This week’s Free Stuff Friday is sponsored by Reformation Heritage Books who also sponsored the blog this week. They have 5 packages of Book packages, which means 5 winners will each receive the following titles:
Puritan Heroes – Glenda Mathes and Joel Beeke
“They remind us of our calling to be disciples. They encourage us to press on through trials and suffering. They remind us to be joyful and grateful for all that God has done. Above all, they remind us to keep our eyes fixed on the one Hero, our faithful Lord, and Savior.” —Stephen J. Nichols
Who were the Puritans, and why are they important? What can we learn from them today? The Puritan movement began in England during the sixteenth century and continued all the way into the early eighteenth century. Although the Church of England was formed as a result of the Reformation, the Puritans believed it needed much more reform. Puritan Heroes is a beautifully illustrated book that gives the reader an idea of what the Puritan movement was about and offers a glimpse into the lives of more than twenty of its most well-known leaders (among them William Perkins, Richard Sibbes, Thomas Goodwin, Anne Bradstreet, and Jonathan Edwards). The book concludes with ten important lessons readers can learn from the Puritans and study questions to help them retain these fascinating stories and assist them in applying the lessons to their lives. It also features a bibliography to encourage further study in greater depth, as well as a glossary and timeline to help readers understand the historical context. Written for children and young people, it will prove a suitable introduction to the Puritans for adults as well.
The Collected Prayers of John Knox – Brian Najapfour
“Here for the first time in a single volume are the extant prayers composed by the sixteenth-century Scottish Reformer John Knox. The outward circumstances of their origin reflect a lifetime of tumultuous events and the ardent struggle for the advance of Christ’s kingdom in the face of entrenched political and ecclesiastical opposition. Similarly, their inward springs disclose a spirit steeped in the lamentation and confession of sin, hope for mercy, and confident trust in the providence of God that are characteristic of the Psalms, and a heart fixed on the perfect priesthood, sacrifice, and prevailing intercession of the Lord Jesus. Prayers that originally appeared in settings as diverse as Knox’s History of the Reformation of Religion in Scotland, his letters to beleaguered congregations, or his manuals of worship are here conveniently arranged in a classification according to their theme and their suitable occasions.”
—R. Sherman Isbell
A Certain Sound: A Primer on Open Air Preaching – Ryan Denton and Scott Smith
“Read this book. Master it. And with the help of the Holy Spirit, let the ‘certain sound’ of the glorious gospel of Christ be heard outdoors once again.” —Rob Ventura
“Without question, there is a resurgence of open-air preaching in the United States. I, for one, welcome it, but I know many others in the Reformed and evangelical church world are highly skeptical. I too have observed many who have given open-air preaching a bad name and brought disrepute on the practice. For this reason, I have for some time wished someone would write an apologetic for open-air preaching, and I believe we now have such an important book in A Certain Sound: A Primer on Open Air Preaching.
“The authors are seasoned open-air preachers with whom I have preached several times in the streets of America. They are passionate, Reformed, and Christ-centered in their preaching. I urge pastors, evangelists, and laypeople to read this book, and hopefully, God will use it to lend credibility to the practice and to inspire churches everywhere to get behind open-air preaching.” —Al Baker
The Future of Everything: Essential Truths about the End Times – William Boekestein
“A brief simple book on the end times? Is this possible? You have it in your hands, and with just a little effort you can soon have it in your head and heart. It will not only prepare you for the end but also equip you to prepare others for eternity.” —David Murray
All of us think about the end times. When we reflect on what will happen not only when we die but when this present age ends, some combination of ideas, images, hopes, and fears floods our minds. In The Future of Everything, William Boekestein encourages us to allow our thoughts on the end times to be guided by God’s Word. While combing the Scriptures to find direction related to subjects like death, the millennial kingdom, the return of Christ, the resurrection, judgment, heaven, and hell, Boekestein helps us cultivate a vision for the future that impacts our walk before God’s face today.
The Path of Life – Stephen Yuille
“The psalms of lamentation, as Yuille reminds us, give Christians a much-needed theology of suffering through which to see our sovereign God working all things, even our suffering, toward our good and for His glory.” —R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Psalm 119 is noted for its call to delight in the word of God. But we must not fail to realize that this great psalm is also infused with great lament. In The Path of Life, J. Stephen Yuille follows the psalmist through his many ups and downs in order to see how he gives voice to the song in our soul. Here is a comfort for bearing sorrow, strength for enduring difficulty, trust for facing uncertainty, and peace for overcoming anxiety. Even in his extremity, the psalmist finds joy in the blessed God. This is how Jesus persevered through trials and endured the cross. And in Christ, you too can take up this psalm, follow the path of life, and find blessedness in your seasons of lament.
Again, there are five packages to win. And all you need to do to enter the draw is to drop your name and email address in the form below.
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