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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Books of the Month - August 2007

The first selection this month was written by John R.W. Stott and first published in 1958. It is a classic work detailing what Christianity is and what Christians believe. While the material is quite deep, at 142 pages, it's also compact and Stott's writing style is very easy to read and understand.

"A remarkable resource from one of our most beloved leaders! In Basic Christianity John Stott clearly explains the fundamental claims of the Christian faith and explores how these beliefs impact the lives of believers. This volume is perfect for seekers who are desperate to know whether Christianity makes sense and believers who long for a deeper understanding of Christian belief."

Purchase a copy for yourself here or here.

For the second selection this month, we turn to Ravi Zacharias, one of the best authorities on Christian Apologetics (from the Greek apologia, meaning "in defense of") teaching today.

This month, Zondervan has again set me up with four free copies of this book, which I'll give away to the first four readers who email me that want one. For those of you interested, it'll work the same as last month: If you are among the first four to email me with your name and mailing address, I'll send you a copy. Pretty easy, right? Sure it is. The only thing I ask is that you send me $3.00 for each book, which will cover my cost in mailing supplies and postage. The book is actually free... As always, in the sidebar (on the left at this time) is a link to my email address.

"How differently would we live if we believed that every dimension of our lives---from the happy to the tragic to the mundane---were part of a beautiful and purposeful design in which no thread was wrongly woven? That's what best-selling author and internationally-known apologist, Ravi Zacharias, explores in The Grand Weaver.
As Christians, we believe that great events such as a death or a birth are guided by the hand of God. Yet we drift into feeling that our daily lives are the product of our own efforts. This book brims with penetrating stories and insights that show us otherwise. From a chance encounter in a ticket line to a beloved father's final word before dying, from a random phone call to a line in a Scripture reading, every detail of life is woven into its perfect place. In The Grand Weaver, Dr. Zacharias examines our backgrounds, our disappointments, our triumphs, and our beliefs, and explains how they are all part of the intentional and perfect work of the Grand Weaver."

If you're not lucky enough to get your free copy, then you can purchase your own here and here.

9/25 Update: Esther asked for two copies of this book and the other two copies I had for the giveaway were donated to my church library at MVBC and the church library at the Salvation Army in Lowell, MA, where my parents attend.



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