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OSNOVA’s Very Special Thanksgiving Offer

This Thanksgiving we are offering a very special super sale on OSNOVA’s Christian e-books for Kindle!

As low as Amazon would go!

For a limited time, get OSNOVA’s Christian publications for Kindle at the lowest prices Amazon would allow for our books!

Over 30 titles by OSNOVA are ON SALE!

Check out these wonderful Bible Study tools, and make sure to let your friends know, too (they’ll thank you for that!).

 

KJV Bible (paragraphed)
$1.99
Unabridged Matthew Henry's Commentary on the Whole Bible
$2.99
Calvin: The Institutes of the Christian Religion
$1.99
Spurgeon's Treasury of David (Commentary on Psams)
$2.99
Spurgeon: Feathers for Arrows
$0.99
Easton's Bible Dictionary
$1.99
KJV Bible (verse per line)
$0.99
KJV New Testament with Strong's markup, dictionary and more
$1.99
Young's Literal Translation of the Bible
$0.99
Bibel-Die Heilige Schrift (German Bible)
$1.99
OSNOVA Study Bible (incl. Treasury of Scripture Knowledge and more)
$1.99
Jamieson, Fausset, and Brown's Commentarry on the Whole Bible
$1.99
Albert Barnes' Notes on the New Testament
$2.99
Spurgeon: New Park Street Pulpit
$1.99
International Standard Bible Encyclopedia
$2.99
Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God by Jonathan Edwards
$0.99
KJV Bible (TTS-friendly; no verse numbers)
$0.99
$1.99
World English Bible
$0.99
La Bible avec des Textes Parallèles (en Français et Anglais); English-French Parallel Bible
$1.99
KJV Bible (with Apocrypha)
$1.99
Gill's Bible Commentary
$2.99
Collection of Works of Jonathan Edwards
$1.99
Spurgeon: Barbed Arrows
$0.99
Vine’s Expository Dictionary of New Testament
$1.99
Value of the Bible and excellence of the Christian Religion by Noah Webster
$0.99
1611 KJV Bible (warning: Not your usual KJV)
$0.99
Douay-Rheims Bible
$0.99
La Santa Biblia Versión Reina-Valera (1909 Spanish Bible; warning: not the modern translation)
$0.99
English-Latin Diglot Bible (D-R, Vulgata)
$1.99

 

 

 

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‘The Truth of the Cross’ by R.C. Sproul – FREE for Kindle

We are just days away from celebrating one of the most fundamental Christian holidays, Easter. But what is Easter without the cross? Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf is a center of R.C. Sproul’s book ‘The Truth of the Cross’. The Kindle version of this book is now offered freely on Amazon.com. It is a limited time offer, so make sure you get yours today.

 
Dr. R.C. Sproul surveys the great work accomplished by Jesus Christ through His crucifixion the redemption of God s people. Dr. Sproul considers the atonement from numerous angles and shows conclusively that the cross was absolutely necessary if anyone was to be saved. Opening the Scriptures, Dr. Sproul shows that God Himself provided salvation by sending Jesus Christ to die on the cross, and the cross was always God s intended method by which to bring salvation. The Truth of the Cross is an uncompromising reminder that the atonement of Christ is an absolutely essential doctrine of the Christian faith, one that should be studied and understood by all believers.

 “The Truth of the Cross is the best book on the cross I have read. It is a ‘must’ for every church library and a book that I will give away many times to friends. This is so because it is sober (i.e., it contains historically informed reflections on salient biblical texts), sensible (i.e., it is well-argued), simple (i.e., it holds the reader’s attention through grabbing illustrations and even a seventh-grader can its substance), and spiritual (i.e., it comes from a heart set ablaze by the Spirit).” – Dr. Bruce K. Waltke, Professor RTS

“The cross stands at the very center of our Christian lives. Still, many Christians are confused about the heart of the gospel, for many deviant views are in the air. R.C. Sproul blows the fog away in this wonderfully clear, theologically profound, and pastorally rich work. Learn afresh or anew what God has accomplished in the cross, so that you will boast only in the cross of Jesus Christ.” – Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner, Professor SBTS

Dr. R.C. Sproul is the founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international multimedia ministry based in Lake Mary, Florida, and can be heard teaching around the United States and overseas on his daily radio program Renewing Your Mind. He also serves as senior minister of preaching and teaching at Saint Andrew s Chapel in Sanford, Florida. During his distinguished academic career, Dr. Sproul has helped train men for the ministry as a professor at Reformed Theological Seminary and later at Knox Theological Seminary. He is the author of more than sixty books, including The Holiness of God, Chosen by God, What is Reformed Theology?, The Invisible Hand, Faith Alone, and A Taste of Heaven. He also served as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible.

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Happy New Year from OSNOVA!

