Free eBooks (2013)

From Boy To Man by R. Albert Mohler

There are 14 free eBooks available at Desiring God, alongside of John Piper's archive of books in PDF format.

There is a past offer for "Love the Least a Lot" at this SI thread.  Other free eBooks can be found using this tag.

DL Moody's "The Way To God" is available for free as well for Kindle.

More links will be forthcoming.

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There is a good sized selection of books in both PDF (top of the page) and ePub / Mobi formats at Monergism.com's free eBooks page. (H/T JohnBrian)

TylerR pointed out that there is a collection of notes/commentaries by Dr. Thomas L. Constable in this thread, and the link to the PDFs is here.  The thread mentions online bible resources, so I wanted to link to it again for anyone who may have missed it.

I should also mention the Christian Classics Ethereal Library, which has a veritable hoard of writings by the Church Fathers, Calvin, Luther, and others.

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A brother in the Lord emailed me yesterday to mention that there is a way to upload books to Kindle devices via the Amazon "Send to Kindle" webpage.  I haven't worked with it yet, but it sounds like it could be a great way to get some of the PDFs, ePubs, and other formats onto a Kindle device.  You don't even actually need a Kindle device - you just need the free Kindle app for your iOS, Android, Windows Mobile, Windows, or Mac.  The full details are available at Amazon's website.

Another brother in the Lord emailed me to note that the Fox's Book of Martyrs is available for free from the Kindle store. 

Thanks for all the feedback, and please keep sending the information and links in!

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This book is free for today only.  Neither the guy that recommended it or I know anything about this author or the book, but free is certainly a price that can't be beat.  The standard SI "Caveat Emptor" policy applies.

Faithful Feelings: Rethinking Emotion in the New Testament by Matthew A. Elliott

“Everything we do, say, and think is, in some sense, emotional. We describe ourselves and our experiences in terms of how we feel.”

In the New Testament, Jesus and Paul displayed a wide range of emotions in their lives and teaching. Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Jonathan Edwards and others have recognized the vital importance of emotion in Christian experience. However, in recent times, many preachers and theologians have relegated it to the margins. Our thinking on the relationship between reason and emotion is often confused or obscure.

Faithful Feelings takes a fresh look at the causes, nature, and role of felt experience in Christian living. While the author discusses the vocabulary of emotion—love, joy, hope, jealousy, fear, sorrow, anger—his primary concern is with emotion itself, how it was perceived by the New Testament writers in their cultural context, and what role it should play in the lives of Christian believers. He argues that our feelings play an essential role in Christian faith, theology, and ethics.

“This book shows originality in its choice of subject, in the application of current research in psychology to ancient texts, in the comprehensiveness of its scope, and to some extent in the interpretation of individual texts. There is no other book that covers the same ground, and the topic is an important one.”

—I. Howard Marshall
Emeritus Professor of New Testament Exegesis,
University of Aberdeen

“This is an immensely significant work that breaks new ground, opening a new field of inquiry that those who follow must address. The interdisciplinary niche it carves out invites further dialogue between New Testament scholars and our colleagues in counseling and psychology.”

—Craig S. Keener
Professor of New Testament Studies,
Palmer Seminary

Matthew A. Elliott (Ph.D., University of Aberdeen) is president of Oasis International, a Chicago-based distributor of books and Bibles into the English-speaking developing world.

I also should note that there are a large number of religious PDFs at www.archive.org.

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The Local Church of the New Testament by Dr. Richard V. Clearwaters and Heart Soul Might by Dr. Kevin T. Bauder are available for free at the Central Seminary website. (H/T TylerR)

Author Ray Pritchard has made four of his books free for download in different formats on this website (H/T Burdette Bergen).

Finally, Mike Woody (mwoody66) posted this list of free eBooks a few days ago, but I neglected to put it up in this thread.  There's some good works here - Calvin, Luther, Hodge and Spurgeon are represented, to name a few.

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What's So Great About the Doctrines of Grace? is also free for a limited time.

H/T Tim Challies

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The Love Dare is free for a little while at Amazon.com.  This is supposed to be a revised and updated edition.

H/T Adam Blumer

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Firebrand: Politics, Arson, Perjury, and an Embattled American City in 1912

Here's the book writeup:

In early 1912, the city of Fort Worth, Texas found itself in a firestorm, one that had political, religious, and criminal undertones. At the center of the controversy was a local minister, J. Frank Norris. Determined to make a name for himself, he adopted a sensational approach to preaching. Norris was the predecessor of the all culturally crusading clergymen agitators to come.

Using a tent he had purchased from the famous actress Sarah Bernhardt, Norris railed against the sins of the city, especially its notorious Hell's Half-Acre. The Acre was home to more than 80 saloons, gambling houses, and house of prostitution. Even Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid had spent a great deal of time there. It was popular with some, but it had become an embarrassment to more civic-minded citizens.

Norris's "clean up" campaign was opposed by long-entrenched interests in Fort Worth, and by many members of the local Chamber of Commerce and city government. Mayor W.D. "Bill" Davis called the men of the city together one cold night in the first week of 1912. He asked if there were "50 red-blooded men" in town who would silence the preacher.

Not long after this, a series of mysterious things began to happen. These included an attempted shooting and the delivery of mysterious notes threatening the life of J. Frank Norris. Then on the first Sunday of February, the beautiful edifice of First Baptist Church exploded in flames. It was clearly a case of arson. Many in Fort Worth believed that Norris himself set the fire. He was indicted several times for arson and perjury, and his court battles were a sensation followed by newspaper readers in Texas and around the country.

