Win Free Books!


Today I’m giving away three new books that were released by Crossway Books. They are…


The Glory of God edited by Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson. This book is described in the following way:

Few topics are more crucial or central to the doctrine and daily life of a Christian than the glory of God. Despite its importance, however, few exhaustive books have been written on the subject. Andreas Kostenberger, Tremper Longman, Richard Gaffin, and other evangelical scholars and theologians have now collaborated to fill the void and help the church teach and protect this precious doctrine.


A Way with Words: What Women Should Know about the Power They Possess by Christin Ditchfield. This book is about:

In A Way with Words, author and veteran speaker Christin Ditchfield challenges women to embrace God’s gift of words and to think carefully about how they use it. She looks at twelve timeless principles as she calls all women to examine their hearts, recognize when words are their weapon of choice, and learn how to steward this blessing to bring life, healing, and encouragement. Each chapter includes wisdom from influential women throughout history and a Bible study for individuals and small groups.


Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer by Grant Horner. This book is about…

By exploring the relationship between Christianity and art, the theology of biblical discernment, and a brief history of filmmaking, as well as through analysis of popular films, Meaning at the Movies equips readers for careful discernment in the cinema. The book does not simply list criteria for judging film art; instead it encourages Christians to develop biblical and critical discernment in regard to not only film, but all aspects of culture.

Here’s how to win one of these books:

  • Leave a comment saying which book you want to win.
  • On Monday I’ll arbitrarily choose three winners, based on the content of their comments.

That’s it. Get it on like Donkey Kong.


  • Loys says:

    Glory of God

    Also, I love you humor and how you see life, refreshing.

  • THEMrsDay says:

    I would love to read Meaning at the Movies!

  • Teresa says:

    Thank you for this opportunity!
    I would like A Way With Words because I am so often convicted of what I do, or don't, say.

  • Mandi Jo says:

    A Way With Words sounds like a great book, and important for women to think/learn about.

  • Andrew S. says:

    Glory of God as well :)

  • mwesterholm says:

    Meaning @ the movies. I'd like to compare and contrast Horner's views with other recent books on the topic (i.e. Reel Spirituality, St. Paul Goes to the Movies).

  • joshuaotte says:

    Meaning at the Movies for Me.

  • I would like you to give me The Glory of God for the glory of God (as opposed to for the sake of my bookshelf).

  • @darylhb says:

    "Meaning at the Movies"
    I have a film review blog, where I try to write with a Christian perspective. I don't post as often as I'd like to, but I definitely think this book will help me improve my reviews. :)
    Check it out at

  • Seth says:

    I would honestly love to win "Meaning at the Movies." I didn't know anyone had written a book like this, and I'm a big movie fan. I enjoy James Harleman's look at Film & Theology on and once upon a time, considered going back to school to teach film studies, though I really wasn't sure that was a field that would be easily utilized to the glory of God. Now I'm wondering if the love of narrative that seems to be a God-given trait in me might be intended for His glory through showing others the redemptive themes that really are so prevalent in popular entertainment. So that's it really.

    In an attempt to butter you up, and because the following is true, I will say that I love your sense of humour on Twitter and I pray God continues to bless you in your work.

  • Please enter me in to win The Glory of God book. And thanks for this chance to win!

  • Bob Hayton says:

    All three are great books. Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I tweeted and facebooked it (is that a word?) I'm intrigued by Meaning at the Movies and interested in the other books too. But I'd have to say Meaning at the Movies. I haven't read a book like that specifically before and am interested in what a Crossway title would say in that regard. Being a former independent fundamental Baptist, I value tools which help one grapple with discernment issues rather than just drawing a line in the sand (for yourself and others to follow).

  • Elaine says:

    On it like Donkey Kong!!! Some may say I need another book like I need a hole in my head, but hey! Always want to learn, always want to grow more like Christ!


  • Sadie says:

    I have been wanting to read A Way with Words. It would be so lovely to win this book. Thank you!

  • Jim Hogue says:

    Stevo, I so need The Glory of God. Can you not spare this little book for Jim Hogue? I plead, please please please please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    It's hard to show emotion and passionate zeal over a blog post. *sigh*

    Have fun!

  • Laura says:

    I would love a chance to win A Way With Words! I do a weekly book study with some friends from church and we were all convicted while reading Respectable Sins last year that many of our besetting sins are related to our use of words. This book would be nice for our next study.

  • lenswyf says:

    What a great collection! I think I'd love to read all of them, but perhaps the one to start with would be A Way With Words.

  • Ruthanna P. says:

    I would love "A Way With Words." I am sure there are many things that I could learn from the book, and I would love a chance to study it.

