Update: This offer is now closed. Thanks to everyone who got behind it! It was a lot of fun, and I hope you learn and grow heaps from the books you’ve got.
Update: I just found another stash of books, so have added them to the list below
Update: I am aware that some of these books were given to me as gifts. To the people who gave them I am sincerely grateful. It was a real struggle deciding whether to put most of these on here, but at the end of the day we seriously need to clear up space so I needed to be ruthless. Thanks again for the gift, and be encouraged that it will soon be inspiring others!
Well friends, it’s time to do what I’ve wanted to do for a long while. I’ve gone through the boxes of books I have sitting around, and want to seriously downsize my collection. There are some gems here, so I’d like to see them go to homes where they’ll be appreciated, rather than some faceless buyer in a booksale somewhere.
What that means for you is that, if you’re quick enough, you can have any of these books just by asking for them. I don’t expect any payment for any of these books, though if you’re feeling generous I would appreciate any contributions toward my ‘rebuild-a-kindle-library-fund.’ Here’s how I see this working:
- When you see a book or books you’d like, send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with a list of what you want, and if you want to chip into the fund.
- As books get taken I’ll wipe them off this list, trying to keep it updated as best I can
- For popular books, they will simply go to the first person I get an email from.
- I’ll let this go for two weeks, and then give any left over books to the church library or book bins.
- I’m expecting to get a lot of emails, so please be patient if I don’t manage to be back in touch with you for a while.
- Sorry but if you live away from Hamilton I’ll need you to cover postage for the books, I’m happy to sort postage but, again, please be patient!
- If you live in Hamilton we can try and arrange picking up the books.
- If you’ve got questions about the books post them in the comments so everyone gets to see whats going on.
A few notes on the books:
- If you don’t think you’ll actually use the book please leave it for someone who will.
- I’m the sort of person who likes to take good care of my books, so unless they’re something I bought second-hand, you can generally expect them to be in pretty good condition.
- The exception is a bunch of books (generally the ‘Christian’ books) that I’ve highlighted and marked inside to varying degrees.
- Before I send them I’ll have a quick flick through them and let you know what condition they’re in.
So, without further ado, here is the list of books I’m giving away. Lets see how this works!
Just Walk across the room: Simple steps pointing people to faith – Bill Hybels The Myth of Certainty: The Reflective Christian and the Risk of Commitment – Daniel Taylor UnChristian: What a new generation really thinks about Christianity – David Kinnaman Leadership Gold – John Maxwell Put Your Dream to the Test – John Maxwell The Difference Maker – John Maxwell When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy – John Piper What Jesus Demands from the World – John Piper Praying Backwards – Bryan Chapell Living the Ten Comandments – C.E. Simcox Deluded by Dawkins? – Andrew Wilson
- Seizing Your Divine Moment – Erwin McManus
- Heaven and Hell – Edward Donnelly
Freedom of the Will – Jonathon Edwards Selections from the Unpublished Writings of Jonathon Edwards Jesus Freaks Vol. II – DC Talk Christianity’s Dangerous Idea – Alister McGrath The Case for a Creator – Lee Strobel The Case for Christ – Lee Strobel How to Pray – R.A. Torrey A Theology of the Holy Spirit – Frederick Dale Bruner The Discipline of Grace – Jerry Bridges Morning and Evening – C.H. Spurgeon (exactly as shown in link) The Practice of the Presence of God – Brother Lawrence The Sovereignty of God – A.W. Pink Holy Bible (CEV) Holy Bible (NLT) Teen Study Bible (NIV) (looks like the one in the link) Western Society and the Church in the Middle Ages – R.W. Southern The Return of the Prodigal Son – Henri Nouwen The Early Church – W.H.C. Frend Christians in the Roman World (Readings for Early Christianity university paper) History of Theology – Bengt Hagglund Mere Christianity – C.S. Lewis The Problem of Pain – C.S. Lewis (more old school version that that pictured) A History of the English Church and People – Bede City of God – Saint Augustine The Enemy Within – Kris Lundgaard The Pilgrims Progress – John Bunyan Secrets of the Vine for Teens – Bruce Wilkinson The Purpose Driven Life – Rick Warren
