Free religion and spirituality Kindle books for 04 Dec 18

Flags Out Front

by Douglas Wilson

Readers of PG Wodehouse’s Leave It to Psmith and Christopher Buckley’s Thank You for Smoking will appreciate this lighthearted new satirical novel from the award-winning author of Evangellyfish (Best Fiction of 2012, Christianity Today).

Tom Collins, mild-mannered president of a dwindling southern Bible college, becomes a target when a drunk prankster swaps his campus’s American flag with the Christian one, and Dr. Tom refuses to “fix” the situation. Big media, exuberant students, petty enemies, and pretty secretaries all play a part in this happy-go-lucky satire for the twenty-first century.

“Well, this is it. Caesar had his Rubicon. What do Bible college presidents have? A Rubik’s Cube?” ~ Flags Out Front: A Contrarian’s Daydream



The Beauty Of The Mass: Exploring The Central Act Of Catholic Worship

by Charles Johnston

“When Mass is being celebrated, the sanctuary is filled with countless angels who adore the Divine Victim immolated on the altar.” – St. John ChrysostomWhy do Catholics do that? Have you ever been asked this question, or maybe you’ve asked it yourself? Have you ever wondered what all the standing, kneeling, and sitting during Mass was really all about?In this book, Charles Johnston explores the sights and sounds of The Mass, and takes a deeper look at the beauty and symbolism behind every action during The Mass.An adult convert to Catholicism, Charles Johnston takes the reader on a journey through the central act of worship in the Catholic Church; The Mass. With a focus on the Biblical basis for the various components of The Mass, and the theology behind the ritual acts, but written to be accessible and understood by the laity. The ancient maxim, “Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi” is very much in play during The Holy Sacrifice of The Mass, because almost everything the Church believes is expressed through it.If you are a Catholic who wants a deeper understanding of the theology of the Church, as played out in the Mass; or if you are a non-Catholic Christian who is interested to learn about The Mass; or even a non-believer that just wants to know what’s going inside your local Catholic Church; come along on this journey.”Let the entire man be seized with fear; let the whole world tremble; let heaven exult when Christ, the Son of the Living God, is on the altar in the hands of the priest. O admirable height and stupendous condescension! O humble sublimity! O sublime humility! that the Lord of the universe, God and the Son of God, so humbles Himself that for our salvation He hides Himself under a morsel of bread.” – St. Francis of AssisiAbout the author:Charles Johnston is an adult convert to the Catholic faith. He raised as an evangelical Protestant, but grew closer and closer to Rome theologically, until he finally realized that he belonged in the Catholic Church. Now he is actively engaged in the New Evangelization and spreading the Truth, Beauty, and Goodness of the Catholic Faith.



Dancing Buddha

by Olga Mayrose

One day Krishna had come to our world again as he was called so many ages back. He brought his Winged Song and has sung it – probably, that was the thousandth time. People don’t remember how he taught them the same, although he had the immensity of new words! He was ready to bring the variety of unique discoveries – his knowledge. Each time, the humankind was shrugging its shoulders in confusion – it seemingly wasn’t mature enough for that. And Krishna had to go. He had been awaiting. His voice was silently singing among thousands of books. Then once, the new time of Unique Changes had come – the humanity achieved that level of development when no book could be lost, no Sacral Wisdom could be concealed from others; he decided to make one more try – the last one. Krishna chose a new place of birth for himself – Japan, to finalize his mission completely. What was after? Let’s imagine togetherâ?¦ The parable of Maitreya.



Love Covers (Leaving Lennhurst Book1: Elias)

by Julia David

Two strangers hiding their own life-long secrets. Can pretending to be married…be that hard?

The town of Greenlock shuns the daughter of the mortician. Day after day, Lauren begrudgingly has to take over her father’s duties creating despondence in her tender heart.

Then a voice speaks from the morgue basement. A rough and tumble outlaw who’s supposed to be dead is still alive! For some unfathomable reason, Lauren agrees to help him stay dead.

Elias was raised at Lennhurst Asylum. Since he had no family or future, he jumped a half-served prison sentence and enlisted in the recent Civil War to wield explosives. From running and surviving all his life, all Elias promised anyone was loyalty. Love was out of the question. When Lauren mentions her longing to see her mother and sister in Colorado, for loyalty’s sake, he offers to take her on the arduous wagon train journey. Of course, it wouldn’t be proper not to be married while traveling together. Lauren and Elias, so vastly opposite; their charade should be easy and yet they never expected it to threaten their very lives.

