Free eBooks (2014)

Here's the list of permalinks to valuable eBooks that I mentioned yesterday.  There is no particular order for this list and no plan to do so because I'm going through last year's thread piece by piece:

Desiring God's free eBook archive (Not all books are free, but probably 90-95% of the list is)
Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Monergism.com's free eBook archive
RC Sproul's list of free eBooks

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There are a couple for agencies that offer free monthly ebooks/resources

Logos.com (Logos Bible App is required)
ChristianAudio.com also has a free resource of the month

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I also wanted to start a new thread for items that are free in 2014, just for general housekeeping. The first book for January is John (St. Andrew's Expositional Commentary) by RC Sproul. 

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Shame Interrupted: How God Lifts the Pain of Worthlessness and Rejection by Ed Welch

No More Hiding

Shame controls far too many of us. Worthless, inferior, rejected, weak, humiliated, failure...it all adds up to wishing we could get away from others and hide. We know what shame feels like. The way out, however, is harder to find. Time doesn't help, neither does confession, because shame is just as often from what others do to you as it is from what you have done. But the Bible is about shame from start to finish, and, if we are willing, God's beautiful words break through.

Look at Jesus through the lens of shame and see how the marginalized and worthless are his favorites and become his people. God cares for the shamed. Through Jesus you are covered, adopted, cleansed, and healed.

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Edward T. Welch, MDiv, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for over twenty-five years and has written many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety.
 

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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A Well-Worn Path: Thirty-One Daily Reflections for the Worshipping Heart by Dan Wilt is free on Kindle today. 

A fresh, beautiful take on the daily devotional.

A Well-Worn Path is a beautiful collection of thirty-one brief daily spiritual reflections to renew your heart. Written by respected worship leader and teacher Dan Wilt, each devotional gives you a daily "boost of the Spirit," helping you find your well-worn path of intimacy with God. Designed for daily use, these short readings present a fresh, twenty-first century approach to the daily devotional, and will spark hope and faith in Jesus in you once again.

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Dan Wilt is one of today's most respected voices on the worshipping life. Through his books, conferences, songs, and radio storytelling, Dan encourages thousands of worshippers each week. Dan lives in Franklin, Tennessee with his wife, Anita, and three children. Visit www.DanWilt.com for more "life worship" resources.

It's a little short, and book blurbs like this always make me a little more careful about what they're actually saying even though they are 'Christian', but it may be worth a look.

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An ebook by Albert Mohler, Jr., titled "The Pastor as Theologian" has been made free to any who are interested.  You do have to sign up an email account to get a copy, though.

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Letters from a Skeptic: A Son Wrestles with His Father's Questions about Christianity [Kindle Edition]

Greg Boyd and his father, Ed, were on opposite sides of a great divide. Greg was a newfound Christian, while his father was a longtime agnostic. So Greg offered his father an invitation: Ed could write with any questions on Christianity, and his son would offer a response.

Letters from a Skeptic contains this special correspondence. The letters tackle some of today's toughest challenges facing Christianity, including

Do all non-Christians go to hell?
How can we believe a man rose from the dead?
Why is the world so full of suffering?
How do we know the Bible was divinely inspired?
Does God know the future?

Each response offers insights into the big questions, while delivering intelligent answers that connect with both the heart and mind. Whether you're a skeptic, a believer, or just unsure, these letters can provide a practical, common-sense guide to the Christian faith.

I should note that Greg Boyd is one of the key proponents for Open Theism, so you may want to be careful when reading this book.  I have no idea if his dad - the one writing to Greg with answers - is Open or not.  If you're really interested in rebutting Open Theism, John Piper's book Beyond the Bounds is available as a PDF at Desiring God.

Also free -

Speaking Truth in Love: Counsel in Community [Kindle Edition] By David Powlinson

You probably speak 20,000 words a day, give or take, and each one influences those who listen. No wonder God has so much to say about our words. We are all counselors, whether we realize it or not!

Speaking Truth in Love is a blueprint for communication that strengthens community in Christ. The principles outlined in this pivotal work are specific to counseling, yet extend to marriage, family, friendship, business, and the church.

Have you ever wondered how to be a more effective counselor?
Have you ever looked for a better way to talk to difficult people?
Have you ever wanted to express faith and love more naturally in your relationships?

