Most Downloaded Free eBooks in Religion & Spirituality

Discover most downloaded free ebooks in religion & spirituality from local library. Read book reviews and check book availability from public library with one click.

For more book recommendations, please check out New York Times® Best Sellers, Children's Book Recommendations or the complete list of Featured Book Lists and Award Winners

Share
1 - 10 of 4,385 results
>>
release date: Mar 25, 2017
Check price
Prophecies & Patterns (2 Book Series)
From Book 1:

The 13th Enumeration: Key to the Bible’s Messianic Symbolism



For centuries scholars have argued about the authenticity of the lineage of Yeshua (Jesus), as found in Matthew 1. Many have asked why the apostle Matthew failed to mention four of the Messiah’s ancestors. Others have asked why this famous lineage was arranged more like a cipher than a straight forward listing of Yeshua’s generations.

In The 13th Enumeration: Key to the Bible’s Messianic Symbolism, William Struse takes you on Biblical adventure in search of answers. In this thrilling investigation of one of the great unsolved mysteries of the Bible you’ll learn the reasons why:



* The supposed inaccurate lineage of Yeshua, as found in Matthew 1, is one of the greatest expressions of Messianic symbolism found in the Bible.
* The missing names in Matthew’s list are the key to a stunning Biblical cipher.
* The Biblical lunar/solar cycles reflect an amazing pattern which is connected to the Bible’s sacrificial system.
* The 13th month, as found in the book of Ezekiel, symbolizes the Bible’s promised Messianic reconciliation and confirms the unique nature of the Biblical calendar.
* The nature and order of the sacrificial system as given to Israel, has distinctive messianic symbolism.
* The numerical order of the priestly courses of ancient Israel confirm a messianic thread woven into the Biblical record.
* How Circles, Cubits, and Context are essential to understanding Biblical “time” as it relates to the prophecies of the Bible.
* The wonderful messianic symbolism of the 14th sacrifice found in the Feast of Unleavened Bread.
* The number 13 in the Bible is connected to an ancient superstition, a biblical heroine, and an April fool.
* The Messianic symbolism of 2nd temple and apostle Paul’s “middle wall of partition”.

From the first page to the last, William Struse will take you on an adventure of Biblical proportions that will forever change your view of the Bible’s Messianic symbolism and remind you of our Creators plan of reconciliation for all mankind through Yeshua, the Messiah promised in the Scripture.


release date: Mar 25, 2017
Check price
The Not Confused Series (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Foreword by Rob Rufus.

The Bible documents seven covenants or contracts. Terms and conditions apply. Anyone not clear on which contract applies to them, why, and how, will inevitably be confused regarding what Christianity is all about.

This book is simple, straight-forward and clear. It will help you read your Bible with understanding. You will know what Jesus did and why, and how it applies to you. You will also be able to approach any passage of Scripture armed with that knowledge, and be able to apply it appropriately to your life and circumstances.

What beta-readers are saying about the book:

“This book is potent in the best sense of the word. Easy to read with analogies that cleared the mud in my thinking and left me with such clarity and understanding of my Bible, how to read and apply it. This is not another layer of “How To” to slap on the top of life, but a deep foundational re-alignment in Jesus that will bring everything else into peace and order, regardless of what circumstances we face. Read it!”

“I have just finished proof-reading this book and have been blown away. In a few short pages Gavin has provided concise teaching on understanding the Bible. There is something for everyone; from the new Christian who could be making heavy weather of getting to grips with the Scriptures, to “mature” Christians of many years’ standing. His thought processes are clear, the style of writing is conversational without being overly chatty and we are left in no doubt that the entire Bible is about Jesus and the finished work of the cross. I thought that I had a reasonable grasp of the seven covenants and God’s redemptive plan for mankind but this book brings fresh understanding and revelation. Highly recommended.”

