Christmas is a time when we celebrate the coming of the Messiah and His redemption into our lives. He indeed is precious to us.
Christmas is also a time of giving! We definitely appreciate our readers here at Truth in Word and to show this appreciation, we are offering a giveaway with the following:
7 books + 1 music cd
This will be three different giveaways, so we can have 3 different winners. The music cd will be in a giveaway by itself, with two separate book giveaways. We will list each giveaway with its contents and descriptions – and then the entry form following each one. You can enter all three or scroll to the one you want!
This giveaway will last for one week – until next Monday, December 11, at 12:00 am PST. If the same winner gets chosen twice, we will put their name back in and choose again so that we end up with three different winners to spread the gifts around!
Giveaway #1: A Family Christmas CD
The dvd is A Family Christmas by the Piano Guys. This is one that our family loves to listen to during the holidays!
The cd we are giving away is slightly different than the one pictured. Ours is the DELUXE version that comes with not only the cd, but also a dvd with some of their Christmas songs on it!
Although we don’t endorse the beliefs of the Piano Guys, we do appreciate the cd in it being instrumental and calm Christmas music. There are not lyrics that a person must wade through.
Now the books we are giving away are ones that we would personally keep on our bookshelf. We have not had the chance to read all of them, but have read other books by these authors and we greatly appreciate their writings.
In order to be able to give away so many books, we got most of them from Thriftbooks.com. If you haven’t found this little corner of the online world, you should! We get many books there, even checking at this little store before purchasing something new. The books are in good condition. Thriftbooks has a reading reward system – where your purchase dollar amount earns you money back over time. They also have FREE shipping on all orders over $10. And it’s definitely not hard to find enough books to equal $10! Most paperback books run about $3.79.
Their current special is this: use code HOLIDAY15 to receive 15% off your order! Also, if you go through the link below, they give you a special code to use.
Giveaway #2: This Little Church Book Series
This Little Church Went To Market by Gary Gilley
With the spectacular successes of mega churches like Saddleback Community Church in Lake Forest, California, churches all over the world are buying into the market- driven philosophy of church growth and expansion. But what price have these churches paid in order to fill their pews with scores of people? Is the market- driven phenomenon comparable to such historic movements as the Evangelical Revival? Or has the church lost its culture wars? Gilley contends that the church has indeed lost the war, so much so that the influences of culture have become influences in the church.
This Little Church Stayed Home by Gary Gilley
Many churches, riding the faddish waves of our times, have gone to market , but not all. Some churches are trying to stay home , that is, remain firmly grounded in the Scriptures. Still, the pressures mount, the temptations are repackaged, and the schemes of the world become more and more persuasive. Dr Gilley explores the manifold pressures of conservative churches to sell out to modern trends and innovations, including the present temptation towards mystical theology. Churches toying with new measures will be challenged to remain true to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith and to remain faithful to God s chosen means of converting sinners to himself: the good news of Jesus Christ.
This Little Church Had None by Gary Gilley
Evangelicals have been desperately trying to impress the world for decades, becoming thoroughly worldly in the process. It s hard to think of any significant fad that evangelicals haven t latched onto, infused with some quasi-spiritual significance and silk-screened onto a t-shirt. Trendiness seems to be the evangelical movement s defining characteristic. Holiness has practically fallen out of the evangelical vocabulary.
Meanwhile, scepticism has become the dominant feature of worldly thought. Voices from the secular academy, philosophy, the arts and popular opinion keep reminding us that we live in postmodern times, and certainty is out of fashion. It s not stylish to care about truth any more. This is perhaps the worst possible time for the church to embrace the spirit of the age. The book is a skilful analysis and critique of the contemporary evangelical movement and a powerful plea for Christians to recover their love for the truth. It is a desperately needed message for these uncertain times, written with clarity, spiritual wisdom, biblical precision and a passion that reflects the authors own deep love for the truth. (John MacArthur)
If you wish, you can purchase all three books in one: This Little Church Omnibus Edition.