Loyalty versus love. Can Love Cover a multitude of sin or destroy a future?



THE FAKE COMMISSION: 2017 Update

by John Strohman

THE FAKE COMMISSION is a serious examination of the Great Commission. We live in a day where felt-needs are elevated over Biblical theology among many Christians, ministries and churches. The purpose of this book is to challenge and encourage the serious Christian and the church. Without a correct focus on evangelism and missions, one risks a life of self-deception regarding what real Christian service is. This book does not belabor imprecise terms like “balance” or “moderation” when discussing evangelism and good works – it seeks to be Biblical.
When our lives are done, it is the truly Spirit-led obedient believer who will hear:
“Well done, good and faithful slave. You were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.” (Matthew 25:21).



Organizing for Christian Hospitality

by Shannon Upton

No matter how organized our homes are (or aren’t) we all harbor spiritual clutter that keeps us from hosting others. We consider inviting someone over, then dismiss the idea. We shy away from opportunities to host events. We think Christian hospitality is fine for other people, just not for us.

Christian speaker, blogger, and author Shannon Upton is here to help you clear the worry and anxiety that’s preventing you from welcoming guests and enjoying get-togethers. Shannon uses scripture, personal anecdotes, and concrete organizational tips to encourage you to relax your spirit and open your door.



Empath: 3 Books In 1 – The Ultimate Guide + 30 Day Challenge – A Step-by-Step Guide + Advanced Techniques: Enhance your Life, Overcome Fears and Develop Your Gift

by Jessica Joly

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Opportunities for Ministry On the Pathway of Prayer

by Daniel Whyte III

Have you ever experienced interruption in prayer? If so, you have probably wondered if that interruption was a distraction to be ignored or a divine appointment from God that you needed to fulfill. It can be difficult to determine how we ought to deal with distractions because some are just thatâ??distractions, while others are opportunities for ministry.

In this book, we take a look at some of Jesus’ earliest disciplesâ??Peter, John, Paul, Luke, and Lydiaâ??who each experienced opportunities for ministry, distractions, and diversions on the pathway of prayer. What we will learn is:

– How to be open to the Holy Spirit and recognize opportunities to ministry.
– How to determine and deal with those things that are truly distractions in prayer.
– How to adapt to an unconventional environment that may not be conducive to prayer, and pray anyhow.

We live in a world that is filled with chaos and distraction. Knowing how to manage these distractions, when to see them as opportunities for ministry and give them our time, and when to continue on the pathway of prayer is essential to a successful Christian walk. This book shows you how to navigate those choices.



Hummingbird Kisses (Hummingbird Hollow Book 1)

by Delia Latham

Toni Littlebird believes God has created someone especially for her. When she meets him, she’ll know he’s The One, and she will love him. But that’s before Dax Hendrick roars into Hummingbird Hollow on a noisy, crippled Harley, spitting stinky filth into the air and scaring away Toni’s beloved hummingbirds. Dax sports over-long hair, an unkempt beard, and a condescending attitude toward her ancestral home. Toni takes one look into his mesmerizing blue-green eyes andâ?¦she knows. This uncivilized creature is “The One.” She’d been right about knowing him, but wrong about something far more important: She will never love him. Why God sent Dax to this beautiful place is a mystery, and it’s clear he can’t expect any answers from the lovely but unsympathetic owner of Inn the Hollowâ??a haphazardly constructed dwelling that goes against every professional rule in Dax’s area of expertise. He hopes to get the green light on getting out of there before the uneven corners, crooked floor slats, and random construction wither his architectural creativity. Is it possible that, between God’s gentle leading and a lesson or two from the fascinating hummingbirds that populate the hollow, Dax and Toni will open their hearts to each other? Or will their stubborn wills ruin God’s beautiful gift of love?



Numbers No Greater

by Janden Hale

In the distant future, after most of the world has died off, a pregnancy threatens to force a remote island tribe’s numbers to exceed the maximum amount allowed by their strange religion. A sacred ritual is performed to decide who dies, but the Chosen one, Thraib, desperately tries to take fate into his own hands.



