Announcing . . . FREE BOOKS and a newsletter

Every month publishers give away many free books.  Their goal is to create a buzz around their book leading to people talking to their friends about it, writing Amazon reviews, and blog posts.  As an example of how well it can sometimes work, think of the recent Rob Bell controversy which helped propel his book to the top of best seller lists.

The problem is that it is hard for publishers to get their free books into the hands of the right sort of people – enthusiastic and preferably influential people with the time to read them!  Each book will of course appeal to different sorts of people.  I have a high regard for many of my readers, and as a result I have found it very easy to persuade some publishers to give free books to YOU!

There is no absolute requirement to review any of these free books.  But, it will make it easier for me to get more free books for you next month if at least some of you write reviews on Amazon or elsewhere.  If you win a book here and write a review, I will publish excerpts and a link to the full review here.  Remember, as Bell showed us, reviews do not have to be positive to sell books, so tell us what you really think!

How am I going to get free books into the hands of my most enthusiastic readers? Well, I have decided to launch an adrianwarnock.com email newsletter! Initially this will be published around once a month, though the frequency may increase a little in the future.  It will include extra exclusive content, including highlights from the previous month (we know that few of you manage to read everything Adrian posts!), early previews of future articles, free chapters from Christian books, special offers, and lots of opportunities to win free books. Sign up today and you will be able to get a 20% discount code for the Evangelical Press online bookstore as well as the chance to win a free book! (NB the code is not currently working, but should be fixed soon!)

It will be easy for you to unsubscribe when the newsletter is launched if you change your mind.

Here is a list of the free books available this month! Supplies are limited and copies will be given away on a first come first served basis when the first email newsletter is sent out.

The way this is going to work is that when each newsletter is sent out it will be a straight race to order your free book, so make sure you sign up and keep your eye on your email! And if you work for another publisher or Christian organization and want to get free stuff or money-off coupons into the hands of my readers let me know!

Sign up here, then below are the books that you could win this month! Some of these are being launched at this weeks Together On a Mission Conference.



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ESV Student Study Bible

http://www.crossway.org/

The ESV Student Study Bible is ideally suited for students who are serious about God’s Word—who want to learn more about what the Bible teaches and how the Bible applies to all of life.

With 12,000 clear, concise study notes, the ESV Student Study Bible provides numerous new features—including nearly 900 “Did You Know?” facts, 120 new Bible character profiles, and 15 new topical articles. It also features a new glossary of key terms, more than 80 full-color maps and illustrations, an extensive concordance, and 80,000 cross-references.

 

Note to Self by Joe Thorn

http://www.crossway.org/

We need good preaching—preaching that challenges us by God’s Word and brings the comfort that comes from God’s promises. Yet many of us rely solely on others to preach to us and are not benefitting from the kind of preaching that should be most consistent and personal—preaching to ourselves.

Note to Self is a practical introduction to this daily discipline. Pastor Joe Thorn delivers fifty brief, devotional chapters that model preaching the gospel to ourselves and its practical implications. Readers will be challenged by the book’s direct, personal exhortations to apply the law and the gospel to their own lives.

 

Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick

http://www.crossway.org/

In Give Them Grace, parents will learn how to connect the benefits of the cross—especially regeneration, adoption, and justification—to their children’s daily lives. Chapters address topics such as our inability to follow the law perfectly, God’s forgiveness and love displayed at the cross, and what true heart obedience looks like. Fitzpatrick and Thompson also discuss discipline, dealing with popular culture, and evangelism as a way of life. Parents will find this book a great resource for raising grace-filled, Jesus-loving kids.

 

Fathering Leaders, Motivating Mission By David Devenish

http://www.authenticmedia.co.uk/

A unique book addressing the biblical requirement for apostles and their role in shaping todays church in fathering leaders and motivating mission.

One of the sad factors of church life is that many pastors are lonely and their heart cry is for a fathering style of relationship, where they can be cared for pastorally, as well as mentored in the development of gifts and practical skills for their ministry.

Read a chapter of David’s book here: Are there apostles today? A series by Dave Devenish

 

Does God believe in atheists? By John Blanchard

http://www.evangelicalpress.org/

This award-winning title traces the development of atheistic and agnostic thinking over the past 2,500 years and shows how thinkers like Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Neitzsche, Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Bertrand Russell and others have shaped many people’s thinking today.

It also pinpoints the flaws in Darwinian evolutionism and in claims made for it by Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and others, explains why secular humanism self-destructs, reveals why here is no conflict between science and belief in God, exposes fatal errors in nine world religions and fourteen major cults and shows why the existence of evil and suffering is no reason to deny God’s existence.

 

Making sanity out of vanity By Stanley Gale

http://www.evangelicalpress.org/

It’s hard to imagine these passages are from the Bible, but they are. The question is, how do we make sense of them? The key to understanding the book of Ecclesiastes is to see its goal and how it achieves that goal. The goal is stated in the last two verses of the book (Ecc. 12:13-14) summarized as ‘fear God and keep His commandments.’

The Apostle Paul speaks to God’s answer in Christ to this ‘vanity’ and futility (see Rom. 8:18-21). Ecclesiastes frustrates our efforts to find hope and meaning in all the wrong places. It is written not only to make us realists; it is intended to make us redemptive realists, finding hope and life in Christ alone.

 

The power to save – A history of the Gospel in China By Bob Davey

http://www.evangelicalpress.org/

“A detailed description of key persons and comprehensive coverage on Chinese events, movements and leaders, with a concise summary from the author’s painstaking work.”
Yang Ye – Chinese lay leader

“This book traces the history of the enormous advance of the gospel in China. In this way it inspires us to glorify God!”
Tom Wells – Author of A Vision for Missions

 

Good to Grow by Steve Tibbert
http://www.authenticmedia.co.uk/

How one south London church grew to over 1,000 in 15 years and the lessons learned along the way.

Leading a church brings lots of challenges but when the church is growing, the challenges grow too. Leadership strategies and decisions can make or break the healthy ministry wisdom and grace are in big demand!

Here is an endorsement I have written for this book: Good to Grow by Steve Tibbert

 

 

While it is not a requirement, it would be greatly appreciated by our publisher friends if you could review your free book on your blog, Amazon or another site. Please let us know on adrian@adrianwarnock.com if you do review the book, with the URL and we will post a link to your review on adrianwarnock.com.

About Adrian Warnock

Adrian Warnock has been a blogger since April 2003, and a member of Jubilee Church, London since 1995, where he seves as part of the leadership team alongside Tope Koleoso.

Together they have written Hope Reborn - How to Become a Christian and Live for Jesus, published by Christian Focus.

Adrian is also the author of Raised With Christ - How The Resurrection Changes Everything, published by Crossway.

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