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There are no new Kindle book deals today. However, the Kindle Fire HD is on sale if you are in the market for a Kindle. Use code DADSFIRE and you’ll get $20 off. 

Everything I Know About Pastoral Ministry - Thabiti Anyabwile: “Nearly everything I think I know about pastoral ministry I’ve learned from someone else. Usually the learning has come in one-sentence statements mentioned in almost throw-away lines. Often it’s been driving along in the car talking about life and ministry.” He shares some of those lines.

Our 2 Nearest Galaxies - “NASA is determined to bring the final frontier closer than ever — or at least a small, photographic slice of it. Using NASA’s Swift satellite, astrophysicists at Goddard Space Flight Center and Pennsylvania State University were able to create a stunningly detailed survey of the two galaxies closest to us: the Small and Large Magellanic Clouds.”

Weakness Is the Way - Carl Trueman reviews J.I. Packer’s new book Weakness Is the Way and highly commends it.

8 Quirky Houses - Here are 8 quirky houses from around the world.

Randy Alcorn on Money - Through books, interviews and other media, Randy Alcorn has mentored me on the way I understand and use money. This is another helpful interview with him.

Where Are the Cures? - “Have you noticed that there’s not much news about embryonic stem cell research these days? … Ten years on, where are the cures? There are none. Not one person has been cured. Instead, as Michael Cook reports over at Mercator, there is grossly under-reported failure and fraud…”

Canada & the USA - Here’s the weird story of the border between Canada and the US of A.

A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing, and suffers nothing, is worth nothing. —Martin Luther