“The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” (Lamentations 3:22-24)

What a year we all have had! A generous dose of joy and excitement, along with a heap of grief and confusion. While some rejoiced in their victories, others cried at their losses. Yet each of us – you and me – was sustained by God’s merciful and faithful hand! Whatever good or bad we’re leaving behind in 2012, our Lord Jesus is near to us as we step into a brand new year!..

Just as Samuel after the battle, we want to proclaim at the end of this year, “Thus far the Lord has helped us” (1 Sam. 7:12). We praise our Father for providing for our families when we were unable to, for sustaining our health when we thought our bodies a lost cause, for stirring hope and strength within us at the end of our failed attempts, for humbling us when our successes blinded us, for walking with us and carrying us when we feared we were alone… What an amazing, powerful, loving God we serve!

Along with our kids we pray for a blessed 2013 for you and us. May our eyes see the mighty hand of our God, our ears hear His voice, and our hearts follow Him daily in this new, exciting chapter of our lives!..

Have a Blessed New Year!

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Albert Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament

We are happy to announce for Christmas the release of Notes on the New Testament by Albert Barnes for the Kindle.

The best-selling Notes on the New Testament were written over a number of years in 11 volumes by the 19th century American theologian Albert Barnes. They contain evangalical verse-by-verse explanation of the Bible using the King James translation. Charles Spurgeon said of this commentary, “No minister can afford to be without it.”

This OSNOVA Kindle edition contains complete and unabridged text of the Notes in one electronic publication, which is made easy to navigate via a Direct Verse Jump (DVJ) method, an active table of contents, and a cross-reference system between the Notes and the included Bible.

The DVJ works both for the Bible and the Notes, making it easy to open any Bible verse or Notes passage. There are also other navigational aids, described in detail at the beginning of the book. We highly recommend that you take time to read the instructions on how to use this excellent study tool effectively before you dig into the book!

DISCLAIMER: Not all features of this publications are supported on Kindle applications (e.g., Kindle for iPhone, iPad, or PC) or some Kindle models (e.g. original Kindle Fire). This is a limitation imposed by software developed by Amazon and is out of our control.

If you have any questions or concern please email us first at osnova@gmail.com. We want to provide the best service and receive five-star reviews from you!  Please leave positive reviews!

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Countdown to Thanksgiving

What?! Can it be true? Thanksgiving is just around the corner. But where did the year go?..

Are we the only ones who feel like the year has just flew by with the unheard of speed?..

It certainly has been a fast-paced and busy year for our family. The move from California back to Virginia, the search for jobs, house repairs, a shed built from scratch, new school for Bogdan, pre-K for Daryna, search for the right church… No wonder the time went by so fast.

As we approach yet another Thanksgiving, we have so much to be thankful for. God’s faithfulness and goodness have been so powerfully present in our lives this year! Here are just a few things from the big ‘thank-you’ list:

Great schools for our kids

This was the first year the Bogdan went to a public school. We were worried about almost everything. Now we see it as a special blessing, as he has a wonderful teacher and a great class. He sure is one happy kid this year, enjoying his studies, home work, and reading.

Daryna is happy now, too, as after a year of begging us to put her to school she got her wish! We were able to find a Christian school just minutes from our house that is not only excellent in program, but also quite affordable. She loves her teachers and classmates!

–  Wonderful home church

After months of searching for a church that would truly meet our needs, we have found one that is justright. We love the solid and powerful teaching, the worship, and the out-of-this-world childcare! :) Having three young kids, a good childcare is not a small thing for us.

Illya’s new job

It’s never easy to find a job in this economy, especially after a big move like ours. We are very grateful for the job God has provided for Illya.

We thank God for keeping us healthy and safe, for blessing us with good friends, for watching over our kids, for the constant provision and numerous blessings we see everyday. Above everything else, we are grateful for His closeness, for walking this road with us, and keeping our family in His hand…

What are you thankful for this year?
What challenges and blessings have you encountered this year?
Share with us!

 

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” James 1:17

 

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Limited time offer on Kindle Bibles

OSNOVA is running a limited-time promotion on Amazon.com, offering its Kindle Bibles at discounted prices.

During the month on November you can buy most of OSNOVA Kindle Bibles for $0.99 and $1.99!

Follow this link to see all $0.99 Kindle Bibles from OSNOVA:

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We would greatly appreciate if you could spread the word about this promotion!

 

 

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We’ve been silent but not idle…

So, it’s been a (very) long while since we shared our lives with you. In our attempts to get settled and adjusted in our new well-forgotten place of living (we basically moved back to our old house in Virginia where we used to live before), we’ve gotten strangely silent. But our life hasn’t slowed down because of that – rather quite the opposite. We’ve been very, very busy!..

