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A La Carte (6/3)

Here are the current Kindle deals I’m aware of: The Masculine Mandate by Richard Phillips (Free); Everyday Prayers by Scotty Smith ($1.99); Discovering Jesus by T.D. Alexander ($2.99); Scandalous by D.A. Carson ($3.99); The Man Christ Jesus by Bruce Ware ($5.99); The Pilgrim’s Progress (modernized) ($3.20); The Promised One by Nancy Guthrie ($5.99); Four Views of the End Times by Timothy Paul Jones ($3.47); Preach by Mark Dever ($4.74); The Church by Mark Dever ($4.74); Subversive Kingdom by Ed Stetzer ($4.74); I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer ($4.74); What Baptists Believe by Herschel Hobbs ($2.99); Doxology & Theology by Matt Boswell ($4.74); The Baptist Way by R Stanton Norman ($2.99); Manhood Restored by Eric Mason ($4.74); You, Your Family, and the Internet by David Clark ($0.99); A Place for Weakness by Michael Horton ($3.99).

The Explicit Gospel - Matt Chandler’s book The Explicit Gospel is free this month at ChristianAudio.

Bart Ehrman Is At It Again - “Someone turned my attention to an article in the Huffington Post by Bart Ehrman called ‘Who Wrote the Bible and Why it Matters.’ The essence of the article is an argument that the Bible contains lies. Most specifically, these lies surround the authorship of individual books of the Bible which claim to be written by one person and, in fact, are not.”

Judge Not - What did Jesus mean when he said “Judge Not?” Sam Storms answers.

Persecution Update - Frontline Ministries has a persecution update from Afghanistan. This jumped out at me: “There are 48,000 mosques in the country—but not a single church building.”

A Break Through the Clouds - Here’s a great article for a pastor to read on a Monday. Pastor Tim Bridges reflects on a month’s vacation and what it taught him about the ministry. Also for the pastor, St. Helen’s Bishopgate has posted their most recent Preaching Matters interview.

Top Ten Newly Discovered Species - National Geographic has information about ten new species of plants and animals discovered in 2012.

The Gospel in Our Jerusalem - Matt Chandler: “Why do we struggle so much with heralding the gospel in Jerusalem? Why are we comfortable with hopping on a plane and sharing the good news to a people we’ve never met yet uncomfortable with sharing the good news to our neighbors and co-workers, those we know and see every day?”

There is little virtue in the beauty which calls attention to itself; modest beauty is the last to extol its own charms. —C.H. Spurgeon