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September 04, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is packed full of books from Christian Focus Publications, a publisher you know well, I am sure. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of those winners will receive the following package of books.

HeldHeld in Honor: Wisdom for Your Marriage from Voices of the Past by Robert L. Plummer, Matthew D. Haste "Are you ever disappointed in your spouse? Do you fight? Do you disagree about money, sex, or in-laws? What if the very struggles you are facing were addressed by thoughtful Christians hundreds of years ago? In Held in Honor, you will find 50 devotional reflections on marriage carefully selected from 2,000 years of church history. Alongside each inspiring historical quote is a brief introduction to the person quoted and an accompanying biblical reflection."

Helopoulos A Neglected Grace: Family Worship in the Christian Home by Jason Helopoulos. "Pastor Jason Helopoulos calls parents and church leaders to reclaim the practice of family worship. This indispensable means of grace directs our children to seek Christ daily, preparing them to go out into the world as fully functioning Christian adults, who love Christ and see all of life in relation to Him." Kevin DeYoung says, "I know first-hand that he writes as one who takes seriously all the challenges and all the opportunities fleshed out in this excellent book. The 'neglected grace' of family worship is not neglected in his home."

Motyer Isaiah by the Day: A New Devotional Translation by Alec Motyer. "These daily devotionals are birthed from a lifetime of study on the prophecy of Isaiah. Day by day you will be provided with passages from Isaiah and an opportunity to explore the passage further. Take time to acquaint yourself with these passages from God's Word and treasure them in your heart. Also coming soon from Alec Motyer is Psalms by the Day (January 2016)

18 words18 Words: The Most Important Words you will Ever Know by J. I. Packer. "If the modern world can be characterised by one thing it is probably the enormous increase in the number of words around - but that increase has also been accompanied by a seemingly corresponding decrease in understanding. J. I. Packer is a master wordsmith. He is also gifted with the ability of showing where truth lies in complicated reasoning. These skills combine to make 18 Words a fascinating read - and a life-changing one."

one thingOne Thing: Developing a Passion for the Beauty of God by Sam Storms. We were made to glorify God and enjoy him forever. Nothing is more important than understanding this truth. This inspiring work helps us see that beauty has the power to convince the inquiring mind of truth. The soul's contact with God's beauty elicits love and forges in us a new affection that no earthly power can overcome. Enjoying God in the revelation of his beauty is the solution to our struggle with sin, the catalyst for substantive and lasting change and is the soul's satisfaction, with which no rival pleasure can hope to compete."

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August 28, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. Crossway is giving away some great prizes this week, with each prize comprised of several of their new books. There will be 5 winners and each winner will receive the following 3 titles:

  • ESV Readers Bible ESV Reader's Bible. "The ESV Reader’s Bible was created for those who want to read Scripture precisely as it was originally written–namely, as an unbroken narrative. Verse numbers, section headings, and translation footnotes are helpful navigational and interpretive tools, but they are also relatively recent conventions. In the ESV Reader’s Bible they have been removed from the Bible text. The result is a new kind of Bible-reading experience in a volume that presents Scripture as one extended story line."
  • The Biggest StoryThe Biggest Story: How the Snake Crusher Brings Us Back to the Garden by Kevin DeYoung. "In The Biggest Story, Kevin DeYoung—a best-selling author and father of six—leads kids and parents alike on an exciting journey through the Bible, connecting the dots from the garden of Eden to Christ's death on the cross to the new heaven and new earth. With powerful illustrations by award-winning artist Don Clark, this imaginative retelling of the Bible’s core message—how the Snake Crusher brings us back to the garden—will draw children into the biblical story, teaching them that God's promises are even bigger and better than we think."
  • AdoptionAdoption: What Joseph of Nazareth Can Teach Us about This Countercultural Choice by Russell Moore. "Joseph of Nazareth was a good and honorable man. The adoptive father of Jesus, he stood by his wife and raised her son—even when it appeared that she had betrayed him. Such is the love of adoption. But this love stands in stark contrast to what we see in our world today: on-demand abortion, unreported abuse, and widespread neglect. Adapted from Russell Moore’s influential book Adopted for Life: The Priority of Adoption for Christian Families and Churches, this short volume calls Christians to seriously consider adoption for their own families and thus take a stand for children—born and unborn."