Order your copy today!
Discover more books in the following subjects:
release date: Mar 25, 2017
Check price
Witch (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: "The suspenseful surprise ending to the crisis on which the story pivots dramatizes the unexcelled and surprising power of compassion. One of the most persuasive and moving presentations of a very sensitive subject with serious moral consequences that I have ever read. The characters are well drawn, fairly leaping off the page with chilling realism. Past and present timelines are nicely interwoven in such a way as to add depth and suspense. Alternate levels of consciousness are also artfully created so as to make them believable without needing to invoke a ‘suspension of disbelief.’ There are lyric passages of such grace that the very stones are made to vibrate with the liquidity of light on water. Who the narrator of the story turns out to be is revealed with a fine surprising touch."
~Dr. Robert Colacurcio, Ph.D.~

"This is a book that is more than a story, more than an excellent mystery, more than even a revelation. This novel touched my mind, my heart, and soul. It also went to depths that surpass an awakening into some of the horrors of this life and flowed beyond to the almost miraculous heights to which the soul can attain despite those depravities. I am in awe of Mr. Buckner. This is an incredible work of art. Somehow, in some part of me, I feel I'm doing it a disservice to even put this much of a label on it. This book defies definition into some neat package. It surpasses all bounds. If you have a heart, at all, you will benefit from reading this book. I cannot recommend it highly enough." ~Jean Nienhuis~
release date: Mar 25, 2017
Check price
Lacuna Short Stories (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: "Faith isn't faith until it's all you're holding on to."
- Toralii Proverb


Hundreds of years before the Toralii attacked Earth, destroying the cities of Beijing, Tehran and Sydney, before they developed the voidwarp technology and destroyed their homeworld, they warred amongst themselves.

The hills of the occupied Kaater Mountains were home to thousands of prisoners.

Including Tami.

A 1900 word story set in the Lacuna universe suitable to read as a stand-alone story.

Parts of the Lacuna universe:
  • Lacuna
  • Lacuna: The Sands of Karathi
  • Lacuna: The Spectre of Oblivion
  • Lacuna: The Ashes of Humanity (new release!)
  • Lacuna: The Prelude to Eternity (coming soon!)
Don't miss these short stories set in the Lacuna universe:
  • Magnet
  • Magnet: Special Mission
  • Magnet: Marauder
  • Magnet: Scarecrow
  • Magnet Omnibus I (new release!)
  • Imperfect
  • Faith
release date: Mar 25, 2017
Check price
Modern Buddhism (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Introduction and Encouragement

This eBook Modern Buddhism – The Path of Compassion and Wisdom, in three volumes, is being distributed freely at the request of the author Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The author says: “Through reading and practicing the instructions given in this book, people can solve their daily problems and maintain a happy mind all the time.” So that these benefits can pervade the whole world, Geshe Kelsang wishes to give this eBook freely to everyone.

We would like to request you to please respect this precious Dharma book, which functions to free living beings from suffering permanently. If you continually read and practice the advice in this book, eventually your problems caused by anger, attachment and ignorance will cease.

Volume 1 Sutra explains how to practise basic Buddhist compassion and wisdom in daily life. Covering topics such as What is Buddhism?, Buddhist Faith, The Preciousness of our Human Life, What does our Death Mean?, What is Karma?, The Four Noble Truths & Training in Love and Compassion, this volume shows how we can transform our lives, improve our relationships with others and look behind appearances to see the way things really are.

Please enjoy this special gift from Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, who dedicates: “May everyone who reads this book experience deep peace of mind, and accomplish the real meaning of human life.”


About the Author

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso was ordained as a Buddhist monk in Tibet at the age of eight. He is a fully accomplished meditation master and internationally renowned teacher of Buddhism. Living in the West since 1977, he is the author of 21 highly acclaimed books that reveal the entire Buddhist path to enlightenment, including Buddha’s Sutra and Tantra teachings. He has also founded over 1,100 Kadampa Meditation Centers and groups around the world.

