#TGC11 Day 1 Reflections—Plus Free Stuff!

Emily and I took a few minutes last night to chat about the first day of The Gospel Coalition’s national conference. Sufficed to say, we had an awesome time. But for a few details on why we felt this way, as well as some info on a book giveaway that starts today, watch the video:

Update: As I mentioned in the video, I hadTWO copies of Don’t Call It a Comeback to give away (reviewed here Monday).

The winners have now been selected and notified via email. Thanks for entering!

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  • http://profiles.google.com/jasonandvanessa Jason and Vanessa Delgado

    good update… hope to win the book :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Becky-Pliego/100000416096103 Becky Pliego

    I love to see how you are building your ministry as a married couple. It was fun to hear your highlights of the day.

    I hope I win the book, because… I really want to read it! :)

  • http://www.wired4truth.info Douglas K. Adu-Boahen

    Great to see you are enjoying the conference. I listened to Alistair Begg’s talk last night and really enjoyed it :-)

    I’d like to win a copy of the book since I saw it in a bookshop getting a present for my mother and was really intrigued by the contents. I only had the money to get Mum’s Bible but it looks like quite a good book :-)

  • al H

    You guys are fun to watch!
    Thanks for all you do.

  • Kevin Fiske

    Heard good things about the book…It would be great to win a copy!

    Thanks Aaron…glad you’re enjoying the conference…awesome they’re giving away a massive number of great books!

    • http://www.bloggingtheologically.com Aaron Armstrong

      Thanks Kevin – it’s been amazing to see how much stuff they’re just giving to people. Completely overwhelming!

      • Kevin Fiske

        I’m sure! Hey, I don’t know if I accidentally submitted two forms? The first appeared not to go through…sry if two came through.

  • Anonymous

    Since many of my theological interactions are with the young Reformed crowd (I live in West MI) I’m always looking to better understand their point of view. This book looks like it would serve that role well.

  • Jacob Sweeney

    I’ve read all of Kevin Deyoung’s book except for this one! I should win it so that I can keep learning from a great teacher like Kevin!

  • http://mrben.jedimoose.org/ mrben

    Why wouldn’t I want a copy of the book? ;) I’ve floated around under a number of different theological labels – evangelical, charismatic, reformed. Whilst the Christian cultue in America is substantially different than in the UK, it’s always good to be well informed. And reading books that are collections of wisdom from multiple authors is usually a great introduction to further reading.

  • shirley

    I would love to win this book as I recently was introduced to Deyong’s writings and this would be a great read!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=684591998 Roben Bradford Closs

    I’d love to have a copy to add to my church library!

  • Dan Brubacher

    I would love a copy of the book. It’s been on my wish list for a while, but I just haven’t purchased it yet. I have high regard for Kevin DeYoung as well as many of the contributors. Plus, I just love the concept about recommunicating the old faith in a new day.

  • http://twitter.com/JephMaags Jeph Maagdeleyn

    Lately, a lot of what I have been reading has been the opposite side of DeYoung’s argument (at least based on what I know of the book). I’ve had this book on my wishlist for a little while and I think, based on what I’ve had to read lately, this would be beneficial right now.

  • Taj Eaton

    Thanks for offering this book and for your blog.

  • Paul

    Thanks for your thoughts about the conference.

  • Willie Harris

    I would love to win a copy of this book. Based on your review, it definitely looks like one that I would like to recommend and get into the hands of the members at my church.

  • http://twitter.com/TCasserly Trevor Casserly

    I really want to read this book because I am a student at Moody Bible Institute and I could not get out of class to go to this flippin sweet conference!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1438661152 Amber Lauener Hermes

    I would love to win a book because my budget doesn’t match my book habit.

  • Danny

    I would like to win this book because I’m a poor pastor who can’t afford books … and this sounds like a really good read. So instead of it sitting on my amazon wishlist for 3 years, it would be even better on my bookshelf!

  • Danny

    I would like to win this book because I’m a poor pastor who can’t afford books … and this sounds like a really good read. So instead of it sitting on my amazon wishlist for 3 years, it would be even better on my bookshelf!

  • http://ericgwan.wordpress.com/ Eric G Wan

    It’s funny one of my new year resolutions is “to see Christ more when I read my Bible, and to manifest Christ more in my own life.” I love your video post about your thoughts of the conference. Interesting how Piper said preaching Christ from the Old Testament is the same as the New.

    I would love to read “Don’t call it a comeback” by Kevin DeYoung. I think this will really help in looking at myself as a Christian and understanding my purpose in the world, and to reach out to others with the gospel.

    “You just have to be like Jesus. That’s it. So the easy part is you don’t have to be with it. The hard part is you have to be with him. If you walk with God and walk with people, you’ll reach the next generation.” (p. 22)

    This statement strikes me because I experienced this thinking I could please God by obeying and doing all these things, but it really came down to what God can do in me.

    Jesus/faithfulness, Bible, and Worship. I’ll definitely remember those points.

    Thanks for your review!

  • Andrew Hall

    Would love a copy for the church library! Glad to hear you’re having a great time. It reminds me of seminary, except more of a big class party session :) Enjoy TGC!!! Next year T4G in Louisville!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Don-Hunter/538805409 Don Hunter

    Always looking for some good books to read! I would love to win a book.

  • Doc B

    I’d like another copy to give away to someone in my Sunday school class.

  • Aaron Sellars

    I’d love a copy of the real book. I only have a Kindle version and would love the real thing as well.

  • Jason

    I’d love the book b/c I really respect all who contributed and I just love books!

  • Benjamin

    I actually would like to win the book specifically for the chapter on sanctification, since I feel like I know next to nothing about that subject from a Reformed perspective.

  • Bhhand

    Great Video Aaron … glad you had a great week. Wish I was there.

  • http://www.paulsanduleac.com/ Paul Sanduleac

    If I win the book – it will be my first book read by Kevin DeYoung.

  • Katie D.

    As someone who teaches theology to high school students, this would be a huge blessing.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ron.lair Ron Lair

    I’d love a copy of the book… and the reason I should win is that I’m too po’ to buy it!

  • http://honeyandlocusts.wordpress.com/ John Gardner

    I’m a little jealous about not being able to be at the conference, but thankful for you and others who are providing us with plenty of great updates. Thanks!

    I’d love a copy of “Don’t Call It a Comeback”. I’d never read a book by Kevin DeYoung until I received “The Good News We Almost Forgot” at last year’s Band of Bloggers event. Since then, I’ve read everything he’s ever written… except this latest book.

  • Jim Hardy

    Hi! So I guess I could answer like some already have and tell you that I want a copy because I really want to read it! I could also write down that I wanted to win this because Kevin Fiske seems to always have a book contest he’s tweeting about and I thought-eh, why not? :) But really there is a bigger reason; I’m 23 and about a year and some change old in my walk with God. And while it is an exciting time to grow in worship, prayer, and study at HBC in Rolling Meadows, I find myself picking up books like Doctrine by Driscoll, The Reason of God by Keller, and many others because now is the time to learn “the fundamentals”, building the base for what I can only hope will be a fruitful life in The Lord. This book seems like one of those that must be added to my list, and would make a cool addition to my shelf if you would choose me.

    Thanks for your time!

  • Justin Perry

    I’m following on Twitter and would love to read the book…

  • Dan Sudfeld

    I think I have every other KDeY book. Need that one.

  • http://www.bloggingtheologically.com Aaron Armstrong

    Thanks for entering, everyone! I’ve selected the winners and they have been notified via email. Look for a big giveaway in May!

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