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August 21, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by CBD Reformed. They are long-time sponsors of Free Stuff Fridays and, as they always do, they are giving away 5 great prize packages this week. There will be 5 winners and each of them will receive the following 3 books:

  • Recovering RedemptionWhat Does the Bible Really Teach About Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung - Retail price $12.99
  • Disciplines of a Godly Young Man by R. Kent Hughes & W. Carey Hughes - Retail Price $16.99
  • Recovering Redemption: A Gospel-Saturated Perspective on How to Change by Matt Chandler & Michael Snetzer - Retail Price $16.99

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

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August 14, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Kress Biblical Resources. "Kress Biblical Resources is setting a new standard in timely, clear, and doctrinally sound books and resources for pastors and Bible students. Our authors are approved workmen, not celebrities. Our books are designed to stand the test of exegesis, not chase after every new wind of doctrine."

Kress is giving away 5 prize packages this week. Each of the 5 winners will receive the following 3 books:

  • The Upper Room by John MacArthur. "In The Upper Room, Pastor John MacArthur takes us back to that night and the glorious hope we have in Christ. This is vintage MacArthur--an exposition of the text that resonates with devotion to the Lord and love for God's people, calling us to know and to love the One who loved us to the end."
  • Wait: Waiting on God in a World that Won't Wait by Smedly Yates. "Waiting on God is a lost art in the Christian life. Everybody waits, but nobody likes to wait. Waiting feels like a waste of time, an unnecessary exercise in patience, or a foreboding sense that something bad is about to happen. More than we realize, we have grown accustomed to filling our desires instantaneously, and we have taught ourselves to miss out on one of the most rewarding exercises in all of life."
  • The Cup and the Glory: Lessons on Suffering and the Glory of God by Greg Harris. "In the Cup and the Glory, Greg Harris takes his readers on a profound journey through the Scriptures as they explore the way to suffer for Christ, with Christ."

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August 07, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Adam4d.com, one of my favorite web comics. I appreciate a lot of Adam's material, and especially the ones in which he describes those universal Christian experiences (e.g. The Prayer Fairy) or really rotten theology (e.g. Trust Your Heart, Sweetie). Adam4d sells some of his comics as prints and today I'm giving away a few of them. But, even better, he has also published a collection of his comics called Implications Abound. I will be giving those away as well.

There will be five winners this week, and each winner will receive the book and will also be able to choose one of those prints to receive.

FSF

July 31, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Crossway. Crossway is offering 5 great prize packages this week, and each of the packages contains some of their new books. That means there will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive these 3 books:

Praying the BiblePraying the Bible by Donald Whitney. "When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things? Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney, best-selling author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, outlines an easy-to-grasp method that has the power to transform our prayer life: praying the words of Scripture. Simple, yet profound, Praying the Bible will prove invaluable as you seek to commune with your heavenly Father in prayer each and every day."

Things Not SeenThings Not Seen: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Trusting God's Promises by Jon Bloom. "God is doing far more than we can see in our pain. We plead for God’s deliverance from our pain and wonder why he keeps letting it go on. We are not alone. A cloud of witnesses surrounds us and they help us understand. In these 35 creative retellings of Bible stories, Jon Bloom explores the hope and joy that Abraham, Moses, Naomi, John the Baptist, and others experienced in the painful process of discovering that God’s promises really are more trustworthy than our perceptions."

Really TeachWhat Does the Bible Really Teach about Homosexuality? by Kevin DeYoung. "In this timely book, award-winning author Kevin DeYoung challenges each of us—the skeptic and the seeker, the certain and the confused—to take a humble look at God’s Word regarding the issue of homosexuality. After examining key biblical passages in both the Old and New Testaments and the Bible’s overarching teaching regarding sexuality, DeYoung responds to popular objections raised by Christians and non-Christians alike, making this an indispensable resource for thinking through one of the most pressing issues of our day."

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July 24, 2015

This week's Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Christian Focus. Christian Focus Publications, based in the North of Scotland, produce a range of books from well-known authors such as John Piper, Tim Chester and J.I Packer. Their mission is to "reach out and stay faithful," serving every corner of the world with high-quality Christian literature. You can connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.

