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May 21, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway, I name I know you’re familiar with (and, according to the survey results from a couple of weeks ago, the publisher you, the readers of this site, trust most).

Earlier in the week Crossway sponsored a post here, letting you know about four of their new books. Today they are giving away five prize packages, each of which contains all four of those titles. That means five winners will receive Surprised by Grace by Tullian Tchividjian, Rescuing Ambition by Dave Harvey, What Did You Expect? by Paul David Tripp and Doctrine by Mark Driscoll. That’s not a bad haul! And all you need to do for your chance to win is add your name and email address to the form below.

Crossway Books

If you’d like to learn more about any of these books, you can click here and find a brief description of each. After Crossway mentioned these four books I took a poll to see if you’d like me to read and review one of them. The poll results were clear: you want me to review Mark Driscoll’s Doctrine, so I’ll be sure to do that in the weeks ahead. I have heard lots of good things about it.

Here is what the publisher says about the book: “Doctrine is the word Christians use to define the truth-claims revealed in Holy Scripture. Of course there is a multitude of churches, church networks, and denominations, each with their own doctrinal statement with many points of disagreement. But while Christians disagree on a number of doctrines, there are key elements that cannot be denied by anyone claiming to be a follower of Jesus. In Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe, Driscoll and Breshears teach thirteen of these key elements. This meaty yet readable overview of basic doctrine will help Christians clarify and articulate their beliefs in accordance with the Bible.”

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.

May 15, 2010

Would you like to go to a conference this year? Would you like to get in for free? If so, I’ve got some conference passes here that may interest you. Read about the conferences and then feel free to sign up to win tickets to any one of them. However, please only sign up to win if you can actually make it to the conference (in other words, check when and where they are before signing up!).

The Expositors’ Conference

In this conference, Drs. R.C. Sproul and Steven Lawson will focus upon the biblical preaching that is God-centered and God-exalting. Our goal is to ignite a renewed passion for God’s glory in our exposition of Scripture. In each session, we will be challenging expositors to hold forth an elevated view of our sovereign God in preaching. When the absolute holiness of God is once again recovered in contemporary preaching, worship will be transcendent, Christ will be treasured, discipleship will be galvanized, and evangelism energized.

Focused squarely at preachers, this conference is generally relatively small allowing much closer access to the speakers. It runs from September 26-28 and takes place in Mobile, Alabama.

Learn More Here

The Exchange Conference

To learn about one-ism and two-ism and see how it plays out in all kinds of ways in our church and culture, you may want to take a look at the Exchange conference in San Diego. Mark Driscoll, Peter Jones, Francis Chan, Kevin DeYoung, and others will teach you how to distinguish the Truth from the Lie in all of life. Exchange takes place June 17 & 18 in San Diego, California.

Learn More Here

Ligonier Ministries 2010 National Conference

Christ has redeemed us to be a light that directs others to Him. Fulfilling this call requires us to be able to deal with the most difficult questions asked about the Christian faith. If we are unprepared for the darkness around us, it will be harder to counter it with the truth of God’s Word. The speakers at this conference will look at some of the toughest questions Christians face. The goal is to equip you to answer questions that all Christians and non-Christians find perplexing.

Speakers at this conference include Alistair Begg, Michael Horton, Steve Lawson, John MacArthur, Albert Mohler, Burk Parsons, R.C. Sproul. R.C. Sproul Jr. and Derek Thomas. If you’d like to come to the Pre-Conference you can also see Ed Stetzer and me. The conference runs from June 17-19 and takes place in Orlando, Florida.

Read More Here

Enter to Win

Registration will close Wednesday May 19 at noon.

May 14, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Moody Publishers, a company that is familiar to all of you, I’m sure. Earlier this week Moody introduced four of their books to you and today they’d like to give you one of each of those titles. They’ve offered up five prize packages, each of which contains four brand new books.

Free Stuff from Moody

So there you have a book about being part of a counter-revolution of women dedicated to living as true women, you’ve got a book about marriage, you’ve got a book dealing with Christian character and you’ve got a book about humanitarian works. Put it all together and it looks like quite an interesting grouping of titles.

If you want to know a little bit more about any of the titles, you can read this post from earlier in the week.

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.

May 11, 2010

A couple of years ago the duo Lashey & Joyner released an album titled simply Hymns. I was talking to Chris Joyner recently and he was kind enough to offer to the readers of this site a few of the tracks from that album. You can download them (for free, of course) below. Within the zip file you’ll find:

  • My Jesus I Love Thee
  • And Can It Be
  • Your Grace and Faithfulness

You can learn more about the album and Chris Joyner at chrisjoyner.com.

Download

May 07, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

I woke up feeling all gross and sick today so, for the first time in at least six months, I’m declaring a sick day. Rumor has it that there’s some ugly but short-lived flu making the rounds so maybe it’s got me. Between me and you, I’m actually kind of looking forward to the excuse to lie around for a day or two. I literally can’t even remember the last time I watched a movie, so I think I’m going to head for the basement and blow a couple of hours and a few brain cells doing that.

Anne BradstreetBut before I go and settle in with the requiste flat ginger ale, here is this week’s edition of Free Stuff Fridays. This week’s sponsor is Evangelical Press, whom you know as a publisher of excellent Christian books. They are offering five prize packages today, each of which will contain two great books by Faith Cook, one of the most prolific Christian biographers of our day: Anne Bradstreet, a brand new biography of the great American poet and Seeing the Invisible which offers 10 short looks at the extraordinary faith of ordinary believers.

In my review of Anne Bradstreet I wrote this: In this telling of the life of Anne Bradstreet, viewed primarily through the legacy of her poems, Faith Cook continues to prove herself one of today’s foremost Christian biographers. I highly recommend it. It really is a good book and a good, relatively short look at the life of an important figure.

