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Free (or Discounted) Books to Read in Quarantine


Quarantine doesn’t necessarily mean more time to read. If you’re anything like our family, you have less time, fewer outlets for stir-crazy kids (and adults), and general exhaustion at the end of each day. For moms, juggling remote work and kids, you might feel like you have five jobs. Yet, in the age of social distancing and a relentless spigot of news, books are still selling well. Children’s books and books about pandemics are popular. According to one bookseller, “People are definitely buying stacks of books. More people are buying what might be called ‘ambitious reads,’ or big, fat books.” Apparently we make time to read, even amid global pandemics. 

Whether you’re looking for something to stir your heart in the gospel, a fun read about distant lands or imagined places, or a book to give to the littlest ones around you, there are plenty of options to choose from. Thankfully, a number of publishers—Christian and non-Christian alike—have steeply discounted or made several books available for free. Our own TGC bookstore has a number of significantly discounted titles you can browse.

Happy reading.


Audible

On their website, Audible wrote:

For as long as schools are closed, we’re open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone or tablet. Explore the collection, select a title and start listening. It’s that easy.

Littlest Listeners

Elementary

Tweens

Teens

Literary Classics

You can view the entire library here.

B&H/LifeWay

B&H has discounted a number of titles to $4.99 in ebook for trade (Kindle, Apple, Nook, Kobu, and so on) as well as $4.99 for print on LifeWay.com (website only). 

LifeWay has made their entire curriculum available for free, including The Gospel Project.

Banner of Truth Trust

Banner of Truth writes:

Friends, we are in the midst of a situation that, for most of us, is unprecedented in our lifetimes. We do well to remember that our God is the God of the Bible; the same today as in days gone by; the God who Flavel wrote about; the God who the scriptures tell us is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble. In these difficult times when our churches, jobs, and physical health are being so disrupted we can be encouraged that our Lord is carrying out his…



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