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prov·o·ca·tion - something that provokes, arouses, or stimulates. pant - to long eagerly; yearn. a collection of thoughts intended to provoke and inspire. these posts are hoping to encourage people to think, especially Christians, and pant even harder for the waterbrooks of the Lord. If you are not a believer in Christ Jesus, I welcome your perspective and encourage your investigation on these matters.

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Another Sweet Offer from Desiring God

Desiring God has recently announced a great Fall and Christmas special outreach offer which will go until December 10, 2006. They are selling the book, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ for only $1 and/or you can buy a case (48 books) for only $65 (which includes shipping). Last year, I bought a case of Don’t Waste Your Life to hand out to my co-workers, and many of them are still reading the book. Another seminary student caught one of them reading it during break and asked him where and how he got the book. My coworker shared about the study fellowship we had and how much he enjoyed the book. This is just one of several examples I could share of how God is using the generous offers of DG to help me reach my world. Piper has an uncanny way of communicating the beauty and splendor of Christ in a rich and majestic way. If you are looking for a great stocking stuffer or gift for friends and family during this Christmas season, consider buying a case and give the books away. The greatest gift they may receive this Christmas is a book that could help them see the Son and treasure Him as their Savior and King. So let me encourage you to take advantage of this great offer to make a small investment in what could have eternal dividends. Here is a word from the Desiring God website concerning this special offer:

It’s kind of strange to talk about Christmas in September. Summer isn’t even over yet. In Minneapolis the trees have barely begun to change colors.

However the merchandizing world has been planning for Christmas since January and is about to overwhelm us with an advertising blitz. And soon the season will be in full swing with traditional gatherings, company and school parties, greeting cards, decorations…

Yet in the midst of the breathless hustle and bustle stands Jesus, almost obscured, but not quite. And for those who have eyes to see him, Christmas provides a rare cultural opportunity to point him out to others who can’t see him (yet).

This Christmas we want to help you reach out to your neighbors, your co-workers, and those who visit your church. John Piper’s book, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, is not a “Christmas book” per se. It is simply a meditation on Jesus Christ. But the chapters are short and the tone is worshipful. It is a refreshing look at Jesus in season of glitz.

Our prayer is that many believers and unbelievers will read this book. And we pray that afterwards, when they sing “O come let us adore him, Christ, the Lord,” they will be filled with new wonder and deeper joy.

Note: The offer is available only by phone. You can contact DG at 1.800.346.4700 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday.

Note: If you have never purchased anything with DG before and would like to get in on the special offer but simply cannot afford the suggested donation of $65, DG has a “whatever you can afford” approach, so please don’t let money be in the way!


Blogger Timmy said...

Just imagine . . . a NT from ESV/Crossway and this book for only $1.50! Quite the package, eh?

9/17/2006 09:28:00 PM

Blogger Deanna Regina said...

ohhh super! i'll pass the word!

9/19/2006 06:18:00 AM


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