Crossway is offering a free eBook download of Counsel from the Cross by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Dennis Johnson in exchange for a brief survey; you can access it here.
“Demonstrates the “why” and the “how” of consistently biblical, gospel-centric counseling, whether in the pastor’s study or over coffee with a friend.
With the evermore apparent failure of modern psychotherapies and a discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the sufficiency and power of the Scriptures to change lives.
To aid churches in ministering to broken and hurting people, the authors of Counsel from the Cross present a counseling model based on Scripture, powered by the work of the Wonderful Counselor, Jesus Christ. Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, they demonstrate the “why” and the “how” of consistently biblical, gospel-centered counseling.
The authors’ combined backgrounds-one, a woman trained in biblical counseling and the other, a male professor of practical theology-bring balance to this work, making it relevant for those who counsel as part of pastoral ministry and for those involved in friendship mentoring or discipleship.”
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Clayton TV is offering a series of video lectures based on Vaughan Roberts’s God’s Big Picture: Tracing the Storyline of the Bible for free here.
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Crossway is offering Mark Dever’s The Gospel and Personal Evangelism for free in exchange for a survey; you can access it here.
“Evangelism is not only largely misunderstood, it is often all but neglected among Christians today. Many want to share the gospel with others, but feel intimidated and incapable of doing so. Yet God has given us answers in the Bible that instruct and equip us to share the good news with others. In The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Mark Dever seeks to answer the pressing questions that many Christians ask about evangelism: What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? Why don’t we evangelize? Who should we evangelize? How should we evangelize? This book draws from New Testament truths and Dever’s personal experience in sharing the gospel in order to help believers apply those truths in practical ways. As readers understand the biblical foundations of evangelism, they will begin to develop a habit of evangelism in their lives and local churches.”
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Just for this week, Ligonier Ministries is offering R.C. Sproul’s Luther and the Reformation lectures for free download here.
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For those interested in learning about the Christian conscience, you can download Kevin DeYoung’s The Art of Turning for free here.
“Misunderstood, abused, hijacked…conscience has become a punch line, but once upon a time Christians gave their lives not to go against it. Highlighting crucial scripture texts and connecting conscience to the work of the Holy Spirit, DeYoung graciously explains why a clear conscience continues to be essential for a life of godliness and peace, and remains ‘a friend to the Christian.’ “
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Credo Magazine’s second volume of the year has been released and the topic is on the English Reformation; you can access it here.
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For those looking for a resource on 1 Corinthians, Warren Wiersbe’s 1 Corinthians – Discern the Difference Between Man’s Knowledge and God’s Wisdom is available for free download here.
“In first-century Greece, a fledgling church was struggling to live out their new faith in a corrupt culture. The congregation at Corinth was mired in contradiction, heralding the power of spiritual gifts and knowledge, yet foolishly engaging in sinful behavior. This troubled church inspired the apostle Paul to write one of his most extraordinary letters.
The Wiersbe Bible Study Series explores timeless wisdom found in God’s Word. Based on Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s popular “BE” series of commentaries, each study provides topical, relevant insights from selected books of the Bible. Designed for small groups or individuals, this eight-week study explores Paul’s call for wisdom in the life of the believer, a truth that remains as relevant as ever.”
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Midwestern Seminary’s 2017 For the Church Conference was held last week and the conference messages are available for viewing here. Conference speakers include Mark Dever, Thom Rainer, and Steve Gaines.
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Logos is now offering the basic version of its Bible study software for free; you can access it here.
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