New from John Perritt: Your Days Are Numbered

Your Days are NumberedWasting time might not seem like a big deal to some, except for the fact that our time really isn’t ours, but God’s. Not only that, but it is a limited resource. You can be the richest person in the world and you still can’t buy more time.

If we want a heart of wisdom, according to the psalmist, we must number our days. Your Days are Numbered takes a biblical look at the way in which we spend our time to cultivate this mind-set of seeing each day as a vital opportunity to live for the glory of God.

Praise for Your Days Are Numbered:

“Of all the gifts God gives to us, few are more precious and few are more fleeting than the gift of time. Your days are numbered and you are responsible to faithfully steward each one of them for the good of others and the glory of God. This book will teach and encourage you to make the most of the time God gives you.”
-Tim Challies, Blogger at www.challies.com


About the Author:

John Perritt is the Youth Director at Pear Orchard Presbyterian Church in Ridgeland, Mississippi. He has published articles for The Gospel Coalition and Reformation 21 and occasionally blogs on film and theology at www.reelthinking.us. He and his wife, Ashleigh, have four children.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Where to Buy: Your Days Are Numbered is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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Ebook Sale: May 25 – June 1

Ebook Sale May 25-June 1
Below is our current selection of ebooks on sale through June 1, 2016.

Mary Slessor: A Life on the Altar for God by Bruce McLennan Sale Price: $2.99/£2.06

John Calvin: Revolutionary, Theologian, Pastor by Williston Walker Sale Price: $2.99/£2.06

Adoniram Judson Devoted for Life Sale Price: $2.99/£2.06

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New From Owen Strachan & Gavin Peacock – The Grand Design: Male and Female He Made Them

The Grand DesignThe world has gone gray-fuzzy, blurry, gender-neutral gray. In a secularist culture, many people today are confused about what it means to be a man or a woman. Even the church struggles to understand the meaning of manhood and womanhood. In The Grand Design, Owen Strachan and Gavin Peacock clear away the confusion and open up the Scriptures. They show that the gospel frees us to behold the unity and distinctiveness of the sexes. In Christ, we have a script for our lives. Doxology, we discover, is in the details.

Praise for The Grand Design:

“We live in an age characterized by confusion on gender and sexuality … Strachan and Peacock have provided a careful and faithful account of Scripture’s vision for sexuality and gender. This book is urgently needed.”
-R. Albert Mohler, President, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“Strachan and Peacock don’t simply defend a view of men and women that is traditional but now counter-cultural. They show it is beautiful.”
-Andy Naselli, Assistant Professor of New Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota

“Confusion abounds today on what it means to be a man and what it means to be a woman. Peacock and Strachan put feet on the biblical teaching.”
-Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

About the Authors:

Owen Strachan is the president of the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood and Associate Professor of Christian Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

Gavin Peacock played for Chelsea Football Club. He is now Director of International Outreach for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood, and serves as a pastor at Calvary Grace Church in Calgary, Alberta.

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF

Where to Buy:
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Twila Miles Discusses Whispers of Hope on Iron Sharpens Iron Radio

Listen to a great interview with Christian Focus author Twila Miles on Iron Sharpens Iron RadioCLICK HERE to download the MP3.

About the Book:
Whispers of Hope: Finding Perspective Post Adoption by Twila MilesWhispers of Hope is unique. It does not explain how to adopt a child, nor does it provide a comprehensive method for rearing an adopted child. Instead, this book offers something desperately needed in the adoption community: Hope for adoptive parents who are struggling more than they ever thought possible.

This book gives encouragement, new perspective, and hope through Jesus Christ to the adoptive parents who feel like they are drowning and needing a life-line.

About the Author:
Twila Miles is an adoptive mother, author, and conference speaker. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Raleigh, North Carolina , with their five children. Their oldest child was adopted from Ukraine at the age of twelve. Follow Twila at MilesFamilyFun.blogspot.com and WhisperingGrace.blogspot.com.

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  • Table of Contents: PDF
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Ebook Sale – May 11-18

Ebook Sale May 11-18
Below is our current selection of ebooks on sale through May 18, 2016.

Spurgeon's Sorrows: Realistic Hope for those who Suffer from Depression by Zack Eswine Sale Price: $1.99/£1.38

John Knox: Fearless Faith by Steven J. Lawson Sale Price: $1.99/£1.38

Unashamed Workmen Sale Price: $3.99/£2.77

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US New Releases – May 2016

Here are all of our May 2016 US new releases at a glance. Click any of the cover images below to learn more.

Christian Focus:

The Grand Design Your Days are Numbered Presbytopia

A Heart Set Free Why Jesus? God-Is He Out There?

Christian Heritage:

Checque Book of the Bank of Faith Journal

Christian Focus 4 Kids:

My 1st Books and More Big Bible Science

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3 Ways the Holy Spirit Works in Us

3 Ways the Holy Spirit Works in Us

1. He works effectively
1 Corinthians 12: 11, ‘All these are the work of one and the same Spirit’. And what He does, He does as God. His work must therefore be effective.