Practical in its approach yet comprehensive in its scope, Speaking Truth in Love is sure to become required reading for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a counselor or anyone else who longs for ways to redeem relationships.

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David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D is a popular speaker, writer, and faculty member of the Christian Counseling and Educational Foundaltion's School of Biblical Counseling. He also teaches Practical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary and edits the Journal of Biblical Counseling. Dr. Powlison has also written Seeing with New Eyes: Counseling and the Human Condition Through the Lens of Scripture, a 2004 nominee for the coveted ECPA Gold Medallion Award. In addition, he has written Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare, and numerous articles on counseling.

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A SI member PM'd me yesterday and mentioned that he had two books available for free on his website - Go take a look!

The Sovereignty of God by AW Pink

"...Here is the fundamental difference between the man of faith and the man of unbelief. The unbeliever is “of the world,” and judges everything by worldly standards, views life from the standpoint of time and sense, and weighs everything in the balances of his own carnal making. But the man of faith brings in God, looks at everything from His standpoint, estimates values by spiritual standards, and views life in the light of eternity. Doing this, he receives whatever comes as from the hand of God. Doing this, his heart is calm in the midst of the storm. Doing this, he rejoices in the hope of the glory of God."

Christianity and Liberalism by J. Gresham Machen

"It is true that historic Christianity is in conflict at many points with the collectivism of the present day; it does emphasize, against the claims of society, the worth of the individual soul. It provides for the individual a refuge from all the fluctuating currents of human opinion, a secret place of meditation where a man can come alone into the presence of God. It does give a man courage to stand, if need be, against the world; it resolutely refuses to make of the individual a mere means to an end, a mere element in the composition of society. It rejects altogether any means of salvation which deals with men in a mass; it brings the individual face to face with his God."

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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24/6: A Prescription for a Healthier, Happier Life by Matthew Sleeth

“Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.”

Sounds nice, but how do we find rest in a 24/7 world? Just as the Hebrews were slaves in Egypt, we have become slaves to technology. Our technological tools allow 24-hour productivity and connectivity, give us more control, and subtlety enslave us to busyness itself. Sabbath is about restraint, about intentionally not doing everything all the time just because we can. Setting aside a day of rest helps us reconnect with our Creator and find the peace of God that passes all understanding. The Sabbath is about letting go of the controls one day a week and letting God be God. So how do we do it?

In 24/6, Dr. Matthew Sleeth describes our symptoms, clarifies the signs, diagnoses the illness, and lays out a simple plan for living a healthier, more God-centered life in a digitally-dazed, always-on world. Sleeth shares how his own family was dramatically transformed when it adopted Sabbath practices and helps readers better understand how their own lives can be transformed – physically, emotionally, relationally and spiritually – by adopting the 24/6 lifestyle.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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I think this one is for today only-

What Do You Think of Me? Why Do I Care?: Answers to the Big Questions of Life by Edward Welch

Tired of Trying to Win Approval and Escape Rejection?

Peer pressure, codependency, shame, low self-esteem; these are just some of the words used to identify how people are controlled by others' opinions. Why is it so important to be liked? Why is rejection so traumatic?

Edward T. Welch's insightful, biblical answers to these questions show that freedom from others' opinions and genuine, loving relationships grow as we learn about ourselves, others, and God. This interactive book includes questions for individual or group study and is suitable for teenagers and young adults.

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Edward T. Welch, M.Div., Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and faculty member at the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF). He has counseled for over twenty-five years and is the best-selling author of many books including When People Are Big and God Is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame It on the Brain?; Depression: A Stubborn Darkness; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Addiction; Running Scared: Fear, Worry, and the God of Rest; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-by-Step Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. He and his wife Sheri have two married daughters and four grandchildren.

I've read a few of Ed Welch's books and would recommend his books heartily.  Pick that one up! Smile

Also free -

Letter from Birmingham Jail by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

This may be a more controversial recommendation, but since it's free and since he is such a huge and influential figure in American Politics, especially in regards to the 1950's and 60's, I wanted to share it with you all.  I downloaded it last night and hope to listen to it soon.  As always, be discerning, and take the good while rejecting the evil (Romans 12:9).

I have a few books to put online this week, so check back in for the next couple of days.

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There is a free ebook edition of Pilgrim's Progress available from Ian Columba's website, available in a couple of different formats.

