FREE Kindle Books-Nonfiction (Monday, July 1)


Homeschool High School: You Can Do It!

Vicki Tillman

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Homeschool High School: You Can Do It! This informative and rich book gives detailed guidelines to help you create the goals you need to succeed in your homeschooling endeavors. The writers’ expertise is evident with their many successes throughout the homeschool community. They are well known for enriching the homeschool experience with their diverse knowledge and the support of the You Can Do It approach.

L. Haley

This collection of articles by veteran homeschool moms from will get you started with high school or encourage you as you go.

Topics include:
* planning for high school and setting goals
* creating transcripts and earning credits in subject areas
* understanding learning styles and overcoming challenges
* mastering science, math, and foreign language
* experiencing fine arts and career exploration
* wisely choosing electives

Authors Vicki Tillman, Sabrina Justison and Marilyn Groop have homeschooled their own children through high school and on to success in college and the work force. They have learned that there is NO ONE RIGHT WAY to homeschool your children…but there are principles and resources that can be a great help to any family.

This collection of articles includes practical advice, personal experiences, lists of resources from a variety of providers, and encouragement to create a plan for high school that fits your homeschool beautifully.

Don’t be intimidated at the thought of Homeschooling High School: You Can Do It!

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How to Cook From Scraps

Higher Read

Price: FREE

Although only about 100 pages long the book is full of good information. It’s written in a very clear,concise and accurate manner that allows one to easily follow the recipes. The suggestion to read through the recipes before starting is a good one to insure that all needed ingredients and items are easily at hand. Also the alternatives suggested for cooking methods (stove top vs. crock pot for example) are a welcome addition as well. Overall a well written book that account accomplishes its goals in a clear concise manner.

George R. Kasica

With more than 50 recipes and lots of tips, How to Cook from Scraps is the perfect book for anyone who wants to go beyond meals that come out of a box or the freezer aisle. Learning to cook from scraps is about cooking efficiently and throwing away less. Sometimes cooking from scraps is learning to reinvent leftovers. Sometimes it is making your own broth. Cooking from scraps is always about making the food you already have in your house go further.

Cooking efficiently means saving money, creating less waste, and making meals entirely at home. Using the recipes and advice in How to Cook from Scraps, you will utilize every part of your food (even vegetable peels) and run your kitchen in a way that caters to this kind of efficiency. This book focuses on the recipes that are both from scraps and from scratch, but you will find as you make the meals that the tips for cooking this way will make you think differently about how your kitchen is organized.

If you don’t do any cooking from scraps or scratch yet, don’t be daunted. We will take you through the steps you need to change from a throw-away kind of kitchen, to a kitchen that makes wholesome and “whole” foods.

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The 7 Most Powerful Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever

Adam Houge

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Because the Word of God is the plumb line of all truth you will be exhorted to pray before seeking out the Scriptures with an unbiased mind, and for the Holy Spirit, the Great Teacher to speak into your heart. Being an example for Christ, Hogue exhorts, means walking in love and being mindful of what comes out of our mouths. These scriptures, teachings, and prayers will fortify your relationship with the Lord. I recommend this e-book as the contents serve as a cornerstone to Christianity.

Valerie Caraotta

In so many ways God is always reaching for us. Through circumstances in life, through hardships and through joys. God is an intimate and loving Person, Who is always looking for a way to draw nearer to us.

But if we don’t reach back, we will never experience the depths of a fulfilling relationship with Him. Nothing in Heaven or on Earth can change our lives for the better, greater than a personal relationship with God.

In this book you will discover the 7 greatest prayers that will grow your relationship with the Lord. Being both a study and a prayer devotional “The 7 Most Powerful Prayers That Will Change Your Life Forever” will teach you the seven most important keys to a life changing, heartfelt relationship with God.

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How to Work for Yourself: 100 Ways to Make the Time, Energy and Priorities to Start a Business, Book or Blog

Bryan Cohen

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Before reading the book, I expected either a story of how a fictional young John Doe went from working a 9-to-5, to step-by-step laying out an action plan and carving the personal resources to execute it, or a standard multi-chapter long-form story on what the author did to move from working for someone else to working for himself. This book gave 100 ways (and then some) to prepare yourself mentally, physically, emotionally, and financially to undertake a side-venture. A minority of them were obvious, but some of them were tips that I never honestly thought of (at least no-one ever explained them to me in that way).


One of the fastest paths to success is starting a new project like a business, blog, book or some other creative endeavor. Side projects can result in extra income, greater fulfillment and even a more enjoyable career. If you aren’t creating something in your spare time, you aren’t reaching your full potential.

Unfortunately, most people can’t find the time, energy or correct life priorities to start and complete creative side projects. They keep putting off planning these projects, never finding out what they could have accomplished if they’d only created something.

Instructor Bryan Cohen is no stranger to creative productivity. He’s earned more than $35,000 in the past few years from his side business, Build Creative Writing Ideas. His 30 books, all of which were written in the past few years, have sold more than 20,000 copies. He achieved this success through the life-enriching tips he learned by reading dozens of books, attending multiple conferences and through his own trial and error.

