How To Start A FREE Christian Library
Hey everyone. I just wanted to drop a note to tell everyone how I started building a free Christian library using Logos Bible Software. I will tell you upfront, it may be slow getting your library started, but I want to show you how to use this software to get books for free.
The first thing to do to get started is to download the Logos software and order Logos 8 Basic Free. This will get you started with about 20 different books, all of them free of charge. Plus, the software is really useful, which is a bonus.
Where you really begin to build your library is by snagging the Logos free book of the month. Each month, Logos offers a free book (or two) to anyone with their software. Furthermore, they offer two or three related books at a HUGE discount. Of course, there is no obligation to buy anything in order to get the free book each month. After a few months, you will have a small library started. Logos is the easiest way to get a free library that I have found yet.
If you don't mind a PDF version of a book, you can also check out the Wesleyan-Holiness Digital Library. This is a digital library that the Church of the Nazarene created to help ensure that their pastors around the world had access to adequate materials. It contains free books on the Bible, theology, and other topics. You don't have to be a Nazarene in order to enjoy this free library. You can simply go to the website, search for a topic or book, and see if it is available as a PDF. This is a site that I visit often, and if you are looking for free Christian resources, you should too.
A third source that may be helpful is the Christian Classics Ethereal Library. This website, as the name implies, has classic Christian books. Most of these books come in a PDF format, although some are only readable online. If you enjoy classic books such as "The Imitation of Christ," then you might benefit from visiting this site.
If you are interested in audiobooks, you have a couple of options. First, you can get a free audiobook each month from Christian Audio. They also have paid memberships available, if you are interested. Another option is to use Audible. If you use our link, you will get two free audiobooks with your 30 day free trial of Audible. I use Audible to help me study or get through a book on topics like Church History, Bible, and Theology. Whether or not you continue to use Audible after the free trial, you can't beat two free audio books, right?
Which of these resources have benefited you the most? Leave a comment and let me know!