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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
April 15, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Banner of Truth. They are offering up 5 prize packages, each of which contains 3 of their new books. All 5 winners will receive these books:

Jewels from NewtonJewels from John Newton: Daily Readings from the Works of John Newton. ‘In few writers are Christian doctrine, experience and practice more happily balanced than in the author of these letters, and few write with more simplicity, piety and force.’ (C.H. Spurgeon). This volume of daily devotional readings, is largely drawn from Newton’s prolific correspondence, and covers a wide variety of topics related to the Christian’s life and experience. Although written more than two hundred years ago, it remains as relevant and edifying as ever.

Every Promise of Your Word: The Gospel According to Joshua, by Rhett Dodson. ‘The book of Joshua is a promise of hope and a call to repentance that the church needs to hear. With faithful interpretation, holy imagination, skillful illustration, and spiritual illumination, Dodson opens up the biblical text so that we see not just ancient Israel, but ourselves and the Lord Jesus. This book is an ideal companion for personal devotion or family worship’ (Joel Beeke).

Sad DepartureA Sad Departure: Why We Could Not Stay in the Church of Scotland, by David Randall. ‘Every Pastor should read this book’ (Al Mohler). ‘David Randall has written a lucid manifesto explaining why he and others are leaving the Church of Scotland now. The arguments he proffers for departure from this historic church stand equally true and compelling for any believer or pastor in any denomination which has officially allowed a departure from the Word of God' (John MacArthur). ‘A Sad Departure tells a dark story, almost novelesque in character. A church’s Theological Commission reaches a unanimous conclusion on the teaching on marriage given in its ultimate authority, the Bible. But then its General Assembly acts in a way that ignores, demeans, and rejects that teaching. Thus behind these sad departures lies the prior and much sadder departure of the Kirk from its sacred constitution. This is a thoughtful, honest and solemnising book written out of a deep personal and pastoral concern for the cause of the gospel’ (Sinclair Ferguson).

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
April 08, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan who also sponsored the blog this week. They are offering 5 prizes this week which means that 5 winners will each receive the following 4 resources:

  • Answering JihadAnswering Jihad: A Better Way Forward
    "From New York Times bestselling author and former Muslim Nabeel Qureshi comes this personal, challenging, and respectful answer to the many questions surrounding jihad, the rise of ISIS, and Islamic terrorism. San Bernardino was the most lethal terror attack on American soil since 9/11, and it came on the heels of a coordinated assault on Paris. There is no question that innocents were slaughtered in the name of Allah and in the way of jihad, but do the terrorists’ actions actually reflect the religion of Islam? The answer to this question is more pressing than ever, as waves of Muslim refugees arrive in the West seeking shelter from the violent ideology of ISIS. Setting aside speculations and competing voices, what really is jihad? How are we to understand jihad in relation to our Muslim neighbors and friends? Why is there such a surge of Islamist terrorism in the world today, and how are we to respond? In Answering Jihad, bestselling author Nabeel Qureshi answers these questions from the perspective of a former Muslim who is deeply concerned for both his Muslim family and his American homeland."
  • Seeking Allah Finding JesusSeeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Better Way Forward (Expanded Edition)
    "In Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, Nabeel Qureshi describes his dramatic journey from Islam to Christianity, complete with friendships, investigations, and supernatural dreams along the way. Providing an intimate window into a loving Muslim home, Qureshi shares how he developed a passion for Islam before discovering, almost against his will, evidence that Jesus rose from the dead and claimed to be God. Unable to deny the arguments but not wanting to deny his family, Qureshi’s inner turmoil will challenge Christians and Muslims alike. Engaging and thought-provoking, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus tells a powerful story of the clash between Islam and Christianity in one man’s heart—and of the peace he eventually found in Jesus.
  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Video Study (DVD)
    "Building on the powerful story and arguments he shared in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus, author Nabeel Qureshi takes viewers deeper into apologetics and evangelism among Muslims with this complete video lecture course. In eight sessions of about 30 minutes each he explores Muslim culture, the most common Muslim objections to Christianity, and the core doctrines upon which Islam stands or falls. Compassionate and clear, Nabeel’s lectures will be a useful training tool for pastors, outreach leaders, and any believers wanting to winsomely engage Muslims in spiritual conversations. Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Video Study develops in further detail the objections to Islam and case for Christianity that Qureshi introduced in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. When used with the accompanying Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Study Guide, this accessible course is perfect for adult classes, small groups, segments in college or seminary courses, and motivated independent learners alike."
  • Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Study Guide
    "The Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Study Guide develops in further detail the objections to Islam and case for Christianity that Qureshi introduced in Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus. When studied with the accompanying Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus Video Study, this complete course is perfect for adult classes, small groups, segments in college or seminary courses, and motivated independent learners alike."

