Free religion and spirituality Kindle books for 10 Dec 18

1838 (Americana Series: Book 3 )

by Steve Stroble

1838 proves to be the turning point in Dan “Beaverman” McDaniel’s life. At first, he thinks he is always a day late when he misses fighting in The Battle of the Alamo. But tragedy then makes him think life’s burdens have been dumped on him at too early of an age to endure them.
He seeks comfort by retreating to the wilderness and life as a mountain man.

“1838” is Book 3 in the Americana Series, , which takes a look at America during important phases of its history. Each book in the series can be read as a stand alone.
Book 1 is “Bakersfield.”
Book 2 is “Me.”

On the Outside Looking In: Amish Romance

by Miranda Stewart

Kenneth Garrity works as a stocker in a department store. On a regular basis, he sees the nearby Amish community coming through to get their supplies. He’s spent the early part of his twenties making bad choices and, for several of those years, he’s made it a point to talk to the Amish people whenever they came into the store. Especially one bright, attractive young woman named Eve. Every week, she comes in with her father, mother and some of her siblings.

Kenny is always there to help them find what they need. He forms a bond with them, beginning to trust them for the good, wise people they are.

Kenny’s made the decision to turn over a new leaf and he wants to do it by joining the Amish community. Unfortunately, his bad reputation reaches even the quiet solitude of the Amish. Can Eve trust that Kenny’s motives for joining the community are genuine?

A standalone short story ending Happily Ever After and unlimited reading with Kindle Unlimited!

Portuguese Camino – In Search of the Infinite Moment

by Terence Callery

Walking the lesser traveled Portuguese Camino route, author Terence Callery makes the arduous 400-mile sacred pilgrimage from Lisbon to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. At a crossroads in his life, the former Maine aquaculture executive and alpaca farmer describes the personal quest as “the most intensely spiritual seven weeks of my life.” Portuguese Camino-In Search of the Infinite Moment is the adroitly told story of two journeys taken in tandem. The first story focuses on how his walking meditation brings him into the “infinite moment” where he finds his spiritual center, as well as healing from personal loss. The second story is a well-researched account of the geography, history and culture that he encountered along the Way. There is a palpable sense of place evoked as he writes about 12th century monasteries, Gothic cathedrals and Templar castles.He sets out alone with an eighteen-pound backpack in the winter well before the start of the pilgrim season which peaks in the summer months. He travels solo in silent meditation for weeks until he arrives in Porto where he finally begins to encounter other pilgrims making Christianity’s most important pilgrimage. The author finds his fellow seekers to be fearless and profoundly open. There is Ron, the war veteran from Zimbabwe, who is seeking healing from the Camino whose world view had evolved from accepting God in the halls of AA to now studying ancestor worship with African shamans. There is Katja who had recently lost her partner to bone cancer who shares with her plan to deposit her wedding ring in the poor box at the great Santiago Cathedral at the end of her Camino. And there is Numi a twenty-nine-year-old Muslim business consultant for whom Callery becomes a mentor. He urges the young man to discover his “foundational self” through the practice of mindfulness. At a small albergue, the owner Marlene speaks of the “grand sense of wonder” that she found as a pilgrim. The author becomes increasingly buoyant from the restorative power of mindful walking. However, it is a chance meeting with Ophelia, a Portuguese artist, and the prospect of romantic love that makes his adventure so memorable.The author embeds his writing with little gemstones of philosophy such as the Epicurean belief that “it is not what we posses, but rather what we experience that is the measure of our abundance.” Callery writes about relishing new experiences “like sucking the juice from a ripe fruit.” He tries roast suckling pig in Mealhada, octopus in Padron, salt cod or baccaleau in Vilafranca-de-Xira. He learns about the Gnostic beliefs of the Templar knights in Tomar. He takes time to visit the beautiful Se Cathedral in Porto. He dances to the pulsating rhythms of a nine-piece Fado band in the streets of Coimbra.His daily practice of “Chi Walking”, focusing on balance instead of strength, is emblematic of a decidedly Zen approach to the Camino pilgrimage. For the author, the process of enlightenment is not about the Western idea of adding more and more knowledge to the self. This author’s voyage of self-discovery is a “winnowing” where the clutter of one’s person narrative is sifted out revealing the “foundational self” fully experienced in the present moment in mindfulness.

Smitten: A Collection of Catholic Love Stories

by Sterling Jaquith

WARNING: This book has mature content and may not be appropriate for people under eighteen. Though all mature content is handled through a Catholic lens, we still advise parent discretion.

