Free Stuff Fridays

It’s time for another Free Stuff Fridays, and we’ve got a great one for you this week. This week’s sponsor is Christian Focus and they are giving away some of their new and noteworthy books. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of those winners will receive all of the following books:

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HeavenHeaven, How I Got Here: The Story of the Thief on the Cross by Colin Smith. What if you woke up one morning knowing that it was your last day on earth? That’s what happened to the thief on the cross, who died a few feet from Jesus. Heaven, How I Got Here is his story, told in his own words, as he looks back from Heaven on the day that changed his eternity, and the faith that can change yours. “I’ve never read anything like this! This compelling first-person account from a heavenly perspective helped me understand and appreciate what Jesus endured on the cross and why he did it.” (Collin Hansen, Editorial Director, The Gospel Coalition)

SpurgeonSpurgeon’s Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression by Zack Eswine. Christians should have the answers, shouldn’t they? Depression affects many people both personally and through the ones we love. Here Zack Eswine draws from C.H Spurgeon, ‘the Prince of Preachers’ experience to encourage us. What Spurgeon found in his darkness can serve as a light in our own darkness. Zack Eskwine brings you here, not a self-help guide, rather ‘a handwritten note of one who wishes you well. “The river of life often flows through sloughs of despond. Charles Spurgeon knew that well… Ditto Zack Eswine in this unusual, refreshing, sensible book… Read it, and take it to heart.” (David Powlison, CCEF Executive Director)

Tough TopicsTough Topics 2: Biblical Answers to 25 Challenging Questions by Sam Storms. Countless people are worried, angry, fearful and just plain confused when it comes to some of the more perplexing issues that life poses and the Bible provokes. Tough Topics 2 provides solid and scriptural answers to 25 such questions. Sam Storms seeks to tackle frustration by looking deeply, not superficially, at what Scripture says, deriving clear and persuasive explanations for these thorny matters. “Sam Storms tackles difficult questions in Tough Topics 2 like only a seasoned pastor can… This is a great book to use as a resource or to read straight through.” (Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church)

KnoxJohn Knox: Fearless Faith by Steven J. Lawson. John Knox is one of the most colourful figures in church history and his impact is still felt around the world. The real story of Knox surpasses the best fiction novels. Five hundred years after his death, Steven Lawson seeks in this book to ignite our faith for Jesus through Knox’s story. If you think of Knox as the dull Presbyterian, prepare to think again. Let this seminal figure in the history of the Scottish Reformation inspire you to stand firm in your faith and let God impact your spiritual life. “Steven Lawson, himself a bold preacher, has given us a biography of Knox that inspires similar courage. In this day of jellyfish, may God use this book to raise up more Christians like Knox!” (Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary)

A Little BirdA Little Bird Told Me: Everyday Expressions from Scripture by Timothy Cross. “The writing is on the wall”, “a drop in the ocean” and “from strength to strength”. Just some of our everyday expressions which find their roots in the Bible! People quote biblical expressions without even knowing that they are doing so. Historically, the influence of the Bible has been so great that it has permeated the very fibre of the English language. Timothy Cross in this enlightening and Scripture rooted book reveals the origins of these sayings and considers their meaning.

In DefenseIn Defense of the Fatherless: Redeeming International Adoption and Orphan Care by Amanda Bennett & Sara Brinton. Designed as a practical resource for Christian families and churches, the book empowers and inspires Christians to reform international adoption and orphan care. In Defense of the Fatherless casts a powerful vision for the end of the orphan crisis, inviting Christians to protect and provide for orphans and widows in response to God’s mercy. “…will challenge, convict and fuel a conversation that is much needed today for the church to move forward in international adoption and orphan care passionately, wisely, and ethically.” (Jason Kovacs, Cofounder of Together for Adoption)

Mea CulpaMea Culpa: Learning from Mistakes in the Ministry by Kyle McClellan. Kyle McClellan has gone into a church “with guns blazing” and he was quickly fired. He has experienced the disappointment of unmet expectations and left because of this. He has pastored a destructive church that chewed him up and spat him out. He has felt the pull of the bigger and better church trying to woo him away. He has faced the burnout and fatigue that many pastors experience that causes them to bail. Read this book. Learn from him. Receive the essential lessons from a wise, broken man who has lived it, possesses the scars from it, owns the T-shirt and yet by the grace of God still stands. “Learn from Kyle’s missteps, but even more, embrace the God of grace to whom he gives testimony.” (Sean Michael Lucas, Senior Minister, First Presbyterian Church)

Enter the Draw

All you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below. (If you receive this by email, you will need to visit challies.com to enter.)

Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. 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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