Why I bought a Kindle
I bought a Kindle for my eldest son in December 2010 for his Christmas gift. I’d never heard of e-book readers at that time, but when I bought his Kindle, I downloaded the free Kindle app for my PC and started taking advantage of the free and inexpensive Kindle books available on the Amazon site. My daughter was in her final year of high school and being homeschooled there was a wealth of older books that we were able to use for her high school course work and to add to her enjoyment of both history and literature. This save us hundreds of dollars in book costs. I was hooked.
Then in June 2011, I bought a Kindle for myself, being tired of having to sit at the computer to read the books that interested me, mostly history books and nonfiction books about homesteading, gardening, and lifestyle. While I really enjoyed my Kindle, now being able to read comfortably on the couch or lying in bed, before I fell asleep, I often had to hunt my Kindle down as Sarah, my daughter also found it more comfortable to read than the free Kindle app on her laptop. So in December of 2011 I bought a Kindle Touch for her. I chose the Kindle rather than the Sony e-book reader or the Nook, because of all the free books that Amazon offers every day, just for Kindles. You can’t read these on the Sony e-book reader or the Nook. You need to have a Kindle or a Kindle app. Thankfully the Kindle app is free, so if you have a Nook or a Sony e-book reader, just pop down to the bottom of this page and download the free Kindle app for your pc or device and then keep reading.
Get your own Kindle
If you are ready to purchase the Kindle then check out the Kindle Fire — only good in the USA, right now. The Kindle Fire is in colour and has a wide screen that lets you watch Amazon live streaming movies, too, many available free if you have an Amazon Prime Account, and are a US resident. By far, its the most value-packed Kindle:
Kindle Fire, Full Color 7″ Multi-touch Display, Wi-Fi
But if you are Canadian, like me, skip the Kindle Fire and go for a Kindle Touch (Sarah’s version). Its lighter than the other Kindles and easier on your wrists if you do a lot of reading:
Kindle Touch, Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display – includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers
Or a Kindle Keyboard (my version) if you are a bit technically challenged (like me) and get overwhelmed having to remember a lot of buttons and key strokes.
Kindle Keyboard 3G, Free 3G + Wi-Fi, 6″ E Ink Display – includes Special Offers & Sponsored Screensavers
Now for the good stuff:
Every weekday morning and sometimes on weekends, too, I share free Kindle Books with my Facebook fans. These are limited time offers so I don’t usually share them here. By the time you read this article most of these free books will cost money. Sometimes the limited time offer is only for a few hour, sometimes it last for a month. The decision on how long a limited free offer lasts is with the publisher of the Kindle book.
For those of you who are new to Joybilee Farm, here’s how it works:
I search the Amazon pages and a few blogs for free Kindle Books. These are limited time offers of recently published books on Kindle. Many of them are only free for a few hours. Some are only free in the USA or in UK, so it may not be free in your region, or it might be a world wide freebie. I can’t tell, but its free to me, so I share it.
You don’t need a Kindle to get the freebie. Amazon offers a free Kindle app for your pc or device. At the bottom of this page, on the right, there is a link that will take you to the Amazon page where you can download the free Kindle app for your PC or device.
If you don’t want to download the app, you can read a free Kindle book in the Amazon cloud, as long as you have an Amazon account. Kindle books won’t work on other e-book readers, though, as I already mentioned.
Check the price before you “buy now with one click”. By the time you actually read this article all the books below may no longer be free. But this at least gives you an idea of what’s available on my facebook page.
I don’t read the books before I share them, so they may be bombs. I only post homestead type books on my Facebook page.
Free Christian Books on Kindle
I post Christian Books — both fiction and nonfiction over at the Gospel Chapel Facebook page. If you ‘like’ that page you can pick those up, too.
Why these books are no longer Free:
That explains what I”m doing and how it works. By the time you read this, none of these books will still be free. They are limited time offers. This is just to give you a sample of how the freebie Kindle books work. To get a current list of the free Kindle books for today, check out my Facebook page.
Now for the list of what was free — Friday March, 23, 2012. (These books are no longer free, so please don’t click to buy them unless you want to pay full price!)
Here’s today’s free Kindle Books.
A clean home is a haven of peace where you can retire to recharge your energy, de-stress your mind and bond with your family. We watch the homes that are shown on television and in movies and think, ‘Wow! That is the way I would want my home to be!’ Why is your home not like that? Mostly because there is a lot of clutter lying around, unused and unwanted that creates a look of disarray and frustration.
Would you not feel better if everything went to its rightful place instantly and each one of your rooms was sparkling clean and organized?
This guide is designed to help you do that to your home – de-clutter it. There are 100 tips here that are tried and tested to help you organize your home and set up a calm and relaxing environment at home that nurtures your mind and body. Your home should be such that you should look forward to be there; it should charge you with positive energy.
A very important point here is that you should understand there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to the “how” you should get rid of the clutter. You will definitely find plenty of inspiration in the pages of this e-book; however, to achieve one hundred percent success you need to tailor these tips to your needs.
A lovely little book describing an A-Z of herbs and their healing functions. Also describes how to make traditional remedies
Each year millions of people spend millions of dollars on products in an attempt to cure skin ailments. One of the most common ailments that people of all ages struggle with is acne.
The Natural Acne Solution will show you exactly how you can forever rid your skin of unsightly blemishes the natural way, and show off the beautiful skin you have always dreamed of having.
