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A La Carte (8/13)

The Lost Art of Reading
Here’s an interesting essay on reading. “Reading is an act of contemplation, perhaps the only act in which we allow ourselves to merge with the consciousness of another human being. We possess the books we read, animating the waiting stillness of their language, but they possess us also, filling us with thoughts and observations, asking us to make them part of ourselves”
Eternity in Our Hearts?
Ed Welch looks at some well-known words from Ecclessiastes and wonders if we’ve been missing what they really mean.
Tribute to a Friend
Mike Delorenzo, missionary with Africa Inland Mission, remembers a friend. Frank Toews, an AIM pilot, was killed in a plane crash just a week ago, leaving behind a wife and four children. Be sure to also check out the WORLD article Mike links to.
Deal of the Day: Systematic Theology
Today RHB is offering a discount on Robert Reymond’s A New Systematic Theology of the Christian Faith. It “expresses a fully biblical Reformed faith, showing its enduring appeal, coherence, and truthfulness. Faithful to historic Calvinist convictions, this new benchmark of Reformed theology covers all the main teachings of the Bible and engages contemporary theological issues with the resources of biblical revelation and sound historical reflection so that the light of the Reformation continues to illumine the life of Christ’s church today.”