Free Kindle book editor’s picks: J. Warner Wallace edition
by Steve Weber on March 10, 2014
At the top of today’s Buffet, Los Angeles homicide detective and former atheist J. Warner Wallace examines the claims of the New Testament using the skills and strategies of a hard-to-convince criminal investigator. The book is Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels.
Wallace is a cold case homicide detective, a missions leader, and a church planter. As a result of his work with cold cases, Wallace has been featured on numerous television programs including Dateline, FOX News and Court TV. His visual presentations in the courtroom have revolutionized how capital offense trials are presented in Los Angeles County and across the country.
A vocal atheist for many years, Wallace is now an apologist for Christianity and the founder of the PleaseConvinceMe.com blog and podcast with a master’s degree in theology. He and his wife have four children and live in southern California.
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Theology > Apologetics
Author: J. Warner Wallace
Christianity could be defined as a “cold case” It makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J. Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity.
A unique apologetic that speaks to readers’ intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
Horror > Occult
Author: Jonas Saul
At the end of Dark Visions (Sarah Roberts Book One), Sarah had spent the last four years saving people and averting serious accidents using the messages she receives from the dead.
In The Warning, Sarah has learned the whereabouts of her sister’s murderer. It is time to exact justice for the gruesome murder of Vivian Roberts, whose killer has never been found. When Sarah receives the warning, a message that tells her to stand down and let it go, she refuses. Against sound advice, Sarah enters a heavily guarded compound where the odds are stacked against her.
In The Warning, Sarah Roberts becomes the hunted rather than the hunter.
How many people have to die to catch one murderer? Sarah must face the reality that has become her life as an Automatic Writer. The Warning begins as a flame, ignites to a fire and explodes in an inferno of violence over a girl who receives messages from the dead to help the living.
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Herbs, Spices & Condiments
Author: Sarah Sophia
Want to learn how to make your own signature hot sauces that will blow your friends and family away?
Well, this is the book for you. Simple, easy to follow recipes for whipping up your own hot sauces as well as a whole host of recipes for cooking with your new homemade sauces.
If you love hot sauce you will love this book. Not only is it packed full of hot sauce recipes, it’s also got alcohol infused sauces, garlic infused sauces and fruity sauces with a hot twist.
Learn the techniques behind making world famous sauces and never buy them at the store again.
Thrillers > Psychological
Author: Douglas Wickard
An abandoned cabin…a diabolical killer…a hidden cemetery… a deadly secret is about to be uncovered.
Far from the neon blur of Manhattan — the dizzy buzz of restaurants, theater openings and one too many cocktails –located seventy-two miles outside the City in the sleepy, rural township of Montague, New Jersey, Sami Saxton is looking to rebuild her life. A rebirth one might call it. And, she intends to do this spiritual resurrection in a small, abandoned fishing cabin, built over forty years ago by her deceased father.
Not quite abandoned…
Sequestered deep within forty-two acres of tall pine trees, bristling brooks and fresh water lakes, Sami Saxton is about to fight for her life.
The hard truth…nobody will ever hear her scream!
Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Special Diet
Author: Hannah Healy
Paleo Vegan Sweets & Treats is packed with awesome recipes that will quench your sweet tooth but nourish your body at the same time. It’s easy to follow even if you are not a gourmet cook and it will help you pick up new skills along the way.
Mouth-watering photos for every recipe with easy to follow instructions. Her recipes are both elegant, yet extremely approachable, making it the perfect cookbook for any level cook who appreciates real food.
Computers > Digital Media Management
Author: Kris Gilbertson
Are you looking for a way to generate consistent leads, traffic, and sales for your business? Do you want to stand out form your Competition and Become the Celebrity of Your Niche ?
Then Podcasting for Promotion, Positioning, and Profit IS your guide to showing you How to Podcast and tap into over 600,000,000 affluent buyers and over 1 Billion Podcast Subscribers to have your standing out as The Expert In your space.
In this book you’ll learn:
— How to Podcast – Top 10 Reason for Any Business
— Why it is Vital that you have 2-3 Mediums In Your Marketing Going
Forward; Podcasting, Video, & Blogging
— How to Stand out with a Podcast? 3500 Blogs to 1 Podcast as a Woman
— How to Be Discovered from a Podcast = More Media, More Exposure, More Business
— How to Craft a Unique Podcast – Unique Process for Success
Relationships > Love & Romance
Author: Ali Binazir
“Where do you find good men? Why do I keep falling for bad boys? What is love anyway? How do I get him to commit? What about online dating? Do men love bitches? How do I get the guy to fall in love with me? How do I get him back?”
