January 2012 Posts

Free E-book: The Good Life by Charles Colson

Available for free now until Saturday February 4th The Good Life by Charles Colson.

Sharing from his own life, as well as the stories of others, Chuck Colson exposes the counterfeits of the good life and leads readers to the only true source of meaning and purpose, Jesus Christ. But he does that in an unusual way, allowing powerful stories to illustrate how people have lived out their beliefs in ways that either satisfy or leave them empty. Colson addresses seekers—people looking for the truth. He shows through stories that the truth is knowable and that the truly good life is one that lives within the truth. Through the book, readers get to understand their own stories and find answers to their own search for meaning, purpose, and truth.

Here are the retail sites offering this e-book for free:


Barnes & Noble


Christian Book Distributors



Win a Signed Copy of “All In” by Coach Gene Chizik

*2/3/12 Update*: Congratulations to our winners: Meada, Michael Brown, Linda Maendel, Jgunter742, Sandy, and Mstyle10! We will be emailing you with instructions to claim your signed copy of All In! Thanks to everyone for participating!

Want to win a signed copy of All In by Coach Gene Chizik?

We have 6 copies of All In signed by Auburn University head football coach Gene Chizik available to give away to some lucky winners.

All In chronicles the remarkable journey of Gene Chizik, who in two short years went from being the much-maligned 5-19 coach of the Iowa State Cyclones to the undefeated, AP SEC Coach of the Year of the 2010 national champion Auburn Tigers.

Coach Chizik shares never-before-told stories about his controversial head coaching career—from his highly contentious departure from Iowa State and his heavily criticized appointment at Auburn to his historic 2010 championship run and all the unexpected twists, turns, tragedies, and triumphs along the way. As he recounts his journey, he opens up about the pivotal role his faith has played in his life and career, and he shares his time-tested secrets to success, both on and off the field.

All In is an inspirational must-read for football fans everywhere and for anyone who has ever struggled to overcome their own 5-19 season of life.

To be eligible to win one of the 6 signed copies of All In, leave a comment on this post sharing who you would give this signed book to and why. If you would keep it for yourself, let us know why you want to read it.

Earn an extra entries by tweeting about this giveaway or posting about it on Facebook. Leave another comment with the link to your tweet/post. If you do both, please leave a separate comment for each.

Contest ends Friday, Feb. 3 at 4:00 p.m. CT. Good luck!

This Month in Tyndale History: January Edition

2012 is Tyndale’s 50th year in business, to celebrate we’ll be doing a variety of things throughout the year including introducing today’s monthly blog feature.

This Month in Tyndale History will take a look back in time at the notable events that happened in Tyndale’s history by month.

Here are some notable January events from Tyndale’s history:


An 11,000 square foot warehouse is added to the building at Tyndale’s first Carol Stream, IL location (located behind the current building), to facilitate fulfillment of the huge sales of The Living Bible.



The Tyndale Bookstore is opened in Fox Valley Center, Aurora. It is the latest of several bookstores Tyndale opened in the Chicagoland area. A little over five years after the Fox Valley store opens, it and two other local stores are sold to Zondervan.




The Rise of Babylon, by Charles Dyer, is rushed into print prior to the January 15 deadline set by the United Nations for Iraq to pull out of Kuwait.  By the end of the February, 375,000 copies are sold.

Princess Stories

Princess Stories is the big sister to popular board book My Princess Bible. Princess Stories, appropriate for girls ages 4 to 8, is a collection of first-person narrative stories about 29 women in the Bible—and the 30th story is about the reader, who is God’s princess too.

In each four-page story, the reader gets a rhyming verse about the princess (addressed to “Mirror, mirror on the wall”), a first-person story of the featured Bible woman and the special quality her life reflects, a Bible verse from another passage of Scripture that summarizes/relates to the character trait, and Princess Ponderings—questions that help girls and their parents discuss the stories and relate the lessons to life.

Through this book, girls will learn more in-depth stories of women of the Bible and how to apply Scripture to their own lives.

If you want to check out a sample of this excellent book, click here to see the first few pages.

Also, we’re giving away five copies, here’s how you can enter to win:

– Share this blog post on Facebook

– Leave a comment at the bottom of this page letting you know you shared this blog post.

We’ll choose five random commenters on Friday January 27th. For multiple entries feel free to share on multiple days and let us know multiple times.

Thanks for stopping by!

January Free E-books: Part 2

Just when you thought you had downloaded all the free e-books Tyndale is offering this month, it’s time to learn about more!

Here’s a few more e-books that you can enjoy for free for the next two weeks.

Directed Verdict by Randy Singer

Click on the links to download the e-book from your favorite vendor:


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors


Up, Down, or Sideways by Mark Sanborn

Click on the links to download the e-book from your favorite vendor:


Barnes & Noble

Christian Book Distributors