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Weekly Ebook Deals: Father’s Day

This Sunday, June 16th, is Father’s Day. Whether you’re shopping for your dad, are a dad yourself, or hope to be a dad one day, we’ve set up this week’s ebook deals just for you.

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 6/17/2013.*

Father’s Day Ebook Specials:

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The Shepherd Leader at Home: Knowing, Leading, Protecting, and Providing for Your Family

By Timothy Z. Witmer

$9.99 $4.99

Introducing four categories of shepherding (knowing, feeding, leading, and protecting), Witmer offers biblical counsel and practical direction to help men lead their families well.

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Date Your Wife

By Justin Buzzard, Foreword by Tullian Tchividjian

$8.99 $3.99

An intensely practical guide for husbands looking to strengthen, save, or spice up their marriage and pursue their wives from a place of security in the gospel.

The Disciplines of a Godly Man

Disciplines of a Godly Man

By R. Kent Hughes

$12.99 $3.99

This inspiring and best-selling book uses biblical wisdom, engaging illustrations, practical suggestions for daily living, and personal study questions to address the major areas of contemporary Christian manhood.

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit: Relationships, Roles, and Relevance

By Bruce A. Ware

$13.99 $3.99

Bruce Ware provides an approachable examination of the doctrine of the Trinity. He discusses the relationship and roles of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit and the practical implications of the Trinity for our lives.

No More Excuses

No More Excuses: Be the Man God Made You To Be

By Tony Evans, Foreword by Bill McCartney

$13.99 $2.99

Evans’s hard-hitting bestseller for men—available in this special paperback edition—pulls you out of your brokenness and declares, “No more!” No more excuses, and no more falling short of all God calls you to be.

Coming Up Next Week: Crossway Classics

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

June 11, 2013 | Posted in: Digital,Family,Marriage,Men, Husbands, Fathers,Parenting,Publishing | Author: Ted Cockle @ 9:13 am | 0 Comments »

Download an Excerpt from New Release “Glimpses of Grace”

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From the back cover of Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home:

Sometimes life feels a lot like a burden—day-in and day-out its the same chores and tasks, challenges and discouragements, anxieties and responsibilities. Dust bunnies show up on the stairwell, social commitments clutter the calendar, and our families demand daily attention and care. At times, just catching our breath seems like an impossible feat.

So where is God in all of this? Does he care about the way we unload the dishwasher or balance the budget? Do the little things like changing diapers or cooking meals make a difference? And how can we use our spheres of influence for God’s glory and our joy?

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working woman splitting time between the office and home, Gloria Furman—writer, pastor’s wife, cross-cultural worker, and mom—encourages us to see the reality of God’s grace in all of life, especially those areas that often appear to be boring and unimportant. Using personal examples and insightful stories, her richly theological reflections help us experience the gospel’s extraordinary power to transform our ordinary lives.

Special Offers and Bulk Pricing

Reminder: Today (6.7.2013) is your last chance to submit your receipt for our launch week special offer.

To redeem your free extras, simply scan and email your receipt to glimpses@crossway.org before 11:59am on Friday, June 7.*

Buying for a small group or book club? Bulk discounts are also available via Crossway.org—buy 10 books for the price of 7. Simply add the 10 books to your cart and the discount will be applied automatically.

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*Note: Any receipts that are not legible, not included, or believed to be fraudulent will be disqualified. Limited to one promotion per person.

 

 

 

June 7, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Family,Joy,Parenting,Publishing,Women, Wives, Mothers | Author: Ted Cockle @ 2:32 pm | 0 Comments »

Glimpses of Grace – Launch Week Special Offer

This week marks the official release of Gloria Furman’s first book, Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home. Furman reminds women of the gospel’s extraordinary power in ordinary life, helping homemakers see and savor Glimpses of Grace Cover the miraculous in the mundane.

Lauren Chandler shares the following in her foreword:

Glimpses of Grace is not a how-to. It is a true friend’s invitation to see and know the Lord’s steadfast love displayed in every wave, big and small. Gloria offers encouragement rooted in her personal experience and wisdom from saints who have weathered the storms decades and even centuries before us. May you catch glimpses of his steadfast love and find an anchor for your soul.

Launch Week Special

In honor of the book’s release, we’re excited to offer something special. Purchase a copy of Glimpses of Grace from your favorite local or online retailer from June 3-7 and receive a free Glimpses of Grace ebook as well as one of Gloria’s favorite resources—the ESV Study Bible Online (available on ESVBible.org)!