Did J. Frank Norris burn his own church and home for notoriety? Or was there really some kind of sinister conspiracy? Let the reader decide.

The author also wrote the book "The Shooting Salvationist" (previously released as "Apparent Danger").  He should receive credit for this tip, as I noticed it on Facebook through his promoted link.

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Changing ZIP Codes: Finding Community Wherever You're Transplanted

This book is written to serve as a devotional book for people who, for whatever reason, are in the process of moving.  I perused it quickly and it's interesting to read.

Here is the author's biosketch:

Carol Stratton has written for several publications, including InTouch magazine and Kyria. She is a contributing writer for Forsyth Woman magazine and has been published in two anthologies, Writing so Heaven Will be Different and Extraordinary Answers to Prayers. She speaks to women's groups such as MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), and at national writers’ conferences. She attended Capenwray Bible School in New Zealand. Carol and her husband live in North Carolina and have four children and two grandchildren. Her website, www.ChangingZipCodes.com, helps women who are relocating.

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https://www.logos.com/product/9701/the-expositors-greek-testament-vol-5

For users of Logos, the 5th volume of the Expositor's Greek New Testament is available for free in July.  They're having a drawing for one set of the entire set, so that might be worth an entry as well.

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I have questions about these two books, but perhaps someone will be interested and know a little about them, and since they are free, they're worth a link.  I want to remind the readers that we are providing this set of books as a service, and we are not endorsing said books. 

The Meeting of the Waters: 7 Global Currents That Will Propel the Future Church

The Meeting of the Waters identifies seven trends having a major impact on the Church around the world—and on every Christian at home in every country.

The global community of Christians is stunning in its scope and spiritual impact. But what is happening to the Church as new technology, marketing, and generational shifts make their unavoidable mark? And what difference does it make for Christians in day-to-day life? Equal parts travelogue, character study, and global documentary, The Meeting of the Waters interlaces stories and instruction in the tradition of Freakonomics, The World Is Flat, and The Tipping Point. This breakthrough book is for any Christian eager to make a difference in a changing world.

In Christ, I Am: God's Promises on Who You Are in Christ that Will Transform You from the Inside Out

Christians are not meant to live in defeat, below their God-given potential or in any kind of bondage (physical, mental or otherwise). In this book, In Christ, I Am: God's Promises on Who You Are in Christ that Will Transform You from the Inside Out, you will discover over 150 truths from the Bible about who you are, what you can have and what you can do as a child of the Most High God.

Each Bible promise is presented as a declaration affirming what God says about you. It begins with "I am..." and is followed by a Bible truth and corresponding Scriptures written in first person so you can confess and receive the life-transforming word into your heart. A very inspiring book that motivates, strengthens, enlightens and encourages us to believe that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that works in us!

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HOPE Being Gone (Trusting God in the Tough Times)

You thought you had hope, until tragedy took over. You thought life was in control, until it erupted into chaos. You assumed you were strong, until you were suddenly brought to your knees. You thought you walked by faith, until you found yourself consumed in the darkness of despair. Hope is gone. You’re facing circumstances in life that seem insurmountable, even for God.

We quickly realize that our problem isn’t that we haven’t trusted God, but that we trusted God and believed He’d come through . . . and He didn’t. He could have prevented our pain and suffering, but He chose not to. We cry out, but there is no answer and our faith takes a tragic turn.

But God’s silence is not His solution and His absence is not His answer. His goals are eternal, not earthly. You want a way out . . . He’s making a way through. You crave comfort . . . and He brings you to the Cross. It is there that we realize: we can’t deliver ourselves from a crisis that God himself has orchestrated.

God is taking you on a journey of faith, and hope is just a step away . . . but a step in the right direction takes you right through the valley. And it is there, where all hope seems gone that God takes your faith places you never knew it could go. He’s teaching you to trust Him through your doubt and in your fears. He’s growing your faith and showing you that you can trust Him . . . even when there is no evidence that you should.

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Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen

Encyclopedia of Sacred Theology by Abraham Kuyper

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John Frame has made a few of his works available online; here are two in particular:

Evangelical Reunion?

Theology at the Movies

The book on movies is in HTML and is dated - I think it's from 1993 - but there is discussion about whether or not Christians should attend movies, film and culture, and how to judge the content of movies that should be profitable.

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Sinclair Ferguson's "In Christ Alone: Living the Gospel Centered Life" is free this weekend.

H/T Religious Affections Ministries

Also free - Confessions of a Transformed Heart

This book was written by Nancy Sheppard about her experiences working as a missionary with refugees during the Liberian civil war.  Nancy is the wife of Mark Sheppard, who is a longtime SI Member and who is currently serving the Lord with BMM in Liberia (the link will take you to their website).  The book will be free for the next few days, so be sure to grab it while you can!

 

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Which None Can Shut: Remarkable True Stories of God's Miraculous Work in the Muslim World

Is the Bible True . . . Really?: A Dialogue on Skepticism, Evidence, and Truth (The Coffee House Chronicles)

Just as a reminder - the Kindle Reader app is available for PC, Mac, Android, iDevices, and Windows Phone.  It is completely free.

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John Frame's The Amsterdam Philosophy: A Preliminary Critique is free in PDF format.

Joel Beeke (an author I've not heard of) wrote a little book titled Family Worship that may also be interesting reading.

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This book may be free, but I think caution is warranted.  It's "Vertical Church" by James MacDonald (of Elephant Room 2 infamy).  Still, there may be one or two nuggets worth considering for the discerning reader.

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