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The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our lives in one way or another. For those of us who find ourselves looking for something to do while we shelter in place, we have put together a list of eBooks, audiobooks, and podcasts. Let’s try to proactively use our time at home while we practice social distancing. 

This list includes Pure Desire eBooks as well as a variety of related material from other authors. Some of the books are Christian-based while others are not. This suggested list of books is meant to be a starting point to discover quality material to keep our minds engaged during this time.

Pure Desire eBooks

Several of our Pure Desire books are offered as eBooks on our website. 

How To Talk With Your Kids About Sex – Rodney & Traci Wright – $2.99 (Regularly $9.99)

Safe: Creating A Culture of Grace In A Climate of Shame – Nick Stumbo – $9.99

Setting Us Free: An Unexpected Journey of Grace – Nick Stumbo – $9.99

Mended – Rick & Tiffany Bullman – $9.99

Peace Beyond the Tears – Tina Harris with Diane Roberts – $9.99

Stories for Women: Hope for the Addicted and Betrayed – $9.99

Stories for Men: Expressions of Courage – $9.99

The Forgiveness Factor – Scott Bradley – $9.99

The Silent Battle – Rich Moore – $9.99

Digital Natives: Raising An Online Generation – Bryan Roberts & Heather Kolb – $9.99
Deseo Ser Puro – Ted Roberts – $9.99

Kindle Books

Here are several Kindle eBooks Pure Desire readers may enjoy.

The books listed are in five categories: Mental Health and Wellness, Personal and Spiritual Growth, Healthy Hobbies, Parenting and Kids, and Relationships. Currently these Kindle eBooks are all available for under $10. 

Prices listed next to the eBook are subject to change as Amazon fluctuates item prices frequently.

Mental Health & Wellness

Braving the Wilderness – Brene Brown – $7.99

How Emotions Are Made – Lisa Feldman Barrett – $9.99

52 Small Changes: One Year to a Happier Healthier You – Brett Blumenthal – $3.99

The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech Obsessed World – Kaitlin Phillips – $4.99

Anatomy of the Soul – Curt Thompson MD – $9.99

Elastic Habits – Stephen Guise – $5.99

Mini Habits – Stephen Guise – $5.99

Overthinking: How to Stop Worrying, Stress Management – Ashley Hill – $2.99

The Stress-Proof Brain – Melanie Greenburg PhD – $9.99

Boundaries For Your Soul – Allison Cook PhD – $1.99

Leadership Promises for Everyday: A Daily Devotional – John C. Maxwell – $0.99

Lead Like Jesus – Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges – $1.99

Personal & Spiritual Health

Sex, Jesus, and the Conversation the Church Forgot – Mo Isom – $7.02

The Pursuit of God – AW Tozer – $2.99

Tozer On the Holy Spirit: A 365-Day Devotional – AW Tozer – $0.79

Prevailing Prayer – Dwight L. Moody – FREE

Love Does – Bob Goff – $9.99

Everybody Always – Bob Goff – $9.99

Present Over Perfect – Shauna Niequist – $9.99

To Hell With the Hustle – Jefferson Bethke – $9.99

A Million Miles in a Thousand Years – Donald Miller – $9.99

The Case for Easter – Lee Strobel – $1.99

Believing God – Beth Moore – $6.59

The Journey of Desire: Searching For the Life You’ve Dreamed Of – John Eldridge – $5.49

Emotions: Can You Trust Them? – Dr. James Dobson – $8.99

Reclaiming the Lost Art of Biblical Meditation – Robert J. Morgan – $3.99

Made For This: 40 Days to Living Your Purpose – Jennie Allen – $2.99

Goliath Must Fall: Winning the Battle Against Your Giants – Louie Giglio – $2.99

Healthy Hobbies

100 No-Equipment Workouts Vol 1: Fitness Routines You Can Do Anywhere – $9.49

Homegrown Herbs – Tammi Hartung – $9.99

Botanical Line Drawing – Peggy Dean – $4.99

125 Best Brain Teasers – Marcel Danesi Ph.D – $4.99

Complete Starter Guide to Whittling: 24 Easy Projects – $9.89

The Artful Wooden Spoon – $9.99

Ball Canning Back to Basics: A Foolproof Guide to Canning – $8.54

52 Random Weekend Projects: For Budding Inventors and Backyard Builders – $9.99

Essential Art Therapy Exercises – Leah Guzman – $9.99

Parenting & Kids

21 Toughest Questions Your Kids Will Ask About Christianity – Alex McFarland – $9.29

No Bad Kids – Janet Lansbury – $5.99

CBT Toolbox for Children and Adolescents – Rachel Davidson Miller – $9.99

Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain – Daniel J. Siegel MD – $9.99

