Sunday, September 20, 2009

Free Stuff . . .

Free Music . . .

PAGE CXVI is offering this MP3 Album as a free download, and they are asking that we tell our friends ... so here it is. To get it, click the Enter link on this page: PAGE CXVI.

I have listened to it several times over the past week (while running), and have really enjoyed it. Although they are covers of old hymns, PAGE CXVI presents them is a very fresh way.

Free Book . . .

Jonathan Dobson (the lead pastor of Austin City Life Church) has made available a free e-book edition -- as a gift to the greater body of Christ -- his new book on discipleship: Fight Clubs: Gospel-Centered Discipleship. You can download the PDF edition here >>

No doubt, it is an unusual name for a book about discipleship, but once you get into it, you’ll understand. The core thesis of his work is that discipleship is a fight, a spiritual battle for the soul of its pursuer.

The chapter titles give you some huge hints to the gist of the book:

1. Why Fight?: The Call to Fight
2. Fighting for the Church: The Failure of Accountability
3. How to Fight: Motivations for Discipleship
4. Fighting with the Church: The Three Conversions of the Church
5. Fight Club: Practical Gospel-centered Discipleship
Appendix 1: Gospel-centered Questions to Ask
Appendix 2: Gospel-centered Resources
And here is a product description from the publisher:

If you’ve struggled to follow Jesus by veering away from the gospel into duty-bound legalism or moralistic indifference, then this book is for you! Fight Clubs is a radical call to fight the fight of faith in the strength of the gospel. In it Jonathan Dodson calls us to join the fight against sin, legalism, and license by looking to Christ and His gospel. Fight Clubs equips us to fight by exposing the fleeting promises of sin and drawing us into the grace-saturated promises of God. Displacing defective forms of discipleship, Dodson keeps the gospel at the center by tapping into various layers of biblical motivations to promote joyful obedience to Christ. He also provides a strategy to fight sin as the church, small fighting communities called Fight Clubs. Read this book; form a “fight club”; and start fighting in the joy of the gospel.

I have been doing a series of posts on my blog reviewing the book, these will give you an introduction to "Fight Clubs." If your serious about grwoing spiritually, and helping others to do so, I challnege you to make a serious run at this book.

The Review links . . .

Fight Clubs ….. Free Discipleship Resource
Fighting for Discipleship
Fighting for True Accountability
Fighting With the Right Motivation
Fighting Through the Church

3 John 8
Bill H.

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