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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.

February 08, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed. As they always do, they are offering five prize packages, each of which contains three books:

  • Risk Is RightRisk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than To Waste It by John Piper - Retail price $7.99
  • Life Promises for Eternity: Inspirational Thoughts and Verses by Randy Alcorn - Retail Price $9.99
  • ESV Thinline Bible – Retail Price $14.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (February 8 - 11) 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.

February 01, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is a little bit different from most in that there is not a single sponsor. Rather, this is a “grab bag” giveaway with items donated from several different sponsors. But what’s normal is that there are great prizes to win and there will be 5 winners. Each of the winners will receive:

  • Boys PassageThrough the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon (courtesy of Stephen McCaskell). This is a great collection of quotes from Spurgeon. I wrote this blurb for it: “Read this book to generate thought and reflection. Read it to find the perfect quote for your book or sermon or blog post. Read it and I am certain you will be blessed.”
  • Boy’s Passage, Man’s Journey is a 5-part DVD set featuring Kirk Cameron and Brian Molitor. It includes the DVD and everything else you need. “In five engaging video conversations with father and actor, Kirk Cameron, Brian Molitor teaches how to create and implement a family plan, and more importantly, how to consistently live it and maintain it.” 
  • Will You Be My Facebook Friend? by Tim Chester (courtesy of 10 of Those). “In just a few years, Facebook has gone from nothing to a major feature of modern life. There are over 500 million users, half of whom use it on any given day. There is much that is good about this…social networking brings many benefits…but what about the dangers? Image, identity, idolatry and self–promotion are just some of the challenges that social networking can present. Dr Tim Chester looks at these issues pastorally and biblically, in his usual clear and candid manner. He asks pertinent questions to help us tackle them head on.”
  • Cold Case Christianity by J. Warner Wallace comes courtesy of David C. Cook Publishing. You can read my review of this excellent new book right here.

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.

January 25, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s edition of Free Stuff Fridays is brought to you by Banner of Truth. They have 5 prize packages to give away this week. Each one of them will win a prize package that includes:

  • MacArthurJohn MacArthur: Servant of the Word and Flock by Iain Murray
  • Westminster Confession, Pocket Puritan edition
  • Baptist Confession, Pocket Puritan edition

The idea with these pocket sized confessions is that you can take them with you wherever you go. They can easily fit in your inside jacket pocket, or back pant pocket. The Banner’s great desire is to see men and women who study and love these great doctrinal truths, as they summarize Scripture. Hopefully, because of their small size, these confessions will be used more frequently by Christians, and their understanding of God will grow and lead them to praise. After all, theology should always lead to doxology. Sinclair Ferguson says: “This edition of the Confession of Faith is what our forefathers would have called a Vade Mecum—literally a ‘Go with me’—a book small enough to take anywhere, but substantial enough to be useful everywhere.”

As for Murray’s biography of John MacArthur, it is a good one. I reviewed it here.

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.

January 18, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s edition of Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Bethany House Publishers. They are giving away some pretty good prize packages that include an autographed copy of Al Mohler’s new book The Conviction to Lead, easily one of my favorite books of 2012. There will be five winners this week, and each of them will receive the following:

Here’s a short description of Mohler’s book:

Cultures and organizations do not change without strong leadership. While many leadership books focus on management or administration, the central focus of The Conviction to Lead is on changing minds.

Dr. Mohler was the driving force behind the transformation of Southern Seminary from a liberal institution of waning influence to a thriving evangelical seminary at the heart of the Southern Baptist Convention. Since then he has been one of the most prominent voices in evangelicalism, fighting for Christian principles and challenging secular culture.

Using his own experiences and examples from history, Dr. Mohler demonstrates that real leadership is a transferring of conviction to others, affecting their actions, motivations, intuition, and commitment. This practical guide walks the reader through what a leader needs to know, do, and be in order to affect change.

You can enter the giveaway through this form. (If you don’t see anything, try refreshing your browser)

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.

January 11, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by NeuYear. NeuYear is a beautiful full-year wall calendar that I came across last year; I’ve had one on my wall ever since. It comes in two versions, uncoated (i.e. paper) and dry-erase and is double-sided, portait on one side and landscape on the other. I’m giving away 20 of them today and winners will be able to choose whichever version they prefer.

NeuYearHere are some of its best features:

  • It’s BIG. 27” x 39” - It shows you the whole year at once. You can layout your goals for the year, set future deadlines, and clearly see the passing of time. Also, it has bigger squares so you can write more.
  • NO GAPS. Unlike other calendars, this one has no space between months. The philosophy here is that the week is the currency we think in, so this calendar focuses on presenting 52 weeks, rather than 12 months.
  • It’s BEAUTIFUL. It combines functional features with brilliant aesthetics.
  • TWO IN ONE. Not only all this, but it’s 2 calendars in 1! It has a horizontal orientation that fits perfectly above your desk, or you can flip it over for a vertical orientation that fits perfectly on your door.

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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.

January 04, 2013

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored Moody Publishers, a name you know well, I’m sure. They are offering 5 prize packages this week, and each of them will contain the following 5 new books.

I’ve read several of these books and can tell you that they are well worth reading, so I guess you ought to just go ahead and sign up.

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.

December 28, 2012

Free Stuff Fridays
This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by CBD Reformed. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will win the following 3 books:

  • Delighting in the TrinityDelighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith by Michael Reeves - Retail Price $15.00
  • The Hole in Our Holiness: Filling the Gap Between Gospel Passion and the Pursuit of Godliness by Kevin DeYoung – Retail Price $17.99
  • City of Man: Religion and Politics in a New Era by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner - Retail price $19.99

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (December 28 - 31) on the following three products:

You don’t have to win the prizes to take advantage of those three deals.

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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