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Online ESV Study Bible Tour

As we announced Monday, Crossway is offering free access to the Online ESV Study Bible through March 31st.

We will be sharing some tips for using the Online Study Bible in the coming days. In the meantime, this nicely done video tour was sent in by Jacob Abshire:

Visit ESVStudyBible.org/video for more.

March 5, 2009 | Posted in: Digital,ESV,Study Bibles,Video | Author: James Kinnard @ 3:58 pm | (6) Comments »

“Find One, Build One” – Part 2

9781581349306Since our last post about the “Find One, Build One” tour, eight bloggers have added to the discussion. Here’s a quick recap:

La Shawn Barber and Doug Wilson both commend the book to the readers of their respective blogs. Click over to La Shawn Barber’s Corner and Blog and Mablog to read what they say.

Frank Turk of Pyromaniacs places What He Must Be “in the top three books of the last 50 years on marriage and the call to being a husband.” Voddie was so touched by Frank’s analysis that he commented on it here.

Several posts by Candice Watters, appearing on Boundless Line, have sparked an enthusiastic discussion. Monday’s post actually garnered 77 comments! Tuesday’s post appears here, and a bio of Voddie is here. Candice also promises a full review of the book soon.

You can also check out these blogs for more reviews:

Keep in the mind that conversations on many of these blogs are ongoing. So check back often!

| Posted in: Author,Dating and Singleness,Marriage,Men, Husbands, Fathers,Reviews | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:44 am | 0 Comments »

There’s Got to Be More to Easter Than This

By Nancy Guthrie

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I’m not exactly sure what I was so annoyed about on that Easter Sunday, 1965, when I was two years old. Perhaps that new poofy dress was uncomfortable, or maybe my Easter basket in a bucket lacked my preferred treats. Maybe I was just tired of posing for Easter morning photos.  Somehow this photo captures the sense that I think many people share with me who have known too many Easter Sunday celebrations that were more about a new outfit and some chocolate eggs than any sense of the significance of what Jesus accomplished on the cross.

J.C. Ryle helps us to see that significance in the piece from his commentary on Matthew that I included in Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross. He writes:

“Was he flogged? It was done so that ‘by his wounds we are healed’ (Isaiah 53:5). Was he condemned though innocent? It was done so that we might be acquitted, though guilty. Did he wear a crown of thorns? It was done so that we might wear the crown of glory. Was he stripped of his clothes? It was done so that we might be clothed in everlasting righteousness. Was he mocked and reviled? It was done so that we might be honored and blessed. Was he reckoned a criminal, and counted among those who have done wrong? It was done so that we might be reckoned innocent, and declared free from all sin. Was he declared unable to save himself? It was so that he might be able to save others to the uttermost. Did he die at last, and that the most painful and disgraceful death? It was done so that we might live forevermore, and be exalted to the highest glory.

Let us ponder these things well: they are worth remembering.”

March 4, 2009 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Author,Death of Christ,Holidays,Life & Doctrine,Resurrection of Christ,Sanctification,The Christian Life | Author: Crossway Staff @ 8:47 am | Comments Off »

Title the Resurrection Book

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Adrian Warnock’s writing a book on the Resurrection (early 2010) and he’s soliciting your feedback on possible titles.

March 3, 2009 | Posted in: Author,Books,Resurrection of Christ,Survey | Author: James Kinnard @ 8:16 pm | 0 Comments »

“Find One, Build One” Blog Tour – Day One

The “Find One, Build One” blog tour is off to a great start! Several bloggers hit the ground running today with introductory posts, background information, and even with full reviews. If you want to participate in the conversation—or just to listen in—here are a few sites you should check out:

In his first post on What He Must Be, Tom Ascol at Founders Ministries blog summarizes the book’s message like this:

“Voddie’s overall concern is to help parents—especially fathers—shepherd their daughters through the process of arranging a marriage to the “right” man. This is not the same as an “arranged marriage” in the sense that the parents simply do it. Rather, it involves teaching and preparing daughters to enter into marriage as spiritually, emotionally and physically intact as possible.”

Tom promises to post some excerpts from the book throughout the week, so check back frequently!

Terry Delaney of Going to Seminary offers a full-fledged review in which he highly recommends the book to parents, singles, and pastors. He’s also posed a question to his readers: “Do you think it is right to set standards for who your children (especially daughters) will marry?” Answer this question on the blog for a chance to win a free copy of the book.

Andy Naselli has a fun contest going on his blog: he’s offering a free copy of the book to the two fathers with the most unmarried daughters. The frontrunners, at last count, had four each. Andy also does a great job of pointing out some interesting tidbits in the book, and he includes page numbers. So those of you who already have a copy of the book, take advantage of his guided tour!

Finally, Brian Thornton of Voice of the Sheep offers a fervent endorsement of the book. We’ll just let Brian speak for himself:

I am not the best or fastest or most efficient reader in the world. I’m not even close. Honestly, while I try to read a lot of books, and many are really good, I usually get to a point somewhere in my reading of any given title when I begin to struggle and start wishing that I was already done with the last page and can move on to the next one. With Voddie Baucham’s new book from Crossway, What He Must Be…If He Wants to Marry My Daughter, I found myself becoming more and more disappointed as I read because I knew that with every turn of a page I was nearing the end of the book. But I didn’t want this one to stop. I needed it to not be done yet. As the father of one incredibly special and quickly maturing daughter and three rambunctious sons, I needed Baucham to keep going in this book. I was not ready for it to be over. It was that good. For present and future fathers, this is a must read.

Stay tuned to these blogs and the Crossway Blog for more news from the tour.

| Posted in: Books,Giveaways,Reviews | Author: Crossway Staff @ 6:52 am | (2) Comments »