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BFG33

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I am getting an iPad for Christmas and I was wondering if you guys knew any links that have free Christian kindle books. I would greatly appreciate the help. Thank you all in advance as I am not going to have my computer for the next 3 days starting tomorrow.
 

Edm

Puritan Board Freshman
I couldn't tell you a site exactly, but I have LOTS of free kindle Christian books. Links from this site, searching for books..lots of them are free because they are over a hundred years old. I know I have Hodge, Warfield etc for free.
 

JimmyH

Puritan Board Senior
Reverend Reagan Marsh (reaganmarsh) not infrequently posts free Kindle books of interest when they come up on Amazon. Keep an eye peeled for that, I've gotten some good ones through Reverend Marsh's announcements.
 

OPC'n

Puritan Board Doctor
Amazon has some free and also nearly free kindle books. You can get the Kindle app for free.
 

Jake

Puritan Board Senior
Check out your local library. My library has two apps for getting eBooks, Hoopla and Overdrive. It actually has a really good selection, and Overdrive can send to the Kindle app if you prefer to read there. Also, if your library doesn't have a great selection, see what others you might have access to. I have library cards for my county and the county to the east of me (which has a little bit wider selection). In my case, the other only required me to be a Georgia resident to get a card there.
 

Ask Mr. Religion

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I am getting an iPad for Christmas and I was wondering if you guys knew any links that have free Christian kindle books. I would greatly appreciate the help. Thank you all in advance as I am not going to have my computer for the next 3 days starting tomorrow.
Brady,

Get Calibre for the Mac:
https://calibre-ebook.com/download_osx

Calibre: Converter and LIBRary for Ebooks
Calibre is pronounced as the American word caliber or the British word calibre (he is a man of high calibre).

I do not know how closely its Mac OS features resemble the Windows version, but if they are the same, you will not be disappointed. Then use it to collect all your ebooks and move them between various eReaders...if you have a need.

After installation, gather the many ebooks available free from Monergism.com as a start for your library. Here is a link to over 800 to get you started:
https://www.monergism.com/search?keywords=ebooks&format=All&f[0]=topic:30915

Calibre can import and export many formats for reading within Calibre. For example, *.pdf, *.rtf, *.docx, *.mobi (Kindle) and *.epub (other eReaders) formats. You can also move these to eReaders using Calibre. Note however, the DRM (digital rights management) of some books that cost real money will prevent reading in Calibre. (I once pointed Calibre to my PC's Kindle book folder and had it import everything. About half of over 700+ purchased books were readable.)

With Calibre you can also create eBooks that can be later sold at Amazon and make you rich and famous. (I will of course expect a nominal royalty for my efforts in starting you off on this venture.)

Calibre is also quite a news aggregator, so you will never be without news and other magazine materials should you use the feature.

There is also a Linux version of Calibre for anyone living in that world.

By the way, your book review posts for all 800 of the free eBooks will be expected sometime before the end of the year, brother.
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BFG33

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Thank you all so much! I was also wondering some apps I would find helpful in the Christian life and in the ministry?
 

reaganmarsh

Puritan Board Senior
I'd start with searching through the Literary Forum. Many of the ebooks I've posted in the past are still active offers. If you need a break from reading, there are also a number of audio and/or video courses on the Puritans, which I've posted in the Resources tab.

You'd also be very well-served by the free ebooks, e-booklets, e-pamphlets, and e-tracts (also free in print) from http://www.chapellibrary.org/ They're the printing ministry of a 1689 RB church back home in Pensacola (and friends of mine). Wise, godly brethren there, doing good work.

There's also a free iPhone app called Christian Creeds and Confessions which you should get.

Enjoy!
 

Logan

Puritan Board Junior
Free is good, I like free, but I'd caution against getting into the mindset that everything "should" be free (it's easy to slip into, I've done it often myself).

Monergism has done a great service, however, most of their books are quickly done from multiple sources, have horrendous formatting, and in the case of several of their ebooks, have been missing hundreds of pages of content. You get what you pay for.

Maybe not everyone shares this opinion, but I hate reading a poorly formatted book with typos.

And for those who have published ebooks and spent the time to format and proof them, you're basically giving feedback that their work isn't valuable, and there is no reason to continue. OSNOVA produced some fantastic books back in the day, good formatting, linked bible references, excellent navigation, etc. The last time I wrote to the publisher, he sounded very discouraged and as though no one ever really cared. There were free (badly formatted versions) that people grabbed instead of the ones with all the effort put into them. From my own experience as a publisher, over the past five years I've netted around 25 cents an hour for the work I put into them so it's not like we're getting wealthy, but it does make me wonder if my time would be better spent elsewhere :)

Another thing I've considered is that people seem far less likely to read the free stuff than something they've paid for, no matter how little. Better to buy a few well-done books and intensely study those, than a grab-bag of free ones you'll never read.
 

JimmyH

Puritan Board Senior
Free is good, I like free, but I'd caution against getting into the mindset that everything "should" be free (it's easy to slip into, I've done it often myself).

Monergism has done a great service, however, most of their books are quickly done from multiple sources, have horrendous formatting, and in the case of several of their ebooks, have been missing hundreds of pages of content. You get what you pay for.

Maybe not everyone shares this opinion, but I hate reading a poorly formatted book with typos.

And for those who have published ebooks and spent the time to format and proof them, you're basically giving feedback that their work isn't valuable, and there is no reason to continue. OSNOVA produced some fantastic books back in the day, good formatting, linked bible references, excellent navigation, etc. The last time I wrote to the publisher, he sounded very discouraged and as though no one ever really cared. There were free (badly formatted versions) that people grabbed instead of the ones with all the effort put into them. From my own experience as a publisher, over the past five years I've netted around 25 cents an hour for the work I put into them so it's not like we're getting wealthy, but it does make me wonder if my time would be better spent elsewhere :)

Another thing I've considered is that people seem far less likely to read the free stuff than something they've paid for, no matter how little. Better to buy a few well-done books and intensely study those, than a grab-bag of free ones you'll never read.
I can't stand 'poorly formatted e-books with typos.' If I download one and find it so I delete it immediately. Brother Logan has published a beautiful digital edition of Holiness by J.C. Ryle that is flawless and at $0.99 cents it won't break the bank. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00O29F0JQ/ref=oh_aui_d_detailpage_o08_?ie=UTF8&psc=1
 
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