This is a listing of 106 sites that legally offer free ebooks on Religion & Spirituality.
There is a separate listing of free audiobooks for this genre at:
All of these sites listed have content that is legal for them to distribute. If you find that any site listed is offering content that can not be legally transferred, please let me know in the comments below.
This list is not comprehensive and if you know of any other sites please post in the comments below.
A comprehensive alphabetical listing of free books for reading or listening can be found on these pages:
For a complete listing of the free ebook pages here at Gizmo's, see
There will be other books on Religion & Spirituality at the sites listed there, but they are not categorized at the sites. There are also links to other genre pages at those sites.
Libraries are also an excellent source for reading and listening materials for children. To find out more information on your local library, the links here may help: Library Information
Free Religion & Spirituality eBooks
2020k (Religion&Spirituality) Large collection, divided into categories and sub-categories for download in a variety of formats. Note: Most of the links here are working, but there are a number that lead to BookRags, which are not free anymore. Unfortunately, there is no way of telling where the link goes until you click the link. Since they did fix the issue with archive.org links, hopefully they will fix this. Thanks to Marie99 for pointing this out.
A Buddhist Library has over 400 books and 6,000 articles primarily covering Buddhism, but with a good number of works on world religions. All that I looked at were for free online reading.
Al-Islam has a large collection of Islamic works in its library available for free online viewing. There is also software and audio (see below) available. Clicking on the appropriate icons in the library will show the available works in each. Received the following comment from Zeeshan Ali regarding this site "Please make a correction here. This link and collection here represent a sect of Islam i.e. Shia, who are not concurrent in many manners to many of Muslims and Islam."
Arthur's Bookshelf has a very good collection of religous works available for free download, without registration. Categories include Seers and Prophets (MOBI, EPUB & PDF), Bahai Bookshelf (EPUB only), Spiritual Approaches: Inspired Writers (EPUB), Qur'an (English) (EPUB & MOBI), Christian Scientist (EPUb & MOBI) and Emanuel Swedenborg (EPUB).
Author Marketing Club monitors Amazon (USA) for daily free ebook offerings. The amount listed varies from day to day. They do offer genre selection within each daily listing. All of the dates that I looked at had at least 1 entry for Religion & Spirituality or Christian.
Author Stand has many works in its Religious category. These range from short stories to full novels and are available for free download in PDF after free registration. These are unique works by unpublished authors.
BiblioFaction has just under 300 free Religion & Spirituality short stories available for free reading online without registration.
Bibliotastic has 17 free ebooks in its Religion genre listings. All are available for free reading online without registration. All are available for free download in Kindle, EPUB and PDF, with free registration. These are works of independent authors.
BookRix has over 400 free novels in its religion category available for free reading online or for free download in EPUB.
Booksie has over 5000 works in its Religion & Spirituality category. All are original works of unpublished authors. All are available for free reading online without registration.
BookYards (Religion&Spirituality) Around 700 books available for download in pdf
Bored.com (Religion) has 1013 books from atheism to Zoroastrian, most are on Christianity available for online viewing. Separated into categories and sub-categories.
Bring The Books has a large collection of free Christian themed ebooks available for free download in Kindle compatible MOBI or PRC.
BuddhistELibrary has around 225 free books on Buddhism in 7 categories. Downloads are in PDF. Also offers audio and video.
Central Seminary offers three free ebooks for free download in Kindle compatible MOBI. These are Christian themed works.
Centsless Books monitors Amazon (USA) for the top 100 free ebooks in the Religion & Spirituality genre. Updated hourly.
ChestofBooks (Religion) 5 books available for online viewing.
ChrisitanClassicsEtherealLibrary has a large listing of christian works available in pdf or text.
Curriki has a large amount of textbooks and other educational resources, but it is hard to navigate around. Free registration with valid email for confirmation is required. Ranges from Kindergarden to College level. Mostly written materials, with some audio and video. This link is to the 365 free works offered under Religion.
