You like free things, right? Thought so. Wellsir and wellsister, I've got two for you, both featuring a book about the free and sovereign grace of God in the Gospel.
Free Kindle. For a limited time, Kregel is generously allowing downloads of the Kindle edition of The World-Tilting Gospel — for zero dollars, zero cents. (In the UK, it's zero pounds, zero pences. [That's contextualizing, baby.])
Let me share with you one of the may testimonies that have encouraged my heart. Kim Shay has been blogging some of her thoughts as she reads the book. In this post, Kim received this comment:
I have been a Christian for 30+ years, and in all that time I have never come across such a profound description of what the Gospel is. I love this book. God has used TWTG in my life in a way that only the Bible has affected me prior to this book. So many pieces of Scripture and their intent, that were fuzzy are now Chrystal clear. I highly recommend this book for everyone no matter what their station in life is, or where their walk with the Lord is. It will stimulate the intellect as well as minister to the heart of those who are hungry to know the deeper meaning of our Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.This is what all the big names and big bloggers have been saying we need to produce, isn't it? Sermons and posts and books that set out the Gospel fully, root it in the OT, present the Biblical truths of God's awesome holiness, man's devastation by sin, the marvelous eternal saving plan of God, the sovereign free grace in the Gospel, the meaning of repentant faith, and the Gospel's implications for growth in holiness — in an accessible way, with (to quote another reader) "zero dumbing-down" or compromise? (Kind words from both an eight-year-old and a PhD = "accessible.") They've called repeatedly for such books to be written. Well, here's a book that tries. (Kregel has a blog tour page linking to other reviews.)
Perhaps the free download will be useful in letting them know that such a resource is now available.
So if you send out an email starting "You know that book I told you about?" — just make sure it ends "But do this now; I don't know how long this will last." (Because I don't.)
But wait, there's more!
Free hard copies. Blogger Persis (who comments under the handle Pilgrim Mommy) has reviewed The World-Tilting Gospel, and is giving away two copies. In her kind review, Persis says, inter alia:
The World Tilting Gospel is scripture-saturated. It's meaty, without an ounce of fluff, and deals thoroughly with essential truths of the faith. Yet it's a very accessible and engaging read. (Snippets of Dan's humor appear here and there, which added to the enjoyment of the book.) The sections on justification and sanctification, particularly our struggles with the flesh, are some of the clearest I have ever read. I can also attest that his diagnoses of faulty mind-sets of the Gospel are spot on, having been mired by one of them (muzzy mysticism) for most of my life.Go to her blog to see how to register and be one of the "providential winners" of a free copy of WTG.
And more! Karla has also reviewed the book, and is offering a free hard-copy. She says:
There are an overwhelming amount of scripture references showing what an incredible amount of research, study and thought he put into this book. He breaks apart many "Christian-ese" thoughts and ideas, lays out very clearly God's eternal plan and challenges the reader to "embrace a Biblical worldview and hold on tight."And even more! Had a fun, challenging, and interesting review about the book on The Dove radio yesterday. You can listen to the interview online. It was fun and challenging in that (A) I was told it was the Perry Atkinson show, and greeted Perry heartily, only to learn it was a guest host; (B) AT&T (surprise!) dropped the call a few minutes into the interview; and (C) unexpected topics came up (young kids' suicide attempts, young kids "gay" identification, etc.), giving rich opportunities to apply the world-tilting Gospel to contemporary concerns. Appreciate the hosts, and the opportunity.
And you can hear it, you know... free.
Tomorrow Mike Abendroth and I are to record an interview on the WTG, and since Phil likes him so much, I'm looking forward to it. Also should be online for free.
Enjoy the freebies! God grant they be put to work for His glory, and for the spread of the Gospel.