Win A Copy of Sovereign Grace Music’s New Album “30: Three Decades of Songs For The Church”

For the last number of years, I’ve had the privilege of writing songs for Sovereign Grace Music. On April 8th, Sovereign Grace Music is releasing an labum entitled 30: Three Decades Of Songs For the Church, which includes many of the well known songs from Sovereign Grace Music. The cool thing about this record is that the songs were recorded and sung by well known Christian artists outside of Sovereign Grace churches. The list of songs and singers is as follows:

Let Your Kingdom Come (feat. Chris Jackson)
All I Have Is Christ (feat. Paul Baloche)
Jesus, Thank You (feat. Brook Hills Music)
Behold Our God (feat. The Village Church)
O Great God (feat. Matt Boswell)
The Glories of Calvary (feat. Norton Hall)
Oh the Deep, Deep Love (feat. Aaron Keyes)
Now Why This Fear (feat. Sojourn Music)
The Glory of the Cross (feat. Matt Papa)
I Will Glory in My Redeemer (feat. Austin Stone Worship)
Greater Than We Can Imagine (feat. Nathan and Lou Fellingham)
I Have a Shelter (feat. Enfield)
I Stand in Awe (feat. Glenn Packiam)
Before the Throne of God Above (feat. Kristyn Getty)

Today I’m giving away five digital copies of the album. To enter, simply put your name and address in the form below:

Get FREE Books Today!

Every so often I like to give away some of my writing for free. Today is one of those days! I’m giving away my novel The Last Superhero and my dystopian novella The Chip. Simply click on the links below to go the Amazon page and download the free book!

The Last Superhero: “WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF THE GODFATHER MET THE INCREDIBLES?

The Wagners are a superhero family dynasty who have always protected the city of Coreopolis. The grandpa, John Utticus Wagner, is revered in the superhero community. He’s consistently invited to speak at superhero symposiums, has dined with the President, and has a sterling reputation as a model superhero. Every young superhero wants to be like John Utticus Wagner.

Unfortunately, John’s son, Orville Wagner, is not the man his father is. He’s a terrible klutz who always manages to create disasters, like derailing subway trains and accidentally injuring innocent bystanders. Orville is mocked in the superhero community, and the family’s once sterling reputation is tarnished. They no longer are seen as the protectors of Coreopolis. They are the laughingstock of the city.

When a new super villian starts terrorizing Coreopolis, it’s up to John, Orville, and Orville’s son, John II, to stop the villain and restore the family’s honor. The question is, can an old man, a klutz, and boy stop a maniacal super villain?”

 

The Chip: “On July 4th, 2017, the worst terrorist attack in United States history took place. Seven planes hit buildings in five highly populated cities. As the country is reeling, Elise McCoy steps forward as the voice of the American people. She authors the most viral White House petition in history, calling for radical changes in national security measures.

However, as Elise leads the charge for increased security measures, her husband Cal fears that she is going too far. As tensions mount between Cal and Elise, Elise is unknowingly placing herself in greater and greater danger. As the danger increases, it becomes apparent that only Cal can save his wife from her own cause.”

Win New Books By Keller and Spurgeon!

Today I am giving away SEVEN free books! I’m giving away two copies of Every Good Endeavor by Tim Keller, which is described as:

In a work world that is increasingly competitive and insecure, people often have nagging questions: Why am I doing this work? Why is it so hard? And is there anything I can do about it?

Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God as well as The Skeptical Student in the Encounters with Jesus ebook series, and many others, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he puts his insights into a book for readers everywhere, giving biblical perspectives on such pressing questions as:
• What is the purpose of work?
• How can I find meaning and serve customers in a cutthroat, bottom-line-oriented workplace?
• How can I use my skills in a vocation that has meaning and purpose?
• Can I stay true to my values and still advance in my field?
• How do I make the difficult choices that must be made in the course of a successful career?

With deep insight and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about our work. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest.

I’m giving away FIVE copies of Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon, which was compiled by Stephen McCaskell. The book is an incredible tool. Stephen McCaskell spent hours sorting through the enormous volume of material written by Spurgeon and put together a collection of some of the best quotes. This would be a great Christmas present.

To enter, simply fill out the form below!

Win A Copy of Stephen Miller’s New Hymns Album

Stephen Miller is the worship leader at The Journey St. Louis and just released a new album of redone hymns. The album is appropriately titled “Hymns”. He has graciously agreed to give away three digital copies of his album. I’ve embedded the album below so you can listen to it, then you can simply put your name and email address in the form below to enter for a free copy.

Ladies and Gentleman, I Give You Free Books!!!!

Apparently I have lost my mind, because today, and today only, I am giving away my e-books for FREE on Amazon. Before or after you download, could you do me one favor? Just tell other people about the giveaway. THANKS! Here are the links:

My Friend, My Hero, My Dad

 

The Last Superhero

 

Create: Stop Making Excuses and Start Making Stuff

 

Now, if you don’t have a Kindle, you get the Kindle App for your iPod touch, iPhone, iPad, or Droid. You can also get a Kindle reader for your computer. Now, get to downloading!!!

