3/23/13 Books for Kindle

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2.99 for Nina Planck’s excellent Real Food: What to Eat and Why:

Hailed as the “patron saint of farmers’ markets” by the Guardian and called one of the “great food activists” by Vanity Fair’s David Kamp, Nina Planck is single-handedly changing the way we view “real food.” A vital and original contribution to the hot debate about what to eat and why, Real Food is a thoroughly researched rebuttal to dietary fads and a clarion call for the return to old-fashioned foods. In lively, personal chapters on produce, dairy, meat, fish, chocolate, and other real foods, Nina explains how ancient foods like beef and butter have been falsely accused, while industrial foods like corn syrup and soybean oil have created a triple epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. The New York Times said that Real Food “poses a convincing alternative to the prevailing dietary guidelines, even those treated as gospel,” and that “radical” as Nina’s ideas may be, the case she makes for them is “eminently sensible.” Nina Planck grew up in Virginia selling vegetables at farmers’ markets and later created the first farmers’ markets in London, England. In New York City, she ran the legendary Greenmarkets. Nina also wrote The Farmers’ Market Cookbook and hosted a British television series on local food. Her latest company, Real Food, runs markets for traditional foods in American cities.

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3.76 for Covey’s classic The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People:

In The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, author Stephen R. Covey presents a holistic, integrated, principle-centered approach for solving personal and professional problems. With penetrating insights and pointed anecdotes, Covey reveals a step-by-step pathway for living with fairness, integrity, service, and human dignity — principles that give us the security to adapt to change and the wisdom and power to take advantage of the opportunities that change creates.

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Free today: How To Get Out Of Debt – A Biblical Approach To Living Debt-Free

Quickly eliminate your debt forever!

Power down your debt by following proven simple Biblical principles. Learn how to:

Create Your Own Personal Financial Statement(PFS) and Find Your NET Worth

Finances do not need to be so complex. I show you what makes up a Personal Financial Statement and how to read it. What a great and not so great financial statement looks like. You will learn what your true NET worth is and how “getting rich” is really a simple matter of changing a negative to a positive or “greater than” to a “less than”.

Increase Your Income and Learn What the Bible Says About Income

That means digging into the different types of income. I show you what retirement really means and that it is definitely possible to retire young and retire rich. Also, what the Bible says about being rich. Learn how to get started with new investments such as real estate or buying an existing business. I show you some simple checks and balances for reviewing a business before you buy it.

Analyze Your Expenses and Eliminate Unnecessary Expenses

Using your Personal Financial Statement/NET Worth Calculator (* Bonus (no-cost) download from my website) you will see the expenses that you can eliminate that will help you get out of debt quickly. I show you the difference between a good debt and a bad debt and why not all debt is bad.

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Free: The Quest of the Simple Life

From an Amazon Reviewer:
In the book “The Quest of the Simple Life” by William Dawson the author both attempts and succeeds in portraying a ideal, which at the time was polar opposite to what his contemporaries were thinking. In short Mr. Dawson was an early 20th century English clerk who worked in a London accounting office. Mr. Dawson’s dislike of the position is explained at great Victorian length chapters throughout the first half of the book. The most pressing issue seemed to be that the accounting position while providing for his family offered no fulfillment, and could be accomplished by a “schoolboy with a days training”.
Events come to a head when Mr. Dawson is let go from his position after 20 years of service. After much searching Mr. Dawson is able to find a perfect country cottage. The process of moving and remodeling the cottage soon teaches much needed lessons in practical live to the Dawson family. They soon find themselves both happier and busier than they ever where in the city.
In sum I found the books description of Mr. Dawson’s lonely life in London to have striking similarities with current suburban life. And while complaints of lack of social interaction are one of the themes of the book, Mr. Dawson had much more interaction than modern workers. This book is a warning of things to come, showing the problems and providing solutions to society.

Random excerpt:

To get the best out of life there must be some adequate fulfilment of one’s best self. Man is a bundle of tastes and appetites, some lofty, and some ignoble, but all crying out for satisfaction. Wisdom lies in the discernment of essentials; in just discrimination between false and true tastes. Man has been a long time upon the earth, and he has spent his time for the most part in one ceaseless experiment, viz., how he may become a satisfactory creature in his own eyes. All civilisations converge upon this point; and we maybe sure that, in their lonely hours of meditation, the fantastic warder on the great wall of China, and the Roman soldier pacing to and fro in the porticoes of the Palatine, had much the same thoughts. Whosoever speaks to man on the art of becoming happy is secure of a hearing; even though he be the vilest of quacks he will have his following, even though he were the worst of scoundrels some will take him for a prophet. In short, we are all the dupes of hope, and it needs some experience to assure us that our only real hope is in ourselves. In our own hearts lies the Eldorado which we scour the world to find; could we but fulfil our best selves we should ask no other happiness.