To redeem your free extras, simply scan and email your receipt to glimpses@crossway.org before 11:59am on Friday, June 7.*

Learn more | Preview an excerpt | Watch the video | Buy Now

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*Note: Any receipts that are not legible, not included, or believed to be fraudulent will be disqualified. Limited to one promotion per person.
June 3, 2013 | Posted in: Books,Children,Family,Giveaways,Joy,Marriage,Parenting,The Gospel,Women, Wives, Mothers | Author: Ted Cockle @ 9:27 am | 0 Comments »

Weekly Ebook Deals: Mother’s Day is this Sunday, May 12th

No gift, words, or single day of celebration can adequately convey the gratitude we should have for our mothers. And while it may never be communicated in full, Mother’s Day is a great opportunity to give our best effort in appreciation of these women.

In honor of Mother’s Day, we’re featuring one of our new releases as well as a number of discounted ebooks we think moms will love.

To learn more about each book, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You will find the ebooks at their reduced prices on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Bookshout, Christianbook.com, eChristian, Vyrso, or your participating independent bookstore’s site. Discounted prices available through 5/13/2013.*

Featured New Release

Glimpses of Grace

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home 

By Gloria Furman

$14.99

The work that goes into managing a home can sometimes feel boring and insignificant. Furman reminds women of the gospel’s extraordinary power over ordinary life, helping homemakers see and savor the miraculous in the mundane.

Learn More | Preview an Excerpt

Discounted eBooks:

Give them Grace

Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus

By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, Foreword by Tullian Tchividjian

$11.99 $5.99

Helps Christian parents raise their children with grace and the gospel, addressing topics such as the law, God’s forgiveness and love, and true heart obedience. A great resource for raising grace-filled kids.

Comforts from Romans

Comforts from Romans: Celebrating the Gospel One Day at a Time 

By Elyse M. Fitzpatrick

$11.99 $3.99

Seasoned counselor and author Elyse Fitzpatrick makes the message of Romans readily accessible in 31 devotional-like chapters that encourage prayer and further study. This book helps readers to experience the deep comforts articulated in the book of Romans.

Feminine Appeal

Feminine Appeal

By Carolyn Mahaney, Foreword by Nancy Leigh DeMoss

$11.99 $3.99

In this book of instruction for wives and mothers, Carolyn Mahaney explores seven feminine virtues given in Titus 2 that have transformed her life and the lives of countless other women. Expanded edition with study questions.

Disciplines of a Godly Woman

Disciplines of a Godly Woman 

By Barbara Hughes

$12.99 $4.99

Barbara Hughes carefully guides her readers through the Scriptures, asks them questions for self-evaluation, and provides helpful suggestions for direct application of these fundamental spiritual disciplines.

Through His Eyes

Through His Eyes: God’s Perspective on Women in the Bible 

By Jerram Barrs

$15.99 $5.99

Answers the question “What does God think about women, and how does he treat them?” by walking readers through several biblical case studies. A happy exposition of the dignity and glory the Lord showers on women.

Happy reading!

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

May 7, 2013 | Posted in: Children,Family,Marriage,Parenting,Women, Wives, Mothers | Author: Ted Cockle @ 11:13 am | 0 Comments »

Grace for the Mommy Wars and Law of Parenting

Parenting has become a contentious subject. In the “mommy wars,” blogs, books, and one-on-one conversations set women against each other over the best ways to raise children. Both sides are left feeling guilty and defensive. Should I go easy on my child or be a “tiger mother”? Which of the Christian parenting manuals should I follow?

The different theories tend to reduce parenting to following rules. Just as fallen human beings cannot fully satisfy God’s law, parents find they cannot fully satisfy whatever law of child raising they embrace. So much time and effort is spent micromanaging and second-guessing parenthood—our own and that of others—that we may give little thought to what God is doing in parenthood.

It’s tempting for parents to be self-conscious about how they are raising their children.

It’s easy to become self-critical, whether or not that’s justified. But isn’t it ironic that so many of us overemphasize where we could go wrong with our children while also under-emphasizing where God can go right? With the varied library of parenting material these days, we can forget a very simple fact: with or without parents, children grow up. Children raised under different parenting philosophies grow up, and most of them do fine. God is the one who ultimately grants them growth and opportunities for life. And while God has made young children dependent upon their parents, from the first month of life children are already peering away from their parents and toward the rest of the world. The doctrine of vocation allows parents to relax, somewhat, confident that God is the main actor in child raising.

Our children are in the hands of a gracious God.

So while it is good, right, and healthy for us as parents to try our best and be as prepared as possible for the sake of our children, we can give thanks every day that our children are in the hands of our gracious God. The same God who knit our children together in their mother’s womb now remains active in their lives for all their days. As Scripture says, “In [God’s] book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for [them]” (Ps. 139:16).

Content adapted from Family Vocation: God’s Calling in Marriage, Parenting, and Childhood by Gene Edward Veith Jr. and Mary J. Moerbe

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