Free Books I’m Giving Away

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 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!



  • 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


3 Thoughts.

  1. hey can i have your commentaries, walk across the rooom by bill hybles,un christian, and bear gryls one??? oh man i want them all i love books

  2. Hi Marcus

    Would love the book on the Central Otago Railtrail for Clyde if its still available. Can grab it at end oif May when I see you in AUckland if that suits.


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