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New Year's A La Carte

Happy New Year! I’ll start the new year with some Kindle deals for you. John MacArthur’s Found: God’s Will is free today. Start Your Family by Steve & Candice Watters is down to $1.99; Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon remains at $2.99; Douglas Groothuis’ Christian Apologetics is still at $4.08.

Greco-Roman Slavery - “Many modern readers assume that slavery in the New Testament is equivalent to the race-based slavery of the African slave trade. While not defending the Greco-Roman institution of slavery, Tim Keller and Don Carson explain why it’s important not to equate it with the race-based slavery that we may be more familiar with.”

Interview with D.A. Carson - Speaking of D.A. Carson, the current issue of Tabletalk has an interview with him. Of particular interest is his account of how he was called into ministry.

Compelling Interest - This month’s free audiobook from ChristianAudio is titled Compelling Interest. “Roger Resler draws on original sources, including the actual transcripts for oral arguments, the majority and minority opinions, and comments by the lawyers and others involved to take a careful look at the real story behind the historic Roe v. Wade decision.”

Why Some Books Made It - As so many of us begin new Bible reading plans, Timothy Paul Jones wants to plant some questions in our minds: “Why these books? Why spend the year reading through these ancient texts and not some other documents? What’s so important about these books that owe their human origins to a tribe of middle-eastern sheep herders and to a movement of martyrs who looked to a crucified Messiah for their inspiration?”

RGIII - You may have been hearing a lot about Robert Griffin III, quarterback for the Washington Redskins. The Washington Post has a really good article/interview with him.

God increases our yield so that by giving we can prove our yield is not our god. —John Piper