What God Wants for Christmas

by Mark J Musser

The Christmas book you need to read this holiday season!
With all the time spent thinking about the perfect gifts for our friends, relatives, and neighbors, I wonder how much time we have spent asking, “What does God want for Christmas? What’s the perfect gift for Him this year?”
After all, it is His birthday, right? This holiday is about the Lord wrapping Himself in flesh and becoming the greatest gift the world has ever known. That means if anyone deserves something in return this Christmas, it is Him. Since that is the case, we should invest time in discovering the Lord’s wish list.

Do you know what God wants this year for Christmas? If not, check out this book. It has all the answers you need! 



Equipped: Ephesians 6 Devotionals to Empower and Make You Victorious in Everyday Struggles

by Ruth L. Snyder

Is spiritual warfare real?  Are you aware of how you’re being attacked? If so, what can you do about it? Equipped takes a detailed look at God, at our enemy, and at our response. Everyday struggles happen, but you can be victorious. 

In Africa, people believe in spirit beings. Witch doctors cast spells. People dance barefoot over red-hot coals without being burned. Spiritual warfare is obvious.

In other cultures, the spiritual battle is not so evident. Still, it is very real. Homes are divided by discord and divorce. Parents are overly busy. Children are lured into drugs and sex-trafficking. Churches are complacent and powerless. Is there hope? 

Jesus said, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10 NIV). What’s stopping you from living life to the full? Read Equipped. Become aware. Put on your spiritual armour as described in Ephesians six. Stand firm. Pray. 

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Mystic Yoga: The Art of Knowing Nothing

by Paul Bartholomew

Mystic yoga is a journey into the spiritual beating heart of the practice, from death cult origins to reinvention in the quantum age. This is so much more than the modern postural yoga of physical movement in time and space. Yoga is a spiritual philosophy based on a mysticism that challenges our innate ideas of who we are and where we are in the universe, a far-reaching and yet profoundly personal exploration of the conscious universe.
Paul Bartholomew traces the evolution of yoga from the earliest classic texts of Indian philosophy. Originating in the Indian subcontinent, passing through classical Greece, Europe and the US into the technological age, expounded by gurus, intellectualized and sanitized by academics, colonised and appropriated, Yoga has always been permeated with a mystic essence that is too often neglected in our secular consumer age. This is the unity of mind and body that takes us to a place where nothing exists apart from existence in its purest essence, where paradoxically everything is both known and unknown in a perfect state of harmony.

The author explains the various types of Yoga: Gyan, Raj, Bahkti, Karma and Raj; the role of meditation in Yoga with references to the Buddhist tradition; and the role that the nine schools of Indian philosophy played in the development of Yoga.
Mystic Yoga is full of love and reverence for the Indian spiritual tradition that gave birth to Yoga, while not ashamed to go into some uncomfortable areas such as exploitative gurus and abuse of power. The language is dense with Sanskrit terminology, as well as Buddhist Pali variations. Various classical Indian texts are examined as exemplars or manuals of the mind transcending nature of Yoga practice: the Sutras of Patanjali, The Bhaghavad Gita and the Avadhuta Gita.
Forget the dire politics of division of our times for a while. Tune into mystic consciousness and experience the essence of timeless Yoga.



The Holiday Mail Order Bride (Holiday Mail Order Brides Book 9)

by Kit Morgan

Ambrosia Winters and her father are in trouble, BIG trouble. If Ambrosia doesn’t consent to marry her father’s crooked business partner, Reginald Van Cleet, he’ll slap false charges on her father, and bring him to complete ruin if not worse. To escape the madman, Cecil Winters will do anything to save his daughter from suffering such a horrible fate. But what?

Garrett Vander wasn’t expecting a mail-order bride, but that’s exactly what he got. Worse, no one in town even knew who sent for her! But who was he to argue? She was beautiful, kind, but also brought something with her no one expected. Her father! Now why would she do that? There was more to his mail-order bride than she let on, and Garrett was determined to find out what. Or he wasn’t about to marry her.



The City of Refuge Changed Our Lives: Stories to Inspire You to Take Refuge in God (Greatness Series Book 7)

by Patrick Businge

We live in a world characterised by poverty, plagued by the shortage of hope, and marred with average performance. In the midst of this world, the City of Refuge has not remained a spectator. Under the leadership of Dr Ira Roach III, it has embarked on the mission of preaching the Word of God and living the Gospel values. In this book, I bring you stories from people whose lives have been transformed by The City of Refuge. At the heart of these stories are men and women who continue to live ordinary lives in extraordinary ways. Read and discover these real life stories told from the heart to inspire you to respond to take refuge in God.



