Amazon Discounted Non Fiction (Tuesday, Apr. 30)

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42 Days to Fit

Brandy Ferguson, Emma Swanston, Stacy Karen

Price: 99 cents

I lost 12 lbs really quickly just with the cleaner eating. I felt so much better! I started to get frustrated that I didn’t lose more, but then I realized I lost 12 lbs in 6 weeks! When I continued on a bit longer, still eating well and exercising, I lost another 13lbs. It’s really a lifestyle change for the better. I’ve kept it off, even months later. Thanks so much for the motivation and great tips. I’ll be following the plan again soon to get even healthier!

Crystal1983

A realistic diet and exercise challenge to help you get fit…and stay fit for life!

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Who Do You Think You Are?: Finding Your True Identity in Christ

Mark Driscoll

Price: $2.99

I cannot recommend this book enough. If you’ve ever had questions such as, “Who do I think I am?”, “How can I avoid years of therapy and intense personal reflection?”, “Is there a way to win a free iPad on Amazon?”, and “What is Mark Driscoll’s relationship status?” then this is the book for you. It’s found a permanent resting spot on my bookshelf between my treasured copies of ‘How to Identify Wood’ and ‘How to Avoid Huge Ships’. Maybe it will find a place on your shelf too. And then you can understand the inner joy that is Mark Driscoll.

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WHO ARE YOU?

WHAT DEFINES YOU?

WHAT IS YOUR IDENTITY?

How you answer those questions affects every aspect of your life: personal, public, and spiritual. So it’s vital to get the answer right.

Pastor and best-selling author Mark Driscoll believes false identity is at the heart of many struggles—and that you can overcome them by having your true identity in Christ. In Who Do You Think You Are?, Driscoll explores the question, “What does it mean to be ‘in Christ’?” In the process he dissects the false-identity epidemic and, more important, provides the only solution—Jesus.

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Animal, Vegetable, Miracle

Barbara Kingsolver

Price: $1.99

Three hundred and sixty-eight pages, no pretty pictures, and it’s about food? Yes it is, and it’s fascinating. Written by best-selling novelist Barbara Kingsolver, her scientist hubby and teenage daughter, “Animal, Vegetable, Miracle” chronicles the true story of the family’s adventures as they move to a farm in rural Virginia and vow to eat locally for one year. They grow their own vegetables, raise their own poultry and buy the rest of their food directly from farmers markets and other local sources. There are touching human stories here (the family’s 9-year-old learns a secret to raising chickens for food: don’t name them!) but the book’s purpose is serious food for thought: it argues the economic, social and health benefits of putting local foods at the center of a family diet. As Kingsolver details the family’s experience month-by-month, husband Steven adds sidebars on the problems of industrial agriculture and daughter Camille tosses in some first-person essays (“Growing Up in the Kitchen”) and recipes (“Holiday Corn Pudding a Nine-Year-Old Can Make”).

Julie Neal

Bestselling author Barbara Kingsolver returns with her first nonfiction narrative that will open your eyes in a hundred new ways to an old truth: You are what you eat.

“As the U.S. population made an unprecedented mad dash for the Sun Belt, one carload of us paddled against the tide, heading for the Promised Land where water falls from the sky and green stuff grows all around. We were about to begin the adventure of realigning our lives with our food chain.

“Naturally, our first stop was to buy junk food and fossil fuel. . . .”

Hang on for the ride: With characteristic poetry and pluck, Barbara Kingsolver and her family sweep readers along on their journey away from the industrial-food pipeline to a rural life in which they vow to buy only food raised in their own neighborhood, grow it themselves, or learn to live without it. Their good-humored search yields surprising discoveries about turkey sex life and overly zealous zucchini plants, en route to a food culture that’s better for the neighborhood and also better on the table. Part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle makes a passionate case for putting the kitchen back at the center of family life and diversified farms at the center of the American diet.

“This is the story of a year in which we made every attempt to feed ourselves animals and vegetables whose provenance we really knew . . . and of how our family was changed by our first year of deliberately eating food produced from the same place where we worked, went to school, loved our neighbors, drank the water, and breathed the air.”

