Recently, a friend of ours filled us in on Crossway’s “Beyond the Page Book Reviews.” (Crossway is a not-for-profit Christian publishing ministry). Basically, if you have a blog and are interested in writing book reviews, this is a great resource for free e-books! Signing up is easy – you simply provide a few details about yourself and your blog, Crossway reviews your application, and before you know it, you have access to an assortment of books to read and review. You can download two e-books a month, for a total of 24 e-books a year.
Here’s how it works: once you’ve read your selected book, you write a review on your own blog and at least one other consumer site (Amazon.com, ChristianBook.com, Goodreads.com, etc.), and then you submit your review to Crossway. After submitting your review, you’re free to select your next book!
Maybe you have already heard about this program, but we’re new to it, and we’re looking forward to doing something we already do on this blog – reviewing books – without the cost of purchasing the book, or tracking it down from the library. If you have a blog with a minimum of fifteen followers, this could be a great opportunity for you too.
Admittedly, not every book available is something I (Helen) would be interested in reading, but there are some interesting titles to choose from. Michael’s first selection is Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life, and I’m looking at reading Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?: A Surgeon-Scientist Examines the Evidence by Thomas A. Miller. You can look forward to reviews of these books in the weeks to come. In the meantime, consider this program for yourself and your blog!