Sunday, August 29, 2010

DVD Giveaway - Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism

To enter for a free copy of Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism just enter a comment below that you would like to be entered.  Entries will close on September 11th at 5PM (PST) and I will choose a winner by Monday September 13th and then arrange getting a mailing address.

This is a great DVD if you have not already seen it.  Even if you have a copy enter so you can give one away.

Here is a description of the DVD:

What is Calvinism? Does this teaching make man a robot and God the author of sin? What about free will? If the church accepts Calvinism won't evangelism be stifled, perhaps extinguished? How can we balance God's sovereignty and man's responsibility? What are the differences between historic Calvinism and hyper-Calvinism? Why did men like Augustine, Luther, Calvin, Spurgeon, Whitefield, Edward's and a host of evangelists deny the Arminian definition of free will and label it heresy? Why did the Roman Catholic Church condemn the Reformed teaching of predestination and election and embrace free will theology? And why do so many Protestants, perhaps unwittingly, agree with Rome on this issue?

Amazing Grace: The History and Theology of Calvinism
is the first video documentary that answers these and other related questions. Hosted by Eric Holmberg ( Hell's Bells 1 & 2; The Massacre of Innocence) this fascinating three-part, four-hour presentation is detailed enough so as to not gloss over the controversy. At the same time, it is broken up into ten "Sunday-school-sized" sections so as to make the rich content manageable and accessible for the average viewer.

Part One explores the history of the debate. It begins with the pivotal dispute between Augustine and Pelagius and continues through the semi-pelagian controversy; focusing particularly on the debate between Martin Luther and Desiderius Erasmus. Many viewers will be shocked to discover that free-will theology was NOT the doctrine of the Reformation but instead the teaching of an increasingly apostate Roman Catholic Church. The history section ends with a definitive historical explanation of the issues that arose during the Calvinist/Arminian controversy. By examining the five points of Arminianism and the Synod of Dort's response, the viewer will clearly see that the Protestant Church understood how the Gospel would be compromised if Arminianism prevailed.

Part Two opens the Word of God, our ultimate authority for life and faith. The five points of Arminianism are put on trial as what would later come to be known as the "five points of Calvinism" are clearly and forcefully presented.

Part Three asks and answers the provocative question: If Calvinism is true, if God is absolutely sovereign; then why should we evangelize? It also explores the vital issue of how to and to whom the gospel should be presented so as to be faithful to the great doctrines of God's sovereignty, man's depravity, and the miracle of amazing grace.

Rich in graphics, dramatic vignettes, and biblical analogies, Amazing Grace - The History and Theology of Calvinism also features many of the finest reformed thinkers and pastors of our time: Dr. R.C. Sproul, Dr. D. James Kennedy, Dr. George Grant, Dr. Stephen Mansfield, Dr. Thomas Ascol, Dr. Thomas Nettles, Dr. Roger Schultz, Pastor Walt Chantry, Dr. Joe Morecraft, Dr. Ken Talbot, Pastor Walter Bowie and Dr. R.C. Sproul, Jr..

14 comments:

Miss Antoinette K. said...

Oh, oh count me in! lol
Just kidding daddy! :)

I hope you get lots of entries, and whoever wins will be blessed by it as our family has with this video!
I am heading over to my blog and will post about it for you and hope others will do the same too!

I really enjoy watching this video, we should watch it again sometime! :)

Your loving daughter,

Miss Antoinette

*1 Corinthians 10:31*

Kelly said...

I wold love this to understand more about Calvinism...I came from a church that taught that you can be both a Calvinist and an Armenian...never understood that. My family is now going to a church where I understand Calvinism. My 16 year old daughter wants to learn more about it.

Thank you for the giveaway, this will someday be a purchase if I don't win.

Because of Christ,
Kelly

Pioneer Beauty said...

I just came over from your Sweet Daughter's blog Practical Simplicity...We typicaly are up to date on the videos but I haven't seen this one..What a blessing it would be to win..and at such a great time...Beginning of the Homeschool year...I am sure my husband will be stopping by as well..
In Christ,
Angelina

I will most deffinately blog about this..

Sarah Grace said...

I'd like to be entered!! :) Sounds like a wonderful video!

Jocelyn K. said...

This is a great DVD! Would love to win another copy to hand out to other people! :D

James H. said...

We would love to win this video! God has been gently showing us the truth thru His Word and wonderful preachers. This video would help to answer some questions we still have as well as solidify our beliefs that we may lead others.

Thank you for this great giveaway!!

{ jessica } said...

Oh! Please enter me! We started watching this with some friends, but we haven't been able to finish it yet...

Rob said...

I would love to have this video for our church library. Is it God's predetermined plan that in the midst of such economic loss, God would see fit to bless our church?

Pastor Rob
Legacy Baptist Church (Kevin & Jocelyn Klotz's pastor).

J. Bramlett said...

I would love to be entered! It sounds like an absolutely intriguing video. Thank you!

Ebenezer Forest Farm said...

Please enter our family in! :)

Gabrielle Hellwig said...

I'd love to enter for my family! Sounds like an interesting film!

Tony said...

Just to let you know I have posted the winner as well as another surprise. Here is a link to the post: http://tonykonvalin.blogspot.com/2010/09/and-winner-is.html

Tony said...

In case you missed the announcement of a winner for the DVD on my last post ( http://tonykonvalin.blogspot.com/2010/09/and-winner-is.html ) it was Jenna Bramlett. I also announced that since there were only a few entries I decided to give everyone a video. You can either click on the “Contact Me” button at the top of the page or click this link (http://kontactr.com/user/tkonvalin ) and send me you address.

Tony said...

James and Jenna:

I need your addresses so I can send out the DVD's. Just leave them at this link: http://kontactr.com/user/tkonvalin

Grace and Peace,

Tony