Book Review “Unstuck” by Tim Lane

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Believers are given a new life in Christ. This kind of life was purchased by Christ at the cross. We are now his. He is now ours. However, Christians are not exempted from sinning. The old self is still there with habits, relationships, etc. Nevertheless God gave us the Bible to guide us and He Himself is working in us. Tim Lane, author and counselor gather these biblical truths to help Christians find lasting change in Unstuck. The book consist of nine steps that will lead believers out of those sticky situations and find freedom in Christ.

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8 Favorite Quotes From the Book “Unstuck” by Tim Lane

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Woohoo!  Another book done this week and it’s only Thursday! Tim Lane’s Unstuck was satisfyingly good. Now what do I do next? Should I write a review or go straight to another book? Please let me know at the comment section.

Anyways, here’s some quotes from the book I’ve just finished, Unstuck by Tim Lane published by The Good Book Company. If you like these quotes, please get the book by clicking here.

“Whether your struggle is with worry, addiction, discouragement, anger, fear, or anything else, starting with who you are in Christ is foundational—because God’s compassion and grace toward us always comes before his wise and loving commands.”

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The Freebie Round-Up #35

t1h9farIf you’re following my journey on being part of a launching team and reviewing some new books, I’m down to one which is the book of William Boekestein The Future of Everything. I haven’t wrote the review because of I haven’t finished the book, I posted a new book review this time by Flip Michaels titled Five Half Truths. He has no launch team for that book but I post some of the book’s quotes on my social media account and collected them here on this post. Also I started reading Simonetta Carr’s latest book Broken Pieces and The God that Mends Them. Posted some quotes from that book. Last will be Surprised by Paradox by Jen Ollock Michel which will be release on May 14, 2019. So eager to read her book.

Anyways, here’s a new batch of freebies that you can use personally or a resource for the church. If you’re new to this or miss out some freebies, check some previous freebie round-up at the end of this post.

 

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

FREE Bootcamp Guides – These Bootcamp Guides from Blueprint Church are great addition for your church discipleship program. Download the Leaders and Participant guides for free.

FREE e-booklet “Basic Bible Skills” – Need help in your study of Scripture? Check this freebie offer from Knowable Word.

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*Read: 5 Reasons Why Your Sermon is Boring (And 5 Ways to Fix It)*

FREE music resource from Brainerd Baptist Church – This resource page caters two free music resources and if you sign up for their newsletter you’ll be updated to new resources.  

FREE teaching notes and slides from Greg Strand – Waterdam Church makes Stay Sharp 2019 by Greg Strand available for free download. It tackles the doctrine of human condition.

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*Read: 10 Best Books I Read in 2018*

FREE e-book “A Glorious New Passover Exodus” by John Dunn – A great resource on the redemptive history that tackles the New Covenant as the New Exodus. Christ My Covenant website offers this book for free.

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*Read: 7 Awesome Ways to Learn Church History Online for Free *

FREE course from Tim Lane  – Enroll to this free course, Give Us, Today Our Daily Bread that explores the Lord’s prayer and apply it to your Christian life.

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*Read: 5 Questions A Biblicist Should Ponder*

FREE e-book “Sipping on Saltwater” by Steve Hoppe– The Good Book offers this e-book that helps you understand idolatry and how it affects believers.  Get it free by signing up to their newsletter.

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

Freebie Round-Up #34

Freebie Round-Up #33

Freebie Round-Up #32 

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Book Review: Resisting Gossip by Matthew C. Mitchell

I would like to give a two thumbs up to CLC Philippines for putting out this book. Why you might ask? I give two reasons. One, the author is in Calvinist camp via CCEF (Christian Counseling and Education Foundation) and WTS ( Westminster Theological Seminary). If you are benefiting from authors and counselors like Winston Smith, Ed Welch, David Powlison (my personal favorite) and Tim Lane, you will definately love Pastor Matthew. Second, the topic is very relevant specially to a culture that doesnt stop talking.

Mitchell define gossip as: Sinful gossip is bearing bad news behind someone’s back out of a bad heart. He breakdown the topic into small bits to make it easily to understand to the readers. This book tackles the very essence of gossip from recognizing, resisting, responding and regretting . Saturated with Scripture references and with a pastor’s heart to give hope for those who are gossiping, this book is a winner for those of us who wants to stop this destructive sin. Instead of gossiping, Mitchell tells us to edify believers by speaking well of them or pray for them because God is the only one that change us and truly judge us.

Picking up this book their are two things that brought to mind. One, is the familiar verse of James 3 that we should tame our tongue let it now spew evil things. Second, the book by Jerry Bridges title “Respectable Sins” (which I havent read) that points our sins we tend to overlook as a Christian. If you thought of that too, well “Resisting Gossip” is the embodiment of that. So do get a copy of this book not that you are a gossip or your a gossiping church but a well outline battle plan in combatting the untamed tongue. Get this book at your nearest CLC, PCBS or National Bookstore or online at http://www.clcphilippines.com