Religious and Inspirational

Religious and Inspirational

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).

 

Better Than You Think: Developing Awareness for a More Fulfilling Life

by Robert Commodari

 

You know there's more to life than what you're experiencing now.

But how do you go deeper?

Life today moves faster than it ever has before, and perhaps you're feeling the toll. You work all day, raise your children, slip in activities with your family and friends, and maybe take a few moments for yourself. But despite having a full life, you don't feel fulfilled.

Robert Commodari has been there. A husband, father of three, and a real estate professional, he lived frantically, moving through his days at ninety miles an hour and yet never feeling like he was getting anywhere. Desperate for change, Rob slowed down to reflect on the kind of man he wanted to be, and he had an epiphany: If he sought more meaning in his life, he had to start by focusing on what his experiences, big and small, meant in the greater scope of his existence rather than just rushing through each day blindly.

This was his first step on the path of awareness.

Awareness is not something that comes naturally. It takes work and mindfulness. In Better Than You Think, Rob uses his own experiences and stories to explain how a daily awareness practice will help you:

  • build the four traits that contribute to a fulfilled life

  • identify exactly what you want from life and how to get it

  • recognize and appreciate the blessings you already have

  • embrace the power of unconditional love

As you develop your own awareness with Rob as your guide, you will be inspired. Every day will bring new revelations about who you are and an understanding about who you are becoming. You will find peace with yourself and others, reducing the conflict and stress in your life. You will feel a deeper connection to God and your personal desires and passions, allowing you to confidently share your wisdom with friends and family.

When you are aware of your experiences and their meaning, you will find the satisfaction and joy you seek. Begin your journey to a more fulfilled life today.

 

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The Obscured Journey: Rise from the Fog of Uncertainty

by Jerald Albritton

 

The human condition is one riddled with complexities about the path we yearn for, who we are and what we believe.

 

We have become so dogmatic in our own beliefs that when they don’t come to fruition or we find them to be a hoax, our journey can come crashing down with doubt, fear, and uncertainty. Many individuals think they know why they are doing what they do, where they will end up, or who they wish to be in 3 to 7 years until a catastrophic event called life occurs.

We dream to live adventurously but the fear of change confines us to only existing, which is to survive in the fog of society thus creating a disoriented/invisible sensation. The unknown causes our thoughts to imprison us as we ponder if we will ever be content or if we will forever be in debt paying bills. We work hard to be accepted instead of acknowledged. We wonder about our next occupation or what comes after retirement. We worry about things we can’t control then suffer from anxiety. Our breath is limited by our determination and imagination yet those things we can take hold of.

We exclaim at times to be lost, but to be lost is to know where X marks the spot yet unclear on how to get there. So the question is:

 

What’s the Journey Toward X?

 

This book is meant to help you not only choose your path, but how to choose it wisely and magnanimously.

 

 
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131 Holiday Conversations: Creative, Christ-honoring Conversation Starters for Couples and Families

by Jed Jurchenko

 

Break out of the hectic rush and reclaim wonder! These fun conversation starters for couples and families will help you connect with your loved ones and enjoy the holidays to their fullest!

 

Holiday Questions for Couples and Families

People are busier than ever, which causes time to feel like it flys by. Happily, this doesn't have to happen to you. Break out of the hustle-and-bustle instead. First, discover five key principles for connecting with your loved ones closely. Then, use the engaging questions that follow to put these fundamental principles into action. Whether you are dating, engaged, or raising a family, this book is sure to spark an abundance of laughter, connection, and holiday joy. This holiday questions book hones in on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years, Valentine's, and Easter.

Creative Conversation Starters Include:

  • Imagine you have the opportunity to spend Christmas in any part of the world. Where would you go, what would you do, and whom would you take with you?
  • If you could travel back in time and change one event from the past year, what would it be, and why?
  • Psalm 118:1 says, "Give thanks to the Lord for he is good." How has God shown you His goodness this year?
  • In your opinion, is love more of a feeling or more of an action, and why? Begin your answer by assigning a percentage to each. For example, "I think love is 60 percent feelings and 40 percent action because..."

