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June 03, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
This is the second week in a row that we’ve had a new sponsor for Free Stuff Fridays. Last week it was Peacemaker Ministries and this week it is Family Christian Stores, a name most are familiar with, I think. Family Christian is giving away the complete set of Gospel Coalition booklets.

Gospel Coalition BookletsThere are 5 prizes to win which means that 5 people will each receive all 8 of the booklets.

This is what the Gospel Coalition says about these books:

During a 2008 Council meeting, we decided to partner with Crossway to produce a series of books for local church leaders. The first book—issued initially as a series of booklets published this week—unpacks TGC’s Foundation Documents. Several Council members and like-minded friends have written the initial eight booklets on a variety subjects of crucial doctrinal importance.

The books cover gospel-centered ministry, creation, the Holy Spirit, restoration, the church, the gospel, the plan and whether we can know the truth.

You can find out more about them here:
 http://www.familychristian.com/gospelcoalition/

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 27, 2011

Free Stuff Fridays
We’ve got a new sponsor for this week’s edition of Free Stuff Fridays. But it is a name that is probably familiar to you. Peacemaker Ministries will be giving away five complete sets of their new video group study, Resolving Everyday Conflict (regular price $249). Each set contains the materials needed for a group of 10 to go through the study together (including DVD set, study guides, peacemaking reference book, promotional materials, and more). 

Resolving ConflictResolving Everyday Conflict is an eight-lesson study that unpacks the amazing things the Bible has to say about conflict and relationships. As you go through this study, you’ll find the powerful and practical answers you are looking for to forever change how conflict looks in your life.

The primary places this study will be used are:

  • The Church - Give your church members a tool for outreach to the community: This study will help your church reach people that you might otherwise have trouble reaching—the people on the fringe of your church life as well as the unchurched in your community. By offering this study, you can give them practical help with an issue that is relevant—conflict—and teach them about Jesus at the same time.
  • The Workplace - Help employees deal with conflict at work (and everywhere else): Studying Resolving Everyday Conflict in the workplace has two key benefits: 1) It will help your team members by giving them practical tools to handle conflict at work and outside work; and 2) It is good for your organization—as your team learns to resolve conflict quickly and constructively (or avoid it altogether!), you’ll have a healthier and more productive work environment.

By the way… Resolving Everyday Conflict works in lots of other places, too. We’ve already heard of it being used as a neighborhood bible study, in prison ministry, in college dorms, and more. It’s flexible enough to work in just about any context where a group wants to learn to deal with conflict differently—in a way that reflects the reality of the gospel in all our relationships.

If you’d like to watch a video teaser of the course, you can do so 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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May 24, 2011

I have been enjoying doing some special giveaways recently, and today seemed like the kind of day that I should do another one. And I think you’ll like it. Today I am giving away a brand spankin’ new Kindle.

Win a Kindle 3GThe prize is a 3rd generation Kindle 3G (which is the latest generation…). It will come pre-loaded with copies of all 3 of my books: The Discipline of Spiritual Discernment, Sexual Detox and The Next Story. That will leave you room for 3,497 books of your own.

Kindle is Amazon’s bestselling product, the most-gifted, the most-wished-for and the one with the most 5-star reviews. Here’s what it offers:

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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