I’m giving you a whole pile of books for Christmas!

One of the things I’m most grateful for about this blog is the opportunity to share great books with you—and this Christmas, I have the privilege of giving some of you a ridiculous pile of great books! In partnership with the fine folks at Crossway Books, David C. Cook, Thomas Nelson, B&H Books, and Cruciform Press, I’m giving away a whole pile of books (keep reading for the complete list). But there’s more than books this time around—Logos Bible Software has generously included three copies of the Logos 5 starter base package, featuring nearly 200 books! You’ll need to sign up for a free Logos account in order to win (which you can do here); you can also download free apps to read your books on any device here. Here’s a look at all the books in this year’s prize pack:1

… and don’t be surprised if you see some more items added to the list before the giveaway is through! Best of all, three of you will be receiving this fantastic collection of books! You read that right—there are three sets to win. To enter, all you need to do is use the PunchTab widget below and answer the following question in the comments: What’s the big thing God’s been teaching you in 2013?

This contest ends on Friday, December 20th at midnight. Thanks to all who enter!

One final note: Logos Bible Software would like to send a special thank you to all participants who enter using the email entry option in the Punch Tab app (nothing spammy, I promise!). As a thank you from Logos, you’ll receive a discount on the purchase of several titles, including To Live is Christ To Die is Gain for $14.95 (regular $16.95), and 15 percent off both The Pursuit of God and Spiritual Waypoints.

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  1. Here’s the text list if you’re having difficulties with the gallery:

    1. Sex and Money by Paul Tripp
    2. Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung
    3. The Pastor’s Justification by Jared C Wilson
    4. Letters and Life by Bret Lott
    5. What Is the Meaning of Sex? by Denny Burk
    6. Sound Doctrine by Bobby Jamieson
    7. Risky Gospel by Owen Strachan
    8. Jesus on Every Page by David Murray
    9. Gospel-Centered Teaching by Trevin Wax
    10. Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by JD Greear
    11. Boring by Michael Kelley
    12. Manhood Restored by Eric Mason
    13. Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson and Eric Geiger
    14. The End of Our Exploring by Matthew Lee Anderson
    15. Why Holiness Matters by Tyler Braun
    16. Generation Ex-Christian by Drew Dyck
    17. The Road Trip that Changed the World by Mark Sayers
    18. Cruciform by Jimmy Davis
    19. Reclaiming Adoption by Dan Cruver
    20. The Organized Heart by Staci Eastin
    21. Smooth Stones by Joe Coffey
    22. Friends and Lovers by Joel Beeke
    23. “But God…” by Casey Lute
    24. Multiply by Francis Chan
    25. To Live Is Christ to Die Is Gain by Matt Chandler and Jared Wilson
    26. One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian

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  • Abe Joseph

    Dependence on God through prayer.

  • http://www.boldlion.blogspot.com ‘Guerite ~ BoldLion

    To fight against the the spiritual battle and to live my life for Christ.

  • Mary Decker

    Perseverance and resting in God’s goodness.

  • RicePoint

    It’s not about me and what I want.

  • brianfalexander

    Control of finances.

  • Allen Ray Mickle Jr.

    To be patient as we wait for God’s plan to unfold.

  • doughibbard

    Focus on the tasks at hand instead of meandering about.

  • Bob

    Stop trying to impress God with your deeds (and the guilt that follows) and be confident in what Jesus has done in and for you.

  • Philippe Coetzee

    To trust him for all my needs.

  • http://www.sarahvanbeveren.com/ Sarah Van Beveren

    He must increase, I must decrease.

  • Persis

    The doctrine of imago Dei.

  • Wes Lauderback

    Christ is sufficient (especially) in the midst of trial.

  • Brian


  • Kendall

    One of the things that God has impressed upon my heart recently is that trusting Him means trusting Him to do His work in His way in His time to accomplish his good goals in the world and in my life. As I look back I have seen that I have trusted God to do His work as long as that work went along with my neat and tidy plans. I am learning what it means to rest in God’s goodness and Sovereignty.

  • Chris Talbot

    He has been teaching me about the life-transforming power of His Word.

