Thursday’s Free and Discounted Kindle Deals: Nonfiction, Young Adult, Christian Fiction

Today we are featuring book True Colors, by Krysten Lindsay Hager. This author has written a clean read for young adults and shows the struggles of frenemies, self-esteem, middle school, and growing up. Be sure to check it out! Discounted for limited time!

True Colors (Landry's True Colors Series Book 1)

True Colors (Landry’s True Colors Series Book 1)

Krysten Lindsay Hager

Landry Albright just wants to be one of the interesting girls at school who always have exciting things going on in their lives. She wants to stand out, but also wants to fit in, so she gives in when her two best friends, Ericka and Tori, push her into trying out for a teen reality show modeling competition with them. Landry goes in nervous, but impresses the judges enough to make it to the next round. However, Ericka and Tori get cut and basically “unfriend” her on Monday at school. Landry tries to make new friends, but gets caught up between wanting to be herself and conforming to who her new friends want her to be. Along the way she learns that modeling is nowhere as glamorous as it seems, how to deal with frenemies, a new crush, and that true friends see you for who you really are and like you because of it.

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Giant Killers: Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities

Giant Killers: Overcoming Obstacles and Seizing Opportunities

Steve Lawson

It seemed a lopsided battle. On one side, a small shepherd with a sling and five stones. On the other, a heavily armored ten-foot giant whose taunts and challenges immobilized an army of seasoned warriors.

The story of David and Goliath has become an almost universal underdog story; but in reality, Goliath never stood a chance.

In Giant Killers, emotional intelligence speaker, consultant, and author Steve Lawson identifies the five vital emotional and social skills David possessed: identity, discipline, graciousness, action, and hope. When combined with the power of God’s grace, these strengths made it possible for David to defeat Goliath, build a mighty army out of social rejects, and establish the greatest kingdom in the history of Israel.

We all face giants in our lives, if not as literally as David did. But like David, we can overcome any challenge, seizing with confidence the opportunities God places in our path. Giant Killers teaches you how to do so, providing a foundation on which you can build success after success. It all begins with you–and your willingness to trust in God’s grace.

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Obedience

Obedience

Josh Hunt

Obedience.

I wonder how the word strikes you emotionally.

Does it make you mad? Does it irritate you? Does it cause you delight?
Would you like the Christian faith better if it didn’t demand obedience? Would you like God better if he didn’t ask for obedience? Would you like Jesus better if he had never said, “If you obey my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have obeyed my Father’s commands and remain in his love.” John 15:10 (NIV)

Is obedience something you know you should do but don’t really want to do?

We are a nation of disobedient Christians. We say we follow Christ but we do not. We don’t get up every day and say to our Lord, “Whatever you want me to do; wherever you want me to go; whoever you call me to love. You are God; I am not. You are boss; I am not. You are Master; I am slave. Where you send I will go. What you will say I will do.”

Not all of us, or course. You may have picked up this book precisely because you have a long history of following God. The basic direction of your life has been for a long time to do what He tells you to do. You have tasted and discovered that God is good. You have picked up this book with the prayer that God would show you any wicked way in you.

I have logged over two million life-time miles on American Airlines alone teaching churches how to grow. I teach a method of doubling a group every two years or less by inviting every member and every prospect to every fellowship every month. It works when you work it. I have a nagging conviction that this is not the problem.

The problem is not that we need a better method or better programs or a new model. The issue is one of simple obedience. In my seminar I point out a simple fact of math. A group of then that doubled every eighteen months would reach a thousand people for God in ten years. We can do it by inviting every member and every prospect to every fellowship every month.

Rarely do I have people say to me that they don’t think it will work. They don’t say to me that they don’t think it is strategic or a reasonable plan. They don’t argue that it is not biblical—there are lots of verses on hospitality. Here is what I have heard them say to me:
• We are comfortable the way we are
• We just don’t want to do that
• We are not willing to do that

We don’t method problem or a model problem; we have an obedience problem.

But, there is a problem behind the problem. We don’t believe–really believe–that God is good. We don’t believe obedience is in our best interest.

This book demonstrates that it is. Obedience is always in our best interest.

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The Restorer (The Sword of Lyric Book 1)

The Restorer (The Sword of Lyric Book 1)

Sharon Hinck

Susan Mitchell sees herself as an ordinary soccer mom, until she’s pulled through a portal into another world, where a nation grappling for its soul waits for a promised Restorer to save their people.

She has always longed to do something important for God, but can she fill this role?

While she struggles to adapt to a foreign culture, she tackles an enemy that is poisoning the minds of the people, uncovers a corrupt ruling Council, and learns that God can use even her floundering attempts at service in surprising ways.

This new expanded edition of The Restorer includes an in-depth devotion guide for readers who want to dig into the spiritual themes of the book, bonus scenes providing glimpses of the story through a variety of characters, and fun extras including links to songs and recipes.

