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June 20, 2012

I think we’re overdue for a giveaway outside the scope of the regular Free Stuff Fridays. Over the next six days you will have the opportunity to win some valuable Monergism Books gift certificates for you and for your pastor (or your church library or a seminary student or some other good cause—I’ll let you choose). The certificates can be used to purchase anything you like from the extensive catalog of books, DVDs and other goods at Monergism.

Here are the prizes:

  • First Prize - $500 gift certificate to Monergism Books. $250 is for the winner and $250 is for the winner’s pastor or church library or a similar, worthy cause.
  • Second Prize - $200 gift certificate to Monergism Books. $100 is for the winner and $100 is for the winner’s pastor or church library or a similar, worthy cause.
  • Third Prize - $100 gift certificate to Monergism Books. $50 is for the winner and $50 is for the winner’s pastor or church library or a similar, worthy cause.

Forget all the usual rules of giveaways—you are free to enter wherever you are in the world. You can enter if you’re related to me or are incarcerated or live in Antarctica or cheer for the Red Sox. All I ask is that you don’t sign up multiple times under multiple names or email addresses (i.e. Be honest!).

To get started, simply enter your information below. Note that there are various ways for you to earn extra entries, thus increasing your chances of being one of the winners.

June 15, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed who always hosts great giveaways around here. This week they have five prizes, each of which contains the following items:

  • The Intolerance of ToleranceThe Intolerance of Tolerance by D.A. Carson - Retail price $24.00
  • Saved From What? by R.C. Sproul - Retail Price $16.99
  • Spiritual Depression by D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones - Retail Price $18.00

In The Intolerance of Tolerance D.A. Carson “traces the subtle but enormous shift in the way we have come to understand tolerance over recent years — from defending the rights of those who hold different beliefs to affirming all beliefs as equally valid and correct. He looks back at the history of this shift and discusses its implications for culture today, especially its bearing on democracy, discussions about good and evil, and Christian truth claims.” You can read my review here.

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (June 15 - 18) on the following three products:

Those three days are available to anyone who would like to take advantage of them.

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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June 08, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Frontline Missions. This is an amazing ministry that produces the Dispatches from the Front DVD series—a series I love. Here is what the ministry is all about:

Frontline’s key objective is to advance the Gospel, forming vibrant, Word-centered, disciple-making churches, especially in those regions of the world that have the least Light. We are driven by the same desire that animated the apostle Paul who said it was always his ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known (Romans 15:20). We pursue this goal by equipping Christians on the frontlines to reach their own people for Christ, by forming strategic partnerships with them, and by developing creative platforms in countries closed to traditional missions.

DispatchesToday they are giving away 5 sets of three of their DVDs. Each of 5 winners will receive:

  • Father Give Me Bread
  • Souls of the Brave
  • I Once Was Blind

Each one of these videos will take you to a different part of the world. You will follow Tim Keesee as he examines the state of the church and assesses the need for more mission, more churches, more Christians. These videos are appropriate for the whole family and are ideal for watching and then loaning to others, or watching and then donating to your church library. I guarantee they will be a blessing to you.

Here is the trailer for the most recent episode:

Finally, here’s a word from John Piper on these videos:

Beware of watching these “Dispatches” if you don’t like being moved and inspired and shaken out of the ruts of your life. My wife and I were riveted in watching the frontline reports of God’s work recorded in the Dispatches from the Front. This is the sort of information that builds faith in the present providence of God over his mission, and stirs up action for the sake of lost and hurting people near and far. I would love to see thousands of people mobilized as senders and goers for the sake of the glory of Christ and the relief of suffering on the frontiers, especially eternal suffering.

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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June 01, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Granted Ministries. There will be four winners this week, and each of them will receive the following prize package which carries a prayer kind of theme.

  • In Light of EternityIn Light of Eternity: The Life of Leonard Ravenhill by Mack Tomlinson
  • Valuable Selections from the Writings of George Muller
  • 2 copies of The Hidden Life of Prayer and The Prayer-Life of Our Lord by D.M. M’Intyre (the book we are going through in Reading Classics Together)
  • Audio Sermon: “Seeking God” by Bob Jennings
  • 1 Coupon for 20% off any future order

Here is a word on Leonard Ravenhill, the subject of Mack Tomlinson’s biography: “Leonard Ravenhill was a man who was centered on prayer. His wife once told Keith Green that Leonard regularly spent eight hours a day in prayer. This inward passion for God caused an outward cry for truth and holiness. He preached with a passion for revival all over the world, but especially in the United States. He had a burden that the American “church” not remain lukewarm. He longed to see a mighty move of God in his day, and this passion came out in his preaching.” (My Review)