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
April 01, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is small and simple. This week P&R sponsored the blog with an article titled The Top 10 Books on Reconciling Divine Sovereignty and Free Will. That article was based on a book by Scott Christensen titled What About Free Will?. Today they are giving away 5 copies of the book.

In the publisher's description they say, "Christensen explains two views that acknowledge God's sovereignty and its relation to human responsibility: compatibilism and libertarianism. Providing cogent, biblical answers, Christensen argues for compatibilism and shows how it makes sense of evil, suffering, prayer, evangelism, and sanctification. You will gain a deeper understanding of both arguments, as well as a greater appreciation for the significant role that choices play in God's work." It comes with stellar endorsements (John MacArthur, Michael Horton, etc) and a foreword by D.A. Carson.

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
March 25, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Ligonier Ministries who also sponsored the blog this week. Ligonier is offering 5 prizes, each of them an annual subscription to Tabletalk magazine.

Tabletalk is a monthly discipleship magazine written by today’s leading theologians and pastors to help Christians grow in the knowledge of God. An annual print subscription features 12 issues and includes a companion digital edition available on most tablet devices. Daily devotionals make up over half of the content and typically exposit a book of the Bible or a specific topic over the course of the year. A third of the content is themed, dealing with a particular issue, and the rest consists of featured columns addressing a variety of issues ranging from theology to Christian living.

For a limited time, Ligonier is also offering all Challies.com readers a no-risk 3-month trial to Tabletalk that includes a CD set, The Dark Side of Islam. This teaching series from Dr. R.C. Sproul and Abdul Saleeb seeks to expose the true teachings of Islam and explain why fundamentalist Muslims are so aggressive in their attempt to wipe out all other religions. It will also serve as a helpful resource for those witnessing to Muslims in their own communities.

Tabletalk

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
March 18, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master's College (which, as you know, also sponsored the blog this week). There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive three great items:

  • A copy of a brand new book by Master's College professor Abner Chou titled What Happened in the Garden. In this book he works with other members of the faculty to "contend that the second and third chapters of Genesis are indeed historical, that there are excellent reasons for believing so, and that it is an essential issue within Christian thought and life."
  • A complete course called The Land of the Bible. All the lectures for the course were filmed on-site in Israel. This is more than just a video tour of sites in Israel, but an actual class filmed on location in Israel. The thumb drive includes all of the lectures, notes, and class materials (Note: This is just the class lecture and materials but obviously does not gain credit). It is “A visual study of the geography of the land of the Bible, including sites in the Old Testament, New Testament, and in modern Israel. The course will examine how the geography of the land provides the 'stage' on which the events transpired and also how it became part of those very events. Relevant post-Biblical historical events and elements of Jewish culture will also be incorporated into the geographical study.”
  • A Master's College t-shirt.

All in all, it's a great prize. There are 5 of them to win, so sign up now!

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
March 11, 2016

This week’s Free Stuff is sponsored by NavPress. They are offering three books and a gift card. On Sunday, March 6, their bestselling author Jerry Bridges went home to be with the Lord. Though saddened by the loss of this humble, Godly man, they celebrate a life well lived. In his honor, NavPress will offer two of his most popular titles, along with a new release by D A. Horton and a Starbucks gift card.

