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April 19, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by our friends at CBD Reformed. As they always do, they are offering five prize packages, each of which will contain several great items:

  • Rare JewelMorning by Morning for Graduates by Charles Spurgeon — Retail price $7.95
  • The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs — Retail Price $9.00
  • ESV Compact Bible, SkyTone Ivy Design — Retail Price $24.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (April 19 - 22) on the following three products:

Those deals are available to anyone, and not just the five winners.

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 12, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
The Good Book Company is again sponsoring Free Stuff Friday. This week they are giving away 5 Sample Packs of both the Soul & CY Courses. There will be 5 winners and each of the winners will receive one of these packs, a $55 value.

Soul is designed for Sr. High and College age/ young adults while CY is designed for Jr. High. But both use Mark’s Gospel to look at who Jesus is, why he came and what it means to follow him. Soul is designed to work with the Soul DVD which features superb production values and a carefully crafted script to present the gospel in an accessible and relevant way.

SoulI had the opportunity this week at TGC13 to host a Youth Ministry Leaders’ panel discussion where they introduced these resources. And, in fact, I have taught the curriculum in its previous version and found it very effective.

The new look for Soul and CY was launched at TGC13 this week with youth evangelist, Nate Morgan Locke. His breakout session was on keeping the gospel central in youth ministry and Soul and CY are tools to help you do that. Watch Nate Morgan Locke’s video introduction to Soul.

If your are not one of the winners of the 5 Starter Packs, The Good Book Company is offering you an opportunity to get these resources at a reduced cost. They are offering you an additional 20% discount off any sample or starter pack, meaning you save a massive 40% on the individual list prices. Use code FSF413 to get this offer.

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 05, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored Zondervan. They are giving away a pretty good prize package here. There will be five winners this week, and each of those winners will receive the following five books:

  • Bound TogetherBound Together by Chris Brauns. “Pastor and author Chris Brauns unpacks the biblical concept of solidarity, that one person can represent many and that our lives are necessarily interconnected with the choices others make. In Bound Together, pastor and author Chris Brauns explains how this truth—which raises questions of fairness and justice—is necessary to fully understand our salvation in Christ.”
  • Center Church by Tim Keller. “Timothy Keller outlines a broad theological vision that connects classical evangelical doctrine to holistic and vibrant ministry expression, particularly in globalized, urbanized settings.”
  • Pilgrim TheologyPilgrim Theology by Michael Horton. “This concise tour of Christian doctrine is an ideal resource for Sunday School, reading groups, church-wide studies, and college courses examining the Christian faith and the Reformed tradition. Based, in part, on Michael Horton’s award-winning The Christian Faith, this new study—Pilgrim Theology—presents the church’s teachings in an accessible manner, while engaging other Christian traditions and contemporary theological issues.”
  • Insourcing by Randy Pope. “Highlighting the successful ‘life-on-life missional discipleship’ practices that his church has refined for over twenty years, Randy Pope inspires pastors and church leaders to leave behind ineffective programs and to stop ‘outsourcing’ the task of discipleship by moving it from the margins of the church back into the mainstream.”
  • Gospel Coach by Scott Thomas and Tom Wood. “To help pastors and other Christian leaders lovingly lead God’s flock to Jesus Christ and fulfill his mission, Scott Thomas and Tom Wood present Gospel Coach, clarifying a process of coaching and shepherding that is rooted in the patterns of the Good Shepherd himself, a process in which leaders stir up the gifts, passions, and callings of others.”

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 29, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by New Growth Press. New Growth Press “publishes gospel-centered and Bible-based materials that empower individuals, families, and churches to grow in their love for God, their love for others, and their ability to bring healing and hope to the world.” Today they are giving away 5 Gospel Story for Kids prize packs. Five winners will each receive a copy of the following 3 books:

I can attest that these are excellent books; I read a chapter of The Gospel Story Bible to my girls every night.

New Growth Press is also offering you a chance to save up to 40% site-wide at newgrowthpress.com. Just use coupon code TC40 to save up to 40% off retail prices on Gospel Story for Kids resources, CCEF minibooks, World Harvest Mission small group resources, and much more. (Note: the offer does not apply to packages). The coupon code is good through Tuesday, April 2 at 5 PM EST.

