Last month I wrote a brief book review of Living Life In The Zone, written by Kyle Rote, Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew. This month I have decided to give away a copy on the blog. To enter for a chance to win all you need to do is read my review and then come back here and provide a comment on why you want the book (even if you want it to give to someone else). I’ll randomly draw a name on Monday (February 8th, 2010) and announce the winner in the comments section here. If you win I will also contact you via e-mail so I can make arrangements to get you the book (so make sure you fill that part out when leaving a comment).
Over the years I have found several free resources for studying the Bible that work as well or sometimes better than paid programs. I know of several more than I have listed here, but these are the 3 Bible study programs I use the most. I hope they bless you as much as they have been a blessing to me.
E-Sword is a great Bible study program. You can download the main program to your computer and latter add on Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, books, and devotional material. The great strength to this program is that you pick and choose which bible study materials you want to use and those you don’t.
Blueletterbible.org is the place that I go when I am on a different computer and I need to look up some information. You can search several versions of the Bible on line as well as a few commentaries.
3. Pocket Sword
I recently downloaded this program to my iphone. It is a great Bible app that works much like e-sword. You begin with a KJV bible and a commentary. Once the program is downloaded you can go back and add several other versions of the bible and commentaries.
If you are a blogger there are several publishing companies through which you can get free books. For the next few weeks I will share my experiences with a few of these companies and how you too can get free books in exchange for a book review.
I first learned about the BookSneeze program through Thomas Nelson CEO Michael Hyatt’s Blog. I signed up and was soon getting free books for review. The BookSneeze program in my estimation is one of the easiest programs to use. Basically you log on to the main page, enter in your information, your interest, and request a book to review. A week or two later you receive the book, read it and write a brief review. Reviewers are asked to post on their blog as well as a consumer website like amazon.com. After you have completed your review and posted a link to both your blog and your review on a consumer website you can request another book.
You get Free Books
You have plenty of time to review the book
The program is easy to use
You can view other blogger reviews
You can only get one book at a time
You get books after the have already hit the market
Thomas Nelson has streamlined the process and made it easy for even beginning bloggers to log in and figure out how things work. I highly recommend the BookSneeze program if you are new to writing book reviews or new to blogging. So far I have received and written reviews for 8 books through Thomas Nelson. Compared to the other programs I give it a 4 out of 5.