Treading Water with God: Lessons in Love While Care Giving

by Veronica Kelly Badowski

Treading Water with God: Lessons in Love While Care Giving is a book especially for you, the home caregiver and those who love and support you in your work. Your job is often difficult and tiring physically, mentally, and emotionally. Just like Veronica Kelly Badowski, the author of this book, you too can find enthusiasm and endurance by staying close to God who shares His wisdom, guidance, strength, and peace.

Each section of Treading Water With God includes:

BIBLE VERSE
Each verse will teach, guide, and lift your spirit.

MEDITATION
The author writes from her heart about firsthand experiences as a caregiver. These meditations will encourage you to look to God for everything you need each day as He guides you to become more like His Son, our Lord Jesus.

YOUR JOURNAL
A thought or a question prompts you to think and/or write about your own care giving experiences.

TIP FOR CAREGIVER
Practical tips are given to make your job as a caregiver easier, organized, happier, and most importantly more mindful of the needs of the care recipient.

POEM
Every section includes a poem as a creative expression of the many moods and emotions of care giving.



So This is Love (Miami Stories Book 1)

by Brooke St. James

Abigail Spencer loved her job. She was a marine biologist who maintained some of Miami’s most spectacular ponds and aquariums. She had the opportunity to travel around the city, meeting new people and working in beautiful locations. So, even though it was just another day at the office when she suddenly met the man of her dreams, she wasn’t in an office at all.

Every girl imagines meeting her prince charming. It’s doubtful, however, that any of these fantasies include it happening when they’re soaked with sweat and knee-deep in pond scum.

Fate can be funny that way.



EMPATH: WHY YOUR INTUITION MATTERS AND WHAT YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU: Empaths Survival with 17 Habits to Ensure Survival (Empath and Meditation Book 4)

by Frank Knoll

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Empath development to increase your Empath abilities. WHY YOUR INTUITION MATTERS AND WHAT YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU.

Are you interested in how you can increase the joy and happiness in your life? Are you currently looking for a way to change your life from within? Are you wondering why you mind continues to change as you meet new people. In this book, it will provide all that and moreâ?¦

Empath awareness and the understanding of what an Empath is. Learn how to enhance your life, develop your abilities and your intuition as an Empath. It is also very important to realize that this is real and inside you now and you have the ability to take control of what you possess.

Aim to discover your hidden potential within that you have at all times. These abilities are hidden and with this book, you will learn and be able to move forward to strengthen these abilities to achieve an amazing life.

Here is what you will get with this book.

  • Common traits of an Empath
  • Surviving emotional vampires.
  • Understanding a Psychic Empath.
  • Shielding and clearing your energy.
  • How to understand what your intuition is telling you and trusting your “gut.”
  • Empaths have rare and special gift. They are unique, intuitive, creative and most of all, they have the ability to feel what others feel. They are also highly psychic. They can communicate with nature and animals, and receive information from various objects. Many of them can sense the past, present and future states of the environment and the people in it. However, in exchange for these remarkable traits, many empaths suffer from too much negativity and find it difficult to cope with their empathic abilities.
  • Plus a FREE bonus challenge

Why should you be interested in this book?

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Experience a new and higher way to live life to it’s fullest daily.

This book isn’t teaching dogma or telling you something is good or bad for that matter, but it is a practical guide to help use the forces that you cant see to improve your life.

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Hearing Voices, Demonic and Divine: Scientific and Theological Perspectives

by Christopher C. H. Cook

Experiences of hearing the voice of God (or angels, demons, or other spiritual beings) have generally been understood either as religious experiences or else as a feature of mental illness. Some critics of traditional religious faith have dismissed the visions and voices attributed to biblical characters and saints as evidence of mental disorder. However, it is now known that many ordinary people, with no other evidence of mental disorder, also hear voices and that these voices not infrequently include spiritual or religious content. Psychological and interdisciplinary research has shed a revealing light on these experiences in recent years, so that we now know much more about the phenomenon of “hearing voices” than ever before.



The present work considers biblical, historical, and scientific accounts of spiritual and mystical experiences of voice hearing in the Christian tradition in order to explore how some voices may be understood theologically as revelatory. It is proposed that in the incarnation, Christian faith finds both an understanding of what it is to be fully human (a theological anthropology), and God’s perfect self-disclosure (revelation). Within such an understanding, revelatory voices represent a key point of interpersonal encounter between human beings and God.



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