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Weekly Ebook Deals: Looking To Jesus

Jesus has been given the name above all names, the highest seat of honor, the right to reign and rule. He is the most important person we could ever know.

In honor of this week’s featured new release, Name above All Names, we’ve discounted several digital resources on the life and work of Christ.

To learn more about each book, click on the covers below to find them at Crossway.org. You’ll also find the discounted ebooks 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 6/3/2013.*

Featured New Release

Name above all Names

Name above All Names

By Alistair Begg and Sinclair B. Ferguson

$19.99

Jesus is the most important person in the life of the Christian. In this stimulating book, Begg and Ferguson explore the Bible’s teaching on seven key attributes of Jesus’s life and ministry, from Genesis to Revelation.

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Discounted Ebooks:

The Man Christ Jesus

The Man Christ Jesus: Theological Reflections on the Humanity of Christ

By Bruce A. Ware

$12.99 $5.99

Jesus faced all the challenges that we face as humans, and yet he remained faithful to his Father through the power of the Holy Spirit. Ware helps us to explore Christ’s nature and to learn, through the same Spirit, to follow in His steps.

The Promised One

The Promised One: Seeing Jesus in Genesis

By Nancy Guthrie

$12.99 $5.99

This ten-week study helps readers understand the book of Genesis through a christological, redemptive-historical lens. Book 1 in the Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series.

Scandalous

Scandalous: The Cross and Resurrection of Jesus

By D. A. Carson

$12.99 $3.99

Exposition of five passages of Scripture examines the historicity and theological significance of the cross. Carson’s addition to the Re:Lit series preserves weighty theology while also exploring the irony and strangeness of the cross.

Vintage Jesus

Vintage Jesus: Timeless Answers to Timely Questions

By Mark Driscoll & Gerry Breshears

$12.99 $3.99

Some two thousand years after he walked the earth, Jesus Christ is still a hot topic. Conspiracy theories and lies about him have permeated popular culture in recent years, causing many to ask, What is the truth about Jesus? This popular-level book answers that question in a relevant, accessible way.

Discovering Jesus

Discovering Jesus: Why Four Gospels to Portray One Person?

By T. D. Alexander

$9.99 $2.99

Who is Jesus Christ in each of the four canonical Gospels? This introductory guide helps readers understand why we have four Gospels and what each teaches about the nature and ministry of Jesus Christ.

Happy reading!

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

May 28, 2013 | Posted in: Death of Christ,Deity of Christ,Digital,Person of Christ,Publishing | Author: Ted Cockle @ 3:01 pm | 0 Comments »

Free Download: A Sample from “Salvation Accomplished by the Son”

The very heart of Christ’s saving accomplishment is his death and resurrection.

—Robert A. Peterson

As you prepare for Easter, we’d like to help you reflect on Christ’s death and resurrection. Through the first week of April, we’re offering a free download of a significant portion of Robert Peterson’s Salvation Accomplished by the Son: the Work of Christ. In these chapters, Peterson explores Christ’s saving work and offers an in-depth look into Christ’s death and resurrection.

Dr. Chris Morgan, professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University, shares his experience reading Peterson’s work during the Easter season:

Salvation Accomplished by the Son

Not long ago I served as the theological reader for Robert’s Peterson’s Salvation Accomplished by the Son. It appeared to be another good book on an important topic, and it was. But it was much more.

Through Robert’s careful framing, unpacking, expounding, and applying of Christ’s saving work, Christ’s death and resurrection gripped me. Passages like Romans 4:25 and Revelation 3:14 came alive. And the significance of our Lord’s resurrection sunk in more deeply. Jesus’ resurrection brings justification, establishes peace with God, and inaugurates the new creation. I already knew and had been teaching and preaching these truths—but not enough and not with such precision.

Thankfully, I was reading the manuscript just weeks before Easter. Many insights into Christ’s death and resurrection not only found their way into me, but also in several sermons that month. Indeed, I specifically contacted Robert a few times that month to thank him for writing it and to let him know how helpful the book was in my preaching.

Download the sample chapters or learn more about the book.

 

 

Ebook Special: “50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die” for $0.99

In his book 50 Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die, John Piper writes:

“When all is said and done, the most crucial question is: Why? Why did Jesus come to die?

“Not why in the sense of cause, but why in the sense of purpose. What did Christ achieve by his death? Why did he have to suffer so much? What great thing was happening on Calvary for the world?”

In preparation for Easter, we’ve discounted Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die. Today through Good Friday (March 27–29), buy the ebook for only $0.99 from any of our distribution partners (ChristianBook.com, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, echristian.com, participating independent stores, etc.).

