12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You ReinkeCross-Points is teaming up with Crossway Books to give away 5 copies of Tony Reinke’s important new book 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You. Here’s the book’s description:

Do You Control Your Phone—Or Does Your Phone Control You?

Within a few years of its unveiling, the smartphone had become part of us, fully integrated into the daily patterns of our lives. Never offline, always within reach, we now wield in our hands a magic wand of technological power we have only begun to grasp. But it raises new enigmas, too. Never more connected, we seem to be growing more distant. Never more efficient, we have never been more distracted.

Drawing from the insights of numerous thinkers, published studies, and his own research, writer Tony Reinke identifies twelve potent ways our smartphones have changed us—for good and bad. Reinke calls us to cultivate wise thinking and healthy habits in the digital age, encouraging us to maximize the many blessings, to avoid the various pitfalls, and to wisely wield the most powerful gadget of human connection ever unleashed.

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Free Christian Kindle Books from Randy Alcorn, the Gospel Coalition, and Desiring God

Enter to win 1 of 5 Copies of Tony Reinke’s 12 Ways Your Phone is Changing You.

Here are today’s free Christian Kindle books:

Be Committed (Ruth & Esther): Doing God’s Will Whatever the Cost (The BE Series Commentary) Kindle Edition by Warren Wiersbe

On Guard: Defending Your Faith with Reason and Precision Kindle Edition by William Lane Craig (Author), Lee Strobel (Foreword)

The Mystery of Providence Kindle Edition by John Flavel (Author)

You can also find many of Nabeel Qureshi’s books for under $2.99, including No God but One: Allah or Jesus? (with Bonus Content): A Former Muslim Investigates the Evidence for Islam and Christianity Kindle Edition

Another deal at $2.99: Romans 1-7 For You: For reading, for feeding, for leading (God’s Word For You – Romans Series) Kindle Edition
by Timothy Keller (Author)

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book cover the truth of the cross r.c. sproul ligonier ministriesThis Passion Week, and thanks to Reformation Trust, we’re giving away the ebook edition of R.C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross. This book serves as an uncompromising reminder that the atonement of Christ is an absolutely essential doctrine of the Christian faith, one that should be studied and understood by all believers.

R.C. Sproul blows the fog away in this wonderfully clear, theologically profound, and pastorally rich work. Learn afresh or anew what God has accomplished in the cross, so that you will boast only in the cross of Jesus Christ.”

Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor
The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

We can give thanks for this volume by R. C. Sproul…because in it he steps into the breach once more to provide a clear, concise, and thoughtful case for the biblical and historic Christian gospel of the cross.”

Dr. R. Scott Clark, Professor
Westminster Seminary California

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For a limited time, 9Marks is giving away the ePub and Kindle version of Jonathan Leeman’s book Church Membership: How the World Knows Who Represents Jesus.
Description of the book:

Jonathan Leeman addresses the commonly asked (and often unanswered) question of, “Why should I join a church?” in a time when many are shunning the practice of organized religion. By offering a brief, straightforward explanation of what church membership is and why it’s important, Leeman gives the local church its proper due and builds a case for committing to the local body. Church Membership is a useful tool for churches to distribute en masse to new and potential members of their congregation.

This volume is part of the 9Marks: Building Healthy Churches series. Look for upcoming, quick-read formats of the following marks of a healthy church: expositional preaching, biblical theology, the gospel, conversion, evangelism, church discipline, discipleship and growth, and church leadership.

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Check out yesterday’s Christian Kindle deals featuring Tim Keller, C.S. Lewis, and Sinclair Ferguson.

Related Post: Mark Dever’s Recommended Books on Ministry, Church History, & Theology

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Faith & The Parable of The Blindfold (Funnest Bible Study Method) by Jwyan C. Johnson is free in the Kindle store.

The Book’s Description: 

Let’s tip-toe with Tom, as he sneaks past Lady Luck. He holds a map, ready to discover the higher yet deeper level called Faith. It is here where one remarkable blindfold unlocks Tom’s other “senses.” Will Tom leave Lady Luck for Faith? And will anyone else? Find out why patience and patients sound the same only at his “old place.” Test your faith inside a biblically attractive journey with mystery, morals, symbolism, discussion questions, a hyperlinked bible index, and even a bonus family skit version! It’s an eye-opening blindfold!

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Free Ebook: What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert

What is the gospel? It seems like a simple question, yet it has been known to incite some heated responses, even in the church. How are we to formulate a clear, biblical understanding of the gospel? Tradition, reason, and experience all leave us ultimately disappointed. If we want answers, we must turn to the Word of God.

Greg Gilbert does so in What Is the Gospel? Beginning with Paul’s systematic presentation of the gospel in Romans and moving through the sermons in Acts, Gilbert argues that the central structure of the gospel consists of four main subjects: God, man, Christ, and response. The book carefully examines each and then explores the effects the gospel can have in individuals, churches, and the world.

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A Parable of Permanence (via Crossway.org)

The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is—and has always been—gargantuan. In This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence, John Piper reflects on over forty years of matrimony, exalting the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion and exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church.

He aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’s unswerving allegiance to and affection for his bride. This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike. Now available in paperback with a freshly redesigned cover, Piper’s book on marriage holds even greater appeal.

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Imagine being offered one photograph that captured the essence of God—an image that revealed everything you need to know about everything that matters. Would you look at it? Find out in this ebook—yours for FREE during the month of February. Simply enter your email address through this link, and you’ll be taken straight through to a download page.

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Stranger on the Road to Emmaus John CrossFree: The Stranger on the Road to Emmaus: Who was the Man? What was the Message? Kindle Edition

by John R. Cross (Author)

It’s been called “the most misunderstood book in history.”

Wars have been fought in its name, scandals have been precipitated by it, politics shaped and reshaped at its word. Theologians have both defended and reviled it. Skeptics have done the same. If you are a typical member of the human race, you have often been perplexed by all the “fuss” surrounding the Bible. The question remains, “What does it really say?”
Here is a book that explains the greatest of Bible themes clearly and logically. Rather than focusing on one part—and missing the whole—the author chronologically binds together the entire text into one great universal drama, looking at events from the perspective of those who experienced history in the making. The results are sometimes comical, sometimes frightening—but always true to the intent of the text.
When you are done reading it, you may find yourself believing “the Book” like you never have before. Or you may decide not to. The author’s objective approach leaves that decision up to you.

“Even though I had attended church for over 30 years, the Bible never made sense to me. It was just a bunch of disjointed stories. Now the Bible all fits together in a clear, logical manner. It really is incredible.”

John R. Cross writes from knowledge gained in a life-long study of the Bible. He has extensive experience travelling and living abroad. John and his family are from Canada.

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Also free from John R. Cross: By This Name: Is there more to life than one can see?

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