Library Journal Review

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso “is a prolific and respected author,” according to Library Journal, and in Modern Buddhism, “he again presents the thought of the Buddha in an especially accessible manner.” Library Journal calls Gyatso’s 21st book “elegantly stated” and “a delight.”
Discover more books in the following subjects:
release date: Mar 25, 2017
Check price
101 God Notes (2 Book Series)
From Book 1: Scriptures and Meditations on Faith and God's promises. This is a short book designed to make you think and consider God's word in one of its many facets. Hopefully you'll see God's word in a new way.
release date: Mar 23, 2015
Check price
Love's Unfading Light: Historical Christian Romance (Eagle Harbor Book 1)
"A powerful love story laced with God’s truth." The historical town of Eagle Harbor awaits readers in book one of the bestselling Eagle Harbor Series.

Tressa Danell is finished with men—from the wastrel who left her a widow, to the smelly trapper who keeps proposing, to the banker who wants to repossess her bakery. Every hour is spent working to pay off her late husband’s debt and keep a roof over her son’s head, though it’s doubtful she can do both for very long. But one thing’s certain—she’ll never be beholden to a man again.

Tired of living in a small town that blames him for actions his father committed ten years ago, Mac Oakton is scheduled to leave Eagle Harbor. So why does the pretty widow at the bakery keep tugging at his heart? He can’t get involved in her predicament when he’ll only be around for two more weeks.

But when Tressa’s burdens overwhelm her, they both face a decision. Can Mac set his own plans aside to help? And can Tressa accept his support if that means giving up her independence ... and being obligated to a man again?

“A fabulous story and the start to a wonderful series.” Roseanna M. White, Author of The Lost Heiress.
“Excellent Christian romance that kept me anxious to keep reading!” Amazon Reviewer

If you like inspiring Christian romance with a clear spiritual message and a touch of drama, you will love the first book in the Eagle Harbor Series.

Eagle Harbor Series--Where Love Finds Its Anchor
Book 1: Love's Unfading Light (Mac and Tressa)
Book 2: Love's Every Whisper (Elijah and Victoria)
Short Story: Love's Beginning (Elijah and Victoria)
Book 3: Love's Sure Dawn (Gilbert and Rebekah)
Book 4: Love's Eternal Breath (Seth and Lindy--winter 2017)
Book 5: Love's Constant Hope (Thomas and Jessalyn--summer 2017)
Book 6: Love's Bright Tomorrow (Isaac and Aileen--winter 2018)
Discover more books in the following subjects:
release date: Feb 13, 2013
Check price
A Work in Progress: A New Adult Contemporary Christian Romance Novel (The Faith Series, Book 1)
Rebecca Avery has never been one of “them”—the popular kids, the beautiful people. With less than fashion-plate looks and an off-beat, quirky style to living life, she has been relegated to finding “alone” activities to fill her time throughout high school. Unfortunately, college hasn’t changed that. Then she meets Eric Barnett, a nice guy who seems a little quirky himself. The only problem is, he’s in love with her roommate—one of the truly beautiful people. When Rebecca finds herself falling for him, she must find a way to break out of her shell or risk losing him forever. Who will win out in this mixed up jumble of feelings and loyalties?

Eric Barnett is drifting through college. Unlike his friends, he doesn’t have a path to relentlessly pursue. In fact, he often feels like the tag-along in a life that’s unfolding without him. Then he meets Rebecca Avery’s roommate who seems like she will finally give him what he most wants—credibility with his friends. However, when the roommate proves to be less-than-into-him, can Eric see past the outward appearance to find love with Rebecca?

A new adult college romance novel, “A Work in Progress,” gives new adult meaning to the genre of Contemporary Christian Romance. So many college students see only the world’s options presented in their romance novels, “A Work in Progress” shows an alternative—good, clean romance that makes you think about life differently. This is new adult fiction that will inspire readers to reach for more than what the world says is possible!

“Staci Stallings is Christian Romance at its best!”

“No, man, I didn’t blow you off,” Eric said as he approached the desk behind Rebecca. “I had a lot of stuff to get done.”

“Like what? More studying?” spike-haired guy asked.

“Is that so hard to believe?”

“From you? Yeah.” Spike-haired guy laughed in a way that made Rebecca want to turn around and knock his head off his shoulders. How dare he make fun of Eric.

