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A La Carte (11/12)

There are a few Kindle deals that may interest you. The Christian Encounter Series looking at J.S. Bach has been marked down to $1.24; David Murray’s Christians Get Depressed Too is down to $2.99; Modest, a book I co-wrote with R.W. Glenn, is also down to $2.99.

War Histories or History Wars? - Phillip Jensen writes, “the world as we now know it is the result of earlier decisions and actions. Our life and society is contingent on past lives and society.” He goes on to discuss the importance of Remembrance Day and other similar days of remembering the past. While on the subject, here’s a collection of photos from the day the First World War came to an end.

A Year of Biblical Womanhood - Mary Kassian takes a look at Rachel Held Evans’ book A Year of Biblical Womanhood

On Celebrity - I appreciate Owen Strachan’s reflection on celebrity. “The most recent issue of the New York Times magazine features an engrossing profile of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder by Sam Anderson.  It touches on an issue that I mull over sometimes: the effect of celebrity on a person.”

Spiritual Report on Scotland - David Murray looks at the spiritual state of Scotland and gives us a report. It’s very, very interesting to hear about the church in that land where Reformed Christianity was once dominant.

None sink so far into hell as those that come nearest heaven, because they fall from the greatest height. —William Gurnall