Free E-Book Alert – The Gospel by Ray Ortlund

The fine folks at Crossway have made another excellent book as a free download.  The only cost is the time it takes you to fill out a brief survey.  Here’s the Amazon description:

How does the church portray the beauty of Christ?

The gospel is the greatest message of all time addressing the greatest need of all people. However, the good news about Jesus does more than just promise eternal life to all who believe. In the latest addition to the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series, pastor Ray Ortlund explains the gospel’s power to transform individuals from the inside out and create beautiful human relationships. This short book helps readers experience the power of God as they are encouraged to trust in Christ and allow him to transform their beliefs, perspectives, and practices. For everyone who wants to be true to the Bible and honest with themselves, this book offers a practical guide to the fundamental teachings of the gospel and how they affect our relationships with others.

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Free Audio Book – The Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards

The fine folks at Christianaudio.com have made the classic Religious Affections by Jonathan Edwards their free book of the month.  So, if you’ve never read it before get over there and download it today.  Here is their description of the book:

The Religious Affections Quite possibly one of the most important books ever written by America’s greatest theologian. Among the questions asked is, “What is the nature of true religion?” \”What are the signs of a true revival?\” and \”How is the heart changed?\” Edwards used his pulpit and his leadership of the Great Awakening to pen one of the most challenging and inquisitive books ever written.

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Free E-Book Alert – The Greatest Fight: Spurgeon’s Urgent Message for Pastors, Teachers, and Evangelists

“And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power. – 1 Corinthians 2:4

This book examines three things that are of utmost importance in this fight of faith. The first is our armory, which is the inspired Word of God. The second is our army, the church of the living God, which we must lead under our Lord’s command. The third is our strength, by which we wear the armor and use the sword.

The message in this book, when originally presented by Charles Spurgeon in his final address to his own Pastor’s College, was received rapturously and enthusiastically. It was almost immediately published and distributed around the world and in several languages. After Charles Spurgeon’s death in 1892, 34,000 copies were printed and distributed to pastors and leaders in England through Mrs. Spurgeon’s book fund. It is with great pleasure that we present this updated and very relevant book to the Lord’s army of today.

About the Author
Charles Haddon (C. H.) Spurgeon (1834-1892) was a British Baptist preacher. He started preaching at age 17 and quickly became famous. He is still known as the “Prince of Preachers” and frequently had more than 10,000 people present to hear him preach at the Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His sermons were printed in newspapers, translated into many languages, and published in many books.”

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Free E-Book Alert – The Truth of the Cross by R.C. Sproul

For this week only, in recognition of Easter, the fine folks at Ligonier Ministries are giving away digital copies of R.C. Sproul’s the Truth of the Cross. It’s actually a book I am going to recommend on the next Basic Bible Podcast.  Here’s the description:

In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul surveys the great work accomplished by Jesus Christ through His crucifixion—the redemption of God’s people. Dr. Sproul considers the atonement from numerous angles and shows conclusively that the cross was absolutely necessary if anyone was to be saved.

Opening the Scriptures, Dr. Sproul shows that God Himself provided salvation by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross, and the cross was always God’s intended method by which to bring salvation. The Truth of the Cross is an uncompromising reminder that the atonement of Christ is an absolutely essential doctrine of the Christian faith, one that should be studied and understood by all believers.

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Free E-Book Alert – Sacred Motives: 10 Reasons To Wake Up Tomorrow and Live for God

Living for God is not only our sacred privilege as Christians, but it is the most fulfilling, rewarding life possible. In the heart of every Christian, God has placed sacred motives—compelling reasons to live for and serve Him “as the servants of Christ, doing the will of God from the heart.”

Sometimes in the midst of our service, we lose sight of why we do what we do. We slip into a pattern of empty routines or misguided ambition. In these pages, you will be challenged to take a thorough spiritual inventory—to allow the Holy Spirit of God to explore the deepest motives of your soul and to reignite your passion to serve for what pleases Him.

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Free E-Book Alert – Ezekiel: Bowing Before Our Awesome God by Warren Wiersbe


When the Isrealites lost respect for God’s majesty, God called the prophet Ezekiel to remind His people of His holy nature. Ezekiel’s message is just as relevant for us today as it was for the Jewish people thousands of years ago. This study of Ezekiel explores what it means to worship God as a holy Lord who is worthy of our reverence.

The Wiersbe Bible Study Series delivers practical, in-depth guides to selected books of the Bible. Featuring insights from Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s Be Reverent commentary, this eight-week study includes engaging questions and practical applications that will help you connect God’s Word with your life.

An internationally renowned Bible teacher, Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe has written more than 160 books, including the popular “BE” series of Bible commentaries. He and his wife, Betty, live in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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Free E-Book – Reaching the Lost: Evangelism

The Bible calls all Christians to share the good news about Jesus’s death and resurrection with those who don’t believe in Christ, yet this task can often seem daunting. This study helps participants have the right perspectives on evangelism and shows them how to go about sharing the good news with others.

A series of ten 6–7 week studies covering the nine distinctives of a healthy church as originally laid out in Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever. This series explores the biblical foundations of key aspects of the church, helping Christians to live out those realities as members of a local body. Conveniently packaged and accessibly written, the format of this series is guided, inductive discussion of Scripture passages and is ideal for use in Sunday school, church-wide studies, or small group contexts.

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Free E-Book Alert – Be Decisive (Jeremiah) by Warren W. Wiersbe

Imagine living in a world with no moral absolutes. A place where truth is in the eye of the beholder. A society with eroding standards. Sound familiar? Yet this dilemma is not new. The prophet Jeremiah was called to take a public, and unpopular, stand for God’s truth. His story can inspire us to make the powerful, decisive choice to say firm in our faith and values.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, Be Decisive has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares the need for decisive believers in a lukewarm culture.

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Free E-Book Alert – The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever

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The fine folks at Crossway have made this short, excellent book a free gift when you fill out a quick survey.  Here’s the amazon description of the book:

Evangelism is not only misunderstood, it is often unpracticed. Many Christians want to share the gospel with others, but because those Christians don’t grasp the fundamentals of witnessing, they feel intimidated and incapable of sharing the truth of the gospel.

Yet those believers fail to recognize that God has already established who and how we are to evangelize. In The Gospel and Personal Evangelism, Dr. Mark Dever seeks to answer the four basic questions about evangelism that many Christians ask: Who should we evangelize? How should we evangelize? What is evangelism? Why should we evangelize? In his answers Dever draws on New Testament truths and helps believers apply those truths in practical ways. As readers understand the fundamentals of evangelism, they will begin to develop a culture of evangelism in their lives and their local churches.

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Free E-Book Alert – What is a Healthy Church by Mark Dever

The fine folks at 9 Marks are making this a temporary download.  Here’s a Amazon description:

“Author Mark Dever seeks to help believers recognize the key characteristics of a healthy church:  expositional preaching, biblical theology, and a right understanding of the gospel.  Dever then calls us to develop those characteristics in our own churches.”

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