Amazon FREE and Discounted Non Fiction Ebooks (Thursday, Apr. 18)

Poke the Box

Seth Godin

Price: $1.99

If “Poke the Box” communicates nothing else, it presents this one message with a megaphone voice: “Go!” “Start now.” “The worst thing you can do is nothing.” Already, I find myself arguing, since I know that just doing things without careful planning first has led to many disasters. But I keep reading because Seth is so insistent, and he has such a large tribe following him, telling me that maybe he’s worth listening to.

Fr. Charles Erlandson

If you’re stuck at the starting line, you don’t need more time or permission. You don’t need to wait for a boss’s okay or to be told to push the button; you just need to poke.

Poke the Box is a manifesto by bestselling author Seth Godin that just might make you uncomfortable. It’s a call to action about the initiative you’re taking-– in your job or in your life. Godin knows that one of our scarcest resources is the spark of initiative in most organizations (and most careers)-– the person with the guts to say, “I want to start stuff.”

Poke the Box just may be the kick in the pants you need to shake up your life.

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Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load

Jen Hatmaker

Price: $1.99

The book is divided into 40 devotions. Each one is complete with a witty title, honest to goodness story from her adventures in motherhood, a bible verse, thought provoking questions and a practical `do it this week’ application. As I read each one, it’s like we are having coffee and she is there telling me the story. She writes how she speaks, and she doesn’t sugar coat anything.
One of my personal favorites comes from Chapter 7, where she shares the time she told her son to grab and shovel and dig his own grave… after he had “opened a fresh, sassy mouth.” I had read about this particular moment in Interrupted, and wasn’t surprised to see her bring it up again. This time she goes deeper. What is a funny story now, was at the time, a moment of spiritual exhaustion for her. She uses this story to share how important it is to spend even just a few minutes alone with God each day. By putting goodness in, goodness out is most certainly to follow.


What lists and systems and self-help books have failed to do for young moms in the trenches, Jesus can accomplish blindfolded. Yes, moms are busy, they need a break, and they’d just like a shower. But they are also strong and brilliant and have the power to move mountains. Author and speaker Jen Hatmaker takes the words and deeds of Jesus, adds the humor of a young mom’s life, and offers messages of grace and encouragement. She shows overburdened moms forty things Jesus doesn’t expect them to do on their own.

Covering areas such as worry, marriage, priorities, money, and the trap of comparison, this lively Bible teacher brings Jesus’s message alive in a format geared to the short moments moms have that can be allotted to reflection. This is a devotional for the woman inside the mom–the Bible student, the learner, the world-changer.

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Surviving and Thriving: 21 Tips for First Year Teachers

Tessa Hardiman

Price: FREE

This is a great little book and I honestly read a few tips that were new to me! I recommend this work for anyone teaching school, sunday-school or even leading a small group study.
I look forward to reading more from this author.

David R

Shaking in your boots because you are scared about starting your first job?

Have no fear…Surviving and Thriving is full of tips to make your first year of teaching a great one.

In this book, you will find easy, applicable ways to not only survive, but thrive in your new position.

The content is broken down into three sections: basic, intermediate, and advanced. The information in the basic section is stuff you might learn in a new teacher seminar or academy that your district requires you to attend.

In the intermediate section, you will find some tips that are common knowledge to most expert teachers.

In the advanced section, there is some hard-core knowledge thrown around. These are tricks that I have learned to help make the world a better place. Yeah, they’re that awesome.

So, if you want to learn how to be more productive, then this book is for you. If you are looking for a book that tells you how to set up your classroom or how to manage behavior, then you are looking in the wrong place. I didn’t think the world needed another textbook. However, this book is a quick, easy read with tips that can actually be applied starting today.

Congratulations on getting your first job. You are going to do great.

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Green Smoothie Recipes: Drinks that Heal, Cleanse, and Trim Your Body ((Incredible Beverages: Healthy Drinks for Weight Loss and Detox))

Kelly Curtis

Price: FREE

Great variety of ingredients and recipes. The smoothies were easy to make and yummy. Just what I needed to start my year off well.

Sherri Smith

Wanting to add more fruits and vegetables to your diet? Looking for a quick, easy way to make a delicious, nutritious meal in seconds?

Look no further than green smoothies. They’re easy to make, full of nutrients and fiber, and use easy-to-find ingredients. Green Smoothie Recipes is full of great green smoothie recipes, and is great for beginners and green smoothie lovers alike.

Whether you’re a raw vegan, a meat-and-potatoes lover, or somewhere in between, you will fall in love with these easy, nutrient-rich, and delectable recipes.

You’ll learn:

– Delicious and tested green smoothie recipes
– The tools you need to become a smoothie pro
– The benefits of drinking green smoothies
– Tips and tricks to introduce greens into the pickiest eater’s diets
– And more!

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The Four Week Financial Turnaround

Derek C. Olsen

Price: FREE

I highly recommend this book. I am working through it now and find it a very refreshing way to look at your finances. I am no stranger to these types of books as I am always looking to improve myself. What I think makes this book different is that Derek encourages you to look at your past, but don’t stay stuck there, and figure out the “why” of your spending habits. Then he encourages you to celebrate the milestone. So often we stay stuck in the past or beat ourselves up for doing the wrong thing that when we change that habit, we forget to give ourselves a little pat on the back. Then he calls us to set goals and take ACTION steps. I love action! Without it we get nowhere and that is exactly where you will be if you don’t give this book a try!


The Four Week Financial Turnaround is your coach and ally, helping you step-by-step as you reinvent the way you think about your money. Create lasting changes that will move you closer to achieving your goals. Get to the root cause behind your spending habits. Make foundational changes that will allow you to:

Manage your monthly budget so well it becomes “second nature.”
Feel confident and optimistic about your overall financial situation.
Easily apply the lessons you’ve learned when real world financial situations arise.
Have greater control over the way you spend your hard-earned money.
Escape the trap of living paycheck to paycheck.
Pay off debt and be rid of that burden, once and for all.
Build a cash savings for added stability.
Finally be able to invest for a secure financial future.

Bonus features include:

Four-part audio series. 35+ Minutes of exclusive audio content.
Bonus worksheets
Free .pdf download containing interactive copies of all 16 worksheets.
Bonus optional four-part e-course.

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