Some Fidelis students may prefer to order physical copies of the textbooks that are assigned. Considering the potential future censorship that may one day severely limit the usefulness of Amazon.com as a Christian content provider, if you can get your hands on a physical copy, please do so.
However, we realize that for many around the world, getting a physical copy is just not an option. For now, the Kindle app, or a Kindle device linked to an amazon.com account is a very convenient way to purchase, and in some cases borrow, digital content. For now, we do not yet have a digital library where students can borrow books, but we will be working hard to make this an option.
If you don’t know how to download or purchase a Kindle e-book, here is what you will need:
1) A mobile device (Android or Apple (iOS))
2) An Amazon.com account created (see how here).
3) The ability to purchase books using a credit card or debit/bank card (every country will be different).
4) The Kindle app downloaded on a mobile device. Android devices must search the Play store for “Amazon Kindle”, iOS search the same term in the App Store.
Physical books can also be purchased and shipped to your location from Amazon, or using book depository, an online bookstore that has free international shipping to many locations. All but 6 books are available at Book Depository.
A “wishlist” at Book Depository with all the Fidelis books is available here.
The entire updated booklist for the course can be viewed here.
Books Available for Free Download:
Lesson 2 “Church Planting Movements: How God is Redeeming a Lost World.” 1st Edition (1999)”
Lesson 5 “The Wheel Model” by Frank Schattner
Lesson 37 “His Story: The Rescue” by Linda Mac
Lesson 39 “The Only One: Living Fully in, by and for God” by Curtis Sergeant
How to Lend books using Amazon Kindle books:
You can lend books that you purchased at the Kindle store to a friend for up to 14 days.
NOTE: each book can only be lent
A) if the publisher has allowed it .
B) Only ONE TIME per book.
1) Go to Amazon.com log into your account. Click “Content & Devices“
2) Choose “Books”
3) Choose the book you want to lend and click the drop-down menu. Click “Loan this title”
On the next screen, enter the recipient’s e-mail address and their name, and a message.
Note. You can only lend a book once to one person. The person who borrows the book does not need to have an account. No Kindle is required, either: they can read the book via the app.
Tip. When someone borrows a book, you can no longer read it yourself during that period.