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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Free: Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue by R.C. Sproul


In this book, Dr. R.C. Sproul employs his unique perspective as a highly experienced pastor-theologian and a trained philosopher to provide well-considered and compassionate answers to the difficult questions that attend termination of pregnancy. Dr. Sproul strives for a factual, well-reasoned approach informed by careful biblical scholarship. He considers both sides of this issue in terms of biblical teaching, civil law, and natural law. This edition includes a new foreword by Dr. George Grant and has been updated to reflect developments in the issue of abortion. Appendixes provide further background on the issue of when life begins and list sources for pro-life resources.


  • A Nation Divided
  • The Sanctity of Life
  • The Sanctity of Life and Natural Law
  • When Does Life Begin?
  • What If You Are Not Sure about Abortion?
  • The Role of Government in Abortion
  • A Woman’s Right to Her Body
  • Three Frequent Assertions
  • The Pro-Choice Position
  • The Problem of Unwanted Pregnancies
  • Is Abortion the Unpardonable Sin?
  • A Pro-Life Strategy

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Free Ebook (Kindle, ePub, PDF): Bloodlines by John Piper

Today as we honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. and face the continuous presence of racial strife in our culture, may we also reflect on the true source of hope for peace, unity, and reconciliation—Jesus Christ. The good news of Jesus actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

In John Piper’s Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian, you’ll learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.”

Click to fill out a brief survey and download a free digital copy of Bloodlines today. (Courtesy of Crossway Books.)

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

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FREE: Health, Wealth & Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ? Kindle Edition
by David W. Jones and Russell Woodbridge

Offer Valid only on January 2, 2016.

The desire for a thriving, healthy, and productive life is as strong as ever, especially in tough economic times. As people become more disillusioned at the state of the economy, they also become more susceptible to the lure of the prosperity gospel and its teachings of health, wealth, and happiness for the faithful. But what happens when the promise of prosperity overshadows the promise of the real gospel–the gospel of Christ?

Believing that the prosperity gospel is constructed upon faulty theology, authors David W. Jones and Russell S. Woodbridge take a closer look at five crucial areas of error relating to the prosperity gospel. In a fair but firm tone, the authors discuss the history and theology of the prosperity gospel movement to reveal its fraudulent core biblical teachings that have been historically and popularly misinterpreted, even by some of today’s most well-known pastors. After an introduction and assessment of the movement, readers are invited to take a look at Scripture to understand what the Bible really says about wealth, poverty, suffering, and giving.

Theologically sound but acessible to all readers, Health, Wealth & Happiness is sure to become a trusted resource for laypersons, pastors, and Christian leaders.

Endorsements from Mark Dever, Daniel L. Akin, J.D. Greear, Tony Merida, Benjamin Merkle, Erwin Lutzer, Emir Caner

Also free from The Gospel Coalition International Outreach: Prosperity? Seeking the True Gospel

Also free:  Avoiding the Greener Grass Syndrome: How to Grow Affair Proof Hedges Around Your Marriage Kindle Edition

by Nancy C. Anderson (Author)

Offer Valid only on January 2, 2016.

From a woman who strayed to the other side of the marital fence -and returned to find forgiveness and restoration – comes this practical book about predicting and preventing an extra-martial affair. Based on the principle that the grass is always greener when it’s watered, this book focuses on how to grow a beautiful marriage in your own backyard by establishing six protective “hedges” around it.

Free Audiobook from Michael Hyatt: Living Forward: A Proven Plan to Stop Drifting and Get the Life You Want

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The First Marriage (The KathIrene Kids Bible Series Book 2) Kindle Edition

Free from December 23–27.


Do you want to communicate and share God’s word with your young children?
Do you want to bond with them as they hear and learn to love God’s word?
Do you want to build a strong Biblical foundation in the lives of your children?

The KathIrene Kids Bible Series is bringing the truth and love of Jesus to children everywhere. Each book in this series is focused on one important story and lesson from the Bible. Timeless poetry and colorful illustrations make these books a favorite for both children and parents.

You can read these books to your children. They can read them to you. They can read them on their own. You can read them together.

In the car
Before bed
In a Sunday school classroom
At home
In a church library
Any time

Through it all, you and your precious children will be hiding God’s word in your hearts.

About the Author

The author, raised by Godly parents, is from a small Ohio town. He is married to his wonderful wife, Christy, and has two incredible daughters, Hannah Katherine and Gwenyth Irene (thus the KathIrene Kids). He has studied God’s word in Ohio, New York, and Alberta, Canada, and desires that all would read and love the Scriptures, abide in Jesus, walk in the Spirit, and glorify God.

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A few quick announcements from Cross-Points:

1. Crossway is offering Experiencing the Trinity by Joe Thorn for free if you take a brief survey. (Could expire at any time).

2. There is still time to enter to win 1 of 5 copies of Hidden Christmas by Tim Keller. Enter here.

3. Westminster Books has all ESV Bibles at 50% off until December 31. A great chance to stock up for your family or church!

4. We have posted several Top Books of the Year Lists on our Twitter account from people like Kevin DeYoung, Russell Moore, Jared Wilson, Tim Challies, and more. This is a great chance to put new books on your 2017 reading list.

And lastly, earlier this month we received an encouraging note:

Thank you so much for your team and your hard work. You have been an instrument in my spiritual growth!

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We may be taking some time off to celebrate our Savior, so Merry Christmas! :)


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Grace in Times of Trouble

What do you do when you’re at the end of your rope?

For Christians, there is only one simple yet profound answer: turn to the triune God.

In the Experiencing the Trinity: The Grace of God for the People of God by Joe Thorn, you will find 50 down-to-earth meditations on God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. Overflowing with scriptural truth, pastoral wisdom, and personal honesty, this book reflects on common experiences of doubt, fear, and temptation—pointing readers to the grace that God provides and the strength that he promises.

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