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Let’s get started today with a few ebook deals. eChristian has all of Francis Chan’s books available for free in all ebook formats. Over at Amazon you can get Randy Alcorn’s Heaven for Kids along with Francis Chan’s books Crazy Love, Forgotten God and Erasing Hell all for free. Titanic: Ship of Dreams, a kids’ book from Christian Focus, is down to $2.99. Finally, be sure to check out Ligonier’s $5 Friday as they’ve got some really good deals today in ebooks, printed books and teaching series.

Five Titanic Myths - Speaking of Titanic, here are a few myths about Titanic that have been spread by movies. “It is the tragic story that everybody knows the end to - the doomed Titanic sinks. Its final hours have become the stuff of myth - but how much have the various film versions of the story helped to create and reinforce these legends?”

Romans 7 & J.I. Packer - This blogger shares a key insight into Romans 7 that he learned from J.I. Packer.

Hotel Rankings - I was wondering about this very thing the other day: How do online hotel rankings work and why don’t they ever seem to agree? WSJ has an article worth reading before booking your next room.

Age Before Beauty - An article on aging. “Aging gracefully in Hollywood seems, to a certain point, optional these days—at least until you hit the freakish plastic surgery stage. Aniston, it is said, spends more than $141,000 a year to look as good as she does—or about $400 a day.”

Positive about Psychiatric Medications - “Biblical counseling can be positive about psychiatric medications. It depends, in part, on the person or group we have in mind. For example, if I am thinking about my father, who was overmedicated, I would say one thing. If I am thinking about another family member, who was helped by psychiatric medications, I would emphasize medication’s usefulness.”

Get Bored - Do you want to get more creative? Then maybe you need to get bored first.

To deny the great doctrine of atonement by the blood of Jesus Christ is to hamstring the gospel, and to cut the throat of Christianity. —C.H. Spurgeon