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Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God’s Royal Priests by Edward T. Welch (Giveaway

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Noon today Crossway is giving away five copies of  Created to Draw Near: Our Life as God's Royal Priests by Edward T. Welch on Tim Challies' site.
From the publisher:You are a royal priest.
That Reality Will Change Your Life

Human beings are wired for connection. We long for deep relationships and real intimacy―both of which reflect our fundamental desire to be close to God. But all too often, whether because of our sin or our failures, we imagine that God prefers to keep his distance.

In this book, Edward T. Welch shows us the purpose for which we were created: to be brought near to God as a kingdom of priests. He traces the priestly identity throughout the entire Bible, showing us how holiness leads to closeness to God. Through the blood of Jesus, God extends his invitation for all to draw near with open arms. And in his presence, we discover what it means to be truly human: known, unashamed, and wise, full of meaning, purpose, and abundant life.
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Last Words: Seven Sayings from the Heart of Christ on the Cross (WIN)

January Freebie Roundup

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Here is a list of free books and journals I have found around the web. 

My favorite free resource this January is an audiobook called Competing Spectacles: Treasuring Christ in the Media Age by Tony Reinke. He has written some relevant books in the past few years. I am finding the book written with poetic and timely words for our entertainment-driven society.
The Donkey Who Carried a King by R. C. Sproul (eBook)Christianity on Trial: A Lawyer Examines the Christian Faith by W. Mark Lanier (eBook)C.S. Lewis - A Profile in Faith (eBook)CSB Study Bible (eBook)Unstuck: A nine-step journey to change that lasts by Tim Lane (eBook)A Moment of Reckoning: 9 Marks Journal (eJournal)
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21 Years by TobyMac (Video)

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I am not sure you followed the death of Toby Mac's 21-year-old son, Truett. He died of cardiac arrest.

Toby said of Truett's faith, "Truett always had a soft spot for God. The Bible moved him. His heart was warm to the things of his King. He was by no means a cookie cutter Christian but give me a believer who fights to keep believing. Give me a broken man who recognizes his need for a Savior every time. That’s who Truett was and how he should be remembered."

The other day Toby Mac released a music video sharing his heart. It is hard to watch it with a dry eye. Here is the video.




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Something to Talk About: Interview About the Book Last Words

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Yesterday, I was able to interview with Pastor Rich Zieger and Producer Stacey Koziel about my upcoming book Last Words: Seven Sayings from the Heart of Christ on the Cross. You can listen to the podcast below.  

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Growing In Holiness by R. C. Sproul (Giveaway)

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Baker Books is giving away three copies of Growing in Holiness: Understanding God's Role and Yours by R.C. Sproul
From the publisher: Why does my sanctification seem lacking?

Do you ever feel like you're unsure of your role in your personal sanctification? Are you as holy as you wish you could be? We understand that the process of sanctification can sometimes be mystifying, frustrating, and fuzzy. Because we experience this very same conundrum in our life, we've decided to to partner with Baker Books to give away three copies of the soon to be released book from Dr. R.C. Sproul, Growing in Holiness. This must-read book is aimed at helping Christians in all walks of life understand how sanctification works and how we are to respond to a God who declares that we are to be holy as He is holy.

Drawn from the lectures of beloved theologian R. C. Sproul, Growing in Holiness explores the doctrine of sanctification, offering insightful commentary on themes such as developing perseve…