I like to scour Amazon on Fridays for some cheap weekend reading, usually picking up a great book or two for a few bucks that I can read through in a few of hours.

As I spend my week reading Christian books for my teaching and preaching, I’m usually on the lookout for something a bit different, often a biography about someone I’d like to know more about, perhaps a popular history book, or maybe something on leadership/time management/study techniques. If I buy a duffer, well, it was only a couple of bucks. Some of the previous weeks’ books are still on offer (check lists here and here).

First up this week are a few of Ben Carson books at reduced prices, including one for kids.

Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition: The Ben Carson Story ($3.74) by Ben Carson.

Remarkable biography of Ben Carson’s amazing rise from inner city poverty to international prominence as a surgeon and political campaigner.

Gifted Hands, Revised Kids Edition: The Ben Carson Story ($3.99) by Ben Carson.

My own children loved this kids version.

Think Big: Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence ($3.79) by Ben Carson

Ben Carson, at his motivational and inspiring best.

The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History ($3.99) by Robert Edsel.

This bestselling book focuses on the eleven-month period between D-Day and V-E Day, and follows six Monuments Men and their impossible mission to save the world’s great art from the Nazis.

Seabiscuit: An American Legend ($5.98) by Laura Hillenbrand.

Another New York Times Bestseller at greatly reduced price by the author of Unbroken (still available at $6.99).