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January 16, 2012

The Kindle edition of Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living is currently listed as free for digital download on Amazon.

This was the first (and still only) home-organization book that I actually liked. I read it this past March and at that time wrote this about it:

“Organized Simplicity is one of the better “home-organizing-books-geared-for-women” I’ve read. I think part of that is due to the fact that, in an interesting twist of irony, so many of these organizing books are quite unorganized and cluttery in appearance themselves (and make you feel guilty if you don’t use their specific methods and become organized within 24 hours of reading the book). Oxenreider’s book appealed to me aesthetically for that very reason: it was a simple, modern, spiral-bound notebook. The first half of the book focuses on a general matrix for simplicity in the home, and the latter half of the book provides practical guides for organizing a house, as well as various appendices on homemade cleaning solutions, helpful checklists, and similar.”

If you plan to use this book a lot, you might find having a spiral-bound copy works best for you, but I’d still download the digital version–especially if you haven’t seen it and want to see what you’re reading before you buy. If you’ve already found Organized Simplicity to be helpful, you may also be interested in Tsh Oxenreider’s One Bite At a Time: 52 Projects for Making Life Simpler (one project per week), which is available via digital formats (PDF, Kindle, or Nook) here.

John Piper’s book, Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, is currently free as a PDF via the Desiring God website here. I mentioned this book briefly (with a link to a video about it) in my post about MLK, Jr. Day.

Also available for free download via Desiring God is Noel Piper’s Treasuring God in Our Traditions, available for download here. It’s been a while since I’ve read this book, but I alluded to it briefly in 2010 when I wrote about our new tradition of Advent. (And actually, you can download PDF versions of most of John Piper’s books (and other authors) via DG here.)

Each month, Christian Audio has a free audiobook download. This month’s book is J.I. Packer’s Knowing God. Download the free audio here through January 31.

 Also currently listed for free Kindle download on Amazon is Robert H. Gundry’s Commentary on James. (To my knowledge, I’ve not read a commentary or work by Gundry.) no longer available for free: now showing as $1.99

Note: I’ve found that with free (or bargain-priced) Kindle downloads, it’s best to act right away, as the price may go back up at anytime. .

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