Some of the most beautiful and moving things in this world are words. There are authors who have either experienced circumstances that they then relay to us and move us, or who have seen others experience such things. These types of ebooks can have a tremendously meaningful impact on our lives, so much so that some ebooks in this category can even change the course of our life and those around us. Imagine getting all of that value for free or for a discount. That's what eBookHounds brings you.
Definition of the "Religious and Inspirational Genre": Ebooks in the Religious and Inspirational genre are meant to capture real stories of people who have seen true, seemingly insurmountable struggle and persevered through that. The ebooks do not have to be religious to be inspirational, but there oftentimes is included an aspect of spirituality that helped the main character overcome his or her challenge. And, the challenge is oftentimes tied to change. When a reader sees that the main character of one of these ebooks can change, or is forced to change due to circumstances, that can spill over into the reader's own life.
Some examples of bestselling ebooks in the Religious and Inspirational Genre are Jack Canfield et al (Chicken Soup for the Soul), Yann Martel (Life of Pi), Paulo Coelho (The Alchemist), and Viktor Frankl (Man's Search for Meaning).
She needed a place to stay. He needed to save his ranch. Together they just might make a home.
Sgt. Dylan Banks lost more than just his leg in the war. His fiancée and family turned their backs on him as well. Now, he’s determined to create a safe place where wounded warriors like himself can heal. But a hidden zoning law requires all residents of the Purple Heart Ranch to be married. To save his dream, Dylan and his men will have to tie the knot—but can a man with such deep scars inside and out believe in love again?
Maggie Shaw lost both her job as a veterinary technician and her apartment on the same day. Who knew her unreasonable landlord would kick her out for being four dogs over the one pet limit? Now, she and her gang of special-needs dogs are in trouble. Fate puts her in Dylan’s path with a proposal that seems too good to be true—but can her heart bear a loveless marriage of convenience?
Dylan yearns to reach out for Maggie’s healing touch, but he keeps his distance, convinced his wounds are too deep for her embrace. Maggie sees past Dylan’s injuries, but if she fails to capture his heart they both could lose it all: her beloved animals, his ranch, and each other.
Find out if love can truly heal all wounds in this light-hearted, sweet romance of convenient arrangements that unfold into lasting love. On His Bended Knee is the first in a series of marriage of convenience tales featuring Wounded Warriors who are healed with the power of love.
Are you tired of doing church and ready to experience being the Church?
For many pastors and church leaders, ministry is an exhausting, frustrating, and even fruitless endeavor. Driven by programs and cultural trends, churches are competing to stay relevant and effective in a hostile world. What if there were a better way—a way of rest and of power—the way of abiding?
Nate Sweeney, Directional Leader of Catalyst Church in Bentonville, Arkansas, and Founder and Directional Leader of the Abiding Network, writes from his experience of leading a church through the transformations needed to become a true Abiding Church. Nate’s passion is to see people come to Christ and live in relationship with Him. To that end, he assists church leaders and planters in creating an environment of true discipleship.
In this book, you will learn:
Plus, application-focused workbook sections will help you develop concrete steps to put the abiding principles to work for your individual and local church needs.
If you are ready to move beyond church growth strategies to the greater call of a spiritually growing church, The Abiding Church will give you an inspiring look at the joy and fruitfulness of a gospel-centered, disciple-making fellowship that lives and thrives in Christ.
Do you need a soul reboot? Do you feel stuck in a rut most days? Do you dread getting out of bed? Have you fallen into a habit of complaining?
In Every Day is a Gift, Bridget shares her own journey in overcoming these same obstacles by finding a more grateful attitude. She talks about different events in her life that helped catapult her on this path. She examines different questions that will help you get to the core of your own struggles. And she brings biblical examples which illustrate the importance of gratitude.
After reading this book, you will have a better outlook on life, improved relationships, and a closer walk with God.
What if heaven and earth were two worlds waiting to become one?
Many Christians dismiss the book of Revelation as an impossible allegorical fantasy or fear it as a bone-chilling peek at our impending doom. But what if the real message of the final book of the Bible is the unveiling of God’s plan to bring final, cosmic redemption to His creation?
