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).
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In these pages, New York Times bestselling author Shauna Niequist invites you to consider the landscape of your own life, and what it might look like to leave behind the pressure to be perfect and begin the life-changing practice of simply being present, in the middle of the mess and the ordinariness of life.
As she puts it: "A few years ago, I found myself exhausted and isolated, my soul and body sick. I was tired of being tired, burned out on busy. And, it seemed almost everyone I talked with was in the same boat: longing for connection, meaning, depth, but settling for busy.
"I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend, neighbor, writer, and I know all too well that settling feeling. But over the course of the last few years, I've learned a way to live, marked by grace, love, rest, and play. And it's changing everything.
"Present Over Perfect is an invitation to this journey that changed my life. I’ll walk this path with you, a path away from frantic pushing and proving, and toward your essential self, the one you were created to be before you began proving and earning for your worth."
Written in Shauna's warm and vulnerable style, this collection of essays focuses on the most important transformation in her life, and maybe yours too: leaving behind busyness and frantic living and rediscovering the person you were made to be. Present Over Perfect is a hand reaching out, pulling you free from the constant pressure to perform faster, push harder, and produce more, all while maintaining an exhausting image of perfection.
Shauna offers an honest account of what led her to begin this journey, and a compelling vision for an entirely new way to live: soaked in grace, rest, silence, simplicity, prayer, and connection with the people that matter most to us.
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Pierce Brown’s relentlessly entertaining debut channels the excitement of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
“Ender, Katniss, and now Darrow.”—Scott Sigler
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“I live for the dream that my children will be born free,” she says. “That they will be what they like. That they will own the land their father gave them.”
“I live for you,” I say sadly.
Eo kisses my cheek. “Then you must live for more.”
Darrow is a Red, a member of the lowest caste in the color-coded society of the future. Like his fellow Reds, he works all day, believing that he and his people are making the surface of Mars livable for future generations. Yet he spends his life willingly, knowing that his blood and sweat will one day result in a better world for his children.
But Darrow and his kind have been betrayed. Soon he discovers that humanity reached the surface generations ago. Vast cities and lush wilds spread across the planet. Darrow—and Reds like him—are nothing more than slaves to a decadent ruling class.
Inspired by a longing for justice, and driven by the memory of lost love, Darrow sacrifices everything to infiltrate the legendary Institute, a proving ground for the dominant Gold caste, where the next generation of humanity’s overlords struggle for power. He will be forced to compete for his life and the very future of civilization against the best and most brutal of Society’s ruling class. There, he will stop at nothing to bring down his enemies . . . even if it means he has to become one of them to do so.
BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from Pierce Brown's Golden Son.
“[A] spectacular adventure . . . one heart-pounding ride . . . Pierce Brown’s dizzyingly good debut novel evokes The Hunger Games, Lord of the Flies, and Ender’s Game. . . . [Red Rising] has everything it needs to become meteoric.”—Entertainment Weekly
“[A] top-notch debut novel . . . Red Rising ascends above a crowded dystopian field.”—USA Today
“Red Rising is a sophisticated vision. . . . Brown will find a devoted audience.”—Richmond Times-Dispatch
“A story of vengeance, warfare and the quest for power . . . reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Game of Thrones.”—Kirkus Reviews
The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition
The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell, mythology was the “song of the universe, the music of the spheres.” With Bill Moyers, one of America’s most prominent journalists, as his thoughtful and engaging interviewer, The Power of Myth touches on subjects from modern marriage to virgin births, from Jesus to John Lennon, offering a brilliant combination of intelligence and wit.
This extraordinary book reveals how the themes and symbols of ancient narratives continue to bring meaning to birth, death, love, and war. From stories of the gods and goddesses of ancient Greece and Rome to traditions of Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, a broad array of themes are considered that together identify the universality of human experience across time and culture. An impeccable match of interviewer and subject, a timeless distillation of Campbell’s work, The Power of Myth continues to exert a profound influence on our culture.
