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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
February 26, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Friday's is sponsored by The Good Book Company, whom you will recognize as this week's site sponsor.

ZealEvery year, lots of people who are involved in Christian ministry (whether paid or unpaid) find themselves having to step back from it because they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.

Christopher Ash knows this experience all too well. As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, he has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times, and has pastored many younger ministers who were at risk of the same. 

His wisdom has been distilled into Zeal without Burnout. This practical and biblical guide will help Christians develop the mindset and lifestyle to protect themselves from burnout and serve Jesus for the long term in a sustainable way. Whether you feel close to exhaustion or can’t imagine it ever happening to you, it would be prudent to read this book.

“Christopher brings to this important subject, not just a personal experience of burnout, but a keen eye to the Bible, and wise pastoral insight into the pressures many of us face as we live for Jesus.”

From the foreword by Alistair Begg

This is a book written for all zealous followers of Jesus: for pastors and Christian leaders entrusted with pastoral oversight; but also for the many Christian men and women who labor sacrificially to serve in their local churches in addition to all the busyness of work and family life.

We’re offering 5 winners a ministry pack of this important new book. A ministry pack contains five hardback copies of Zeal without Burnout, so that church staff teams or elderships can read it together—or so that copies can be given to volunteers leading key ministries in the church.

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February 19, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by P&R Publications which also sponsored the blog this week. Their giveaway features 4 books by Elyse Fitzpatrick.  There will be 2 winners this week, and each of them will receive:

That packages up a treatise of Psalm 57, the revised edition of Idols of the Heart, a title for women in the middle years of life, and finally a selection focused on parenting. There is truly something for everyone! 

Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 20 books on daily living and the Christian life.

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
February 12, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CLC Publications who also sponsored the blog this week. This week they advertised a bundle of books they handpicked from their catalog for the readers of this site. And today they are giving away a couple of those bundles. There will be two winners this week and they will both receive the bundle.

CLC BundleThese seven books tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as providing more than just a meal for the underprivileged, preparing the next generation for the missions field, avoiding gossip, overcoming complaining, and exploring God’s design for real intimacy in the lives of single people.

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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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

February 05, 2016

Courses

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic Online Courses, who was also the blog’s sponsor for the week. They have just one prize to offer this year, but it's a really good one.

In the past, going to school usually required a major life change—quitting your job, moving across the country, uprooting your family, and sometimes even significant financial difficulty. The decision to undertake theological and biblical education at a college or seminary is an important calling. Many are still called to make it. But the reality is, for many, the difficulty of going back to school has put theological education out of reach.

With the launch of Zondervan Academic Online Courses, you now have access to a quality theological education at an affordable price—from the comfort of your home or office.

This week, one person will win access to all Zondervan Academic Online Courses through the end of the year. This includes access to the seven courses available today, plus sixteen additional courses as they are released in the coming months, including two theology courses taught by Wayne Grudem. This is a great opportunity for you to learn and grow!

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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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

Free Stuff Fridays Updated
January 29, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Finalweb who was also the blog's sponsor for the week. Finalweb creates excellent websites for Christian ministries and churches, while seamlessly integrating advanced features like livestreaming and mobile apps. Their unique system allows your church to create its own site without the need for any programming knowledge or experience. That site can be updated as often as necessary using nothing more than a web browser. This makes it more than a website but a powerful management tool to help your organization thrive. You can learn more here.

FireAs for the giveaway, there will be 5 winners this week and each of them will receive a Kindle Fire tablet. This device is designed for both reading and entertainment and does each of them well. They are giving away the 7" model. One interesting feature of this new model is called "Blue Shade." It works behind the scenes to automatically adjust and optimize the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience. Simply tap Blue Shade on the quick actions menu to turn on this feature and enjoy your favorite book, news article, app, or any other nighttime activity without straining your eyes. This also reduces the blue light that has been associated with insomnia. 

Please note that this prize can only be shipped to North American addresses.

There are 5 prizes to win, so sign up now!

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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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

Free Stuff Fridays Updated
January 22, 2016

Last week's Free Stuff Fridays, sponsored by The Master's College, was popular enough that we are going to do it again this week! There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive two great items: a complete course called The Land of the Bible for you to complete at home along with a Master's College t-shirt.

TShirtAll the lectures for "The Land of the Bible" were filmed on-site in Israel. This is more than just a video tour of sites in Israel, but an actual class filmed on location in Israel. The thumb drive includes all of the lectures, notes, and class materials (Note: This is just the class lecture and materials but obviously does not gain credit). It is “A visual study of the geography of the land of the Bible, including sites in the Old Testament, New Testament, and in modern Israel. The course will examine how the geography of the land provides the 'stage' on which the events transpired and also how it became part of those very events. Relevant post-Biblical historical events and elements of Jewish culture will also be incorporated into the geographical study.”

Winners will also receive a Master's College t-shirt.

There are 5 prizes to win, so sign up now!

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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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

Free Stuff Fridays Updated
January 15, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master's College (which, as you know, also sponsored the blog this week). There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive two great items: A complete course called The Land of the Bible for you to complete at a home along with a Master's College t-shirt.

TShirtAll the lectures for "The Land of the Bible" were filmed on-site in Israel. This is more than just a video tour of sites in Israel, but an actual class filmed on location in Israel. The thumb drive includes all of the lectures, notes, and class materials (Note: This is just the class lecture and materials but obviously does not gain credit). It is “A visual study of the geography of the land of the Bible, including sites in the Old Testament, New Testament, and in modern Israel. The course will examine how the geography of the land provides the 'stage' on which the events transpired and also how it became part of those very events. Relevant post-Biblical historical events and elements of Jewish culture will also be incorporated into the geographical study.”

Winners will also receive a Master's College t-shirt.

There are 5 prizes to win, so sign up now!

Enter Here

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 Sunday at noon. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

Free Stuff Fridays
January 08, 2016

All Grown UpThis week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Strider, who also sponsored the blog this week. Before I go any further, this gives me an opportunity to discuss one small change you will see in the year ahead: Many of the Free Stuff Fridays will be sponsored by that week’s site sponsor. This will vary the giveaways a little bit from what you are accustomed to. While many of the giveaways will continue to be books, there will also be other material meant to appeal to different groups. This week is an example!

Strider is in the business of web design and search engine marketing (as they explained in their sponsored post Blowing the Dust Off the Ol’ Website). They are giving away a free ebook they have prepared that may be helpful to anyone who is interested in or responsible for web design, search engine marketing, and the like. It is called Social Media All Grown Up. It is free for the taking: All you need to do is click.

Social media is no longer a new buzzword, an emerging trend, or some passing fad. It has taken a premier role in how we live and interact with each other. Social media has gone through its growing pains and is now a vital part of business marketing for companies large and small.

In this book, we’ll cover how social media can help you build your brand, connect with new and existing customers, and improve your customer service before, during, and after customer transactions. Included are some of the most up-to-date tips on getting the most from your social networks. Social media is no longer a trend, it’s an important part of your business.