Today’s FREE and Bargain Christian eBooks for 5/31/2016 #amreading

Murder at the Courthouse (The Hidden Springs Mysteries Book #1): A Hidden Springs Mystery



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Murder at the Courthouse (The Hidden Springs Mysteries Book #1)
Michael Keane’s stressful days as a Columbus police officer are done. He’s ready to relax into his new position as deputy sheriff in his sleepy hometown. Nothing ever happens in Hidden Springs, Kentucky–and that’s just fine with Michael. Nothing, that is, until a dead body is discovered on the courthouse steps. As Michael works to solve the case, it seems that every nosy resident in town has a theory. When the sheriff insists Michael check out one of these harebrained theories, his surprising discovery sends him on a bewildering search for a mysterious killer that has him questioning everything he has ever believed about life in Hidden Springs. Bringing with her a knack for creating settings you want to visit and an uncanny ability to bring characters to life, A. H. Gabhart pens a whodunit that will keep you guessing.

Mended



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Mended: Pieces of a Life Made Whole
We love to cheer for the underdog and believe to our core that every life makes a difference. And we are right. There is no one God can’t use and no one whose brokenness is too broken for God. We know this is true for our friends when we want to encourage them. Yet, when it comes to the places of our innermost sense of shame and regret, we often wonder if it is really true that God can work all things together for good for those who love Him.

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Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest Series #1)



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Summer of the Midnight Sun (Alaskan Quest Book #1)
Leah Barringer and her brother, Jacob, have come to love the rugged Alaskan Territory they call home. But when Jacob determines to join an arctic expedition, Leah realizes her heart yearns for more than this solitary existence. The unexpected arrival of Jayce Kincaide, the man who spurned her ten years before, awakens feelings that Leah would much prefer to leave buried. As Jayce sets out to prove he’s a changed man, Leah cannot deny the effect he once again has upon her. But the appearance of a young investigator casts a cloud over Jayce’s past…and over Leah’s dreams for the future.

A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor's Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace



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A Farewell to Mars: An Evangelical Pastor’s Journey Toward the Biblical Gospel of Peace
We know Jesus the Savior, but have we met Jesus, Prince of Peace? When did we accept vengeance as an acceptable part of the Christian life? How did violence and power seep into our understanding of faith and grace? For those troubled by this trend toward the sword, perhaps there is a better way. What if the message of Jesus differs radically differs from the drumbeats of war we hear all around us? Using his own journey from war crier to peacemaker and his in-depth study of peace in the scriptures, author and pastor Brian Zahnd reintroduces us to the gospel of Peace.

HCSB: Navigating the Horizons in Bible Translations



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HCSB: Navigating the Horizons in Bible Translations
In Genesis 3:1 the serpent asked the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’?” What has God really said? Before we can obey Him, we must know what He has said. The Psalmist prayed twice in his affliction, “Give me life through Your word” (Ps 119:25, 107). When Jesus was afflicted by the Devil in the wilderness (Mt 4:1-11), He defended Himself with the sword of the Spirit (Eph 6:17) – God’s Word. But Christians must know what God has said if we are to find strength and healing from affliction and defense against the Devil. Bible translation is not a casual enterprise because it involves bringing the life-saving Word of God to people in their own language. And selecting a Bible translation is not on the order of picking out a sweater. It’s more like picking a doctor – someone you can trust. This book is about how Bible translation is done. And it commends a particular translation – the Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB) – as a trustworthy guide to what God has really said.