Does God have someone for you?
These 7 clear signs will give you great insight into what God is promising you!
Countless numbers of people wonder if God has someone out there for them. Fears of lifelong singleness can easily creep in when we don't have certainty about what God is promising us. The Bible gives clear direction for how to have discernment in this area.
If you are someone who desires confirmation that God has a spouse for you, these "7 signs" will be a great encouragement to you. This eBook will walk you through the Biblical process of discernment and teach you how to know if God is promising you a spouse.
For detailed discernment that you are not waiting in vain for a spouse, I strongly encourage you to get this exclusive content.
Here is what some are saying about "7 Signs that God has Someone for You":
"This is an amazing book, filled with biblical examples, personal anecdotes, compelling reasoning, and wise and encouraging advice. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND it to anyone who is single, and to all the friends of single people. It can change the way you think about God and his perfect will for your life." Dr. Jim Taylor Jr.
"Great book! Really gives insight and makes you think. Highly recommended!" Bryce Hayden
"If you have been looking and wondering if there is someone out there for you as a partner. The author of this book gives you the 7 signs you should be looking for in your quest to find that special someone." Tari Terrell
A few excerpts:
"If our faith rests on anything other than God’s power, we risk walking in perpetual doubt simply so that we will never be disappointed. But isn’t a life of doubt and unbelief already a disappointment?"
"Don’t think that just because you want it, it means God wants something different!"
"Sometimes God is making us thirst for the very thing He is going to give us."
"So if you hear stories all of the time about how people fell in love, don’t get jealous—get inspired! It may be God’s way of showing you what He is about to give you, not showing you what you will never have."
"In the kingdom of God surrender means letting go, not giving up."
Wes Raley is a self-published author of two books about God's will for your life and relationships. Visit http://perfectmatchcoaching.com for more.
365 Gospel-Centered Devotions for the Whole Year
Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren’t enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel.
Forget “behavior modification” or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we’ll be prepared to trust in God’s goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.
A memoir of overcoming pain, fear and doubt, and allowing faith to lead the way to a miraculous life.
You can only resist God's call for so long. Ask Moses, ask Paul… ask MaryAnne Connor.
As the owner of a successful real estate marketing firm, MaryAnne Connor, appeared to have it all. A happy marriage, the respect of her peers and a thriving career. But denial was her stronghold, and her enemy. She suffered from chronic pain, a dependency on pain medication and her marriage was failing.
And then there were God's whispers. They were getting louder. He wanted her to shift to a life of helping others. But how could He use her when she was so broken?
After years of resistance, she surrendered to His call, left everything behind and stepped onto the darkest streets of her city. There she found a kinship with other broken-hearted souls and the burning desire to help the poor and hungry. And so the genesis of NightShift Street Ministries began, along with an incredible series of miracles to conquer every obstacle put in her path.
Purchase The Shift today, walk in MaryAnne’s footsteps and take a remarkable journey to a place of love, hope & purpose.
Bestselling author Anne Graham Lotz will teach you how to pray effectively for your nation, for your families, and for yourself.
Many people today find that their prayers don’t “work.” And like a broken cell phone, DVD player, or TV remote, they throw prayer out as unnecessary “clutter” in their busy lives. Anne Graham Lotz has found that while prayer does work, sometimes the “pray-ers” don’t. So she has turned to the prophet Daniel for help.
The Daniel Prayer is born deep within your soul, erupts through your heart, and pours out on your lips, words created by and infused with the Spirit of God quivering with spiritual electricity. It’s really not an everyday type of prayer. It’s a prayer birthed under pressure. Heartache. Grief. Desperation. It can be triggered by a sudden revelation of hope. An answer to prayer, a promise freshly received, a miracle that lies just over the horizon.
Join Anne in a thrilling discovery of prayer that really works.
For extended study into The Daniel Prayer message, Anne has also created The Daniel Prayer video study and study guide. Available now.
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.
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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.
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.