Steve Jobs Biography by Walter Isaacson

Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson book cover

The Steve Jobs authorized biography by Walter Isaacson was just released on Monday. The book is already poised to become the bestseller of 2011.

Isaacson also penned biographies of Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin. Jobs reportedly reached out to Isaacson in 2004 to ask that he write his biography. The biography was originally scheduled for release in November but after Jobs passed away earlier this month, its release was moved up.

Amazon is offering the hardcover Steve Jobs biography at $17.88 (nearly 50% off the $35.00 list price.)

The Apple iBookstore edition Steve Jobs is currently $16.99 and can be read through the free iBooks app on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. If you already purchased the iBooks version, please download the updated version.

The Amazon Kindle edition of the Steve Jobs biography is also currently $16.99. The Kindle version can be ready just about anywhere with Amazon’s free reading apps.

Where to order

Can’t get enough Jobs?

CBS has posted the full 60 Minutes interview with Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson, including a number of extras that weren’t included in the broadcast piece: Steve Jobs: Revelations from a tech giant. Podcast available via iTunes.

Handel’s Messiah

Handel’s Messiah is one of the most loved musical works. The masterpiece is as much a theological work as it is a musical work.

Eerdmans has recently released Calvin R. Stapert’s book Handel’s Messiah: Comfort for God’s People They note If you want to enjoy and appreciate Handel’s beloved Messiah more deeply, this informed yet accessible guide is the book to read.

Handel's Messiah Audiobook

christianaudio, William B. Eerdmans, and Naxos Music have partnered
together for December 2010 to bring you the audiobook download of Handel’s Messiah for FREE!

If you would rather read Stapert’s book Handel’s Messiah: Comfort for God’s People it is available at Amazon and WTSBooks.

Justin Taylor recently posted An Interview with Calvin Stappert on his fine blog.

Good Deals on Good Books

There are two recommended books available for discount today and one free audiobook.

Note: I do not agree with Richard Stearn’s book, The Hole in Our Gospel. I believe the book promotes a law-driven gospel that cannot save. I only link to it so that people can make up their own mind and compare it to Scripture. Here is a review from Chris Freeland, former Chase Oaks intern and now Teaching Pastor at McKinney Church in Fort Worth, Texas.