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December 03, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

I’m on the road today, so there will be no A La Carte (Booooo!). My apologies. However, we do have Free Stuff Fridays (Cheers!). Actually, let me give you one link: Amazon has Melissa & Doug toys at half price today only. These are amazing toys my kids have always loved, but we’ve rarely been able to afford. However, at half price things look a lot better…

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books, a name that ought to be familiar to you by now. And they are giving away a prize that’s, well, different.

JournibleThis week there will be 5 winners and each one will receive the complete set of Journibles. You can keep ‘em all or you can give a few of them away (even for Christmas gifts). What are Journibles? Well, they are what happens when you smash a Bible into a journal. “The idea comes from Deuteronomy 17:18, where God commands the kings of Israel to hand-write their own copy of the Torah, or book of the law. The purpose of this was so that they would carry it with them always, read it, learn from it, and lead the people accordingly. It’s interesting to note that 3400 years later, educators have been discovering that most people learn kinesthetically, by doing or writing things out for themselves. As you open the book, you will see chapter and verse numbers on the right-hand pages. These are conveniently spaced according to the length of each verse. However, these pre-formatted lines are left blank for you to hand-write your Journible book of yourself.”

It’s kind of a neat idea, really. As you read the Bible, you get to write it out on your own—a great way of enhancing understanding and retention, and you also get to take your own notes. Pretty cool, eh?

So far there are 6 Journibles in the series. The winnres will receive:

  • Proverbs
  • Romans
  • John
  • Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, 1 & 2 Thessalonians
  • 1 & 2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon, Hebrews
  • James, 1 & 2 Peter, 1, 2 & 3 John, Jude

If you want to get a better idea of the format, click here to see a sample page from Galatians. Or you can visit the official Journibles site.

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.

November 26, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

I’m not just providing a roundup of great items to buy at a discount today; I’m also giving away some great stuff. This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is CBDReformed, a regular sponsor of these giveaways They are offering five prizes, each of which will contain the following three items:

In addition, CBD and CBD Reformed will be having many titles on sale during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, so be sure to visit their sites today and Monday to take advantage of the deals.

Free Stuff Fridays

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.

November 19, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

It’s Friday, again and already. Is it just me, or does the pace of life increase close to the end of the year? I know that if I stop to blink it will be December. This week’s sponsor is already thinking about Christmas. Here is what The Good Book Company says…

In the rush of the modern holiday season, it’s easy to lose sight of what Christmas is really all about. That’s why our range of resources seeks to put the focus back where it belongs - on the birth of the Lord Jesus.

AdventTo do that The Good Book Company is giving away 5 Christmas Resource Packs. Each winner will receive something for himself or herself and something to give away that will hopefully bring the light of the Gospel into several more homes this Christmas.

A pack of 3 Advent Calendars - These unique Advent Calendar Packs help families to read two or three verses from the Bible each day, discuss some simple questions and then pray together.

One Day WondersBible activity events for children and families - If you’re planning on running an event for children and families this Christmas, look no further! One Day Wonders will give you all the ideas you need to run a Christmas event with ideas for prizes, games, crafts, drama, quizzes, Bible stories and food! Ideal for engaging the kids in your church - as well as reaching out into the wider community - with the real meaning of Christmas.

Tracts10 Pack of Christmas Tracts - Christmas is a time for presents. It’s great fun giving and getting gifts. But what’s the best present of all? The holiday is also a time filled with false icons such as reindeer, jolly elves, the ever-elusive perfect family celebration. But what is the true message of Christmas? Use these great tools to share the truth of the Gospel with adults and kids alike. The winner gets a 10 pack of both of these helpful tracts. Give them away in Christmas cards, at carol services or to friends and family as stocking stuffers.

Finally, a 3 book set by Tim Chester to enjoy as you sit by the fire and catch up on some reading this holiday season. Tim Chester, author of Gospel Centred Life and Total Church has written these helpful tools on the Bible, the Family and the Trinity. This last book has not yet been released in the North America so you are getting a sneak peak!

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.

November 12, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

You know the way it goes by now: Every Friday I work with a sponsor to give away some great stuff to the readers of this site. And today’s giveaway is a particularly exciting one. It is sponsored by Ligonier Ministries, a name that’s well familiar to just about every reader of this site, I’m sure. They will be giving away one amazing grand prize and four smaller prizes.

