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October 31, 2011

John Piper BloodlinesI typically give away free stuff on Fridays, but I’ve got a bonus giveaway this week courtesy of Desiring God—50 copies of John Piper’s new book Bloodlines. The only catch is that they can be shipped only to American and Canadian mailing addresses.

Here is a description of the book:

Genocide. Terrorism. Hate crimes. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible?

Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning finally to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper reveals the definitive source of hope—teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

Learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.

And if you are interested in some of the background to the book, you may enjoy this 18-minute documentary.

Again, there are 50 copies to win. So have at it! The giveaway will close Tuesday at midnight.

October 28, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is themed for Reformation Day and sponsored by Ligonier Ministries. They are offering 1 grand prize and then 4 other prizes (that are grand, but not quite as grand). 

Reformation Study BibleThe grand prize winner will take home this amazing package of prizes:

There will be 4 other winners and each of them will win 1 of the following prizes:

There are lots of prizes to win, so go ahead and give it a shot!

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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October 21, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Good Book Company. Today The Good Book Company is offering 5 winners two 50 pack sets of their Halloween tracts and a free copy of One Day Wonders, an activity book for Children’s Ministries and families as they plan events around Christmas, Easter and Halloween. 

Halloween tracts with a gospel message

These engaging tracts take the theme of Halloween and use it as a springboard to explain the gospel to children and teenagers. A really positive way to share the good news with trick or treaters and also guests at alternative ‘harvest parties’.

Trick or Treat? is suitable for under 11s and The Fright of Your Life is ideal for ages 11-14. You can read both online.

Gospel

Tips for giving away a tract at Halloween

  1. Stock up on candy and tracts.
  2. Make sure you’re home on the evening of 31st October or take them along to your local trunk or treat event.
  3. TractWhen children come trick-or-treating, give them some candy along with a tract, which explains a bit more about Halloween.
  4. Pray!

Run your own ‘Harvest Party’

One Day WondersEverything you need to run a gospel event on October 31st.

This flexible and fun Bible activity book for children and families includes ideas for games and activities, comprehensive notes for leaders, talk outlines, dramas, a section on promoting your event and much more.

Turn the darkest night of the year into a gospel opportunity! Find out more here…

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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October 14, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Songs for Saplings. They are giving away 5 prizes, each of which will contain all  5 of their CDs. Songs for Saplings creates lively, fun songs that deliver the deepest of Biblical truth in a format that children love to listen to. The music is not typical kid’s music, but appeals to adults as well. I find myself enjoying the music when we play it around our house or in the car.

Songs for SaplingsSongs for Saplings is a ministry of the Dirksen family out of Portland, Oregon. The songs are written and performed by Dana Dirksen, and her 6 children, but don’t let the homey idea put you off, this is really good music, with great performances, musicians, and top quality production.

They have two series of music. The first series, “Songs for Saplings” is suitable for toddlers on up, and is the ABCs and 123s put to music, each song with a scripture verse. The second, “Questions with Answers” is based on the Westminster Shorter Catechism. There are three CDs so far (covering the first 64 questions of the Catechism) and CD #4 is in the works now. You can listen to all the music free at music.songsforsaplings.com.

The Dirksens are giving away 5 sets of all 5 CDs, so go ahead and enter.

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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October 07, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is CBD Reformed. As always, they are offering 5 prize packages, each of which will contain a copy of the following 3 books:

  • The Christian Faith HortonGive Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson - Retail price $14.99
  • Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream by David Platt - Retail Price $14.99
  • The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way by Michael Horton - Retail Price $49.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (October 7 – October 10) on the following three products. Anyone is free to take advantage of these book sales.

Remember that there are 5 prize packages to win, so go ahead and enter!

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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September 30, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Family Christian Stores. This week they’re giving away quite a cool prize—a series of DVDs and books called The Nature of God (click for details). There will be 5 winners and each winner will receive a copy of each of the DVDs and each of the books, which makes each prize valued at around $200.

Nature of GodAll around us God has placed amazing creatures and habitats for us to explore, enjoy and care for. Join Peter Schriemer, host and creator of Smithsonian HD Channel’s Critter Quest!, as he takes your family on an interactive adventure to discover amazing animals and their natural environments.

Having created, written and produced many of his own projects as well as having worked on national video projects, Peter Schriemer is an award winning filmmaker who has received more than fifteen prestigious industry awards. Being America’s hands-on naturalist, Peter enjoys exploring outside, assisting field biologists with research projects, and teaching children about God’s wondrous creation. Peter received his B.A. in Film and Video Studies from the University of Michigan in 2005 and now resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Here is a trailer:

Also, here are a few sales you may like to take advantage of.

Use the online promo code 126382835 (30% off Any One Regularly-Priced Item) or take a look at these books (all 40% off):

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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September 23, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Baker Books. Baker has just published the Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook and they’d like to give away some copies of it. I received a copy not too long ago and have quite enjoyed it as a reference volume. According to the publisher,

Baker Illustrated Bible HandbookThe Baker Illustrated Bible Handbook offers the most up-to-date evangelical biblical scholarship in a format that is colorful, informative, and easy to understand. This book-by-book guide brings the Bible to life with more than:

  • 1,100 full-color pages
  • 500 color photos and illustrations
  • 80 maps and charts
  • 100 articles by leading evangelical scholars

You will discover how each part of the Bible reveals God’s overarching purposes, giving you a clearer understanding of God’s Word from Genesis to Revelation. And you’ll learn how to more effectively interpret the Bible and apply it to your life.

Baker has five prizes to give away today and each prize will contain 2 copies of the Handbook—one for you and one for a friend or for a church library; you’ll be able to put it to good use, I’m sure.

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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September 16, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBDReformed.com. They are offering up 5 prizes, each of which contains 3 books. So that means that 5 people will each win:

  • The Reason For God: Belief In An Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller - Retail Price $16.00
  • Slave: The Hidden Truth About Your Identity in Christ by John MacArthur - Retail Price $22.99
  • The Hole In Our Gospel by Richard Stearns - Retail price $22.99

Slave MacArthurHere’s a description of Slave: “Throughout the Bible, followers of Jesus are commanded to submit to Him as their King. They are told to obey and follow, faithfully and without hesitation. Every time Christians utter the word Lord, they make a subtle yet profound declaration-that God is their Master and that they belong to Him. In fact, the Bible describes believers as His slaves. They have been bought with a price and now live for Christ as a people for His own possession. What does it mean to be a Christian the way Jesus defined it? MacArthur says it all boils down to one word: Slave. We have been bought with a price. We belong to Christ. We are His own possession.”

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (September 16 – September 19) on the following two products. Anyone is free to take advantage of this offer:

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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September 09, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformed Book Services. Reformed Book Services is a not-for-profit organization with a mission statement to distribute books which “promote godliness, revival and reformation.” Two years ago they opened a retail book store in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, and they also have a web presence. They are dedicated to promoting good Christian books to the Ontario and Canadian market.

But this giveaway is not just for Canadians. Here how this one is going to go. There are 10 prizes today instead of the usual 5. Half of those prizes will go to Canadian winners and the other half to international winners. Got it?

How Sermons WorkThis week’s prize includes 2 books, both by David Murray: Christians Get Depressed Too and his brand new title How Sermons Work.

How do sermons work? How does a preacher get from the basic nuts and bolts of a few Bible verses to the delivery of a full sermon? That’s the question David Murray answers in this instructive and immensely practical book. He demonstrates that behind the thirty to forty-five minutes we see and hear on a Sunday morning are many hours of mental, spiritual and practical labour. Like all pastoral labour, it involves head, heart and hand.

Murray breaks up the sermon preparation process into a clear and simple step-by-step method, covering topics such as how to choose a text, how to introduce a sermon, how to explain a text, and how to apply it. It will provide an excellent refresher for experienced preachers and a reliable guide for those just starting out. It will also be extremely helpful to Bible class teachers, Bible Study leaders, or anyone who has to prepare a Bible message.

Each winner will receive a copy of this book, along with a copy of Christians Get Depressed Too.

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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September 06, 2011

ESV Student Study BibleBack-to-school seems like an appropriate occasion to mark with a giveaway, and especially so since I haven’t done one of these giveaways for a while. Crossway recently released the ESV Student Study Bible, an adaption of the ESV Study Bible that is targeted squarely at high school and college students. 

With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous new features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 new Bible character profiles, and 15 new topical articles. It also features a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references. These and many other features make it the most comprehensive, colorful, and content-rich student Bible available today. Suited to high school and college students, the ESV Student Study Bible is also a versatile resource for anyone engaged in serious study of God’s Word.

Created by an outstanding team of more than 100 evangelical Christian scholars, teachers, and pastors, the ESV Student Study Bible is adapted from the highly acclaimed and best-selling ESV Study Bible. With numerous new features, the ESV Student Study Bible is an invaluable resource. For high school and college students, but equally for all students of the Bible—for everyone who loves to read and learn more about God’s Word. 

I have had the chance to look through one of these Bibles and I really like it. Those “Did You Know?” facts are actually very useful (and just happened to answer a question my son had asked just moments before—“Why does the book of Mark use the word ‘immediately’ so often?”). You can visit the ESV site to get more information, to watch a video, to download sample pages, and so on.

Today I am going to give someone 2 copies of the ESV Student Study Bible; the winner is free to keep them or to give them away. The winner will also take home a complete set of the Crossway Classic Commentary series—all 26 volumes. This series of commentaries offers some of the best historic Bible teaching on many of the books of the Bible and makes a great foundation for a reference library.

All you need to do to enter is input your information below. For this giveaway you’ll need to have a Facebook account. And don’t feel that you need to be a student to participate; it’s open to everyone. Even if you’re not a student, I know you’ll put those Bibles to good use.

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