Saturday, December 10, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 10

Today is the second of two giveaways solely sponsored by Cruciform Press. We've reviewed both of these books here before, so here's a little refresher:

Smooth Stones: Bringing Down the Giant Questions of Apologetics by Joe Coffey: "As a self-proclaimed apologist, I pride myself in at least being familiar with all the big questions and answers surrounding Christian apologetics. Yet Joe surprised me on more than one occasion with simple and fresh approaches to answering these popular challenges.

The simple beauty of this book is in its brevity. This book may be the best resource I've seen for a church to keep on hand to answer common objections in every day language. I know of a number of young men in my church family who would benefit from reading a book like this, but would instantly start having heart complications if I suggested they read anything larger."

Licensed to Kill: A Field Manual for Mortifying Sin by Brian Hedges: "Destined to draw comparisons to Owen's The Mortification of Sin, Hedges wears his influences on his sleeve quoting Owen early and often (yes, even the mandatory Owen quote: "Be killing sin or it will be killing you"). This, however, is not a criticism of the book. It reads like a fresh, modern repackaging for a generation that doesn't have a Puritan patience."

For a complete list of prizes and rules, click here. You can enter using the PunchTab app below. RSS readers will need to click through to the post to see the widget. Good luck!


Advent Reflection 

    Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
    “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
        and they shall call his name Immanuel”
    (which means, God with us). When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
(Matthew 1:18-25 ESV)


Diaspora said...

Does it still count if there isn't a question?

BRPadmin said...

My answer. . . is YES. (But there's no question, I'm just a yes man).

Enter my giveaway too:

Jared Totten said...

The question was, "Who in the Christmas story do you most identify with?"

I am talking with PunchTab to figure out why it's not working.

And yes, you still get an entry.

Unknown said...


Sarah Abigail Kuriakos said...

I most identify with Mary because of her commitment to follow God.

Diaspora said...

Now that I know the question, I feel as though I should answer. It is a really tough question, but my best answer is probably Zachariah as well.

Anonymous said...

I too often reflect the unbelief of Zechariah.

cwwheelock said...

I'd say Joseph... just because I can't imagine his initial reaction to the news "God got me pregnant"