Saturday, March 28, 2020

Free books to read during the COVID-19 pandemic

Image of the SARS-C0V-2 virus.
In times such as what the world is living in right now, there is always the thought of being infected by the prevailing disease, and perhaps even die from it. The world has been going through situations like this from the beginning of time.

When we watch the news on TV, or if we check out the latest news at our favourite news website, we continue to see the number of infections rising, along with deaths related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the cause of COVID-19.

To think that since the outbreak of this virus, 617,063 people have been infected, and 28,376 have died. The staggering numbers of people affected by this virus may make us live in fear, panic, even dread. However, we must also look at how many people have already recovered: 137,336! Currently, the death rate stands at 4.6%, and the recovery is at 22.25%.

The question a lot of people have right now is, "Is there any hope left for us?" Yes!

It may not be easy to live through this kind of situation. Here in South Africa we are in a national lockdown for 21 days, which started Friday, 2020-03-27 00:00:00. Those that simply cannot work from home, and have nowhere to go, could perhaps spend these days reading. And, why not read on the subject of affliction and God's providence.

Here is a list of free books in different formats such as ePUB, MOBI, and PDF, in no particular order:

The Sovereignty of God in Providence
by John Reisinger

The Crook in the Lot: The Sovereignty and Wisdom of God Displayed in the Affliction of Men
by Thomas Boston

All Things for Good
by Thomas Watson

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment
by Jeremiah Burroughs

The Mystery of Providence
by John Flavel

A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble (PDF, MOBI, ePUB)
by Paul David Tripp

Pursuing Health in an Anxious Age (PDF, MOBI, ePUB)
by Bob Cutillo, MD

Together with the 2 books above, Crossway has made a web page available with articles, podcasts, and Bible reading plans to benefit us in different ways in this crisis.

A Treatise on Afflictions
by Thomas Case

I hope this is of help to you in this time!

Joyful reading to you all!

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