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January 09, 2013
There are lots of book and ebook deals to tell you about. The Kindle version of Michael Horton’s book Christless Christianity is down to $2.99 for a limited time. Meanwhile, Crossway has all of their ebooks on sale for $5.99 or less. Also, Westminster Books has discounted their 2012 bestsellers by 50%. Finally, Granted Ministries is selling 10-packs of Paul Washer’s new book The Gospel’s Power and Message for just $80, which is 60% off retail pricing.
A Hundredfold - This is a powerful article on the struggle with homosexuality. “Homosexuality is an issue I have battled with my entire Christian life. It took a long time to admit to myself, longer to admit to others, and even longer to see something of God’s good purposes through it all.” (HT)
What Is Heaven Like? - I appreciated reading Ed Welch’s thoughts on what heaven is like, and his growing understanding and appreciation of what awaits him there.
The Wimpy Kid - Parents of pre-teens may be interested in reading Redeemed Reader’s take on Diary of a Wimpy Kid and its growing number of imitators.
The Key to a Strong Marriage - Owen Strachan: “Every marriage is under attack. Marriage is given to humanity by God as, ultimately, an expression and picture of his love for his people. Satan, the anti-aesthete and anti-tutor, wants to tear this living image down. There is much to work on in marriage, but it strikes me that there is a single key that unlocks the door to health: humble repentance.”
What Thieves Cannot Break Through and Steal - “Last Wednesday, the third day of this year, I was working at my desk at school when Christie called me on my cell. She said a jumble of things [in my mind] but also something close to, ‘some men just came into our house…they put a gun to Karsten’s head….and put him in the closet.’”
Landscapes - This is just phenomenal timelapse photography. Treat yourself to this four-minute film (full-screen and HD if you can!).
It is difficult to see how Christianity can have a positive effect on society if it cannot transform its own homes. —John MacArthur