Wednesday, June 8, 2016

New Feature: Current Kindle Deals Wednesdays


Today, I am happy to announce a new feature here on this ol' blog: 9 Current Kindle Deals Wednesday.

As many of you know, I love to read, I love Amazon, and I love the Kindle app (and my Kindle Paperwhite!). I also have reading kids, and I'm an avid and prolific reader, myself. Thus, it seemed only natural that I would use those passions to help others. And so, I'm excited to announce that every Wednesday, for the foreseeable future, I will share with you a list of 9 handpicked, carefully procured great books, good books worth reading, and everything in between, here.  I will share Kindle deals, as well as a few good deals in the beautiful hard-bound book variety (meaning, those books that you just can't live without, and you would rather not read on a Kindle).  What they have in common is that they are all readily available to you via Amazon.

Today, let's kick it off with a list of 9 books that I may or may not have pre-read (I'll tell you which is which), that I would recommend to you and I'll tell you the best way to read the book! (And if you find that bossy, head elsewhere!) As it states above, my main categories will be: Kids, Fiction & Nonfiction, Classics, & Catholic.  Each list will include some, perhaps not all, of these categories. I will also try to include an excerpt or blurb for each book title, so that you have some idea if it is worth reading or not! ;) Take it from me, you will want to grab these titles now, so don't you wait!!!! ;)

Here goes!!!!

~ 3 Methods of Prayer That Will Change Your Life by Philip Kosloski {currently free on Amazon}

I have not read this, but the publisher says

"Do you struggle with prayer? Do you want to pray, but don't know what words to say?  In this short book, Catholic author and blogger Philip Kosloski takes you on a quick journey through three methods of Christian prayer that have been changing lives for thousands of years. Kosloski covers the following prayer methods: 
1) Heart-to-Heart 
2) ARRR (Acknowledge, Relate, Receive, Respond) 
3) Lectio Divina (Divine Reading of Scripture) 
In this concise and detailed guide, each of these methods of prayers are presented so that you can start deepening your relationship with God immediately."


~It Doesn't Have to Be This Way by Ginny Seuffert {4.95 on Kindle}

Need a parenting shot in the arm from a Catholic perspective? This will be worth your while! I wrote a short post about it here. Coming from a homeschooling Mom who uses the Seton method,  you can certainly trust her advice!  Published by Seton press.

~An Exorcist Tells His Story by Gabrielle Amorth {About a dollar off on Kindle}

We bought this a few years ago and still own this, and I have read most if not all of it. I'm glad we have a copy on our shelves, as we have had some experience with a priest + exorcism, when a good friend of ours' had a child passed away in D.C., while we were living in their rental house. He came over to clear the air and give us some peace during a very difficult and traumatic time. {Shortly thereafter we moved down South and they moved back in, and they've since had another baby, and seem to be doing really well;)}.

~From Burma to Rome by Benedict Rogers {A good deal for a used copy}

I heard about this on The Jennifer Fulwiler show, when she interviewed the author. It is definitely worth reading, I would think.

From the publisher:

 This book tells the remarkable story of Rogers' journey to the Catholic Faith, through the lives of those who inspired him, from Burma to Rome. Benedict Rogers has travelled extensively in Asia, reporting on human rights violations and conflict and acting as an advocate for religious freedom. 

~The Incorruptibles by Joan Caroll Cruz {I'm not very good at math, but I believe that's 30% off if you buy it on Kindle}

From the publisher: 

Continuously popular since it first appeared in 1977, TheIncorruptibles remains the acknowledged classic on the bodies of saints that did not undergo decomposition after death. Many remained fresh and flexible for years, or even centuries... 

~An Accidental Marriage by Roger B. Thomas (Used copy for only 6.72, 30% off on Kindle)

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
Catholic Mom has a review and interview with the author here.
I found it practical, thought-provoking, and it was an engrossing fictional account, to boot.  If you are intrigued by the idea that marriage is sacred and is meant for one man and one woman, but you're still in the dark a bit about this teaching, this book is for you!

~Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler {25% off if you buy it on Kindle}

I love this book and I read it when it first came out. This is for you if you have any interest in learning more about the Catholic faith, or conversion for imperfect humans. Or if you are just interested in learning more about what the Catholic church teaches~ this is for cradle Catholics and inquiring minds, alike. ;)

~St. Francis of Assisi by G.K. Chesterton (2.99 on Kindle)

One of my favorites. If you have not read it, snag a copy and do yourself a wonderful favor. If you have, well, read it again. We all should!

~Until Lily by Sherry Boas {30% off on Kindle}

I finally got around to reading the first in this series this past year, after hearing about this from This Inspired Life podcast, when Kristin did an interview with the author. Go take a listen to that episode, and then if you think it is for you, check it out! ;)

*****

Eventually, I hope to post these somewhere more semi-permanently! For now, consider this a quick window into what's a deal and what's worth grabbing over at Amazon.

If you are wondering why I'm doing this for no pay, the answer isn't simple. ;) I am for one, doing it for fun. For two, to make the blogosphere a happier place and to bless my amazing readers. I also want to give back, as an avid reader, and I want to inspire others to keep reading and learning new things all the time. Last but not least, this is fun for me, so I feel compelled in a very good way to do this legwork for you so that good books be delivered into your hands.

If you are intrigued by any or all of these titles, or have questions, leave a comment for me and let me know your thoughts and/or questions! I will be happy to answer!;)

Happy reading friends! ;)

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