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May 09, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Banner of Truth. They are offering five great prize packages this week. Each of them contains four books, two on Roman Catholicism and two that are new releases. Here is the list:

WebsterSalvation, the Bible & Roman Catholicism by William Webster. “Why are there Roman Catholic and Protestant Churches? Is there any reason why a disagreement about doctrine which took place almost 500 years ago should continue to divide people today? In Salvation, The Bible, and Roman Catholicism William Webster explores the answers to these and other questions as he plainly and equitably guides the reader through major doctrinal differences. In doing so he appeals both to authoritative Roman Catholic documents and to the Bible.”

RomeFar From Rome, Near to God by Richard Bennet. “This book contains the moving testimonies of fifty priests who found their way, by the grace of God, out of the labyrinth of Roman Catholic theology and practice into the light of the gospel of Christ. But this is not a narrowly polemical work, nor is its relevance limited to the ongoing controversy between Rome and the churches of the Reformation. The love and concern felt by the former priests for those they left behind, and their fervent desire that they too should experience the joy and peace of salvation in Christ are seen throughout.”

HeidelbergThe Heidelberg Catechism (Gift Edition). William VanDoodewaard writes, “The Heidelberg Catechism follows the pattern of the Epistle to the Romans. It opens with the question ‘What is your only comfort in life and in death?’, and then examines the realities of human sin and misery (Rom. 1-3:20); salvation in Christ, including faith and repentance (Rom. 3:21-11:36); and the Christian life of thankful obedience in response to God’s grace in Christ (Rom. 12-16). The catechism stands as a faithful testimony to the ancient Christian faith in its scripturally derived shape and content, and further expressed in its exposition and application of the Apostles’ Creed, the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the Ten Commandments, and the Lord’s Prayer.”

SpurgeonChrist’s Glorious Achievements by C.H. Spurgeon. Michael Reeves writes, “If you have never read anything of Spurgeon before, this book is for you, and a treat awaits you. If you want to press in to know Christ better, to know all he is for you and what he has done for you, read this.”

Again, there are 5 prizes to win, so get in on that draw!

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below. (If you receive this by email, you will need to visit challies.com to enter.)

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.

May 02, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Shepherd Press, a name you know, I’m sure. Shepherd Press is giving away some great books this week. There will be 5 winners and each of the winners will receive each of the following:

  • Assurance DVDCrucifying Morality: The Gospel of the Beatitudes by R.W. Glenn. ”Crucifying Morality walks through Matthew 5:1-12, where Jesus doesn’t prescribe what ought to be in order to experience God’s grace, but describes what is true of people who understand the grace of God.”
  • Assurance: Know You Are Saved DVD by R.W. Glenn, Brian Hedges & Todd Friel. “If you fear that you might not actually be a Christian, join Todd Friel and Pastors RW Glenn and Brian Hedges as they gently lead you through the process of examining yourself to see if you are in the faith. Your Christian walk should be joy filled, not worry laden. Working through this issue can be challenging, but the process is worth the effort as you will know for certain that you are His child.”
  • Christ Formed in You: The Power of the Gospel for Personal Change by Brian G. Hedges. “Christ Formed in You is a book about spiritual formation, the “grace-driven developmental process in which the soul grows in conformity to the image of Christ.” The acid test of all spiritual formation is this: Are you becoming more like Jesus? Are the contours of your character being shaped by his image, formed in his likeness?”
  • Active Spirituality: Grace and Effort in the Christian Life by Brian G. Hedges. “In Active Spirituality, Brian Hedges allows us to read someone else’s mail — a series of warm pastoral letters, written to a young Christian, about the paradox of grace and effort in the life of faith. The wisdom in the letters makes clear that it is both: trying and trusting, running and resting, dependence on grace and exerting disciplined effort. This balance is not about getting my doctrine right, but is key to living a healthy Christian life.”

Again, there are 5 prizes to win, so get in on that draw!

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below. (If you receive this by email, you will need to visit challies.com to enter.)

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.

April 25, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed. As they always do, they are giving away 5 prize packages this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive the following 3 books:

  • Prodigal GodThe Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian Faith by Timothy Keller - Retail price $15.00
  • ESV Compact Bible, Imitation Leather - Retail Price $24.99
  • Crossroads: Navigating Your Calling and Career by Colin Creel – Retail Price $12.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (April 25 - 28) on the following three products:

Again, there are 5 prizes to win, so get in on that draw!

