This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Cruciform Press and targeted mainly to women, especially moms. They have 5 prize packages to give away, which means 5 winners will each receive the following titles:
Wilderness Wanderings: Finding Contentment in the Desert Times of Life (small paperback, 120 pp.) by Stacy Reaoch, Foreword by Jani Ortlund
The Israelites’ journey to the Promised Land was a journey much like our own. Fear, discontentment, and a failure to trust God plagued the very people he had miraculously delivered from slavery. In this brand new gospel-centered devotional, busy women will find encouragement through the ups and downs of life as they glean insights through daily readings, short teachings, and personal reflection questions for each day. The chronological readings through Exodus and Numbers will allow women to see God’s big-picture plan of the Israelites’ trek through the wilderness while finding hope and wisdom for their daily trials of life. God’s mercy, judgment, faithfulness, and sustaining grace through hardship will come alive as women see parallels in their own lives with the journey of Moses and the Israelites. These 25 devotionals will guide women through a significant portion of the biblical storyline while steering them to find contentment in the only One who will truly satisfy.
Endorsed by Sarah Walton, Bruce & Jodi Ware, Erin Davis, David Mathis, Tom & Diane Schreiner, Matt Smethurst, and many more.
Happily Ever After: Finding Grace in the Messes of Marriage (small paperback, 117 pp.) by John Piper, Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, Francis Chan, and 10 other contributors (Published for Desiring God by Cruciform Press)
Marriage between sinners has its inevitable messes. If you’ve been married longer than a week or two, you know how the hard realities of life in a fallen age can come crashing in. Perhaps you had a season of “once upon a time,” but soon enough you realized that this marriage, in this world, is not yet your “happily ever after.” We want to help. We believe that God designed marriage not as a trial to be endured, but as a pointer to and catalyst for your greatest joy. God didn’t design marriage to be your storybook ending, but a fresh beginning, to help get you ready for the true “happily ever after” when together we see our great Bridegroom face to face.
Happily Ever After is a collection of thirty devotional readings—from staff and contributors to desiringGod.org—to shape, challenge, and inspire you and your spouse’s (or fiancé’s) vision of marriage.
Christ in the Chaos: How the Gospel Changes Motherhood (small paperback, 112 pp.) by Kimm Crandall, Foreword by Elyse Fitzpatrick
For far too long mothers have been beaten down by the law of “do better” and “try harder.” The burden of “getting it right” threatens to crush weary souls who desire to serve their families faithfully. Christ in the Chaos brings comfort to conflicted hearts that are starved of grace and longing for the freedom in Christ the Bible promises.
In this book, Kimm Crandall emphasizes the importance of the gospel and how Christ’s life, death, and resurrection change every aspect of motherhood. From finding our identity in Christ and understanding God’s grace, to taking off the mask of acceptability and dealing with the comparison crud, this book will free you to serve your family knowing that his love for you does not change based on your performance. Christ in the Chaos is a “must read” for every mother who longs for what is seemingly impossible: peace and freedom in the midst of her chaos.
Endorsed by Lauren Chandler, Trillia Newbell, Scotty Smith, Gloria Furman, Kendra Fletcher, and more.
The Scars the Have Shaped Me: How God Meets Us in Suffering (small paperback, 178 pp.) by Vaneetha Rendall Risner, Foreword by Joni Eareckeson Tada
(Published for Desiring God by Cruciform Press)
Twenty-one surgeries by age thirteen. Years in the hospital. Verbal and physical bullying from schoolmates. Multiple miscarriages as a young wife. The death of a child. A debilitating progressive disease. Riveting pain. Abandonment. Unwanted divorce. Vaneetha Rendall Risner begged God for grace that would deliver her. But God offered something better: his sustaining grace. In The Scars That Have Shaped Me, Vaneetha does more than share her stories of pain; she invites other sufferers to taste with her the goodness of a sovereign God who will carry us in our darkest of days.
Endorsed by John Piper, Paul Tripp, Nancy Guthrie, Paula Rinehart, Brian Fikkert, and more
The Organized Heart: A Woman’s Guide to Conquering Chaos (small paperback, 97 pp.) by Staci Eastin
The fight against chaos is universal, whether it be the outward chaos of disorder and frenzy or the inward chaos of fear and self-criticism. Even if we already know how to do better, something falls apart between our good intentions and getting it done. Most books on organization just add more rules to your life, whether it be another plan, another calendar, or another method. Yet Jesus taught that true change doesn’t come by the addition of more rules, but from the inside out, with a change of the heart that only the gospel can bring. When you identify the heart problems behind the chaos in your life, lasting change can happen. This will not only reduce the stress in your life but help you be more effective in your service to God.
Endorsed by Carolyn McCulley and Aileen Challies
Again, there are 5 prizes to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form 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. If you are viewing this through email, click to visit my site and enter there.