Friday, August 26, 2016

Free and bargain Kindle books! (Friday, August 26)

A Peek at Bathsheba (The David Chronicles Book 2), by Uvi Poznansky. (Still 0.99?)

"Uvi Paznanski has brought the story of King David to life, giving us a very human David with human feelings and struggles, which I might point out, in response to a previous review, have not changed much over the millenia. Her work is informed by her deep knowledge of the biblical story and commentary, as well as art history and she does a masterful job of weaving the psalms into the story. She gives David a contemporary voice, which I like. After all, when people speak to each other during any time period they sound contemporary to themselves and each other. At the same time, the richness of her descriptive language, to me, evokes a sense of majesty that seems, well, biblical." -- Amazon Reviewer

Having reached his peak, David makes a serious error that threatens to undo his political success and cost him not only the adoration of his people, but also the sense of being sustained by a divine power. That error is the most torrid tale of passion ever told: his forbidden love for Bathsheba.

When she becomes pregnant, David attempts to cover up the ensuing scandal by sending her husband—who serves him faithfully in his army—to his death. And for the rest of his life, he is tormented by the memory of that moment. Will he find redemption? Will he muster the strength to keep his promise to her and protect their son from danger?

This is volume II of the trilogy The David Chronicles, told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.

If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before. And among forbidden love books, this one stands alone.



226 pages, with a 4.5-star rating from 54 reviews.

                     



My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (The Heroine's Journey Book 1), by Melissa Burch. (Still 0.99?)

"Through a multi-layered narration, her Afghanistan adventures become a metaphor for discovering her personal spiritual journey where she seeks and unveils meaning and direction in her life. This memoir illuminates a significant phase in our history and immerses us in another culture. We get an insider’s view of the Afghan people during The Cold War. It helped me put the current unrest into a historical context. It also reinforced for me how stepping outside our comfort zone is often the way we find ourselves. A moving and well-written memoir with a powerful message about the journey to find self. I highly recommend this engaging and satisfying read that will make you think about your own spiritual journey." -- Amazon Reviewer

"My Journey Through War and Peace: Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker" is based on Melissa Burch's experiences as a war journalist for BBC, CBS, and other networks. Her team was one of the first documentary crews allowed in the Soviet Union at the height of the Cold War, and she was featured in a New York Times story about her time in Afghanistan. She was just in her twenties when she traveled with the mujahideen, filmed an attack on a Soviet convoy, slept with an Afghan commander, and climbed 14,000-foot mountains in the Hindu Kush.

"My Journey Through War and Peace" examines how, through outward action and inward exploration, life can unfold in mysterious ways, far beyond cultural and family expectations. In looking back at this momentous decade, Burch shares why she pursued such dangerous and difficult circumstances at such a young age and continued to live on the edge. She now understands that she was seeking self-discovery, a connection to something greater, and ultimately inner peace. This exciting memoir will resonate with fans of "Eat Pray Love," "Wild," and other popular memoirs that describe extraordinary inner and outer journeys.



208 pages, with a 4.6-star rating from 51 reviews.

                     



In His Footsteps: I Gave My To Do List To God and Got More Done, More Sleep and Less Stress, by Margaret Agard. (Still 1.99?)

"I find that once I read a book I no longer feel a need to revisit it. In His Footsteps is an exception to that. I turn to it often when I need a pick me up or just a good laugh. As I am reading it, I always feel enlightened as the author puts things in a way that makes me feel that "I can do this!". It is heartwarming, funny and serious all at the same time. She can admit to her weaknesses and show how you can "simply" follow God to be happy daily. I find strength in her stories of struggle and hope in her desire to be humble. And for me the greatest part is her wit that is never failing through it all." -- Amazon Reviewer

"An inspiring, easy read with laugh out loud moments"
It began as a prayer of desperation. It became the foundation for a life of abundant love, peace and joy. Overwhelmed with work, family and major life changes Margaret stumbled onto the secret of happiness for a Christian woman. She shares how with God by her side she became happy driving in rush hour traffic, dealing with frauds and facing a mountain of manure.

This 18 month slice-of-life chronicles the results of the daily prayer that
Changed relationships
Created financial freedom
Brought peace during trials
Increased opportunities
Renewed faltering faith
Deepened joy
Took her from an ordinary life of tiring details to a spirit filled one of open-hearted joy.

A memoir of that first year.

Margaret Agard is a wife, mother, former missionary and an award-winning writer whose latest book "In His Footsteps: How I Gave My ToDo List To God and Got More Done, More Sleep and Less Stress" shares her fresh approach to daily prayer for women. Step-by-daily-step God changed both her life and her heart.

Unlike most authors, Margaret shares the down-in-the-trenches experiences that come from turning a life over to God while earning a living and caring for family and friends. Written in an engaging and personal style that brings a wry wit to a life led by God. A memoir.



120 pages, with a 4.1-star rating from 41 reviews.

                     



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Dan and Frankie Save the World, by Richard Langridge. (Still free?)

"If you're looking for something funny and that isn't too serious, I urge you to check out Dan and Frankie Save the World. I haven't laughed this much while reading a book in a long time. The two main characters, Dan and Frankie, are hilarious and likable even though they both mess up a lot and are far from perfect. I found myself rooting for them both while still laughing at the mistakes they made and the hijinks they got into. " -- Amazon Reviewer

So here's the deal.

That guy you bought the latte from this morning on your way to work? Yeah, turns out he wasn't human. I know, you're surprised. It's okay. That's normal. In fact, chances are the majority of people sitting around you right now aren't human, either. You're probably in danger. You might want to do something about that. Go ahead, get yourself someplace safe. No, I'll wait.

Are you there? Great. Now listen up, cause there's only time to say this once. YOU ARE BEING LIED TO. THEY are everywhere. They're your mailman and your accountant. They're the girl who works the register down at the grocery store. They're your boss and your friends and your parents. They're everyone, and they're EVERYWHERE.

Pretty scary, huh?

But don't worry. You know about them now. You have a chance. You can survive. But you'll have to be quick.

Now, tell me: do you have any salt?



398 pages, with a 4.3-star rating from 3 reviews.

                     



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