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 22, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. Crossway is giving away a package of some of their new and interesting books.

Why Cities MatterWhy Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church by Stephen Um and Justin Buzzard. “We live in a unique moment in history. Right now, more people live in urban centers than ever before. This means that we have an unprecedented opportunity to influence the majority of the world through the church in the city. Helping us to make the most of this moment, urban pastors Justin Buzzard and Stephen Um lay out a compelling vision for cultural engagement and church planting in our world’s cities. If you’re looking for motivation to maintain a commitment to the city or for guidance as you consider going all in, this book provides a comprehensive analysis of urban life that informs, instructs, inspires, and answers questions.”

Did Jesus Really Rise from the DeadDid Jesus Really Rise from the Dead?: A Surgeon-Scientist Examines the Evidence by Thomas Miller. “How can a respected scientist believe in the resurrection? Can I trust the Bible’s account that Jesus actually rose from the dead? If the resurrection really occurred, of what importance is it to you and me? Our ready embrace of the authority of science has left many doubting that Jesus’s resurrection was a verifiable, historical event. Yet Thomas Miller, an experienced scientist and well-respected surgeon, challenges the notion that modern medicine has disproved the possibility of the resurrection. Through careful investigation of the evidence and evaluation of its reliability, Dr. Miller demonstrates that science and religion are not incompatible and makes a compelling case for the reality of the resurrection.”

Rhythms of GraceRhythms of Grace: How the Church’s Worship Tells the Story of the Gospel by Mike Cosper. “Is it singing? A church service? All of life? Helping Christians think more theologically about the nature of true worship, Rhythms of Grace shows how the gospel is all about worship and worship is all about the gospel. Mike Cosper ultimately answers the question: What is worship?”

Giveaway Rules: 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 15, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed. They are offering five prize packages this week and each one of them will consist of the following three items:

  • Stott Cross of ChristGod’s High Calling for Women by John MacArthur - Retail price $7.99
  • The Cross of Christ by John Stott - Retail Price $17.99
  • Biblical Eldership: An Urgent Call to Restore Biblical Church Leadership by Alexander Strauch - Retail Price $21.99

Those are three great books! The Cross of Christ seems particularly appropriate as we head toward the Easter season. It is still one of the best treatments of the cross you will ever read.

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (March 15 - 18) on the following three products:

Giveaway Rules: 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 08, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books, a publisher that is a regular sponsor of these giveaways. This week they are giving away five prize packages, each of which contains five books (with a combined value of $86). Each of the winners will receive:

Let me single out just a couple of those titles.

Christ’s Glory, Your Good. Here is a description: “The gospel of Jesus Christ is intimately bound up with the glory of Christ Himself. Moreover, all of the major themes of Christian theology are vitally informed by the person and work of our glorious Lord. Aware of these connections, Ryan McGraw gives us a big-picture view of the gospel that begins with the eternal plan of salvation, moves through the covenants of works and of grace, traces every stage of Christ’s incarnation and work, and concludes with His reign in the church. Throughout the book, careful attention is given to the importance of the Trinitarian nature of God and the believer’s union with Christ. Here is a call to faith in and fellowship with Jesus, demonstrating how the glory of Christ is truly the best news anyone can embrace.”

Building a Godly Home. “For years, William Gouge’s Domestical Duties has stood as the foremost Puritan treatment of Christian family life. Yet due to its size and antiquated expression, it has become almost unknown among current generations of believers. To help revive the usefulness of this classic book, Scott Brown and Joel R. Beeke divided Gouge’s work into three manageable volumes, updated the language to modern standards, and have given it the title Building a Godly Home.” This is the first volume of  what will be a three volume series.

