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

Noble Daughters, The Proverbs 31 Challenge

Noble Daughters, The Proverbs 31 Challenge

T.J. Williams

*50 % of the proceeds of this book go to mission work in the Ukraine.

The Challenge began one afternoon as I sat reading my Bible. I had read Proverbs 31 many times, always sighing and wishing I could be like the awesome woman described there. Then I thought, what good does wishing do? I could be like her if I really wanted to. I closed my eyes and prayed: Dear Lord, please help me emulate this most worthy woman as closely as I possibly can.

From that moment, a new journey began.

The Proverbs 31 Challenge isn’t about becoming someone you’re not. It’s about becoming the very best you. This little book gives a no nonsense breakdown of the Scriptures describing the most worthy woman. Filled with real life, 21st century application, so you too can become an “Excellent and Noble Daughter.”

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Reservations for Two

Reservations for Two

Anne Patrick

Updated and revised January 2016 ~
Widowers’ Maggie O’Brien and Carson Jennings are both on a journey to rediscover who they are. Maggie, an adventurous former pastor’s wife of thirty-nine years, hopes to find closure in the place she and her husband spent their honeymoon. Carson, a retired judge, is living his lifelong dream of traveling across the U.S. in his RV. When their paths cross in the tranquil setting of Mason Springs, New Mexico, love is the last thing that either of them expects to find.

When this mismatched pair comes together they find themselves in some hilarious and even precarious situations. As the romance begins to blossom they face many obstacles that threaten to tear them apart, and what Maggie discovers about herself in New Mexico will redefine her future and alienate one of her children.

Will Carson and Maggie’s love for one another be strong enough to weather the storms or will their love for their children keep them apart?

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Lily (Song of the River Book 1)

Lily (Song of the River Book 1)

Diane T. Ashley

Cruise down the Mississippi with Natchez belle Lily Anderson. Needing to provide for herself and her sisters, Lily is desperately trying to make a go of a riverboat venture with co-owner Blake Matthews. But they fail to find anything to agree upon. Blake is enamored of the feisty Lily. Attempts to woo her may be lost to the devious Jean Luc Champney. Will the siren song of the river evolve into a serenade or a somber lament?

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I Stand at the Door and Knock: Meditations by the Author of The Hiding Place

I Stand at the Door and Knock: Meditations by the Author of The Hiding Place

Corrie Ten Boom

Contains Forty New, Never-Before-Published Devotions

At the height of Nazi power, amid the horrors of a concentration camp, the seeds of faith and forgiveness grew to fruition in the heart of a young Dutch woman named Corrie ten Boom. Outlasting Ravensbrück and Hitler’s regime, Corrie went on to accomplish what brute power never could: conquering hearts across the world with healing words of hope, forgiveness, and trust in God.

This is Corrie ten Boom at her best and most inspiring. These forty timeless devotionals remind you of the treasures of faith in Christ, the mysteries of God’s kingdom, and joy of a surrender that leads you out of fear into the freedom of love and forgiveness.

I Stand at the Door and Knock offers timeless messages of faith, hope, and forgiveness from a veteran saint.

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Be Yourself--Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

Be Yourself–Discover the Life You Were Meant to Live

John Mason

There’s never been another you–and there never will be.

You were created on purpose, for a purpose, with unique gifts, talents, and strengths to offer the world. Don’t waste any more time trying to be like someone else. It’s time to bust down the barriers of unfulfilled dreams.

YOU are what the world needs.

With to-the-point wit and wisdom, John Mason launches this all-out attack on mediocrity, calling you to embrace your God-given potential and live the life you were meant to live.

Everyone can be successful in life–no exceptions. Believe it. Live it. Be yourself.

John Mason is a bestselling author, minister, and speaker. He is the founder and president of Insight International and Insight Publishing Group, organizations dedicated to helping people reach their God-given dreams and fulfill their destinies.

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The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World

The Gospel-Driven Life: Being Good News People in a Bad News World

When did the good news become just good advice?

Christianity doesn’t work as just a moral philosophy or code of ethics. It makes sense only when it is built upon the foundation of the gospel, the good news. The simple message that God has done everything he requires to reconcile sinners to himself is not just the church’s slogan, but its lifeblood.

