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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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Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. 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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.

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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February 19, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by P&R Publications which also sponsored the blog this week. Their giveaway features 4 books by Elyse Fitzpatrick.  There will be 2 winners this week, and each of them will receive:

That packages up a treatise of Psalm 57, the revised edition of Idols of the Heart, a title for women in the middle years of life, and finally a selection focused on parenting. There is truly something for everyone! 

Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 20 books on daily living and the Christian life.

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
February 12, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CLC Publications who also sponsored the blog this week. This week they advertised a bundle of books they handpicked from their catalog for the readers of this site. And today they are giving away a couple of those bundles. There will be two winners this week and they will both receive the bundle.

CLC BundleThese seven books tackle some of the most pressing issues of our time, such as providing more than just a meal for the underprivileged, preparing the next generation for the missions field, avoiding gossip, overcoming complaining, and exploring God’s design for real intimacy in the lives of single people.

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February 05, 2016

Courses

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Zondervan Academic Online Courses, who was also the blog’s sponsor for the week. They have just one prize to offer this year, but it's a really good one.

In the past, going to school usually required a major life change—quitting your job, moving across the country, uprooting your family, and sometimes even significant financial difficulty. The decision to undertake theological and biblical education at a college or seminary is an important calling. Many are still called to make it. But the reality is, for many, the difficulty of going back to school has put theological education out of reach.

With the launch of Zondervan Academic Online Courses, you now have access to a quality theological education at an affordable price—from the comfort of your home or office.

This week, one person will win access to all Zondervan Academic Online Courses through the end of the year. This includes access to the seven courses available today, plus sixteen additional courses as they are released in the coming months, including two theology courses taught by Wayne Grudem. This is a great opportunity for you to learn and grow!

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Free Stuff Fridays Updated
January 29, 2016

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Finalweb who was also the blog's sponsor for the week. Finalweb creates excellent websites for Christian ministries and churches, while seamlessly integrating advanced features like livestreaming and mobile apps. Their unique system allows your church to create its own site without the need for any programming knowledge or experience. That site can be updated as often as necessary using nothing more than a web browser. This makes it more than a website but a powerful management tool to help your organization thrive. You can learn more here.

FireAs for the giveaway, there will be 5 winners this week and each of them will receive a Kindle Fire tablet. This device is designed for both reading and entertainment and does each of them well. They are giving away the 7" model. One interesting feature of this new model is called "Blue Shade." It works behind the scenes to automatically adjust and optimize the backlight for a more comfortable nighttime reading experience. Simply tap Blue Shade on the quick actions menu to turn on this feature and enjoy your favorite book, news article, app, or any other nighttime activity without straining your eyes. This also reduces the blue light that has been associated with insomnia. 

Please note that this prize can only be shipped to North American addresses.

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

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Giveaway Rules: You may enter one time. 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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.