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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May 25, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed and, as always, they’ve got some great prize packages for you. There will be five winners this week, and each of them will receive the following three books:

  • Gospel Story BibleThe Gospel Story Bible: Discovering Jesus in the Old and New Testaments by Marty Machowski - Retail price $29.99
  • Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels by Kenneth Bailey - Retail Price $26.00
  • The Wisdom of God: Seeing Jesus in the Psalms and Wisdom Books by Nancy Guthrie - Retail Price $15.99

The Gospel Story Bible is a great new product for kids. Here’s what the publisher says about it: “It is easy to forget Jesus in the midst of frantic schedules, family squabbles, and conflicting priorities. But the truth is that he is the hero of every story, including these ordinary ones. This is why Marty Machowski puts God’s plan of salvation in Christ on continuous display in The Gospel Story Bible. The easy-to-read storybook introduces your family to many captivating people, places, and events from the Bible’s Old and New Testaments, showing how each one ultimately points to Jesus.”

In addition, CBDReformed is offering a 4-day sale (May 25 - 28) on the following products:

You are free to take advantage of those deals regardless of whether or not you are a winner!

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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May 18, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Peacemaker Ministries. They will be giving away five sets of the following five books from the “peacemaking line” at Baker Books:

Peacemaker

  • The Peacemaker, by Ken Sande – The foundational book on biblical peacemaking that lays out a gospel-centered and practical framework for Christians to use to resolve conflicts.
  • The Peacemaker Student Edition, by Ken Sande and Kevin Johnson – A short book based on the principles from The Peacemaker that is aimed at teens and youth workers.
  • The Peacemaking Pastor, by Alfred Poirier – Written by a pastor for pastors, this book explores the theology of reconciliation and the call for church leaders to be shepherd mediators.
  • Peacemaking Women, by Tara Barthel and Judy Dabler - With personal stories and advice that is firmly rooted in Scripture, this book looks at some of the relational struggles common to women and offers a guide to peace with God, peaceful relationships with others, and genuine peace within.
  • Redeeming Church Conflict, by Tara Barthel and David Edling - In this hope-filled and practical book, two church conflict resolution experts take you through the Acts 15 model of approaching conflict in order to provide a clear, godly way forward into redemptive reconciliation.

Redeeming Church ConflictThe last book on the list—Redeeming Church Conflicts—has just been released and is a great new resource for both church leaders and church members. Some books might tell you how to manage conflicts in the church or even give guidance on how to resolve them. But this book goes beyond that, walking through actually redeeming something as messy and painful as a church conflict. It’s written specifically to be a help during a time of crisis for a church, but it is also a good resource for churches recovering from conflict or for those that want to be proactive in looking ahead to the conflicts that will inevitably come. The publisher describes the book in this way:

Every church will experience conflicts. How a church handles these inevitable conflicts determines its future and the spiritual health of its members. If properly approached, church conflicts can be used for spiritual growth—both individually and corporately as the body of Christ. Redeeming church conflicts—making something glorious out of something awful—provides evidence to a watching world that the gospel is real and powerful.

In this purposeful and practical book, two church-conflict resolution experts take readers through the Acts 15 model of approaching conflict in order to help them understand the intricacies of their church conflict. The book provides a clear, godly way forward into redemptive reconciliation, regardless of how the people involved in the conflict respond or fail to respond.

The authors, David Edling and Tara Barthel, have put together a helpful website related to this book, and they actively blog and lead discussions there on topics related to conflict in the church. Watch the video below to get a sense of their heart and the content included in the book:

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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May 11, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus Publications and they are offering quite the prize package (or five of them, to be more precise). First, they are introducing two brand new titles from a brand new series from Christian Focus Publications in the Mentor imprint, so new they are not even available to purchase. You have the opportunity of being the first to own these handsome volumes!

The Mentor Expository Series holds to an inerrant view of Scripture. They are thoroughly researched with helpful practical application. This is a timely resource for pastors and Bible teachers who want to draw on Christ-centered expository teaching and for the lay reader who wants to delve more deeply into the riches of the Word of God.

GalatiansGalatians is by Terry L. Johnson who is Senior Pastor of the Independent Presbyterian Church in Savannah, Georgia and an author of a number of books including The Parables of Jesus , The Family Worship Book, When Grace Transforms, When Grace Comes Home and When Grace Comes Alive.