Daily Free Books (UK) monitors Amazon (UK) for its daily free offerings. They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit). They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only). They have over 6,000 free ebooks listed. This link is to the non-fiction Religion & Spirituality genre listings for Amazon and Smashwords. There were 306 free ebooks listed at the time of this post.
Daily Free Books (USA) monitors Amazon (USA) for its daily free offerings. They offer genre selection as well as sorting by time (including since your last visit). They also offer free listings from Smashwords, which can be viewed with the Amazon offerings, alone or not at all (Amazon only). They have over 6,000 free ebooks listed. This link is to the non-fiction Religion & Spirituality genre listings for Amazon and Smashwords. There were 330 free ebooks listed at the time of this post.
DesiringGod has a good size collection of Christian oriented works for download in PDF.
DigiLibrarieshas 669 free ebooks in their religion category. Most are available for free reading online and free download in PDF, MOBI and EPUB.
DivineLifeSociety Several hundred books and a large number of writings on Yoga, region and philosophy available for online viewing or pdf download.
Early Christian Writings has links to Christian writings from 30 ro 260A.D.. Download and viewing options vary as the links are offsite. Listings are in chronological order.
Early Jewish Writings has links to early writings of Judaism.
eBook.com.au (Sacred texts&Religion) a great deal of links to books and works on world religions, past and present.
eBook Junkie has 100 free ebooks in their Religion & Spirituality genre for free download in PDF without registration.
eBooks@Adelaide has a very interesting collection of classic religious works. All are available for free reading online and many are also available for free download in MOBI and EPUB.
eBooksDirectory has 80 free books in its religion & spirituality section. Download and viewing options vary as the links are offsite.
eBooksFreeNet has 10 free novels in its religion catefory available for free download in PDF.
eBooksForAll has 24 free ebooks in its religion & spirituality category available for free in varying ways as the links are offsite.
eBooks-Junkie has over 100 free ebooks in its Religion & Spirituality genre listings. These are gathered from sites around the web, so download and viewing options vary.
eBooks Library an excellent collection in the Religion section available for free download in PDF without registration. This is a mix of ficiton and non-fiction.
eBookTakeaway has 25 free classic ebooks in its Spirituality genre available for free download in pdf, html or ebook text without registration.
eReader IQ due to the changes in Amazon policy, they now offer an "abbreviated" listing of the limited time free book offers from Amazon . They have a nice selection of genres to narrow the listings. This link is to the Religion & Spirituality genre listings with Adult content blocked (you may click on the button on the upper right of the results to show Adult works).
eReader Love monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings. This link is to the Reklifion and Spirituality genre listings and at the time of this post, there were 35 free ebooks listed.
eReader Perks monitors the USA sites of Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo for limited time free ebook releases in the Religious genre. You can get email updates for posts in this genre.
EWTN Libraries the global catholic network has a large collection of works regarding the Catholic religious beliefs available for free reading online without registration.
Foboko has over 2400 free ebooks divided into various categories for free reading online or free download in TXT, PDF, EPUB, MOBIPocket and direct send to Kindle. Free registration is required (I have received no spam) and there is a limit of 5 downloads per month (no limit on reading online). There are some unique entries here. This link is to the Religious and Spirituality genre listings, which had 147 free ebooks at the time of this listing.
Free Audio Books.WS while primarily an audiobook site, they also have ebooks available for their classics. This link is to their listing of 4 free ebooks in the Religion genre.
Freebook Sifterlists both recent limited time offers and classics from Amazon for children. Ranks listings by average user rating. Also has nice feature of further subcategories to set age range and other options. This link is the the Religion & Spirituality category which has 1141 free ebooks listed. Thanks to Rob Schifreen of our site TSA for this link.
Free Ebooks Blog monitors Amazon and other sites for free ebooks in the Religion & Spirituality genre.
Free eBooks Daily monitors Amazon (USA UK CA) for limited time free ebook offerings in the Religion/Spirituality category.
Free eBooks.net (Religious) 70 books available for download in varying formats.
Free-Ed Net offers a huge selection of free online courses and materials in a wide variety of disciplines. Many of the links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary. This link is to the Social Studies>Religion and Spirituality school, whcih offers course on the major religions as well as a somparative religion course.