The question that soon comes to obtrude itself upon the mind of a thoughtful man in a great city, is this old persistent question of whether his method of life is such as to answer to the ideal of fulfilling his best self? It seemed to me that the inhabitants of cities were too busy getting a living to have time to live.

Let us take the life of the average business man by way of example. Such a man will rise early, sleep late, and eat the bread of carefulness, if he means to succeed. He will probably live—or be said to live—in some suburb more or less remote from the roaring centre of affairs. The first light of the winter dawn will see him alert; breakfast is a hurried passover performance; a certain train must be caught at all hazard to digestion, and the most leisured moments of the day will be those he passes in the railway carriage. Once arrived at his office he must plunge into the vortex of business; do battle with a thousand rivalries and competitions; day after day must labour in the same wearisome pursuits, content, perhaps, if at the end of the year he shall have escaped as by a miracle commercial shipwreck. He will come back to his residence, night after night, a tired man; not pleasantly wearied with pursuits which have exercised his complete powers, but tired to the point of dejection by the narrowness and monotony of his pursuits. I say he returns to his residence; I scorn to say his home, for the house he rents is merely the barrack where he sleeps. Of the life that goes on within this house, which is nominally his, he knows nothing. In its daily ordering, or even in its external features, he has no part. He has chosen no item of its furniture; he has had no hand in its decoration; he has but paid the tradesmen’s bills. His children scarcely know him; they are asleep when he goes off in the morning, and asleep when he returns at night; he is to them the strange man who sits at the head of the table once a week and carves the Sunday joint. It is well for them if they have a mother who possesses gifts of government, sympathy, and patient comprehension, for it is clear that they have no father. He gets a living, and perhaps in time an ample living; but does he live?

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1.77 for Homesteading Guide For The Garden Homesteader

“Homesteading Guide For The Garden Homesteader” is a book that offers some quick tips for the individual who wants to learn the most effective way to get started with homestead gardening. The process does take some planning and a bit of implementation but once everything is set, it should be relatively easy to maintain from then on. Of course the larger the garden is, the more plantings there’ll be to be put in — but that is all dependent on the time the person has and the space available to work with.

The author has gone to great lengths to ensure that the reader has a proper understanding of what homesteading is and the steps that they will have to follow to get it set-up. It really is a viable solution for the individual that is not only seeking healthier, fresher foods but is also seeking to save more money in the long run.

It is a great addition to any household that has an interest in doing some gardening to provide food for the family. Some may even take it a step further (if they have enough space to grow products) and sell to their neighbors and others in their community.

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Free: Unconventional:

YOUNG JAMES FROST just knows, deep in his bones, that he’s a writer. He writes far into early mornings, after his wearying hours of scrubbing toilets and sweeping floors. He loves writing that much.

But it’s not only the joy of words that keeps him grinding; it’s his desire to retire the janitor’s mop. He sees being published as the key to living an improved life. James has another deep-seated conviction: that he’s not good enough. He secretly longs to be accepted. However, the conventional others in his life seem all too willing to remind him that he’s wasting his time.

Then he meets and falls in love with Leigh, the one bright spot in his endless misery of self-doubt. A quiet but resolutely religious girl, she has to fight off disapproval of her own from overly critical parents, whose insults are countered by James’s often-voiced admiration of her. Likewise, Leigh’s faith in his talents begins to build his confidence, eventually allowing her to introduce him to a different way to help himself: relying on God.

Ultimately, James’s newfound faith is sorely tested to the point of doubt when his dream to be published seems to melt into a mirage, smothered by countless rejection slips from agents and publishers. His faith is also battered by having to fight highly emotional battles and suffer fear and loss. Just when James appears hopelessly sapped by devastating events, one last door opens, and he’s rocked by an epiphany.

UNCONVENTIONAL is designed to inspire readers to reach for their dreams. Buy this book. Read it. Share it with everyone you know. You – and they – will be glad you did!

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.99 for Paleolithic Slow Cooker Soups & Stews: Healthy Family Gluten-Free Recipes

While a paleolithic diet has been shown to be a very effective low carb way for losing weight, spending time in the kitchen can be a challenge. That’s why Paleolithic Slow Cooker Soups and Stews: Healthy Family Gluten-Free Recipes will give you slow cooker recipes to satisfy your hungry family while making your kitchen smell divine in the process.

This gluten-free soup and stew cookbook containing 40 delicious recipes will:

  1. Give you step-by-step instructions on how to cook really tasty quick breads in your crock pot so you don’t have to heat up your kitchen
  2. Instruct you on how to convert your favorite soups and stews to slow cooker recipes
  3. Give you recipes for soups and stews featuring beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetables
  4. Allow you to make recipes that feed 6 or more people
  5. Give you gluten-free and grain free recipes that are tasty and healthy and will have your family and loved ones asking for seconds

So, if you answered yes to wanting an easy way to cook soups and stews for a grain free and gluten-free diet, then don’t miss out on this cookbook full of healthy and delicious slow cooker recipes.