Don't allow the Holidays to fly by. Connect with your loved ones and grow your holiday wonder instead. Simply scroll back up to the top of this page and click, "Buy now!" This creative conversation starter book will guide you every step of the way!

Other books in The Creative Conversation Starters Series include:

  • 131 Creative Conversations for Couples
  • 131 Engaging Conversations for Couples
  • 131 Necessary Conversations Before Marriage
  • 131 Creative Conversations for Families
  • 131 Conversations That Engage Kids
  • 131 Conversations for Stepfamily Success

 

 
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The Outlook of a Happy Fella: A Journey to Joy

by Randy McIntire



“I LOVE THIS BOOK! IT’S ENGAGING, FUN TO READ, AND A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO IMPROVE THE WAY WE LOOK AT LIFE —PROVING “JOY” CAN STILL BE ATTAINED.”

This is an easy book to read with a clear step-by-step method to lead a happier life. It is written in an engaging, conversational style that draws the reader in, showing how “joy” can still be achieved. You will find yourself smiling and nodding as you recognize yourself in certain situations.

“THIS BOOK IS ABOUT TAKING BACK YOUR POWER OVER YOUR EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HABITS TO CREATE A FULLER AND MORE JOYOUS LIFE.”

It shows how the author decided to become a happy fella who celebrates the joys of being alive. Along his journey of transformation, he developed a series of strategies, mental exercises, attitude checkups all aimed at becoming a more positive, happy, and confident person.

He shares these lessons with others with the writing of “The Outlook of a Happy Fella — A Journey to Joy.”

This book will prompt self-examination. In the end, you are confronted with two questions:

Do I want to become a calmer, happier person?

How do I do that?

 

 
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131 Creative Conversations For Couples

by Jed Jurchenko


Take your relationship from dull and bland to passionate, inspired, and connected, as your grow your insights into your significant other's inner world!

These 131 creative conversation starters are for couples who desire to level-up their relationship by diving into fun, creative, share your inner-world conversations! Some questions are funny, and designed to liven up the mood. Others are meant to inspire, and help you and your partner scheme and dream about the future. Then, there are the spiritual questions, written to help you team-up as you grow you faith together.


This book is all about creating intimacy, or in-to-me-see. That is, it's designed to help you see into your partner's heart, and share your own inner world. Whether you are newly dating, or nearing your golden anniversary, these questions are for you! As a psychology professor, husband, daddy, and Christ-follower, I am great at asking questions. Not those easy to answer, surface-level questions. But the deep questions that lead to intimate discussion.


So what are you waiting for?

Kindle you love, grow you friendship, and deepen your romance. Use the questions in this book to create incredible date nights and build awesome memories with your loved one!


The Story Behind This Book

When Jenny and I dated, I carried a questions book in the trunk of my car. The two of us, worked thought he book--question by question--at coffee shops, while relaxing on the beach,on during dinner dates.

Today, I am honored to begin passing on this joyful opportunity to future generations. Download thee-book, carry it on your phone, and never have a boring date again! These creative, Christ-honoring, conversations are sure to lead to many incredible conversations, and happy memories that will last a lifetime!


Sample Conversation Starters
 
  • Imagine that you could send a letter back in time to your younger self. What would your message say and to which year would you send it?
  • What are you currently doing to nurture yourself spiritually? Are there spiritual activities that you did in the past that you  miss?
  • Would you rather be unable to have children at all, or only be able to birth quadruplets? Why?
     
 
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Giving God Your Whole Heart

by Bridget A. Thomas


Our lives should be satisfying. Yet too often we feel empty inside, as though we are just a spectator watching our own lives pass us by. In Giving God Your Whole Heart, Bridget A. Thomas shows us how to discover the contentment we all long for. She shares stories from her own journey, as well as Biblical insight, to help us live a life of peace and joy. Once you decide to stop going through the motions and to start living, your life will be transformed. This book will help you see positive changes in every area of your life and finally find true fulfillment. Are you ready?

