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July 26, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CCEF. CCEF sees Scripture and faith to apply profoundly to the details of life. Their vision is to understand and teach how the riches of the gospel impact each of our lives and our efforts to help others. It also believes the body of Christ is God’s primary context to help and transform his people. CCEF’s desire then is to equip the church to be this kind of transforming community. These resources they are giving away represent a spread of issues on Christian life, growth, and ministry.

They are offering 5 great prize packages this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive the following package of books:

In addition, CCEF is offering readers of this site a 50% discount on their audio resources. This includes conference audio on all sorts of topics like suffering, anger, fear, shame, sex, and so on. It also includes audiobooks and other audio items. Click here to see the resources. Use the coupon code “challies50” at checkout between now and Monday to receive the discount.

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.

June 21, 2013

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by our friends at CBD Reformed. They always offer a great prize package and this week is no exception. There will be five winners this week, and each will receive the following three books:

  • Praying the Saviours WayPraying the Saviour’s Way: Let Jesus’ Prayer Reshape Your Prayer Life by Derek Thomas - Retail price $9.99
  • ESV Compact Bible - Retail Price $22.99
  • Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands by Paul Tripp– Retail Price $11.49

Derek Thomas’ book looks like a good one: “Even in today’s post Christian society the Lord’s Prayer remains widely known. Its beauty is that it can beunderstood by a child, but has tremendously profound lessons for those of us who investigate it more deeply. However, our tendency is to allow familiarity to breed complacency. We can repeat the Lord’s Prayer verbatim, but do we ponder its message and follow its example?”

And, of course, Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hand is a classic, “a comprehensive treatment in the lives of others, people who themselves are in need of change. In many ways, the church today has more consumers than committed participants. We see church merely as an event we attend or an organization we belong to, rather than as a calling that shapes our entire life. The author explains how his work follows an ‘all of my people, all of the time model.’ If you followed the Lord for a thousand years, you would still need the ministry of the body of Christ as much as you did the day you first believed. This need will remain until our sanctification is complete in Glory.”

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

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.

June 14, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Revive Our Hearts, which is, of course, the teaching ministry of Nancy Leigh DeMoss. They’ve put together five prize packages, each of which consists of a whole stack of excellent books. Each of this week’s five winners will receive:

  • A Quiet PlaceRevive Our Hearts Trilogy (Holiness, Surrender, and Brokenness)
  • The Quiet Place: Daily Devotional Readings
  • Choosing Gratitude: Your Journey to Joy
  • Choosing Forgiveness: Your Journey to Freedom 
  • Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival

Of all of these, The Quiet Place may be the one that is of most interest to many of you. It is a collection of excellent daily devotionals written specifically for women. “Nancy Leigh DeMoss adapts the core themes of her teaching into a format her fans can enjoy daily—366 portions of rich Bible study and practical applications.”

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.

June 07, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books. They’ve put together five prize packages, each of which consists of five new books. Each of this week’s five winners will receive:

  • A Faith Worth TeachingA Faith Worth Teaching, edited by Jon D. Payne and Sebastian Heck. “In A Faith Worth Teaching, edited by Jon Payne and Sebastian Heck, an array of faithful pastor-scholars celebrate the Heidelberg Catechism on its 450th anniversary with a collection of essays on its dynamic history, rich theology, and fruit-bearing practice that will be an encouragement to pastors and laypersons alike.”
  • Prepared by Grace, for Grace by Joel R. Beeke & Paul M. Smalley “Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley make careful analysis of the Puritan understanding of preparatory grace, demonstrate its fundamental continuity with the Reformed tradition, and identify matters where even the Puritans disagreed among themselves. Clearing away the many misconceptions and associated accusations of preparationism, this study is sure to be the standard work on how the Puritans understood the ordinary way God leads sinners to Christ.”
  • The Life and Times of Arthur Hildersham by Lesley Rowe. “Arthur Hildersham is, to a large extent, a forgotten Puritan. Since Samuel Clarke compiled a thirteen-page account of his life in the seventeenth century, there has been no biography of Hildersham. But during his lifetime, Hildersham was one of the most revered and prominent Puritan figures.”
  • The Best Method of PreachingThe Best Method of Preaching by Petrus van Mastricht. “Dividing the task of preaching into four basic aspects (planning, arrangement, parts of a sermon, and delivery), he gives analysis to show how each is meant to work, gives rules for working through each one, and discusses how each part is to aim at and interact with the affections of the hearers.”
  • Contentment, Prosperity and God’s Glory by Jeremiah Burroughs. “On the surface, it seems unnecessary to instruct someone to be content in times of prosperity. However, times of prosperity and abundance provide some of the strongest temptations to pull our hearts away from God. Jeremiah Burroughs was keenly aware that the riches of this world compete for our affections and challenge our contentment in Christ.”

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 31, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed. As they always do, they’ve put together a great prize package. There will be 5 winners this week and each of the winners will receive the following 3 books:

  • Tough TopicsTough Topics: Biblical Answers to 25 Challenging Questions by Sam Storms - Retail price $19.99. 
  • The Happiness of Heaven by Maurice Roberts - Retail Price $9.99
  • The Truth About Islam by Anees Zaka & Diane Coleman – Retail Price $11.99

Here’s a description of Tough Topics, a book I’m looking forward to reading: “Will there be sex in heaven? Are miraculous gifts for today? Does God ever change His mind? Such difficult questions often intrigue us, readily confuse us, and sometimes disturb us. Drawing on nearly 40 years of teaching and ministry experience, pastor-scholar Sam Storms answers 25 challenging questions Christians are often too afraid to ask, addressing thorny issues ranging from the eternal destiny of infants to the roles of demons and angels. The robust, thoughtful answers provided in Tough Topics offer a helpful alternative to relying on simplistic explanations, and will encourage you in the search for truth and clarity on such tough topics.”

