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November 15, 2013

Off-Set
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by a new sponsor that I think may be of interest to you. OFF-SET Fundraising is a group of designers and artists making beautiful things well and offering them as a resource for Christian ministries. View the full product catalogue and sign up for your no cost fundraiser at www.off-set.ca. They are giving away some great greeting cards. There will be 5 winners this week and each will receive 4 boxes of letterpress greeting cards.

  • Love Has Come - 10 Pack
  • Strength for Today - 10 Pack
  • He Heals the Broken Hearted - 10 Pack
  • Thank You Flower - 10 Pack

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.

November 08, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Banner of Truth. They are giving away a selection of books that I think will be of interest to you. There will be five winners this week, and each of the winners will receive these three books:

CatechizingCatechizing Our Children: The Whys and Hows of Teaching the Shorter Catechism Today, by Terry Johnson (paperback, 80 pages). Communicating the faith to children is one of the great responsibilities of Christian parents. In this book, Terry Johnson, a father as well as a pastor, shows how the Shorter Catechism can be of great help to parents facing this vital task. Concise, brief, informative, and above all practical, this book will be a great help and a most useful guide to parents and grandparents, pastors and Sunday-school teachers.

The AtonementThe Atonement: In its Relations to the Covenant, the Priesthood, the Intercession of Our Lord, by Hugh Martin (Clothbound, 248 pages). ‘…it is wonderful medicine for the Christian mind and will open up new veins of evangelical truth for preachers to mine. Perhaps for some it will provide even entirely new land on which to graze. In today’s context it is scarcely possible to over-estimate how valuable [Hugh Martin’s] work is.’ – John & Sinclair Ferguson. The Atonement is the most significant contribution to the Christian church by Hugh Martin, an author of extraordinary penetration and great power. At a time when the preaching of the cross has been displaced from many pulpits by talk about man, and where experience-orientated theology has come to reign, Martin’s exposition of the atonement is a book that demands attention

This God Our GodThis God Our God: Creator, Judge, Saviour, by Archibald G. Brown (paperback, 264 pages). ‘Our God is a God of might, and a God of right, and a God of mercy, and a God of truth. On these four attributes, as on four massive blocks of granite, does the soul venture safely to build her eternal hopes.’ — Archibald G. Brown. Preached during the course of his long ministry in London, these sermons were heard by thousands and then read avidly by multitudes who prized his faithful presentation of the ‘gospel of the grace of God’.

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.

November 01, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus and they are offering a selection of brand new books for you, including one by John Piper you haven’t even heard of yet. They have five prize packages to give away and each of them will contain the following three books:

Five Points PiperFive Points by John Piper. “Piper says he wrote this book from his own longing to know God and enjoy God. “Yes, the more you know him and love him and trust him, the more you long to know him,” Imagine being able to chat over a meal with John Piper about the five points of Calvinism. That’s pretty much what you get in this book: a clear statement of these life-changing truths delivered with warm pastoral sensitivity in a conversational style. You won’t find yourself being browbeaten. Instead, you’ll find yourself invited to marvel at God’s wonderful grace. The only thing missing is the meal.” (Tim Chester ~ Co-Director of the Porterbrook Network and pastor of the Crowded House, Sheffield)

Living By Revealed TruthLiving By Revealed Truth by Tom Nettles. “Tom Nettles has spent more than 15 years working on this magisterial biography of Charles Haddon Spurgeon, a mountain - a massive figure on the evangelical landscape.  Nettles takes us into the heart of Charles Spurgeon’s conviction and his pastoral theology. This is a book that will encourage, educate, and bless its readers. More than merely a biography. Fresh and unique, this book will be enjoyable to laymen, profitable to pastors, and indispensable for scholars. Nettles’ volume now takes an honoured place among the most valuable of all resources pertaining to the Prince of Preachers.” (Don Whitney ~ Associate Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky)

Isaac WattsIsaac Watts by Graham Beynon. “Isaac Watts one of the best-known Hymn-Writers in history, who wrote one of the most famous hymns in history “When I survey the Wondrous Cross”.  Brought up in a non-conformist church and family, Isaac Watts knew what it was to be a pastor whilst also battling prolonged periods of illness. Leading a life, that like us all, was not without difficulty or controversy, he was able to write Hymns of almost unparalleled depth and beauty, though they were often remained unappreciated by his own congregation. This fascinating study considers his life, writings and continuing influence on Christians today, in a way that will illuminate and inspire.”

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.

