The Freebie Round-Up # 54

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My heart is grieving at a local hospital pedia ward. Lots of children are crying in pain because of dengue. That’s yesterday when I picked up my father from the hospital because he was discharged after an operation. I remember I was teaching God’s providence on our small group as I pass the pedia ward. That really bothers me. Please pray for these children that God may have mercy on them.

Anyways, here’s a list of great freebies that are waiting to be downloaded. And if your new here to this post or you missed out other freebie round-ups, check the links to those post at the end of this article.

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Free e-book “The Soul’s Conflict with Itself” by Richard Sibbes –  Newly published by Monergism, this free e-book, Richard Sibbes reflects on Psalms 42: 11.

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FREE e-book “What Time is Purple?” from Living Waters– Get this digital copy of a new evangelistic booklet from Living Waters. And if your from the US they are offering mass copies for you to give away for free. 

FREE online event from David Platt – Something Has to Change is a live simulcast from David Platt’s church and you can sign up for free updates to watch in online. You can also attend in person to that event.

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FREE e-book “A Theology of The Office” – I’m not familiar with that hit TV show but Think Christian provides this free e-book picking the best episodes and characters that made mentions of God and some view of theology.

FREE webcast “Is Biblical Greek Study Still Relevant to the Church Today?” – This free webcast featuring Bill Mounce is over, but you can still register and watch the replay.  And as added bonus, they have some downloadable freebies.

FREE e-book “Life in the Wild” by Dan DeWitt– This is the free e-book of the month offer from The Good Book Company. 

FREE webinar from  CSB – Learn the history, translation philosophy and everything in between on this CSB free webinar with an Q and A from Brandon Smith. For US attendees you’ll get a free Bible.

By the way, to my Pinoy friends do you want to learn how to self-publish your book? Here’s a step by step video from Loida Bauto an AVM survivor and a PWD vlogger:

Do you want more freebies? Check out these past blog post:

Freebie Round-Up #53

Freebie Round-Up #52

Freebie Round-Up #51

Freebie Round-Up #50

 

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

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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.

I do however have my own tips on how to create a digital library of Christian books. Like what Tim Challies gave in his article, it won’t hurt your wallet. In this way, you’re digital tablet will turn into a Christian library that will enhance you Christian walk and create a habit of reading.

But first you need to have an e-book reader. Here’s some that I recommend:

Kindle – Some tablets and phone have this app on default but you can get one for free over the Apple Store or Google Play. After downloading, create an account over Amazon. This is useful not just in opening e-books but also when you stumble upon a free ebook over Amazon (or getting a free e-book alert in your e-mail that I’ll share later) .

UB Reader – Another free app that is so versatile because it reads almost all digital format of a book.

Moon Reader – Basically it’s like the UB Reader and  but if you go for the paid one, its a totally different story. I highly recommend you get the its premium app.

Now to dig to some free books….

Desiring God– This website has almost all John Piper’s book for free download. I recommend you download Don’t Waste Your Life, Spectacular Sins, Five Points and Finally Alive.  Aside from books written by John Piper, there are books by Tony Reinke, Jon Bloom and David Mathis that are worth reading.

The Gospel CoalitionSome basic Christian doctrines are featured here. Books that are author by Kevin DeYoung, Tim Keller and others that guarantees that it will be an awesome read.

C. Sproul’s “Crucial Questions Series” – These booklets are free forever and it’s from R. C. Sproul. Nuff said! Come back for often because they add new booklets in the series.

Also if you sign for Ligonier Ministries e-mail update, they might have a free e-book offer (scroll down below to find the e-mail upate box). Don’t forget to create a free account so you can save the free ebook (or audio or video offer) on their site for later enjoyment.

D. A. Carson – A theologian and an prolific author, Carson generously has a couple of free books uploaded in the internet. Haven’t read all of the books in the list but Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor is a great read.

Mongerism – Now if you’re into classic stuff from authors, preachers or theologians, get your fix here. Features A. W. Pink, J. C. Ryle, Martin Luther, John Calvin and some unfamiliar but great personalities that are waiting for you to discover. And you’ll be the first to know their latest e-books by subscribing to their e-mail alerts.

Log College Press If past American Presbyterian works are your thing, go to their website and dive in to old but great books. I have interviewed LCP here on my blog and they listed some must read free books. They also sell books in digital and physical format.

Wany more free reformed e-books? Click on this link for other links.

Try free e-mail subscriptions…

E-mail accounts exist not to just to log you on your favorite social media accounts, but to receive e-mails (duh!?). Make use of it by subscribing to these e-mail list. Be warned though that you should be cautious to some of the free books they post (specially Gospel E-Books) . Dont forget to put on your discernment caps on.

Cross-Points – Just by signing up, you’ll receive a massive list of free e-books. Plus you’ll receive some free, great deals and discounte e-book alerts.

