Lindsey emailed in the following tip:
Did you know that there are many Christian publishers who offer free books to bloggers in exchange for a review on the book? I have personally done this and gotten countless children’s books and DVDs, marriage books, cookbooks, devotions, and Bibles from well-known authors such as Mark Driscoll, Max Lucado, Randy Alcorn, Joshua Harris, and countless others.
The companies that I use are:
I think that last year, we received well over $1,000 worth of books completely free. The companies pay for the shipping to your home and you get to keep the book! Some of them I love and end up keeping, but with most of the books, I end up donating to a church library and passing on a good read to someone else or giving them as a special gift to someone who I know will enjoy them.