Also free - What Did Jesus Really Mean When He Said Follow Me? by David Platt.  I believe that this is an extended excerpt from one of his other books, and am very interested in reading it.

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I heard about this via the "Ask Pastor John" Podcast on Monday - Dr. Andrew Davis wrote a small volume titled "An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture" that was favorably mentioned.  Given the importance of memorizing the Bible, I wanted to share it with everyone.

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The fantastic little book by Dr. Jim Berg titled "Changed Into His Image" was taught through by Dr. Berg at Faith Baptist Church in South Carolina, and the sessions are now available for download at the book's website. I'd encourage everyone to check this resource out.

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Praying through the Prophets: Jonah, Micah & Nahum is free for Kindle devices today.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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That's a Great Question: What to Say When Your Faith Is Questioned is free for Kindle today for those who are interested.  It's by Glenn Pearson.

Also, just a reminder that the free ebooks of the month from Logos and ChristianAudio will be expiring soon - jump on them if you haven't already.

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'The Prayer of the Lord" by RC Sproul is free for the next couple of days at Amazon.com

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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The book "Hudson Taylor's Choice Sayings" is free for Logos users in conjunction with the DG2014 conference. You must use promo code HUDSON in order to get the book for free.  Otherwise, it will cost $15.  They're also running discounts on the Logos software itself - use promo code DesiringGod5.

That deal ends on Feb. 8 (Saturday). 

There is also the free Logos book of the month - Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church: A Guide for Ministry

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships by Chip Ingram is free for Kindle. 

God wants his children to have a lasting relationship and great sex-the results of a deep, meaningful love that is rooted in commitment. Love, Sex, and Lasting Relationships, helps readers walk a path to true love that is more fulfilling than they ever imagined. 

"There's a better way to find love, stay in love, and grow in intimacy for a lifetime," says Chip Ingram. It's God's way. Whether single or married, happy or searching for hope, readers will discover that by following God's prescription, they can create a love that lasts. A love that can be enjoyed.

Also free for download - there are two lengthy excerpts from the brand new Moody Bible Commentaries (PDF format) on Romans and Daniel.  The commentaries look very interesting.

 

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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Louis Berkhof's Systematic Theology is available for free download from www.biblicaltraining.org in both PDF and ePub formats. This is a Systematic that I referred to often in grad school and I found it to be very helpful.

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Thoughts for Young Men by JC Ryle is free for download at the website of SI Member Ian Columba, as is the book "Songs of Zion: The Poetry of Robert Murray M'Cheyne"

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More or Less: Choosing a Lifestyle of Excessive Generosity by Jeff Shinabarger and Bob Goff is free for Kindle/Nook/etc. today.

In More or Less, Jeff Shinabarger calls readers to create their own social experiments to answer the question, “What is enough?”
 
It all started with one idea: What would happen if we created a culture in which we gave away whatever was more than enough for us? How would our habits change if we shed the excess of money, clutter, and food in our lives? In More or Less, readers will learn how to draw a line of “enough” in their consumer choices, how to see generosity as a chance to experience freedom in a greedy world, and how to make small changes now that will help others forever. As Shinabarger reminds them, defining “enough” is more than a responsibility—it is an opportunity to give hope.

I don't know too much about him, but the idea of fighting materialism by giving away your excess is interesting.  Paul commands us to be content with food and clothing, and it really is amazing just how much 'excess' Americans have when you think about it.

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The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism: An Analysis, Critique, and Exhortation Concerning the Contemporary Doctrine of "Fallible Prophecy"

This book examines Wayne Grudem's controversial teaching on fallible prophecy in view of various lexical, exegetical, and historical points of analysis. It also addresses the teaching's popularity and continuing advancement through many charismatics within the "New Calvinism" movement. The doctrine of fallible prophecy is neither benign nor harmless, rather it constitutes a troubling strange fire for the body of Christ and continues to spread through the advocacy of popular continuationists like Wayne Grudem, D.A. Carson, John Piper, and Mark Driscoll. 

“Not only does fallible prophecy have no real value, it is dangerous and can lead the gullible to take very unfortunate actions...since Grudem is the Neo-Calvinist theologian leading the charge in attempting to develop and defend the position of fallible prophecy, Beasley primarily interacts with his writings. His carefully presented argument leads to the conclusion that Grudem is reasoning from both ignorance of New Testament times, as well as from silence. Beasley has done the church a wonderful service by producing this volume. My hope is that many will read it and absorb its contents." 