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (May 31 - June 3) on the following three products

Anyone (not just winners) are free to take advantage of those three deals.

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 24, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Ligonier Ministries. Ligonier is giving away five great prizes today—prizes based around their newest teaching series. There will be one grand prize winner and four other winners. Here’s what they will win:

Grand Prize Winner

Parables of JesusThe grand prize winner will receive DVDs of each of these four new teaching series:

That grand prize winner will also receive these four overview series:

Winners 2-5

Why We Trust the BibleThe other four winners will receive DVDs of each of the new teaching series:

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 17, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus. They are giving some great prize packages this week. There will be five winners and each of them will receive these five new books.

Kingdom ComeKingdom Come: The Amillennial Alternative by Sam Storms - Described by Kevin De Young as “the standard bearer for Amillennialism for years to come.” Kingdom Come offers an alternative and a biblical rationale to the widely held view of Premillennialism: that Christ’s return will be followed by 1,000 years before the final judgement. This book reveals that this is not the only option for Christians. This is a substantial work which will challenge and encourage. Storms explain the belief that the 1,000 years mentioned in the book of Revelation is symbolic, with the emphasis being the King and his Kingdom. So that even those who remain unconvinced will need to reckon with the powerful case made for Amillennialism by reading this work.

Supernatural Living for Natural People: The Life-giving Message of Romans 8 by Ray Ortlund. This exposition of Romans 8 weaves together both truth and application, both theology and the realities of everyday life. Romans 8 is a favourite of many Christians, it contains verse after verse of spiritual gold. This book enhances our appreciation and understanding of the chapter and through it, we will be thoroughly revitalised.

The AscensionThe Ascension: Humanity in the Presence of God by Tim Chester. The story of the Ascension in the Bible is the story of the one man who made it into Heaven for us, to present his finished works to God the Father on our behalf. This is the story of Jesus the man in God’s presence. The Ascension is a small book on a big doctrine, who is this ascended Jesus? He is King, Priest and man and is still at work for us in our everyday lives today.

The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord by R.A. Finlayson. Look on the bookshelf of many Scottish Christians and you will find an old, battered copy of this classic book, little known outside of Scotland, by the Scottish Theologian R A Finlayson. Re-released to a much wider audience and introduced by Carl Trueman, this tremendously profound book explores the significance and mystery of the cross in a compelling and powerful way.

66 Books One Story66 Books One Story: A Family Guide to Every Book of the Bible by Paul Reynolds. This is an excellent resource for children, parents and churches alike. The Bible has one author - God - so we need to see the Bible as a whole, as God’s Word. In this Bible overview each book of the Bible is summarised; background given; themes and theology explained, while detailing the thread of Salvation History running through them all. It can equip both children and their parents in their ambition to know the Bible and Christ in a much more informed and loving manner. 

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 10, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsored by Truth for Life. Truth for Life is, of course, the Bible-teaching ministry of Alistair Begg. They are offering a great prize package. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of the winners will receive all of these items:

TFL Package

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 03, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays sponsored by Moody Publishers. They have packaged up a collection of brand new books for you. There will be five winners this week and each of the winners will receive these four books:

  • Bible SavvyThe Bible Savvy Series by James Nicodem. “Made up of four individual volumes (Epic, Foundation, Context, and Walk), Bible Savvy is a foundational resource for those wanting to better understand the Bible. From the whole storyline of the Bible to personal application and how to live it, this set of four accessible books is an ideal resource for small groups, Sunday school classes, youth groups, and individuals seeking to increase their breadth of knowledge about God’s word.”
  • Thrive by Lina AbuJamra. “Despite what many people think, singleness is not a disease. It’s not the lesser option. Singleness is God’s gift to you today. In Thrive, Lina AbuJamra - who has been single for over 40 years - will show you how you can make a difference with your life right now instead of sitting around waiting for something to happen to you. If you’re ready to figure out what God has to say about singleness instead of relying on your own feelings and conclusions, this book is for you.
  • Cassie and Caleb Discover God’s Wonderful Design by Susan Hunt and Richie Hunt. “Boys and girls, from 5 to 8 years of age, will love the fun world of Cassie and Caleb, two energetic and inquisitive children discovering the beauty of God’s wonderful design. Through twenty beautifully illustrated short stories, followed by an interactive time between parent and child, your children will learn: The creational principle that “God created man in his own image … male and female he created them” is extraordinary! That Jesus is in all of Scripture. The Bible is not a collection of disconnected stories; it is the one big story of the Triune God redeeming His people.” And more…
  • The Church Planting Wife by Christine Hoover. “In The Church Planting Wife, Hoover explores and encourages the hearts of her readers while teaching what it means to have heart prepared for this unique ministry. As the wife of a church planter, she knows well the highs and lows; glories and despairs. Christine speaks with clarity and poignancy to the reader about what it looks like to be part of the church planting ministry and to grow a heart that wholly reflects Jesus.”

If you’d like to take a shot at winning them, all you need to do is fill in your name and email address 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.

April 26, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Frontline Ministries. 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.

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