In this book he skilfully exposits 22 chapters which look at the theological aspect of Galatians then 18 chapters looking at the practical outworking of the letter. It contains a wealth of material for helping us to live Christian lives; to walk by the Spirit.

RevelationRevelation is by Douglas F Kelly who is the Richard Jordan Professor of Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, North Carolina and an author of a number of books including If God Already Knows Why Pray?, Creation and Change and New Life in the Wasteland.

In 65 expositional chapters, he draws our attention to the central theme of this profound book; the Lord Jesus Christ himself who is in full and sovereign control, the victorious lamb on his throne. And what a great unveiling of the glorious saviour is revealed in this apocalyptic book!

We are also pleased to include the highly recommended and growing ‘Teaching’ series which is designed to help the pastor, small group leader or a youth worker teach their way through a Biblical book. It will help you in planning and executing a lesson advising on background, structure, key points and application. This series is published in conjunction with Proclamation Trust Media whose aim is to encourage ministry that seeks above all to expound the Bible as God’s Word for today.

Teaching ActsThere are 8 titles available now with Teaching Ephesians and Teaching 1 Timothy due in the fall.

  • Teaching Acts by David Cook
  • Teaching Isaiah by David Jackman
  • Teaching John by William Philip, Dick Lucas
  • Teaching Matthew by David Jackman
  • Teaching Romans Volume 1: Romans 1-8 and Volume 2: Romans 9-16 by Christopher Ash
  • Teaching 1 Peter by Angus MacLeay
  • Teaching Amos by Bob Fyall

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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May 04, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by CBD Reformed. As they always do, they are offering up 5 great prize packages, each of which will contain these 3 books:

  • When Helping HurtsESV MacArthur Study Bible - Retail price $44.99
  • When Helping Hurts by Steve Corbett & Brian Fikkert - Retail Price $14.99
  • The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller – Retail Price $25.95

When Helping Hurts is a very important book that shows how many of our well-intentioned efforts in global missions can actually be harmful. After I read the book, this is how I wrapped up my review: “If you are going to go on a short-term missions project you need to read this book; if your church is getting involved in working with the poor in your community, you need to read this book; if your church is looking for involvement with missions work overseas, you need to read this book. Corbett and Fikkert tells what we’ve been doing wrong and offer solid, practical, biblical advice on what we can do to get it right at last.”

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (May 4 - 7) on the following three products:

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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April 27, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by first-time sponsor Discovery House Publishers. Discovery House has published several books that I’ve endorsed and/or reviewed in the past couple of years and they have packaged them up here and made them available for this giveaway. There are five prize packs to win and each one will contain a copy of all three of these books:

  • The Last EnemyThe Last Enemy: Preparing to Win the Fight of Your Life by Michael Wittmer (my review)
  • Written in Tears: A Grieving Father’s Journey Through Psalm 103 by Luke Veldt (my review)
  • You Are the Treasure that I Seek by Greg Dutcher (my review)

I chose Written in Tears as one of my top picks in 2011, saying “Several years ago Luke Veldt suffered the unexpected and devastating loss of his thirteen-year-old daughter. After Allison’s death, Veldt turned to Psalm 103 and he read it again and again. He read it every day for more than a year, and through that psalm he experienced God’s presence. This book, a short but powerful little volume, shares many of the lessons the Lord taught him through his grief. It makes for valuable reading for those who have suffered loss or those who are seeking to help others who have experienced loss. It’s profoundly moving and deeply biblical.”

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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April 20, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by first-time sponsor Hendrickson Publishers. Hendrickson focuses on publishing Bibles and academic materials and they’ve got just the thing to interest you: The ESV Looseleaf Bible. They are offering five of them which means there will be five winners today.

ESV Looseleaf Bible

The English Standard Version’s rigorous fidelity to the original languages of the Scriptures has quickly made it a widely used translation—now it’s available from Hendrickson in a loose-leaf edition that will be a tremendous tool for serious students. There’s plenty of room to take sermon or study notes on the text pages, which fit both three-and five-ring binders.

  • 8.5 x 11 inch, 5-hole punched pages, including blank pages
  • Sturdy, 11 x 11.5 x 2.75 inch, five-ring binder (pages also fit a standard three-ring binder )
  • Concordance and center column references

The looseleaf format is very helpful for studying the Bible (though it’s a safe bet that you won’t be taking this to Bible study with you every week).

There are five of these to win!

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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