Win Redemption Hill’s Latest Album!

The folks at Redemption Hill Church have recently released an album called See What the Lord Has DoneIt has a fantastic blues/bluegrass/Mumford and Sons sound. I’m really digging it, and I’m excited because they have agreed to give away ten digital copies of the album.

To hear the album simply click on the player below (RSS readers click through). To enter the contest simply enter your name and email adress into the form. Only one entry per person please. Enjoy!

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Win A Copy of Ted Kluck’s Latest End Times Thriller!

Ted Kluck is a great writer and a funny guy. So when I heard that him, along with several authors, had released a satirical end times thriller, I had to know more. Ted and fellow author Zach Bartels offered to answer a few questions about the book. Then enter below win a copy…

1. For those who have not read the book, give us a quick synopsis of the book and main characters.

Well, it has all of the following in it: guns, microchips, professional football, hipsters, romance, and a little bit of dispensational theology which, as we learned by reading (or as it were, not-reading) the Left Behind series in the 90′s are all the ingredients of a good end-times thriller.

As for main characters, Ted Strongbow is a lantern-jawed millionaire evangelical figurehead quarterback of a professional football team called the Denver Values. He is semi-worshiped by most of evangelicalism. A character like that would never happen in real life…it’s how you can tell we’re going into the world of fantasy.

Dr. Tim Van Shrimpy is a 175 year old self-styled Bible scholar and Christian television personality with millions of followers the world over, all waiting for him to reveal the date of the rapture (again). He’s also good with nunchucks.

Duke Morrison is Strongbow’s coach and as you’re reading the book you should just envision him looking exactly like former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka circa 1987.

Alex Roth is a college sophomore, a wannabe writer, and a hipster. He’s the kind of guy who grows a beard because it makes him look “more literary.” Also, he’s the kind of guy who gets blown to pieces near the end of our book (SPOILER ALERT).

There’s also midget assassin, an episcopal priest, a gorgeous young reporter, a former fundamentalist college professor, and a tramp-stamped, Skoal chewing old woman who likes to shoot guns.

2. Are you planning any sequels and will Tim LaHaye or Jerry B. Jenkins be involved?

If they’re involved it will be because their names are probably at the bottom of a cease and desist letter. Seriously though, they’re not mentioned in the novel except in Frank Turk’s foreword which, true to form, has very little to do with the actual book. Also, our publishing company and your blog may or may not be wholly-owned subsidiaries of a large, multi-national billion-dollar defense contractor named LaHaye Armaments.

Sequel-wise, true to form in this genre, we’re planning anywhere from three to 144 sequels, complete with merchandising including children’s versions, study guides, a crappy album, and action figures.

3. It says on the front written by committee. Who is the committee and why did you choose to do it that way? And how? (pass it around? brainstorm?)

The committee was comprised of myself (Ted Kluck), my business partner at Gut Check (Zach Bartels), a shadowy figure named EL Duncan who is a hermit and who may or may not be a woman, and a seminary student named Brad Atchison.

We chose to do it because it was fun. More fun than writing by myself, that’s for sure, which is saying something because I’m an introvert who got into this business (writing) primarily so that I could be alone most of the time. This book was a blast. We would each write a chapter and then hand it off to the next person with no instructions and no expectations. Our idea was to put a handful of really talented, fun people in a “room” (virtual) and see what happened.

4. Have you ever considered incorporating vampires, zombies, and/or Amish women.

No.

5. Why should people spend their hard-earned $2.99 on this book?

The fact that it’s $2.99 makes it cheaper than pretty much everything in the world. Also, it takes the average person just a few minutes to earn $2.99 and this is a handsome volume that you could potentially enjoy and treasure for generations. I feel like it’s the kind of enduring work that deserves a place next to classics of Christian literature like…(crickets chirping)…and of course…(more crickets chirping).

6. What else has your company done in the satirical realm?

We’ve done a couple of short “ha ha” send ups of Young Reformed Culture as well as the Emergent Church (RIP 2007). You can read all about them and buy them here.

ALRIGHT, NOW FOR THE WINNING A COPY PART. PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS A KINDLE VERSION ONLY. TO ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN SIMPLY USE THE FORM BELOW. (RSS READERS CLICK THROUGH)

Win Some Great Stuff From The Band Wayfarer!

Lately I’ve really been enjoy the music on “Wayfarer’s” newest EP The River. I normally don’t like hymns being redone, but these guys have done a fantastic job and have a fantastic sound. You download a digital copy of their EP for free on their Bandcamp site.

Today I want to give away an awesome package prize to one lucky (sorry, providentially selected) winner. That prize includes:

  1. A vinyl copy of the EP. This is for all of you want to experience the music in its finest form.
  2. A band t-shirt.
  3. A silk screened poster.

Just use the entry form below to enter. I would also ask that you would download their free EP. These guys put a lot of work into it and you need to hear the finished result.