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.

April 30, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

Tempus fugit, as they say. Every time a new Friday comes around I’m struck by how short a time it has been since the last Friday. There’s a lesson there, I suppose.

With this new Friday comes a new edition of Free Stuff Fridays. This week’s sponsor is Quickverse. You know Quickverse, I’m sure, as the manufacturer of Bible study software. Today they are giving away 5 copies of their Standard edition software, compatible with both Windows and Mac computers.

Quickverse

“QuickVerse is Bible study at its best. Streamlined features give you instant access to scriptures, commentaries, definitions, and even the original Greek and Hebrew text. With audio pronunciations you can hear those difficult Biblical references — over 6,500 audio words are simply a click away. Keep track of all your prayers, prayer requests, and answered prayers. New believers will appreciate the many interesting quick-Bible facts and the key gospel promises with scripture references. Get the most from your studies with QuickVerse’s multiple tabbed windows, multimedia and synchronization features. Gain a deeper understanding of scripture and take your Bible studies to the next level!”

You can learn more about the software at the Quickverse site.

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.

April 23, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

Today is Friday and that means it is time for another Free Stuff Fridays. This week’s sponsor is The Torchlighters Heroes of the Faith, bringing worthwhile heroes to children through powerful animated stories. The Torchlighters are created by Christian History Institute, the founders and original publishers of Christian History Magazine. In 2002 CHI felt the call to share Christian heroes with children, as an alternative to the sports and entertainment heroes typically offered by our culture. The first animated episode entitled The Jim Elliot Story released in 2005. This year the Torchlighters project is celebrating 100,000 DVDs in circulation worldwide, while planning for the release of their eighth episode featuring the life of Amy Carmichael.

The action-packed series introduces children to heroes like William Tyndale, Gladys Aylward and John Bunyan. Kids meet heroes who put their faith into action and don’t give up when the going gets tough. Originally intended for ages 8-12, the DVDs often leave a lasting impact on teens and adults as well. Check out the series trailer: www.torchlighters.org.

The Torchlighters is offering 5 “Mission 3-Packs” for free. The Mission 3-Pack includes three episodes on Christian Missionaries: Jim Elliot, Eric Liddell, and Gladys Aylward.

3-PackEach Torchhlighter DVD includes the following special features:

  • Four lesson curriculum, for use in home or classroom settings
  • Reproducible student handouts and discussion questions
  • Spanish and English audio tracks
  • Feature-length documentary on the main character’s life

You can order Torchlighters from Vision Video.

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.

April 16, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

What a week. Going to conferences is great, but I always return home half dead (at best). Late nights at restaurants and early-morning meetings always sound great three weeks out. But they demand a cost. Nevertheless, Together for the Gospel was great, even if I haven’t yet recovered.

Let’s talk about this week’s Free Stuff Fridays. Our sponsor this week is Indelible Grace music. We’ll be giving out five prize packages, each of which contains:

  • By Thy Mercy: Indelible Grace Acoustic
  • Matthew Smith’s The Road Sessions Collection
  • Wake Thy Slumbering Children: Indelible Grace V

So that’s three albums for each of the five winners. And I love each of these albums. Each one of them contains a selection of reimagined hymns—old hymns set to new music. This is what Matthew and Indelible Grace have been doing for years now and they do it so well. At Grace Fellowship Church we sing lots of their hymns and continue to add new ones with every album release.

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.

April 09, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

It is a Jonathan Edwards kind of a Friday today and Moody publishers would like to give to you a set of five new books about Edwards. They are offering five sets of these books with each set being a $30 value. Not half bad, is it?

The Essential Edwards Collection is edited by Douglas Sweeney and Owen Strachan. Here’s what Moody says about the series:

Jonathan Edwards was a colonial, philosophical preacher and theologian. To many he stands as the preeminent theologian and thinker of the American tradition. This series of five books covers Edwards’ life and major writings opening an accessible window into the heart and mind of the man credited for starting the First Great Awakening.

By way of introduction, presentation and reflection the authors unearth the choicest treasures of Edwards’ writings for lay people to discover. Eminently readable and understandable, The Essential Edwards Collection proves you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy and benefit from the writings and life of Jonathan Edwards.

This set includes all 5 books of The Essential Edwards Collection: Jonathan Edwards Lover of God, Jonathan Edwards On Beauty, Jonathan Edwards On Heaven and Hell, Jonathan Edwards On the Good Life, and Jonathan Edwards on True Christianity.

Easily accessible and readable, you do not need to be a scholar to enjoy these insights about Jonathan Edwards and his writings.

Each winner will receive the full set of five books. And I really don’t know what to say about it beyond that. So sign up and win!

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.

April 02, 2010

Free Stuff Fridays

It is Good Friday today, a holiday up here in Canada. That means I am sitting back and spending the day with familiy. But I did still manage to get together this week’s edition of Free Stuff Fridays (I know, I know—Friday just wouldn’t be the same without it). Today’s sponsor is The Good Book Company. They are offering to 10 lucky winners a pair of these 2 great family resources, Beginning with God and Gospel-Centered Family.

Beginning with God, Bible discovery for pre-schoolers

Bible reading with toddlers can be tricky so we’ve produced these Bible study notes to use with pre-school children which will help them understand and remember God’s word. Packed with games and activities to do while at home and out and about, Beginning with God is a great resource for your toddlers!

Gospel-Centered Family, Becoming the Parents God wants you to be

Tim Chester and Ed Moll take parents straight to the heart of what being a gospel-rooted family should look like - asking, not how the gospel fits in to family life, but how family life should fit in to the gospel. It is extremely practical and each chapter is only a few pages long so that even the most exhausted parents can work through a section at the end of a long day!

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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