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Free Stuff Fridays
December 02, 2011
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Evangelical Press. They are giving away 5 prize packages, each of which contains the following 3 books:
- Defiant Grace by Dane Ortlund.
- How Sermons Work by David Murray. (If you haven’t yet, be sure to watch the clever trailer for it)
- Zeal for Godliness is a series of devotional mediations from Calvins Institutes that includes contributions from Sinclair Ferguson, Ligon Duncan, Carl Trueman, Justin Taylor, Phil Ryken, Guy Waters, Richard Philips, Derek Thomas, Carlton Wynne, Paul Helm, Stephen Nichols, Sean Lucas, Iain Campbell.
Defiant Grace looks like a very interesting title (and one I’ve got on my pile of books to read). Here is what a couple of people have said about it:
The world wants justice and, truth to tell, the church often wants that too. In this book, Dane Ortlund makes the case from the Gospels that what the church and the world to whom she witnesses needs is grace. Grace is counterintuitive, beyond price and yet totally free. Left to ourselves, we hate it. We seeing it as demeaning. We regard it as witnessing to our moral corruption and weakness. Yet grace is God’s way of salvation as revealed in the acts and sayings of Jesus in the four Gospels. This book is that strangest of things: the heartfelt rebuke which brings so much encouragement, freedom and joy. Well worth reading.’ (Carl R. Trueman - Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia)
‘Dane Ortlund can flat-out write. He’s is a craftsman of prose, and more: he writes with theological discernment and an eye for heart application. To read this book is to have a surprising encounter with the Savior. Dane walks us through the four gospels, highlighting Christ’s astonishing words and actions-actions never more astonishing than at Calvary. More than anything, as I read these pages I was reminded of the Savior’s stunning love for me and of his defiant grace-grace that is shockingly unmeasured, vast, and free.’ (C. J. Mahaney, President, Sovereign Grace Ministries)
As always, there are 5 prizes to win, so go ahead and sign up now!
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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