- Book Reviews
- About me
Welcome to the online home of Tim Challies, blogger, author, and book reviewer.
A La Carte (8/13)
August 13, 2013
There is a whole list of Kindle deals for you to sort through today. We’ll begin with a free one: The Most Misused Verses in the Bible by Eric Bargerhuff. It is an excellent book. Crossway has marked down books related to work and business: Business for the Glory of God by Wayne Grudem ($2.99); Work Matters by Tom Nelson ($3.99); Rethinking Retirement by John Piper ($0.99). B&H has a whole lot of its “Perspectives” books on sale for $2.99 each. Each of them provides several perspectives on a pressing issue. Perspectives on the Sabbath; Perspectives on the Ending of Mark; Perspectives on Your Child’s Education; Perspectives on Family Ministry; Perspectives on the Doctrine of God; Perspectives on Election; Perspective on Children’s Spiritual Formation; Perspectives on Church Government; Perspectives on Christian Worship. Finally, one for your college student: How to Stay Christian in College by J. Budziszewski ($0.99).
The Weight of 10,000 Sins - “I cannot bear the weight of anything, not my sin or yours. I cannot satisfy the demand of a Holy God or even a demanding god. I cannot satisfy my idols or my cravings, my friends or their needs, my dreams or my desires. Christ alone can, and did. And He bears the weight of it on fully capable shoulders.”
God’s Litmus Test of Grace - “When it comes to true character, the kindness, patience, and honor we show to children and the elderly tends to tell the more accurate story. And we could add to our character-test list widows and orphans (James 1:27), as well as the ‘least of these’ type of people Jesus listed in Matthew 25:31-46.”
Themelios - Your inner scholar may be interested in perusing the new issue of Themelios.
Seminary Wives - Here is wise counsel for the wives of seminarians.
Good News and Good Deeds - Elyse Fitzpatrick offers some helpful thoughts on what it really means to stir up one another to love and good works.
Man of Sorrows - There is not a lot of Hillsongs music that really resonates with me, but their song “Man of Sorrows” is really good.
As by the grace of God we are what we are, so by his grace it is we are not what we are not. —Francis Burkitt