Free eTextbooks Online has links to 2 free texttbooks online in the subject of Religion. Links are offsite so download and viewing options vary.
FreeOnlineChristianBooks several hundred books available for online viewing.
Free Read Feed (UK) has over 5,000 free ebook listings from Amazon (UK). They monitor recent free offerings as well as showing some that are always free. Like their USA counterpart below, the site offers sorting by genre, time offered, length and popularity. This link is to the Religion & Sprituality listings, which had 373 free ebooks at the time of this post. Adult content is hidden, but can be shown by clicking on the link on the upper right of the page.
Georgia Download Destination has 599 free classic ebooks in its Religion & Spirituality genre listing available for free download in EPUB without registration. These are works from Projectt Gutenberg, but the easy layout and quick download here will appeal. You have to press the Religion & Spirituality genre link on the left as they do not allow links directly to the genres.
Globusz (Religion) 7 books available for download or online viewing.
Gospel eBooks has listings of limited time offers on Christian ebooks at Amazon. A number of the titles did not appear to be religious oriented, but all were free and I since the site is Gospel eBooks,I guess the books are Christian themed. Thanks to Dave Faulkner for this suggestion.
GoodSeed offers 5 uniquefree religous books. 4 deal with the Bible and one with Islaam, although it is a Christian site. Several of the books are offered in a wide variety of languages and come with additional resources, such as workbooks, audio and video. The book download I tried required free registration and I assume they all do.
GoogleBookSearch (Religion) 684 books available for online viewing
Gutenberg (Religion) Large collection in categories and sub-categories available for download in a variety of formats.
Holy Books a very nice collection of free ebooks available for free download in PDF. The emphasis seems to be regarding Buddihism, but there are books for a variety of religious beliefs.
Hundred Zeros CA monitors Amazon (Canada) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres. This link is to the Religion & Spirituality genre.
Hundred Zeros UK monitors Amazon (UK) for the catalog of "best sellers" free ebooks and offers genre selection and RSS feeds for the individual genres. This link is to the Religion & Spirituality genre listings.
Hundred Zeros USA monitors the "Best Sellers" free ebook list at Amazon (USA and India). They have individual genre listings and they have RSS feeds for the individual genres. They offer RSS and eMail updates. This link is to the Religion & Spirituality genre listings.
iLove Ebooks monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings in its Religion genre. RSS feed available.
Internet Evangelism Day offers the free ebook, Serve Him With Mirth, which attempts to inject humor into the Christian ministry, for free download in PDF and several other formats without registration.
Internet Sacred Text Archive very interesting and large collection of books on religion, mythology, folklore and the esoteric available for online viewing.
Ishwar offers free ebooks on most of the world's religions.
Islaam Pure & Clear around 50 Islamic books for reading or download.
Islam for Universe has a large collection of works regarding Islam in English (and a wide variety of languages). The books I checked were available for free download in PDF.
Keep Believing has 4 free Christian themed ebooks available for free download in Kindle compatible MOBI.
Kobo has over 9,000 free books in a search for religion. There may be more if you use different search terms as they boast 1 million free books available. All are available for free download in EPUB.
Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive has a good sized collection of free ebooks regarding Buddhism. All are available for free download in PDF or free reading online without registration.
LDS Tech the Mormon church site offers the Bible the Book of Mormon and some other Church works for free download in MOBI.
ManyBooks (Religion) 1576 books available for download in a variety of formats
MemoWare (Religion) 2122 works available for download in varying formats.
Merlot a huge collection of free learning resources in a wide variety of disciplines. The links are offsite, so download and viewing options vary. This link is to the 211 free resources under the Religious Studies section.
MetaReligion has an extensive listing of works for all major world religions as well as some minor religions and ancient myths. All appear to be for online viewing.
Modern Buddihsm The 3 volume book, Modern Buddhism, avaialable for free download in EPUB, MOBI and PDF, without registration.
Mongerism offers a large collection of Christian books for reading online. They also developed the Puritan Library site (below).
