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2) Free Orality Books!

orality breakouts 2010_0Sure it’s more fun to learn chronological Bible storytelling in a one-week in-person course in Florida. But suppose you’re in a spot in which time or dollars prevent that for the moment. The next best thing might be to download free how-to books on orality via a great link you heard about right here at Brigada.org. To get your free downloads (without having to sign up for anything or be spammed at all!), point your browser to…

http://www.orality.net/node/316

The key book there, Making Disciples of Oral Learners, by Avery Willis, will definitely get you started. Thanks to the IMB, Avery Willis, and the International Orality Network (which he helped lead for so much of the latter years of his great life)!

6) A Free Book Every Day?

Free-on-KindleI know. Hard to believer, right? But that’s exactly what they offer at…

http://www.Lifeversebooks.com

On a particular day, they’ll draw attention to a real, mainline Christian book for sale on Amazon or somewhere else. I’ll make up my mind to go there later… and I’ll go back the next day, and the book will now cost $8 or $15 or whatever. So it’s a for-real marketing approach that wants to keep you coming back daily. And if you’re a reader, it will work! :-)

9) Free Study Resources

Max and Sheila have put together some resources based upon their own experiences as missionaries. Subjects include: The origins and history of the Bible; The major themes and a timeline; History of the Nation of Israel; The Blood Covenants; The New Testament church; The Holy Spirit our guide to truth. You can see more details and find out how to receive the presentations by going to

http://www.hedgepriest.com/Site_2/1.0_Basics.html

or by contacting Max and Sheila at
maxandsheatmaxandshedotcom

Included are PowerPoint presentations complete with Teaching Notes for use by both groups and individuals.

5) iPhone App Helps Make Travelers Smarter –

I also just downloaded the Smart Traveler App from the US State Department. The great thing is — you could actually download it no matter WHERE you’re from in the world. Get the latest advisories, cautions and warnings from any country in the world. Search the App Store for it or learn more at

 

http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/smart-traveler/id442693988?mt=8

 

It’s free. Well, actually, your tax dollars at work. :-)

1) “Missionaries and Bribes,” 225 pages: Free Download –

This book, with 8 chapters and 10 appendices, will not settle the bribery issue, but it does give a great deal of information. This will help missionaries whose agencies have no policy or guidelines about facing apparent bribe situations. The book is now available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

 

http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#bribes

 

(And thanks to the author of “Missionaries and Bribes” for the very kind and gracious gift of $30 this past week! God bless you!)

4) Ten (10) Free Daily Devotionals for First 10 Brigada Readers –

So… this app design studio decides to give away 10 free daily devotional apps. But only the first 10 readers get one. Each reader would have to use one of the 10 codes — once. And after the 10 codes have been used, well, there are no more free apps. But in the process, the studio will cause hundreds of people to see the apps. Genius, right? :-)

What’s the devotion? Daily Faith (Faith’s Checkbook by Charles Spurgeon).

For what operating system? iPhone.

What link would someone need to use to redeem and purchase the app?

https://buy.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZFinance.woa/wa/redeemLandingPage

(Note: This last link will “wrap.” If you have trouble copying it and pasting it into your browser, just log on to Brigada today online and find this same item posted there. We’ll make sure the link works on our site. Thanks.)

What’s the name of the studio? Tap Tap Studio.

What are the devotions? The classic daily devotional series includes Daily Light, Daily Scripture, Daily Faith, Daily Streams and Daily Strength. They’re versions of classic devotional favorites updated with bible verses from the modern NET Bible. These devotional reader apps are available for $1.99 each in the US and are priced accordingly in other regions. These apps are available world-wide from Apple’s App Store at

http://itunes.apple.com/artist/tap-tap-studio/id492008273

Please visit

http://www.taptapstudio.com

for more Classic Daily Devotional information including screenshots of the apps. Oh — the codes, you ask? Here they are. Remember, each one is only good for a one-time use. If you use one, would you please use the comment box below to explain the one that you picked? That could save lots of readers a lot of trial and error.

