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A La Carte (8/23)

Here are a handful of Kindle deals for you: Tim Kerr’s prayer guide Take Words With You is free; Walking from East to West by Ravi Zacharias is $1.99; finally, How To Read the Bible For All Its Worth by Fee & Stuart is back down to $1.99 in case you missed it last time.

Can You Define the Relationship? - “In a sinful world, we glimpse something particularly depraved in this abortion contract, and also something uniquely insightful about modern culture.”

$5 Friday - Ligonier has some pretty good books for sale today in their $5 Friday. There are titles by Al Mohler, R.C. Sproul, Alistair Begg and Anthony Carter.

What Is Discernment? - Sinclair Ferguson has a good article on one of my favorite subjects. “Discernment is learning to think God’s thoughts after Him, practically and spiritually; it means having a sense of how things look in God’s eyes and seeing them in some measure ‘uncovered and laid bare’ (Heb. 4:13).”

E-books Your Children Are Reading - “Parents should monitor what e-books their children are reading, the NSPCC has warned amid fears over inappropriate content being downloaded by youngsters.”

Counting the Cost - Christianity Today writes about why it is hard to get an accurate and consistent count of the number of people being martyred today.

Creatures Great and Small - From the Big Picture: “Here’s a collection of recent photos of animals from around the world. With such diverse and fascinating subjects, photographers can’t help but capture daily the creatures with which we share this earth.”

Resentful About Homemaking - This blogger offers a helpful response to this: “I was wondering if any of you have any advice, or could recommend a talk or book, that could encourage me in my role as homemaker. I have been becoming increasingly irritated and resentful about doing all the housework lately (as well as finances, admin, handy man stuff etc). I’m also the one who is training the children to do it. Maybe I need to share it with my husband more, I don’t know.”

When husbands and wives are well yoked, how light their load becomes. —C.H. Spurgeon