For the month of September, The Good Book Company is offering a free download of Life in the Wild by Dan DeWitt; you can access it here.
“We see Jesus, we believe in Jesus and we wait for Jesus, yet still we suffer. This book offers real and rugged answers in life’s dark places. Discover how to live with hope in a fallen, messed- up, “wild” world, and be encouraged.
Walking through Genesis 3, Dan DeWitt shows us how we can look at this world realistically but without despairing, as we wait for God to keep his promise to bring us out of the wild and into his new creation. It’s the contrast between Eden, where everything reflects God’s perfection, and exile, where everything is spoiled by sin. The book helps us survive living in exile – Life in the Wild – until “the glorious day when God will welcome us home, out of the wild”.
This book holds dark and light in balance. It shows how we are living with the effects of the fall (we are messed-up people living in a messed-up place) – but God’s promise, made in Eden, serves as a beacon of light to guide our steps in this fallen world.”
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There is a new volume of Themelios magazine which you can access here.
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For August, The Good Book Company is offering a free download of Titus For You by Tim Chester; you can access it here.
“Join Tim Chester for the latest in the groundbreaking, bestselling God’s Word For You book. Titus For You will help you get to grips with this short, powerful letter, showing how it transforms our hearts and lives today.
Tim Chester’s renowned gifts for making the complex clear, the truth applied and the gospel shine brightly mean this book will take you to the pages of the Bible to engage your mind and stir your heart.
Written for people of every age and stage, from new believers to pastors and teachers, this flexible resource is for you to:
• READ: As a guide to this wonderful letter, exciting and equipping you to live out the truth in your life.
• FEED: As a daily devotional to help you grow in Christ as you read and meditate on this portion of God’s word.
• LEAD: As notes to aid you in explaining, illustrating and applying Titus as you preach or lead a Bible study.
Whoever you are, and however you use it, this is… Titus For You”
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The latest volume of Credo Magazine focuses on the aseity of God; you can access it here.
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For the month of July, Christian Audio is offering a free download of John Bunyan’s Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners; you can access it here.
” In Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners, John Bunyan recounts his inner thoughts as he grappled with his faith. Bunyan takes us through the struggle of his own sin and how grace led him from a conflicted conscience to a powerful preacher of the gospel. Modern readers will find encouragement in Bunyan’s remedies for his own troubled conscience, as well as hope that God has used so greatly a man who struggled so deeply.”
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Crossway is offering a free download of Tony Reinke’s 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You; you can access it here.
“Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You?
Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.
Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, avoid the various pitfalls, and wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.”
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For the month of June, Christian Audio is offering a free audiobook download of Tish Harrison Warren’s Liturgy of the Ordinary; you can access it here.
“In the overlooked moments and routines of our day, we can become aware of God’s presence in surprising ways. How do we embrace the sacred in the ordinary and the ordinary in the sacred? Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something―making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys―that the author does every day. Drawing from the diversity of her life as a campus minister, Anglican priest, friend, wife, and mother, Tish Harrison Warren opens up a practical theology of the everyday. Each activity is related to a spiritual practice as well as an aspect of our Sunday worship. Come and discover the holiness of your every day.”
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For this month, The Good Book Company is offering Dave Griffith-Jones’s Escaping Escapism for free; you can access it here.
“Almost anything that is worth doing is a struggle. Almost anything that benefits other people is tough to do. Almost anything that makes a difference in this world is hard to see through to the end. Which is why, we’ll often do almost anything to escape doing it!
Yet we want to love people well, even when they’re difficult… tackle challenges that we find difficult… and keep moving forwards through times that prove difficult. Deep down we want to get on with doing hard things, fix what needs fixing and change what needs changing.
This book shows us how a bigger, better picture of Jesus will transform us. Our panic and tendency to avoid difficult things can be replaced with joyful, get-things-done confidence and proactivity when we depend on God’s power.
If you avoid difficult things but want to change, this book is for you”
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For the month of May, Christian Audio is offering a free download of Kyle Idleman’s Grace is Greater; you can access it here.
“The writer of the letter to the Hebrews said, “See to it that no one misses the grace of God.” Over the centuries much ink has been spilled on the subject of grace. Yet perhaps nothing is as hard to explain as God’s grace. It doesn’t make sense. It’s not fair. It can’t possibly cover over what I’ve done. The best way–perhaps the only real way–to understand it is to experience it. But too often in our churches we’re not getting grace across and grace is not experienced.
Bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman wants everyone to experience the grace of God. Through the powerful medium of story, Grace Is Greater leads readers past their hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than our mistakes, our failures, our desire for revenge, and our seemingly impossible situations. No sin is so great, no bitterness so deep that God’s grace cannot transform the heart and rewrite the story.
Perfect for individuals and also for small groups and church-wide studies, Grace Is Greater will help readers truly grasp God’s grace, even if the Christians around them have failed to live it.”
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In the latest issue of Credo Magazine, the subject of the impassibility of God is explored; you can access it here.
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