Giveaway #3: Deception In The Church Books
Five years after writing Deceived on Purpose: The New Age Implications of the Purpose-Driven Church, former New Age follower Warren B. Smith continues to reveal how Rick Warren and other Christian leaders-wittingly or unwittingly-are leading the church into a spiritual trap. A “Wonderful” Deceptionexamines church metaphors, concepts, and beliefs that are essentially the same as those being used in today’s New Age teachings. And while biblical prophecy is being minimized and explained away, the “New Science” is being used to prepare the world-and the church-to accept a new spirituality and a false New Age Christ. This book explains how all the puzzle pieces are in place for the “strong delusion” described in 2 Thessalonians. A “Wonderful” Deception pierces right into the heart of this deception while preparing believers in Jesus Christ to effectively stand against it.
The powers of darkness have no qualms about inserting themselves into any human activity that is open to them. Animism (spirit worship) is moving across North America with an insatiable appetite for destroying our culture, the Church, and our souls. Nothing less than the eternal salvation of millions is at stake. People increasingly turn to the occult and darkness, but only the glorious and revealing light of Jesus Christ provides true answers.
What once was practiced in secrecy is now in the mainstream of society and is becoming widely accepted. This trend is the result of the resurgence of Native American religions, the proliferation of New Age teachings, and the increase of animist immigrants.
Dr. Bailey, with more than fifty years experience of prayer, study, and working in deliverance ministries, is eminently qualified to write on this subject. The Church needs to recognize the enormity and importance of the problem and stand strong against this expanding, dismal, demonic cloud to defend souls through a Spirit-filled Church armed with sound doctrine and the integrity of practical holiness.”
Strange Gods brings to life the reality of a growing mission field on our doorsteps and provides tools to vanquish the demons in our neighborhoods.
Many church leaders believe that Antichrist is alive and well in the world today. But what is being left out of the discussion is how this coming false Christ has already mainstreamed his New Age Gospel and New Spirituality into the world and into the church. Just as Hitler telegraphed his plans in Mein Kampf, so Antichrist has telegraphed his plans through his designated false teachers. Author Warren B. Smith is a former follower of this New Age Christ. False Christ Coming -Does Anybody Care? describes the deceptive teachings that undergird Antichrist’s deceptive Peace Plan. This book is a wake-up call to a church that remains strangely silent and in deep denial about the very deception that Jesus warned would come in His name (Matthew 24:3-5). Become aware of what’s happening, and then warn your friends and family (2 Corinthians 2:11).
When former New Ager Warren B. Smith read Jesus Calling, he became greatly concerned, finding it troubling to see a number of New Age practices and concepts being presented as completely normal for Christians. Even more troubling, there were no warnings or disclaimers about what was being introduced. By the end of the book, Jesus Calling, and its “Jesus” had subtly, and not so subtly, introduced occult/New Age channeling, spiritual dictation, creative visualization, meditation, divine alchemy, co-creation with God, and practicing the presence like it was everyday Christian fare. New Age terms and concepts were brought into the messages like they were no big deal. And added to this were indirect references to a pantheistic poet and two classic New Age books, along with a hearty endorsement of God Calling – the channeled book that inspired Sarah Young to try and receive her own personal messages from Jesus. The unusual use of language by the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling, was also disturbing. It seemed to run the gamut from “everyday Joe” language to strange word choice, unwarranted flattery, worldly cliches, repetitive phrases, disparaging comments, and not so subtle mockery. All in all, Jesus Calling, seemed to be an obvious attempt by our spiritual Adversary to get an even further foothold inside the Christian church. “Another Jesus” Calling asks the question, Is the “Jesus” of Jesus Calling,the biblical Jesus Christ, or is it a false christ deceiving many? Given the fact that millions of copies of Jesus Calling, have already sold, the answer to that question needs to be found. Warren Smith gives us the documentation and biblical references needed to find that answer. “For if he that cometh preacheth another Jesus, whom we have not preached, or if ye receive another spirit, which ye have not received, or another gospel, which ye have not accepted, ye might well bear with him.” (2 Corinthians 11:4)
May you all have a wonderful Christmas as we remember our Savior and what He has done for us!