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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 »

New Video Teaching DVD for “A Woman’s Wisdom”

Advice books continue to top bestseller lists even though much of the “wisdom” being offered proves shallow in the long run. Many women are looking for practical, proven advice for life, and the book of Proverbs is one of the wisest places to start.

This one-disc DVD features popular Bible teacher Lydia Brownback unpacking the wisdom found in the book of Proverbs and serves as a companion to her book, A Woman’s Wisdom. Brownback shows how the Bible speaks to real life issues such as money, purity, marriage, and the day-to-day grind in a conversational, engaging manner in each of the 10 sessions (sessions are each approx. 20 minutes in length).

See the trailer below, and learn more here.

 

Endorsements for A Woman’s Wisdom:

“This is one of those books that should be studied more than simply read, and I can see it as a valuable resource for women’s Bible studies.”
Jerry Bridges, author, The Pursuit of Holiness

“From the wisdom of Proverbs, Lydia Brownback draws wise and ever so practical applications for women. Her clear and consistent call is to embrace the full wisdom of God given to us in Christ.”
Kathleen Nielson, Director of Women’s Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition

 

December 20, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News & Announcements,Video,Video,Wisdom,Women, Wives, Mothers | Author: Lindsay Tully @ 8:00 am | 0 Comments »

Freedom for the Perfectionist (Hayley DiMarco)

 

The Pride of Perfectionism

Perfectionists often believe that their neurosis affects only themselves, that their problem is such a part of who they are that it cannot be changed. But this is not true. Perfectionism plagues more than the obsessed one; it also harms those around her. The problem with perfectionism is that it comes from a heart that believes that it deserves—no, must be—perfect. Perfectionists base who they are on how well they do things. In other words, they serve their pride and their sense of self through their efforts. This is pride and has no meekness in it. The meek or gentle spirit is content with even imperfect things. She puts no demands on herself that don’t come directly from God, and she accepts his grace in those moments when she fails. “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast” (Eph. 2:8–9).

The Perfectionist has no Time for Grace

The perfectionist has no time for grace, and in the path of perfectionism lies battered relationships that experience the prideful wrath of the moments when perfection fails. Gentleness carries with it a sober understanding of who we are, broken and frail, fallen and unrighteous. (more…)