Make the Most of Easter

Salvation By CrucifixionOver the next week or so we have an opportunity to give gifts to celebrate some pretty amazing words: redemption, forgiveness, salvation, the gospel, the resurrection! Don’t miss it! Take a look at the following books, they are perfect as Easter gifts and suitable for a variety of ages.

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E-books On Sale Through April 24th

The following e-books are on sale through April 24th:

14 Words From Jesus Sale Price: $2.99/£1.84

The Unexpected Jesus Sale Price: $3.99/£2.45

The Cross in the Experience of Our Lord Sale Price: $2.99/£1.84

From Glory to Golgotha Sale Price: $2.99/£1.84

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Happy Easter!

Praying that all of our readers have a blessed weekend celebrating the resurrection of our Savior.

Happy Easter!

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New Release: The Greatest Fight in the World: The Final Manifesto by Charles Spurgeon

Greatest Fight in the WorldSpurgeon gave The Greatest Fight in the World almost as a last word to impart to his followers in the faith his belief in the armoury of Scripture, the armour of the church, and the strength that God gives us to fight. Be encouraged and empowered to take up your sword and join the fray of the Christian life. This powerful advice to Christians is a battle charge for living the faithful life whether in Spurgeon’s day or in ours.

Praise for The Greatest Fight in the World:

“Spurgeon in full flow, facing the critical issue of his day, is an impressive example of a heart burning with, and for, the glory of God.”
-Steve Timmis ~ Global Director of the Acts 29 Network

“It is a jeremiad overladen with a sense of having been defeated for the moment, bloodied, but finally unbowed, and confident that truth will rebound to take a firmer grasp on the people of God than ever.”
-Tom Nettles ~ Professor of Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky

“The clarity and power of the themes… were timely then, and they seem just as timely today.”
-Mark Dever ~ Senior Pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church and President of 9Marks.org, Washington, DC

About the Author:
Spurgeon, the great Victorian preacher, left a legacy for modern times that made him known as the ‘Prince of Preachers.’

Other Spurgeon Titles:
Living By Revealed Truth The Life and Pastoral Theology of Charles Haddon Spurgeon by Tom NettlesCharles Spurgeon Prince of Preachers by Christian GeorgeLectures to My Students by C. H. SpurgeonMorning and Evening by C. H. Spurgeon

Where to Buy:
The Greatest Fight in the World: The Final Manifesto by Charles Spurgeon 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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Hear David Robertson Live on In the Market with Janet Parshall – 4/14/2014 @ 6 PM ET

David Robertson

David Robertson

Christian Focus author David Robertson will be interviewed live Monday April 14, 2014 at 6:00 PM ET on In the Market with Janet Parshall to discuss his book Magnificent Obsession: Why Jesus is Great. You can tune in to the live broadcast at MoodyRadio.org.

The archive of this interview is available at MoodyRadio.org.

About the Book:
David Robertson, author of The Dawkins Letters, was told by the leader of an atheist society: “Okay, I admit that you have destroyed my atheism, but what do you believe?” His answer was “I believe in and because of Jesus.” This book shows us why Jesus is the reason to believe. In response to the shout of “God is not Great” by the late Christopher Hitchens, David shows us why Jesus is God and is Great.

About the Author:
David Robertson is pastor of St Peter’s Free Church of Scotland. Robertson is a trustee of the Solas Centre for Public Christianity and works to fulfill the Centre’s mission to engage culture with the message of Christ.

Where to Buy:
Magnificent Obsession: Why Jesus is Great by David Robertson 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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Monday Meditations: Burning Love

Monday Meditations - Daily Readings: The Puritans

Burning Love
“And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.” -Deuteronomy 6:5

Love is an affection, but will any Christian say, men ought not to love God and Jesus Christ in a high degree? And will any say that we ought not to have a very great hatred of sin, and a very deep sorrow for it? Or that we ought not to exercise a high degree of gratitude to God for the mercies we receive of Him, and the great things He has done for the salvation of fallen men? Or that we should not have very great and strong desires after God and holiness? Is there any who will profess, that his affections in religion are great enough; and will say, “I have no cause to be humbled that I am no more affected with the things of religion than I am; I have no reason to be ashamed that I have no greater exercises of love to God and sorrow for sin, and gratitude for the mercies which I have received”? Who is there that will bless God that he is affected enough with what he has read and heard of the wonderful love of God to worms and rebels, in giving His only begotten Son to die for them, and of the dying love of Christ; and will pray that he may not be affected with them in any higher degree, because high affections are improper and very unlovely in Christians, being enthusiastical, and ruinous to true religion? But the Scriptures say we are to be “rejoicing with joy unspeakable, and full of glory” (1 Pet. 1:8).

