If you own a Kindle, and you enjoy reading Christian fiction, it's always enjoyable to find some new books to read. Better yet, let them be free!
The following Christian fiction books are available on Amazon for no cost right now, although the prices may change. You may click on the book title or the book cover to get to the download page for that particular book. EnJOY!
For as long as she can remember, Gabrielle Hope has had the gift of knowing--visions that warn of things to come. When she and her mother joined the Pleasant Hill Shaker community in 1807, the community embraced her gift. But Gabrielle fears this gift, for the visions are often ones of sorrow and tragedy. When one of these visions comes to pass, a local doctor must be brought in to save the life of a young man, setting into motion a chain of events that will challenge Gabrielle's loyalty to the Shakers. As she falls deeper into a forbidden love for this man of the world, Gabrielle must make a choice. Can she experience true happiness in this simple and chaste community? Or will she abandon her brothers and sisters for a life of the unknown?
Soulful and filled with romance, The Outsider lets readers live within a bygone time among a unique and peculiar people. This tender and thought-provoking story will leave readers wanting more from this writer.
Ivy Malone has a curiosity that sometimes gets her into trouble, and it's only aggravated by her discovery that she can easily escape the public eye. So when vandals romp through the local cemetery, she takes advantage of her newfound anonymity and its unforeseen advantages as she launches her own unofficial investigation.
Despite her oddball humor and unconventional snooping, Ivy soon becomes discouraged by her failure to turn up any solid clues. And after Ivy witnesses something ominous and unexplained, she can't resist putting her investigative powers to work again. Even the authorities' attempts to keep Ivy out of danger and her nosy neighbor's match-making schemes can't slow her down. But will the determination that fuels this persistent, quirky sleuth threaten her very safety? If you enjoy mysteries, check out Invisible!
On the surface, All Through the Night is about a trained soldier with an amazing mind for numbers who settles in a retirement community to help them recover from a scam. Entertaining reading with that element alone because Bunn provides a beautiful woman, guns, explosions, fast boats and bad guys.
But the spiritual aspects drive the story. One fragile elderly lady determines to love Wayne and to pray for him. As his heart softens toward her, a deep transformation begins.
Bella Rossi may be nearing thirty, but her life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding planning business, Bella is determined not to let them down. She quickly books a "Boot Scoot'n" wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch--she's a country music numbskull because her family only listens to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Where will she find a DJ on such short notice who knows his Alan Jackson from his Keith Urban?
When a misunderstanding leads her to the DJ (and man) of her dreams, things start falling into place. But with a family like hers, nothing is guaranteed. Can the perfect Texan wedding survive a pizza-making uncle with mob ties, an aunt who is a lawsuit waiting to happen, and a massive delivery of 80 cowboy boots? And will Bella ever get to plan her own wedding?
Book one in the Weddings by Bella series, Fools Rush In is fun, fresh, and full of surprises. Readers will love the flavorful combination of Italian and Tex-Mex, and the hilarity that ensues when cultures clash.
Amy Mallory is a young and naive Christian relief worker who arrives in Afghanistan ready to take on the world and share her faith. Special Forces veteran Steve Wilson helped drive the Taliban from Kabul, but he’s since signed on with the private security firm tasked with protecting key members of the Afghani government. In Afghanistan, Jamil’s family was once wealthy and respected, but greed and enmity have destroyed Jamil’s hopes of a future; he lives day-to-day and is grateful for any small blessing. Windle builds on her own experience as a missionary in South America, and her sterling reputation for creating thrilling Christian evangelical fiction in her newest novel of international intrigue. Readers familiar with the demands and expectations of life in an Islamic country may find Amy’s behavior unrealistic, but Windle’s vivid descriptions and complex, high-stakes plot make for a fast-paced, intensely political drama that succeeds in bringing a fascinating culture to life. Take a peek at Veiled Freedom.
A Very Special Delivery: It was the surprise of a lifetime for recluse Molly McCreight when single dad Ethan Hunter entrusted her with his infant daughter while he delivered medicine to an elderly man during an ice storm. Past experience had taught Molly how fragile life could be, but she was touched by this stranger's faith in her abilities. Once the storm had passed, though, and her guests returned home, normalcy eluded Molly. The Hunters' presence had brought much-needed joy to her quiet world, but their absence threatened to crush her forever. Still, was she ready to admit that this tiny family held the key to the future she'd always secretly craved?
Debut author Stengl conjures the fantastic world of Parumvir. The kingdom's Princess Una is courted by Prince Aethelbald of Farthestshore. She, however, finds him insufficiently romantic and much too boring in his concerns for her safety as a dragon approaches the kingdom. When Una makes the wrong choice, catastrophe ensues for the princess and her family, and love, courage, and trust are needed when darkness engulfs the kingdom.
For those of you who enjoy Christian fantasy, Heartless may be for you.
Adrian “A-O” O’Neill comes from a long line of Reno firefighters. A day before the 10-year anniversary of his dad’s death in a fire, A-O defies orders and attempts to rescue a child thought to be trapped in a burning house. His actions get him suspended, prompting a trip to Mexico to visit his uncle, yet another ex-fireman.
While there, A-O puts his own life in peril once again to save a drowning boy. Will this successful rescue save him from his guilt over all that has gone wrong at home? Apparently not. Never completely recovering from the loss of his father caused him to lose his fiancée and possibly his nerve, for now the idea of entering a blaze terrifies him. Enter Julianne Caldwell, a fire-prevention analyst, who helps A-O find the faith to work through his demons, even as an arsonist terrorizes the town - Through the Fire.
