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A La Carte (5/13)

There are a bunch of new Kindle deals worth considering: The MacArthur Bible Commentary is a good choice for a single-volume commentary ($5.99); Church History in Plain Language is an excellent one-volume church history ($4.99); Where to Find It in the Bible helps you track down biblical references for contemporary issues ($1.99); One Perfect Life by John MacArthur ($3.99); The Kingdom of the Occult by Walter Martin ($3.99); Peace Child by Don Richardson is a missionary classic ($3.99); The White Umbrella by Mary Frances Bowley ($2.99).

Time for a Tat? - While this (long) article begins with tattoos, it quickly moves to the nature of midlife crises. It’s quite an interesting read.

When Harsh Words Are Kind - “Missionary to India, William Carey, once exhorted a Baptist gathering in England by saying, ‘Expect great things from God; attempt great things for God.’ I love that quote. But we must heed the Bible’s warning through Simon the Magician: if we attempt great things so that others will see us as great, we are in grave spiritual peril.”

Mom, I Love You But… - Here is some rather humorous evidence that “even after you are all grown up and become the President or whatever, your mom will always be your mom.”

The Heresy of Perfectionism - R.C. Sproul: “The peril of perfectionism is that it seriously distorts the human mind. Imagine the contortions through which we must put ourselves to delude us into thinking that we have in fact achieved a state of sinlessness.” The irony of perfectionism is that it must be a sin to say, “I don’t sin.”

Fight Like a Christian - Here is J.D. Greear on ten ways to fight like a Christian.

Teach us, O Lord, the discipline of patience, for to wait is often harder than to work. —Peter Marshall