He’s put in hundreds of hours of refining his creativity techniques so that you don’t have to. By using Cohen’s tips and tricks, you’ll start planning your business, book, blog or course in the next few days with optimized time, renewed energy and an improved balance in your life.

For purchasing this concise 16,000-word book, you’ll get an added bonus: free access to Cohen’s online video course on the education platform Udemy.

It’s time to create your side project. Buy this book today!

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Summer’s Favorite Dessert Cookbook: 30 Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes of All Time

Karen Pettine

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It’s looking to be a real scorcher of a summer and Karen Pettine’s Summer’s Favorite Dessert Cookbook: 30 Best Homemade Ice Cream Recipes of All Time is right on time for the Fourth of July! With 30 recipes for various, often enticing, flavors of classic ice creams, frozen yogurts, gelatos, sorbets, and sherbets you’ll find something here for every taste or pocketbook and may not even need to make a trip to the store.
The book is nicely laid out and features an interactive table of contents. Recipes are easy to follow and the directions are clear.


Craving a Cool Summer Treat? This book has got you covered! Summer’s Favorite Dessert Cookbook is all about the best summertime dessert of all time–ice cream!

The taste of homemade ice cream simply cannot be beat. With the simple, straightforward and delicious recipes in this book, you can be enjoying a bowl of creamy goodness in no time.

Enjoy recipes like:

* Peach Ice Cream
* Black Cherry Yogurt
* Tiramisu Gelato
* Lavender Lemon Sorbet
* Sweet Cream Sherbet

Summer’s Favorite Dessert Cookbook is about to become your favorite guide this summer. Choose from 30 tried and true recipes to create the perfect dessert for your family and friends tonight.

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How to Grow Potatoes: Planting and Harvesting Organic Food From Your Patio, Rooftop, Balcony, or Backyard Garden

R.J. Ruppenthal

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I have grown potatoes for years and, up until recently, had fairly good success….but I still felt like I wasn’t getting the harvest that I should. This book is very basic and very reader friendly and gave me some great ideas for my next potato garden….I think this is a GREAT reference book and I will probably buy a hard copy to put in my reference library.

Suz Hawkey

Perfect beginners guide to growing potatoes. This booklet explains how to plant and grow organic potatoes for food in the home garden. Recommended for backyard gardeners and container gardeners with small city-sized yards, patios, balconies, decks, and rooftops. Written by the author of the best-selling Fresh Food From Small Spaces gardening book, a former columnist for Urban Farm magazine.

Topics Include:

* Why Grow Potatoes? Six Great Reasons
* Different Kinds of Potatoes (and Where to Get Them)
* Growing in Containers, Raised Beds, and Traditional Rows
* Planting and Hilling Potatoes
* Soil, Fertilizer, and Watering Needs
* How to Harvest Potatoes
* Storing Potatoes for Later Use
* Bonus: Two Secret Tips for Getting More (and More Delicious) Potatoes

Potatoes are one of the simplest food crops to grow at home. In this booklet, you will learn how to plant and grow potatoes in any sized garden. Even if you have no garden at all, and merely a doorstep, patio, rooftop, balcony, or deck, you can grow potatoes in very small spaces. Learn which type of containers potatoes thrive in, producing bigger harvests than you’ll ever get from a bed in the ground. Learn how to select and plant potatoes that mature earlier than others, giving you a quick food harvest even in a short season climate with cold winters.

Be More Self-Sufficient

No other food crop allows you to do so much with so little as the potato. In fact, this is the most productive food staple you can produce at home. Just imagine how much space it would take to grow enough wheat, rye, oats, barley, rice, or other food staple to feed a family. Yet you can grow enough potatoes on your doorstep to feed a person for days.

Grow Your Own Food and Save Money

Save some money this year and grow some delicious homegrown food, starting with potatoes and other organic vegetables. Learn which type of containers to grow spuds in for AMAZING yields. Learn how to plant and grow organic potatoes in garden rows, raised beds, and anything that holds soil or mulch (even garbage cans). Get this terrific guide today and start growing your own spuds!

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Note from Ashley: This is just a free chapter, not a whole book.


Free Chapter “Your Birth Plan” from Pregnancy, Childbirth, & the Newborn: Chapter 8: Planning for Birth and Postpartum

Penny Simkin

Price: FREE

This book takes you all the way through the process of being pregnant with preparation and having a healthy pregnancy. The author relays what is happening in your body and how your baby is developing. She also gives you good advice about how to exercise during your pregnancy period and helps you telling about what problems you might have. The book as well gives thorough information about childbirth and the period after your childbirth.
If you are an eager reader willing to consume a large amount of text, I recomment this book.

Lis Sinding

regnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn is one of the bestselling and most comprehensive books about pregnancy, childbirth, and newborn care on the market. Now completely updated, expanded, and redesigned, this authoritative book is the “bible” for expectant parents and childbirth educators.

Here is a free sample chapter for you!