You ladies have sent me thousands of questions like these since I started the Tao of Dating blog in 2008. In response, I’ve written a few hundred articles. Best Dating Advice I Ever Got 2 is a collection of the 35 best of those articles to bring even more love, joy and sexiness into your life, as voted by hundreds of thousands of discerning (and demanding) readers like yourself. In fact, one of you just interviewed me about the book with some…
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Mystery > Hard-Boiled
Author: Donna Leon
Regularly $14.00, Today $1.99
In Death and Judgment, a truck crashes and spills its dangerous cargo on a treacherous road in the Italian Dolomite mountains. Meanwhile, in Santa Lucia, a prominent international lawyer is found dead aboard an intercity train. Suspecting a connection between the two tragedies, Brunetti digs deep for an answer, stumbling upon a seedy Venetian bar that holds the key to a crime network that reaches far beyond the laguna. But it will take another violent death in Venice before Brunetti and his colleagues begin to understand what is really going on.
Romance > Contemporary
Author: Elisa Lorello
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Celebrity screenwriter Danny Masters has the world at his feet. He’s dating a movie-star bombshell and his latest screenplay is a shoe-in for an Oscar. But he’s empty.
With few accomplishments to her credit, longtime bookstore employee Sunny Smith celebrates her fortieth birthday by setting forty goals for herself. Sleeping with her writing idol, Danny Masters, makes the list.
At the premiere of Danny’s new film, the two have a brief but enchanting exchange outside the theater. And after Danny insults the audience during the post-screening Q&A session, he’s thrilled to see Sunny in his autograph line. But as he gently takes her hand, Sunny spits Danny’s insults back at him.
The next day, to her horror, Sunny discovers a video of her tirade has gone viral. Instead of being angry, Danny is more determined than ever to find Sunny—and apologize. And once their lives intersect again, there’ll be no turning back.
Humor & Entertainment
Author: Caitlin Moran
Regularly $9.99, Today $1.99
Caitlin Moran puts a new face on feminism, cutting to the heart of women’s issues today with her irreverent, transcendent, and hilarious How to Be a Woman. “Half memoir, half polemic, and entirely necessary,” (Elle UK), Moran’s debut was an instant runaway bestseller in England as well as an Amazon UK Top Ten book of the year; still riding high on bestseller lists months after publication, it is a bona fide cultural phenomenon. Now poised to take American womanhood by storm, here is a book that Vanity Fair calls “the U.K. version of Tina Fey’s Bossypants….You will laugh out loud, wince, and—in my case—feel proud to be the same gender as the author.”
Self-Help > Motivational
Author: Richard Stengel, Nelson Mandela
Regularly $9.99, Today $3.99
A compact, profoundly inspiring book that captures the spirit of Nelson Mandela, distilling the South African leader’s wisdom into 15 vital life lessons.
In Mandela’s Way, Stengel recounts the moments in which “the grandfather of South Africa” was tested and shares the wisdom he learned: why courage is more than the absence of fear, why we should keep our rivals close, why the answer is not always either/or but often “both,” how important it is for each of us to find something away from the world that gives us pleasure and satisfaction—our own garden. Woven into these life lessons are remarkable stories—of Mandela’s childhood as the protégé of a tribal king, of his early days as a freedom fighter, of the twenty-seven-year imprisonment that could not break him, and of his fulfilling remarriage at the age of eighty.
This uplifting book captures the spirit of this extraordinary man—warrior, martyr, husband, statesman, and moral leader—and spurs us to look within ourselves, reconsider the things we take for granted, and contemplate the legacy we’ll leave behind.
Women’s Fiction > Friendship
Author: Kristin Hannah
Regularly $9.99, Today $2.99
In the turbulent summer of 1974, Kate Mularkey has accepted her place at the bottom of the eighth-grade social food chain. Then, to her amazement, the “coolest girl in the world” moves in across the street and wants to be her friend. Tully Hart seems to have it all—beauty, brains, ambition. On the surface they are as opposite as two people can be: Kate, doomed to be forever uncool, with a loving family who mortifies her at every turn. Tully, steeped in glamour and mystery, but with a secret that is destroying her. They make a pact to be best friends forever; by summer’s end they’ve becomeTullyandKate. Inseparable.
So begins Kristin Hannah’s magnificent new novel. Spanning more than three decades and playing out across the ever-changing face of the Pacific Northwest, Firefly Lane is the poignant, powerful story of two women and the friendship that becomes the bulkhead of their lives.
From the beginning, Tully is desperate to prove her worth to the world. Abandoned by her mother at an early age, she longs to be loved unconditionally. In the glittering, big-hair era of the eighties, she looks to men to fill the void in her soul. But in the buttoned-down nineties, it is television news that captivates her. She will follow her own blind ambition to New York and around the globe, finding fame and success . . . and loneliness.
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