How do you discern true vs. false Christianity? In the days of the Protestant Reformation, the core tenets of the faith were strenuously examined. In the end, the Reformers maintained that at the heart of the Christian faith stood five main credos: sola Scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus, and soli Deo gloria. This book examines these five “solas” and makes a definitive case for why we’re Protestant.

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Purity is Possible: How to live free of the fantasy trap


One in five Christian women use pornography. One in three visitors to a porn site is a woman. Many, many more women read explicit books like Fifty Shades of Grey. Even more than that write their own pornography – not on paper for publication, but in their heads for their own use.

Helen Thorne knows all this because she’s done it.

But no one talks about it. Our churches are silent on it. There are very few books about it. It is the unspoken struggle of thousands of Christian women – perhaps you, and probably someone you know.

But no more. In this refreshingly honest, resolutely hope-filled and gospel-soaked book, Helen speaks the unspoken. In doing so, she shows how purity is better and more satisfying than fantasy – and that, whoever you are and whatever your struggles, that purity is possible.

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ChristianAudTheWholeChrist_3DCoverio’s free audiobook of the month is The Whole Christ by Sinclair Ferguson. Click here to download.

Description of the book:

Since the days of the early church, Christians have wrestled with the relationship between law and gospel. If, as the apostle Paul says, salvation is by grace and the law cannot save, what relevance does the law have for Christians today?

By revisiting the Marrow Controversy—a famous but largely forgotten eighteenth-century debate related to the proper relationship between God’s grace and our works—Sinclair B. Ferguson sheds light on this central issue and why it still matters today. In doing so, he explains how our understanding of the relationship between law and gospel determines our approach to evangelism, our pursuit of sanctification, and even our understanding of God himself.

Ferguson shows us that the antidote to the poison of legalism on the one hand and antinomianism on the other is one and the same: the life-giving gospel of Jesus Christ, in whom we are simultaneously justified by faith, freed for good works, and assured of salvation.

What Derek Thomas said about this book:

“For my part, this is one of the most important and definitive books I have read in over four decades.”

Why Tim Keller loves this book:

“The volume in your hands is not just a helpful historical reflection but also a tract for the times. Sinclair does a good job of recounting the Marrow Controversy in an accessible and interesting way. However, his real aim is not merely to do that. Against the background and features of that older dispute, he wants to help us understand the character of this perpetual problem—one that bedevils the church today. He does so in the most illuminating and compelling way I’ve seen in recent evangelical literature.”

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B&H Publishing has a sale on many Holman Old and New Testament Commentaries.

You can get many of these accessible and helpful commentaries for $2.99 each (others are $4.99) until September 19th. Contributors include Steven Lawson, David Wells, Knute Larson, Ken Boa, and more.

Here’s a brief description of the commentaries:

The complete series of verse-by-verse commentary books edited by Max Anders. Each volume includes discussion starters, teaching plan, and more. Great for lay teachers and pastors alike.

No other reference series gets to the heart of the Bible as efficiently as the Holman Bible Commentary. When a reader’s time allows, the series offers a detailed interpretation based on the popular New International Version text. When time is short, it delivers an essential understanding of the text with unsurpassed clarity and convenience.

Click on these links for the deals: Old Testament Commentaries | New Testament Commentaries

Old Testament Commentaries

  • Genesis
  • Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers
  • Deuteronomy
  • Joshua
  • Judges/Ruth
  • 1 & 2 Kings
  • Ezra/Nehemiah/Esther
  • Job
  • Psalms 1-75
  • Psalms 76-150
  • Proverbs
  • Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs
  • Isaiah
  • Jeremiah, Lamentations
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  • Daniel
  • Minor Prophets
  • Nahum-Malachi

New Testament Commentaries

  • Matthew
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  • 1/2 Corinthians
  • Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians
  • 1 & 2 Thess, 1 & 2 Tim, Tit, Phil
  • 1 & 2 Pet, 1 2 & 3 John and Jude
  • Hebrews & James

Click on these links for the deals: Old Testament Commentaries | New Testament Commentaries

You may also be interested in current deals from the Expositor’s Bible Commentary Series featuring D.A. Carson, VanGemeren, Walt Kaiser, George Guthrie, and more.

Expositor's Bible Commentary Set - Kindle Deals

The Expositor’s Bible Commentary Series has Kindle deals for $4.99, providing a great value for preachers and students of the Bible alike.

Notable volumes include D.A. Carson’s Matthew (a top rated Matthew Commentary), VanGemeren’s Psalms, Guthrie’s Hebrews/James, Walt Kaiser’s Exodus, and more.

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Deal ends September 17, 2017.

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The Good Book Co’s Free ebook of the month is Gospel-Centered Family: Becoming the Parents God Wants You To Be by Tim Chester and Ed Moll. Just enter your email in the previous link and unlock your eBook.

The book’s description from Amazon:

Numerous books set out to help Christian parents in the challenging mission of raising their children well-so what’s different about this one? Well, the answer’s in the title! It’s not about how the gospel fits into Christian family life, but how family life should fit into the gospel-God’s greatest purpose for this universe, achieved in Christ. Many books aim to raise up competent, balanced parents and well-trained, well-rounded children. But Tim Chester and Ed Moll focus on families growing God-knowing, Christ-confessing, grace-receiving, servant-hearted, mission-minded believers-adults and children together. Christian families should be about… – not just making good citizens but also church planters, missionaries, reformers, servants and evangelists – not just learning about God but also showing Him to others; – not just controlling behavior but also changing the heart; – not just parents and children, but being an integral part of the wider church family. In twelve concise chapters, Gospel-Centered Family takes us through the major Bible principles for family life, challenging us to give up our ‘respectable’ middle-class idols, and to become the distinctively different people that God, through His gospel, calls us to be.

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Free for a limited time: Be Holy (Leviticus): Becoming “Set Apart” for God (The BE Series Commentary) Kindle Edition
by Warren W. Wiersbe (Author)
Discover what matters most to God.

We serve a holy God. And as His children, God longs for us to pursue a life that is pleasing to Him. But what does this look like? The book of Leviticus provides the answer. Originally written for the ancient Israelites, Leviticus continues to offer timeless principles for living that remain relevant to believers today. This study examines those principles, and explores how we can cultivate holiness in our daily lives.

Part of Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe’s best-selling “BE” commentary series, BE Holy has now been updated with study questions and a new introduction by Ken Baugh. A respected pastor and Bible teacher, Dr. Wiersbe shares that personal purity matters a great deal to God. You’ll find a fresh appreciation for the holiness of God, and be challenged to continually grow into the likeness of our Savior.

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Learn to Give Wise Counsel to Others

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Given the apparent insufficiency of modern psychotherapies and a growing discomfort with pharmacological strategies, many churches are reaffirming the unique power of Scripture to change lives.

Through careful exegesis and helpful case studies, the authors of Counsel from the Crossdemonstrate how to provide consistently biblical, gospel-centered care and explain why it is important to do so. If you’re involved in discipleship and mentoring, this book will teach you how to minister the gospel to those around you in ways that will truly help them.

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The Good Book Co’s freebie of the month is What Makes Us Human: And other questions about God, Jesus and human identity by Mark Meynell. Download a digital copy here with email sign up.

Description from Amazon:

What exactly are we? The modern world has many answers to that question, each of which has consequences for the choices we make about our own life and the lives of others.

In this short, simple book, Mark Meynell wants to help confused Christians understand what God has said about these questions in the scriptures, and offers a positive and liberating way forward as we discover what true humanity really is.

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