Saturday, April 11, 2009

Special Easter treat: free book!

These two books are by Waterbrook Press: I have a free copy for the first person to ask for one. Choose your fav!

Remember Henry Blackaby of Experiencing God? He's back with a new book, Experiencing the Spirit: Serve God as never before

The first Christians “turned the world upside down” (Acts 17:6) shaking the gates of hell even in the face of severe persecution. The result: People all around “were filled with wonder and amazement” (Acts 3:10).What can give Christians today the same impact?

God’s Holy Spirit is ready to answer that for us in an awesome way, as Henry Blackaby and his son Mel Blackaby make clear in Experiencing the Spirit. You won't find a Pentecostal theology, but you will find an interesting perspective of God at work. The authors show how the Spirit’s presence guides God’s personal assignments for us and empowers us to carry them out. You’ll explore the difference between natural talents and spiritual gifts. What are the dynamics of being filled with the Spirit through intimate relationship with Him, committed obedience, and radical departure from sin?

Instead of working for God with your abilities and talents, you’ll be encouraged to seek what God wants to do through you supernaturally by His Spirit... beyond your personal competence and capacities.

The Treasure Principle: Flip-Flop Your Concept of Giving!

Bestselling author Randy Alcorn introduced readers to a revolution in material freedom and radical generosity with the release of the original The Treasure Principle in 2001. Now the revision to the compact, perennial bestseller includes a provocative new concluding chapter depicting God asking a believer questions about his stewardship over material resources. Readers are moved from the realms of thoughtful Bible exposition into the highly personal arena of everyday life. Because when Jesus told His followers to “lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven,” He intended that they discover an astounding secret: how joyful giving brings God maximum glory and His children maximum pleasure. Discover a joy more precious than gold!

Story Behind the Book
After years of writing and teaching on the theme “God owns everything,” in 1990 Randy Alcorn was sued by an abortion clinic (for peaceful, nonviolent intervention for the unborn). Suddenly he had to resign as a pastor and was restricted to making minimum wage. Legally unable to own anything, Randy gave all his book royalties to missions work and need-meeting ministries. He and his family have experienced the reality of The Treasure Principle—that God really does own everything, takes care of us, and graciously puts assets into our hands that we might have the joy and privilege of investing in what will last for eternity.

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