They are giving away some great prize packages this week. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive the following books:

Motyer A Christian's Pocket Guide to Loving the Old Testament: One Book, One God, One Story by Alec Motyer. Packed within this book is a love for the Old Testament cultivated over nearly ninety years. It presents the insight of a seasoned scholar in a way that is both pastorally warm and intellectually accessible. This accessible yet powerful addition to the Pocket Guide series draw together the threads of Scripture to help us understand the power of God's word when viewed in its completeness. "Now 90, Alec Motyer retains all his old clarity, warmth and charm as he shares his infectious affection for, and insight into, Jesus's Bible. This is a first-rate get-you-started book." (J. I. Packer)

Rubies Far Above Rubies: The Life of Bethan Lloyd-Jones by Lynette G. Clark. The galleries of the great heroes of faith contain many inspirational women; although not always placed in as prominent a position for all to see, their service has been invaluable in God's kingdom. The wife of Dr Martyn Lloyd-Jones was such a woman. Bethan Lloyd-Jones' portrait has long been hidden in a part of the gallery known only to her family and certain close friends. Lynette G. Clark brings this portrait into view, capturing the wit, wisdom and faith of a godly wife, mother and friend. "What a rich and colorful portrait, of a godly woman who served her Savior with wit and wisdom...This is a portrait worth stopping to relish and study." (Kathleen B. Nielson, Director of Women's Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition)

Moody How Church Can Change Your Life: Answers to the 10 Most Common Questions about Church by Josh Moody. Google books on church, there will be no shortage of choice! Some will be helpful, others less so. So why another book on church? Josh Moody, is, in fact, asking a very different question: why should I go to church at all? Filled with practical advice, this book will help you answer questions you maybe should have known the answer to and other questions you never knew to ask! "... a powerful and needed reminder of the central role the local church should play in the life of every Christian." (R. Albert Mohler)

Chester Crown of Thorns: Connecting Kingdom and Cross by Tim Chester. Within evangelicalism today it can sometimes seem there are two competing versions of the gospel. There is the gospel of the kingdom with its focus on God's plan to restore the world. And there is the gospel of the cross with its focus on the offer of forgiveness. These two emphases create contrasting models of discipleship and mission. In Crown of Thorns Tim Chester shows how these two gospels are really one gospel - the message of the King who establishes justice in a surprising way. "This book is an absolute gift for those who want a holistic discipleship that 'teaches them to obey everything I have commanded you.''"(Daniel Montgomery, Senior Pastor, Sojourn Community Church, Louisville, Kentucky)

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July 17, 2015

This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Friday is CBD Reformed. As they always do they are giving away a great prize package. There will be 5 winners this week, and each of them will receive the following 3 books:

  • Everything a Child Should Know About God by Kenneth Taylor - Retail price $19.99
  • Fighting Satan: Knowing His Weaknesses, Strategies, and Defeat by Joel Beeke - Retail price $12.00
  • The Reason for God: Belief in an Age of Skepticism by Timothy Keller - Retail Price $16.00

In addition, CBD Reformed is offering a 4-day sale (July 17 - 20) on the following three products:

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July 10, 2015

SBTS

This week’s sponsor of Free Stuff Friday is The Center for Christian Preaching, an academic center on the campus of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. The Center is the host of an annual preaching conference called the Expositors Summit. And on October 27-29 H.B. Charles, Jr., Derek Thomas, and R. Albert Mohler, Jr. will lead this year’s conference as the plenary speakers. The Expositors Summit will also hold a pre-conference , “The Pulpit and Reconciliation”.

The Center for Christian preaching is offering a great prize package that contains the three volumes in the SBTS Press “Legacy Series”. This series is an attempt to re-print classic texts for a modern audience in an attractive binding and format. The books are not available online, so this is a great opportunity to get a hold of the set. The fourth volume in the set will be given away at this year’s Expositors Summit. There will be 5 winners this week and each of them will receive the following 3 volumes:

  • On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons, John Broadus
  • An Abstract of Theology, James Boyce
  • The Inspiration and Authority of the Bible, Benjamin Warfield

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July 03, 2015

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by a first-time sponsor: Founders Ministries. “Founders Ministries is a ministry of teaching and encouragement promoting both doctrine and devotion expressed in the Doctrines of Grace and their experiential application to the local church, particularly in the areas of worship and witness. Founders Ministries takes as its theological framework the first recognized confession of faith that Southern Baptists produced, The Abstract of Principles.”

Founders is offering an interesting prize package this week. There will be 5 winners and each of them will receive:

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