Being a single Catholic woman can be frustrating, especially in today’s world that seems to revolve around text messages, dating apps, and very little actual dating. Movies and television show a skewed version of love and marriage so singles are left without much guidance for how to discern God’s will for their lives or what to do in the meantime.

This book is about hope. It’s raw and real and genuine. It’s filled with the messy truth about true love. Read these 37 real stories from Catholic women about how they met their husbands. There are no airbrushed actors or sappy soundtracks here. You’ll discover the ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, ways that God brings two people together and calls them to the sacrament of marriage.

Carpenter Shunned: A Clean Amish and Carpenter Romance Story

by Elizabeth Carter

Sarah Miller was just a poor widow, trying to take care of her young daughter. When her ranch hand leaves to go with the Englischer, he leaves her with no way of sowing the fields so she can feed her daughter during the winter.

Jacob Beiler is an amazing carpenter just starting his career when his brother left the Amish. He is forced to give up his craft when he’s shunned for his brother’s crimes and comes work for Sarah to help tend her fields. But that is cut short by the nosy bishop’s wife and their policy of detaching themselves from those that have been shunned, leaving Sarah with no way to feed her daughter. The two must make it through impossible odds to get the things they want out of life.

Would they make it past this trouble? Or would they end up losing everything? Sarah and Jacob would have to fight.

This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!

The Daily DEEP: How to get from where you are to where you’ve always wanted to go.

by Don Sturgill

Are you close to giving up on your dreams? Do you think you’re too old, too poor, or too late to get started? The Daily DEEP shows you how to break free from the voice that says you can’t. Your entire life can change with one decision. This one. Get The DEEP and you’ve got a friend on the journey … forever.

Born in Navajo territory as a means of moving would-be entrepreneurs from idea stage to action, this is the system that can get you moving in the right direction daily. The author draws on field-tested strategies from NASA, The U.S. Army War College, and his own experience in the trenches to guide you past the voice that says “you can’t” and into the life you’ve always wanted. If you are ready for change; this is the book.

This is a quick start field manual to The DEEP. It is not a novel. Inside are links to online resources to help you develop your own Daily DEEP to change your life forever. No hype here. Solid structure and guidance. Get The DEEP and do it daily.

Fire in the Heart: Clean Amish and Firefighter Romance

by Bethanee Rajchman

Becca Geist was hanging laundry when she saw the yellow glow by the barn. Panic set in as she realized what the smoke meant. What happened next caused her to question her faith in God and His mercy. Little did Becca understand how the presence of a lonely county fireman would help her to regain not only her love of God but the courage to find happiness again. Cameron Lowell was driving along Route 85 on his day off when he saw the smoke rolling over the treetops. He rushed to help when he saw the fiery blaze and the Amish girl with her smock burning. He never considered that his hardened heart would cause him to examine what he had believed to be true most of his life. The pain of his past was burned away when the fire in his heart was lit by a woman of faith.

This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!

The World Outside: Clean Amish and Motorcycle Club Romance

by Elizabeth Carter

Jessie, a heavily tattooed foul mouthed biker, is riding with his biker gang across the country as a bachelor’s send off for his friend who’s getting married. Jessie, himself, would never dream of settling down; he loves his lifestyle too much and a wife would complicate it.

The bikers meet with a little accident and some of the bikes need repairing. They stop by at the small Amish community of Middlefield and ask for a place to stay while they recuperate.â??

Rebekah had always lived a quiet life in her little Amish town until a year ago when she lost her parents. Now she feels as though her life has come to a standstill and she wants to break away; she needs a distraction. That’s when she meets the handsome biker staying in their little town for a few days.

Can two people from completely different worlds come together and give each other what they want and need?

This is a standalone romance short story ending HEA!

Love Conquers Cancer : Discover Hope and Alternative Healing on the Road to Wellness

by Andrea London

Ours is clearly not the only story out there. With the declaration of a single word, cancer, we joined the ranks of an army far larger than the world has seen. As Lenny and I walked the path of diagnosis and treatment, something became increasingly unclear. If so many millions are facing the same enemy, how is it that we have not yet conquered it? This question launched us on a quest: to beat cancer no matter the method. Along the way, we realized our goal was not only to see Lenny healed, but to also help others to pursue and discover ways, both traditional and alternative or unconventionally, to fight and conquer cancer. Lenny has undergone and had traditional treatment for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma and as it is does not currently have a cure within the U.S. medical world, he has also undergone many alternative treatment methods some that are beyond our borders. It was these alternative methods that he has experienced the greatest victories.

