A La Carte (February 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include several books by John MacArthur, including a couple that made a huge impact on my life. Logos users will want to take advantage of a $25 credit for any purchase. It’s yours for the taking to help celebrate Faithlife’s 25th anniversary. Jesus is Coming! Quick, Look Busy. I think Stephen is on to something here. “The busy habit at church is hard to break. It’s almost as if the wide empty space of not being too …

Weekend A La Carte (February 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include just one lonely little book. But it’s a good one, at least. The True Friendship That Saved Abraham Lincoln’s Life I’m quite sure I don’t agree with all of Charles Strozier’s reading of the friendship between Lincoln and Speed, but he does draw out some interesting details and interpretations. A Just Silence I consider this a very important article, and I’m glad someone has finally said it well. “We’ve all felt the pressure to speak out about …

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A La Carte (February 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include a new title from GLH Publishing which is discounted for the first week. You’ll find a couple of other interesting titles as well. Westminster Books has deals this week on Reformed confessions and a few other noteworthy works. Why Joel Osteen Is So Appealing Nautilus asks this: “What is it that makes Osteen different from the rest of us? What is the source of his magical magnetism?” Surprising Advice From Two Older Saints Darryl Dash: “I’m fascinated by the …

A La Carte (February 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few titles, but they may be worth a quick look. Sam Allberry on the Life-Giving Message of Jesus You’ll want to cheer for Sam Allberry after hearing him here at the Church of England synod. Eat, Pray, Lent Here’s what American abstain from during Lent. Also, don’t observe Lent—you’re a Protestant, silly! 12 Trillion Locusts In one year, 12 trillion locusts devastated the Great Plains—and then they went extinct. The Evil of Sin “Deeper …

A La Carte (February 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of Sproul, a bit of MacArthur, as well as some other good picks. When Assurance of Salvation Is Fleeting “Assurance proves to be one of the greatest benefits of the Christian faith and the rightful inheritance of the child of God. In its enjoyment is found peace, hope, and joy unsurpassed in this fallen world.” The US President’s $2,614 Per Minute Transport System (Video) This video is one President out of date, but still …

A La Carte (February 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of new titles. Also, several Kindle devices have been discounted for those looking for one. The Story Behind John Piper’s Most Famous Attack on the Prosperity Gospel This is a really interesting article about John Piper’s famous, unplanned attack on the prosperity gospel. Please Stop Saying — “God Told Me” Yes, please. “Although the ‘God told me’ method of communicating makes for interesting, suspenseful, and entertaining stories, what people need most is to hear …

A La Carte (February 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include just three books, but they are all by or about J.I. Packer. That means they are all worth checking out. Who Is the Subject of Your Bible Study? Jen Oshman has a good article directed to women. “If that Christian book on your nightstand or if your women’s bible study points you back to you, then may I please encourage you to put it down and give it some thought?” Marital Love Must Be Sexual I’ve enjoyed …

Weekend A La Carte (February 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of titles, but since one is from J.I. Packer, you’ll probably want to check them out. How to Defend the Gospel from Its Enemies—and Friends Ray Ortlund has some valuable thoughts here: “Defending the gospel against both its enemies and, at times, its friends is not easy. On the one hand, we desire not to be cowards; on the other hand, we desire not to be provocateurs.” The Supernatural Ordinariness of the Work of …

A La Carte (February 10)

Today I sorted through hundreds of books with titles like Daniel Diet Vegan Slow Cooker Recipes and Meditating by Drawing Zen Doodle Animals to arrive at a few Kindle deals that would actually be worthwhile. Pastor, Defend Christian Liberty This issue is so important. “But before it is freedom to something, our freedom in Christ is an assertion of our freedom from something. Christ’s people are free to eat shrimp cocktail, pork rinds, or chicken feet fundamentally because they are free from the Law.” Are You Not Ready to Worship? Jamie Brown: …

A La Carte (February 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include a long list of excellent titles from Zondervan Academic. Whether or not you run in academic circles, there’s something there that will interest you. The Pro-Life Group Cracking Planned Parenthood’s Favorite Market “A business executive, a technology guru, and a CEO consultant all walked into the pro-life movement.” Together they have done some amazing work. Anyone with an interest in pro-life work ought to read about it. Only the Good Stuff I was recently a guest …