  • The Pursuit of Holiness by Jerry Bridges - Retail price $12.99. “Be holy, for I am holy,” commands God to His people. But holiness is something that is often missed in the Christian’s daily life. According to Jerry Bridges, Christians can be confused about their role in bringing about holiness. In this classic, Bridges helps us see clearly just what we should rely on God to do—and where we need to accept responsibility. Whether you are just beginning your pursuit of holiness or continuing your journey, these timeless principles and guidelines will challenge you to joyfully obey God’s command.
  • Transforming Grace by Jerry Bridges - Retail price $14.99. Once we commit our lives to Christ, most of us find it easy to trust God for our eternal salvation. But to live daily by His grace is often a different matter. We tend to base our relationship with Him on our performance rather than on His grace. Yet what we really need is to trust God for His daily transforming grace and the wonderful freedom from performance that grace gives.
  • Bound to Be Free by D. A. Horton - Retail price $14.99. There's nothing more heartbreaking than to see saints who are bound by performance, not realizing there is freedom through Christ. When we are trapped by performance, we try to please everyone, to do what we think makes God happy, to live a "good" life. We don't realize that the walls are closing in around us. As we acknowledge how we are bound by performance, we can—with God's help—flee into the captivity of grace and rest in God's unfailing love. This Scripture-filled read will help you recalibrate your heart so you can walk in the freedom Christ has provided.
  • Starbucks gift card - $5.00. Good for a cup of joe to sip as you enjoy some new and classic reads.

In addition, NavPress is offering a free download of the group curriculum for Bound To be Free to use in your small group or church. Click here for more specials from NavPress.

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March 04, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Master's College (which, as you know, also sponsored the blog this week). There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive two great items: A complete course called The Land of the Bible for you to complete at home along with a Master's College t-shirt.

TShirtAll the lectures for "The Land of the Bible" were filmed on-site in Israel. This is more than just a video tour of sites in Israel, but an actual class filmed on location in Israel. The thumb drive includes all of the lectures, notes, and class materials (Note: This is just the class lecture and materials but obviously does not gain credit). It is “A visual study of the geography of the land of the Bible, including sites in the Old Testament, New Testament, and in modern Israel. The course will examine how the geography of the land provides the 'stage' on which the events transpired and also how it became part of those very events. Relevant post-Biblical historical events and elements of Jewish culture will also be incorporated into the geographical study.”

Winners will also receive a Master's College t-shirt.

There are 5 prizes to win, so sign up now!

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
February 26, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Friday's is sponsored by The Good Book Company, whom you will recognize as this week's site sponsor.

ZealEvery year, lots of people who are involved in Christian ministry (whether paid or unpaid) find themselves having to step back from it because they are exhausted and simply cannot carry on.

Christopher Ash knows this experience all too well. As a pastor of a growing church, and then in his role training people for ministry, he has found himself on the edge of burnout a number of times, and has pastored many younger ministers who were at risk of the same. 

His wisdom has been distilled into Zeal without Burnout. This practical and biblical guide will help Christians develop the mindset and lifestyle to protect themselves from burnout and serve Jesus for the long term in a sustainable way. Whether you feel close to exhaustion or can’t imagine it ever happening to you, it would be prudent to read this book.

“Christopher brings to this important subject, not just a personal experience of burnout, but a keen eye to the Bible, and wise pastoral insight into the pressures many of us face as we live for Jesus.”

From the foreword by Alistair Begg

This is a book written for all zealous followers of Jesus: for pastors and Christian leaders entrusted with pastoral oversight; but also for the many Christian men and women who labor sacrificially to serve in their local churches in addition to all the busyness of work and family life.

We’re offering 5 winners a ministry pack of this important new book. A ministry pack contains five hardback copies of Zeal without Burnout, so that church staff teams or elderships can read it together—or so that copies can be given to volunteers leading key ministries in the church.

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