In celebration of Reformation Day, Ligonier Ministries is offering a free eBook download of The Legacy of Luther; you can access it here.
“He was the most influential man of his day. The movement that began with his posting of the Ninety-Five Theses reshaped Europe, redirected Christian history, and recovered the truth of God’s Word. Five hundred years later, what is Luther’s legacy? In this volume, R.C. Sproul, Stephen J. Nichols, and thirteen other scholars and pastors examine his life, teaching, and enduring influence. Meet Martin Luther, the audacious Reformer who, out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, set the world ablaze.”
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Crossway is offering a free eBook download of Jen Wilkin’s Women of the Word in exchange for a brief survey; you can access it here.
“We all know it’s important to study God’s Word.
But sometimes it’s hard to know where to start. What’s more, a lack of time, emotionally driven approaches, and past frustrations can erode our resolve to keep growing in our knowledge of Scripture. How can we, as Christian women, keep our focus and sustain our passion when reading the Bible?
Offering a clear and concise plan to help women go deeper in their study of Scripture, this book will equip you to engage God’s Word in a way that trains your mind and transforms your heart.”
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The 2018 For the Church Conference media is available now; you can access it here. Speakers this year include Jared Wilson, Jason Allen, and Russell Moore.
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For this Thanksgiving weekend, Desiring God is offering a free download of Happily Ever After. This 30-day devotional for couples is written by a host of authors including John Piper, Francis Chan, and Douglas Wilson; you can access it here.
“Harder than you expected. Better than a fairy tale.
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.
The thirty devotional readings in Happily Ever After have been assembled to to shape, challenge, and inspire your and your spouse’s (or fiancé’s) vision of marriage.”
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Credo Magazine’s latest volume is devoted to the topic of holiness with articles written by Daniel Hyde, Timothy Raymond, and William Barclay; you can read it here.
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“Something that matters to you just isn’t right. First you see the problem, then you feel it. It starts with a rush of adrenaline and often a rush of words, but it ends with an overwhelming sense of irritation that impacts how we talk to those we live and work with, complaining,and maybe even a settled bitterness to a person or a group of person. We know anger affects us negatively, but we don’t know any other way to respond when life goes wrong.
Good and Angry, a groundbreaking new book from David Powlison, contends that anger is more than a problem to solve. Anger is our complex human response to things we perceive as wrong in a complex world, thus we must learn how to fruitfully and honestly deal with it. Powlison undertakes an in-depth exploration of the roots of anger, moral judgment, and righteous response by looking in a surprising place: God’s own anger.
Powlison reminds us that God gets angry too. He sees things in this world that aren’t right and he wants justice too. But God’s anger doesn’t devolve into manipulation or trying to control others to get his own way. Instead his anger is good and redemptive. It causes him to step into our world to make wrongs right, sending his own Son to die so that we can be reconciled. He is both our model for change and our power to change.
Good and Angry sets readers on a path toward a faithful and fruitful expression of anger, in which we return good for evil and redeem wrongs. Powlison offers practical help for people who struggle with irritation, complaining, or bitterness and gives guidance for how to respond constructively when life goes wrong. You, your family, and your friends will all be glad that you read this book.”
Come borrow this book at our Library!
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For this weekend only, you can download Vaneetha Rendall Risner’s The Scars That Have Shaped Me for free here.
“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.”
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RTS on iTunesU has released a free download of a course taught by John Frame titled “Legacy: History of Philosophy and Christian Thought” which is based on his book A History of Western Philosophy and Theology. You can access it here.
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Crossway is offering a free download of Everyday Church by Tim Chester and Steve Timmis in exchange for a survey; you can access it here.
“HOW DOES THE CHURCH REACH THE UNCHURCHED?
We live in an increasingly post-Christian culture. More and more we find ourselves on the margins as less and less people have any intention of ever attending church. What used to work doesn’t work anymore and we need to adapt.
Helping us to see the way forward, this book offers practical ideas and personal stories for engaging with Western society. Find out how to effectively reach people in the context of everyday life and take hold of the opportunity to develop missional communities focused on Jesus.”
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The latest issue of Themelios is available for reading with contributions from Daniel Strange, Thomas Schreiner, and James Clark; you can read it here.
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