In this brief video John Piper talks about the book:

Also on Sale:

Get the newly released ebook, Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? for $4.99 or less (retail price $13.99). Download the ebook through any participating distribution partners (ChristianBook.com, Amazon, echristian.com, your local independent stores, etc.).

About the Book

How can a respected scientist believe in the resurrection?
Can I trust the Bible’s account that Jesus actually rose from the dead?
If the resurrection really occurred, of what importance is it to you and me?

Our ready embrace of the authority of science has left many doubting that Jesus’s resurrection was a verifiable, historical event. Yet Thomas Miller, an experienced scientist and well-respected surgeon, challenges the notion that modern medicine has disproved the possibility of the resurrection.

Through careful investigation of the evidence and evaluation of its reliability, Dr. Miller demonstrates that science and religion are not incompatible and makes a compelling case for the reality of the resurrection.

NOTE: ebook discounts will not be available on Crossway.org

 

March 27, 2013 | Posted in: Death of Christ,Person of Christ,Publishing,Resurrection of Christ | Author: Ted Cockle @ 8:33 am | 1 Comment »

The Resurrection: The Reason for Hope

Content adapted from Scandalous: The Cross and the Resurrection of Jesus by D. A. Carson

Death is an enemy…but more to be feared is the second death.

The Bible is brutally realistic. It dares to recognize death as the last enemy. Death is an enemy, and it can be a fierce one. Death is not normal when you look at it from the vantage point of what God created in the first place. It is normal this side of the fall, but that is not saying much. It is an enemy. It is ugly. It destroys relationships. It is to be feared. It is repulsive. There is something odious about death. Never ever pretend otherwise. But death does not have the last word. It is the last enemy, but more to be feared yet is the second death. Thank God for a Savior who could claim, “I am the resurrection and the life.” Thus when we come to grips with these things, there needs to be both outrage and pain on the one hand and trust and quiet confidence on the other. The appropriate mingling of these things together is part of a genuinely Christian response to the ugliness, shock, terror, and loss of death. We begin to understand, and we sorrow, but not as those who have no hope.

Jesus left an empty tomb behind, and everything in their lives changed.

Nothing is more central to the Bible than Jesus’ death and resurrection. The entire Bible pivots on one weekend in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. Attempts to make sense of the Bible that do not give prolonged thought to integrating the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus are doomed to failure, at best exercises in irrelevance. Jesus’ own followers did not expect him to be crucified; they certainly did not expect him to rise again. Yet after these events their thinking and attitudes were so transformed that they could see the sheer inevitability that Jesus would die on a cross and leave an empty tomb behind, and absolutely everything in their lives was changed.

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April 5, 2012 | Posted in: Death & Dying,Death of Christ,Resurrection of Christ | Author: Lindsay Tully @ 11:00 am | 0 Comments »

The Measure of God’s Love (Toward Those Worse Off Than Frogs)

Excerpt from Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper

The measure of God’s love for us is shown by two things. One is the degree of his sacrifice in saving us from the penalty of our sin. The other is the degree of unworthiness that we had when he saved us.

We can hear the measure of his sacrifice in the words, “He gave his only son” (John 3:16). We also hear it in the word Christ. This is a name based on the Greek title Christos, or “Anointed One,” or “Messiah.” It is a term of great dignity. The Messiah was to be the King of Israel. He would conquer the Romans and bring peace and security to Israel. Thus the person whom God sent to save sinners was his own divine Son, his only Son, and the Anointed King of Israel—indeed the king of the world (Isaiah 9:6-7).

When we add to this consideration the horrific death by crucifixion that Christ endured, it becomes clear that the sacrifice the Father and the Son made was indescribably great—even infinite, when you consider the distance between the divine and the human. But God chose to make this sacrifice to save us.

The measure of his love for us increases still more when we consider our unworthiness. “Perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:7-8). We deserved divine punishment, not divine sacrifice.

I have heard it said, “God didn’t die for frogs. So he was responding to our value as humans.” This turns grace on its head. We are worse off than frogs. They have not sinned. They have not rebelled and treated God with the contempt of being inconsequential in their lives. God did not have to die for frogs. They aren’t bad enough. We are. Our debt is so great, only a divine sacrifice could pay it.

There is only one explanation for God’s sacrifice for us. It is not us. It is “the riches of his grace” (Ephesians 1:7). It is all free. It is not a response to our worth. It is the overflow of his infinite worth. In fact, that is what divine love is in the end: a passion to enthrall undeserving sinners, at great cost, with what will make us supremely happy forever, namely, his infinite beauty.

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