The Logos “Free Book of the Month” for November is the Hermeneia Commentary on Matthew 1-7 by Ulrich Luz.
Head on over to logos.com/FreeBook to add it to your library now!
The Logos “Free Book of the Month” is Luther in English: The Influence of His Theology of Law and Gospel on Early English Evangelicals (1525-35).
Not much better than free books, right?
Update: In addition to the commentaries below, Logos also is offering a free book from Zondervan, The Promise-Plan of God by Walter Kaiser, which is a Biblical Theology of the Old and New Testaments.
The Logos “Free Book of the Month” is a commentary on Amos by Gary V. Smith from the Mentor Commentary series.
Be sure to head to the site and pick it up—it’s a good one from what I hear! And if that’s not quite enough for you, they also have the commentary on Joel & Obadiah on sale for $1.99 (that’s 91% off!).
Today, July 10th, is the anniversary of Calvin’s birthday in 1509. To celebrate, for 24 hours Reformation Trust and Ligonier are giving away 2 Free ebooks on John Calvin. (I’ve previously reviewed one of them here on the blog)
Also on the free ebook front, Crossway is giving away a free copy of Kevin DeYoung’s Taking God at His Word in exchange for completing a short survey. This giveaway is good until July 14th.
Hurry and get your free resources before they’re gone!
Crossway is giving away a FREE ebook copy of Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life for anyone who completes a short (5 question or so) survey about where they learn about new books. This giveaway is open today through March 15th. I have not read this entry yet but I have read the entry in this series on Jonathan Edwards. If this book is anything like that one then you should definitely get your hands on a free copy! Here’s the link to get started:
(and here’s the link to the Amazon page if you’d like to read some reviews first)
Tullian Tchividjian’s book “Glorious Ruin” is FREE today (6/21) for Kindle, Nook, and many other e-reader devices. Just follow the link and pick out your preferred retailer and boom-you’ve got a free book!
From the publisher:
In this world, one thing is certain: Everybody hurts. Suffering may take the form of tragedy, heartbreak, or addiction. Or it could be something more mundane (but no less real) like resentment, loneliness, or disappointment. But there’s unfortunately no such thing as a painless life. In Glorious Ruin, best-selling author Tullian Tchividjian takes an honest and refreshing look at the reality of suffering, the ways we tie ourselves in knots trying to deal with it, and the comfort of the gospel for those who can’t seem to fix themselves—or others.
This is not so much a book about Why God allows suffering or even How we should approach suffering—it is a book about the tremendously liberating and gloriously counterintuitive truth of a God who suffers with you and for you. It is a book, in other words, about the kind of hope that takes the shape of a cross.
“One living sermon is worth a hundred explanations.” -Robert Coleman
Jesus could have used just about any method to evangelize the world that he wanted. I mean, think about it. He could have just appeared to Caesar, converted him on the spot, and made the official religion of Rome (and thereby, the known world) Christianity right from the start. He could have been born a powerful member of the Sanhedrin, eventually becoming High Priest himself and leading the nation of Israel both in office and life. He even could have opened the mouths of animals or trees to preach for him or something equally and completely ridiculously supernatural…but he didn’t.
Instead, Jesus chose a group of nobodies from nowhere and trained them to be world changers. How did he do it? What was his secret? His “master plan” as it were. Well I’m glad you asked…
Robert Coleman’s classic “The Master Plan of Evangelism” is the resource on the intersection of discipleship and evangelism. He clearly and skillfully explains Jesus’ methods and shows how we can imitate them in our quest to be disciples of Christ. A book like this should be required reading in churches and groups everywhere!
You’ll be hard-pressed to find a better resource than this and exponential.org is giving away an e-book of the updated edition of the book away for FREE! This updated edition is a companion piece to the original-Dr. Coleman summarizes each point in the original book and shares personal insights gathered in the 50+ years since he wrote the original.
You can download it here: Revisiting the Master Plan of Evangelism (you have to create an account with them, but it’s free to join).
Have you read “The Master Plan of Evangelism”? What were your thoughts? And what are other great resources on the subject?
Let us never forget that the greatest thing we can do for God or for man is to pray. For we can accomplish far more by our prayers than by our work. Prayer is omnipotent; it can do anything that God can do! When we pray God works. -The Kneeling Christian
Do you believe that we can do more for and with God through prayer than through anything else that we can do? I know that I’ve heard many speakers and mentors share that thought and that I’ve nodded along in agreement each time.
But the reality is that my actions don’t mirror what I say I believe. Instead, they reveal what I actually believe: that I can do more by working, striving, trying, and attempting on my own.
It’s often far easier to agree to something intellectually than to live it out in our day-to-day lives. But I don’t want to live like that-saying I believe one thing and living a completely different way.
When man works, man works. But when man prays, God works.
A few weeks ago Paul Worcester spoke at a Navigator meeting at UC Davis on the subject of prayer. He shared that a book that had majorly influenced him on prayer was a short anonymous booklet called “The Kneeling Christian.” Since then it’s been on my list to read and I finally got around to finding it online.
I’m planning on starting it this weekend and (since it’s a FREE resource online!) want to invite you to read it with me! If you’re even the slightest bit interested in learning more about prayer, being challenged, and seeing if God has anything to teach you on the subject, go ahead and join me! The link below will let you download the same version of the book that I found online:
What has been the most influential resource or idea about prayer for you personally?
If you don’t already know this about me, I LOVE sharing music, resources, and lots of other things! It is rarely enough for me to find a good thing and just enjoy it myself-I have to pass it on to other people too!
This is especially true if said resource/music/etc. is FREE! I mean, you barely even have to convince someone to give something a chance if it’s not going to cost them anything to give it a chance. It’s basically selling itself.
To that end, I’ll be sharing free resources that I come across here on the blog. Perhaps I’ll have a weekly roundup sort of thing (Freebie Fridays? …I think i need to work on the name lol). But for now, I think it’ll be intermittent updates.
Right now Tullian Tchividjian (Billy Graham’s grandson) has one of his books on Grace and the Law on noisetrade.com for free! I don’t know how long it will stay there, but I’d recommend you check it out. I just downloaded it myself and am looking forward to diving into it soon. Here’s the link to use to download it: