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Understanding God’s Word Series

Understanding God's Word

I’m excited to announce a new series of books that will be appearing over the next months. Each book in the Understanding God’s Word series is adapted from actual sermons preached in the local church. These books are part commentary, part exposition, but mostly offer a clear explanation of the text, showing how it relates to other Scripture and to our lives today.

This style of preaching is modeled after Nehemiah 8 where the Levites under Ezra “read from the Book of the Law of God, making it clear and giving the meaning so that the people could understand what was being read” (Neh. 8:8). These books are ideal resources for teachers preparing lessons, for pastors preparing messages and for personal Bible study.


Currently available:

Habakkuk: The Journey from Doubt to Faith

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Upcoming in 2023:
The Fruit of the Spirit: Growing More Like Jesus (September 2023)
Name Above All Names (Isaiah 9:6) – An Advent Series (October 2023)
Lord, Make My Life Count (November 2023)

Upcoming in 2024:
Note: Titles for 2024 will be added soon.

Free Ebook on Being a Christian in Work

Being a Christian in Work, by Muel Kaptein


Muel Kaptein has provided a wonderful resource for Christians at work. Kaptein is a professor of work ethics and advisory partner at KPMG Ethics & Integrity. The book is based on his experiences as a practicing Christian as well as his education in business administration and partly in theology.

The book is set up in workbook format, with short thoughts on various issues relating to work accompanied by questions for reflection or discussion. The material is practical, accessible, filled with scripture references and biblically sound. This is a great book for either individual reading or for use in Bible study or discussion groups.

You can purchase the book in paperback at Amazon here: Being a Christian in Work (Paperback) Or Kaptein has generously made the PDF of the book available for free download here: Being a Christian in Work (Free PDF)

I trust you will find this resource helpful as you seek to be faithful to Christ whatever your work situation.

New American Commentary Sale on Kindle


I don’t know how long this sale will last, but right now most of the New American Commentary volumes for Kindle are on sale for $2.99 each. That’s a great sale as the print versions are usually in the $25-$30 range. I own the whole set, and these are great books for Bible study and teaching preparation. You can check out the various volumes for sale here: New American Commentary Volumes on Kindle.

Ebook – The Psalms of David in Metre (John Brown)

I am excited to announce the ebook release of The Psalms of David in Metre: with Notes by John Brown of Haddington This is a project my son has been working on for over a year now. He loves the Psalms, and this is clearly the new definitive ebook edition of this important work. The ebook is easy to navigate with extensive links and notes and is perfect for singing, study, devotion and worship.

This ebook edition includes:

  • Brief Historical Background for the Psalms of David in Metre
  • Explanation of Metrical Psalms and Tips for Singing Them
  • Textual and other Notes on this Work and its ebook Format
  • John Brown’s Preface, Notes, and Common Table of Psalms
  • Links to First Lines of each Psalm
  • Tune Recommendations
  • Subject Index
  • Glossary of Unfamiliar Terms

This project has truly been a labor of love requiring hundreds of hours of work. I encourage you to purchase your copy today!

Click here for Kindle version: The Psalms of David in Metre: with Notes by John Brown of Haddington

Click here for Nook version: The Psalms of David in Metre: with Notes by John Brown of Haddington

Reading Classics Together – The Hidden Life of Prayer

The Hidden Life of Prayer, by David M. MacIntyre

Starting this Thursday over at Tim Challies’ blog, we will be reading David MacIntyre’s The Hidden Life of Prayer as part of Tim’s Reading Classics Together program. This is one of my favorite books on prayer, and I encourage you to grab a copy and read along. The chapters are short but focused and full of great teaching and reflections on prayer.

I like this book so much that back in fall of 2010 I created Kindle and ePub editions with fully-linked footnotes and table of contents. If you need a good ebook edition, you can order it through Amazon or Barnes & Noble through one of the links below:

    ● The Hidden Life of Prayer – Kindle edition at
    ● The Hidden Life of Prayer – Paperback edition at
    ● The Hidden life of Prayer – Epub edition at Barnes & Noble

And don’t forget to visit Tim’s blog on Thursday for the first round of discussion on chapter one.

Note: You don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Click here for a free e-reader.

Amazon Kindle to Add Real Page Numbers

      (Note: For ebook and audiobook conversions, see Fowler Digital Services.)

Amazon Kindle Fire

Amazon announced today that the latest software update to the Kindle will include real page numbers. This has been a huge issue for the Kindle, so I am glad to see Amazon finally addressing it.

Kindle’s page numbers match the page numbers in print books so you can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class. If your Kindle book includes page numbers, you’ll see page numbers displayed next to locations when you push the Menu button. Page numbers and locations are only displayed when the Menu button is pushed.

I format ebooks for authors and publishers, and this is similar to a solution that I offer my clients. I call it the page number grid. The page number grid correlates with the print version of the book and provides a convenient way for ebook users to jump to any page from the print edition. This is especially helpful for group situations or Bible studies where some people have the print edition and others have the ebook.

You can find an example in an ebook that I recently formatted for Dr. William B. Salt. Here is the link to Amazon, and you can just download the free sample to check it out:  Still Hurting, Find Health.


