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A La Carte (5/8)

There are a couple of new Kindle deals that may interest you. A couple of weeks ago I reviewed Joni & Ken; it has now been marked down to $3.79. Couples of the Bible by Robert & Bobbie Wolgemuth was in my recent list of New & Notable books and is now just $3.99.

More Than Half of Humanity - This map shows something incredible: that more than half of the people on earth live in a very, very small area.

Do We Have to Mention Jesus? - I like John Koessler’s answer to the question, Do we have to mention Jesus in every sermon?

You Won’t Remember This Article - “Do you understand and remember more after reading from a page than reading from a screen? As Ferris Jabr reports for Scientific American, the book itself binds your understanding.”

Plosky Tolbachik Volcano - “Plosky Tolbachik is a massive basaltic volcano. On November 27, 2012, the remote Russian volcano Plosky Tolbachik erupted and as of today (February 6, 2012) fluid lava continues to erupt from the volcano.” This is an amazing 360 degree aerial panorama of it all.

Ian and Larissa - DG: “It’s been one year since we released this video, very simply titled: “The Story of Ian and Larissa.” The response was (and continues to be) stunning — over 1.5 million plays online from viewers around the world. But such impressive numbers only faintly echo the measure of grace in the lives of Ian and Larissa Murphy. And to mark the one-year anniversary of the video release, we wanted to reconnect with them for a quick update through this written interview.”

We must not conceive of prayer as overcoming God’s reluctance but as laying hold of his highest willingness. —Richard Trench