Gary E. Gilley, Pastor-teacher, Southern View Chapel, Springfield, Il: 

Contents: 

1. Chapter 1: Prophecy – A Test of Love: According to the proponents of fallible prophecy, the presence of error in a prophetic utterance does not make such claimants of the prophetic gift false prophets, it only means that they are New Testament fallible prophets by definition. This constitutes a complete reversal of meaning of prophecy which results in a confused message concerning the nature and character of the God who has consistently and effectually revealed Himself through His appointed messengers. Moreover, such a redaction of prophecy effectively confuses, and nearly eliminates, the scripturally prescribed tests for prophecy. The importance of this must not be underestimated, for all of the tests of prophecy, in the Old Testament and the New Testament, have an unimpeachable centerpiece: the love of God. 

2. Chapter 2: Fallible prophecy – Lexical Considerations: Grudem argues that the New Testament connotation of the word prophet no longer possessed the sense of authority it once had. In view of Grudem’s emphasis on this point, chapter 2 examines Grudem's lexical justification for such a position. 

3. Chapter 3: Fallible prophecy – The Case of Agabus: One of the most central arguments for fallible prophecy is founded on Agabus' prophecy in Acts 21:11. Like Grudem, D.A. Carson insists that Agabus’ prophecy was fraught with error: "I can think of no reported Old Testament prophet whose prophecies are so wrong on the details." This serious accusation establishes the basis for a thorough examination of Agabus in the 3rd chapter. 

4. Chapter 4: Fallible prophecy – A Gift for All?: The advocates of fallible prophecy argue that the NT gift of prophecy was extremely common and functioned “in thousands of ordinary Christians in hundreds of local churches at the time of the New Testament.” In addition to this, Grudem argues that neither grave error nor immaturity should serve as a barrier to the pursuit and exercise of such a gift by nearly everyone within the local church. Such thinking is a tragedy for the body of Christ which is called to holiness and truth in all aspects of life and servitude. 

5. Conclusion: The Fallible Prophets of New Calvinism: Believing in the value and efficacy of fallible prophecy, a growing number of popular pastors and teachers are now openly promoting such teaching. Particularly within the increasingly popular New Calvinism movement we find a growing number of advocates of fallible prophecy. To facilitate the spread of this doctrine, Grudem himself supplies a 6-point strategy for establishing fallible prophecy within the local church. This poses an increasing danger of the tolerance and proliferation of false prophets within the church. 

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"How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home" by Derek W.H. Thomas is free right now:

In How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home, Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas explores Romans 8, which he calls the best chapter in the Bible. Here he finds an exposition of the steps through which God leads His people in the process of their salvation, but also loving counsel on such topics as prayer and resisting the Devil, as well as exhortations and comforts for weary pilgrims. Dr. Thomas begins at Romans 8:1 with the best news imaginable believers just and deserved condemnation before God has been taken away by Jesus Christ s work on the cross. He then contrasts earthly minded and spiritually minded people, showing that only those who are spiritually minded know life.

In Romans 8:29 30, he explores several steps in the process of salvation foreknowledge, predestination, calling, justification, and, finally, glorification which show God s invincible purpose in redemption. Finally, he unfolds the powerful promise of the final few verses of Romans 8 nothing can separate those God has redeemed from His saving love. How the Gospel Brings Us All the Way Home is a powerful exploration of the manifold gifts the heavenly Father has lavished upon His people and a preview of the greater inheritance that lies ahead.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan is free for Kindle today.

"My grace is sufficient for thee" (2 Corinthians 12:9).

Before Pilgrim's Progress, John Bunyan wrote Grace Abounding-from his jail cell. John was not imprisoned for his youthful rebellion, but for preaching the gospel after he heard a word from God.

"For though, as yet, I was nothing but a poor painted hypocrite, yet I loved to be talked of as one that was truly godly."

For many years, John-like all Christians-struggled with his sinful nature. In Grace Abounding, he honestly declares his shortcomings, and knows that he must overcome them to fulfill his destiny.

"But one morning, when I was again at prayer,
and trembling under the fear of this,
that no word of God could help me,
that piece of a sentence darted in upon me,
'My grace is sufficient.'"

Throughout John's life he realized how vulnerable he was, and how great God's grace is.