October 18, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway and they are offering a selection of brand new books for you. They have five prize packages to give away and each of them will contain the following three books:

  • JosephJoseph and the Gospel of Many Colors by Voddie Baucham. “We think we know the story of Joseph—the young man sold into slavery by his own brothers before rising to immense power over all of Egypt. But is it possible that we’ve missed the real story behind the story? In Joseph and the Gospel of Many Colors, Voddie Baucham Jr. helps us to understand the crucial role that the story of Joseph plays in redemptive history. Engaging and thoughtful, this book will help you read the Bible from a Christ-centered perspective and revitalize your love for God—the true hero of history.”
  • Meaning of SexWhat Is the Meaning of Sex? by Denny Burk. “Sex. We live in a world that loves it without understanding it. This book clearly explains the truth about sex and winsomely responds to society’s evolving views on human sexuality and gender. From marriage to birth control, homosexuality to singleness, What is the Meaning of Sex? sets forth a distinctly Christian perspective, equipping you to engage our confused culture with a God-glorifying vision of human sexuality.”
  • Found in HimFound in Him by Elyse Fitzpatrick. “Everyone, Christians included, knows what it’s like to feel isolated and alone. We’ve all wondered if anyone really understands us or truly cares about our lives. The good news is that we aren’t alone, and the gospel tells us why: Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth to be forever united with his people—to be one of us.”

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.

October 11, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Statements, sister company to Missional Wear. They are offering 5 prizes, each of which is a $50 gift certificate to their store.

Christian StatementsChristian Statements offers removable decorative wall vinyl with a focus on scripture verses, inspirational phrases and quotes from your favorite theologians. They are ideal for making a statement in your home, church or place of business. You can see their best sellers right here. If you guys aren’t as interested in decor, you may still want to win it for your wife or pastor/ministry leader!

Finally, to celebrate October being Pastor Appreciation month, you can use the coupon code PASTOR to receive 15% off any order this month.

Christian Statements
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.

October 04, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Frontline Missions. This is an amazing ministry that produces the Dispatches from the Front DVD series—a series I love. Here is what the ministry is all about:

Dispatches from the FrontFrontline’s key objective is to advance the Gospel, forming vibrant, Word-centered, disciple-making churches, especially in those regions of the world that have the least Light. We are driven by the same desire that animated the apostle Paul who said it was always his ambition to preach the Gospel where Christ was not known (Romans 15:20). We pursue this goal by equipping Christians on the frontlines to reach their own people for Christ, by forming strategic partnerships with them, and by developing creative platforms in countries closed to traditional missions.

They are giving away 5 prize packages and each package will contain all 6 episodes of Dispatches From the Front. Here is the trailer for the most recent episode:

These films are a great way to experience life at the frontline of missions. The most recent episode is the best one yet, offering a fascinating glimpse into life in a land that is in so many ways closed to the gospel. 

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.

September 27, 2013

Just to mix it up a little bit and to keep us all on our toes, I thought I’d sponsor this Free Stuff Fridays all on my own. I’ve got some gift certificates to Westminster Books that I’d like to give to someone who can put them to good use. So, there will be three winners this week, and each of those winners will receive a $100 gift certificate to Westminster Books. It’s that simple! Sign up and you could win…

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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September 20, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by our friends at CBD Reformed. As they always do, they are offering 5 prizes this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive these 3 books:

  • Crazy BusyCrazy Busy: A (Mercifully) Short Book about a (Really) Big Problem by Kevin DeYoung (Retail Price $11.99)
  • Living in the Light of Inextinguishable Hope: The Gospel According to Joseph by Iain Duguid (Retail Price $14.99)
  • The Bookends of a Christian Life by Jerry Bridges (Retail Price $12.99)

You may also want to take a look at a few of the books they have on sale over the next few days:

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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September 13, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by our friends at Reformation Heritage Books. And they are offering a pretty good prize. There will be 5 winners this week and each of them will receive 5 books which together retail for $92! Here’s the package:

Gospel CallThe Gospel Call and True Conversion by Paul Washer (Recovering the Gospel Series) “The apostle Paul gave the gospel the first place in his preaching, endeavored with all his might to proclaim it clearly, and even went so far as to pronounce a curse upon all those who would pervert its truth. Yet how sad it is that many, even among those considering themselves evangelicals, have reduced the gospel message to a few trite statements to be repeated, and view conversion as a mere human decision. In The Gospel Call and True Conversion, Paul Washer challenges such easy believism as he examines the real meaning of things like faith, repentance, and receiving Christ. He also deals extensively with the effects of saving grace that God promises in the new covenant; namely, the creation of new hearts and new people.”