Promo codes:

M7PJP4T446K9

KMFWJHKEAL4H

FTEPL37MY9TT

K3FK6NME7W7T

N7MRTJ43F66A

PJPPJJ6T6YJW

P6TJEYLXJLL9

KKPR3E6JHWLA

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JEKL46PYXP9P

5) Resource to Encourage Missionaries: Free Download —

The Bible study guide called “Finding Strength for the Journey,” a tool for member care or personal encouragement, can now be downloaded for free.  The author drew from experiences as a missionary when writing this study guide on topics such as perseverance in hardship, dealing with depression, handling conflict, and benefit from trials. One missionary writes, “I have been able to relate to it more than any ‘stateside’ Bible study.” You can download it or order hard copies at

 

http://www.purposepress.net/

 

While there, check out Janice’s newest book, “Steppes of Faith,” another resource to encourage and ch

allenge. One reviewer says this “compelling narrative leaves you laughing, crying and hopeful at the same time.” It can also be downloaded as an e-book, ie. for Kindle.

7) Free Books via Kindle —

For a short period, there are two mission-related books as free Kindle downloads: The Final Assault: A Novel about Finishing the Task by Steve Smith, highly recommended on church planting. And a second — Speaking of Jesus: The Art of Not-Evangelism by Carl Medearis. Another highly-recommended title. This page also explains the incredible system for putting free cloud ebooks for Africa onto dumb phones and making them virtually smart phones!

 

http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7847

 

The latest news about Internet Evangelism Day on 29 April is available at

 

http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7624

2) Free Download: “Preparing for Reentry” –

This short book, “Before You Get ‘Home': Preparing for Reentry,”  is for people intending to reenter their passport culture after service in another culture. It will help missionaries through the months preceding their return. It is now available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find it at…

 

http://www.missionarycare.com/ebook.htm#before_reentry

 

(Thanks to Go International for your help in getting Brigada out! $30)

3) Free Sign-up Page Might Help you at your Next Function –

I’m checking into this sign-up page…

 

http://www.Signupgenius.com

 

As it already stands, you might be able to use it for your next function. Say, you’re a missionary headed to a particular local church to report back on your last term of service. You do a sign-up page for your local churches to sign up for which Sunday(s) they want you to come to their church to report. Possibilities, right? I’ve also got a request into their developers to see if they can design a “vigil mode.” Folks would use it to set up an all-night prayer vigil… or maybe a 24/7 all-week prayer vigil like you see discussed at:

 

http://nationalmissionaryconvention.org/rr/light_the_fire

 

Once they did the general tool, I have a hunch a lot of us would use it. “If they build it, we will come,” kind of thing. I’ll let you know if they take us up on it.

7) VSee Continues to Impress (Completely Free of Charge) –

We’ve talked previously about VSee, an alternative to Skype that seemed, at least in my informal testing, to be superior in call quality when you need to do multi-person video conferences. See our original discussion at…

 

http://www.brigada.org/2012/02/26_8535

 

I was particular interested in one Brigada reader’s take. He wrote,

“Here’s the biggest carrot for VSee, from their blog:

“VSee uses end-to-end encryption where no server, including VSee servers, has the decryption key. VSee uses public/private RSA keys to exchange a 256-bit AES session key with the property that only the endpoints have the AES session key. VSee uses FIPS 140-2 certified 256-bit AES encryption.” He went on to test their service at some length and, at the end of the day, in several international video-conference tests, he, too, liked the outcome. About the security topic that he mentioned above, he added, “This is very significant. To my knowledge, no other video collaboration package offers this level of security. VSee looks like it might even be easy to use, which would be fantastic as well. I’m giving it a shot. The great thing is — it won’t set you back that much to try it. Though there are a few premium pieces you could choose to add for a price, the basic VSee service is free.

8) Free Studies using Bible Storying for Church Plants –

Are you planting among those with a Western worldview, particularly Americans and Canadians? Several Bible Study options are now available at no cost for church planters. The Spiritual Transformation Series is a 35-session series for relational small groups that use Bible Storying. “Catching Fire” is a 12-session study for new believers based on an oral T4T. “Church Ministries” and “Multiplying Disciples” are 8-session studies that establish the new plant. Just email your name, church name, location, and launch date. The curriculum is offered free to plants one year or younger. They’ll email you the studies in PDF files. Not a new church plant? These same resources and many others are available for purchase. Ask for a Storying Resource Guide by emailing Mark Snowden at

snowdenministriesatgmaildotcom

 

Mark has been a Bible Storying trainer for 15 years and co-authored Truth That Sticks (NavPress) with the late Avery Willis.

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