2. He distributes spiritual gifts to everyone just as He determines
He does so in complete freedom and with perfect wisdom. Thus Christians are kept in complete dependence on Him. He distributes as He determines (1 Cor. 12: 7-11) – then who should not be content with his or her share? What claim can anyone lay to those works which He distributes by His own decision?

3. He gives
They ‘began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them’, (Acts 2: 4). He gave the tongues to them, freely, as a gift. He can act freely because in the work of our salvation, the action of one person in the Trinity in no way interferes with the freedom of any other – so the love of the Father in sending the Son is free, and in no way does this sending prejudice the freedom and love of the Son, but He lays down His life freely. In the same way, the redemption of the Son in no way affects the freedom of the Father’s grace in forgiving and accepting us through Christ; and again, the Father and Son’s sending of the Spirit does not detract from the freedom of the Spirit in His operations, but what He gives believers He gives freely. This is because the purpose of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is essentially one and the same, so that in the work of one there is the free participation of all three.

*Excerpted from Living with the Living God by George Smeaton & John Owen (Christian Heritage, 2016).

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Jonathan Edwards on Emotions in Heaven

Jonathan Edwars on Emotions in heaven

Doubtless there is true religion in heaven. Heaven’s religion, indeed, is absolutely pure and perfect. According to the pictures of heaven Scripture gives us, its religion consists mainly in love and joy, expressed in the most fervent and exalted praises. Now, the religion of the saints in heaven is the religion of earthly saints made perfect. Grace here is the dawn of glory hereafter. Texts such as 1 Corinthians 13 prove this. So if the religion of heaven is a religion of emotion, all true religion must be a religion of emotion.

The way to learn the true nature of anything is to go where that thing is found in its purity. We must therefore raise our minds to heaven, if we would know what true religion is. This is because all who are truly spiritual are not of this world. They are strangers here, and belong to heaven. They are born from above, and heaven is their native country. The nature which they receive from their heavenly birth is a heavenly nature. The life of true religion in the believer’s heart is a seed of the religion of heaven, and God prepares us for heaven by conforming us to it. So if heaven’s religion is one of emotion, ours on earth must be too.

*Excerpted from The Experience That Counts by Jonathan Edwards (Christian Heritage, 2016).

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T4G 2016 Ebook Sale

In honor of this week’s T4G conference we have 10 great ebooks on sale through Friday 4/15. Don’t miss out!

John Calvin Revolutionary, Theologian, Pastor  Presbytopia  Theodore Beza: The Man and the Myth by Shawn D. Wright
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Reformation: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow by Carl R. Trueman   John Knox: Fearless Faith by Steven J. Lawson   Five Points: Towards A Deeper Experience of God's Grace by John Piper
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John Calvin: After Darkness Light by Catherine MacKenzie    John Knox: The Sharpened Sword by Catherine MacKenzie    Rebels-Rescued-A-Students-Guide-To-Reformed-Theology-by-Brian-Cosby
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A Christian's Pocket Guide to Papacy: Its origin and role in the 21st century by Leonardo De Chirico
Sale Price: $0.99/£0.99

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New from Grant Gordon: A Great Blessing to Me: John Newton Encounters George Whitefield

A Great Blessing to Me by Grant GordonGeorge Whitefield, regarded as the preaching wonder of his day, and John Newton, one of the leading spiritual guides of the movement that Whitefield had a significant hand in creating, Evangelicalism, are perennially interesting figures.

These lives, intertwined as this study of a portion of those lives reveals, speak across the centuries to our day. These two marvelous characters have much to teach contemporary Christians. A great read for both the professional historian and the thoughtful Christian.

Praise for A Great Blessing to Me:

“George Whitefield and John Newton were two of the titans of eighteenth-century British evangelicalism. But for too long, the precise nature of their mutual influence has remained unclear. Grant Gordon’s much-needed book rectifies that problem with its treasure trove of illuminating research.”
-Thomas S. Kidd, Distinguished Professor of History, Baylor University, and author of George Whitefield: America’s Spiritual Founding Father

“Grant Gordon’s careful research has uncovered an important story, both for fleshing out the early history of modern evangelicalism and offering an encouraging picture of that evangelicalism at its best.”
-Mark A. Noll, Francis A. McAnaney Professor of History, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana

Additional Resources:

  • Table of Contents: PDF
  • Sample Pages: PDF
  • Press Release:  PDF

About the Author:
Grant Gordon, who resides in Ontario, Canada, is a respected specialist in 18th-century evangelical church history, especially in the UK and editor of Wise Counsel: John Newton’s Letters to John Ryland Jr.

Where to Buy:
A Great Blessing to Me: John Newton Encounters George Whitefield is available at any good Christian bookstore. If you don’t have a Christian bookstore near you, you may want to consider purchasing a copy from one of the online book retailers listed below:

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