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A La Carte (11/1)
November 01, 2012
The first of the month is when we find a new batch of Kindle deals. Here’s what I’ve found so far: To celebrate Reformation Day, Cruciform Press has put Kindle editions of several books on sale for just $0.99 each. They are: Cruciform: Living the Cross-Shaped Life; Smooth Stones; Servanthood as Worship: The Privilege of Life in a Local Church; The Two Fears: Tremble Before God Alone; Innocent Blood; Education or Imitation? Bible Interpretation for Dummies Like You and Me
Amazon has their collection of 100 Kindle books for $3.99 or less. A couple that stand out to me are How Will You Measure Your Life? (haven’t read it but have heard several good things about it if you read with discernment) and Superfreakonomics.
Also, here are a couple of great deals from Westminster Books: Old Story New - Old Story New is a collection of ten-minute family devotionals by Marty Machowski. Westminster Books is selling it for just $8 for the next day or two (compare to $19.99 at Amazon). You may also want to take a look at their deal for Paul Tripp’s new book Dangerous Calling. They’ve got an 80% discount for pastors.
This month’s free book from ChristianAudio is What Is The Mission of the Church? by Greg Gilbert and Kevin DeYoung. That’s a no-brainer!
Now here are some articles you may want to read:
Christians Are Sinners Too - Here’s the best line from an article at the Westminster Seminary blog: “We not only believe in total depravity, we practice it too!” Ain’t that the truth.
In Plain View - A reader just made me aware of this article by Malcolm Gladwell. Gladwell simply goes looking for an answer to this question: how do child molesters get away with it? He looks especially at Jerry Sandusky. Be warned that the article is rather disturbing. But it’s also very, very important to understand how molesters get away with their crimes.
Why Zombies Matter - In case you haven’t noticed, zombies are all the rage in pop culture today. Russell Moore tells us why this matters.
Bluestocking Feminism - Doug Wilson looks at Rachel Held Evans’ new book and offers a devastating critique. “I think we have better things to do than learn about biblical womanhood from someone who is having trouble with distinguishing subjects from predicates. This is a caliber of exegesis that thinks that Jesus went to Capernaum might mean that Capernaum went to Jesus. Who can be sure? Scholars differ on this controversial point.”
Those who give much without sacrifice are reckoned as having given little. —Erwin Lutzer