Giveaway Rules: 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 01, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Banner of Truth and they are giving away three great books by Iain Murray. Murray is one of our most important contemporary biographers; he has written several excellent biographies and many other great works besides. Today Banner of Truth is giving away five prize packages, each of which will contain these three books:

  • The Life of Martyn Lloyd-JonesThe Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones
  • The Life of John Murray
  • Spurgeon vs. Hyper Calvinism

The Life of Martyn Lloyd-Jones is a brand new book. The publisher says “This book is a re-cast, condensed and, in parts, re-written version of the author’s two volumes D. Martyn Lloyd- Jones: The First Forty Years (1982) and The Fight of Faith (1990). Since those dates, the life of Dr Lloyd-Jones has been the subject of comment and assessment in many publications and these have been taken into account. The main purpose of this further biography, however, is to put Dr Lloyd-Jones’ life before another generation in more accessible form. The big story is all here.”

Beside this new book, winners will also receive (Iain) Murray’s excellent biography of John Murray along with his important work Spurgeon vs. Hyper Calvinism.

Giveaway Rules: 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.

February 22, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Evangelical Press and they’ve got a pretty good collection of books to give away. They are offering 5 prize packages, each of which will consist of 6 books!

Bitesize BiographiesBitesize Biographies: This growing series from EP Books covers a wide range of Christian history. There is a volume on John Chrysostom (c347-407AD) right up to Martyn Lloyd-Jones and Francis Schaeffer. John Newton and Renee of France (a correspondent of Calvin and a woman largely alone in the troubled Reformation period) are the latest additions to the series. Winners will receive Renee of France by Simonetta Carr, Francis Schaeffer by Mostyn Roberts and John Newton by John Crotts.

How Sermons WorkHow Sermons Work & How to Evaluate Sermons: David Murray and Joel Beeke have written two short but invaluable books that guide the preacher from the nuts and bolts of sermon preparation through to understanding how a sermon should be rightly assessed. Any preacher who has struggled to find a text and then, having preached, been on the emotional rollercoaster from elation to bitter disappointment will find help in these books. Winners will receive both of these books.

Freeing Tangled HeartsFreeing Tangled Hearts: Finally, winners will also receive this brand new volume from Dolores Kimball. “Are you sometimes left confused by the conflicting array of feelings you experience as a woman? Do you let your heart rule your head? In this book Dolores Kimball takes an honest look at our lives as women and urges us not to allow our confusion, our tangled hearts, to rule our lives, but to cast ourselves on the Savior, who alone can change our hearts forever.”

Giveaway Rules: 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.

February 15, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus Publications and they are offering an excellent prize package. There will be five winners and each will win a stack of books. Those books fall into three categories:

God Redeeming His BrideDiscipline in the Church

First up we have a book that has created a bit of stir, God Redeeming His Bride: A Handbook of Church Discipline by Robert Cheong. Many of us find church discipline very difficult, our culture detests it, but our culture is also very quick to spot when the church seems to turn a blind idea to Christians who don’t lead lives consistent with what they profess. This book comes from the authors’ years of experience and also interviews with over 30 pastors from a wide range of geographical and ecclesiastical backgrounds. It results in a book that is very practical – including sample letters to members who fall but also a strong Biblical basis that will make it an indispensable guide to church leaders and members alike.

The Life of God in the Soul of the ChurchFellowship in the Church

Fellowship in church is more than just being friends or a good neighbour to fellow members. It needs to be Christ centred and from the Gospel in order for us to grow together spiritually. This is the message from The Life of God in the Soul of the Church: The Root and Fruit of Spiritual Fellowship by Thabiti Anyabwile, and it is as relevant today, in this world that yearns for real community but doesn’t know where to find it, as it has ever been.

Growing in HolinessDoctrine in the Church

We also have four new titles from the popular Christians Pocket Guide series. Baptism by Robert Letham, Christology by Mark Jones, Justification by Guy Waters and Sanctification by J. V. Fesko are the topics covered. These fantastic little books give you the basics on deep and critical subjects within the Church. They do so in a brief, easy to read format but remain remarkably profound, with the intention of igniting a desire to dig deeper on a subject that catches your interest. Getting these doctrines right will transform individuals and strengthen our churches and these books will be a perfect starting point in that effort.

Giveaway Rules: 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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