In this chapter, Planning for Birth and Post Partum, you’ll learn about:

• Birth plans and how to use one to help you explore, clarify, and communicate your preferences for labor and birth

• Simple steps for preparing and presenting your birth plan

• Ways to plan for the postpartum period

Here is a free sample chapter for you!
In this chapter, “Planning for Birth and Post Partum,” you’ll learn about:
• birth plans and how to use one to help you explore, clarify, and communicate your preferences for labor and birth;
• simple steps for preparing and presenting your birth plan;
• ways to plan for the postpartum period.

If you like this sample chapter, look for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn. It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy, and tells you what to expect. It offers detailed information, suggestions, and advice to help make pregnancy, childbirth, and new parenthood an enjoyable, healthy experience. It presents the latest research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth, and new advice to help you make informed decisions about your care. It’s authoritative, yet easy to use. The information is accessible, well organized, and easy to read. It includes engaging photos, illustrations, and boxed features that highlight important information.

Awards for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn:
Mom’s Choice Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn (2010) – GOLD AWARD: Pregnancy & Childbirth
iParenting Media Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – Best Products Winner: Book
Living Now Book Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth, and the Newborn: The Complete Guide (2009) – Family (Parenting/Health/Safety): BRONZE AWARD
National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – GOLD AWARD: Parenting Resources Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2009) – WINNER: Parenting/Family: Pregnancy & Childbirth
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Pregnancy, Childbirth & the Newborn (2008) – FINALIST: Parenting

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All About Jesus: The Single Story from Matthew, Mark, Luke, & John

Roger Quy

Price: FREE

I thought this was a great book. It took the Life of Jesus from the four Gospels and put it in one straight through story line. Each Gospel tells the story of the life of Christ but every aspect is not in each of the four books. This author took all of it and put it in a straight through time line that is easy to read and understand. Anyone that has read the Bible would like it and it is good for anyone who is thinking about reading it for the first time.

Beverly Shannon

Who was Jesus? What did he say? What did he do? This book is all about Jesus. It puts together the story of Jesus’ life and message told by the people who knew him best–his disciples and friends–as recorded in the four Gospels of the Bible. Although the words were written over 2000 years ago, his message of peace, hope, love, and forgiveness still resonates with people of all races, nationalities, educational, and economic backgrounds. Some like what he said, while others disagree, but almost everyone finds him compelling. The story of Jesus comes to us from four different authors, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, written over a period of nearly seventy years. The message and uniqueness of Jesus remain the same, but each author tells the story from his perspective and for his purpose. Some writers wrote more; others wrote less. But what if we could read it as one single story from beginning to end? This book does just that by combining the four reports of Jesus’ life into a single chronological story, using the easy-to-read text of the NIRV Bible. Take a new look at Jesus– his life, his miracles, and his teachings–and to come to your own conclusions about the carpenter from Nazareth.
This book was produced in collaboration with Biblica (formerly the International Bible Society).

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Orthodoxy (Moody Classics)

G.K. Chesterton

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C.S. Lewis is one of my all-time favorite authors and thinkers. So, when I read in his autobiography the impact that Chesterton had on him, I had to pick up a copy of one of his books. I chose this one, and what an introduction it was. It is a wonderful thing to find a new author that you enjoy so immensely.
As the title of my review intimates, Chesterton has all of the intelligence and keenness of mind of Lewis, but with the added bonus of a boundless, cheery sense of humor (not to say, of course, that Lewis does not have a good sense of humor in his own rights). If you read this book without smiling to yourself dozens of times, you are missing something. Chesterton’s jabs at his contemporaries, as well as his predecessors, in philosophical thought are at once humorous and severe, all without the slightest hint of mean-spiritedness; a tribute to his sense of paradox.
My one complaint about this edition is the endless typographical errors contained in its pages. I find it appalling that a publishing house would send to print something with so many glaring errors. After the first couple, I thought it to be no big deal. But after the first ten I became a bit put off. If you can overlook the typos, then this edition will suit you just fine. And the errors can in no way detract from wealth of prose, candor, analogy, and humor found within this gem of a book.

A. Tyler

Antiquated. Unimaginative. Repressive. We’ve all heard these common reactions to orthodox Christian beliefs. Even Christians themselves are guilty of the tendency to discard historic Christianity.

Yet as we read through the literature in Christianity’s past, we learn that we are in better company with our beliefs than we might think. Through his enchanting book, Orthodoxy, G.K. Chesterton reminds us of the paradoxes of our faith and the joy that comes when we explore them.

From the foreword by Matthew Lee Anderson, author of The End of Our Exploring:

“How can we contrive to be at once astonished at the world and yet at home in it?”

And with that question, G.K. Chesterton recounts the heart of an intellectual journey that took him from the edges of a nihilistic pessimism into the center of the paradoxical joy of Christian orthodoxy. His book is not a defense of the Christian faith, at least not primarily, so much as an attempt to explain how the startling paradoxes and sharp edges of the creed explain everything else.

It is a dated work, dealing in the categories and concerns of Chesterton’s contemporaries, and yet it comes nearer timelessness than anything we have today. Though Orthodoxy was written near the start of the 20th century, I have dubbed it the most important book for the 21st. There are few claims I have made in my life that I am more sure of than that one.

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