As you read this book, you will:
– Discover how the theme of new creation is interwoven in the entire biblical arc
– Expose common misconceptions about heaven, afterlife, and eternity
– Understand more fully the role of Jesus in his life, death, resurrection, and ascension
– Enrich your perspective of how life in the coming new world is described through ancient eyes
– Celebrate how salvation concludes with the most joyous wedding of all time
Plus, workbook questions and action steps with each chapter will help you personalize and apply key truths gleaned from this exploration of the Bible’s powerful concluding book.
From the moment of the original creation, God has been working all things toward the new creation. We are living in an exciting time between the old and the new, with Jesus’ ascension ushering in the dawning of the end, which is only the new beginning.
The Dawn of the New Creation: Exploring the Christian Hope As Told by Revelation delivers a colorful picture of the hope that is to come, which will forever change your view of life, death, the future, and the Triune God who is making all things new.
“When people think of revelation, they often mistakenly think only of judgment and the destruction of the world. This book, The Dawn of the New Creation, captures the true essence, the new world, and reality God is preparing for his people. I recommend strongly not just reading but meditating on the themes uncovered in this excellent work. In actuality, we are citizens of heaven/the New Creation, and this will help us realize our wondrous present as well as our glorious future. Our lives will be changed, and we will see everything a lot more clearly as a result. It is exciting to see this extremely positive work on the Apocalypse come to light.”
—Grant R. Osborne, author of Revelation: Verse by Verse & The Hermeneutical Spiral
Brayden Brookshier, Head of Publishing for Sermon To Book and Speak It To Book, is an up-and-coming Christian author and theologian. He serves in various biblical teaching ministries in San Diego, California.
“The Sabbath doesn’t apply to me. That Old Testament stuff isn’t relevant anymore."
If you’ve ever said that, you could not be more wrong.
The first Sabbath occurred before there was Jew or gentile; after six days of creation God rested. And don’t forget that Jesus said, “The Sabbath was made for man” (Mark 2:27). Not, “The Sabbath was made for the Jew.”
But even if you do believe the fourth commandment applies to you, how do you apply it to your life?
It’s hard to stop and rest for an hour let alone an entire day. Besides that, busyness is a badge—if you’re not busy, you’re not trying. Sure, you might make it to church every Sunday, but while there all you can think about is the to do list you need to work on.
Andrew Gilmore was in the same boat: distracted at church, stressed out by his to do list, and unsure if the fourth commandment even applied to him.
But a few years ago, he read the Bible cover to cover for the first time. As he made his way through the Old Testament he was struck by how many times the scriptures mention the Sabbath. In fact, the word “Sabbath” appears ninety-six times in the Old Testament, 154 times overall.
He began asking, "How could something so prevalent not be relevant to my walk with Christ?” He concluded that, at the very lest, the Sabbath reveals something about the character of God and how He wants His people to live.
So Andrew set out on a mission to uncover the meaning behind the fourth commandment.
How does it apply to the Christian?
How should one behave on the Sabbath?
What does it mean to “work"?
The deeper he dug, the more he realized just how important the Sabbath is. He compiled all of his findings over the course of two years to bring you "Do No Work: Beat Burnout, Find Inner Peace, and Strengthen Your Faith by Studying the Most Overlooked of the Ten Commandments."
In "Do No Work" Andrew gives a thorough examination of the Sabbath commandment: it’s origin, its application to Christians, and its ability to transcend the material world.
This short book is crammed full of information, inspiring anecdotes, and even some theology.
- The 2 steps required to beat burnout
- 3 ways to get better rest
- The real reason you don’t have peace
- The most common Sabbath myth
- What the Sabbath and heaven have in common
- How to skyrocket your faith to levels you’ve never had before
Read the book Dan Miller (of "48 Days to the Work You Love" and "Wisdom Meets Passion") mentioned on his weekly podcast saying, "I love the concept.” And, “It’s really well done.” And find out what it means to honor God on the Sabbath.
Apply the principles behind this book and you’ll reduce stress, draw closer to God, and have a much improved grasp on the Bible as a whole.
YOU WILL NEVER SEE THE WORLD IN THE SAME WAY.
Two thousand years of waiting is over. The great revelation of the Lord is here to answer all fundamental questions of the humanity. The mystery of the Kingdom of God and the truth of life are presented to you fully and clearly for the first time ever:
Why are you here? The purpose of the universe and humanity. Everything you want to know about God’s Project Earth.
Who are you? The soul, the spirit, and the body. The trinity mechanism of an earthly human life.