In this day and age, cell phones can be a blessing. When I'm driving out of town, I appreciate being able to communicate with my family in case there is an emergency, car troubles, or just to say, "I love you."
Cell phones weren't always an everyday part of our lives. I think I was the last person amongst all of my friends and relatives to finally buy a cell phone! My husband had use of a work cell phone provided by his company, but he kept almost all calls to a minimum except for work-related calls. For me, we bought a TracFone that only costs $6 - $7 per month, right within our budget!
Our girls have asked us when they will have a cell phone of their own. We've told them that we'll help with that when they are 16 and driving around on their own. Of course, until then, they'll borrow my phone from time to time, when it is appropriate, but since I try to stretch out 800 minutes over a full year's time (I know, don't gasp!), they know that they can't use it to just chat with their friends. It's only in case they need to reach me to ask a question.
But they won't have complete freedom with their phones.
Every single family will have their own cell phone rules and responsibilities. Here are ours. We believe that some important ground rules will need to be set. For example, the last thing we want to see is our girls with a group of friends, and instead of everyone visiting and enjoying each other's company, they are all on their own phones, texting and browsing. They may think this is fun, but we aren't going to encourage this at all. This discourages "live" communication, and when I walk around and see a group of teens and adults just staring at their phone screens, instead of building relationships with each other, that discourages me. How sad.
When I graduated from high school in the 1980s, people would tell my parents that they enjoyed being around us because we children (teens at that point) would actually talk with them when they asked us a question. Since my sister and I were pretty shy back then, I'd say that a lot of this had to do with us sitting together at the dinner table each night, even through the high school years, and talking together as a family. We didn't always want to be sitting there as long as we did, but it was very good for our communication and listening skills!
Here are some other ground rules we'll set for our daughters' cell phone usage:
1. Elmer and I will be keeping track of their phone calls and texts. If they end up having something other than a TracFone, we'll make note of who they are calling, and if we don't recognize any phone numbers, we'll find out who they are from. Yes, this means that we'll need to go through the cell phone bill each month, but this is important, and it provides our children with a sense of accountability. We'll also have them make a Friends List of regular phone numbers so that we can more easily recognize who their close friends are.
2. Our children's cell phones will be checked in to us at night, before they go to bed. There's no reason they would need a cell phone at night while they are supposed to be sleeping! If there is a true emergency, their friends can always call us on our home phone. This helps eliminate temptations to stay up or be woken up at all hours of the night. I know lots of adults who complain about receiving texts and calls during the night, and how their sleep is disrupted. Well, that's a simple one to fix: turn them off! (Unless required to have it on due to work commitments and responsibilities.)
3. Disable the internet or pay to have the content filtered. While it is the hottest rage right now to have unlimited internet access on a smart phone or iPad Touch, it is also providing a huge temptation to access pornography and other immoral uses of the internet, without any controls in place. Obviously, when our children are adults and on their own, they will need to manage this temptation themselves, but even for my hubby and I, we pay each month to have our own computers kept free and clear of pornography and inappropriate content. We don't want to see it, either. We don't want to be tempted. If I ever own a smart phone, I, too, will pay extra money each month to have the content filtered.
4. If our family rules about cell phone use are broken, we will quietly take the cell phone away for a period of time. We've monitored and encouraged our children to have a heart for obedience and love toward Christ since they were babies, so why would this stop now? They're not 18 yet!
5. We will limit the amount of texting allowed on their phones, or pay for a service that will allow us to access their text messages from our own phones, if that is an option in a few years' time when we'll be providing them with a cell phone. I know, everyone and their dog will think that we are very strange to allow them to have only limited texting or "non-private" texting, but we feel the same way if it was excessive use of our home telephone or them doing anything that would take up a majority of their day. To many teens and young adults, as well as some adults I know, texting has become a "god." If they don't have their phone for a day, they feel lost and useless. I think this is sad!
6. While in a conversation with another person or an adult, we will encourage our children to not interrupt the conversation by answering a phone call or text. It is impolite to set aside one conversation with a person and allow ourselves to be interrupted by a phone call. We are able to see at a glance who made the call or sent the message, but we can always return the call later. We have the same rule when we have company in our home. If adult friends and family are visiting, we generally don't interrupt our visit to answer the phone. I let my answering machine pick up the call and take a message. That's its purpose!
Now, what about emergencies? Well, our family members know that if we don't answer the phone right away, and it is an emergency, they should call back immediately a second time. There have been a couple of times when I've realized it was an emergency, and I needed to take the call, even when we've had company at our home. But this has been rare.
7. We will teach our daughters not to say their phone number, their name, or other personal information aloud in public places or crowded settings. Anyone could remember their name and phone number and use that information in a negative way.
8. Don't text or use your cell phone while walking, especially while crossing a street or walking at night. When my girls were younger, they often wanted to continue reading "just one more page" while walking from the car to the grocery store, or when out and about and leaving the car or the library with their book. I wouldn't let them read while walking. It's really important to be able to take note of your surroundings and be aware of what is going on around you at all times. Reading a book, texting, or talking on a cell phone while walking around town leaves a person distracted and unable to provide full attention to his or her surroundings. This is especially important for girls and women to remember.
9. They should only share their cell phone numbers with people whom they know and trust, and they should never respond to text messages from an unknown or unrecognizable number. There are methods to block suspicious or unknown calls on cell phones, and for good reason.
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