In this candid and hopeful book, Michael Horton challenges us to reorient our faith and our practice toward the transformative, Christ-centered gospel–both in the church and in the world.

“Mike Horton has once again hit the nail on the head. With engaging clarity he demonstrates that the gospel is not just for non-Christians; it’s for Christians too. In compelling ways he shows that the gospel doesn’t just ignite the Christian life; it’s the fuel that keeps Christians going every day. Horton’s book is a flavorsome reminder that in order for Christians to make a difference in this world, we must be driven by something otherworldly–namely, the gospel.”–Tullian Tchividjian, pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church and author of Unfashionable

“In this timely and refreshing work Michael Horton invites Christians to step off the treadmills we have fashioned and to rest fully in the gospel, which announces what God has graciously granted in the person and work of his son, Jesus Christ our Savior.”–Ken Jones, pastor, Greater Union Baptist Church, Compton, California

“Michael Horton is one who understands the time. In Christless Christianity, Horton diagnosed the evangelical dilemma. In The Gospel-Driven Life he provides the solution. More than a fad, a twelve step program, or a forty-day challenge, Horton reminds us that the gospel is the everyday brick and mortar of a life built on the promise of eternal life in Jesus Christ. Before you read another book, read this one.”–Anthony Carter, lead pastor, East Point Church, East Point, Georgia, and author of On Being Black and Reformed

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Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving

Money Secrets of the Amish: Finding True Abundance in Simplicity, Sharing, and Saving

Lorilee Craker

Take one thoroughly modern gal with a recessionary income problem, mix with the practices of a culture that has proved to be recession-proof, and what have you got?

A financial planner in a straw hat.

When writer Lorilee Craker learned that the Amish are not just surviving but thriving in the economic downturn, she decided to find out why. What she found was about a dozen tried and true financial habits the Amish have employed for generations that will make your cash last longer and help you build wealth. Craker provides tips to…

use it up, wear it out, make do, or do without
rethink your gift giving
repurpose, recycle, and reuse
eat like royalty for a peasant’s pittance

Endorsements:

Packed with practical, simple, and smart money saving ideas and teeming with great insight into the sensible Amish ways, Money Secrets of the Amishwill entertain you with stories and retrain your brain to be the savvy money saver you always dreamed you could be. –Beth Wiseman, best-selling author of Plain Promise and Seek Me With All Your Heart

Sometimes touching, sometimes humorous and always helpful, author Lorilee Craker pulls us into the family rooms of the Amish and shows us how they make ends meet. Story after story illustrates savvy money management: trading for goods and services, shopping for bargains, living with less, avoiding debt, curbing the desire to impress others. And Craker’s journalistic bent provides plenty of takeaway value for the non-Amish. A very worthwhile read whether your bank account is bursting or busting. –Suzanne Woods Fisher, author of Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World and Lancaster County Secrets (Revell)

This book is like an Amish basement shelf loaded with Mason jars full of Plain money wisdom. Self-confessed “Fancy” gal Lorilee Craker rolls up her sleeves and cracks them open one-by-one, figuring out how to fit Amish principles to a non-Amish life. She succeeds, and so can you—read Money Secrets of the Amish and add weight to your wallet. –Erik Wesner, amishamerica.com; author ofSuccess Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive

Money Secrets of the Amish is a practical, doable guide, and it’s such fun to read. Lorilee’s voice is as engaging and lively as ever, and the wisdom she shares from the Amish community is both inspiring and instructive. I just finished the last page, and my mind is buzzing with all sorts of ways to waste less, want less, and spend less. –Shauna Niequist, author of Cold Tangerines and Bittersweet

Lorilee inspires and impacts your everyday life with this marvelous little read. From buttons to bakery you suddenly realize this conversation is not about just pinching a few pennies but about transforming how we view our everyday lives. I applaud Lorilee for asking the hard questions and pressing in to find honest answers. Forget the mall, kick back and soak up the delicious wisdom of a life well lived. Thank you Lorilee for shaping my everyday! –Tracey Bianchi, author of Green Mama

Money Secrets of the Amish isn’t so much about making money; it’s about family, discipline, and redefining what wealthy means. This is a great read that helps us all to see more clearly what’s really valuable in our lives. –Jeff McMahon, award-nominated musician and national director/runner with the Team McGraw endurance program

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Helps for Counselors: A mini-manual for Christian Counseling

Helps for Counselors: A mini-manual for Christian Counseling

Jay E. Adams

A quick reference guide of helpful hints and how-tos, covering all aspects of counseling, from common problems to procedure.

