One of the blogs I check out is Amy at Raising Arrows. Two nights ago I was thrilled to find that she has posted a slew of old Christian classics that are FREE in Kindle version right now (at the time of this post going live, anyway). Free. Seriously.
They are Lamplighter books, but in Kindle format. That means you get the beautiful story, but not the beautiful hardback copy. It also means you don’t pay the Lamplighter price ($15-22 a book).
For those of us on tight budgets, this is an answer to prayer. Sure, I’d love shelves full of the gorgeous books, but that’s not my life. I’m grateful to live in a day where I can have my own copy of the same, timeless, quality story… for free.
The first Lamplighter I read and realized the appeal of these classics was Helen’s Temper and It’s Consequencees. Wow, what a book.
I remember my grandmother coming over once and picking it up. I didn’t say anything, just let her read it. She brought it back the next afternoon and say, “What an amazing story. It didn’t sugar coat hard lessons, but the story was wonderful.”
Just like Amy, the first old Christian classic that rocked my little thought life was Stepping Heavenward. A truly stunning piece of literature! If you haven’t read it, do!
Check out Amy’s list because there are quite a few on there that are terrific and I’m confident the ones I haven’t heard of are great too.
I added the whole list to both my Kindle account and Chloe’s Kindle (aka: the school Kindle account). Since we have our big beach trip (aka: over thirty hours in the suburban) coming up, I think the timing is perfect. Chloe was a bit surprised to wake up and find eighteen new books on her Kindle.
Here are a two other ones I snagged (in addition to all eighteen Amy shared):
(Ok, this one wasn’t free, but it was only $1.29. It’s one of Lamplighter’s most talked about books and I almost bought it on my trip to THSC, even though I really shouldn’t spend the money. I really have to avoid the Lamplighter table at that conference.)
The Children of Cloverley (Only $2.99)
I will keep looking for more wonderful books for free or on the cheap in Kindle versions. I will do another post if I find enough to share about. Also, consider joining my Facebook page because I will post individual finds there. We can read these on the Kindles, on the iPad, on my phone and on my computer. Yea!
Have you heard of Lamplighter books?