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Free Stuff Fridays
June 19, 2009
Another Friday is upon us and with it another Free Stuff Fridays. You’ve undoubtedly heard of this week’s sponsor, Banner of Truth. Founded in 1957, “the founders believed that much of the best literature of historic Christianity had been allowed to fall into oblivion and that its recovery under God could well lead not only to a strengthening of the Church today but to true revival. The origins of the work were closely connected with the prayer that God would be pleased to visit the land again in true awakening.” Since that time, Banner has been consistently producing and reproducing some of the best Christian literature from the time of the Reformation to today.
Pivotal to all that has happened at Banner is Iain Murray. I believe my pastor had it right when he said of Murray, “If he writes it, I read it.” Murray is best-known as a biographer and church historian and his biographies of Lloyd-Jones and Jonathan Edwards set the standard. His newest book is titled simply Heroes. “Iain Murray has already written on a number of Christians he specially admires. A few of them return to these pages, but with special reference to their thought - George Whitefield on Christian unity, for example. Most space, howver, is given to little-known figures, including Robert Kalley and William Hewitson who shared in ‘the greatest happening in modern missions’, and to Charles and Mary Colcock Jones who took much-loved slaves with them to heaven.” Banner has kindly provided copies of this book and five winners will each receive a copy of it.
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.