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Free Stuff Fridays
September 09, 2011
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformed Book Services. Reformed Book Services is a not-for-profit organization with a mission statement to distribute books which “promote godliness, revival and reformation.” Two years ago they opened a retail book store in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and they also have a web presence. They are dedicated to promoting good Christian books to the Ontario and Canadian market.
But this giveaway is not just for Canadians. Here how this one is going to go. There are 10 prizes today instead of the usual 5. Half of those prizes will go to Canadian winners and the other half to international winners. Got it?
This week’s prize includes 2 books, both by David Murray: Christians Get Depressed Too and his brand new title How Sermons Work.
How do sermons work? How does a preacher get from the basic nuts and bolts of a few Bible verses to the delivery of a full sermon? That’s the question David Murray answers in this instructive and immensely practical book. He demonstrates that behind the thirty to forty-five minutes we see and hear on a Sunday morning are many hours of mental, spiritual and practical labour. Like all pastoral labour, it involves head, heart and hand.
Murray breaks up the sermon preparation process into a clear and simple step-by-step method, covering topics such as how to choose a text, how to introduce a sermon, how to explain a text, and how to apply it. It will provide an excellent refresher for experienced preachers and a reliable guide for those just starting out. It will also be extremely helpful to Bible class teachers, Bible Study leaders, or anyone who has to prepare a Bible message.
Each winner will receive a copy of this book, along with a copy of Christians Get Depressed Too.
Giveaway Rules: You may only enter the draw once. Simply fill out your name and email address to enter the draw. As soon as the winners have been chosen, all names and addresses will be immediately and permanently erased. Winners will be notified by email. The giveaway closes Saturday at noon.
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