Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Current Kindle Deals Wednesday vol. 5

Welcome to vol. 5 of 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, 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.

It's Wednesday, so that means: let's see what we can add to our Kindle Library collection!!! ;)

Sacred Scripture: A Catholic Study of God's Word by Daniel Smith-Christopher and Rev. J. Patrick

from the publisher:
Sacred Scripture: A Catholic Study of God's Word presents the Bible to students as a living source of God's Revelation to us. It gathers the two covenants of Scripture and the seventy-two books of the Bible under the umbrella of Church teaching, which holds that in Sacred Scripture, "God speaks only one single Word, his one Utterance in whom he expresses himself completely" (CCC, 102).

The Sinner's Guide to Natural Family Planning by Simcha Fisher only 4.99 (50% off!) on Kindle

I've read this, and I think when it's 50% off you should take advantage of it. Also, one of the best things I've read on this subject is This Post~ No H8, Educate from the amazing Svellerella (Carolyn Svellinger). You will laugh, you might cry, and you will definitely leave enlightened. ;)

Rome Sweet Home by Scott & Kimberly Hahn ~ only 9.04 on Kindle

I finally buckled down and read this a few months ago. I can't believe I waited 5 years after becoming Catholic to read this truly amazing memoir, from someone who has been called "Martin Luther in reverse." I'm sure we won't see his impact until many years to come! ;)

Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas .99 on Kindle

I've actually never read this. Have you? Some? Some Summa? ;)

from the publisher:

It was intended as a manual for beginners as a compilation of all of the main theological teachings of the time. It summarizes the reasoning of all points of Christian theology, which before the Protestant Reformation subsisted solely in the Roman Catholic Church.

The Rule of St. Benedict by St. Benedict, .99 on Kindle here

I did, in fact, read this in a book club. I found it a bit antiquated, but it was chock full of food for thought and I thought made good fodder for discussion. Still interesting, and if you're wondering about the origins and "rules" for monasteries, this is absolutely the perfect place to start!

Everyday Simplicity: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth by Robert J. Wicks

I stumbled upon this at our first parish's library when we were still in Annapolis, MD.  I fell in love with this book, and I highly recommend having a copy on your shelf.  I would describe it as an extremely well-written Nouwen-esque, inspire-this-life, almost self-help book but in a more spiritual direction.

from the publisher:

Wicks describes a spiritual life readily accessible to everyone. It requires opening our eyes, appreciating our lives as they are now, and developing a true sense of ourselves in the image and likeness of God. Wicks provides a clear explanation of how to develop this deeply-anchored inner life through his "little rule of prayer"--a set of practices that helps us broaden and deepen our spirituality.

A Pale But.... Splendid Morning by Jean Marie Langevin

This makes for an excellent Catholic devotional. Again, from our church library, but it would be good to own I think! ;)

Rome For the Adventurous Edward Alan Kurtz~ only 2.99 on Kindle, AKA Why Not Read?!

from the publisher:
In "Rome: A Monumental Adventure" we took a walking tour of the sights located within walking distance of the center of Rome. If you only have a few days to visit or if this is your first time visiting Rome, I recommend reading "Rome: A Monumental Adventure" first. It includes the highlights of Rome that you must see. But, like any of the great cities of the world, there are so many more things to see and to do in this fascinating city if you have the time. 

The Confessions of St. Augustine ~ Free on Kindle, Annotated edition available here for 4.49

from the publisher:
Writing in the last years of the fourth century a.d., Saint Augustine of Hippo created what is at once the first true autobiography in Western literature and among the most sophisticated yet accessible theological arguments in the history of Christianity.

Question: I'm doing a round-up of kids' books for next week (vol. 6). Does anyone have any recommendations?

Happy Reading, friends! ;)

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