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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 »

The Gospel in Worship: An Excerpt from ‘Rhythms of Grace’

Designed to help Christians think more theologically about the nature of true biblical worship, Rhythms of Grace shows how the gospel is all about worship and worship is all about the gospel. In his new book, worship and arts pastor Mike Cosper ultimately answers the question: What is worship?

Featured below is an excerpt from the book, including the Foreword by Bob Kauflin.

Download a PDF of the excerpt

What church leaders are saying about Rhythms of Grace:

“Mike has served the church well with Rhythms of Grace. I was both convicted and compelled as I read it.”
—Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas; author, The Explicit Gospel

“This is an important book for folks thinking about what it is to be a musician, a worship leader, and everything in between.”
—Sandra McCracken, singer-songwriter

“In this season of the Church, there is some confusion on why and what a worship leader is and does. This book brings great clarity to that confusion . . . an important piece in training new leaders, and a great reminder to more seasoned leaders, to sing the gospel and above all, highlight Jesus.”
—Charlie Hall, Worship and Arts Director, Frontline Church, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

April 6, 2013 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News & Announcements,The Grace of God,Worship | Author: Ted Cockle @ 8:00 am | 0 Comments »

Thanksgiving Thoughts: Freed to Feast on God’s Goodness

This week kicks off the holiday season. Many homes will be bustling with family and friends, pumpkin pie, turkey, cranberries, and Christmas tree shopping (or assembling). There are many gifts to be thankful for and to enjoy. As we partake in them, Jared Wilson encourages us to recognize the “it-ness” of these gifts:

“We cannot really enjoy the good gifts God gives us until he, as their Giver, is our greatest joy. We will be left trying to enjoy his gifts for things they are not, rather than the things they are.

“In Surprised by Joy, C. S. Lewis credited a close friend with cultivating in him ‘a serious, yet gleeful, determination to rub one’s nose in the very quiddity of each thing, to rejoice in its being (so magnificently) what it was.’ John Piper echoes this enjoyment of quiddity, commenting on this kind of awareness: ‘To wake up in the morning and be aware of the firmness of the mattress, the warmth of the sun’s rays, the sound of the clock ticking, the sheer being of things. . . .’

“If I don’t believe the gospel, I will miss out on the joy of the it-ness of things. I will be looking to these things as drugs, as appetite-fillers, as fulfillers, as powers, as gods, as worshipers of the god of myself.

“If steak or wine or coffee or chocolate or anything else other than God is the highlight of my day or the ultimate joy of my heart, my joy is temporary, hollow, thin. But if I believe in the gospel, I can finally enjoy the chocolate-ness of chocolate and the coffee-ness of coffee. Only the gospel frees me to enjoy things as they truly are and as they someday will be.

“The gospel is itself a feast, the culmination of all the legal feasts and the saving sustenance behind the symbolic meal of the Lord’s body at the Communion table. We have to eat his flesh and drink his blood to live, the same way we have to eat food and drink water to live. Without him we will die. But with him we are not set at the table of the divine fellowship to sip on the thin gruel of religion. We are adorned with the best robe, welcomed with a hearty slap on the back, commanded and urged and freed to feast on God’s goodness.

“The heart of God is vast, his grace is free, his gospel is exhilarating.”

From Gospel Deeps by Jared Wilson. Learn more about the book or download a free excerpt.

November 19, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Christmas,Holidays,Joy,Life & Doctrine,Sanctification,The Christian Life,The Gospel,The Grace of God | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 1:00 pm | 0 Comments »

Why Should We Care About Holiness?

Kevin DeYoung shares his heart and vision behind the new book, The Hole in Our Holiness. Some may fear that the pursuit of holiness leads to legalism or away from gospel-centrality. On the contrary, DeYoung suggests that “the grace that saves a wretch like me is also the grace that transforms me and leads me home.” Tune in below to hear more, download a sample chapter, or learn more about the book.

September 21, 2012 | Posted in: AAA - BLOG UPDATE,Book News,News & Announcements,Pursuit of Holiness,Sanctification/Growth,The Grace of God,Video | Author: Angie Cheatham @ 12:42 pm | 0 Comments »

Video: Disability and the Gospel

“Why do we in the evangelical church in the West demand that everyone be “normal” and look the same? Why do we as a culture try so hard (and succeed so well!) at hiding people with disabilities from our everyday view? Why do people with visible and invisible brokenness feel as though they have to hide the problem in order to join God’s people for worship?”
— Michael S. Beates, Disability and the Gospel: How God Uses Our Brokenness to Display His Grace

Want to learn more? Read this excerpt of Disability and the Gospel, including the foreword written by Joni Eareckson Tada.

If this topic resonates with you, we’d also like to draw your attention to The Works of God: God’s Good Design in Disability, an upcoming conference hosted by our friends at Desiring God. The event is November 8th. Speakers include Nancy Guthrie, Greg Lucas, Mark Talbot, and John Piper.

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