  • I'd like to win Grant Horner's book. I've looked at expanding into movie reviews on my blog site along with a couple of friends of mine and would love get his perspective on it. I'm headed to library here in a minute to pick up some of the Culture Exegesis series, but his book seems a bit more accessible. I may end up picking up either way, but always love free books!

  • Ben Hastings says:

    The Glory of God is something that has weighed heavily upon me. I know I don't give Him all the credit He is due and I am not nearly as stricken with awe as I should be. When I first read about this book, I decided I very much want to read it. I'd love the opportunity to read it for free!

  • Sarah L says:

    As the momma of 3 kids 3 and under, I need motivation to read anything. If I *won* a book that would be very good start :) I would like to read "Meaning…" but since I never get to watch any movies anymore I think "A Way with Words" would be excellent!

  • Daniel says:

    A Way with Words
    I would give it to my wife, because it is so rare to find someone who spells her name just like hers (Christin), and she would appreciate that.

  • Brian says:

    I'd like to win the meaning at the movies book. I think it is very important for the Christian to understand what we're viewing and be able to engage others with truths and other elements that are communicated. Christians should be aware of what they watch because it effects us in such a powerful way.

  • Chrisina says:

    When I saw the title of "A Way With Words" I knew that would be a book I wanted to own and study. As a young other and new wife now, more than EVER have I been introduced to the power and of complete destruction or intense encouragement that my wods have towards not only my family, but to those I disciple and interact with. I would love to have some intense study in orer to be pleasing to my Lord in the way I use His gift of communication in my life, and maybe it could be something that I could help spark a passion in the lives of fellow sisters in Christ around me to think throuh their words and see if they pass His standards. Thank you at least for the opportunity.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I'd love to read, "A Way With Words."

    Proverbs 10:19 says, "When words are many, transgression is not lacking, but whoever restrains his lips is prudent" (ESV).

    I would love to grow in speaking encouraging, edifying words that are like apples of gold in a setting of silver. It appears that the above-titled book seeks to help women grow in this.

    Thanks for the offer!

  • Jenna says:

    All three books look incredibly helpful. But I'm particularly drawn to "The Glory of God". I think the study of how great He is can never be truly exhausted, but only draw one nearer and nearer in worship. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Leslie says:

    I want to weeeeeen! Oh, I want to win A Way with Words.

  • Stephanie says:

    I would love "A Way With Word"

    The bible says that our tongues are like swords. I want my words to be encouraging and uplifting, not a sword and hurt!

    Thank you for this! :)

  • brandon post says:

    i would like a way with words…thanks

  • Heather says:

    Honestly I wouldn't mind any of these books! "A Way With Words" does hit home with me the most because there is something that truly tugs on my heart everytime something comes out of my mouth that probably shouldn't! God has given women a special gift to uplift the people in our lives and we really need to not take that gift for granted. Thank you for this oportunity.

  • Jill says:

    I would like to have "A Way With Words" please.

  • I tweeted your link! I would LOVE to win the Glory of God book!


  • Staci says:

    A Way With Words looks good to me.

  • Nate says:

    I like movies.

  • Judy J. says:

    Since my husband regularly notices that I have an abundance of words to speak, I think I would benefit from A Way with Words so that I would wield my words well! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

  • Ronald Dubay says:

    Meaning At The Movies would have an especially important meaning in our home. As a grandfather of three children and a father of three children, my wife & I have accumulated hundreds of movies ( VHS & DVD ) so it would be a blessing to win ” Meaning At The Movies ” as we could use it’s insights to keep only those movies which truly have a deep and profound meaning to glorify God

  • Stephen says:

    @eliashib I would love to win "The Glory of God"

  • Keith Myer says:

    Facebooked! Glory of God, please. Thanks!

  • Marc Goodwin says:

    Meaning at the Movies would be great if I'm chosen as a winner :-)

  • @JonSeger says:

    It would be pretty sweet if I won 'Meaning at the Movies.'

  • Bentley says:

    A way with words!!

  • Jason D. says:

    I'd love to read "The Glory of God"

    This is a term I use and hear alot! and I want to be sure I am not misusing it or have it become a trite phrase.

    soli Deo gloria!

  • NIck Birdsong says:

    I’d definitely be interested in “The Glory of God” and “Meaning at the Movies”. I need a firm theological, Biblical treatment of this often used term and I need to be able to think through and view movies through the lense of Scripture.

  • Jakob says:

    I probably would like Meaning at the movies. Heard it's good. I'm not a woman, and giving the way with words book to my girlfriend would probably be taken as a nasty hint and I don't feel like dealing with the repercussions of that…
    Anyway- my pastor thinks I have a problem as I know too much about movies… so it would be good. AND if I get it, I can share it with my buddy Josh Otte who commented way before me… It'd be like four winners.

