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A La Carte (9/17)

There are lots of new Kindle deals today including: The Explicit Gospel by Matt Chandler ($3.99); Gospel Deeps by Jared Wilson ($2.99); Rhythms of Grace by Mike Cosper ($2.99); Gospel-Centered Discipleship by Jonathan Dodson ($1.99); Am I Called? by Dave Harvey ($0.99); A Better Way by Michael Horton ($3.99); Wednesdays Were Pretty Normal by Michael Kelley ($2.99).

An Open Letter to an Older Woman - Yes! Catherine Parks nails it in this article, an open letter to older Christian women who continue to encounter words like “fresh,” “new,” and “young.” Is there still a place for them?

The Preacher’s Besetting Sins - Here’s a good look at the preacher and vanity. “It took me a long while to realise that there is the world of difference between wondering: what will people make of this (i.e. the sermon) and what will people make of me.”

Clinics Closing at Record Rate - Christianity Today reports that abortion clinics are closing at record rates.

Ghost Towns - “There is nothing more haunting than a once-thriving town that has been abandoned and consumed by the elements. Here are images from some of the most incredible ghost towns in the world.” While looking at photo essays, here is an amazing one from Moises Saman, one of the leading conflict photographers of our time.

Crazy Busy - You may enjoy this deliberately awkward interview between Justin Taylor and Kevin DeYoung.

Your faith will not fail while God sustains it; you are not strong enough to fall away while God is resolved to hold you. —J.I. Packer