Here is what the grand prize winner will receive:

  • 5 books by R.C. Sproul:
    • John: Saint Andrew’s Expositional Commentary
    • Five Things Every Christian Needs to Grow
    • The Prayer of the Lord
    • The Truth of the Cross
    • Abortion: A Rational Look at an Emotional Issue
  • an ESV Reformation Study Bible, brown leather-like version
  • a 1-year Subscription to Tabletalk Magazine
  • The Attributes of God CD set
  • Complimentary Registration for two to the 2011 National Conference

Ligonier Books

Four other people will win 1 book by Dr. Sproul (the book will be chosen at random from the five listed).

The most recently-published of these books is Abortion. “In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a factual, well-reasoned approach informed by careful biblical scholarship. He considers both sides of this issue in terms of biblical teaching, civil law, and natural law. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. George Grant and has been updated to reflect developments in the issue. Appendixes provide further background on the issue of when life begins and list sources for pro-life resources.”

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.

November 05, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

It’s another Friday which means I’ve got another edition of Free Stuff Fridays for you. I have been giving away a lot of great stuff lately (I recently calculated that between Free Stuff Fridays and other random giveaways I’m well into the 4 digits with books I give away in a year; add in Friends of the Blog and it goes way up!). This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Shepherd Press, a name you know well, I’m sure.

Shepherd PressToday Shepherd Press is giving away 5 prize packages, each of which will contain the following 2 books:

I am particularly excited about Christ Formed in You as it’s a book that has been on my radar for quite a while now (and a book that I’m looking forward to reading when it releases in a week or two). “The central claim in Christ Formed in You is that it is God’s purpose to change us by progressively making us more like Jesus, and that this happens only as we understand and apply the gospel to our lives. In this book we will explore the transforming power of the gospel from several angles.” I think we all know that the gospel is what God uses us to transform us, and yet we can have a difficult time really knowing what that means and knowing how to apply the gospel to our lives. I believe Hedges is going to provide some really useful teaching about that.

Meanwhile, “Loving the Church reminds us how glorious God’s family really is, and the countless ways that you can flourish within it. In recent years the family has experienced a revival within Christian culture, but with this increased emphasis on the importance of the family, less value has been placed on God’s family, the church. One of the most important relationships for all Christians is their involvement in God’s family. Loving the Church lays the vital foundation for applying his glorious plan to our own lives. Enter as friends and explore together what it means to love the church. Follow the story of five friends as they wrestle with important questions about the church. After each of their discussions about the church, the author leads the reader to understand the beauty and joy of being a member of the household of God.”

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.

October 29, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

It’s another Friday which means I’ve got another edition of Free Stuff Fridays for you. And, as it happens, I’ve got another great giveaway for you. This week’s sponsor is CBD Reformed, a company you know well by now. They are offering 5 prizes, each of which will consist of the following 3 books:

  • Generous Justice by Timothy Keller – Retail price $19.95
  • The God Who Is There by D. A. Carson – Retail price $16.99
  • Grounded In The Gospel by J.I. Packer and Gary Parrett – Retail price $16.99

Generous Justice is the most recent of these books—one that has actually not yet been released. Here’s a bit of information about it: “It is commonly thought in secular society that the Bible is one of the greatest hindrances to doing justice. Isn’t it full of regressive views? Didn’t it condone slavery? Why look to the Bible for guidance on how to have a more just society? But Timothy Keller sees it another way. In Generous Justice, Keller explores a life of justice empowered by an experience of grace: a generous, gracious justice. Here is a book for believers who find the Bible a trustworthy guide as well as those who suspect that Christianity is a regressive influence in the world.”

CBD

CBDReformed is also offering a 4-day sale (October 29 – November 1) on these books. This sale is open to anyone who cares to take advantage of it.

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.

October 08, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is Christian Focus. “Christian Focus Publications (CFP) has been producing Christian books since the early 1970’s, originally starting as a publisher of classic Scottish authors. The addition of children’s colour Bible story books in the early 1980’s prefaced an expansion of the company with books by authors from all five continents sold all around the world. Our books have been translated into 40 different languages.”

They are offering five prize packages, each of which will contain two books—their two bestselling books at the moment.