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Power Up

by Jessie Mattis


Eleven-year-old Lexi has learned all there is to know about God … or so she thinks until Miss Kate arrives and shakes up Kids’ Church with her new ideas. As if it’s not enough that Lexi has to get her history grade up or miss out on the class trip with her friends, her new relationship with the Holy Spirit is suddenly put to the test when a family crisis strikes. Can Lexi trust that God is good in the middle of all this pressure?

 
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Love in December: A Yearly, Texas Romance (The Yearly, Texas Romance Series Book 2)

by Bokerah Brumley

Secrets and small towns don't mix.

Leah Martin has a secret that she's not ready to admit to the world: she's pregnant. Leah has always wanted to be a mom, but the circumstances are all wrong. When a local contractor, Beau Hill, bumps into her at the doctor's office two towns over, Leah is certain it won't be long before all of Yearly knows her private business. So she corners the handsome handyman and demands he keep her pregnancy news quiet until she's ready to tell.

Beauregard Franklin Hill, or "Beau" to those who know him best, is a pragmatic man. The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Yet, when he inadvertently stumbles into Leah Martin's private life, he knows he has to do something to help the new mom. The only problem? Beau doesn't know how to assemble a baby shower, and he's in way over his head.

They both just might fall head-over-heels into happily ever after.

Love in December has a touch of laughter, a few tears, and a lot of heart in a small-town, secret-child romance.
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Each book in The Yearly, Texas Romance Series is a standalone romance. They can be read in any order.

 
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Design Smarts: Inspiration for Home+life

by Mitzi Beach

Design Smarts by Mitzi Beach is a powerful and practical guide for people who are joining that elite club known as 50—over 50. You will be challenged as you realize that these years that you formerly dreaded just might be the best years of your life. Mitzi presents a vibrant blueprint that encompasses your home life, your mindset, your health, your family and your faith.

 
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Jesus Promised Victory: Why Does It Seem so Elusive?

by Ken Gould


Are you frustrated with trying to live the Christian life?

Do your struggles with sin discourage you?

Have you been taught you can't ever win the battle . . . that as long as you are living, you will fall short?

Jesus told people to sin no more. Rather than tell them the struggle with sin and Satan would be difficult, He said, "My yoke is easy and my burden is light." Jesus doesn't ask us to do the impossible.

Ken Gould rejected distorted teachings about God and was an atheist for twenty years, until God revealed His existence to him. Afterward, he recognized Christianity wasn't something to be taken lightly. His highest priority became to know God and understand His counsel.

Gould says, "It is possible to live a godly life in victory. What we believe about God affects our ability to live a victorious life."

In this guidebook on living in God's victory, learn:

How to cooperate with God to attain the victory He has for you.
How our definition of sin can remove frustration and allow us to live a godly life.
How believing lies about God keeps us from escaping our rebellious, sinful attitudes.
The interaction between natural laws and sin.
"God's truth sets us free from Satan's slavery and it's lies about God that keep us trapped."

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The Butterfly Recluse (Contemporary Christian Romance)

by Therese Heckenkamp


Learning to love is like learning to fly . . .
Eccentric. Weird. Crazy. Whatever people call her, Lila doesn’t mind. Most of the time. She finds solace in her sheltered world by raising butterflies and surrounding herself with their gentle beauty. They’re all she needs.

Most of the time.

Until a motorcycle-riding stranger roars up her driveway, invading her safe haven, throwing her life off-kilter, and forcing her to question everything. Persistent and stubborn, Harvey Sanford may be just what she needs—or everything she doesn’t.

He’s easy on the eyes, but hard on her emotions. What exactly is he after, and what is he not telling her? Should she safeguard her heart or follow it?

As a summer wedding approaches, Lila must decide how much she’s willing to risk for a chance at true happiness. In one intense night of desperation and revelation, she must confront her darkest fears—and hopefully discover that with faith and courage, shattered dreams can be restored, damaged hearts can love again, and broken wings can heal . . . maybe even fly.

A clean, inspirational, sweet summer romance!

Recommended for fans of contemporary Christian romance authors such as Courtney Walsh, Liz Isaacson, and Becky Wade.