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What The Church Won't Talk About (Revised and Updated): Real Questions From Real People About Raw, Gritty, Everyday Faith

What The Church Won’t Talk About (Revised and Updated): Real Questions From Real People About Raw, Gritty, Everyday Faith

J.S. Park

There are certain questions we’re not allowed to ask in church. Forbidden issues. We’re either ignored upfront or shut down with programmed responses.

What about: Porn addiction? Homosexuality? Self-harm and cutting? Sex before marriage? Suicidal thoughts? The evil in the world? And long dry seasons of doubt?

Over the last eight years as a pastor, blogger, and professional rambler, I’ve been asked thousands of questions through my blog from secretly hurting people who could no longer endure the pat, simplistic formulas found in church. Over and over, my heart was broken for such wonderful, struggling, fellow travelers. Now the toughest most viral questions have been organized into one place.

From sex, dating, sexuality, doubts, depression, pornography, abortion, apologetics, to family drama, these were questions that we’ve always wanted to ask in church, but were too afraid to stir the status quo. These are real stories. These are real people with real questions, about the raw, messy, gritty, uphill journey we call faith. For those looking for a safe, gracious space, for those looking for authenticity and honesty: this is what the church won’t talk about.

Whether you’re absolutely skeptical of faith or you’ve been attending church for years, this is a journey of the questions we’ve always wanted to ask.

It’s also a critique and call for the church culture to examine itself with a more thoughtful, nuanced, self-aware honesty.

– This is the revised and updated version, with over sixty pages of new content and questions! –

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So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion

So You Thought You Knew: Letting Go of Religion

Joshua Tongol

Tired of religion?

What if almost everything you were taught about Christianity is wrong?

Would you give up on faith altogether? Or is it possible to rediscover—with fresh eyes—a richer and more satisfying understanding of God and spirituality?

So You Thought You Knew is a refreshing journey written straight from the heart. It’s about thinking outside the “institutional walls” of Christianity and asking the hard questions. It boldly says in public what many people are thinking in private. And its hilarious stories and life-changing insights will inspire those who are dissatisfied with fear-driven religion but believe—deep down—there’s a better message out there for the world to hear.

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101 Family Meal-Time Devotions

101 Family Meal-Time Devotions

Greg Johnson

Parents commit to having a “Family Devo Time,” but give it a day or two and what happens? Our good intentions fizzle out. The kids get bored, your spouse looks at you quizzically, and the whole experiment is quickly forgotten. It doesn’t have to be that way! Each of these 101 five-minute readings will bring family devotions to life, helping children (ages 6 to 12) develop important Christian values. Various topics address true-to-life situations at home and at school. Relevant scripture passages and thought-provoking questions are included to spark meaningful family discussion.

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101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection: Devotions, Tips, and Activities

101 Ways to Strengthen the Parent-Child Connection: Devotions, Tips, and Activities

Michael Ross

As a parent, you are the greatest influence in the lives of your children, and even though they don’t always show it, your attention means everything to them. This fast, fun resource is jam-packed with 101 creative ways to help you connect with your kids. . .and nurture their spiritual growth. These must-read pages are like three books in one: a daily devotional, a family activity guide, and a parent-child communication primer. Age-appropriate object lessons and discussion starters bring to life Bible verses about the character of God—enabling you to seize Proverbs 22:6 and train up your kids.

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The Vintage Wren: Week 2

The Vintage Wren: Week 2

Chautona Havig

The Vintage Wren is a serial novel released in several chapter episodes.

Cassie Wren. Legal assistant. Convenience queen. Thrifter extraordinaire. If there was a “green police” she’d be a fugitive from eco-friendly justice.

But when a friend’s teasing feels like a challenge, Cassie accepts it. The result? One year. Twelve months. Fifty-two weeks. Three hundred sixty-five days–of green.

It seemed simple enough. Cut back on paper plates, plastic forks, and straws. Easy peasy. But when her competitive side wars against her desire for convenience, Cassie finds it’s not so easy to be “eco-friendly” and “Cassie-friendly.”

Week 2 Reducing paper… CHECK! Cassie’s feelin’ confident. Well, until she goes out and discovers that even restaurants use more paper than she’d expected. Add in an accidental purchase, a plastic purge that she’s still struggling with,and a shopping trip that could only be cured by the universal soother–ice cream–and week two is off to a rocky start.

Thankfully, her blog, as much as she resists it, provides a bit of catharsis. She rants, vents, and shouts her triumphs for the world–or at least fifty of her closest friends–to read and celebrate with her.

Or will they?.

Cassie’s second week–plastic. After a week of exchanging paper choices for plastic ones–for “just one more week”, Cassie is onto her next diversions. After all, she doesn’t have to give up metal or glass yet! But finding solutions that don’t involve plastic prove harder than she ever imagined.

Don’t worry. She’s found the perfect, aesthetically-pleasing, and planet-saving plan for enjoying plastic bottles forever!

The Vintage Wren. A serial novel released in fifty-two episodes (for obvious reasons).

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The Warrior

The Warrior

Joyce Swann

James is sitting at a Ft. Worth intersection waiting for the light to change when he hears the roar of a truck engine speeding toward him. Before he can react, his motorcycle is crushed, and he is thrown fifty feet onto the median.

