A La Carte (May 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good books about prayer. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in May) End-of-Life Comfort Measures: A Realistic Assessment “When our critically ill loved ones cannot speak to us, we wrestle with impossible decisions of whether to press on or to withhold treatment, all while we yearn to hear a beloved voice again. Such dilemmas thrust us into grief, doubt, fear, anger, and even guilt as we struggle to reconcile a …

Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

There are some rock-solid books in today’s list of Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: How Many Loves Have You Experienced Today?) Why Preaching MIGHT Be a Walk in The Park “To the uninitiated, I look like a man on a morning stroll. I might be noticed to be glancing at my phone, or muttering under my breath, but the true purpose of my walk is probably obscure.” I also find a “walk in the park” to be tremendously helpful …

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A La Carte (May 17)

There are a few Kindle deals for you to take a look at if you are so inclined. Alabama and Georgia Are Throwing Down the Gauntlet against Roe. Good. This is so encouraging to see, even if only from across an international border. “We are witnessing the beginnings of an anti-abortion legislative revolution in Red America. Two generations of pro-life activism, persuasion, and argument have yielded pro-life supermajorities in state houses across much of the South and Midwest, and they …

A La Carte (May 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include various odds and ends! I’m quite enthusiastic about the new series of 31-Day Counseling Devotionals. Westminster has them at up to 50% off this week. (Yesterday on the blog: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (But Is Too Embarrassed to Ask)) What Is The Trinity Debate About? Wyatt Graham provides a primer on the recent Trinity controversy. “For all the bad that appears during debates like these, the theological benefit through blogging, publishing, and …

A La Carte (May 15)

Today’s Kindle deals are headlined by John MacArthur and Warren Wiersbe, though a couple of other authors are represented as well. Were the First Christians Socialists? Kevin DeYoung: “At first glance it can look like the first-century church modeled an early form of socialism. After all, ‘they had everything in common.’ Maybe Marx was just reading his Bible when he argued, ‘From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.’ Isn’t that what’s going on in the …

A La Carte (May 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include a nice selection of good reads. Last week I put together a list of new and notable books for May. Westminster Books is holding a giveaway and giving you a chance to win them all! (Yesterday on the blog: I Love Parenting Teenagers!) Walk with Me Through a Midlife Crisis John Piper: “I don’t know all the factors that precipitate such a crisis, or even if, thirty years later, the statistics are still the same. I …

A La Carte (May 13)

Today’s Kindle deals include a trio of books from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: A Pastoral Prayer) U.S. Adults Are Spending Big on Video Games Gamers aren’t exactly who most people think they are. “The average American video gamer is 33 years old, prefers to play on their smartphone and is spending big on content — 20 percent more than a year ago and 85 percent more than in 2015, a report showed on Thursday.” Youth and Church Membership—Or, Stop …

Weekend A La Carte (May 11)

There are a few more Kindle deals to round out the week. Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Books for May The Mission Field Needs ESL Teachers. Can You Be One of Them? “There is a great opportunity for all types of English speakers—students, teachers, retirees—to help missionaries and churches who currently offer English classes as part of their strategy to share the gospel. Teaching English, facilitating discussion groups, organizing language exchanges, or hosting multiday English language intensives …

A La Carte (May 10)

Today’s Kindle deals include a book by Jen Pollock Michel as all as one by John Piper. Why Did Jesus Need to Be Baptized? This question came up very recently in our family devotions: Why did Jesus, of all people, need to get baptized? “Baptism wasn’t just something Jesus commanded his followers to do, but an experience he also underwent. As familiar as we may be with the Gospel accounts, the fact that Jesus submitted himself to baptism may still …

A La Carte (May 9)

I was not able to track down any particularly interesting Kindle deals for today. We’ll try again on Friday! (Yesterday on the blog: The Wonderful, Glorious Jesus) When Contentment Sneaks Up on You “I haven’t arrived at full contentment yet. I’d say nobody ever will, until we all have our sins completely washed away on that final day. Some mornings I wake up feeling particularly weak, having to rip myself from some fantasy world in my dreams. It takes a …