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"A New Sermon Series and A Free Book"
by Tom Goodman
August 25, 2006

Hebrews 6:19 says of our faith:  “We have this hope as an anchor for the soul.”  I want to help people anchor life to something solid.  That’s why I’m giving away a copy of my new book to everyone who attends our new sermon series (one per household, please).

I’ll share this news with the rest of the church across the next few weeks, but I wanted subscribers to LeaderLines to get the “heads up.”

What do Christians believe about God and his relationship to us?  Why is the Bible so important to believers?  Who is Jesus?  What was his vision for the church, and how must believers make that vision a reality?  What about heaven and hell?  And why does the cross stand as the most recognizable symbol of the Christian faith?

Firm answers to these vital questions will anchor your life.  That’s why the sermon series starting September 10 may be the most important study I’ve ever led you through.  In addition, the study will give you a chance to expose your friends to the foundations of the faith.

This study is designed for seekers who want to examine Christianity and it’s designed for believers who want to explain Christianity.

Since I believe this study is so vital to you and your friends, I’m giving away a copy of my new book to everyone who attends (one per household, please).  The book is called The Anchor Course, 300 pages of material designed to give you “an anchor for the soul.”  Each week, I’ll encourage you to read a few chapters in the book to get ready for next Sunday’s topic.

Of course, when we get together on Sunday we’ll engage in a Bible study, not a book study.  But I think the readings will better prepare you for each sermon.

A generous donor has made it possible for me to give these books away for free, so no budget monies will be used for it.  In addition, I gain no financial profit from giving away my books.

The free book isn’t just for members.  Anyone who attends Hillcrest any week during the series can get a copy.  Keep in mind we want to limit the offer to one free book per household.  If you want copies for friends or relatives who cannot attend the series, we will have these available for $13 each.  You can also order copies online.  Sorry: we cannot ship copies from our church office; I recommend online ordering.

To learn more about the book, go online to www.anchorcourse.org or to www.lulu.com/content/355275.

Please be in prayer as we approach this series, and be thinking about someone you should bring with you!


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