Related posts:
    • The Bible Memory Version for the Kindle
    • Top 10 Kindle Features

Note: For ebook and audiobook conversions, see Fowler Digital Services.

The Hidden Life of Prayer Now Available for the Kindle

The Hidden Life of Prayer, by David M. MacIntyre

The Hidden Life of Prayer, by David M. MacIntyre, is now available for the Amazon Kindle. This is fast becoming my new favorite book on prayer. The book is a treasure trove of spiritual insights and practical instructions. MacIntyre draws from Scripture, Christian literature and Christian experience to encourage and instruct the believer in the rich subject of prayer. There are also many fine quotations about prayer from across the centuries sprinkled throughout the book’s pages.

But don’t just take my word for it. Here are John Piper’s and Wayne Grudem’s recommendations:

“God brings books at their appointed times. The Hidden Life of Prayer arrived late but well-timed. This little jewel-strewn tapestry has done for me at 64 what Bounds’ Power Through Prayer did at 34. I could be ashamed that I need inspiration for the highest privilege. But I choose to be thankful.”
John Piper, Senior Pastor, Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“I have read The Hidden Life of Prayer again and again since Westminster Seminary in Philadelphia first gave it to me when I visited there as a prospective student forty years ago. Every time I read this book, the Lord uses it to deepen my prayer life and encourage my faith. I strongly recommend it!”
Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona, USA

You can purchase the book from Amazon or you can get it right here at my website in ePub or Kindle/Mobipocket format. It is also available at Barnes & Noble for the Nook. And remember, you don’t need a Kindle to read Kindle books. Click here for a free e-reader.

Bible Memory Version Available at Barnes & Noble and Amazon

My book, The KJV Bible Memory Version, is now available at both Amazon and Barnes & Noble for just $4.99. Of course you can also buy it for the same price right here at the website (DRM-free in either mobipocket or ePub format). And remember, if you don’t have an e-reader like a Kindle, Nook or iPad, you can always download a free e-reader here.

Fowler Digital Books | The KJV Bible Memory Version: A Tool for Treasuring God's Word in Your Heart (King James Version), by Ray Fowler

Related posts:
    • The Bible Memory Version Poll
    • Ebook Formatting for the Ipad, Kindle and Nook
    • Top 10 Kindle Features

Book Burning in the Digital Age

So when ebooks take over the world, will protesters just get together and delete files?

Related posts:
    • Ebook Formatting for the Ipad, Kindle and Nook
    • Top 10 Kindle Features

Christianbook (CBD) Adds Ebooks launched their new ebook store today along with the CBD Reader, their free online library and reading platform. You can now download ebooks directly from Christianbook and read them on your iPhone, Droid, iPad, Nook, Sony Reader, PC or Mac. Your bookmarks sync across all devices, and you can download free samples of any ebook before purchasing. Check out their featured ebooks here. They are also offering eight ebooks completely free here.

Note: If you have a book you would like to publish on the Ipad, Kindle or Nook, I can help: Ebook Formatting for the Ipad, Kindle and Nook

Ebook Formatting for the Ipad, Kindle and Nook

If you or someone you know is working on an ebook or interested in self-publishing, I encourage you to check out Fowler Digital Services. I produce quality ePub and mobi/Kindle conversions which are readable on all standard e-readers including Apple iPad/iPhone, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes & Noble Nook. I am careful to preserve the original format of the print book, as well as provide extra features such as an active table of contents, fully-linked footnotes, and even a page number grid (with links to pages from the print edition of the book).

  • ePub and Mobi formats suitable for iPad/iPhone, Kindle and Nook Amazon Kindle
  • quality hand-builds guaranteed to work on all standard ereaders
  • active table of contents with NCX navigation
  • all files validated XHTML and ePubCheck compliant
  • convert from a variety of formats (Word, PDF, Text, RTF, etc.)
  • additional services available upon request:
    • fully-linked footnotes, indexing, etc.
    • special images, tables, charts
    • book page-number grid (This unique feature provides links to pages from the print edition of the book.)
    • proofreading, editing, transcriptions, etc.
  • will work with you to handle the unique demands of your project
    ePub and Kindle/Mobipocket copies included with each order.

If I can be of service to you, please do not hesitate to contact me. Click here to learn more about Fowler Digital Services.

Around the Web – 8/6/2010


  • E-Book Surge in China. “A survey by the Chinese Institute of Publishing Science found that almost one in four people in mainland China aged between 18 and 70 now primarily used digital formats for their reading material. Among those aged under 29, though, that figure was 50 per cent. And an astonishing 91 per cent of the 20,000 people polled in the survey said they would now not bother to buy printed books if they could find a digital version.”
  • 129,864,880. Using a series of complex algorithms, Google counts up how many books exist in the world. Their answer is 129,864,880. At least until Sunday.
  • Plagiarism in the Digital Age. “Digital technology makes copying and pasting easy, of course. But that is the least of it. The Internet may also be redefining how students — who came of age with music file-sharing, Wikipedia and Web-linking — understand the concept of authorship and the singularity of any text or image.”