Munsey's (Religion) 824 novels available for download in a large variety of formats.
Munsey'sMobile offers over 1000 free books in its Religion category. These appear to be different entries thatn the main Munsey's site above. They offer HTM and XML as well as download in PDF, PRC. The vast majority also offer ePUB download.
New World Order Library has an interesting and unique collection in its Worls Religions category. These are works that you will not find elsewhere. All are available for free download in PDF without registration.
Nobooko has 687 free ebooks in its Religion & Spirituality genre listing. Most link to Kobo and are available for free download in EPUB after free registration (no credit card needed) at Kobo. Since Kobo does not offer genre listings for its free ebooks, this is an excellent resource. There are some Smashwords links in the results also.
One Hundred Free Books monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings and has a genre selection feature. This link is to the free selections under a search for Religion and has about 10 free ebooks listed.
OnlineBooks4Free (Religion) over a thousand books available for online viewing or download
OnlineBooksPage (Religion) Links to a large number of works some for online viewing and others in varying download formats.
OnlineChristianLibrary has a large collection of christian ebooks available for download in pdf. Also, a number of reference books are available.
Online Library of Liberty (Religion) Over 200 classical novels on religion available for online viewing or download in pdf or ebook PDF.
Overdrive provides direct free downloads of 599 free ebooks in its Religion & Spirituality genre. Although Overdrive is generally for use with a library membership, these are direct free downloads in EPUB. Note that this does not display properly in my Firefox and I have to use the arrows to move up and down the pages.
PDF Titles hasover 500 free ebooks in its Religion genre listings. Despite the name of the site, these ebooks are all available for free download in a wide variety of formats, including PDF, EPUB and Kindle compatible formats. There is a large selection of sub-genres where additional works might be found. A very nice collection with some unique entries.
Religion-Online over 6,000 works on religion and society available for online viewing.
Servant of Messiah has 400 free Christian ebooks. All the ones I checked were available for free download in PDF. You need to click on the eBooks Resources link at the top to choose one of the various categories.
Snick's List monitors Amazon (USA) for limited time free ebook offerings and has the nice feature of separate genre listings for these free ebooks. This link is to the Religious & Spirituality genre free offerings.
Sultan.org has an extensive listing of links to sites containing Islamic texts as well as a large number of pdf texts at the site.
The NTS Library a very large collection of Christian writings available for free download in PDF without registration.
ThePlough offers 76 Christian books for free download. All are available in PDF, many are also available in PRC and EPUB. Interesting collection with some dealing with theology and others with practical application in everyday life. Link fixed thanks to Geert
ThePuritanLibrary offers a large collection of Puritan books and articless. Many are available for free download in KINDLE and EPUB and others are available as PDF.
Smashwords offers around 900 free books in its Religion category. Available for free online viewing or download in a variety of formats. These are generally unpublished works and unique to this site. The site does also offer books for purchase, but all the works in this list are available for free.
The Book Depository has 456 free ebooks in its Religion category available for free download in PDF without registration. You will se prices listed for each of the books, but that is for hard copy. Look for the green Get Free eBook to click on and then the green Download Free eBook PDF on the book listing page.
The Divine Life Society has free ebooks on Yoga, Religion and Philosophy available for free download in PDF without registration.
VirtualReligionIndex has a very large collection of religious works for ancient religions as well as the modern major religions available for free viewing online.
Walking By The Way a very impressive listing of free ebooks for children for the Kindle from various sites on the web. Information on the appropriate age group for the various offerings is given.
Web-Books offers the new and old testament of the World English Bible for online viewing or download in WEB. Also, How Can the Sould Go To Heaven is available for reading online. Viewing the downloads requires their Web Viewer (free) which is clean as far as I can tell.
WikiSource a link to the Religion portal at WikiSource, which has a large collection of religious works regarding many different religious beliefs. All are available for free reading online without registation.
Wikiversity a "project devoted to learning resources, learning projects and research" for preschool through university level. All are available for free reading online without registration. This link is to their School of Theology.