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A La Carte (12/7)

Here are a few Kindle deals to kick things off: I’ve heard good things about Richard Swenson’s book Margin which is down to $3.99; Douglas Groothuis’ massive Christian Apologetics is on sale for $5.07; there are also two books by Denise George (published by Christian Focus) that have been marked down to $2.99: Fighting Fear with Faith and I Am My Sister’s Keeper; Finally, Vicki Courtney’s 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Daughter and 5 Conversations You Must Have With Your Son are down to $2.99.

On Sermon Introductions - I’ve got to prepare a sermon introduction today and found H.B. Charles article quite helpful. He provides a long list of pointers on how to do it right.

How Spurgeon Saw His Trials - Charles Spurgeon lived a difficult life in which he experienced a lot of pain and a lot of depression. This article shows how he understood his suffering. 

He Is There - I always enjoy Ali’s dispatches from a hospital ship. This one is no exception.

Facebook Cover Photos - Communicate Jesus has a few Facebook cover photos that you may want to consider using. They also link to a much bigger collection.

The Earth at Night - NASA has released some extremely high-resolution photos of earth at night.

The Fiscal Cliff - Gospel Coalition explains what this fiscal cliff is all about. Meanwhile, this video displays the debt in a unique format:

Unity without the gospel is a worthless unity; it is the very unity of hell. —J.C. Ryle