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May 21, 2011

MacArthur by Iain MurrayBanner of Truth recently announced that Iain Murray’s next book, a biography, will be titled John MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock. Murray has previously authored highly-praised biographies of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, Jonathan Edwards, John Murray, and others.

I have had the opportunity to read John MacArthur and enjoyed it tremendously. Though by Murray’s own admission it is unlikely to prove the definitive biography of MacArthur (and really, how can any biography be definitive while the subject is still alive?), it is well-written and very informative as it describes the life and ministry of a faithful preacher of God’s Word. You can read more about it at Banner of Truth’s web site.

This biography will be available at the end of the month. But I have access to 5 early copies and would love to give you the opportunity to win them. At the same time I am going to test out some new software that may make giveaways just a little bit more entertaining. Or maybe not. But we’ll try it. This software will give you multiple opportunities to enter the draw—by “liking” this post on Facebook, by tweeting about it, by joining my Facebook page, by referring friends, and so on.

So go ahead and enter. Let’s give away some books and give this software a test drive.

Note: for this one you’ll need to have a Facebook account. Follow the steps (it’s all safe) and you’ll be entered. From there you can get extra votes.

(If you are reading this via RSS, you may need to click through to my site to enter)

May 20, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is a regular around here and one you know well by now—CBD Reformed. And as they always do, they are offering five prizes, each of which contains three great books. And then they’ve got a list of deals that you may like to take advantage of as well.

A Praying LifeFive people will each win these three books:

  • A Praying Life by Paul Miller - Retail price $14.99
  • What Is The Gospel? by Greg Gilbert - Retail Price $12.99
  • Living The Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney - Retail Price $13.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (May 20 – May 23) on the following four products —they’re all 50% off. Anyone is free to take advantage of the deals.

Again, there are 5 prizes to win, so go ahead and enter below.

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 13, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is Gospel eBooks. Gospel eBooks is a website that lets you know about free and heavily discounted Christian books for the Amazon Kindle. Their mission is to help you build your library at a fraction of the cost. So if you own a Kindle (or if you will own one soon and would like to start building a collection..or if you use the Kindle app on another device) it’s pretty much a must-read site. You can follow it by regularly visiting the site or by subscribing via RSS, email, Twitter or Facebook.

As a sampler of the type of deals they regularly post, you can get John Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life or John MacArthur’s Forgiveness for only $2.84. There are quite a few other deals to sort through as well.

As a prize, Gospel eBooks is giving away 5 $20 Amazon gift certificates. And I guess that’s what you need to know. So go ahead and sign up!

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 06, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is Brian Croft (yes, an individual rather than a company or ministry; that’s allowed, you know). Brian is Senior Pastor of Auburndale Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, he blogs at practicalshepherding.com (pretty much a must-read site for pastors) and is the author of 4 books (so far), though I’m sure he has several others in the works. He is giving away 5 prizes, each of which will contain all 4 of those books.

Most of Brian’s books—3 out of the 4—are geared toward pastors which means that this may be a prize you are hoping to win on behalf of your pastor. And that’s well and good. Here they are:

  • Visit the Sick: Ministering God’s Grace in Times of Illness
  • Test, Train, Affirm & Send into Ministry: Recovering the Local Church’s Responsibility in the External Call
  • Help! He’s Struggling with Pornography
  • Conduct Gospel-centered Funerals: Applying the Gospel at the Unique Challenges of Death

And I guess that’s what you need to know. Again, there are 5 prizes in total, so go ahead and sign up and just maybe one of those prize packs can be yours.

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 29, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is CBD Reformed. This how CBD introduces their site: “In order to serve an important segment of our customers more fully, we have developed a more focused website with author, publisher, and product selections reflective of the topics, issues, and concerns of discerning readers from a reformed perspective. We intentionally feature new and classic titles you’re looking for, authors you appreciate, and viewpoints you value.”

They are offering up 5 of the following prize packs (5 winners will each receive all 3 books):

  • Historical Theology: An Introduction to Christian Doctrine by Gregg Allison – Retail price $44.99
  • A Reader’s Guide to Calvin’s Institutes by Anthony Lane – Retail Price $14.99
  • Think by John Piper – retail $19.99

Historical TheologyAllison’s Historical Theology is an interesting new book and one that will be in great demand, I’m sure. “Most historical theology texts follow Christian beliefs chronologically, discussing notable doctrinal developments for all areas of theology according to their historical appearance. And while this may be good history, it can make for confusing theology, with the classic theological loci scattered throughout various time periods, movements, and controversies. In Historical Theology, Gregg Allison offers students the opportunity to study the historical development of theology according to a topical-chronological arrangement, setting out the history of Christian doctrine one theological element at a time. Such an approach allows readers to concentrate on one tenet of Christianity and its formulation in the early church, through the Middle Ages, Reformation, and post-Reformation era, and into the modern period.”

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (April 29 – May 2) on the following three products:

Again, 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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April 22, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is Generations with Vision. Now I often preface this giveaways by saying something like “This is a ministry you know.” That’s probably not the case with Generations with Vision. Nevertheless, the books they are offering today will prove quite useful to you, I think.

Family Bible StudyThey are giving away 5 sets of 3 Family Bible Study Guides by Kevin Swanson:

  • Genesis
  • Proverbs I
  • Psalms I

And here’s what these are all about. “The Bible is the core curriculum for the education of a child. If we provide our children excellent academic instruction in mathematics, science, and grammar, but neglect to teach them the Psalms, Proverbs, and the Gospels, we have failed in the education of our children. Family worship is a time when parents fulfill their Deuteronomy 6:7 and Ephesians 6:4 responsibilities to teach and disciple their families. These Bible Study Guides are designed to assist parents in the task of educating their children in the Word of God.”