Crossway – From time to time, Crossway gives away free e-books on special events or through surveys. Sign up to their e-mail updates and enjoy their stuff.

David C. Cook – This big publishing company caters to books of Warren Weirsbe and John MacArthur. As much as they give out other books, those author I mentioned are worth it to sign up because DCC occasionally gives their ebooks for free.

10 of Those – This UK based publishing company gives away free e-book weekly once you sign up to their mailing list.

The Good Book Company – This book company has a “Free Book of the Month” worth checking out.

Gospel E-Books – Excellent site for daily discounted e-books. Sometimes they include freebies.

Faithlife – Like The Good Book Company, they have a free e-book of the month that you might want to try.

Other ways to get free e-books…

Sign up for a book blogging program- If you’re a blogger or have accounts on Amazon or Goodreads, why not sign up for a blogging program? Publishers do need promotions from bloggers that’s why they will give away free e-books (or sometimes physical books) in exchange for a review of their available titles. One good example of this is from Crossway books.

Another is Tulip Publishing. It’s a small non-profit publishing that is commited to Reformed theology. You can enroll or find additional information by clicking here.

Join a book launching team – Your favorite author sometimes need a helping hand in launching his book. So keep your eyes peeled on Twitter or Facebook on his or her latest post. I suggest you follow up and coming authors. What so neat about this is that you can get to read in advance the book and have a digital copy first.

Now for some shameless plug…drum roll please!!!

Follow my blog of course specifically the Freebie Round-Up because sometimes it has free e-books for your digital library.

I hope you like this post. If you benefited on this post, why not share your story by commenting below.

 

 

The Quotable Richard D. Phillips

With just his two books “Masculine Mandate” and “What so Great About the Doctrine of Grace?” I was completely overwhelmed by the writing of Richard D. Phillips. You can learn more about him on this link and please check out my Tumblr blog, Delighting Grace for more Christian quotes. Meanwhile, enjoy the following quotes from two of his books I have mentioned:

“He calls us to do this by being leaders and servants in the ultimate cause of displaying God’s glory and bearing the fruit of God’s love in real relationships.”

—Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“For it is in obedience to Scripture that the adventure of a man’s life truly begins.”

–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Our calling in life really is this simple (although not therefore easy): We are to devote ourselves to working/building and keeping/protecting everything placed into our charge.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“A faithful man, then, is one who has devoted himself to cultivating, building, and growing.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Christian men should also desire to cultivate something worthwhile for the glory of God and the well-being of their fellow men.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“We have been taught that women are the main nurturers, while men are to be “strong and silent.” But the Bible calls men to be cultivators, and that includes a significant emphasis on tending the hearts of those given into our charge.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“His calling to Christian men is similar: we are to watch over and keep safe all that the Lord has put under our care.”–Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“To be a man is to stand up and be counted when there is danger or other evil.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Men like to work and they feel really good when they work hard. The life of a man is a life of work. This is good and it pleases God.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“The Lord made us and redeemed us that we might bear His image and serve the cause of His glory.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Christians also should seek to earn their living by making or doing something that benefits other people.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“…Christian men should use their God-given abilities to the uttermost, seeking to give God pleasure through the labors we offer up to Him.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“In all our work as Christian men, whatever season we may be in and wherever we happen to find ourselves on the ladder of our chosen pursuit, the best way for us to honor God in our work is to offer up everything we do directly to the Lord Himself. In all things, our goal should be to please Him.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“Whether student or employee, we do not honor the Lord if we neglect the work obligations that we have accepted and which others are counting on us to perform.” –Richard D. Phillips. The Masculine Mandate: God’s Calling to Men

“The doctrines of grace offer a perspective on salvation in which God truly is God, so that everything depends on His will and works to His glory.”

—Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The real God is a God who really is sovereign over all reality.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Holiness is the sum of who and what God is. His is a holy love, a holy goodness, a holy wrath, and a holy faithfulness.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Holiness is God’s exalted singularity, the separation between God and His creatures, between the holy God and all evil.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“So it must be for us all: true service to God flows from the application of Christ’s redeeming work to our lives.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Since God is the true sovereign, there is no greater privilege than to serve Him. Awe before His glory makes other pursuits diminish.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Not all are called to the prophetic office. God calls people to be carpenters, lawyers, doctors, sound engineers, and garbage men. But those who have seen the sovereignty of God see all of their labor as an opportunity to extend His reign and serve His kingdom.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“It is when we realize how great is the God we serve, how total is His sovereignty over all, and how glorious is His kingdom that we want to serve Him in all we do.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Those who see the Lord in His sovereign glory have an inward compulsion to serve this God. Serving God is the glory of their lives.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“A consciousness of God’s sovereignty bestows in us a holy boldness before the world and its powers.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Awareness of the sovereignty of God, especially as it brings us to our knees in supplication before His throne of grace, gives us the holy boldness so desperately needed in our time.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“People have all kinds of needs: companionship, employment, and even training in life skills. But a far more profound need stands behind all these, and it is for this need that the gospel is preached-our need to gain righteousness before God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“In his quest for meaning, truth, and salvation, fallen mankind will turn everywhere except to God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Depraved man is always glad for God’s gifts, so long as he doesn’t have to deal with God Himself.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Perhaps the greatest tragedy of today’s hyper-affluent yet terminally unsatisfied Western society is that the only One capable of satisfying our souls is also the One whom depraved sinners will not seek.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Our depravity pours out of our mouths like sewage from a pipe.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“Man’s bondage in sin results not from the lack of opportunity to do good and love God, but from the bondage of his heart that causes him to love evil and hate God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The only way to see the greatness of the gospel is to see how bad is our plight. Or to put it differently, unless we know what we are being saved from, we really don’t grasp the glory of our salvation.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The salvation of the elect does not depend on their own willingness, but is accomplished as a sovereign act of God in conformity to the sovereign plan of God. “—Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“This is the highest freedom: to have our souls brought to life so as to desire for ourselves that which is our greatest blessing and which brings the greatest glory to God through faith in Christ.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“God’s Spirit continues from our conversion to enlighten our minds with God’s ways and to make our hearts tablets for His perfect law.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

“The grace of the Spirit empowers us to know the love of Christ and experience the fullness of God.” —Richard D. Phillips, What’s So Great About the Doctrines of Grace?

J. C. Ryle Lives! Delighting Grace Interviews Erik Kowalker of J.C. Ryle Quotes Blog

For those who don’t know, J.C. (John Charles) Ryle is a Puritan preacher known for his writings on different Christian topics. It’s truly a blessing to read old stuff from godly Christians from yesteryear. Delighting Grace (DG) talked to Erik Kowalker blogger of J.C. Ryle Quotes.

Delighting Grace: First off, I just want to say we have something in common: We are bloggers and we post quotes. Where do you draw that passion for blogging and sharing godly wisdom at the same time?

Erik Kowalker: I view blogging as a tool to bless and encourage the universal body of Christ. I’ve enjoyed J.C. Ryle’s writings for several years now, so it’s simply a “labor of love” to provide his quotes on my blog.

 Delighting Grace: For you, what makes a great quote? 

Erik Kowalker: A great quote is one that hits the mind and heart. And the shorter, the better in my book. Folks are so busy (I once heard the average person spends 96 seconds on a website…that’s the average…most spend less.) Folks simply don’t have the time to read paragraph after paragraph so, in my humble opinion, the shorter, insightful quote will penetrate a little more than the lengthy drawn out quote.

Delighting Grace:  I love reading old Puritan works but J.C. Ryle stands out for me. When I’m reading his work, I said to myself, “Is this guy really dead? Am I really reading a hundred year old stuff?” Do you have those thoughts also?

Erik Kowalker: I absolutely understand where you are coming from. J.C. Ryle wrote the majority of his writings in the mid to late 1800’s, yet it is still fresh today. I truly believe Ryle’s writings connect with so many people for this one reason: clarity. Ryle has the uncanny ability/gift to make the difficult things in Christianity/theology so incredibly simple to understand.

DG: If you could recommend one book about J.C. Ryle that I should read, what is it and why?

EK: If you’ve never read anything by J.C. Ryle, I would humbly suggest reading his little 30+ page booklet on The Call to Prayer. It’s encouraging and convicting, all at the same time. It also gives you a feel for Ryle’s style of writing. Then, I would recommend his classic book Holiness, written in 1877, which Ryle is most famous for.

DG: As bloggers we strive to be unique in terms of the content of our blog so it will stand out. In your part what steps do you do to offer something that other blogs don’t have?

EK: I simply offer the works of a dead man whose books have blessed hundreds of thousands of folks over the past century. That is how I strive to be different. I’m just a guy who appreciates John Charles Ryle for his ability to communicate the truths of Scripture so clearly and I’ve decided to share it with the blogosphere.

DG: If J.C. Ryle were alive today and you met him, what would you say to him? What do you think will he say about you blogging his works?

EK: I would stretch out my hand to Ryle and shake it firmly, thanking him for writing with conviction and also, with a sensitive, pastoral heart. From reading Ryle’s biography and observing his personality, I would say that Ryle would probably blush at seeing a website in his name. 🙂

DG: How can our readers get those great quotes from JC Ryle you dish out? Can they find it on Twitter and Facebook?

EK: You can first and foremost visit the J.C. Ryle Quotes site at www.jcrylequotes.com to view over 500 of Ryle’s Christ-centered quotes.
You can follow Ryle on Facebook and also on Twitter. Thanks for the questions. I hope your readers enjoy visiting the site and benefiting from the works of J.C. Ryle.