    I could just say God predestined you to give me the book… but then I probably would need to read the holiness of God instead. Quite a conundrum there…

  • Briana says:

    Some would say I have a way with words, but I'm not sure it's God's way with words most of the time, sadly. Therefore, I think I would be a good candidate for "A Way with Words". And, I'll be in Indiana this week thereby saving you the shipping costs!

  • Ann Wu says:

    "A Way With Words" by Ditchfield. Too women use words to tear down other women, their husbands and children. I like to learn how my words can edify.

  • Allen Mickle says:

    I tweeted and facebooked! I would love a copy of "The Glory of God." I already have the other two!

  • Brian Pate says:

    "The Glory of God" – Just got it for a friend as a gift. As I flipped through it I almost kept it because it looked so good. So I think it would be appropriate for someone else to give it to me. :)

  • Great and looking forward to win this one!

  • Jesse says:

    I would be intrigued to read 'Meaning at the Movies: Becoming a Discerning Viewer'. I create highlight videos for a summer camp, and am looking to expand into the secular world. This book could only help keep my focus right.

  • Dawn Larimer says:

    A Way with Words. Sounds like something we ladies need to read!

  • Joy Talcot says:

    A Way With Words sounds awesome! It makes me think of Eph. 4:29 as well as keeping my conversations seasoned with salt. I know I have been so encouraged when people speak the Word of truth into my life instead of their opinion. I want to grow in this and be able to use my words to make an impact for Christ. Especially as a college student as I am forming habits for the rest of my life.

  • Jeffrey C. says:

    I would love to read Glory of God.

    God's glory is a huge topic. To know it well is to have climbed a huge mountain. It takes much work, but the result is a glorious (no pun intended) view on the top.

    Man's chief end is to glorify God. Many reformed people would have no problem reciting the answer to the Westminster Catechism's first question. But I admit, I struggle to really know what this means. What does God's glory mean? And what does it mean, and how does it look like to glorify God?

    I would love to learn more of the beauty and grandeur of God and his glory.

    I would find this book helpful in my own study and ministry.

    I would appreciate it if you chose me for this book.


  • Erik says:

    Stephen, I was going to ask for you to give me "The Glory of God" but then I read Jim Hogue's post and so I think you shoudl jsut give it to him.

    By the way if you see a 2nd post from me it is legit b/c I am entering for my wife so that she doesn't have to mess with this on top of taking care of the kids (yes I do help her with that too, believe it or not)

  • Erik (for Christie) says:

    "A Way with Words" would be greatly appreciated for my wife as she will need additional reading materials throughout the remainder of this pregnancy (nevermind the stack of books we have never started or started but have not finished).


  • John Howe says:

    We have a little 'film club' at our church followed by a discussion. I'm sure the book, 'Meaning at the Movies! would be very helpful to us! Have posted this to Facebook!!!

  • Brendon says:

    Meaning at the Movies.

    A truckload of my friends would benefit so much from learning how Jesus Christ and the Word intersects with the movies we consume. What we watch is literally what we eat and forms what overflows out of our hearts. I would love to share with my family and friends how the watchability of movies does not depend on movie critics, excitement factors, cinematography, or plot lines alone. It depends on the worldview, messages, and characters the movie portrays. We are all being called to a transformed thinking from the renewal of our minds by God's Word. Many movies we watch are doing the opposite of that and conformed our selves to the pattern of this world.

    Thanks for the generous offer. It's great to see different people's exigencies for gospel-centric readings.

  • Moses Lee says:

    I'm also interested in "A Way With Words." Thanks!

  • Daniel says:

    The Glory of God. Definitely.

  • Jane says:

    "A Way With Words"
    "The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences." Proverbs 18:21 (NLT)
    As a new mentor for a local MOPS group, I think this would be a great resource to use to impress upon young mothers how words can be the difference between "life & death" in not only their relationship with their husband and children but also with each other .

  • Natalie says:

    A Way With Words. I have been convicted lately about how easily gossip and words of judgment can slip through my lips! I recently became a mother and am now even more aware of how women can tear each other down with words. I'd love to read some something encouraging about female encouragement!

  • Brad says:

    Glory of God. Apparently severe awesomeness contained within. I want the awesome!

  • Erin says:

    I hope I am not too late!!! I would love to win A Way With Words! Thanksso much the both of yous!!
    And thank you for your faithfulness to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!

  • Holly says:

    WOW! All three books of these sound great!

    First, I would love to win the book on women and their words. I feel like this is what the Lord is teaching me in this season of life. I am currently reading Tripps book, War of Words. I know this would be a great book to read in conjunction!

    I would also love to read the book about the movies. I love going to the movies but there is this desire within me to make more of a conscious effort to watch movies that are edifying. So often we can allow ourselves to "mellow" out in front of the tv or movie and soon we are thinking in ways that surprise us. I want to learn how to battle and balance this.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

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