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Free Stuff Fridays
October 08, 2010
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is Christian Focus. “Christian Focus Publications (CFP) has been producing Christian books since the early 1970’s, originally starting as a publisher of classic Scottish authors. The addition of children’s colour Bible story books in the early 1980’s prefaced an expansion of the company with books by authors from all five continents sold all around the world. Our books have been translated into 40 different languages.”
They are offering five prize packages, each of which will contain two books—their two bestselling books at the moment.
The Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life by Dale Ralph Davis. Davis is the author of all kinds of great Old Testament commentaries and in this book he turns his attention to the Psalms. “As the first 12 Psalms continue, we see basic principles unfold with great clarity. Much like our troubles today, the Psalmist endured wickedness all around, a world hostile to the true God-and on a very personal level-deceit and persecution from his enemies. Readers are pointed toward the glorious rule of the Messiah, to whom the whole world belongs. In light of this realization, we are prepared to face all kinds of troubles that cause despair. The righteous rely on God, and the Psalms teach us how. This book is ideal for use by small groups, as a teaching guide or for reference.” (Learn More)
Iron Sharpens Iron: Leading Bible-Oriented Small Groups that Thrive by Orlando Saer. “Small Bible-study groups are great places for Christians both to interact with God’s Word and to share their lives with others. They provide relaxed and informal settings which facilitate growth in grace and understanding. Orlando Saer provides a realistic and practical guide for anyone leading or wanting to lead such a group. This book will give you the tools you need as a leader to see your group thrive.” The 9Marks blog had this to say about the book: “It’s the best material I’ve read on small group bible study leading and would be useful both for someone leading their first bible study and for someone who’s been leading bible studies for decades.” (Learn More)
Again, there will be five winners, each of whom will receive both of these books.
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.