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A La Carte (4/11)

There have been a lot of Kindle deals lately, so let me share a few of my top recommendations (because they are either favorites or exceptional value): A Meal With Jesus by Tim Chester; Worship By the Book by D.A. Carson; Historical Theology by Gregg Allison (huge, important book for a low price); Deuteronomy by Daniel Block (if you’re into Kindle commentaries); The Quiet Place by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

Snap Judgments - There is some real wisdom in this article: “The danger of using photos as markers is that images appeal to our vanity. We become quickly obsessed with accumulating experiences, capturing them in photos, and publicly displaying our photos as trophies. If we aren’t careful, our Facebook pages and blogs can become trophy cases of our own accomplishments…”

Study Tips for Acts - “Have you ever felt like having a little guidance in your Bible reading would help you learn and understand more than you currently do? Learning and observing themes in certain books of the Bible can have a tremendous effect on your understanding of the book and whole Bible story.” Here are some user-friendly tips on reading and studying the book of Acts. (The article says it is from D.A. Carson but he says that isn’t the case.)

Friendships Cut Short - Don’t let this be you! “Rudeness and throwing insults are cutting online friendships short with a survey on Wednesday showing people are getting ruder on social media and two in five users have ended contact after a virtual altercation.”

Shai Linne - WORLD has a short story on Shai Linne and his song on prosperity theology. As I mentioned before, I admire Shai for doing this because by doing it he is not only challenging his audience, but also taking a risk by potentially alienating a part of his audience.

The “Right Time” God - “God operates on a different time table than we do as humans.” We all know this, but sometimes we need to be reminded.

God’s Love Compels Us - Aaron Armstrong blogged his way through The Gospel Coalition pre-conference on missions and wrapped it all in a little ebook. It’s a free download if you’re interested.

True faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength. —D.L. Moody