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Weekly Ebook Deals: Crossway Favorites

Crossway is committed to publishing books that bear witness to Jesus as Lord and Savior, proclaim the gospel, and apply the truth of God’s Word to all of life. To make that happen, of course, Crossway joins with many gifted authors who share this vision.

This week’s ebook deals are in honor of this partnership between author and publisher. We’re featuring several books that remain top sellers years after their original publication. Get them this week for only $4.99.

To learn more about each discounted ebook, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You’ll also find them at their reduced prices on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, ibooks (apple), Vyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 6/24/2013.*

This Week’s Ebook Specials:

Don't Waste Your Life

Don’t Waste Youre Life

By John Piper

$10.99 $4.99

A passionate call for this generation to make their lives count for eternity. Piper discusses the risks for those who seek to accomplish something in life for the sake of Christ.

Worship Matters

Worship Matters: Leading Others to Encounter the Greatness of God

By Bob Kauflin, Foreword by Paul Baloche

$13.99 $4.99

This book focuses on the essentials of God-honoring worship, combining biblical foundations with practical application in a way that works in the real world. The author-a pastor and noted songwriter-skillfully instructs fellow pastors, musicians, and worship leaders to root corporate worship in unchanging scriptural principles rather than divisive cultural trends.

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

Nine Marks of a Healthy Church

By Mark Dever, Foreword by Joshua Harris

$12.99 $4.99

Dever suggests nine marks have grown rare in today’s churches and that distinguish a healthy, biblical church from its less-healthy sisters. A must-read for members of churches of all sizes.

Total Truth

Total Truth: Liberating Christianity from Its Cultural Captivity

 By Nancy Pearcey, Foreword by Phillip E. Johnson

$16.99 $4.99

How can you liberate Christianity from its cultural captivity? In this superbly crafted cultural analysis, a noted author passionately argues that Christianity is truth about all reality, not just religious truth, and that to keep it privatized is stripping it of the power to challenge and redeem the whole of culture.

I Don't Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

I Don’t Have Enough Faith to Be an Atheist

 By Norman L. Geisler, Frank Turek, Foreword by David Limbaugh

$13.99 $4.99

Geisler and Turek argue that Christianity requires the least faith of all worldviews because it is the most reasonable. A valuable aid to those interested in examining the reasonableness of the Christian faith.

The Second Coming: Signs of Christ's Return and the End of the Age

The Second Coming: Signs of Christ’s Return and the End of the Age

 By John MacArthur, Contributions by Arthur W. Pink

$13.99 $4.99

This book is a straightforward, in-depth exploration of the key biblical texts regarding the Second Coming: most notably, Christ’s longest and most important message about the end time, the Olivet Discourse.

Coming Up Next Week: Books on Preaching

*Note: Some discounts may be unavailable outside the United States due to international rights agreements.

June 18, 2013 | Posted in: Church and Ministry,Digital,Discipleship,ESV,Publishing,Spiritual Growth,Study Bibles | Author: Ted Cockle @ 8:29 am | 0 Comments »

“On the Christian Life” Series Co-editors, Justin Taylor and Stephen J. Nichols, Discuss the Newest Addition

DIETRICH BONHOEFFER died a martyr’s death at the young age of 39 and remains one of the most influential pastor-theologians of our time. His writings teach us the value of cross-centered theology, and his courageous actions against the Nazi regime compel us to consider the cost of discipleship.

With insight, clarity, and wisdom, Stephen Nichols guides readers through the words and deeds of this humble yet heroic pastor, whose example shows us that the heart of the Christian’s life flows from the cross, for the world.

Watch as series co-editors, Justin Taylor and Stephen J. Nichols, discuss Nichols’s newest addition—Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life—and the series as a whole.

Video Time-stamp Index:

0:00 Pronouncing Bonhoeffer
0:31 Vision for the “on the Christian Life” Series
2:44 Why study Bonhoeffer?
3:19 The short but fruitful life of Bonhoeffer
5:08 Was Bonhoeffer an evangelical? Was he orthodox?
6:14 Bonhoeffer’s understanding of the Trinity
6:46 Bonhoeffer’s stance on justification
8:16 Bonhoeffer’s view of Scripture
12:10 How does this book differ from Eric Metaxas’s Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy?
14:40 Conclusion: A great next step after reading Metaxas’s biography

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$5 Festschrifts including Free Shipping on Case Quantities

Fest·schrift |ˈfes(t)ˌSHrift | noun
a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar.

Over the years, Crossway has had the privelege to publish several festschrifts in honor of Christian teachers and scholars —Liberal Arts for the Christian Life (for Leland Ryken) and Art as Spiritual Perception (for John Walford) are among our most recent projects. This next week on Crossway.org you can pick up one or both of the festschrifts written in honor of Drs. John Piper and D. A. Carson at a significant discount (while inventory lasts).

Purchase For the Fame of God’s Name (in honor of Piper) or Understanding the Times (in honor of Carson) before June 18th for $5.00 per copy. 

If you buy a case quantity of either title, we’ll cover the shipping: 

  • For the Fame of God’s Name: 18 books for $90 and free shipping
  • Understanding the Times: 16 books for $80 and free shipping

To receive free shipping on cases, add the specified quantity to your cart and select UPS Ground shipping. The shipping cost will clear to $0 after this shipping selection is made. Sale available only in the United States through Tuesday, June 18, 2013. Purchase of both books is not required to receive the special price. Not available for resell.