How Great Is Our God: 100 Devotions About God & Science – Louie Giglio – $2.99

Case For A Creator for Kids – Lee Strobel – $1.99

101 Coolest Science Experiments for Kids – $0.99

Difficult Riddles for Smart Kids: 300 Difficult Riddles – $3.49

Start With the Heart: How to Motivate Your Kids to Be Compassionate – Kathy Koch PhD – $8.13

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures – Kristen A. Jensen & Debbie Fox – $5.99

Good Pictures, Bad Pictures Jr. – Kristen A. Jensen & Debbie Fox – $5.99

So, You’re About To Be A Teenager: Godly Advice for Pre-Teens – Dennis & Barbara Rainey – $6.99

Every Young Man’s Battle – Steve Arterburn & Fred Stoeker – $9.99

And The Bride Wore White – Seven Secrets to Sexual Purity – Dannah Gresh – $9.59

Wait For Me – Rediscovering the Joy of Purity in Romance – Rebecca St. James – $4.99

How Babies Are Made – Steven Schepp & Andrew Andry – $9.99

I Said No! – A Kid-to-Kid Guide to Keeping Private Parts Private – Kimberly & Zach King – $3.99

Relationships

Little Book of Great Dates: 52 Creative Ideas – Greg & Erin Smalley – $6.99

Love Must Be Tough: New Hope For Marriages In Crisis – James C. Dobson – $9.77

4 Essential Keys to Effective Communication – Bento C. Leal III – $3.99

Loveology – John Mark Comer – $7.99

The 5 Love Languages – Gary Chapman – $9.99

Devotions for a Sacred Marriage: A Year of Weekly Devotions – Gary Thomas – $5.49

The Birth Order Book – Dr. Kevin Leman – $8.09

I Hear You: The Surprisingly Simple Skill Behind Relationships – Michael Sorensen – $9.88

Podcasts

Engaging podcasts that keep us pursuing health in all areas of our lives. Check out these on your podcast app. 

Unlocking Us, Brene Brown

Pure Desire Podcast

Dr. Caroline Leaf

To Love, Honor, and Vacuum, Sheila Gregoire

The Dave Ramsey Show 

Focus on the Family Broadcast

OTHER FREE OR LOW COST EBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS

Amazon 

Amazon has several on-going programs to read or listen to books: Audible Stories, Kindle Unlimited, Audible, and Prime Reading. 

Audible Stories

This is a completely FREE collection of audiobooks for kids to listen to while they are home. You do not need an Audible or Amazon account to listen to them. Some of the stories are classics that adults would enjoy too. Create a time in the day to listen together as a family! Access these free titles from any device at stories.audible.com

Kindle Unlimited

Kindle Unlimited is a membership service offered through Amazon. Start a free Kindle Unlimited trial to access the books and audiobooks offered through this platform. Many of the books listed in this post are offered through the Kindle Unlimited program. 

Audible

For those who don’t have as much time for sitting down to read, an audiobook can be very engaging. Start an audible trial for 30 days. 

Prime Reading

If you are an Amazon Prime member, take advantage of ten titles available through Prime Reading. These are titles that can be borrowed from the Prime Reading library. You can borrow ten titles at once and they can be read in the Kindle app or on a Kindle. There is a great variety of books available for both children and adults. It is easy to return titles and check out new ones. It’s like a library of books just for Prime members. 

Library Apps

If you have a library card at your local library, check out these library apps to access FREE eBooks and audiobooks. These are not available at every library branch but many participate in these programs. 

Libby

Hoopla

Overdrive

As we all figure out how to navigate these weeks at home, we hope to find ways to make use of the time and continue growing emotionally, spiritually, physically, and relationally. The unknown is scary and the fight is real, but God is here with us and He is bigger than COVID-19.

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.

Philippians 2:1-2 NIV