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Smith, Steve. T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution. Monument, CO: WIGTake Resources, 2011.

Review

I have been blessed to receive a review copy of T4T through the generosity of WIGTake and Missions Frontiers Magazine. Let me say at the outset that I was not familiar with WIGTake as a publisher, but I have come to appreciate their focus on spreading the gospel. Their name stands for “What’s It Gonna Take?” from the phrase “What’s it gonna take to reach my people with the gospel?” You can read more about it here.

Although I was not familiar with the publisher, this is a book I have been awaiting for a few years. I first encountered Training for Trainers (T4t) in my time in East Asia. I witnessed fruitful implementations as well as barren, and longed for a fuller explanation and theological support for what had become a trend in the field. T4T: A Discipleship Re-Revolution is that resource.

So, what about the book?

The book is divided into three sections: The Foundations of T4T, The Process of T4T, and The Application of T4T. As you can well imagine, the first section explains the history and development of the movement. The second section explains in greater details how the movement works. Finally, the third section helps church leaders to implement T4T on their own. There are many resources online to give a summary or introduction (pdf), so I will simply provide some brief personal comments and reflection.

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Phillips, Richard. The Masculine Mandate. Lake Mary, FL: Reformation Trust, 2010.
175 pages.

Background:

My church has been looking for a book to study as a part of our burgeoning Men’s Ministry. This book was one of the suggestions, and Reformation Trust was gracious to provide a copy for this review and our consideration.

Introduction:

The watering-down of gender roles and distinctions has led to a hole in our understanding of masculinity. To fill this hole, books have been written that rely on pop psychology, albeit with a thin theological veneer. Richard Phillips writes in order to provide a book that is both theologically sound and immensely practical and has done a faithful job.

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My Bible Pro – FREE!

The Universal Iphone/Ipad app “My Bible Pro” is now free for a limited time. Grab it while you can. It is a great way to get the Chinese Bible for your i-device.

Some of its features:
– Includes 5 translations of the Bible: Bible in Basic English, King James Version, World English Bible, Traditional Chinese Union Version, Simplified Chinese Union Version.
– Cross reference all 5 translations of the same verse in a single screen for each verse.
– Built-in Google maps for more than 1000 places mentioned in Bible, with current satellite images, with related Strong’s text description.

Link

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Last year there was a sale and I purchased a number of these at a discount. If you are interested in one, I would love to send it to you. I only ask for $5 to cover the cost of shipping, and so that I will know those requesting it will actually use it.

For more info/review check out this link.

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For a limited time, dropbox is giving away double referral space for students, educators, or anyone with an .edu email address.

If you haven’t signed up, go here to sign up. If you already have, then click here to verify the .edu email with them. You will receive this bonus for anyone you refer or have already referred! There is a 16gb limit for referrals, so that is a lot of potential space.

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Logos Bible Software is giving away thousands of dollars of prizes to celebrate the launch of Logos Bible Software 4 Mac on October 1. Prizes include an iMac, a MacBook Pro, an iPad, an iPod Touch, and more than 100 other prizes!

They’re also having a special limited-time sale on their Mac and PC base packages and upgrades. Check it out!

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Bible Study Magazine and Harvest House Publishers are giving away 20 copies of Elizabeth George’s book, Understanding Your Blessings in Christ. Not only that, but they’re also giving away five subscriptions to Bible Study Magazine and a copy of their Bible Study Library software! Enter to win on the Bible Study Magazine Elizabeth George page, then take a look at all the cool tools they have to take your Bible study to the next level!

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