Jan 30th - Free Christian Kindle Books
THE JESUS REVOLUTION
The story of Jesus cannot be contained in a history of 33 years on an
ancient strip of land along the eastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
The group of 120 followers Jesus empowered transformed the world with
the good news of redemption and reconciliation he preached. In this
journey through the book of Acts, discover the leaps of faith taken by
the early church to spread the news of the miracles they'd witnessed and
the message they'd received.
Their story carries us his current
followers into our future. Their devotion and perseverance challenges
us to step out in faith and make a difference in Jesus' name. We can
experience Jesus' presence and power as the early church did, and be
part of the ongoing movement to change the world with his revolutionary
Leith Anderson is Senior Pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden Prairie,
Minnesota, and the President of the National Association of
Evangelicals. He is heard weekly on the radio program Faith Matters,
broadcast on over 100 U.S. radio stations. His previous books include
How to Act Like a Christian and Jesus: An Intimate Portrait of the Man,
His Land, and His People.
THE GOOD LIFE - by Chuck Colson
From Publisher's Weekly:
Colson—bestselling author, political figure and ministry leader—wrote
this book to help readers answer "deep questions... that [determine] how
we will live and how we will die and whether our lives will count for
something." It is part memoir, as Colson reflects on his own rights and
wrongs. For Colson, how people live comes down to their worldview – how
their core beliefs about life shape their actions. He covers key
paradoxes (i.e., "Out of suffering and defeat often comes victory") and
spends a large section of the book establishing the existence of
"capital-T truth," a concept Colson argues provides hope and "makes life
a breathtaking challenge." He addresses a number of social and
political issues, including evolution, euthanasia and homosexuality.
Stories are central to this exploration, and Colson incorporates many
different kinds: his own Watergate experience, popular films, stories of
war and oppression, and front-page business scandals. While he
attempts to conduct his search "without relying on any prior assumptions
or sectarian convictions," his Christian faith is ever present, and
some who start from an opposing position may find his arguments weak.
However, Colson's deep humility is striking, and many will welcome this
well-researched book, built on his lifetime of learning and
extraordinary experience. (June)
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CHURCH HISTORY: AN ESSENTIAL GUIDE
One of the chief difficulties in studying the history of Christianity is the lack of prior exposure to the subject that students often bring with them. Struggling to keep up with the large numbers of names, dates, and places presented to them, it is easy for students to lose sight of the "big picture," the broad sweep of movement and change that instructors most wish to communicate. Justo Gonzalez has written this book to help students gain just such a quick and basic grasp of the main periods and issues in the history of Christianity. Drawing upon his own extensive experience and that of others, he contends that having been introduced to the essentials of church history in a brief and accessible form, students are then far better able to understand and appreciate what they encounter in more detailed lectures and reading.