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Daughter of Texas (Texas Ranger Justice)

by Terri Reed

Discover the Texas Ranger Justice series where danger lurks in the Lone Star State

Texas Ranger Ben Fritz would give his life to protect Corinna Pike. After all, she’s his captain’s beloved daughter—and the only witness to her father’s murder. When the assassin targets Corinna, Ben dedicates himself to her safety…while keeping his distance. The beautiful ballerina deserves better than a rough-and-tough ranger. Yet Corinna refuses to ignore the draw between them, just as she refuses to give in to fear as danger grows. Ben will need her courage—and love—to guide him through the line of fire when the killer strikes again.

Originally published in 2011

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The Whisper of a Saint

by Richard Dietrich Maddox

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.

Buy The Whisper of a Saint to embark on your own journey to enlightenment today!

 

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Organizing Her Life: How My Journey Can Help You Declutter Your Spaces and Your Life

by Laura Souders

***Amazon Bestseller***
Do you feel overwhelmed by clutter, shuffling piles from one place to another?
Are you fulfilled by your life path?
In Organizing Her Life, Laura Souders, Professional Organizer and motivational speaker, invites us into her personal journey, traveling through her struggles and triumphs, to create a meaningful life. She shares how small steps led her to big change that positively impacted her physical space as well as her life path. Organizing Her Life is for people who want to improve their lives, without getting bogged down by reference books about organizing. In Organizing Her Life you will:

•Learn Laura’s 4 Step System for organizing any space
•Discover ways to change your mindset about things you own
•Gather easy to use, applicable tips to organize
•Gain knowledge to help find your passion
•Be inspired to improve your life

Transform not only the rooms in your home, but the spaces in your life, to have that calm, inspired existence we all desire.
ORGANIZING HER LIFE is combination of a fun beach novel, a great how to get organized guide, and a thought-provoking follow your dreams self-help book - I loved it! Laura humanizes organizing giving just enough information that the reader can absorb it but not so much that they get overwhelmed and bogged down. Mixing in inspiration and her own family story that I certainly could identify with – I just couldn’t wait to read more. - Ellen Faye, COC®, CPO ®Productivity and Leadership Coach | Certified Organizer Coach® | Certified Professional Organizer®Past President: National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO)

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The Producer's Unlikely Bride: A Clean Christian Opposites Attract Romance (Blushing Brides Book 6)

by Lorana Hoopes

 

He's given up on love. She's a romance writer. When they are thrown together, will love bloom or sparks fly?

Justin Miller is one of the producers and host of the reality dating show Who Wants To Marry a Cowboy, but he's tired of helping others find love. He's tired of love in general. Why can't it just be a little business arrangement, like everything else in his life? His business partner sends him on a little vacation to clear his head, and cheer him up. It was just supposed to be a week at a cottage on the beach. Until he meets Ava.

Romance writer Ava McDermott believes in love even though she has yet to find the one for her. However, after struggling with her current book, she decides to take a few days off and recharge at a cottage by the sea. She expected some time alone, but when a strange man shows up, she finds herself in a romance of her own.

Justin and Ava must decide if it's time to create their own fairy tale ending, even if it's not real. A fictional relationship for two people who are ready to escape reality sounds like the perfect plan, until it isn't. Real feelings can get hurt, even when you're fake dating someone. Image isn't everything, and Ava and Justin have to choose. Is love real, or make believe?

A new inspirational Christian romance by Amazon best selling author Lorana Hoopes, this story focuses on second chances and trusting God to bring the right people into your life at the right time. Though titled the sixth book in the series, this is Lorana's second book in the Blushing Brides series and follows The Cowboy's Reality Bride. Follow the journey by clicking the button above.

 

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Extraordinary Hope

by Elizabeth Ann Wallace


Extraordinary Hope is a 30-day devotional that helps readers become strengthened, uplifted, and full of hope. Without hope, it is impossible to move forward and everything seems difficult or even overwhelming. Elizabeth Ann Wallace reveals that there is always hope no matter what someone is facing and explores a scripture each day concerning hope. She also includes stories about extraordinary people along the way. Extraordinary Hope shares the important message about why hope is a crucial part of our lives. The stories included not only impacted the lives of the people who lived them and those around them, but also shaped history. This devotional deepens faith and leaves readers knowing they have hope, no matter what they’re facing.

