Article: E-Reading


The link below is to an article that looks at e-reading and seeks to evaluate the experience of e-reading. What do you think of the opinion expressed in the article? I’d love to hear your thoughts (or at least read them), so please leave them in the comments here.

For more read:
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2012/07/e-reading-a-midterm-progress-report/260478/

Article: Interview with Amazon and Kindle Founder Jeff Bezos


The link below is to an article that contains an interview with Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon and Kindle. This article makes for an interesting read and is well worth a look.

For more visit:
Jeff Bezos Interview

Article: Kulma Corner Shelf


The link below is to an article – really a couple of photos – on the Kulma Corner Shelf. It can be used to house a small number of books as one of the photos show.

For more visit:
http://geekystuff.tumblr.com/post/13497492086/kulma-corner-shelf

Book Review: Killing Calvinism – How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside, by Greg Dutcher


Killing CalvinismI have started reading ‘Killing Calvinism – How to Destroy a Perfectly Good Theology from the Inside,’ by Greg Dutcher. This book was released by Cruciform Press in June 2012, so I have been reading a new book for a change. Generally I read books that were written many years ago, often several centuries ago, so this was a bit unusual for me. It was however the title of the book, along with a review that I had read somewhere, that drew my attention to it and so I decided to buy it at Amazon in Kindle format.

So reading the book I quickly discovered that it was a very easy book to read, even though it dealt with a subject that was indeed crucial, timely and weighty. Calvinism is the behemoth of Christian theology, being a system of truth that epitomises the teaching of Scripture. It has produced great works of theology, some very technical and verbose in nature. Yet here was a book looking at this system of truth that was easy to read and speaking straight to the heart with great warmth and even humour (yes humour).

However, it would be a mistake to think that this book dealt with Calvinism in a detached manner, somehow separated from the adherent to it. Indeed, this book seeks to penetrate the hearts of the adherents of Calvinism and to strike at the heart of the matter. This is not a book that somehow produces a barren formalism, rather it smashes through formalism and seeks the real Calvinism, one that comes from the inner person regenerated by the spirit of God and transforms the lives of those that profess it. It is a living Calvinism that this book seeks and challenges everything else that claims to be Calvinism, but yet has nothing of its soul. This book is a clarion call for a Calvinism that ignited the hearts of a Calvin, of a Spurgeon and of a Bunyan and desires a turning away from all that is not. I love Calvinism – it leads me to God and the way of life he wishes me to lead and live. This book reminds me of this and for that I am thankful to Him for allowing me to read it. It is as Dutcher describes it, the windscreen of truth that allows me to see God and how he wants me to live for Him.

Buy this book at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Killing-Calvinism-Perfectly-Theology-ebook/dp/B0088PBC5G

The Book Stand


The Book Stand is my Tumblr Blog, which is all about free Kindle and PDF format ebooks. The Blog is regularly updated and now has something like 50 ebooks listed. These ebooks are not always free for long, so please check that they still are if you wish to get the ebook for free only. There are some great books available for free.

Visit The Book Stand at:
The Book Stand.

The Book Stand content is now available in the right hand column of this Blog also via a RSS feed and widget.

Remember, you can always download the free Kindle app for your computer, Mac or other device from Amazon, so you don’t need to actually own a Kindle ebook reader.

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Amazon Kindle Apps

Book Art: Thomas Allen


The link below is to an article featuring a number of photos and examples of book art created by Thomas Allen.

For more visit:
http://io9.com/5906680/beautiful-3d-book-art-brings-the-phantom-tollbooth-and-stuart-little-to-life