Compassionate Jesus: Rethinking the Christian’s Approach to Modern Medicine by Christopher Bogosh “In an age of scientific advancement and specialization, many Christians turn to medical professionals to direct them in stewardship of their bodies. While in many ways the advancements of medical science are a blessing, they are also largely driven by a secular mindset that, though it appears compassionate and to proclaim hope, is actually often subversive of genuine compassion and our hope in Christ. In Compassionate Jesus, Christopher Bogosh calls Christians to examine the pervasive ‘prolong life at all costs’ mentality against biblical principles of care and compassion that are rooted in Christ. This is a call to enter into medical situations trusting in God’s sovereign care and the power of prayer. It is hoped that this book will begin a long-needed discussion among Christians about how we relate to modern medicine, encouraging us to allow the gospel to inform the way we engage the healthcare system.”

AnselmAnselm of Canterbury by Simonetta Carr (Christian Biographies for Young Readers) “While he would have preferred the simple, quiet life of the monastery-teaching, reading, thinking, and writing about God-Anselm of Canterbury spent much of his life dealing with powerful kings, consulting with popes, and serving reluctantly as archbishop of Canterbury. Through Anselm’s story, Simonetta Carr teaches what life was like in medieval Western Europe. Young readers will learn of the tempestuous relationship between church and state during this era and the significance of Anselm’s writings about why God became man and the relationship between faith and reason.”

The Beauty and Glory of the Father edited by Joel R. Beeke. This is the third collection of essays on the Trinity. Contributors: Bart Elshout, Jerry Bilkes, Derek Thomas, William VanDoodewaard, Paul Smalley, Joel Beeke, David Murray, Burk Parsons, and Ryan McGraw.

A Labor of LoveA Labor of Love: Puritan Pastoral Priorities by Stephen J. Yuille “Driven by the desire to be successful, pastors are tempted to judge their ministries by the worldly standards of power, prestige, privilege, and prosperity. In contrast, J. Stephen Yuille reorients our understanding of pastoral ministry by presenting a standard of excellence measured by faithfulness, humility, and submission to God-even when the results look unsuccessful in the eyes of the world. Drawing from the Puritan minister George Swinnock, Yuille expands on a list of sixteen heartfelt desires that Swinnock expressed for his own pastoral ministry. Yuille’s reflections on these timeless priorities are full of biblical insights and pastoral wisdom. The book ends with Swinnock’s farewell sermon to his congregation, which serves as an encouraging example for all pastors who desire to love their people in Christ. This book is a valuable guide for pastors as they seek to labor and love in the service of Christ.”

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 Thursday at noon.

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September 06, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Rare Document Traders. They offered me an amazing prize this week! It is a sermon manuscript page from a Charles Spurgeon sermon preached at the Metropolitan Tabernacle on Sunday, May 5, 1889. The page is heavily amended by the Prince of preachers himself before the sermon went to the printers.

It comes with the sermon manuscript page, as well as a printed page giving the sermon text itself and title, a picture suitable for framing and a certificate of validation and authenticity from Spurgeon’s College in London (see an example). I recently purchased one of these myself as a gift for a friend, so can attest that it’s genuine.

Let me explain just a little bit. When Spurgeon preached, someone would immediately transcribe the sermon. That transcription was passed to Spurgeon who would often make a few changes to it before sending it off to be printed and distributed. Here is how it happened:

At the Tabernacle a shorthand writer was always in attendance to take down the sermon as delivered…

The sermon, written out in longhand by the reporter, was taken to C. H. Spurgeon’s house, and early on Monday morning he commenced to revise it, first of all glancing at the number of folios to see whether the discourse were longer or shorter than usual, whether he would have to cut it down or write some additional matter to bring it to the required length. On one occasion, at least, the preacher was found by the servants at work upon the manuscript as early as four o’clock in the morning, and sometimes, when he had preaching engagements in the country on Monday (necessitating an early departure), he has been compelled, on Sunday night, after returning weary from the day’s labors at the Tabernacle, to begin revising the shorthand writer’s manuscript then. The work could not be left till Tuesday, and C. H. Spurgeon used playfully to remark that the earth itself would cease to revolve if the sermon did not come out every Thursday morning.

After the preacher had made the alterations and corrections which he considered necessary upon the manuscript, he used to hand it over to his private secretary for the verification of quotations, the proper punctuation of the matter, etc., and when about a third was ready, a messenger would take that installment post-haste to the printers, returning later for the remainder. By this time it was usually late in the afternoon, for the work was done thoroughly, and after tea the preacher had to hurry off to the Tabernacle for the weekly prayer meeting, which was sometimes followed by another engagement.

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