First, I confessed I was fallen, but not fallen away….
Secondly, I confessed that I had put Jesus Christ to shame by my sin,
but not to open shame….

Discover God's abounding grace for you through this classic work that has guided countless many over the past 300 years.

Another free book is "Will the Real Armorbearer Please Stand Up?" by Joceline Bronson

 

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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A Reasonable Response by William Lane Craig

Followers of Jesus need not fear hard questions or objections against Christian belief. In A Reasonable Response, renowned Christian philosopher and apologist William Lane Craig offers dozens of examples of how some of the most common challenges to Christian thought can be addressed. In this free download we provide Dr. Craig answers tough questions On the Trinity and The Problem of Evil. We hope this short eBook will serve you well!

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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The Tender Scar: Life After the Death of a Spouse by Richard L. Mabry

The Tender Scar should be purchased and given to anyone you care about who has lost a spouse. It offers valid, genuine help that well-meaning friends often cannot provide. It also gives the contact information for support groups. This is also a very valuable book for all pastors, counselors, ministers, and chaplains who so often deal with death issues. (Rev. Austin Miles Agape Press 2006-05-01)

"The Tender Scar should be bought and given to anyone you care about who has lost a spouse. It offers valid, genuine help that well-meaning friends often cannot provide. It also gives the contact information for support groups. This is also a very valuable book for all pastors, counselors, ministers and chaplains who so often deal with death issues. Reading this book will compel you to rethink how important your husband, wife or companion is. It will spur you to make every minute count with your spouse even if it means turning off your favorite program in order to pay full attention to a soul mate who at that moment wants to talk." (Rev. Austin Miles americandaily.com 2006-05-01)

After reading this book, the grieving widow or widoweróindeed anyone suffering the sting of a loved ones' deathóin left with the assurance that, although the scar left behind is tender, healing is possible. (Dan Griffin Baptist Standard 2006-12-04)

He understands how gut-wrenching holidays and other social events can be without your loved one. If you've lost your spouse, get this book. If you know someone who recently lost a spouse, give this book (but first read it yourselfóit will make you a better friend to the grief-stricken). (Sue Kline DJ Picks 2007-01-01)

Thank goodness. The author of The Tender Scar has the ability to put into words his deepest feelings of when his wife of many years suffered a stroke and never recovered . . . . Richard Mabry, the author, was a teaching physician for 35 years but he knew he must share his grief with others such as his pastor, friends and family members. Not only did he keep a near daily journal of his feelings, he shared them word for word by means of e-mail. Each of the 26 chapters includes a verbatim copy of his e-mail to either his children or closest friends and he includes with each a Bible reference and a prayer . . . . I thoroughly appreciated this book and I recommend family members of all ages to read it, particularly members of the older generations. I further recommend that it be placed in our church library to be accessible for all to read. (Gene Ludtke The Lamplighter 2007-02-01)

From the Back Cover

Offering hope and healing for the broken-hearted, The Tender Scar addresses the heart-wrenching pain of loosing a spouse. Using journal entries written after the death of his wife, Dr. Richard Mabry uses his own journey as a stepping-stone to a practical discussion of the grief process, offering help on such topics as:

  • Finding a support group
  • Resigning your commission
  • Combating funeral flashbacks
  • Reviewing the souvenirs of a lifetime
  • Facing holidays
  • Remembering an anniversary

He connects with the reader in a way that makes them say, “Yes, I feel that way,” and “That might work for me—maybe I should try it.” He shares the emotions and situations he encountered, and acknowledges his own mistakes as well as his hard-won victories.

“These are powerful words won in the conflict between heartbreak and healing. They are authoritative inasmuch as Dr. Mabry speaks from the trench and not the pulpit.”

—Dr. Dan L. Griffin
Pastor of Christ Fellowship Baptist Church
Arlington, Texas

Richard L. Mabry, MD, has a background that includes more than thirty-five years of medical practice, both as a private practitioner and a professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He has authored three best-selling medical textbooks and edited two others. A deacon at his home church, Richard has taught several Bible courses and Sunday School classes over the years. Though now retired, he is still in great demand as a speaker and teacher both in the United States and abroad.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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How People Change by Paul Tripp and Timothy S. Lane is free today.

A changed heart is the bright promise of the gospel.