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Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe

Lessons in Belonging from a Church-Going Commitment Phobe

Erin S. Lane

RELEVANT’s Top 10 Books of 2015, Non-Fiction

Englewood Review of Books Best Books of 2015, Praxis

“The thing I am most desperate to keep you from finding out about me is . . . I want to belong, but I do not know how.”

There was a time when being a part of a church was not a decision you made but a reality you inhabited. But today belonging to the church has become a lost art, especially for millennials whose church experience is often summed up in one word: none.

Erin Lane’s church experience might be better described in two words: “It’s complicated.” Having grown up in a church, she has an appreciation for liturgy and covenant community. Having graduated from divinity school and taken a job in spiritual formation, she appreciates the structured, shared pursuit of theological and spiritual integrity. Having married a pastor, she sort of had church coming. Yet she wasn’t always sure how to belong.

With earnest persistence, Erin practiced the hard (and often surprising) lessons of community. Her story is an invitation to reclaim God’s promise of inclusion and live like we belong to one another.

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Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas Book 1)

Petticoat Ranch (Lassoed in Texas Book 1)

Mary Connealy

Sophie Edwards is doing just fine alone, until a strange-yet oddly familiar-man rides into her life, insisting on rescuing her and her four daughters. Can she find a way to love a headstrong mountain man? When Clay McClellan discovers his brother has been murdered, he’s bent on finding the killers and seeing them properly hung. But first his Christian duty demands that he marry his sister-in-law. After all, Sophie needs someone to protect her – right? Faith and love help unruly wed newlyweds find common ground and a chance at love on the Texas frontier.

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An Informal Introduction (Informal Romance Book 3)

An Informal Introduction (Informal Romance Book 3)

Heather Gray

She saves lives. He protects them. And someone’s trying to stop them both.

Lily Ziminski is an ICU nurse near the nation’s capital where politics are a regular part of hospital policy. Assigned a series of high-profile patients, she finds herself an unwilling focus of the media. Lily would much rather do without all the attention…except where one cowboy-hat-wearing state trooper is concerned.

Caleb Graham runs into the same captivating nurse twice in one day, and he’s not a man who believes in coincidence. When problems at a local impound lot force him into the middle of a bizarre case that threatens Lily, Caleb will stop at nothing to protect her.

From a stranger in a parking garage to Secret Service agents, surprise chases Lily around every corner. In the midst of the chaos, she has two constants – her longtime faith in God, and her growing attraction for a silver-eyed trooper.

INFORMAL ROMANCE SERIES
Each book can be read as a stand alone, but if you’d like to read them in order, feel free!
Book 1: An Informal Christmas
Book 2: An Informal Arrangement
Book 3: An Informal Introduction
Book 4: An Informal Date (coming Fall 2016)
Book 5: An Informal Affair (coming Spring 2017)

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Wild Horses: Another Spirited Novel By The Bestselling Amish Author! (Sadie's Montana)

Wild Horses: Another Spirited Novel By The Bestselling Amish Author! (Sadie’s Montana)