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Miss Minimalist: Inspiration to Downsize, Declutter, and Simplify

Francine Jay

Price: 99 cents

As a person who grew up thinking that abundance and excess were the norm, I appreciate Ms. Minimalist’s approach to minimalism. She doesn’t overcomplicate the idea of minimalism. Basically, you should dictate the course of your life; don’t let (your) stuff do it for you. Let everything that you decide to keep have a purpose (or many purposes), and don’t keep stuff just to have stuff. Know that it’s ok to not have to keep up with the Joneses (who are actually having a hard time keeping up with themselves). You don’t have to upgrade your cellphone whenever a new model comes out, or get a new car every few years, or spend umpteen hours and dollars taking pretty pictures to post on your Facebook account to outdo the Joneses (phew, thank goodness!)
There’s wisdom in this kind of advice, a wisdom missing from our culture of consumerism that can be had by perusing the pages of this eBook, which is a compilation of 60 articles/ posts from her blog.

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Would you like to live a beautiful life with less stuff?

This delightful collection of articles by Francine Jay, author of “The Joy of Less, A Minimalist Living Guide,” provides great inspiration to pare down your possessions. Jay breezes from practical topics, like “What’s in a Minimalist Kitchen” and “How Many Shoes are Enough,” to more philosophical musings, like what the Japanese or ancient Greeks can teach us about simple living.

Along with valuable tips and advice, the author shares her personal stories about decluttering and living with less. Her warmth, humor, and encouraging tone make you feel like you’re chatting with a good friend over a cup of coffee—a friend you’d love to invite over to clean out your closets!

These essays are a wonderful introduction to minimalist living, written by someone with a genuine passion for the topic. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by your clutter, or disenchanted with consumerism, you’ll find a kindred soul (and a wealth of advice) in Miss Minimalist. Best of all: you’ll likely empty a drawer or two by the time you’ve finished reading!

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Real Marriage: The Truth About Sex, Friendship, and Life Together

Mark Driscoll

Price: $3.99

Perhaps the best contribution of this book is how the Driscoll’s turned a marriage on the rocks into a marriage on the Rock – built on the solid foundation that is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through repentance and faith. Too many partners have the “grass is greener on the other side” mentality. The Driscoll’s demonstrate that all things are possible with God’s guidance and wisdom and especially with Christ at the center of a marriage. Mark states this very important truth, “There are no loving marriages apart from repentance and forgiveness. Marriage either gets bitter or better.” They show how a difficult and broken marriage can be repaired, restored, resurrected, renewed, and rejuvenated by the amazing grace of God through the Lord Jesus Christ. The good news is that it’s never to late to repent and change with God’s help.

David P. Craig

Most marriage books assume the author did it right. Most marriage books barely mention friendship. Most marriage books use “intimacy” as code for “sex.” This is not one of those books.

In Real Marriage, Pastor Mark Driscoll and his wife, Grace, share how they have struggled and how they have found healing through the power of the only reliable source: the Bible. They believe friendship is fundamental to marriage but not easy to maintain. So they offer practical advice on how to make your spouse your best friend – and keep it that way. And they know from experience that sex-related issues need to be addressed directly.

Five chapters are dedicated to answering questions like:

Should I confess my pre-marital sexual sin to my spouse?
Is it okay to have a “work spouse”?
What does the Bible say about masturbation and oral sex?

Stunningly honest and vulnerable, Real Marriage is like a personal counseling session with a couple you cannot surprise, you cannot shock into silence, who will respond to every question with wisdom, humility, and realism.

If you want to have a long-lasting, fulfilling marriage you should read this book. Wrestle with this book. Pray over this book. Share this book. And discover how God this book. Share this book. And discover how God can use it to change your life.

Endorsements:

“If you’re married or plan to be someday, do yourself a favor and read every page of this book.” -DRS. LES & LESLIE PARROTT authors of Love Talk

“Whether engaged, newlywed, or veteran, Real Marriage will serve as an invaluable resource. I highly recommend this book.” -ANDY STANLEY author of The Grace of God and Senior Pastor, North Point Community Church

“One of my greatest concerns is that culture is going to continually define and redefine what marriage is and is not, and the church is going to simply sit on the sidelines and react rather than seeking to actually become proactive by confidently teaching what the Bible has to say about it. That is why I am so thankful that Mark and Grace Driscoll wrote this book. Their approach to marriage, its benefits and challenges are transparent and challenging and I honestly believe that every married couple who will work through what they lead us through in this book will not just merely have a marriage that survives in this world but rather thrives in it.” – PERRY NOBLE Senior Pastor, NewSpring Church

“Our thanks to Mark and Grace Driscoll who have served this generation well by tastefully but boldly addressing the real issues facing real marriages. Taking the unchanging truth of God’s word and sprinkling in is the story of God’s mercy in their own marriage they have filled every chapter with real helpfulness. This book is powerful, biblical, practical and healing for marriages that hurt. My wife and our adult children read it to great profit.” – DR. JAMES MACDONALD Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel and Bible teacher for Walk in the Word

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