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A La Carte (2/25)

In case you missed it on Saturday, Amazon has put a long list of Kindle books on sale, including: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis ($1.99); Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler ($3.99); Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal by Michael Kelly ($2.99); Handel’s Messiah by Calvin Stapert ($3.99). Outside the Christian market, consider Abigail and John by Edith Gelles ($1.99); The Reagan Diaries by Ronald Reagan ($1.99); The Life of Andrew Jackson by Robert Remini

Legalized Prostitution - “The Netherlands, that once-Calvinist land, has gone farther than just about any other country in legalizing ‘victimless crimes,’ such as prostitution, drug use, and euthanasia. Now that country is facing the unintended consequences…”

Reaching Catholics - Chris Costaldo has an article about reaching Roman Catholics with the gospel. On a similar note, John MacArthur has begun a series on exposing the heresies of Roman Catholicism.

Simple Words - Clarence Thomas uses simple words in his opinions. “What I tell my law clerks is that we write these so that they are accessible to regular people. That doesn’t mean that there’s no law in it. But there are simple ways to put important things in language that’s accessible. As I say to them, the beauty, the genius is not to write a 5 cent idea in a ten dollar sentence. It’s to put a ten dollar idea in a 5 cent sentence.”

Lost Tribes of the Amazon - If you’re in the mood for a longer read, this article from Smithsonian is quite interesting.

We may easily be too big for God to use, but never too small. —D.L. Moody