*Excerpted from Daily Readings – The Puritans (Christian Heritage, 2012).

Where to Buy:
Daily Readings – The Puritans by Randall Pederson (editor) 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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Christian Focus Across The Web – April 11, 2014

This week’s highlights are below:

Review & Giveaway for Return of the White Book – Many thanks to Danika Cooley for sharing her recent review of Return of the White Book (Hidden Heroes #4). Here’s a bit of what Danika had to say in her review:

Return of the White Book is another moving and worthwhile work of significance added to the Hidden Heroes series.  I highly recommend both the book and the series.  This is a great book to add to your homeschool read-alouds, your evening devotions, or your bedtime readings.”

Read Danika’s full review and enter the giveaway at thinkingkidsblog.org.

Available For Review: Great Kings of the Bible by Deepak Reju - If you like to review Christian books for children, you’ll want to head over to our Christian Focus 4 Kids blog and sign up for the Great Kings of the Bible book reivew blog tour. Learn more at CF4K.ChrisitanFocus.com.

Get Volumes 1 & 2 of Douglas Kelly’s Systematic Theology for 50% off – You still have a few more days to order the 2-volume set of Systematic Theology by Douglas F. Kelley at 50% off. This offer ends 4/15/2014. Order yours today at WTSBooks.com.
Systematic Theology Sale

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New From Rebecca VanDoodewaard: Your Future ‘Other Half’

Your Future Other Half

The reality of marriage is a far cry from the pop-culture fantasy of two independent people happily living independent lives together, because God designed the world so that your spouse would affect you spiritually, emotionally, mentally, physically, and relationally. Your spouse will change your life now and in the future, and will change the lives of your children and grandchildren.

This is a beautiful truth when you are wedded to a man of God’s own heart. But how do you know before committing yourself whether he is Mr. Right or Mr. Wrong?

Praise For Your Future ‘Other Half’:

“Finally, a book for the woman wondering if she has found the right man for a life-long commitment… This book is a must read for any woman thinking about marriage, in a marriage now, or helping others towards a life-long biblical romance that echoes the love of Christ for His Bride and her joyous “Yes!” to Him. Buy it! Read it! Use it! I know I will.” -Jani Ortlund ~ Author of ‘Fearlessly Feminine’ and other books, speaker, wife of Ray Ortlund, Executive Vice President, Renewal Ministries, Franklin, Tennessee

“With kindness and truth woven together, she unpacks the long-term mental, emotional, physical and spiritual impact of marriage. This book is a valuable and much needed resource for women.” -Melissa B. Kruger ~ Author, The Envy of Eve

“If you are a single woman, this may be the most important book you read this year… Heed the warnings in this book, be fortified by its encouragements, and give an ear to its sound biblical advice. As a pastor in a university church, I would place this book in the hands of every single young woman I could. And as a father, this is a book that I will ask my daughter to prayerfully read from cover to cover.” -Jason Helopoulos ~ Assistant pastor, University Reformed Church, East Lansing, Michigan

About The Author: Rebecca VanDoodewaard is a freelance editor. Her husband William VanDoodewaard is ordained in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They blog together at thechristianpundit.org.