Who is Lord Jesus Christ? The truth about the Holy Trinity of the Creator.
Where are you from? The truth about space, multi-dimensional universes, the Spiritual Realm, and the Realm of the Dead.
Where will you go? The harvest, the salvation, and the future life in the Kingdom of Freedom.
How can you live in the truth of God? Finding divine love in the ending times.
How do you make the covenant of life with God? The specific path to your eternal life and happiness.
Welcome to the Kingdom of God.
About the author: I am J.Z., an accountant living in sunny Southern California, America. I am an impossible candidate for this impossible mission. Yet God can make anything possible. Numerous people have been called by the Lord to accomplish their missions. I am just another person following in their footsteps. The method of the Lord does not leave much room for elaboration: The Lord called us, and we answered. It is simply the way.
When the Lord called me, I didn’t know who it was. Heaven and hell, to me, existed only in the daydreams of poets like Dante and Milton. I have visited a church a dozen times, and that’s all there is to say about Christianity and me. The Lord has been patient with me. It took me almost five years to know who it really was and it took me even longer to understand his love, even though he has been protecting me and providing for me my entire life. In a dream in summer 2015, he showed me a golden scroll in his hand and told me to write a new Scripture for today’s people. He wished to reveal himself in plain words for the first time. Thus, my work began. In early summer of 2017, I found the way to deliver his message: All I had to do was to allow his words to appear in my mind and write them down as quickly as I could. This challenging task lasted for eight months. The hardest thing I have ever done, but it is worthwhile.
A book in his words. The final gift to mankind before the salvation is accomplished.
My fellow souls on Earth, please read The Book of the Lord.
Cancer turned 38-year-old Dr. Laura McDermott’s life upside down until a chance encounter with a mysterious priest changed her life forever…
When Dr. Laura McDermott is diagnosed with stage IV melanoma, her perfect world is plunged into chaos.
Resting between treatments on a Boston city bench, she is overwhelmed by an unexpected peace that appears to be emanating from an old stone church behind her.
Despite being a proud atheist, she’s unable to resist the pull to step inside, where she meets a mysterious priest who will challenge her deepest convictions and prepare her to receive life’s greatest revelation…
Full of profound spiritual teachings and a surprise ending that will leave you breathless, this story is not to be missed. If you are a fan of The Shack or Tuesdays with Morrie, you will love When Leaves Fall.
Pick up your copy today!
Three members of the McIntosh family are setting up appointments with death, marking it on their calendars for Friday, May 10, 1963. That's the day an F5 tornado will obliterate everything in its path in a mile-wide trail of desolation across Oklahoma---and their little town is in its path.
Pastor Mac McMIntosh lost his faith when his wife died--it's time now to end the charade. His 16-year-old daughter and his father-in-law are arranging to actually kill somebody that day. For one it's an act of hopeless desperation; for the other, a final declaration of unconditional love.
Add to the three with death plans a mysterious inmate called Princess. At 5 o'clock that Friday afternoon, the state of Oklahoma is scheduled to strap her into an electric chair named Sizzlin' Suzie and turn on the juice.
But when Mac grudgingly agrees to meet daily with Princess during her final five days, everything changes. Princess has watched Mac and his family for years, looking out through someone else's eyes. She speaks into Mac's heart with insight and grace, while in her own heart she harbors a secret she's determined to carry to her grave about the little sister she confessed to beheading 14 years ago.
Princess knows the monster tornado is coming. She calls it The Big Ugly and she pleads with Mac to run! But by then, it's too late. For all of them.
Escape your own Wherever You Are into this powerful Christian suspense novel where award-winning journalist and best-selling author Ninie Hammon has created in Princess "a character as unique and memorable as John Coffey in The Green Mile." Publisher's Weekly also praised the book's "well-woven storyline, wonderfully rich, characters" and called the novel's underlying message of faith "a fine story of love and sacrifice that will hook readers to the end."
In Five Days in May, Hammon has served up a tale full of twists, turns and surprises, with her trademark "dusting of the unexplainable" and a shocking surprise ending you absolutely will not see coming.