At that precise moment in Dallas, Elizabeth’s sleep is interrupted by a vivid dream in which she witnesses James’ accident. As she watches him begin to pass from life to death, she extends her hand and cries, “Don’t die if you don’t know Jesus!”

Although neither James nor Elizabeth is aware of the existence of the other, they begin a ten-year odyssey in which their lives are inexorably intertwined, changing their futures and the futures of those they love most.

“The Warrior” is a moving testimony to the power of prayer and God’s desire to redeem every life.

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Crystabelle: A Mail Order Bride on the Oregon Trail (Brides of the Rockies Book 6)

Crystabelle: A Mail Order Bride on the Oregon Trail (Brides of the Rockies Book 6)

Carré White

She’s strictly off limits … but can he resist her?

Not wanting to burden her uncle’s family any longer, Crystabelle Marx agrees to become a mail order bride, traveling with an older couple on the Oregon Trail. Her intended, Orville Davis, is waiting for her in Denver City, but it’s the wagon master, Laurence McKinney, who catches her eye. The handsome guide flirts shamelessly with her, proving to be a capable leader, but, as, the weeks wear on, the affection she feels for him continues to grow.

Laurence McKinney has been wagon master for years, helping folks travel to California. He’s seen his share of disasters and accidents. Temptation abounds, the group having rescued a wagon full of harlots heading to the mining towns in the mountains. This spells trouble in several ways, but it’s nothing compared to the lovely Crystabelle Marx, who is a constant distraction. The winsome brunette is full of sass and good-natured teasing, but Laurence knows he’s in trouble with this one. It’s ill-advised to fall in love with one of the customers … but it may already be too late.

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A Worthy Pursuit

A Worthy Pursuit

Karen Witemeyer

A teacher on the run. A bounty hunter in pursuit. Can two enemies learn to trust each other before they both lose what they hold most dear?

Stone Hammond is the best tracker in Texas. He never comes home empty-handed. So when a wealthy railroad investor hires him to find his abducted granddaughter, Stone eagerly accepts.

Charlotte Atherton, former headmistress of Sullivan’s Academy for Exceptional Youths, will do anything to keep her charges safe, especially the orphaned girl entrusted to her care. Charlotte promised Lily’s mother she’d keep the girl away from her unscrupulous grandfather, and nothing will stop Charlotte from fulfilling that pledge. Not even the handsome bounty hunter with surprisingly honest eyes who comes looking for them.

When Miss Atherton produces documentation that shows her to be Lily’s legal guardian, Stone must reevaluate everything he’s been led to believe. Is she villain or victim?

Then a new danger forces Charlotte to trust the man sent to destroy her. Stone vows to protect what he once sought to tear apart. Besides, he’s ready to start a new pursuit: winning Charlotte’s heart.

“This is an enjoyable story where Witemeyer skillfully evokes a sense of place and time.”–RT Book Reviews

“[Witemeyer’s] engaging and vividly pictured Western romance is narrated with warm humor, and its heartfelt story line will be popular with fans of Regina Jennings and Maggie Brendan.”–Library Journal

“This historical Western romance will delight fans with an engaging story of love, trust, and hope, integrated with the message of God’s faithful, loving care of His children.”–Christian Retailers + Resources

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  1. I am a bit concerned about a few of the recent offerings on ereadergirl. I am a contemporary Christian romance author who has had books featured on your website, both paid advertising and when you have graciously featured my books on your own. Thank you for that! However, twice in the past week, you have featured books that are not from authors who write either “inspirational” or “Christian” fiction. As a matter of fact, one has written some material I consider of a sexual nature and offensive (from reading the reviews). The other author’s book was supposedly a “clean” romance, but words used in the description on Amazon surprised me, especially since the book had been featured on ereadergirl. I have directed some of my readers to your website in the past, but now I have some serious hesitation in doing so. Thank you for allowing me to express my concerns. Blessings to you.

    • Thank you for your comment! It is very important to us that we remain inspiration, Christian, and clean! I do apologize if we have put anything on here that does not adhere to that standard! When you search hundreds of books a week I think its easy to start missing things and wonderful subscribers like yourself will point out an author or book that they do believe does not fit what we are aiming for and I really appreciate it!! Thank you again for commenting!!! I will try to be more aware of what I am choosing!

      • Thanks for your thoughtful and gracious reply, Challice. I appreciate it. Some readers may not have an issue with language or certain situations, but it’s my firm belief that Christian authors, and their fiction, should be held to a higher standard. I know that’s been the basic premise for ereadergirl, too, and that’s why a few of the selections have surprised me. I try to be careful as a reader, as well. What I usually do is a quick survey of the author’s other works, including the very important book description, and I also read a few reviews. Certain words and phrases will usually stand out if there’s anything at all with which to be wary. Blessings to you, and carry on! 🙂

    • That’s great that she brings that up, because I really love this website for keeping the suggestions Christian and clean, that’s the only thing I want to full my mind with. Special thanks for any and all cozy mysteries you list, I love those. =D