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10 Free Christian E-Books for the Spiritual Life

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I’m always looking for a good source for free Christian e-books. A little searching yielded some great results I’ll share with you. If you have an iPad or Kindle or some other device (even a computer) that allows you to read e-books, you’ll want to take advantage of some great free titles.

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Amazon now sells more e-books than physical books. The advantage is that many classic titles on the spiritual life or Christianity are available dirt cheap—and some for free.

Often with free e-books, you get what you pay for. But if you’re willing to sift through the haystack, you’ll find some gems.

I did some digging and I’ve provided links to some great free Christian e-books—as well as how to search for others.

Start with a Reading Device or Free Software

First off, you don’t have to have a Kindle reader to read e-books you download from Amazon. But you will need an account with Amazon.

Just download the free software to read the books on your:

  • Computer
  • Kindle Reader
  • Smartphone
  • Tablet (like an iPad or Android)

I use the Kindle reader for iPad and it works great.  If you need help with installation, check out this page.

Great Christian E-Books for Free

Here are 10 free Christian e-books I believe you’ll enjoy reading (or enjoy reading again). I’ve also added a Bible to the list. (UPDATE: Amazon may change these links, so you may need to use the search method I outline below.)

  1.  The Pursuit of God, by A. W. Tozer
  2. Selected Sermons of Jonathan Edwards, by Jonathan Edwards
  3. The Practice of the Presence of God the Best Rule of a Holy Life, by Brother Lawrence
  4. Knowing the Truth About Jesus the Messiah, by John Ankerberg and John Weldon
  5. Lord, Teach Us To Pray, by Andrew Murray
  6. Answers to Prayer From George Müller’s Narratives, by George Müller
  7. The Pilgrim’s Progress, by John Bunyan
  8. Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, by John Bunyan
  9. Fox’s Book of Martyrs, by John Foxe
  10. Commentary on the Epistle to the Galatians, by Martin Luther
  11. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

Browsing and Searching for Christian E-books

You can see the top 100 free titles in the Religion and Spirituality category (some of which are really oddball books).

You can also search by publisher. Just type their name in the search bar. Some good Christian publishers who offer free Christian e-books are:

  • Crossway Books
  • P & R Books (or Puritan and Reformed)
  • Zondervan Publishing
  • Multnomah Books
  • Moody Press
  • Thomas Nelson Books
  • Word Publishing

You’ll want to check back occasionally, because publishers update their stock often.

Free Sample Chapters for Most Books

Try before you buy. Most e-books available for purchase will allow you to download a sample chapter for free. Even before I buy a physical book, I try to check out the sample chapter from Amazon. Just click the “Try it Free” button on the right of Amazon’s page.

Here are my e-books as an example:

waiting kindleGoing Places With God: A Devotional Journey Through the Lands of the Bible [Kindle Edition]Grow Strong

Other Sources for Free E-Books

I hope you enjoy your books, whatever you choose.

Tell me what you think: Do you know a good source for free Christian e-books? To leave a comment, just click here.

Bonus: If you like classic novels on Christian themes, here are 3 FREE e-books by the great Russian novelist, Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

  1. The Brothers Karamazov
  2. Crime and Punishment
  3. The Possessed (The Devils)

This brief video by David Powlison offers some great reasons the Christian should read Dostoyevsky.

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