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A La Carte (7/6)

Tabletalk in Canada - Here’s some good news for Canadians: Ligonier’s Tabletalk magazine is now available in Canada for the same price as in the U.S. You’ll now get 12 issues for just $23. You know what to do…

First Book Syndrome - Andy writes about a common issue with first-time authors: “The problem is that a book about everything is a book about nothing. Look at any nonfiction bestseller list. The books are on very specific topics—a biography of a famous person, a specific health plan, a plan to become wealthy, an analysis of current politics, and on it goes.”

The End of eBooks - This article says that the distinction between “the Internet” and “books” is arbitrary, and will disappear in 5 years. Start adjusting now. 

Josh Garrells - Josh Garrells has a new b-sides and remixes album that is free for the download.

Master Craftsmen - Writing for WORLD magazine, Randy Alcorn shows that “talented authors are showing that the stereotype of sugar-coated Christian fiction does not match reality.”

First They Came For… - This article discusses who is really being marginalized in society today.

How Pain Relievers Work - I’ve wondered in the past how pain relievers work. Now I know.

If the college you visit has a bookstore filled with t-shirts rather than books, find another college. —Al Mohler