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For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper

For the Fame of God's Name coverJohn Piper has had a profound impact on countless men and women over his nearly thirty years of ministry. From his online ministry with Desiring God to his preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist to his writing ministry in over thirty books, his faithful service has encouraged and challenged many with God’s Word.

Piper’s influence does not stem from his own abilities and accomplishments, but finds its source in his consistent and humble leading of others to Scripture, where the breathtaking glory of God is displayed in all its wonder. We rejoice and are changed as we encounter glorious truths about God in Piper’s ministry.

It is in this spirit that friends and colleagues of Piper, including Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, Randy Alcorn, and others, honor him by presenting essays covering topics central to his ministry: prayer, the sovereignty of God, justification, Jonathan Edwards, Christian Hedonism, and more.

Pastors, scholars, and lay leaders will benefit from this tribute to a man who has labored so faithfully for the fame of God’s name.

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Understanding the Times: Essays in Honor of D. A. Carson

Understanding the Times CoverIn our rapidly changing, postmodern culture, we desperately need men who understand the times and know what we ought to do. D. A. Carson is such a man. Renowned as a gifted speaker, writer, theologian, and pastor, Carson has written extensively and persuasively on a wide range of topics and has been a defender of the modern evangelical faith.

In appreciation of Carson’s life work, editors Andreas J. Köstenberger and Robert Yarbrough have assembled a team of contributors, including Stanley Porter, Grant Osborne, Mark Dever, John Woodbridge, Douglas Moo, Peter O’Brien, Eckhard Schnabel, Craig Blomberg, and David Pao, together to produce this volume of essays on New Testament studies in modern times. The book is divided into three parts: New Testament Studies and Ancillary Disciplines, Special Topics in New Testament Studies, and New Testament Studies Around the World. Pastors, professors, and students will benefit not only from the example of a man who understands the times, but also from the high quality of scholarship and wide variety of topics covered in this volume.

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June 11, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Church and Ministry,Discipleship,Preaching and Teaching,Publishing | Author: Ted Cockle @ 1:00 pm | 0 Comments »

Romans – Preaching the Word (ESV Edition)

Few Christians would dispute that the book of Romans is one of the most powerful and influential books ever written. After all, Paul’s Epistle has been the written force behind some of the most significant conversions of church history: St. Augustine was convicted of his sin after reading some verses from the thirteenth chapter; Martin Luther recovered the doctrine of salvation by faith from his study of Romans 1:17; John Wesley felt his heart “strangely warmed” and transformed while listening to the reading of Luther’s preface to the book of Romans; and John Bunyan was so inspired as he studied the great themes of Romans that he wrote the immortal Pilgrim’s Progress. There is no doubt about the power of the book of Romans.

In this recently updated edition of the Preaching the Word Commentary on Romans, Pastor Kent Hughes invites us to experience the same power that was exhibited in the lives of great church leaders such as Augustine, Luther, Wesley, and so many others. The fundamental truths expressed in Paul’s letter—the themes of justification by faith, abounding grace, and freedom from sin—come to life as we explore the book that has so challenged and nourished followers of Christ for centuries.

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Discounted Ebooks You’ll Actually Read

Last month we featured the existing Book You’ll Actually Read series alongside the release of the newest volume—On the Grace of God.

Given the helpful nature of the series, we wanted to make it available to as many people as possible in its entirety. That’s why we’re pleased to offer the complete series digitally (including Justin Holcomb’s newest volume) for $1.99 each.

To learn more about each book, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You will also find the ebooks at their reduced prices on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, iTunes/iBooksVyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 5/27/2013.*

Ebooks You’ll Actually Read:

On the Grace of God


On the Grace of God by Justin S. Holcomb

$7.99 $1.99

This small book, which can be read in about an hour, shows how God’s grace is the foundational theme and primary message of all of Scripture.

On Church Leadership

On Church Leadership by Mark Driscoll

$7.99 $1.99

In this concise book, Driscoll puts forth a model of church leadership that is both biblically sound and practically effective.

On Who is God?

On Who Is God? by Mark Driscoll

$7.99 $1.99

It’s one of mankind’s oldest questions, over which countless religions and philosophies have collided: Who is God? This quick read provides clear, biblical answers to who God is and how he relates to us.

On the Old Testament

On the Old Testament by Mark Driscoll

$7.99 $1.99

This quick read gives a solid and simple introduction to the Old Testament. Driscoll answers nine common questions about the Old Testament and gives an overview of the various kinds of OT literature.

On the New Testament

On the New Testament by Mark Driscoll

$7.99 $1.99

This brief book gives a solid and simple introduction to the New Testament. Spend just one hour with this book and you’ll find answers to many common questions about the New Testament, such as, Who wrote it? and Does it contain any errors?

Happy reading!

*Note: Some discounts may be unavailable outside the United States due to international rights agreements.

May 21, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Digital,Discipleship,Ministries,Publishing,The Gospel,The Grace of God,Theology | Author: Ted Cockle @ 8:53 am | (2) Comments »