Free E-Book Alert – Lexham Research Commentary: Genesis 1–11

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For all you Logos users (and there is a free version for cheap people like me):

At first glance Genesis 1–11 appears to be a random, loosely related collection of stories and lists. Yet there is clearly a purpose for the placement of these chapters at the beginning of Genesis. As a prequel, Gen 1–11 provides a background to the message of the entire Bible; it introduces God, reveals His power in creation, and illuminates God’s expectations for humanity.

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Free E-Book Alert – The Bible Knowledge Commentary Major Prophets

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For a limited time only, you can download a free copy of The Bible Knowledge Commentary Major Prophets (BK Commentary) by John F. Walvoord and Roy B. Zuck.  Here’s the description:

Hard Truths and Amazing Grace

Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Daniel spoke words of warning, comfort, and punishment to the people of Israel in Judah and during the Babylonian Captivity. Though they faced incredible loss and persecution as they grieved the choices the Israelites made, these major prophets of the Old Testament fulfilled their role as God’s voice to a rebellious people.

In this highly respected commentary, Dallas Theological Seminary scholars explore the historical and cultural background of the prophets, the literary devices they used, and what these books teach us about God’s call to us to follow Him today.

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Free E-Book Alert – John 1-12 For You by Josh Moody

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The good folks at the Good Book Company are giving us a free easy-to-read commentary:  John 1-12 For You by Josh Moody.   Here’s the book description:

Josh Moody helps those new to John to dip their toes in its waters, while also showing new depths to those more familiar with this Gospel. Jesus came to bring life to the full—and in showing us his seven signs, John pictures the fulfillment that comes from living life as a follower of the Word become flesh.

This Expository Guide takes you verse by verse through the text in an accessible and applied way. It is less academic than a traditional commentary and can be read cover-to-cover, used in personal devotions, used to lead small group studies, or used for sermon preparation. There is an accompanying Good Book Guide for small group Bible studies.

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Free Audio Book Alert – Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke

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Christianaudio’s free download of the month is Competing Spectacles by Tony Reinke.  You might remember Ray and I discussed this book in episode 85 of the podcast.  Here’s the summary:

We live in a world full of shiny distractions, faced with an onslaught of viral media constantly competing for our attention and demanding our affections. These ever-present visual ‘spectacles’ can quickly erode our hearts, making it more difficult than ever to walk through life actively treasuring that which is most important and yet invisible: Jesus Christ. In a journalistic style, Tony Reinke shows us just how distracting these spectacles in our lives have become and calls us to ask critical questions about what we’re focusing on. The book offers us practical steps to redirect our gaze away from the addictive eye candy of the world and onto the Ultimate Spectacle-leading to the joy and rest our souls crave.

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Free E-Book Alert – Awe by Paul Tripp

The wonderful folks at Crossway Book has made Awe by Paul David Tripp available as a free download.  All you have to do is fill out a quick survey.  Here’s a description of the book:

Humans are hardwired for awe.

Our hearts are always captured by something—that’s how God made us. But sin threatens to distract us from the glory of our Creator. All too often, we stand in awe of everything but God.

Uncovering the lies we believe about all the earthly things that promise us peace, life, and contentment, Paul Tripp redirects our gaze to God’s awe-inducing glory—showing how such a vision has the potential to impact our every thought, word, and deed.

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Free E-Book Alert – John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, & Doxology

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In celebration of John Calvin’s birthday, Ligonier Ministries is giving away free digital copies of John Calvin: A Heart for Devotion, Doctrine, & Doxology by Burk Parsons.  You won’t want to miss this deal.  Here’s the Amazon description:

In celebration of the five hundredth anniversary of John Calvin’s birth (2009), Burk Parsons, editor of Tabletalk magazine and associate minister at St. Andrew’s in Sanford, Fla., has brought together an impressive group of pastors and scholars to reconsider Calvin’s life and legacy. Contributors include Jay Adams, Eric Alexander Thabiti Anyabwile, Joel Beeke, Jerry Bridges, Sinclair Ferguson, Robert Godfrey, D. G. Hart, Michael Horton, Phillip R. Johnson, Steven Lawson, John MacArthur, Keith Mathison, Richard Phillips, Harry Reeder, Philip Graham Ryken, Derek Thomas, Thomas Ascol, and others.

In twenty succinct chapters, these men examine Calvin the man; his work (as a Reformer, a churchman, a preacher, a counselor, and a writer); and his teachings (on subjects as diverse as the Holy Spirit and prayer). What emerges is a multifaceted portrait of a man whose contributions to Christian thought and Christian living were significant indeed, a man whose life, work, and teachings are worthy to be remembered and studied even in the twenty–first century

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Free E-Book Alert – 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You

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Fine folks at Crossway are giving us another free e-book – 12 Ways Your Phone Is Changing You by Tony Reinke.  You might recall we mentioned this book on a podcast in which we discussed the author’s latest book.  So, make you you listen to that podcast if you have not already.  Check it out here – Episode 85- Competing Spectacles.

Here’s the Amazon description for this book:

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, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.

All you have to do is complete a quick survey about prayer and you can download this book in multiple formats.  So, check it out here.

Free E-Book Alert – Spurgeon on the Christian Life

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The fine folks at Crossway are making Spurgeon on the Christian Life by Michael Reeves available as a free download.  All you have to do is fill out a really small survey.  Here’s a quick word about the book:

Organized around the main beliefs that undergirded Charles Spurgeon’s ministry—the centrality of Christ, the importance of the new birth, the indwelling of the Spirit, and the necessity of the Bible—this introduction to Spurgeon’s life and thought will challenge readers to live their lives for the glory of God.

You don’t want to miss out on anything related to Spurgeon, trust me.  So don’t wait because this offer won’t last forever.

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Free E-Book Alert – Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever

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The fine folks at Crossway are making available Discipling: How to Help Others Follow Jesus by Mark Dever as a free download.  Of course, anything by Mark Dever is worth your time to read.  So, download it today while its still free.

In this concise guide, pastor Mark Dever outlines the who, what, where, when, why, and how of discipling—helping others follow Jesus.

Following the pattern found in Scripture, this book explains how disciple-making relationships should function in the context of the local church, teaching us how to cultivate a culture of discipling as a normal part of our everyday lives.

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