Five Days in May is Book One in the Unexplainable Collection. In this collection of four stand-alone suspense novels—each with its own cast, a unique setting and a story unconnected to the other three—all the characters start out believing that the universe operates in a predictable manner, that there are immutable laws and a natural reason for everything. The problem with that thinking is that some things aren’t natural. They’re supernatural. There are forces at work in the universe we can’t see, with power we can’t begin to imagine and plans we don’t understand.
What that means is that smack in the middle of their ordinary lives the people in these stories will encounter the unexplainable…and it’s always the game-changer.
The full essence of the Christian faith resides in Jesus Christ. Without Him, you have no faith. So to have faith, it simply means you completely trust Jesus.
Increase Your Faith: 75 Powerful Teachings of Jesus Christ for Your Spiritual Growth aims to help you understand Christ’s teachings and how they can impact your personal spiritual journey and growth. In the same way that water is essential for life, Jesus’ powerful messages are essential for helping you learn, grow, and love as a human being.
The 75 teachings of Jesus Christ offer invaluable insights into how you can grow spiritually and how you can gain a deeper understanding of human nature. These indispensable lessons are meant to deepen your relationship with Him and to help you live with confidence, profound grace, and a richer, more robust connection with your faith.
If you are serious about your spiritual life and you want to close the gap between where you are now and where you desire to be, the teachings of Jesus Christ has unfailing potential to help you attain all your spiritual goals!
Most importantly, the teachings of Jesus Christ will transform not only your spiritual life, but you will also experience more success, fulfillment, and joy in other areas of your life.
This is the story of two very different young men, from two very different worlds. Tyson is from the rough streets of Trentan, a crime-ridden, drug-infested, inner-city neighbourhood. Joey is from the affluent northern suburbs, a community of privilege and opportunity. The worlds of these two young men collide through a chance encounter, and as a result, they begin to question their life situations – which are at critical points. This connection sparks a shared journey of self-development; one which brings about necessary changes for both men.
The story has a self-help thread throughout, which is inspired by the author’s personal experience of living with anxiety and depression. The text conveys the truths that enabled him to rise out of suffering, and to live a life of peace and fulfilment. The teachings are centred on the concept of “present moment awareness”, and how this can be applied to everyday life.
Finalist in the “Fiction: New Age” category of the 2017 International Book Awards.
Life is a journey that does not end at death.
When Pam's life ends in a suspicious accident at age twenty-six, she finds herself in a Heaven completely different from what she had ever imagined. It takes time for Pam to accept her death, and when she does, Fara, her assigned guide, informs her that to move forward into her eternal existence, they must first view Pam's entire earthly life. It is during this viewing that Pam learns she is a Hope Mother, the title given to women who lost an infant on earth before that child was able to take even one breath of air. These children are called Angel Babies, and Pam must fulfill her Hope Mother obligation by locating hers through a search of Heaven’s vast territories. Only then will they be allowed to be reborn to fulfill their earthly journey, and Pam can move on in her afterlife.
But Earth has been invaded by an evil force that follows Pam into Heaven and creates havoc by interrupting the viewing. Fara seeks assistance from Archangel Michael, who soon discovers it is Lucifer himself who is determinedly seeking to claim Pam as his chosen one—placing all of Heaven’s occupants at risk.
The Hope Mother is a unique and uplifting debut novel that offers an alternative view of the afterlife. Anyone who has ever lost someone special—whether it is a child, a relative, a friend, or even a beloved pet—will find comfort and hope in this story.
Prayer is a mystery that we struggle to understand. Do you realize that your prayer life is a reflection of your relationship with Christ? Almighty God has given us unlimited access to His throne of grace and with that access there is power!
Power to transform your life and the lives others. I have experienced this power in my own life. God in His goodness rescued me from the dark and dangerous path my life was headed down.
In this award winning book, you will read about some of the magnificent blessings available to you as you strengthen your prayer life while seeking God in prayer.
When you make prayer a priority and pray with purpose; God’s power will be revealed and lives are transformed!
Are you ready to unleash God’s power in your life?
Stronger faith, a closer relationship with God. You can have assurance that He hears your prayers, and you receive direction when you hear from Him. Talking with God gives you indescribable hope that will transform your life!
After centuries of religiously motivated war, the world has been split in two. Now the Blessed Lands are ruled by pure faith, while in the Republic, reason is the guiding light-two different realms, kept apart and at peace by a treaty and an ocean.