Books by Rebecca VanDoodewaard:
Your Future Other HalfUprooted: A Guide for Homesick Christians by Rebecca Vandoodewaard

Where to Buy: Your Future ‘Other Half’: It Matters Whom You Marry  by Rebecca Vandoodewaard 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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Salvation By Crucifixion Blog Tour

Salvation By CrucifixionThis week we have a number of reviewers participating in a book review blog tour for Salvation By Crucifixion  by Philip G. Ryken. Excerpts from their reviews follow below:

“For the believer this book will fill the soul with joy and thankfulness. For the lost, this book, with the Holy Spirit’s power, will open their eyes to the wonder of Christ and their need for a Savior. This is an excellent resource for the church. I highly recommend it!”
Reviewer: Joey Parker (parkerjreviews.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“It is something you can read over and over and sit in His glory as you ponder how great a Savior we have in Christ. The chapters are about the necessity, offense, peace, power, triumph, humility, and boast of the cross. You should get this one!”
Reviewer: Angela Parsley (refreshmysoulblog.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“Jesus dying on the cross represents him taking the curse of sin on our behalf and the offense of sin. Something to think deeply on that we may see his humanity, deity and humble ourselves to who he is. That is what you find in this short little book. You see Jesus, the cross and the cost of our salvation. May it never become too familiar.”
Reviewer: Jeanie Schwagerman (GoodReads.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“How is that for a theme? You could hardly think of one more significant! In this slim, yet powerful volume published by Christian Focus, we find a treasure trove of thoughts. Based on sermons from a weekly evangelistic lunchtime outreach in the city of Philadelphia, we can only imagine how special those meetings must have been.”
Reviewer: Jimmy Reagan (reaganreview.wordpress.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

I give this book 5 stars and I highly recommend it. Go buy this book and read it this year for Holy Week. It will give you a new appreciation for what happened on that cross nearly 2000 years ago.
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts (staff.pcschools.org/jroberts)
Rating: 5 Stars

Salvation by Crucifixion is a wonderful little book. It’s helpful for preachers and teachers in that it shows what an evangelistic, cross-focused sermon is supposed to look like. It’s an encouragement to Christians everywhere because the gospel is laid bare and the doctrines of salvation are clearly explained. And since the content is evangelistic, it is an excellent resource for outreach. The book is small and short, so one could very easily hand them out while witnessing to others. I recommend having a few on hand for the purpose of distribution.
Reviewer: Timothy Harris (activedidactic.wordpress.com)
Rating: 4 Stars

“Beautifully written and biblically faithful, Dr. Ryken has given us a wonderful book on the cross as a means to understand our glorious salvation. May this book be read by many.”
Reviewer: Spencer Cummins (spencerdeancummins.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

“I loved the emphasis on the cross. Every page had something to say about the cross, and clearly defends the idea that the cross is central to Christian life and Christian thinking.”
Reviewer: Jeremy Myers (tillhecomes.org)
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is another great resource for believers to engage with non-believers. This is also good for churches to hand during their Easter service. This book will also be a good small group study to go through not just for Easter but any time of the year. I was blessed by this book and highly recommended.”
Reviewer: Chris Land (keepingthemainthing.blogspot.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

This is an excellent book. It’s biblical, serious and helpful, but gives short chapters that remain deep and interesting, quoting Chamberlain, Cicero, Chrysostom and … Bertrand Russell among many others… Here we have a well-written and serious book which is of excellent quality but easy to read, just the kind of thing to give to unconvinced friends who need something more than a leaflet to read. Of course, for that you’ll have to buy them a printed copy.”
Reviewer: Alan Davey (daveys2france.blogspot.fr)
Rating: 5 Stars

Salvation of Crucifixion is a great book that will stick with you well beyond the last page!”
Reviewer: Mike Tiede (VickiTiede.com)
Rating: 5 Stars

Where to Buy:
Salvation By Crucifixion  by Philip Graham Ryken 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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Systematic Theology (Volume 2) Giveaway Winner

Systematic Theology (Volume 2): The Beauty of Christ - a Trinitarian Vision by Douglas F. KellyCongratulations to Matthew Johnson, who won a copy of Systematic Theology (Volume 2): The Beauty of Christ – a Trinitarian Vision by Douglas F. Kelly in our recent giveaway hosted here on the Christian Focus Booknotes blog.

Systematic Theology (Volume 2) releases in the US this week. Order your own copy from one of the online retailers listed below:

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