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 – Gospel Wakefulness by Jared Wilson

The fine folks at Crossway are making this e-book a free download to those willing to fill out a short survey.  Here’s a description of the book:

Do you ever feel like your desire for God is waning? Are you numb to the routine of church? What does it mean to be truly awakened to the wonder of the gospel?

Jared Wilson contends that we must be regularly engaged and engaging others with the good news of the sacrificing, dying, rising, exalted person of Jesus Christ. Wilson reminds us of the death-proof, fail-proof King of kings who is before all things and in all things and holding all things together, and of the Spirit’s power to quicken our hearts and captivate our imaginations. The message of Gospel Wakefulness will make numbness the exception (rather than the norm) and reawaken us to the multifaceted brilliance of the gospel.

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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.

Get your free copy here.

Free E-Book Alert – Calvin on the Christian Life by Michael Horton

 

The fine folks at Crossway are once again offering a free book, this time by one of my favorite authors – Michael Horton.  By the way, Dr. Horton has agreed to come on my podcast this month!

Here’s the amazon.com description of the book:

John Calvin, a man adored by some and maligned by others, stands as a legendary figure in Christian history. In Calvin on the Christian Life, professor Michael Horton offers us fresh insights into the Reformer’s personal piety and practical theology by allowing Calvin to speak in his own words.

Drawing not only from his Institutes and biblical commentaries, but also from lesser-known tracts, treatises, and letters, this book will deepen your understanding of Calvin’s theology and ministry by exploring the heart of his spiritual life: confident trust and unwavering joy in the sovereign grace of God.

Part of the Theologians on the Christian Life series.

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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 – Go and Sin No More: A Call to Holiness

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Michael Brown is by far my favorite Charismatic and non-Reformed theologian.  Today only one of his books is available free on Amazon:

“Dr. Bill Bright called this book, “Magnificent. . . . One of those rare, life-changing books.” The sad truth is that holiness is one of the most misunderstood topics in the Church today, with one side preaching legalistic bondage and the other side preaching false grace. In Go And Sin No More, Dr. Michael L. Brown strikes a biblical balance and points the way to a grace-filled, Spirit-e empowered holiness, revealing how you can overcome temptation and live a passionate life of holiness that will fill God’s heart with joy. Drawing on years of Scripture study and and personal experience, Brown’s book is filled with practical steps, biblical guidance, and inspirational quotes that will give you strength to boldly and aggressively overcome sin and walk in the liberty and freedom that Jesus purchased for you by His blood. Begin living a life that is pleasing in God’s eyes and experience a deeper level of spiritual strength, hunger and effectiveness. It’s time to experience the beauty of holiness today!”

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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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