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below. (If you receive this by email, you will need to visit challies.com to enter.)

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.

April 18, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by a first-time sponsor: Lamplight Prints. Lamplights was founded in 2013 by two women who love Jesus, love His Word, and love their families. As part of their desire to do what Deuteronomy 6 instructs, they wanted to find interesting and attractive ways of placing Scripture in their home. They put together a great and ongoing collection of prints based around Bible verses.

There will be 5 winners this week, and each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to purchase anything they want from the Lamplight Prints store. Here are just a couple of examples:

Redeemer Lives

Perfect Way

For now, browse the site and enter the draw. If you are one of the winners, I will notify you next week.

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below. (If you receive this by email, you will need to visit challies.com to enter.)

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.

April 11, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Kregel. Their giveaway is meant to counter How Jesus Became God, a new book by Bart Ehrman. Where Ehrman continues to insist that Jesus was not divine and, in fact, never claimed divinity, these books will give you confidence that Jesus is, indeed, the very Son of God. They are giving away 5 prizes this week, and each prize will contain the following 3 volumes:

  • Putting Jesus In His PlacePutting Jesus in His Place by Robert M. Bowman Jr. & J. Ed Komoszewski. “The central theological distinctive of Christianity—that Jesus is God incarnate—has repeatedly come under fire from adherents to other religions and scholars who interpret Jesus as a prophet, angel, or guru. Putting Jesus in His Place is designed to introduce Christians to the wealth of biblical teaching on the deity of Christ. Using evidence from the New Testament, this book helps readers appreciate the significance of Christ’s deity in a personal relationship with Him, and gives them the confidence to share the truth about Jesus with others.”
  • Jesus the Messiah by Herbert W. Bateman IV, Gordon H. Johnston & Darrell L. Bock. “Few books have sought to exhaustively trace the theme of Messiah through all of Scripture, but this book does so with the expert analysis of three leading evangelical scholars. For the Bible student and pastor, Jesus the Messiahpresents a comprehensive picture of both scriptural and cultural expectations surrounding the Messiah, from an examination of the Old Testament promises to their unique and perfect fulfillment in Jesus’ life. Students of the life of Christ will benefit from the authors’ rich understanding of ancient biblical culture and pastors will find an indispensable help for understanding the unity and importance of the ancient promise of Messiah. This handsome volume will be a ready reference on Messiah for years to come.”
  • A Reader’s Lexicon of the Apostolic Fathers edited by Daniel Wallace. “The apostolic fathers (late first century to mid second century) are early and important links to apostolic Christianity, although there is vigorous debate regarding their connection with the normative teachings of the primitive church. This new reference work, designed to be used alongside Michael Holmes’s third edition of the Apostolic Fathers (Baker, 2007) makes these vital writings more accessible by providing students with contextually sensitive glosses of words that occur fewer than thirty times in the New Testament. These definitions are presented in the order in which they occur in the texts, along with the frequency of the word in the book, to facilitate a seamless reading process. This work will spur many students of the New Testament to explore the writings of the apostolic fathers and wrestle with their content, theology, praxis, use of the New Testament, and devotion to the risen Lord.”

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below. (If you receive this by email, you will need to visit challies.com to enter.

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.

April 04, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by ChristianAudio. They are giving away 5 great prize packages today, and each of those prizes contains 4 excellent audio books. I’ve read them all and highly recommend them all. The 5 winners will all receive:

  • Taking God at His WordTaking God at His Word by Kevin DeYoung. “Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches? With his characteristic wit and clarity, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung has written an accessible introduction to the Bible that answers important questions raised by Christians and non-Christians. This book will help you understand what the Bible says about itself and the key characteristics that contribute to its lasting significance. Avoiding technical jargon, this winsome volume will encourage you to read and believe the Bible—confident that it truly is God’s word.”
  • The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert by Rosaria Butterfield. “Rosaria, by the standards of many, was living a very good life. She had a tenured position at a large university in a field for which she cared deeply. She owned two homes with her partner, in which they provided hospitality to students and activists that were looking to make a difference in the world. In the community, Rosaria was involved in volunteer work. At the university, she was a respected advisor of students and her department’s curriculum. Then, in her late 30’s, Rosaria encountered something that turned her world upside down—the idea that Christianity, a religion she had regarded as problematic and sometimes downright damaging, might be right about who God was…”
  • Double Play by Ben & Julianna Zobrist. “All-Star player Ben Zobrist (Tampa Bay Rays), considered one of the best all-around players in baseball, writes about the importance of his faith, life, and athletic career in Double Play. Written with his wife, Christian singer Julianna Zobrist, and Mike Yorkey, the book gives fans a first look into the heart of an athlete whose talent and devotion to God, family, and baseball make him one of the most loveable figures in the Major League today.”
  • Wherever I Wind UpWherever I Wind Up by R.A. Dickey. “An English Lit major at the University of Tennessee, Dickey is as articulate and thoughtful as any professional athlete in any sport-and proves it page after page, as he provides fresh and honest insight into baseball and a career unlike any other. Sustained by his profound Christian faith, the love of his wife and children, and a relentless quest for self-awareness and authenticity, the immensely likable Dickey details his transformation from a reckless, risk-taking loner to a grounded, life-affirming big leaguer. He emerged as one of the premier pitchers in the National League in 2010-and the knuckleballing embodiment of the wonders that perseverance and human wisdom can produce.”

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below.

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.

March 28, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Tyndale House Publishers. They are offering 5 great prize packages this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive copies of the following 3 books. As it happens, I know both of these authors and highly recommend their books.

Preparing Teens for CollegePreparing Your Teens for College (Alex Chediak, 2014) is about getting teens ready to enter the world with the faith, character, and maturity to be successful. College has never been more expensive, and too many of our children are starting but never finishing: 44 percent of those who enter a four-year college will not graduate in six years. And 71 percent of those who start two-year degrees will not complete them within three years. The truth is that thriving at college begins before they get there–with what you do as moms, dads, pastors, teachers, and mentors. Academic and professional success flow from character and maturity. And character and maturity flow from a God-mastered life. Preparing Your Teens for College is about helping you raise teens who understand the biblical message and are committed to putting away childishness, embracing responsibility, pursuing godly relationships, practicing moral purity, aiming for academic excellence, working unto the Lord, and honoring God in every aspect of their lives.

Thriving at CollegeThriving at College (Alex Chediak, 2011). Going to college can be exciting, anxiety inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student. Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers. Most important, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.

Money Possessions EternityMoney, Possessions, and Eternity (Randy Alcorn, 2003). Randy Alcorn is someone who knows what it means to live as if all our possessions are ultimately on loan from God. In 1990 Alcorn was part of a non-violent protest outside an abortion clinic that led to Randy’s being arrested and having a multimillion-dollar court settlement levied against him. What this meant practically for Randy is he couldn’t earn more than a minimum wage for the rest of his life. His book royalties go directly to ministries. Randy is a perfect guide to what the Bible says about money and possessions. He has painstakingly studied the Bible on this subject, and he challenges readers head-on about materialism and prosperity theology, debt, and real Christian stewardship. He encourages Christians to use their resources for things that have eternal significance. This is a great book to study with a group.

For the next seven days, through April 4, purchase two or more of his books on Alex Chediak’s website (see the top of the right sidebar.), at least one of which is Preparing Your Teens for College, and he’ll refund 10% of your item total back to you on PayPal within 24 hours of your purchase. Just write the code “Challies FSF” where it says “add special instructions to the seller” on the “Pay Now” page on Paypal.

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below.

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.

March 21, 2014

With a new Friday comes a new edition of Free Stuff Fridays. Can you believe this is 250th edition of Free Stuff Fridays? Fittingly, this week’s giveaway in sponsored by CBD Reformed, probably the most consistent of all the sponsors. As they always do, CBD Reformed is offering a great prize package. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of those winners will receive each of the following 3 books:

  • A Loving LifeA Loving Life: In a World of Broken Relationships by Paul Miller - Retail Price $12.99
  • What’s Your Worldview?  An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions by James Anderson - Retail Price $10.99
  • The First and Second Epistles to the Thessalonians by Leon Morris - Retail price $28.00

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (March 21 - 24) on the following three products:

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below.

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.

March 14, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by New Growth Press. They are offering a great selection of books this week. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of the winners will receive the following 3 books plus 5 minibooks of their choice.

  1. Running ScaredA Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You by Paul Tripp. “Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God’s bigger kingdom. The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their ‘little kingdom’ attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God’s expansive and soul-freeing eternal quest. Tripp demonstrates through sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be “glory junkies;” those whose visionary lives are governed by God’s grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self-interested confines.”
  2. Loving Well: Even If You Haven’t Been by Winston Smith. “Trade in Your Bad Relationship Habits for Something Better. Distance. Resentment. Avoidance. You want to love your family, neighbors, and coworkers. But all too often something goes wrong, and you find yourself tearing down the relationships you wanted to build. Are you doomed to keep repeating the same relationship mistakes? William P. Smith explains that destructive relationship patterns no longer need to control you. Experiencing God’s love will change you, so you can trade your bad relationship habits for real love.”
  3. Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest by Edward Welch. “Edward T. Welch reveals God’s plan for encouraging those in the grips of fear. One of the haunting dilemmas of the human condition is that fear is “an inescapable feature of earthly life.” Every person who has lived on this earth has encountered fear. Tragically, for this reason our race for the good life finds us all too often “running scared.” In his new release, Running Scared, Edward T. Welch investigates the roots of fear in the human soul and the ramifications of living in the grips of anxiety, worry, and dread.”

Each winner will also be able to choose any 5 minibooks. The minibooks deal with a wide variety of important issues.

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below.

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.

March 07, 2014

This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. They are offering a great selection of books this week. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of the winners will receive the following 5 books:

CaptivatedCaptivated by Thabiti Anyabwile. Mike McKinley says, “This little book is a wonderful guide for those who would like to ‘stare’ for a while at the meaning of Christ’s suffering and resurrection for His people. It is a great resource both for new believers wanting to learn more about the crucifixion as well as long-time saints who want a fresh perspective on familiar events. Be prepared to understand your Bible better and love Jesus more after reading Captivated!” (learn more or watch an introductory video)

Spiritual WarfareSpiritual Warfare by Brian Borgman & Rob Ventura. Voddie Baucham Jr. writes, “Spiritual Warfare is thoughtful, biblical, theological, accessible, and impactful. The book is exegetical and expository without feeling like a commentary or running homily. In it, authors Borgman and Ventura make much of Christ and what He has done without negating the reality of our adversary and the real danger he presents, as well as our call to faith, righteousness, prayer, and perseverance that flows directly from our Savior’s finished work. What a timely, refreshing, encouraging, convicting, and empowering book! I can’t wait to get it in front of our people.” (learn more)

Life in ChristLife in Christ by Jeremy Walker. Brian Croft writes, “One of the most neglected topics of our day happens to be one of the most essential aspects of our Christian lives—our union with Christ. You will be grateful to know that this gaping hole is being wonderfully filled with Jeremy Walker’s new book, Life in Christ. Jeremy writes with a theological precision, exegetical clarity, and pastoral sensitivity that promise this book to be a very useful resource not just for those seeking to grow more in Christ but even unbelievers needing to know why Christ is to be so treasured.   Read this book and prepare to be amazed afresh of what it means for us as sinners to be in Christ and partakers of his heavenly reward.” (learn more)

John Knox by Simonetta Carr. The publisher says, “From armed bodyguard to galley slave, from loving husband and father to fiery preacher, John Knox was moved by a relentless passion for the honor of God and the purity of His truth and worship. Yet when he was a schoolboy growing up in the small Scottish town of Haddington, he could never have imagined that he would become a major leader of the powerful movement that transformed Scotland into one of the most committed Protestant countries in the world. Simonetta Carr tells the story of how this great Reformer, whose life began humbly, in a faraway, mysterious part of the world, influenced the church and its beliefs far beyond the borders of Scotland, shaping our thinking still today.” (learn more)

MillerAn Able and Faithful Ministry: Samuel Miller and the Pastoral Office by James Garretson. Carl Trueman says, “An Able and Faithful Ministry by James Garretson is not only a moving portrait of one of the great nineteenth-century Presbyterian pastors and thinkers but also a stimulus to practical reflection on how the traditional ordinary-means-of-grace model of church and pastor can be applied today. A wonderful volume.” (learn more)

Enter to Win

Again, there are 5 prize packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below.

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.

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