Again, 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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April 15, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is HeadHeartHand Media. Head Heart Hand is founded by David Murray, a name you recognize around here, I think. HeadHeartHand media exists to communicate God’s truth through excellence in film.

There are five prize packages to win this week. Each will contain:

  • 2 copies of God’s Technology DVD
  • 2 copies of CrossReference DVD
  • 2 copies of David Murray’s Christians Get Depressed Too

The thinking is you can keep one copy for yourself and donate the other one to your church library.

CrossReferenceCrossReference aims to help Christians discover and enjoy Christ in the Old Testament. This first series of short teaching films centers on Christ’s appearances in the Old Testament as the Angel of the Lord. Ten short teaching films guide viewers through these appearances and offer explanations, applications, and plenty of food for thought. If you want to expand your understanding of Christ’s person and work, deepen your love, and fuel your Christian service, this series is a great place to start! Use it together with the study guide for personal growth and family instruction. The study guide is also designed to serve as a 10-week curriculum for small-group study.

Gods TechnologyIn God’s Technology, David Murray presents a Christian response to the digital revolution. After laying the foundation of four biblical principles, he makes the case for disciplined discernment in our use of technology. He then presents a practical seven-step training program to develop disciplined discernment in our children, and he concludes by showing how to apply these seven steps to Facebook use.

Again, 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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April 08, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Fridays is Shepherd Press, a familiar name around here. Shepherd Press is giving away a couple of great new books. Actually, they’re giving away 10 of them in the form of 5 prize packages. They’ll also be sending each of the winners a package of M&Ms, but you’ll have to read one of the books to find out why.

Each winner will receive:

I do believe the books will even be signed by the authors.

Red Like Blood is the book that is hot off the press, available for the first time next week at Gospel Coalition. Here is what the publisher says about it:

Have you noticed that grace is most likely to flow into cracks formed by brokenness over our sin or circumstances? In Red Like Blood you will find story after story of brokenness and the grace that entered in. Some stories are from Joe, a pastor’s kid turned pastor. Some are from Bob, a prodigal come home. And some are from the many inspiring characters they have met along the way. The stories are often raw and always brutally transparent. Because wherever real grace flows, real brokenness was there first.

There’s a reason the book is titled Red Like Blood. Every chapter points to it. And it’s something you don’t want to miss–the source, the essence, the fountain of God’s grace. The Story that, with a common scarlet thread, ties all stories of confrontations with grace together.

Again, there are 5 prize packages 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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April 01, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays

Christian Focus Publications publish over 500 books especially for children of all ages through their imprint CF4K. They also publish many excellent books for parents to help them to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. (See also Psalm 78 v 4-7).

For this week’s free stuff Friday they are offering 3 parenting packs including 2 box sets of 5 books each. Which means that 3 winners will reach receive 13 books (if my math is correct). Also look out for Carine Mackenzie’s 150th book published later this year 365 Great Bible Stories: The good news of Jesus from Genesis to Revelation.

Lightkeepers Boys Complete Box Set by Irene Howat - Ten Boys

5 books in a gift box presentation set. A great present for Christmas or birthday includes: Ten Boys who Changed the World; Ten Boys who Didn’t Give In; Ten Boys who Made a Difference; Ten Boys who Made History; Ten Boys who Used Their Talents. Each book has 10 short biographies of Inspirational lives which will serve as an example - It includes fact files, prayer suggestions and quizzes.

Lightkeeper Girls Complete Box Set by Irene Howat - Ten Girls

5 books in a gift box presentation set. A great present for birthday includes: Ten Girls who Changed the World; Ten Girls who Didn’t Give In; Ten Girls who Made a Difference; Ten Girls who Made History; Ten Girls who Used Their Talents. Each book has 10 short biographies of Inspirational lives which will serve as an example - It includes fact files, prayer suggestions and quizzes.

My First Book of Questions and Answers by Carine MacKenzie

Children always have questions about what it means to be a Christian. Do they need a long philosophical answer? Not always and it is simple answers to deep questions that feature in this book. If you have ever wanted to know how to explain the Christian faith to young children in bite-sized chunks then the 114 profound questions and answers, backed by scripture proofs provide an invaluable tool to get you started.

World-proof Your Kids: Raising Children Unstained by the World by Ruth & Timothy Sisemore

Many Christian parents are at their wits end about raising their children in a healthy and spiritual way. Increasingly the influence of the world, with its ‘me first’ obsession, is causing problems within the Christian home This influence causes Christian families to fall into the four categories:

  • The disillusioned family
  • The distracted family
  • The disciplinarian family
  • The dedicated family

All end up being influenced by the culture rather than by their faith. Is your family influenced by the culture rather than your faith. Is your family falling into an unhealthy pattern of behaviour? It’s time to find out and put things right. If you want to help your family then the Sisemore’s are here to help break the cycle.

Our Covenant With Kids: Biblical Nurture in Home and Church by Timothy Sisemore

Dr. Sisemore teaches you about - Christian parenting in a hostile world, educating children spiritually and academically, cultivating godliness, disciplining and discipling, honoring parents, how are children saved? The church’s responsibility towards its children, children’s involvement in worship and sacraments.

This is a practical and theological approach to parenting and children’s ministry - and shows how to nurture children to be disciples.

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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March 25, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is a regular around here and one you know well by now—CBD Reformed. And as they always do, they are offering five prizes, each of which contains three great books.

Five people will each win these three books:

  • The Reason for GodThe Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne – Retail price $14.99
  • The Reason For God by Timothy Keller – Retail Price $16.00
  • Letters To A Young Calvinist by James K.A. Smith – retail $14.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (March 25 - 28) on the following three products. Anyone is free to take advantage of these deals:

Again, there are five prizes to win, so go ahead and enter below.

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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