And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Terrance Tiessen on winning our last book giveaway. Terrance won a copy of Faith Alone: The Evangelical Doctrine of Justification by R.C. Sproul.

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Book Giveaway

We’re quickly coming up on the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. This week’s giveaway is a re-pack of R.C. Sproul’s Faith Alone, which revisits the material cause of that reformation, especially in light of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together document from 23 years ago. Here’s the catalog description:

What must you do to be right with God?

The Reformers broke with the Roman Catholic Church when they insisted that people are justified by faith alone. Today, many Protestants fail to grasp that keystone of faith, and yet the biblical, Reformation view of the doctrine of justification is vital for us to grasp the power of the gospel and proclaim it far and wide. In Faith Alone, R. C. Sproul clearly explains the doctrine of salvation, including why Protestantism and Roman Catholicism split over justification in the first place and why that division remains an uncrossed chasm.

Sola fide (faith alone) was the material principle of the Protestant Reformation. Today’s evangelicals tend to be unversed in Scripture and ignorant of their own history, so they are generally ill equipped to defend what they profess to believe. Dr. Sproul has probably done more than anyone in our generation to reconnect contemporary evangelicals with their own rich history. In particular, he has been courageously defending the doctrine of justification for several decades. This book distills the best of his teaching on that issue. It’s an important defense of the gospel’s cardinal principle in a clear and compelling format. I’m happy to give it my most enthusiastic recommendation.”–John MacArthur, author; speaker; pastor; president, The Master’s College and Seminary

“For as long as R. C. Sproul has been involved in public ministry, he has stood firm against theological error while battling boldly for doctrinal truth. In Faith Alone, he demonstrates the critical importance of affirming and protecting that great Reformation doctrine of justification by grace alone, through faith alone. Always respectful toward others, he proceeds carefully, biblically, and with unrelenting force. This book remains as important and relevant today as when it was first published.”–Tim Challies, blogger; author; pastor, Grace Fellowship Church, Toronto, Ontario

R. C. Sproul has served the church as a seminary professor, pastor, and author of more than one hundred books. He is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries and the chancellor of Reformation Bible College, and his teaching can be heard daily on the program Renewing Your Mind, which broadcasts around the world. Dr. Sproul is also executive editor of Tabletalk magazine and general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, July 21st. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are limited to U.S. residents.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Harold Dixon on winning our last book giveaway. Harold won a copy of When in Romans by Beverly Roberts Gaventa.

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering When in Romans: An Invitation to Linger with the Gospel according to Paul by Beverly Roberts Gaventa. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

About

When reading the book of Romans, we often focus on the quotable passages, making brief stopovers and not staying long enough to grasp some of the big ideas it contains. Instead of raiding Paul’s most famous letter for a passage here or a theme there, leading New Testament scholar Beverly Roberts Gaventa invites us to linger in Romans. She asks that we stay with the letter long enough to see how Romans reframes our tidy categories and dramatically enlarges our sense of the gospel.

Containing profound insights written in accessible prose and illuminating references to contemporary culture, this engaging book explores the cosmic dimensions of the gospel that we read about in Paul’s letter. Gaventa focuses on four key issues in Romans–salvation, identity, ethics, and community–that are crucial both for the first century and for our own. As she helps us navigate the book of Romans, she shows that the gospel is far larger, wilder, and more unsettling than we generally imagine it to be.

About the Series
The Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic series is published in conjunction with Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. Leading scholars in biblical studies and systematic theology from a variety of theological traditions offer brief, suggestive treatments of specific topics, exploring the cutting edge of their current interests and latest thinking for the benefit of the whole church.

Contents
Introduction
1. When in Romans . . . Watch the Horizon
2. When in Romans . . . Consider Abraham
3. When in Romans . . . Give Glory to God
4. When in Romans . . . Welcome One Another
Conclusion
For Further Reading
Indexes

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, July 14th. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are limited to U.S. residents.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Paul Adams on winning our last book giveaway. Paul won a copy of The Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines, edited by John A. Beck.

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Book Giveaway

This week I’m offering a neat resource–The Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines, edited by John A. Beck. Here’s the catalog description and table of contents:

Bible charts, maps, and time lines for study and teaching

Charts, maps, and time lines can enrich your understanding of God’s Word and support effective Bible teaching, but reliable information is often difficult to find and share with a class. The Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines provides more than 200 full-color pages of material based on the most up-to-date biblical scholarship to advance your study of God’s Word. This comprehensive resource brings the Bible to life.

It features more than

100 pages of memorable Bible charts
– Plants and Trees of the Bible
– Wild Animals of the Bible
– Old Testament Weapons
– Israelite March and Camp
– Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream and Daniel’s Visions
– The Location of Jesus’s Death and Resurrection
– Reading the Book of Revelation

25 pages of detailed maps
– Abraham and His Family
– Exodus
– Conquest
– Judges
– Exile and Return
– New Testament Jerusalem
– Paul’s Missionary Journeys
– Seven Churches of Revelation

25 pages of time lines and archaeology

25 pages of stunning illustrations and reconstructions
– Noah’s Ark
– Tabernacle
– Solomon’s Temple
– Worship Furniture
– City Defensive Systems
– Ancient Ships
– Jerusalem of David, Solomon, and Hezekiah
– Herod’s Temple Complex

This carefully researched and visually stunning resource helps orient you to the ideas, events, places, and people of the Bible in a memorable way. With a spiral binding to aid in reproduction for classroom use, The Baker Book of Bible Charts, Maps, and Time Lines will quickly become one of your primary resources for biblical study.

Leave your name in the comments section no later than Friday, July 7th. I’ll draw the winner’s name that day. If I don’t hear back from the winner within seven days the book will go to another entry. Entries are restricted to U.S. residents.

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And The Winner Is…

Congratulations to Randy McCracken on winning our last book giveaway. Randy won a copy of The Word Enfleshed by Oliver D. Crisp.

Thanks to all who participated!

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