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August 30, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is in all Stephen Miller affair. Stephen serves as worship leader at The Journey Church in St. Louis and has recently released a new album and a new book. There will be 5 winners this week and all 5 of those winners will receive a copy of each:

  • Worship Leaders We Are Not Rock StarsWorship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars (the book)
  • All Hail the King (the CD)

In Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars, Miller “exhorts his fellow worship leaders to make Jesus the center of all their efforts. He teaches how to do this with scripture, teaching, prayer, story, and song. In all, Miller’s call for worship leaders is to lead worship, whole-hearted and whole-minded exalting of God, rather than making a spectacle out of it.” (learn more)

All Hail the KingAll Hail the King is a collection of songs—some new and some old—set to contemporary worship music. Songs you may recognize include “Crown Him with Many Crowns” and “O for a Thousand Tongues.” (learn more)

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.

August 23, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by my friends at CBD Reformed. As they always do, they are offering a prize that includes some great books. There will be five winners this week, and each of the winners will receive the following:

  • Essential Truths of the Christian Faith by R.C. Sproul – Retail Price $14.99
  • The God Who Is There: Finding Your Place in God’s Story by D.A. Carson – Retail Price $16.99
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Tim Keller – Retail Price $16.00

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering the following three products at special low prices for the next few days:

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.

August 16, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Banner of Truth. They are giving away some excellent prizes this week. There will be five winners, and each of the winners will receive three books.

The first two books are new releases, while the last one has recently been re-typeset and brought back into print. Silent Witnesses is a classic Banner biography/theology title and the last two are excellent resources for understanding and fostering the work of the Spirit in the Christian life. It’s a great prize!

Silent WitnessesSilent Witneses: Lessons on Theology, Life and the Church from Christians of the Past, by Gary J. Williams. (Clothbound - Retail $24). In this book Garry Williams writes about Christians of the past for Christians of the present. He describes both famous and less well-known figures and movements from church history, from the fourth century through to the twentieth: Augustine of Hippo, the Council of Chalcedon, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Nicholas Ridley, John Calvin, Anne Bradstreet, John Owen, Jonathan Edwards, and John Laing. As their lives are sketched and their writings expounded, they serve as silent witnesses to the essentials of the Christian Faith, to the challenges of Christian living, to the work of the pastor, and to the life of the church. At the end of the book, after their stories have been told, a final chapter makes the case for a Christian view of history itself.

Faith Shaped LifeThe Faith Shaped Life, by Ian Hamilton (Paperback – Retail $11). The Christian Life is a faith-shaped life. Faith is the instrument that unites us to Christ, but it is also the reality that shapes how we live in union with Christ. From beginning to end the Christian lives by faith. The aim of this book is to flesh out what it means to ‘live by faith’. The chapters are intentionally brief and packed with biblical teaching to encourage and challenge both younger and older Christians; and above all to point us relentlessly to Jesus Christ ‘the founder and perfecter of our faith’.

Work of the Holy SpiritThe Work of the Holy Spirit: An Experimental and Practical View, by Octavius Winslow (Paperback – Retail $12). The contents of this book cannot occupy a position too prominent in our Christianity, nor can it be a theme presented too frequently for our contemplation. All that we spiritually know of ourselves, all that we know of God, and of Jesus, and his Word, we owe to the teaching of the Holy Spirit; and all the real light, sanctification, strength and comfort we are made to possess on our way to glory, we must ascribe to him. 

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.

August 09, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Wretched. Wretched is a ministry that features Todd Friel—Todd Friel on radio, television and in various other media. He is occasionally joined by fun people like R.W. Glenn, and rather boring people like myself.

Drive By TheologyToday Wretched is giving away copies of a couple of their Drive By audio series. This series is just about right for people who have just a few minutes here and there, people who commute, or people who have a short attention span. It is conversational in tone, but deep in content.

  • Drive By Church History. This is a series of 47 short lectures that will introduce you to the key people and events in church history. It features Todd, R.W. Glenn, Peter Hammond and Steve Lawson.
  • Drive By Theology. This one features 48 lectures that will teach you bibliology, theology proper, anthropology, soteriology and ten other cool words that will impress people at a potluck.

Here’s the deal. If you want physical copies sent to you, you can choose which of the two series you would like to receive. If you prefer downloads, you can have both of the series.

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.

August 02, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by ChristianAudio. ChristianAudio always gives away a free book every month and this month it is an especially good one: Basic Christianity by John Stott. Today you’ve got an opportunity to win even more good and free books!

There will be 5 winners today, and each of the winners will receive the following 3 audiobooks:

  • Stop Asking JesusStop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear (learn more)
  • The Holiness of God by R.C. Sproul (learn more)
  • Galatians for You by Tim Keller (learn more)

I have read and reviewed all three of those books in the past and recommend each of them. Greear’s book is ideal for someone who is looking for assurance of salvation, Sproul’s for someone who wants to be challenged by the glory and holiness of God, and Keller’s for someone who wants to mine the riches of Galatians. 

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.

July 26, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CCEF. CCEF sees Scripture and faith to apply profoundly to the details of life. Their vision is to understand and teach how the riches of the gospel impact each of our lives and our efforts to help others. It also believes the body of Christ is God’s primary context to help and transform his people. CCEF’s desire then is to equip the church to be this kind of transforming community. These resources they are giving away represent a spread of issues on Christian life, growth, and ministry.

They are offering 5 great prize packages this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive the following package of books:

In addition, CCEF is offering readers of this site a 50% discount on their audio resources. This includes conference audio on all sorts of topics like suffering, anger, fear, shame, sex, and so on. It also includes audiobooks and other audio items. Click here to see the resources. Use the coupon code “challies50” at checkout between now and Monday to receive the discount.

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.

June 21, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by our friends at CBD Reformed. They always offer a great prize package and this week is no exception. There will be five winners this week, and each will receive the following three books:

  • Praying the Saviours WayPraying the Saviour’s Way: Let Jesus’ Prayer Reshape Your Prayer Life by Derek Thomas - Retail price $9.99
  • ESV Compact Bible - Retail Price $22.99
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp– Retail Price $11.49

Derek Thomas’ book looks like a good one: “Even in today’s post Christian society the Lord’s Prayer remains widely known. Its beauty is that it can beunderstood by a child, but has tremendously profound lessons for those of us who investigate it more deeply. However, our tendency is to allow familiarity to breed complacency. We can repeat the Lord’s Prayer verbatim, but do we ponder its message and follow its example?”

And, of course, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand is a classic, “a comprehensive treatment in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change. In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. The author explains how his work follows an ‘all of my people, all of the time model.’ If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory.”

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (June 21 - 24) on the following three products:

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.

June 14, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Revive Our Hearts, which is, of course, the teaching ministry of Nancy Leigh DeMoss. They’ve put together five prize packages, each of which consists of a whole stack of excellent books. Each of this week’s five winners will receive:

  • A Quiet PlaceRevive Our Hearts Trilogy (Holiness, Surrender, and Brokenness)
  • The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings
  • Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy
  • Choosing Forgiveness: Your Journey to Freedom 
  • Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival

Of all of these, The Quiet Place may be the one that is of most interest to many of you. It is a collection of excellent daily devotionals written specifically for women. “Nancy Leigh DeMoss adapts the core themes of her teaching into a format her fans can enjoy daily—366 portions of rich Bible study and practical applications.”

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.