The Autobiography of Richard Baxter – Richard Baxter Confessions of a Reformission Rev. – Mark Driscoll Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret – Dr and Mrs Howard Taylor Biography of James Hudson Taylor – Dr and Mrs Howard Taylor Jonathon Edwards: A Life – George Marsden God’s Generals: The Roaring Reformers – Roberts Liardon Confessions – Augustine Confessions: Modern English Version – Augustine Praying Hyde: Apostle of Prayer – E.G. Carre C.S. Lewis: A Biography – Roger Lancelyn Green and Walter Hooper Nobody’s Child – John Robinson The Fate of the Yellow Woodbee: Nate Saint – Dave and Neta Jackson I Would Die For You – Brent and Deanna Higgins The Life and Times of Martin Luther King The Life and Diary of David Brainerd – Jonathon Edwards Contending for Our All – John Piper Nothing Venture, Nothing Win – Edmund Hillary The Lost Men – Kelly Tyler-Lewis Taming the Tiger – Tony Anthony Mud, Sweat and Tears – Bear Grylls
Acts of the Apostles – A.C. Winn Good News In Luke – Wilf Wilkinson John: A Brief Commentary – Everett F. Harrison James: Christian Faith in Action – G. Coleman Luck Matthew – Howard F. Vos Hebrews, James, I and II Peter – J.W. Bowman
A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens David Copperfield – Charles Dickens Black Market – James Patterson Torn Apart – James Patterson Postcard Killers – James Patterson The Sound of Thunder – Wilbur Smith The Lord of the Rings Trilogy – J.R.R. Tolkien (matching set) The Hobbit – J.R.R. Tolkien Mr Tucket – Gary Paulsen The Infidel – Bob Shepherd Brother Fish – Bryce Courtenay The Other Side of Dawn – John Marsden The Year of the Leopard Song – Eric Campbell The Place of Lions – Eric Campbell One of Our Bombers is Missing – Dan Brennan The Club of Queer Trades – G.K. Chesterton The Incredible Journey – Sheila Burnford My Life as a Smashed Burrito with Extra Hot Sauce – Bill Myers Tyrant of the Badlands – Sigmund Brouwer Whistleman – Brian Ridden The Road to Gandolfo | The Osterman Weekend – Robert Ludlum
Theodolite Errors and Adjustments – J.S. Sheppard Plane and Geodetic Surveying for Engineers – David Clark Weighing the World: The Quest to Measure the Earth – Edwin Danson Geographic Information Systems and Science
How to Draw Anything – Mark Linley Citizen Soldiers – Steven E. Ambrose (of Band of Brothers fame) All About Winston Churchill – Quentin Reynolds The Voyages of Captain Cook – Anthony Cornish The Five Love Languages – Gary Chapman 1001 Best Things to See and Do in New Zealand – Peter Janssen Wake Physics – Jeremy Kovak Wakeboard Magazines (x2) The Happy Warrior: An Anthology of Australian and New Zealand Military Poetry Beyond Reasonable Doubt? An Inquiry Into the Thomas Case – David Yallop Don’t For Husbands (Thanks again for this Frances, I think it’s time a new generation of husbands discover it!) Empowering Couples – David and Amy Olson Oxford Pocket School Thesaurus Collins Mini Dictionary Collins New School Thesaurus Reed Pocket Dictionary of New Zealand English Otago Central Railtrail: From Steam Trains to Pedal Power Property Investment: A Strategy for Success – Martin Hawes Otago Peninsula – Stephen Jaquiery The Works of William Worsdworth True War Stories – Edited by Jon E. Lewis A History of Western Philosphy – Bertrand Russell The Dangerous Book for Boys – Conn and Hal Iggulden The Penguin History of New Zealand – Michael King The Hacky Sack Book With Love, Papa – Bear Grylls Handbook of Great Aircraft of WWII The Treaty of Waitangi (information booklet set) The New IBS Low-Starch Diet – Carol Sinclair Let’s Go Camping – Sarah Bennett and Lee Slater Live Well Spend Less – Sophie Gray Wises New Zealand Travel Atlas