Friday, June 29, 2012

Free Bible Studies online

I received this email the other day -- you might want to follow the link it lists:


Dear Julie,

I saw your blog today, and thought you might like to know about the free Kindle Bible study books from my website, www.usefulbible.com. Hope you enjoy them.

Kind regards,
Keith Simons
I did notice quite a few free Bible studies for download at Keith's site -- and his bio lists him as having an evangelical background. Check them out.

Promise Book Free on Kindle

Promises of Comfort from God's Word (Baker), free on Kindle today. Also free on www.christianbook.com.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

REJOYCE: "The Legacy Continues"

Just discovered this blog today from Joyce Rogers -- with whom I worked to help prepare her husband Dr. Adrian Rogers' ministry biography, Love Worth Finding. I'm subscribing -- and I hope you will too. Joyce is a special lady -- and it's great to know her ministry continues. REJOYCE: "The Legacy Continues":

Friday, June 22, 2012

Caregiver Devotional: The Gospel ... According to Jesus

Caregiver Devotional: The Gospel ... According to Jesus:
Jesus preached repentance as His core message (Matt. 4:17). So did John the Baptist to prepare the way before Him (Matt. 3:2). In a chapter of my new book, I give a more complete explanation of what this means (It’s called The GOD Interviews and I hope you’ll read it when it releases in September 2012), but here’s the gist. ...

Thursday, June 21, 2012

State of the Industry

I read a fantastic article this morning -- and you must read it, too. It's an intelligent, well-documented presentation of how eBooks are sweeping the world. It also features info on which segments of the market are growing (like poetry, which has grown 121%) and which are losing in the new publishing environment. Read Off the eBook Shelf -- and then let me know what you think.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Vote Against Jargon

We're always chiding writing students about removing Christian jargon from our writing so audiences will understand us. It looks like our industry isn't the only one to suffer from the jargon malady. Forbes magazine recently did this tongue-in-cheek article on the topic, titled Jargon Madness (think March madness!). Worth a read.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Christian Publishing Industry

Here's a great Q&A with Geoff Dennis of Crossway Publishers in the current issue of Christian Retailing. He discusses e-publishing, Bible translations, and other state-of-the-industry items of interest: http://www.christianretailing.com/index.php/general/24713-in-conversation-geoff-dennis

Monday, June 11, 2012

Free studies from Kyria/Christianity Today

Kyria, the women's ezine that replaced Today's Christian Woman a few years ago, occasionally offers free samples of women's Bible studies, ezines, and eBooks on its website. Today, I found six great free downloads there: http://todayschristianwomanstore.com/freesamples.html

I downloaded several of them, including Leading with Confidence, which I'm finding insightful and useful.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Contemporary Translation - CEB - FREE on Kindle today

This is a 9.95 value -- free today on Kindle, the Common English Bible -- the marketing materials call it: "a new version that the typical reader or worshipper is able to understand. 115 leading biblical scholars from 22 faith traditions and 77 reading specialists in 13 denominations worked on this translation."

You may not want to use it for your scholarly preparation, but it's another great reference for light reading and devotions.

Those who prefer Nook by B&N, here's your link: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/ceb-common-english-bible-common-english-bible/1104637017

Saturday, June 2, 2012

CL title by Cheri Hill -- FREE on Kindle Today

Beginning at the End (Finding God When Your World Falls Apart) free on Kindle today. Here's a quote from Cheri's book: "When you feel as though your life is falling apart, it’s really just falling into place in the hands of God. He’s taking your 'Ending' and transforming it into His 'Beginning.' When all hope is gone . . . there is faith. "