Inside you will read about ways to reduce acne by modifying your diet as well as some time-tested homeopathic treatments that may surprise you in their simplicity. Also covered are some highly effective home remedies that will save you using harsh chemicals and treatments on your skin.
You don’t have to suffer from acne or bombard your skin with chemicals – it is possible to combat it with completely natural methods and The Natural Acne Solution will show you how.
Great Mexican style recipes you can make in your Crock Pot. This book is formatted correctly for Kindle.
Mexican food is so tasty and a lot of the recipes especially those with beef and beans are best cooked slowly so the crock pot is the perfect solution.
Crock pots have made a come back to the kitchen and are especially helpful for busy people. Crock pot cooking is so easy even the kids can do it. That’s an idea!
Don’t search through hundreds of crock pot recipes and books trying to find tasty Mexican crock pot recipes when these 10 will not disappoint in taste and ease of cooking.
Adding variety to your crock pot meals is so easy with these 10 Mexican Crock Pot Recipes which include dips, main meals like chili and soup as well as a cake to make for dessert.
Quick Cooking – The Complete Series: 100 Delicious Recipes Ready in 30 Minutes or Less
Let’s face it: you want to cook and make more of your own breakfasts, lunches, appetizers, dinners, and desserts, but you just don’t feel like you have enough time.
Whether it’s work, the kids, family obligations, or anything else taking up large chunks of your time, it’s virtually impossible to block out hours on end to make your own meals at home, right?
Wrong! In fact, you can make great tasting meals and appetizers in less than 30 minutes – and this includes time for prepping and cooking!
Thanks to Quick Cooking: The Complete Series you now have 100 quick, easy, and delicious meals and appetizers ready to go whenever you need them.
No more excuses, just great tasting meals and appetizers!
She loved horses as a child. As an adult, she found ways to have them in her life. This is the true story of that journey from stick horses to stock horses, as the author battles the never-ending march of developers, gobbling up horse-friendly property and replacing it with crackerbox tract homes while she tries to raise and train horses with only books and magazines for guides. She finally finds her way to the horse-friendly town of Norco, where bridle paths line the roads, hitching rails and water troughs are in front of the stores, and where the equine count is higher than the human census. These are the adventures and misadventures you will relate to, if you have followed this path, or be inspired by, if you, too, are a suburban cowgirl (or cowboy) craving a horsey life that you think is unattainable.
Learn the different ways on how you can save money on gas for your car.
And these are the books that I’m sharing on Gospel Chapel out of today’s Free Kindle Books:
Thorns in the Heart: A Christian’s Guide to Dealing with Addiction
A Christian’s Guide to Dealing with Addiction.
Addiction and pain. For most people they are easier to bury or ignore than deal with. Yet, it’s only a matter of time before many of the things we run from must be faced. But how? In Thorns in the Heart, Dr. Steven Stiles cites actual cases to expose the physical, emotional and spiritual vulnerability of Christians when they avoid dealing with pain.
But more than just case examples, this book provides those who suffer a path to recovery. It offers steps to recognizing and dealing with pain through topics such as: Addiction, Compulsion and Pain; Pain, Emotions and the Body; Coping with Depression; Co-Dependency and Pain; Pain from God’s Perspective; and Coping with Compulsive Behaviors. Dr. Stiles explains there are no easy answers, but through understanding pain, addiction, and how God wants His people to respond. Christians can begin a journey of new hope and purpose.
Dr. Steven Stiles, a pastor, currently teaches at William Jessup University and Western Seminary in San Jose. A Bethany University professor emeritus, he has taught addiction studies and lectured internationally for over 30 years. He is the author of Thorns in the Heart: A Christian’s Guide to Dealing with Addiction, Gotchyaa, Recovery for Codependency, and Journey on the Hard Side of Miracles: The True Story of Big Bad Green.
He is the Clinical Director at New Life Community Services in Santa Cruz, California which provides emergency shelter and drug and alcohol treatment. He is a graduate of the American Baptist Seminary of the West (D.Min.) and maintains counselor certification through the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (CADCII).
Still struggling to come to terms with the accidental death of her husband, feeling as if God has betrayed her, Lacy Erikson focuses on her position as the crime reporter for Bismarck’s major newspaper, and shoves thoughts of involving herself romantically again to the back burner.
Then she meets Mike Lindahl, a former police officer and gorgeous hunk of man who has his own troubled past. When the unusual murder of a young woman first brings them together, the pair finds themselves increasingly attracted to one another. Can either of them learn to trust again–in each other as well as the Lord?
Why these books might no longer be free
If you are reading this article on Friday morning, March 23, 2012, most of these books will still be free, but may not be free in your region. The publisher decides how wide of an audience to allow for the free Kindle book. If you live outside that region the book will not be free to you. Check the price before you click.
If you are reading this article after March 23rd, then most likely the books will no longer be free. These are limited time offers so please check the price before you click to buy. If this is the case for you, don’t be disappointed, just head on over to the Joybilee Farm Facebook page and click ‘like’ and start enjoying Free Kindle Books every day.
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All the links on this page are affiliate links. I make nothing though, if you click on a freebie. That’s all right because I love to help you realize your dreams of a more self-reliant and sustainable lifestyle. If you do buy a Kindle from this page, Amazon will give me a few pennies, which will help me keep this website online. When a blog becomes popular, there is an increase in bandwidth use, which costs more money to the blogger, so every penny helps to keep this site live, so that I can keep on helping you realize your dreams of homestead living. Thanks.
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What’s the very best free Kindle book you’ve downloaded to date? Leave a comment and share with the rest of us.