  • Nate

    To trust Him for my daily provision.

  • http://www.lisaspence.com/ Lisa Spence

    The value of the ordinary, mundane life

  • Chris Crane

    The biggest thing God has been teaching is the importance in moving beyond “tribalism” and to be loving and humble around Christians who share different convictions than I do.

  • joshbishop

    That marriage is hard and worthwhile and primarily about God and his glory.

  • Jesse B.

    He is teaching me that I need to trust Hum more deeply.

  • LB Milton

    Prayer is a must.

  • Kelli


  • JeffreyBee


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

      me too!

  • Michelle Dacus Lesley

    God has been teaching me how to be a more godly wife.

  • http://barefoot-webdesign.com/ Spencer Barfuss

    God has been teaching me that I don’t pray enough, and that if I am going to live like Christ in all aspects of my life, I need to sit with God and pray.

  • Sarah

    Patience, perseverance, the power of prayer.

  • Timothy

    Humility… big time!

  • Chris

    To take the time to see people the way He sees them.

  • Matt

    That everything about me, from health to happiness is dependent on God and God alone.

  • Laurel

    submission to Him is obedience

  • Jason Custer

    I’ve been learning that God is always working, long before I get there. I don’t have to “start a work” in someone’s life as a pastor – rather I get the joy of looking and finding what God is already doing, then celebrating and joining in his work that has already begun.

  • Daniel A.


  • jroberts17

    How to live out the gospel

  • Brandon Madison

    Regular study and preparation in His word are extremely important, and procrastination doesn’t help anything.

  • Scott

    The church unified in the gospel and the mission of making disciples in the normalcy of daily living is the greatest display of God glory in a local community.

  • Roben Bradford Closs

    How many folks have never heard the name of Jesus and how important it is for us to be intentionally missional.

  • Missional Mama

    How much I need Him!

  • Jason Tucker

    Obedience and trust in Him, because (amazingly) it is not all about me.

  • Jason Tucker

    P.s. It would make my Christmas if I won this pile of books.

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

      You never know, it could happen. :) We’ll find out on Friday!

      • Jason Tucker

        Well Friday has came and went. No word means my sorrow runs deep.

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

          But if you signed up via email you’ll at least have a little something’s n your inbox to look forward to.

          • Jason Tucker

            LOL… Nope, I signed in with Twitter.

  • John Wohlgemuth

    That I am not THE Shepherd, but I am only an under-shepherd—which frees my soul from a lot of unnecessary burden-bearing

  • Kofi Adu-Boahen

    His sufficiency in every phase of life.

  • Ray

    Service unto others

  • Brett E.

    To trust that my justification doesn’t depend on how well I run my ministry.

  • http://www.brandonschmidt.me/ Brandon Schmidt

    God has been showing me that his ways are way beyond what I could ever imagine.

  • Brian Watson

    God is teaching me to spend more time with him

  • http://dragonladysworld.com/wordpress DragonLady

    To stop thinking I am God and quit trying to control everything and everybody around me.

  • Susie D


  • Luke

    Theoretical theology does not sustain spiritual growth.

  • Ralph

    To value friends and family.

  • Jennifer Guo

    God’s been teaching me about union with Christ, and how it’s key in justification and sanctification.

  • http://asmallwork.wordpress.com/ Ryan Higginbottom

    We should sing, not because we feel like it, but because of God’s mighty works (in history and for us).

  • Debi Martin

    to be content in the here and now

  • JR Dieterly

    how intimacy can be the very mean of God’s grace

  • Hershel Kreis

    Pray without ceasing!

  • Michael

    Walking with God in righteousness

  • Neal

    God has really been teaching me that personal ministry…whether or a minister, preparing for ministry, or just living out the Christian life…is dirty and messy. Yet, even still, God sustains us and provides for us through all the messiness. We can’t have a crown without a cross.

  • George R. Krahn

    Jesus Christ is my sufficiency and He loves me in spite of who I am, not because of who I am.

  • Adam C

    God has been teaching me to slow down and focus on the important things in life (abiding in God through His Word, quality time with family, etc.).