In the first month after our move Illya had to tackle a number of big and small repairs around the house. Now he is finally working on a project he’s been dreaming of for a very long time – building his own shed from scratch! It is quite a task, and every member of the family is involved in one way or another.

Meanwhile, Oksana is working hard on picking the skills of the trade. She has been blessed to find a position of an assistant at a dental office. It is a definite answer to the prayers, as she’s been wanting to get a job that would provide for health insurance as well as some personal growth. There’s a lot of learning involved, and although the job is challenging at the moment, Oksana is excited and grateful for this opportunity.

After a rather uneventful June, kids are excited for some action. For the last two weeks they have been going to a swim camp and showing great progress.

We all are starting to feel more at home as we meet with our good old friends, worship with God’s people in both American and Slavic churches, and finish unpacking the boxes. Still no definite direction as for Illya’s employment, but we trust God to show us the right thing at the right time.

Thank you all for staying in touch – we appreciate all emails, Facebook messages, and phone calls! You all are precious to us!

 

 

 

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“Thus far the LORD has helped us”

Finally! Our cross-country move is now officially over. Kids and Oksana flew in to VA, Illy drove the van (and was able to cover the 2,500+ mile distance in 48 hours!). And after two weeks of anticipation, the moving truck finally brought in our things early Sunday morning. We have even managed to get Virginia license and registration by now!

We are grateful to God for being our Stone of Help during this time. The past two weeks have been quite interesting, to say the least. Relocating the family of five is not an easy task. It certainly was an adventure to try and sleep six people (we had help from a close friend) in an empty house while our furniture was en route. It feels good to be able to finally enjoy our beds :) Certainly puts things in perspective…

Just a day before the truck arrived, our youngest son Matthew got very sick with high and persistent fever and strong pains. Until Monday morning we had the craziest of time, trying to figure out what was wrong with him, while combating his fever out of fear of febrile seizures. Although now we know that he has a rather common virus of hand-foot-and-mouth disease, it doesn’t make things much easier on Matthew as the sores in his mouth are so painful that he can’t eat, drink, or sleep. We thank all our Facebook friends who have kept Matthew and us in prayers during this time. Today we even managed to open and sort some (!) of the boxes… As for Matthew, he has been fever free  for the last 24 hours, – praise God!! We still ask for your prayers about the fast recovery for him, so his pain is relieved.

On a separate note, Oksana has already met with her old manager in a local store, and he might be able to offer her a full time position. Illya is seeking a way to get a teaching position in one of the nearby colleges. We would greatly appreciate your prayers for our employment as well.

Overall, we are grateful to have a permanent place of residence in Virginia, and for all the wonderful things God has prepared for us here but not have revealed them yet. He has always been faithful and good to us, and we praise His name!..

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A new chapter of life is just around the bend…

Photo: Cassidy Green

OK, here we are, just hours away from our another cross-country move… Kids are enjoying their last visit to a local playground with Daddy, while I am hectically scrubing the house – well, you know better what I’m doing :)).

This has been wonderful two years of enjoying sun-drenched California, with its towering palm-trees, dry and (very) hot summers, and foaming ocean waves. We have met amazing people here, worshiped at Spirit-led churches, developed unique friendships, shared in the lives and ministry of excellent Christian leaders and believers. We sure will greatly miss Orange County!..

We know that no matter where we go, God is there already. He is our sun and shield, whether in California or in Virginia. His ways are perfect, and we find our comfort and peace in knowing that.

We are embarking on a new adventure, turning the leaf, moving onto the next chapter of our life. What awaits us there – we’re not yet sure. But we’re excited to see what new and wonderful things God has in store for our family.

Would you please pray with us for our move and for God’s clear guidance in the new chapter of our life?..

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OSNOVA is on Kobo now!

We are happy to announce that OSNOVA’s e-books will now be available for Kobo eReaders!

“The Kobo eReader is an ebook reader produced by Toronto based company Kobo Inc. The original version was released in July 2010 and was marketed as a minimalist alternative to the more expensive e-book readers available at the time. Like most e-book readers, the Kobo uses an electronic ink screen.” – Wikipedia

 

The first two OSNOVA books that made it to Kobo are:

our best-selling electronic Bible: King James Version

 

 

 

 

 

– and Spurgeon’s New Park Street Pulpit: 347 Sermons from the Prince of Preachers.

 

 

 

 

We are planning to add many other Christian publications on Kobobooks.com in the nearest future.

PLEASE NOTE that Kobo eReader does not support the DVJ function! However, with OSNOVA’s e-books you can always be sure that the text has been painstakingly proof-read and thus is error-free and beautifully formatted. If Direct Verse Jump is what you’re looking for, we recommend you purchase Kindle Touch or Kindle Keyboard.

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