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The Free Audiobook of the Month for October is Follow Me by David Platt. Follow Me asks the key question: What does following Jesus really look like? Follow Me is a life and death message for all who claim the name of Christ. Jesus' call to follow him is more than an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life. And find new life in him. Special thanks to Tyndale House Publishers for this gracious offer.
University of Chicago Press monthly freebie:
Black Patriots and Loyalists: Fighting for Emancipation in the War for Independence
392 pages | 6×8 | ©2012E-book Free! See below (about e-books)
ISBN: 9780226293073 Published April 2012
ISBN: 9780226101552 Published September 2013
“Most of us think we know the story of the American Revolution, but after reading Alan Gilbert’s amazing book I realize that what most of us know is less than half of the story.”—Hilary Putnam, Harvard University
Murder in Provence is currently free - this is #3 in a series and is getting good reviews
The third installment in the Maggie Newberry mysteries, this book takes the reader further into the sleepy little French town, of St-Buvard, where Maggie and her new husband discover not one but four murders to spice up their tenure in Provence.
Monthly freebie from Arc Manor/Phoenix Pick:
ROBERT A. HEINLEIN
ISBN 978-1-61242-238-1, 254 Pages, Trade Paperback 6” x 9”
“The single most important and valuable Heinlein book ever published.”
Robert A. Heinlein has been hailed as one of the most forward-thinking science fiction writers of all time, and Expanded Universe (presented in two volumes) offers the perfect collection of his works to provide readers with true insights into his uniquely creative mind.
Heinlein personally selected each story or essay for inclusion in this collection, which is ordered chronologically, starting with his first sale in 1939 of “Life-Line” to Astounding (for seventy dollars).This remarkable collection highlights the development of Heinlein’s writing style and his philosophy on life throughout his career.
More importantly, this collection is as close to an autobiography as anything Heinlein wrote during his life. Heinlein was an extremely private person who never wrote much about himself. In this exclusive collection, he offers forewords to most of his stories and essays (and an occasional afterword), giving readers a rare glimpse into the inner mind of the master.
Expanded Universe is a must-have for any Heinlein enthusiast and any fan of science fiction.
“From “Life-Line” (1939), one of his earliest works, to a tale of adventure on the moon (“Nothing Ever Happens On the Moon”), this collection demonstrates the formidable talent and irascible perceptions of one of the genre’s most outspoken writers.”—Library Journal
“This is the book I’ve always wanted from Heinlein.” —John Bruni, GoodReads
Learn Out Loud's free monthly audiobook:
The Impersonal Life
Unabridged EditionRunning Time
3 Hrs. 16 Min.
First published in 1914, The Impersonal Life by Joseph Sieber Benner is a highly influential new thought classic that urges readers to seek inward for true spiritual revelation. Feeling called by God to act as a medium, Benner's book was intended as a direct revelation from the divine source behind all living beings. The book teaches readers to move away from outward, personality-driven sources of happiness, and instead look beyond the intellect for an "impersonal", direct understanding of the relationship between God and his creation. With a clearer understanding of the connection shared by all living things, one can better clarify what they are put on this earth to do. In the last century, The Impersonal Life has garnered many notable fans, including not only Elvis Presley, but the "father of motivation" himself, Dr. Wayne Dyer.
This week's Wildside Press freebie:
The Second Golden Age of Mystery & Crime MEGAPACK™
I first encountered Ruth Chessman’s work when browsing back issues of Manhunt magazine—and I was immediately intrigued. Manhunt was a noir/hardboiled digest-sized mystery magazine, and female bylines were uncommon. A quick check showed that she also published stories in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine as well as a 1965 middle-grade novel called Bound for Freedom, which was adapted as a movie.
She must have instilled her love of crime writing in her family, since her daughter turns out to be none other than mystery writer Jane K. Cleland—who was kind enough to grant us permission to reprint her late mother’s work. (Jane also supplied us with copies of hard-to-find stories.)
Ruth Chessman was a very good, if far too infrequent writer. This collection assembles most of her published short fiction. Enjoy!
—John Betancourt Publisher,
Wildside Press LLC