  • Jean-MO

    His Love surpasses all things and is shown through the sacrifice of Jesus. We are to share his love, and make disciples around us.

  • Glenn Davis

    Stop trying so hard, relax and enjoy His presence.

  • wcbcpastor

    Godis teaching me to rest in His provision

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  • Jonathan

    His timing is perfect.

  • Kevin

    He is faithful even when I am not faithful

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  • http://bit.ly/DanKassis Dan Kassis

    To trust and depend on Him more than ever.

  • David Norman

    Trusting in his wisdom and timing.

  • David Wagner

    To be content where God has you and realize that God is working even when you do not see it!

  • http://www.michaelkrahn.com Michael Krahn

    Do less, accomplish more.

  • Brian

    In Christ, that is ALWAYS hope.

  • Josh Tandy

    Total dependence in my leadership of a new church and a new family

  • pastortank

    Trusting God in new lands.

  • watsonshell

    He will continue to give me the chance to have a right relationship with Him.

  • Josh Chalmers

    The value of waking up early to spend time with him before my work day starts.

  • kevinsorensen

    The great need, while making disciples who make disciples, of having them teach others to speak the Word of God into each other’s lives as if it matters…because it does. Too much counseling going on without the Word of God coming to bear upon it.

  • Thad Bergmeier


  • Kyle Bumgardner

    Evangelism-talking to God about people, and talking to people about God.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Darren_V_ Darren_V

    That I am immensely blessed whether I obtain my earthly goals or not.

  • tpick

    He is enough!

  • Paul Baker


  • franktan

    Grace and truth in Christ

  • Travis Prince

    Recently, God has been teaching me to understand that the Gospel permeates every part of my life. To quote JD Greear, “We must tell ourselves, daily, that there is nothing we could do that would make God love us more and nothing we have done makes Him love us less, and His love is perfectly in control of our lives.”

    Greear, J.D. (2011-09-13). Gospel: Recovering the Power that Made Christianity Revolutionary (p. 56). B&H Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

  • Thomas

    The Doctrines of Grace

  • Jalamb


  • Scott Clark

    Humility and gentleness in promoting and defending truth.

  • Nick Horton

    God has been teaching me how much I DON’T know, and instilling humility.

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  • Gary

    Patience and reliance

  • Reuben Huffman

    The vast superiority of God’s kingdom & character as opposed to the realm of darkness.

  • http://my-livinghope.blogspot.com/ Brandon Lehr

    To always trust him!

  • Phil Herndon

    He is sovereign and good. ALL the time.

  • Robb

    Dependence. Helplessness. Humility.

  • JoshDear

    I suppose the “big thing” that God’s been teaching me is to not always feel obligated to have the last word in difficult conversations….it’s O.K. to let a matter go in a “debate” situation, and trust that God will vindicate you later, if necessary. Regardless, every word that we speak should be true, Christ-honoring, and spoken in love.

  • J Smit

    God is sovereign over all of life so don’t worry about getting diseases. Only with God you can win from OCD disorder by trusting in His Goodness and sovereignty

  • Craig P. Hurst

    To not let my reading take away from reading Scripture itself.

  • http://lightenough.wordpress.com/ LLM

    patience, waiting on God’s timing.

  • Adam Tisdale

    Depending on God through the suffering of cancer.

  • James Mashburn

    That I need to depend on him more. That I need to wake up daily and understand that the day needs to start out with more of Jesus and less of me.

  • Jacob Milstead

    I think he’s trying to teach me humility by showing how little I actually know and how gracious his self-revelation is.

  • http://seekingpastor.wordpress.com/ Matt Cannon

    He has been teaching me about the glorious doctrine of the Trinity.

  • Jeff Froese

    Came to understand what it meant for me to be dead to sin and that empowered me to fight sin in my life.

  • http://www.knowableword.com/ Peter Krol

    There is always hope in Christ

  • Brian Elswick

    I will never move beyond the tax collector in Lk 18:13

  • Johnny Masis

    I have learned I need to rely on myself less and more on the Holy Spirit