Friday, December 9, 2011

Advent Giveaway: Day 9

Today is the first 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."

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Advent Reflection 
    To you, O LORD, I lift up my soul.
    O my God, in you I trust;
        let me not be put to shame;
        let not my enemies exult over me.
    Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
        they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
    Make me to know your ways, O LORD;
        teach me your paths.
    Lead me in your truth and teach me,
        for you are the God of my salvation;
        for you I wait all the day long.
    Remember your mercy, O LORD, and your steadfast love,
        for they have been from of old.
    Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
        according to your steadfast love remember me,
        for the sake of your goodness, O LORD!
    Good and upright is the LORD;
        therefore he instructs sinners in the way.
    He leads the humble in what is right,
        and teaches the humble his way.
    All the paths of the LORD are steadfast love and faithfulness,
        for those who keep his covenant and his testimonies.
(Psalm 25:1-10 ESV)


Diaspora said...

This is a really tough question, but I really like the scope of Isaiah 61:1 and Micah 5:2, which to many might seem simple... but obviously isn't.

BRPadmin said...

Right of the bat I'd have to say Isaiah 61.

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Anonymous said...

Isaiah 9

David said...

Isaiah 53 has got to be it. It always reminds me that Christ didn't simply die, but that He was the Suffering Servant. Blows my mind to think about the fact the God of the universe humbled himself to that point like Philippians 2 says.

bolinpath said...

Isa 53

Anonymous said...

Isaiah 53

Jason Gardner said...

Isaiah 53

timb said...

Probably Isaiah 7 and Isaiah 9

Sarah Abigail Kuriakos said...

It's a hard question to answer because there are so many wonderful ones to choose from, but I think I'd have to pick Isaiah 53 and Psalm 22 as the ones that best depict what Jesus went through. They make me want to worship Him everytime I read them!