PLEASE NOTE: This cookbook and my other cookbook in this series called, Paleolithic Slow Cooker: Simple and Healthy Gluten-Free Recipes, are
created with families in mind. A 6-quart slow cooker is used for all
the recipes; however, if you want to make smaller portions, just use a 4-quart sized crockpot and cut the ingredient amounts in half. OR even better, do like so many of us do that enjoy the Paleolithic Diet–make a big batch and have enough for another meal that requires NO COOKING!

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Free: The Art of Being a Lady

Tired of the rigid etiquette books? Where’s the fine line between practical and ridiculous? And above-all…. what is proper decorum for a potluck?
This books takes a humorous look at how to be lady-like and have impeccable manners from the Church potluck, to the fast food restaurant and everything in between!

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Free: The Soul-Winner : or How to Lead Sinners to the Saviour

THIS volume is issued in accordance with a plan formed by MR. SPURGEON; indeed, he had already prepared for the press the greater part of the material here published, and the rest of his manuscripts have been inserted after only slight revision. It was his intention to deliver to the students of the Pastors’ College a short course of Lectures upon what he termed “that most royal employment”—SOUL-WINNING,—and, having completed the series, he purposed to collect his previous utterances to other audiences upon the same theme, and to publish the whole for the guidance of all who desired to become soul-winners, and with the hope also of inducing many more professing Christians to engage in this truly blessed service for the Saviour.
This explanation will account for the form in which the topic is treated in the present book. The first six chapters contain the College Lectures; then follow four Addresses delivered to Sunday-school teachers, open-air preachers, and friends gathered at Monday evening prayer-meetings at the Tabernacle; while the rest of the volume consists of Sermons in which the work of winning souls is earnestly commended to the attention of every believer in the Lord Jesus Christ.
For more than forty years, MR. SPURGEON was, by his preaching and writing, one of the greatest soul-winners; and by his printed words he still continues to be the means of the conversion of many all over the world. It is believed, therefore, that thousands will rejoice to read what he spoke and wrote concerning what he called “the chief business of the Christian minister.”

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1.99 for Real Food, Real Frugal

This is a short little book, I was able to read it in two short spurts, but don’t let it’s size fool you! This book is packed with all the most important information to know when finding the best food for your family, and I love that Susan’s faith comes shining through as she talks about how God would have us to feed our families. For us it’s a choice to be healthier for our children so that they don’t inherit our bad habits and so that we can be around longer to watch them grow up. Of course we also wish to honor God in our choices, and eat food as he would have us to eat.

For me this book was a great way to fill in the gaps of what I already know vs what I need to know, and have some new recipes that I can feed my family. Some of the things she talked about in this book are things I want so badly to do, but have not yet been able to begin doing, however I will do them and sooner rather than later! Susan covers in her book all the yucky things we should avoid, and at the same time the healthy options that we should be consuming instead.

So many real food books out there are simply a don’t do this, or this, or this style book and the ones that aren’t simply tell you what to do, none of them tell you how! Susan has gone beyond this and not only told us what we shouldn’t eat, but also what we should and how to make that possible and even given us some of her family’s recipes. What could be better.

I love that she doesn’t spend page after page after page on one topic, nope Susan gets to the point quickly and then moves on to the next item, which allows for covering so much in just one small book. I also love that while she tells us that eating raw is very good for our bodies she also understands that most people just aren’t going to start out eating a fully raw diet. We try and eat lots of raw foods, but dinner for us really needs to contain cooked foods. I am making one of her recipes tonight for dinner, and already made one for breakfast and it was a hit. My boys are so happy to have something new to eat!

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FREE: FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! Super Easy Quick Tips, Strategies and Goals for Fast Weight Loss

In FIRE-UP YOUR FAT BURN! – America’s #1 Fat Loss Expert, Dr. Lori Shemek, lets readers in on her secrets that will easily and quickly drop excess weight through quick and easy tips, strategies and goals. This is the go-to weight loss bible that relies on proven methods to take you to lasting and healthy fat loss. Many have already benefited by using what is in this book to create rapid weight loss and so can you…

Discover the diet and fitness plan combination that will propel your body to banish that belly fat forever!

As an expert on ABC Good Morning Texas, Dr. Lori has shared just a few of the insider nutrition secrets to burning off that ugly belly fat so that people can get that Hot Beach Ready Body… This book goes beyond what she has already revealed and you can benefit from her incredible knowledge and experience.

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