The Freebie Round-Up #129

My mother-in-law will have her brain surgery next week. Kindly include it in your prayers. This is life changing for us as we focus on her in the coming days after her surgery. You can still donate any amount on my accounts after this post.

It’s Thursday and I can’t wait for Friday to share these freebies curated just for you. And hey, please do share ok. If you missed the previous one and some of the old round-up, just scroll down and you’ll find them at the end of this article.

Also since I’m not 24/7 monitoring the latest freebies of publishing companies, I’m posting their e-mail sign up page, so you’ll be in the loop whenever they give out freebies. You can find it at the end of this round-up.

FREE e-book “A Christian Teen’s Guide to Dating & Sex” – A free minibook from Fervr focusing on dating, sex and marriage.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “The Serpent Slayer and The Scroll of Riddles” (Champ Thornton and Andrew Naselli)

Time really flies and it’s February already. The weather here is getting warm and now it’s safe to have my brisk walking without catching the colds. Anyways, Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. The Serpent Slayer and The Scroll of Riddles by Champ Thornton and Andrew Naselli a forthcoming book by New Growth Press and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“She smoothed out the scroll and pointed to a strange green drawing. “Is that one of the snakes you were talking about?”Mr. Mag nodded. “That’s right. That serpent slithers all through the Bible—sometimes appearing like a snake, sometimes like a dragon, always a dangerous enemy.”

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(Author Interview) Champ Thornton

You might know him as the host of the podcast, In the Word, On the Go which help listeners spend 10 minutes of the day meditating one Bible verse along with special guest in every episode. But did you know he is also an author and he has a book coming out? The Serpent Slayer and the Scroll of Riddles is his first book geared for kids with Andrew Naselli. I will review this book soon and share (if ever) some quotes from it. But for now enjoy this interview as we talk about him, as first time an adventure book writer, having Andy Naselli as co-author and of course, his latest book.

Please tell the readers about yourself.

Most centrally, I’m a sinner rescued and brought into God’s family by the grace of Jesus Christ, a husband to Robben, and a dad to three wonderfully energetic children. Reared in a Christian family, I came to know Christ as Savior while attending a retreat during high school.

Before moving to Delaware to serve as associate pastor at our church (Ogletown Baptist Church), I lived most of my life in the Carolinas. After seminary, I pastored at Grace Bible Church near Spartanburg, South Carolina. And last year, I earned at PhD in Theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.

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8 Favorite Quotes from The Book “Time Well Spent” (Colin Webster)

Hello! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. Time Well Spent by Colin Webster is published by 10 Publishing and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“…the essence of a private devotion: to seek the face of God before we seek the face of anyone else.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian?” (Sam Emadi)

Hello! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. “What Should I Do Now That I’m a Christian?” by Sam Emadi is published by Crossway and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.

“If you’ve recently become a Christian, the first thing you should do is get baptized. Why? Because baptism is how Jesus commanded Christians to publicly profess their faith in him.”

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(Interview) Brian Borgman on Jonathan Edwards

Jonathan Edwards is synonymous with the word genius. He was praised as a leader of the First Awakening and the astounding books he wrote that resonates till now. There are lots of books on his life and teachings that are out there. And yet, they haven’t gone deeper on to some parts of his preaching ministry. There are still much of this Christian giant that is yet to be discovered.

To know what are those territories of Jonathan Edwards that needs to be explores, I reach out to Brian Borgman, author of the newly released book, Jonathan Edwards on Genesis and we talk about Jonathan Edwards, his impact to his ministry and the book he wrote.

For those who don’t know Edwards, kindly tell us who Jonathan Edwards is.

Jonathan Edwards was born in 1703 in East Windsor CT. It is important to remember that although Edwards is often called “America’s greatest theologian,” technically he was a British Colonist. He was born into a family of 10 girls, he was the only boy. He was also born into a pastor’s home; his father was Timothy Dwight. His maternal grandfather was the famous Solomon Stoddard, who pastored the Congregational Church of Northampton, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Stoddard’s influence cannot be exaggerated. He was frequently called “the pope of the Connecticut River Valley.” Edwards was born into a home of New England Puritan piety.

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How to Create an Instant Digital Christian Library Without Breaking the Bank

Previously I posted on my Facebook an article from Tim Challies blog that made theology geeks everywhere shout for joy. The title of the article is “A Secret Way to Kick-Start Your Theological Library” in which he gave tips on how to create a digital library without breaking the bank. Tim listed links of free downloadable theology journals from different seminaries or organizations. He even includes a link on how to use Evernote to save and catalog those fine resources. I already checked those journals and I can attest that they are great resources considering that they are free. So if you don’t want to buy expensive theology book, this article will give you the best alternative..

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Book Review: “Consider Your Counsel” (Bob W. Kellemen)

In every ministry there will always be flaws. No matter how good the method or program it administers, there will be some shortcomings. We are finite beings and sinners. No ministry is foolproof. It is by God’s grace that He allows us to work on a ministry. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t address those we can see and polish it to be better. Specifically, in biblical counseling, as we engage to fellow image bearers and helping them to be connected to the Scriptures. Resources are welcome to fix what we are already practicing. And that’s were Consider Your Counsel steps in.

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Redeeming “Iglesya”

In our translation team, someone raised a question on what word that we should use for “church” in Tagalog. Is it “iglesya”, “simbahan” or something else? This is an interesting question considering that it does bring confusion not just Christians but to unbelievers we are reaching out.

I already pointed this in an article that iglesya is one of the misunderstood theological term here in the Philippines. I think it’s worth exploring it again here because I think it’s more than a question if such word should be used. The issue can be more deep than that. I think as we Christian who doesn’t want to misrepresent the gospel, so it should be our motive also to rightfully show what a church really is according to the Scriptures.

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