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Free Stuff Fridays
February 18, 2011
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is Crossway, a company we all know well, I’m sure. Crossway has 3 new books for you to win—or for 5 of you to win at any rate. Which is to say that 5 people will win all 3 of these books:
- Rid of My Disgrace by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb
- Redemption by Mike Wilkerson
- Practicing Affirmation by Sam Crabtree
Practicing Affirmation is one that looks particularly interesting to me. Here’s a description:
It happens in marriages, parent-child relationships, friendships, workplaces, and churches: Communication falters, friendships wane, teenagers withdraw, marriages fail, and bitter rifts sever once-strong ties. Christian communities are no exception. Why do so many of our relationships suffer from alienation, indifference, and even hostility?
Author Sam Crabtree believes that often at the heart of these breakdowns is a lack of affirmation. He observes in Scripture that God grants mercy to those who refresh others, and in life that people tend to be influenced by those who praise them. Crabtree shows how a robust “God-centered affirmation ratio” refreshes others and honors God.
Practicing Affirmation sounds a call to recognize and affirm the character of Christ in others. When done well, affirmation does not fuel pride in the person, but refreshes them and honors God. All who are discouraged in relationships will find wisdom and practical insight in this book.
Again, there are 5 prize packages to be won. So what are you waiting for?
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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