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The Songbird and the Secret (Of Time and Eternity Book 1)

by Celena Janton


When Katharina Simeon makes a secret promise, she never stops to wonder what consequences may come of it. Yet 200 years later, far from her home in 18th century England, that very promise is carried across time and the Atlantic to rest upon her descendant...

Melissa Benjamin discovers her eleventh great grandmother's journal while researching her senior history project. Sent down a path she never imagined venturing, Katharina's intriguing story leads Melissa on a quest to find the parents she's never known even as she unravels a secret spanning generations. During her search, history buff and schoolgirl crush, Tom Berington, offers to help… but will his aid come at a price too high to pay? And what secrets of his own is Tom hiding?

The Songbird and the Secret is a blend of historical and contemporary Christian fiction sweeping from 18th century England to pre-Revolutionary America, onward to life today. As the reader discovers Katharina's thrilling story along with Melissa, a mysterious tale weaves together the lives of these two women separated by hundreds of years but joined through an ancient family secret. When each is faced with heartrending disappointment, will she cling to the one who loves her unconditionally?

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Magnetic Faith: A Bold Guide To Creating The Breakthrough Life You Want God's Way

by David Ramos

 

How do you transform the impossible into the inevitable? It begins with the power of your faith.

 

If you've ever felt like God must have better for you than where you are right now, you are correct! This powerful book will show you exactly how to achieve the extraordinary life you were created to live.

In Magnetic Faith you will dive into the Biblical formula for activating your faith as well as: 

  • Discover the "Triangle of What Controls You" - and how to begin controlling it 
  • How Colossians 3 lays out the exact steps you need to take in order to transform your life 
  • The 7 Core Identities, Mindsets, and Habits God wants you to walk in - and the profound benefits of each 

If you have reached a point in your life where you know there is more out there for you, but you feel as though you are stuck: this book is for you.

Magnetic Faith is not just another informative title to add to your bookshelf. It's a manual on how to break out of the ordinary and claim the exceptional life God has for you.

What happens next is up to you.

Buy your copy of Magnetic Faith today!

 

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A Journey of Souls

by Michael Mckinney


After ten people reach the end of their earthly life they awaken to find themselves in strangely familiar surroundings. In a realm where the past, present and future flow freely in and out of each other without contradiction they encounter a mysterious woman named Brianna who greets them in their soul's journey. From an innocent child to a vicious serial killer, from a lovingly faithful wife to an unrepentant sex addict, all are directed to a destination that is woven from the fabric of their own individual histories and personal life stories. Contained in these pages is a powerful glimpse of what lies beyond the boundary of temporal human experience.

Have you ever wondered what it will be like to close your eyes for the last time and leave this world behind? For ten individuals who encounter the beautiful and mysterious Brianna in their soul's journey after death, that question is answered and answered dramatically.

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Daily Devotions for Lent 2019 (The Living Gospel)

by Charles Paolino

 

The pastoral insight of Deacon Charles Paolino and the spiritually rich Lenten Gospel readings enliven the popular five-step format of The Living Gospel devotional series. In Daily Devotions for Lent 2019, Paolino’s engaging reflections will focus your prayer from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday and make your season of conversion refreshingly fruitful.

Daily Devotions for Lent 2019 offers soul-searching direction and challenges you to stay focused on the disciplines of Lent: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

Popular columnist and preacher Deacon Charles Paolino, managing editor at RENEW International, will inspire you along the way with stories from his personal life and parish ministry.

Each day’s two-page devotion begins with a simple call to prayer followed by a psalm verse and a brief scripture passage. Paolino’s daily reflections help you connect your everyday life with the call to repentance and conversion we hear during Lent. His insights and guidance are reinforced with a focused spiritual exercise for the day and summed up with a brief prayer asking God’s blessing, mercy, and courage.

The compact size and affordable pricing make this ideal for individuals as well as bulk purchases in parishes, schools, diocesan offices, and other Catholic settings.

The Living Gospel series of devotionals for Lent and Advent offers spiritual insight and practical wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. A new voice each season and a simple format invite Catholics to hear and embrace the living Word of God.

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