When the Bible talks about the gift of a new heart, it doesn't mean a heart that is immediately perfected, but a heart that is capable of being changed. Jesus' work on the cross targets our hearts, our core desires and motivations, and when our hearts change, our behavior changes. It's amazing to watch people who once seemed stuck in a pattern of words, choices, and behaviors start living in a new way as Christ changes their hearts.
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Timothy S. Lane, M.Div., D.Min., is Executive Director of the Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation (CCEF), a faculty member, and a counselor with twenty-five years of experience, including ten years as a pastor. He is the coauthor of the books How People Change and Relationships: A Mess Worth Making, coauthor of the curriculums Change and Your Relationships and How People Change, author of the minibooks Conflict; Family Feuds; Forgiving Others; and Freedom from Guilt.

Paul David Tripp, M.Div., D.Min., is the President of Paul Tripp Ministries, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to connect the transforming power of Jesus Christ to everyday life. This mission leads Paul to weekly speaking engagements around the world. In addition, Paul is the Executive Director of the Center for Pastoral Life and Care in Fort Worth, Texas, as well as the best-selling author of numerous books on Christian living. He has been married for many years to Luella and they have four grown children.

Just as an FYI, there is a free books available through Logos as well for March.  The free book by ChristianAudio is by Watchman Nee, so I'd skip that one.

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A Call to Prayer - with Study Guide (Chapel Library) by J.C. Ryle is free today.

"A Call to Prayer" was one of J.C. Ryle’s best received works in his day and has remained so ever since. It is a direct exhortation to pray fervently and without ceasing. “I want the times we live in to be praying times. I want the Christians of our day to be praying Christians. I want the church to be a praying church. My heart’s desire and prayer in sending forth this tract is to promote a spirit of prayerfulness. I want those who never prayed yet, to arise and call upon God, and I want those who do pray, to see that they are not praying amiss.”—from the Conclusion. 

Contents include the following chapters, with study questions for each chapter (used by permission of Mount Zion Bible Institute): 
1. Prayer Is Needful to a Man’s Salvation 
2. The Habit of Prayer: Mark of a True Christian 
3. Prayer: The Most Neglected Duty 
4. Prayer Produces Great Encouragement 
5. Diligence in Prayer: The Secret of Holiness 
6. Prayer and Backsliding 
7. Prayer and Contentment 
8. Advice to the Unsaved 
9. Counsel to the Saints

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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Putting Jesus in His Place: The Case for the Deity of Christ by Robert Bowman, J. Ed Komoszewski, and Darrell L. Bock is free at Amazon today:

The central theological distinctive of Christianity--that Jesus is God incarnate--has repeatedly come under fire from adherents to other religions and scholars who interpret Jesus as a prophet, angel, or guru. Putting Jesus in His Place is designed to introduce Christians to the wealth of biblical teaching on the deity of Christ. Using evidence from the New Testament, this book helps readers appreciate the significance of Christ's deity in a personal relationship with Him, and gives them the confidence to share the truth about Jesus with others. The book is divided into five sections, each corresponding to an aspect of the New Testament's revelation of Jesus as God, and using an acronym based on the letters in the word HANDS:

H-Honors (Jesus shares the honors that are due God)

A-Attributes (Jesus shares the attributes of God)

N-Names (Jesus shares the names of God)

D-Deeds (Jesus shares the deeds that God does)

S-Seat (Jesus shares the seat of God's eternal throne)

Putting Jesus in His Place engages objections to the divine identity of Jesus Christ from Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, Muslims, Unitarians, and other religious perspectives. Its emphasis throughout, however, is on the positive case for the deity of Christ. The book introduces the reader to cutting-edge scholarship on New Testament Christology and makes the information accessible and usable for those who are not biblical scholars or theologians. Endorsed by an impressive lineup of leading specialists in the field including Martin Hengel, Richard Bauckham, I. Howard Marshall, Craig A. Evans, Daniel B. Wallace, Murray J. Harris, and Larry Hurtado, Putting Jesus in His Place is an indispensable introduction and reference on the New Testament teaching about the identity of Jesus Christ.

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned the Crucial Questions series by RC Sproul.  The collection has been ported to Logos now and is free for download or purchase.

https://www.logos.com/product/41253/crucial-questions-series

"Our task today is to tell people — who no longer know what sin is...no longer see themselves as sinners, and no longer have room for these categories — that Christ died for sins of which they do not think they’re guilty." - David Wells

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