August 2012 Posts

Free E-book: Game On by Emmitt Smith

In Game On, Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s all-time leading rusher of the Dallas Cowboys, Dancing with the Stars champion, and successful real-estate investor, outlines the principles that helped him become a winner on and off the football field.

You can get the e-book of Game On free this week only. Click here to find the book at your preferred e-book vendor.

Thriving at College by Alex Chediak

It’s that time of year again, students are either back at college or preparing for another year of school. Why not help them prepare by picking up a copy of Thriving at College by Alex Chediak?

Now is a great time because the e-book is on sale tomorrow at Amazon.

Or you can visit to find it at a local bookstore or at another online retailer.

Going to college can be exciting, anxiety inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student.
Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers.

Most importantly, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.


Free E-book: Desert Gift by Sally John

Don’t miss out on this excellent free e-book.

Desert Gift by Sally John

Free until 8/25

What does a nationally known marriage expert do when her own marriage falls apart? Just as Jillian Galloway sets out for a publicity tour to promote her new book, her husband drops a bombshell: He wants a divorce. Jill flees to her parents’ home in the California desert, wondering whether everything she’s built her career on—indeed, everything she’s built her life around—is a sham. Navigating this “side road” of life is an uphill climb that leads to new understandings about herself, her marriage, and her relationship with the One who created marriage.

To find your preferred e-book vendor click here.

Free E-book: The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones

There’s still time to pick up the free e-book of The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones!

Description from

Jeremiah Williams has been tending the gardens of the Tennessee governor’s mansion for over twenty-five years. And like most first families who have come and gone, this one has stolen his heart.

Mackenzie and her husband, Governor Gray London, have struggled for ten years to have a child and are now enjoying a sweet season of life—anticipating the coming reelection and sending their precious daughter, Maddie, off to kindergarten—when a tragedy tears their world apart. As the entire state mourns, Mackenzie falls into a grief that threatens to swallow her whole.

Though his heart is also broken, Jeremiah realizes that his gift of gardening is about far more than pulling weeds and planting flowers. It’s about tending hearts as well. As he uses the tools that have been placed in his hands, he gently begins to cultivate the hard soil of Mackenzie’s heart, hoping to help her realize what it took him years to discover.

A Southern tale of loss, love, and living, The First Gardner reminds us that all of life is a gift, but our heart is the most valuable gift of all.


Free until August 18th!

Click here to find your preferred e-book vendor!


This Month in Tyndale History: August Edition

Yes, it’s already August and we’re continuing our year long 50th anniversary celebration.  Make sure you check out our special 50th Anniversary page on our main site – You can share your own Tyndale memory or enter our special 50th Anniversary giveaway.

Here’s some notable Tyndale August events over the past 50 years.

August 1962

Copyright for Living Letters was assigned to a trust so that royalties are paid to the Tyndale House Foundation, rather than to Dr. Taylor. Dr.Taylor established the Tyndale House Foundation to distribute these royalties as a fulfillment of a goal he had first expressed a decade earlier – to establish a charitable fund that could make grants to support Christian work around the world. As each portion of the Bible was finished, similar trusts were set up.

August 1988

The Life Application Bible (The Living Bible edition) is published. The editorial work was prepared by a team at Youth For Christ under the leadership of Ron Beers.