Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Two Free Books: Free Persecution Paperback Book and a Kindle Edition of a Christian Book on Franchise Churches

Free paperback book on martyrs: 
Eight women from eight very different backgrounds, yet the struggles they each faced rang with similarity. From Pakistan, India, Romania, the former Soviet Union, China, Vietnam, Nepal, and Indonesia, these women shared similar experiences of hardship and persecution—all for their faith in Christ—yet they have emerged from adversity as leaders and heroines.

Along with your free copy of Hearts of Fire, you will also receive a complimentary subscription to The Voice of the Martyrs award-winning monthly newsletter. This timely newsletter will keep you informed on Christian persecution worldwide while sharing practical opportunities to help Christians who are persecuted for their faith.

Now 2.99 (as of 02/25/15)

Free on Kindle for a limited time (also Vyrso and others)
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Length: 240 pages

Thursday, February 19, 2015

The Spiritual Battle Behind the Physical Battle Reveals the Faith of the Saints and God's Triumph over Man's Evil

"But regardless of which of us end up literally crucified for Christ, the question is: have we not died already? Paul—who was converted right here in Syria—proclaimed, “I am crucified with Christ.” -Farid, Syria (source 8thirty8's Facebook page).

Also from 8thirty8: A Syrian refugee, living in Jordan, met Jesus and was just recently baptized! He shared that his family has completely disowned him (won't even speak to him) and now his wife has divorced him. But he has the biggest smile of joy you have EVER seen! 
*Pray for the strength of this new brother, and that the Lord would use this new brother to draw his family to Him! *

Video about Helen Berhane, a Christian woman who was locked in a metal shipping container in Erirtea for two and half years, for sharing the gospel of Christ.

“We had a hope that they would be released,” the brother said a day after the news of their killing was released. “But the will of God was for them to be martyrs of Christ, and that is better than life. They were martyred in the name of Jesus Christ. They kept the faith until the last moment. They didn’t deny the Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are proud of them.” -- a brother and fellow Egyptian Christian concerning the 21 Egyptian Christians beheaded by ISIS in Libya

From the God at Work in Ukraine Facebook page

Dima's Story: 10-year-old boy lost leg when his home was shelled in battle last August. The battle still rages but hope prevails!

Donetsk oblast: Dima was home with his 7-year-old sister Valya and their grandmother when his world was shattered. They heard the whistle of mortar shells, then their house was hit and burst into flames. Instantly Dima's leg was torn away, his grandmother also lost a leg, and all three of them suffered multiple shrapnel wounds. Dima's mother had been out buying school supplies to prepare for the usual September 1 start of school. However, all the norms fled their embattled town. Ambulances rushed to move the injured, but the small local hospital was soon overwhelmed. Basic care was given, but they couldn't do the surgery Valya needed, so she can barely walk on her injured legs.

Their house and possessions destroyed, Alla moved her children to a sparsely-furnished two-room apartment, where they share a kitchen with neighbors. Alla's mom moved in with her son, and is not able to get her pension because of the ongoing battle. Alla lost her job, as did most of her neighbors. Her resources bleeding away, she wondered how she was going to feed her children. Then one day a lady knocked at her door and asked if they needed any help. Alla wept as she recounted their story. This kind lady listened and cared. She and friends from her church began bringing groceries and hope to this family suffering from post-traumatic stress. Dima and Valya eagerly embraced the love of Jesus and the hope of heaven. Alla is still hanging on to her bitterness, but is amazed that a Baptist church would care so much for her beleaguered family. Dima dreams of getting an artificial leg some day.

Pastor Pavel and his association of churches, "Light of the Gospel", are helping scores of people who are cold and hungry to survive this season of trauma. The Ukraine Crisis Fund is providing the resources for this. Thank you for your help and prayers!

Please pray for our persecuted brothers and sisters Pray for God to give them boldness in their witness.  May He give them strength through the persecution and pray for their persecutors to respond to the Gospel.  

Monday, February 16, 2015

Kindle, Vyrso, iBook, Kobo Freebie and Deals on Leadership, Trade in Your Fifty Shades for Pulling Back the Shades (Moody Publishers Offer), a Free PDF to Pull the Weeds from Your Marriage, Resources to Help When Entranced with Erotica, Free PDF book by John Piper on Suffering That Lasts and Waiting on God

The Longview: Lasting Strategies for Rising Leaders
Free today on Kindle, Vyrso, Kobo, iBooks and more
Recommended by Joni Eareckson Tada and the president of Cru

Trade Your Shades

Women from around the world are invited to mail their copy of Fifty Shades of Grey. In exchange, Moody will mail you a copy of Pulling Back the Shades for free! This book addresses God’s design for intimacy, and shows why erotica is exploiting women’s longings rather than satisfying them. We openly address questions women are unsure where to go for answers, and talk about how you can be a sexual and spiritual woman.

Why should you do it?

Instead of reading about Christian Grey’s perspective on sex, learn about God’s.
it includes a link to download and read the first chapter for free as well as info on buying the book

Pure Freedom
Dannah Gresh's webpage on connecting moms and daughters

Women were designed for Intimacy -
intimacy with their husbands, with friends, and with their Creator. While we crave more, most of us settle for superficial interactions in all these areas. Authentic Intimacy is a multi-media teaching ministry designed to bring God’s healing and naked truth into the deepest recesses of a woman’s heart

a free pdf of a chapter of Paul David Tripp's book:  What Did You Expect?  Redeeming the Realities of Marriage that talks about the six most common "weeds" that suck the life out of your marriage.
- what's there to lose?  It's free, it's short and it's helpful.  

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God and Joy
John Piper

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Free Kindle Books and Kindle Sales as Well as Other Valentine Websightings! Keep coming back as I will add as I find articles, freebies, great deals for Valentine's Day, etc.

Divine Design by John MacArthur
Free for a limited time!

Free for a limited time!
The 4 Seasons of Marriage: Secrets to a Lasting Marriage

Aug 31, 2012  by Gary Chapman

Kindle Edition


Love and Respect
Dr. Emerson Eggerichs
$2.99 on the Kindle

When Sinners Say "I Do"
Dave Harvey
$1.99 on Kindle

Francis and Lisa Chan's You & Me Forever audiobook free for a limited time (just submit email)

23 Things That Love Is

Paul David Tripp: With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here's a gospel-centered reminder about how to love. But, you don't have to be romantically in love to find this list practical. Every healthy relationship requires love and sacrifice, so if you're a parent, child, sibling, neighbor, pastor, or co-worker, this list is for you.

God bless you in your relationships, and may the Holy Spirit empower you to love with a love that is not your own.


1. LOVE IS... being willing to have your life complicated by the needs and struggles of others without impatience or anger.
2. LOVE IS... actively fighting the temptation to be critical and judgmental toward another while looking for ways to encourage and praise.

Read the other 21 from Paul David Tripp