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A La Carte (5/20)
May 20, 2013
Here are the best of the current Kindle deals: Praying Backwards by Bryan Chapell ($1.99); the Trailblazers series (biographies for teens) is on sale for just $2.99 each: Helen Roseveare: On His Majesty’s Service, George Whitefield: The Voice that Woke the World, David Brainerd: A Love for the Lost, John Newton: A Slave Set Free, and Joni Eareckson Tada: Swimming Against The Tide. Bruce Shelley’s Church History in Plain Language ($4.99); Luke - Acts in the Expositor’s Bible Commentary set ($7.59); John - Acts in the Zondervan Illustrated Bible Backgrounds Commentary ($7.59). The Art of Neighboring by Jay Pathak, Dave Runyon ($4.99); The Holman Bible Atlas ($4.99) and The Holman Illustrated Guide to Biblical History ($4.99).
Why Have Babies? - Candice Watters offers a really helpful take on this question: Why have babies? “You may think your reasons for having babies are biblical, but if you’re like me, you’ve absorbed a lot more culture and a lot less Bible than you realize.”
Aiming at Heaven - A missionary seems particularly able to speak to this subject: “If there is one thing this life has taught me, it’s that I must hold loosely to everything. Everything. I can’t put down roots anywhere; I will never find stability.”
An Act of War - Going to church is an act of war. Here’s why.
The Personal Purgatory of Kevin Tunell - “In the early hours of Friday, January 1, 1982 the seventeen year-old Kevin Tunell made the biggest mistake of his life. At a New Year’s party near Washington DC, he got very drunk; his friends urged him not to drive but he insisted, ‘Nothing will ever happen to me’.” A tragic and strange story unfolds.
A Biblical and Scientific Adam - “As the battle between Darwinism and the Bible rages, some evangelicals have backed away from maintaining that Adam and Eve were real, historical individuals created in the way Genesis 2 relates.” Vern Poythress recently wrote a long article explaining why such a surrender is wrong biblically and scientifically.
If God should have no more mercy on us than we have charity to one another, what would become of us? —Thomas Fuller