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A La Carte (4/8)

Here’s a long list of current Kindle deals: Rid of My Disgrace by Justin & Lindsey Holcomb ($0.99); Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart by J.D. Greear ($4.99); Risk Is Right by John Piper ($1.99); What Is the Mission of the Church? by Greg Gilbert and Kevin DeYoung ($5.99); The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever ($3.99); Finish the Mission by John Piper & David Mathis (editors) ($5.99); Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper ($4.99); Modest by Tim Challies & R.W. Glenn ($2.99); The Gospel-Centered Woman by Wendy Alsup ($4.99); Just Do Something by Kevin DeYoung ($4.99); Words From the Fire by Al Mohler ($4.99); The Quiet Place by Nancy Leigh DeMoss ($1.99); Girls Gone Wise by Mary Kassian ($1.99); The Good Life by Trip Lee ($3.99); The Essential Edwards Collection, 5 Volumes ($9.99); Why We’re Not Emergent by Kevin DeYoung and Ted Kluck ($4.99); The Church Planting Wife by Christine Hoover ($4.99); When Helping Hurts by Corbett and Fikkert ($4.99); On Being a Pastor by Alistair Begg and Derek Prime ($4.99); Made For His Pleasure by Alistair Begg ($4.99); He Is Not Silent by Al Mohler ($4.99); Reverberation by Jonathan Leeman ($4.99).

Who Works - Here’s an interesting chart showing who is in the workforce and who is not.

Gospel Coalition Livestream - The Gospel Coalition conference begins today. You can follow it live online. I’m down here in Orlando for the next few days taking it all in.

Rick Warren - You may have heard the sad news that Rick Warren’s son took his own life a few days ago. USA Today covers the story and says that “thousands are responding to Pastor Rick Warren’s grief with compassion but others use the moment to attack him and his Christian message.” 

Learning from Africa’s Christians - Articles like this can sometimes be a little bit condescending. But not this one. Stephen Liggins suggests ways that Christians around the world can learn from their brothers and sisters in Africa.

Edith Schaeffer - The New York Times has a lengthy obituary for Edith Schaeffer.

Fal$e Teacher$ - Shai Linne risks alienating some of his audience by rapping about some of the prosperity teachers.

No man who is full of himself can ever truly preach the Christ who emptied himself. —J. Sidlow Baxter