“I needed to meet with Diane,” Eric said. “She was going to help me with sign language.”

“At ten o’clock on a Saturday night?”

“It was the only time she could meet.”

Rebecca’s eyes narrowed in confusion. Saturday night?

“Well, the party was just getting started. You could’ve invited her over.”

“We studied at the Student Union it was quieter there.”

Saturday night he was playing pool—alone, Rebecca thought as she listened.

“Sign language?” spike-headed guy asked as if that was akin to cleaning cesspools.

“Yeah.”

“Well, what time did she go home?”

Clinging to every word, Rebecca pressed back against the chair, waiting to hear the answer.

“About 11:15. The place was a madhouse.”

“I thought you said it was quieter.”

“Oh, yeah. Well…”

Rebecca heard the stumble.

“It was, but then a ton of people showed up, so we decided to pack it in for the night.”

“Uh-huh,” spike-haired guy said. “And where did you go after that?”

“She went home, and I went home.” Eric’s story paused. “I know. Wonderful night, but she’s not my type anyway. She’s all interested in her studies. Glasses, books, notebooks—you know the type. Not the kind of girl I’m looking for.”

Unconsciously Rebecca pushed her glasses up as her heart dropped.

“Yeah,” spike-haired guy said. “Seems like I remember that.”

Rebecca’s attention never wavered from the seat behind her. Eric was obviously lying. Yes, he was at the Student Union, but there was no girl. Was there? Fighting with her brain to recall every last detail of the non-encounter, Rebecca examined the clock in her mind. Although she couldn’t clearly remember the time they had left, it was 11:25 when she and Holly got back to their room.

How far was it from the Student Union to her dorm? Five minutes? Ten? But even so, his line about studying the rest of the time was totally bogus. And although she knew she shouldn’t care, one thought kept working its way into her brain. Why was he lying?
Discover more books in the following subjects:
release date: Apr 15, 2014
Check price
The Pelican Bride (Gulf Coast Chronicles Book #1): A Novel
It is 1704 when Genevieve Gaillain and her sister board a French ship headed for the Louisiana colony as mail-order brides. Both have promised to marry one of the rough-and-tumble Canadian men in this New World in order to escape religious persecution in the Old World. Genevieve knows life won't be easy, but at least here she can establish a home and family without fear of beheading. But when she falls in love with Tristan Lanier, an expatriate cartographer whose courageous stand for fair treatment of native peoples has made him decidedly unpopular in the young colony, Genevieve realizes that even in this land of liberty one is not guaranteed peace. And a secret she harbors could mean the undoing of the colony itself.

Gulf Coast native Beth White brings vividly to life the hot, sultry south in this luscious, layered story of the lengths we must go to in order to be true to ourselves, our faith, and our deepest loves.
release date: May 26, 2015
Check price
The Midwife's Tale (At Home in Trinity Book #1)
Martha Cade comes from a long line of midwives who have served the families of Trinity, Pennsylvania, for generations. A widow with two grown children, she's hopeful that her daughter will follow in her footsteps, but when Victoria runs off, Martha's world is shattered.

Worse, a new doctor has arrived in town, threatening her job, and she can't remember a time when her faith has been tested more. Still determined to do the work she knows God intended for her, Martha is unprepared for all that waits ahead. Whether it's trying to stop a town scandal, mending broken relationships, or feeling the first whispers of an unexpected romance, she faces every trial and every opportunity with hope and faith.

Praise for The Midwife's Tale

"Fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series should love Parr's work."--Philadelphia Inquirer

"This story has every good thing--believably flawed characters, romance, humor, and even a bit of mystery."--Julie Klassen, bestselling author of The Secret of Pembrooke Park

"I was reluctant to say farewell to my new friends from Trinity."--Bestselling author Robin Lee Hatcher

"This book has plot twists that are rarely predictable and yet always plausible. Compelling."--Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
1 - 10 of 4,385 results
>>


  • Copyright © 2017 Link2Library Inc.