Linda Byler

The Miller family’s move from Ohio to Montana was, for the most part, uneventful, except that Sadie Miller had to leave her beloved horse, the palomino named Paris. Still, she likes the Montana snows and her job at Aspen East Ranch serving the ranch hands. Unexpectedly, Ezra appears, the man who seems to be perfect in every way and fully intends to marry Sadie. But does she love him back? And who is this fascinating Mark who helps to rescue a dying horse and shows up at the Amish hymn-sing though he is English? Why can’t she get his dark eyes and tall stature out of her mind? Now Sadie’s own close-knit family is falling apart. Mam claims her head is cluttered and unclear, and she no longer trusts herself to make a chocolate cake from scratch or to cut Reuben’s hair in a straight line. The worst part is, Dat refuses to acknowledge Mam’s struggles. Sadie finds some refuge in Nevaeh, a black and white paint. But when a dreadful accident involving wild horses occurs, Sadie must move forward into the unknown future. Will Dat let Mam seek professional help? Will Mam be willing to go? Will Mark be at the next hymn-sing? Is he Amish or English? Will he like her favorite pink dress? Will she see the wild horses again? Why do these phantom-like animals take her breath away every time they appear on the horizon?

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, Yucca, and Good Books imprints, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in fiction—novels, novellas, political and medical thrillers, comedy, satire, historical fiction, romance, erotic and love stories, mystery, classic literature, folklore and mythology, literary classics including Shakespeare, Dumas, Wilde, Cather, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides Book #3)

A Bride at Last (Unexpected Brides Book #3)

Melissa Jagears

Abandoned by his mail-order bride, Silas Jonesey has fought an uphill battle to recover from a pattern of poor choices. Now his prayers for reconciliation have finally come true and his estranged wife has contacted him with her whereabouts.

Kate Dawson was supposed to be a mail-order bride, but upon realizing she’d been deceived about her intended groom, she’s now settled into life as a schoolteacher. When the mother of a student passes away, Kate assumes she’ll take on care of nine-year-old Anthony–until two men suddenly show up in town, claiming to be the boy’s father.

Silas can see Anthony loves Kate, so he enlists her help in reaching out to the boy and attempting to prove his paternity to the court. When a common interest in Anthony leads to an interest in each other and Silas and Kate begin to think they can overcome their rocky start, neither is prepared for the secrets and past hurts that have yet to come to light. Can Silas, Kate, and Anthony’s wounded souls bind them together or will all that stands between them leave them lonely forever?

“A genuine story of love, loss, and redemption….Jagears expresses in beautiful, descriptive language both Kate and Silas’ wounded hearts, their anguish and their faith. This story is both tender and heartfelt.”–RT Book Reviews

“The characters are all well-balanced and engaging: Silas’ struggle with his failed marriage, struggling faith, and dark past makes him sympathetic; Kate’s commitment to Anthony gives her depth and pathos.”–Publishers Weekly

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Not a Word

Not a Word

Chautona Havig

“I’m saying that I’m not going to trash someone else’s reputation in a futile attempt to restore mine. Everyone would believe her. Why shouldn’t they? It’s probably the only lie she’s ever told in her life. Just happens to be the lie that ruined mine.”

Words have power. Add a solid reputation behind those words, and they have the power to destroy.

It began with a lie.

Mac’s life changed irrevocably with a false accusation. Blissfully unaware of the carnage she left behind when she moved from Brant’s Corners, Savannah Forrester is back and when Mac sees her at church–with a boy–he wants answers.

For eight years he’s lived under the cloud of her accusations–without defending himself. He kept her secret. He endured the shame and the life-altering consequences.

Savannah can set the record straight. Mac says no. The ultimate question remains: what is best for Rory.

And who is Rory really?

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The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

Rudyard Kipling

Now a major motion picture starring Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, and Idris Elba: The amazing adventures of a boy named Mowgli and his brave animal friends

The fourteen fables in this landmark of children’s literature tell the story of Mowgli, a boy raised by wolves in the Indian jungle. With the help of Baloo the bear, Kaa the python, and Bagheera the black panther, Mowgli learns the laws of the wild and survives countless escapades—none more thrilling than his confrontation with the menacing tiger Shere Khan, king of the jungle.

Many other unforgettable characters appear in The Jungle Book, including Kotick, a rare white seal who searches for a safe haven from those who hunt him; Rikki-tikki-tavi, a brave mongoose who saves a boy and his family from a pair of deadly cobras; and Toomai, a ten-year-old elephant trainer who risks everything to witness one of the world’s greatest mysteries: the dance of the elephants.

As educational as it is entertaining, Rudyard Kipling’s masterpiece has delighted and inspired generations of readers the world over.

This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

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