The Way of the RighteousThe Way of the Righteous in the Muck of Life by Dale Ralph Davis. Davis is the author of all kinds of great Old Testament commentaries and in this book he turns his attention to the Psalms. “As the first 12 Psalms continue, we see basic principles unfold with great clarity. Much like our troubles today, the Psalmist endured wickedness all around, a world hostile to the true God-and on a very personal level-deceit and persecution from his enemies. Readers are pointed toward the glorious rule of the Messiah, to whom the whole world belongs. In light of this realization, we are prepared to face all kinds of troubles that cause despair. The righteous rely on God, and the Psalms teach us how. This book is ideal for use by small groups, as a teaching guide or for reference.” (Learn More)

Iron Sharpens IronIron Sharpens Iron: Leading Bible-Oriented Small Groups that Thrive by Orlando Saer. “Small Bible-study groups are great places for Christians both to interact with God’s Word and to share their lives with others. They provide relaxed and informal settings which facilitate growth in grace and understanding. Orlando Saer provides a realistic and practical guide for anyone leading or wanting to lead such a group. This book will give you the tools you need as a leader to see your group thrive.” The 9Marks blog had this to say about the book: “It’s the best material I’ve read on small group bible study leading and would be useful both for someone leading their first bible study and for someone who’s been leading bible studies for decades.” (Learn More)

Again, there will be five winners, each of whom will receive both of these books.

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.

October 01, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Family Christian Movies. They are offering five prizes, each of which is a copy of the documentary film Malatya (which I reviewed here).

MalatyaThree Christians were brutally murdered on April 18, 2007 in the offices of a Christian publisher in Malatya, Turkey. The five Muslim men who killed them all carried identical notes in their pockets: “We did this for our country. They were attacking our religion.”

Instead of hatred, Christians responded with love. On national television two widowed mothers echoed Christ: “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” Muslims across the nation wondered how Christians could respond with such love.

Malatya, a feature-length documentary film, tells the story of three men willing to give up their lives to share the gospel with their friends, and the fruit that has grown up from their sacrifice.

Here is the trailer:

Also, Family Christian Movies is offering special for Challies.com readers:

This week’s Free Stuff Friday has been sponsored by FamilyChristianMovies.com, the distributor for Malatya. They’d like to offer a special deal to Challies.com readers; namely a coupon for an additional 10% off of their already low prices. All you have to do is to use the coupon code CHALLIES. They’ve even set up a landing page featuring products that have been reviewed here at Challies.com. Please visit them 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.

September 24, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

Another Friday, but a slightly different one for me. I am spending the day with the other elders at Grace Fellowship Church and together we are praying for our church and planning how we can lead it in the months and years to come. Good times!

But meanwhile, I’ve got another great giveaway for you. This week’s sponsor is CBD Reformed, a company you know well by now. They are offering 5 prizes, each of which will consist of the following 3 books:

  • Counterfeit Gods by Timothy Keller – Retail price $19.95
  • The Westminister Theological Wordbook of the Bible – Retail price $39.95
  • The Cross-Centered Life by C.J. Mahaney – Retail price $9.99

CBD

I suppose you know about Mahaney’s and Keller’s books, but the other looks interesting as well. “Biblical words and phrases often appear deceptively simple, yet conceal layers of history, meaning, and cultural significance. This enlightening resource takes you to the Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek roots of many key terms: ‘Justice’, ‘Son of Man,’ ‘Resurrection,’ ‘Kingdom of God,’ and explains the profound theological and ethical concepts behind the words they embody.”

They are also offering a 4-day sale (September 24-27) on these books. This sale is open to anyone who cares to take advantage of it. Those Henry commentaries for $30 look like a pretty good deal!

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.

September 17, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

It’s Friday today, which means I need to try to not react with surprise that yet another week has drawn to an end. I’m not even going to mention it!

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsor is Ligonier Ministries, a sponsor you know well by now. Ligonier is offering one really, really impressive grand prize and 4 smaller prizes. The grand prize is, well, grand. It includes:

Next year’s National Conference, Light and Heat: A Passion for the Holiness of God, looks like it will be quite an event. It will feature John Piper and R.C. Sproul along with Sinclair Ferguson, Steve Lawson, Robert Godfrey and R.C. Sproul Jr. It promises to be unique, as these things go. In his invitation to the conference Sproul mentions one thing that looks like it will be particularly interesting: “John and I will also host special sessions on the history of the work of both Ligonier and Desiring God, and we will endeavor to share some of what we have learned in our ministries as pastors and theologians.” I’m looking forward to seeing how these two men draw their ministries and their lifelong passions together.

Ligonier Ministries

There are four other prizes for those who are not predestined to win the grand prize. Each of those 4 winners will receive one of the following items (chosen randomly):

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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