Our seventeen year journey has not always been a graceful one. I’ve also battled depression along the way, and as Lenny’s wife and primary caregiver, this has many times proved challenging for our family. This is a story about grit. It is a story about refusing to accept the status quo, the statistics and above all else, refusing to give in to a disease that has ravaged the world for far too long. It is our hope and prayer that the research and the steps that we have taken would encourage you to be your own health advocate and realize that there are many more alternative options available to you besides the chemotherapy, radiation and other pharmaceutical methods. May the pages that follow provide you with practical knowledge, indestructible determination and absolute hope for your story.

The Christmas Star

by Karen Jabez

Lizbet Mahoney is out on the open road, and all alone. Danger is trying to catch up to her and seems to lurk around every corner. But she cannot stop, because she is on the wrong side of the law. Someone could recognize her at any moment, and she knows it.She has been on the run for a long time. Too long. Now, her past seems to be quickly catching up to her, and she doesn’t know how to stay ahead of it. But, she’s trying. With everything in her, she is trying.That is, until she drives through the small town of Hope Springs and her car breaks down, causing her to meet a tow truck driver that just might be able to help her turn things around. Can she trust him, though? Can she ever learn to trust again? Will she ever see her brother again, who has been in jail ever since that fateful night when she started running?What Lizbet needs, is a Christmas miracle.

Amish Lyrical Smile: A Collection of Clean Amish Romance Short Stories

by Harriet Lincoln

Collection of 3 Clean Amish romance short stories or over 30k words of reading!

Miles Apart – A Clean Amish and Military Romance Story
The Strength of Family – Amish and Doctor Romance
First Light – A Clean Amish and Basketball Romance Story

This collection contains standalone romance short stories ending HEA

The Nephilim Project: A Demon’s Chronicle

by Steve O’Dell

This award-winning book recently earned acclaim from the prestigious Next Generation Indie Book Awards and tells
of shadows encompassing the earth. In this darkness evil seeks obscurity. With effort it can be perceived by the human mind and those groping in the dark can be enlightened by a demon’s tale. Deep in the bowels of earth, wasting away in a prison called Tatarus, a demon named Utoneious remembers the days of Heaven and gives testimony of what it’s like to be Satan’s slave. He exposes a demonic plan to, once again, impregnate the daughters of men and from this union the Nephilim, as in the days of Noah, will be spawned. The devil plans to use these giants in a most insidious way, and as the overseer of the Nephilim Project, Utoneious is well aware of what lust for flesh can bring.
This fallen angel’s evil knew no bounds. Legends of old were targeted and Utoneious played his role to perfection. He brought the ruin of Nimrod at the tower of Babble and Pharaohs of Egypt knew his curses before they were buried in their pyramid tombs. All of mankind suffered Utoneious’ lies until one day something tempered his ways. Perhaps he tired of his deeds when he watched the Church put men, from the order of the Knights Templar, to the torch or he may have changed because of his love for a woman. Did this fallen angel try to redeem himself or was his rebellion against Satan a ruse. Whatever the case may be, his story begins before death was ever known and leads down a doomed path where his destiny is intricately interwoven with a relic of Satan’s design.
Life and death, Heaven or Hellâ??what is the truth? If an answer could be found in a story, there would be no beginning to such a tale as there could be no end. Nevertheless, many have tried to tell it. Know this and be forewarned: chronicles from the damned are a tragedy, telling lies meant to deceive the race of men to join an unholy alliance, sharing with Satan an antipathy toward God.

The Open Minded Tarot: A Practical Guide

by Kate Ross

The Open Minded Tarot: A Practical Guide is an invaluable book for both novice Tarot readers and those with more experience. With over twenty years of experience, Kate Ross has written a book that clearly and carefully explains:

– The differences between Major and Minor Arcana and the various suits
– Interpretations of each card in the standard 78 card deck
– Combinations of cards and how to read them
– How to actually read for a Querent: what to say and how to say it

The Open Minded Tarot: A Practical Guide focuses on compassion, clarity and honesty and will enrich your understanding not only of the art of reading the cards, but of the people around you. Just as our lives are interconnected, so to are the cards, each one affecting the others around it. Deepen your awareness, Open your mind.

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