Free eBook: Gospel Wakefulness

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Crossway is offering a free download of Jared Wilson’s Gospel Wakefulness in exchange for a brief survey; you can access it here.

Do you ever feel like your desire for God is waning? Are you numb to the routine of church? What does it mean to be truly awakened to the wonder of the gospel?

Jared Wilson contends that we must be regularly engaged and engaging others with the good news of the sacrificing, dying, rising, exalted person of Jesus Christ. Wilson reminds us of the death-proof, fail-proof King of kings who is before all things and in all things and holding all things together, and of the Spirit’s power to quicken our hearts and captivate our imaginations. The message of Gospel Wakefulness will make numbness the exception (rather than the norm) and reawaken us to the multifaceted brilliance of the gospel.”

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Free eBook: Reading the Bible Supernaturally

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For this weekend only, Desiring God is offering free download of John Piper’s Reading the Bible Supernaturally; you can access it here.

Does it take a miracle to read the Bible?

God wrote a book, and its pages are full of his glory. But we cannot see his beauty on our own, with mere human eyes.

In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, John Piper aims to show us how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power—a power that extends beyond the words on the page.

Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: we are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.”

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Free Audiobook: Talking with Your Kids about God

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Christian Audio is offering a free download of Natasha Crain’s Talking with Your Kids about God for free; you can access it here.

“Christian parenting is hard work–and it’s getting harder. Parents have a deep desire to pass on their faith, but fear that today’s increasingly skeptical and hostile world will eventually lead their kids to reject the truth of Christianity. That leaves parents feeling overwhelmed. This practical and timely resource gives parents the confidence of knowing what to discuss with their children and how to discuss it in order to facilitate impactful conversations that will form the basis of a lifelong faith. ”

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Free eBook: Calvin on the Christian Life

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Crossway is offering Michael Horton’s Calvin on the Christian Life for free eBook download in exchange for a survey; you can access it here.

“John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history. In Calvin on the Christian Life, professor Michael Horton offers us fresh insights into the Reformer’s personal piety and practical theology by allowing Calvin to speak in his own words.

Drawing not only from his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters, this book will deepen your understanding of Calvin’s theology and ministry by exploring the heart of his spiritual life: confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God.”

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Free eBook: What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me?

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For a limited time, you can download David Platt’s What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? here.

“You may think you are a Christian—but are you sure? Jesus’ call to follow him is more than an invitation to pray a prayer. It is a summons to lose your life and find new life and ultimate joy in him. In David Platt’s book Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live he asks the question, “What did Jesus really mean when he said, ‘Follow me’?” What if we really listened to Jesus’ words and heard what he is saying? When people truly engage with Jesus’ personal invitation to follow him, everything changes, for he is worthy of all our trust and affections.

What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? builds on the message of Follow Me to motivate readers to experience our grand purpose: to exalt the glory of God by spreading Christ’s gospel—to make disciples who are making disciples. This booklet is a great resource to share with others to discuss crucial faith questions in a personal and grace-filled manner and engage others to be disciple-makers in obedience to Jesus. Ideal for small groups or personal and mass evangelism.”

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Free eBook: Heaven

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For a limited time, you can download Randy Alcorn’s Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions here.

“This pocket-sized 64-page booklet provides 18 easy-to-understand questions and answers adapted from Randy Alcorn’s bestselling book Heaven. Great for evangelism, this handy little booklet makes a great gift for non-believers!”

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Free eBook: Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy

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For a limited time, you can download Becky Baudouin’s Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy for free here.

“‘I’ve taught you how to live; now I want to teach you how to die. You don’t have to be afraid.’

When Becky Baudouin’s mother spoke those words to her, they weren’t said lightly. Her mother had an inoperable tumor–and after months of treatment, there was no hope for a longer life. There was, however, assurance of life everlasting.

Learned in the dark hours of pain and the bright moments of love, the honest insights on fear, loss, and grief that Becky shares in this book are applicable to everyone’s story–including yours. If you’re losing a loved one or facing death, you won’t be alone on your journey: Becky walks with you every step of the way. There are even questions for reflection to guide you to comfort, whether you’re reading on your own or with others sharing the struggle.

In times when hope seems lost, Becky’s story reveals that God is the only source for a spirit’s true healing. For anyone living with the tension of wanting to hold on yet needing to let go, Cancer, Faith, and Unexpected Joy demonstrates a powerful and profound love.”

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Free Audiobook: A Lifelong Love

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For this month, Christian Audio is offering Gary Thomas’s A Lifelong Love for free; you can download it here.

“Gary Thomas believes couples often settle for too little when it comes to marriage. We fail to understand how deeply God cares about our spouse. We diminish our need to not only understand what biblical love really is, but also to become a people who excel at it. We let ourselves drift apart instead of making the daily choices to grow closer together.

Whether your marriage needs a complete makeover, a touch up, or just a new purpose,A Lifelong Love promises to set your relationship on an entirely new dimension. You will never look at worship or your spouse in the same way again. You will understand how living for that day will so radically transform the decisions you make this day. And Gary will guide you through the power shifts and seasonal mine fields that blow up so many marriages so that you can grow in your love instead of in your disappointment.

Thirty years of study and two decades of working with couples has led Gary Thomas to his most significant book yet on the relationship between husband and wife. Find out for yourself what all the fuss is about—and why A Lifelong Love is sure to challenge the way the church talks about marriage.”

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