Children of the Republic, Helena and Jason were inseparable in their youth, until fate sent them down different paths. Grief and duty sidetracked Helena's plans, and Jason came to detest the hollowness of his ambitions.
These two damaged souls are reunited when a tiny boat from the Blessed Lands crashes onto the rocks near Helena's home after an impossible journey across the forbidden ocean. On board is a single passenger, a nine-year-old girl named Kailani, who calls herself The Daughter of the Sea and the Sky. A new and perilous purpose binds Jason and Helena together again, as they vow to protect the lost innocent from the wrath of the authorities, no matter the risk to their future and freedom.
But is the mysterious child simply a troubled little girl longing to return home? Or is she a powerful prophet sent to unravel the fabric of a godless Republic, as the outlaw leader of an illegal religious sect would have them believe? Whatever the answer, it will change them all forever... and perhaps their world as well.
A Christmas fairy tale for all ages!
The Journey of Joseph Winter is a heartwarming holiday story in the tradition of It’s a Wonderful Life and A Miracle on 34th Street.
Joseph Winter is a good and gentle man, but he carries with him the pain and regret of a childhood mistake.
When a package mysteriously arrives on his doorstep, he is invited on a trek that defies logic.
Traveling far from his quaint home in St. Paul into the snowy landscapes of the Arctic, the journey takes him in search of the one man who may be able to help him find peace—Santa Claus.
No mountain is too high in the pursuit of enlightenment…
While most children played with toys, one boy received visions of a white-robed Holy Man. The American grew from adolescence to manhood, but he never forgot the images of his guru. When his teacher tells the 50-year-old pupil to leave the U.S. and find him on the other side of the world, the middle-aged student jumps on a plane bound for India…
But the American’s journey of self-discovery has just begun. In the mystical mountain passes of the Himalayas, he approaches exactly what the Holy Man has prepared him for his whole life. Can the American find spiritual truth and Enlightenment in the modern world?
The Whisper of a Saint is an awe-inspiring spiritual novel. If you like the exploration of philosophical questions, ancient Indian spiritual guidance, and vibrant portrayals of the Himalayan wilderness, then you’ll love Richard Dietrich Maddox’s empowering tale.
HE NEEDED HELP.
SO THEY TOOK HIM IN.
AND TRIED TO BE LOYAL.
BUT IT COST THEM BIG TIME!
Are you yearning to be closer to God? Then, one of the best places to start is by examining men and women who were handpicked by God and placed in His word. In reading “What is the Woman Saying”, you will examine biblical female forerunners in detail and extract insights into their character and Godly drive. These women were thirsty for righteousness and both men and women have much to learn from them.
Some might feel that a woman’s place is to be relegated to the side-lines and their importance downplayed. However, this is far from the true bible way and what God intended. In scripture, their impact and significance are invaluable and in many cases their influenced is unmatched. Their stories deeply add and brings greater life to the pages of Gods word and showcases the power of women.
What these women said in ‘Words’ and ‘Actions’ will transform your life and have you yearning to understand more of them. Not only this, but it will make you desirous to be formed in their image, holy and upright before God and influencing everything they touched.
The book allows you to:
Now Is the Time to Live God’s Dream for Your Life!
Big Dreams, Scary Giants, and Itty-Bitty Grasshoppers: Letting God Make His Dreams for You Come True is a message about love, grace, forgiveness, and the calling of God. It’s about living BIG dreams. It is also about overcoming the scary giants you will face while pursuing your dream and defeating the “I’m just a grasshopper” feelings that will attempt to hold you back.
Big Dreams, Scary Giants, and Itty-Bitty Grasshoppers will...
• Inspire you as you marvel at who God is and the wondrous ways He intervenes in the lives of His children
• Reveal the depths of God’s love for you and His deep desire to establish a life-transforming relationship with you
• Encourage you to pursue God’s big dream and perfect plan for your life
Through the enthralling and dynamic story of the BIG dream God gave to author Kristin Johnson for The Shepherd’s Haven Ranch, you will be stirred to envision God’s BIG dream for your own life. Prepare yourself! It will not be a manageable dream you can accomplish on your own. It will be a huge, giant-sized dream that you could never accomplish in your own strength, or through your own knowledge, wisdom, capability, or resources. You will have to depend on Him every step of the way to accomplish it. Big Dreams, Scary Giants, and Itty-Bitty Grasshoppers will show you how. Start living your dream today!