always wanted: his very own Bible. Thirty shillings may not be enough for an entire Bible, but at least a New Testament is not out of the question.

The Abbot's Agreement book review Eynsham Abbey

Eynsham Abbey

Hugh and his trusty sidekick Arthur saddle up for the brief trip to Oxford to locate a copy of the sacred Scriptures. The discovery of a dead body near Eynsham Abbey unexpectedly detours their trip; but when the abbot offers a newly copied Bible in return for solving the mystery of the murder, it is an offer too good for Hugh to refuse.

A quick and tidy murder investigation it was not to be, however. The abbey contained deep, dark and long-buried secrets that would not only threaten the failure of Hugh’s mission, but his life and the lives of his young family as well.


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Author Mel Starr

Author Mel Starr has done it again. This is the seventh book in his series chronicling the adventures of medieval surgeon Hugh de Singleton, and it seems that each book improves over the previous one.

The sights, smells and sounds of 14th century Oxfordshire come to life in his writing. It is almost as if he somehow managed to build a time machine in order to do his research firsthand – the realism is so complete.

Hugh’s Protestant beliefs get him in trouble with the church hierarchy, giving the author the opportunity to introduce important spiritual truths into the narrative in a simple and unobtrusive way. The result is a book of fiction that is almost unconsciously Christian at its root.


5 stars The Abbots Agreement book reivew5 out of 5 stars

The Abbot’s Agreement
by Mel Starr
Series: Chronicles of Hugh de Singleton, Surgeon (Book 7)
Paperback: 252 pages
Publisher: Lion Fiction; 1st New edition edition (October 8, 2014)
ISBN-13: 978-1782641094


I was given a copy of this book by Kregel Publications as part of their blogger review program.

My reviews of other books in this series:

Rest Not in Peace
The Tainted Coin
A Trail of Ink



If you could choose one area of history to travel to, which one would it be?

Free ebooks on Freebie Friday (January 16, 2015)


Free ebooks on Freebie Friday

All of the following were free ebooks at the time of this post. Please double check the price on Amazon to make sure it is still free before you purchase it.

Free ebooks


Let God Change Your Life: How to Know and Follow Jesus

by Greg Laurie
Print Length: 290 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1434702073
Publisher: David C. Cook (June 1, 2011)

Evangelist Greg Laurie calls all Christians back to radical New Testament living in his latest offering, Let God Change Your Life.

Imagine what it would have been like to be a follower of Jesus; first-century Christians walked away from their old lives just to be where He was. What they learned, sitting at His feet, was discipleship. And when His work on earth was done, first-century Christians took His words and example and spread out, teaching the gospel to everyone.

The good news is that we, too, can participate in this lifestyle. Laurie drills it down in three simple ideas: get to know Jesus, follow His plan for discipleship, and use it to tell others what we know. Laurie’s tone is clear, direct, and biblical.


Why Trust Jesus?: An Honest Look at Doubts, Plans, Hurts, Desires, Gripes, Questions, and Pleasures

by Dave Sterrett (Author), Norman L. Geisler (Foreword)
Print Length: 177 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0802489729
Publisher: Moody Publishers; New Edition edition (February 17, 2010)

The last decade has shaken our trust in personal safety through terrorist attacks, school shootings, economic turmoil, and war. Our trust has been shattered in other areas as we have seen hypocrisy in governmental leaders as well as in the church.

We are looking for relationships that are authentic and full of life, but we have many questions in regard to faith, reason, suffering and even the person of Jesus himself. Author and speaker Dave Sterrett helps us answer these and other questions:
-Why Should I Trust Jesus when So Many Other Spiritual Paths Exist?
-Why Should I Trust Jesus When All I Need to do is Trust Myself?
-Why Should I Trust Jesus in the Midst of Suffering and Death?

Many people in today’s culture, both Christians and non-Christians, have questions about why and how to trust Jesus. But there is hope! He is worthy of our trust.


DIY Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Beginners: DIY Recipes, Serums, Scrubs, and Soaps

by BJ Knights
Print Length: 89 pages

Our fast paced lifestyles have taken a toll on our mental and physical wellness, as well as our beauty. We have higher levels of stress, and more physical problems. Our homes are filled with more chemicals than ever before, in the name of cleaning. Our cosmetics also contain harmful chemicals. Essential oils can be the answer to bringing balance back into our lives, and getting the harmful chemicals and stress out.


Dutch Oven Cookbook. Easy Recipes about the art of Slow Cooking

by Philip Smith
Print Length: 179 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1496138538

Whether you’re an avid user of your Dutch Oven or you’re a novice wanting to dust off what will soon become the best cookware item in your kitchen,
the Dutch Oven Cookbook is an invaluable tool in making lip-smacking meals for yourself and your loved ones.

A vast collection of 78 mouth-watering recipes covering breads, soups, main courses and desserts, each recipe accompanied by a picture for reference. Start putting your Dutch Oven to good use.


Yogurt Smoothie Recipes: Delcious, Low-Fat And Healthy Yogurt Smoothies (Vegan, Vegetarian, Low-Fat, Fruit and Vegetable Smoothies for Losing Weight and Staying Healthy Book 1)

by Mary Splendor
Print Length: 42 pages

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