A La Carte (May 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include a little grab bag of this and that (with Diarmaid MacCulloch’s excellent history of the Reformation in the mix). This week’s deal from Westminster Books is a new book by Tim Keesee (for which I provided the foreword): Company of Heroes. Where Do You Park Your Car at Church? The little things matter—even things like where you park. “We’ve been shown mercy and brought together to be the impressive image of Christ in the world. We’re …

A La Carte (May 7)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of books from RHB and a biography of Tolkien. It’s always huge and exciting news when historian David McCullough releases a new book. Today is launch day for The Pioneers. (You may wish to get caught up with some of his other works; I recommend them all, but particularly 1776, John Adams, and Truman.) (Yesterday on the blog: What Makes a Sermon Difficult To Listen To) Twitter Is Not America This can’t be said enough. …

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A La Carte (May 6)

Today’s Kindle deals include a selection of books about heaven. (Yesterday on the blog: His Mercy Is More — Some Lyrics Last A Lifetime) The Wiersbe Option – An Appreciation I appreciate this appreciation. “Wiersbe challenges me to see that any work not done in the service of God and his people is ultimately vain, that whatever powers God might give to his people, and whatever calling he might place on them, our time is never wasted in putting our arm …

Weekend A La Carte (May 4)

There’s a whole stack of Kindle deals you’ll want to work through today. (Yesterday on the blog: Between Life and Death) The Gospel of Inclusion is Far Too Narrow Trevin Wax: “What put Christianity in the crosshairs of Caesar and the Roman authorities was this explosive combination of inclusivity and exclusivity—this little group of people who insisted on the exclusive claim that Jesus is the only way, not the idols of Rome, and also issued an inclusive call to everyone, …

A La Carte (May 3)

There is once again a solid list of Kindle deals for you to consider today. We’re spoiled. Those Who Suffer Are My Teachers “Living as an American in a developing country has forced me to wrestle hard with what I believe. Am I believing an American gospel? Or the actual gospel? Even though it’s easy for me to disdain the misuse of Jeremiah 29:11, how many times have I caught myself thinking, God would never let that terrible thing happen to …

A La Carte (May 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include a big list of titles from Eerdmans. They include some commentaries as well as four great books by David Wells. Westminster Books has a Mother’s Day Gift Guide that contains lots of really good books for mom. (Yesterday on the blog: No Squishy Love, No Brutal Truth) Where Do the Prayers of a Mom Go? What a great bit of writing this is! “I still picture her never-polished-in-all-her-life fingernails filed by work, hands folded in prayer, …

A La Carte (May 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection from a bunch of publishers. Logos users will want to look at the free (and discounted) books of the month. Why the Apple Card Is the Gleaming Future of Money This may seem like an article about technology, but it’s more about money and how we spend it. “The Apple Card is only the latest example of how our spending is changing. Money and technology have been holding hands on the park bench …

A La Carte (April 30)

There are a few Kindle deals worth checking out. We’ll hope for more as a new month begins. (Yesterday on the blog: If the Bible Is Wrong, I’m So, So Wrong) Faith, Friendship, and Tragedy at Santa Fe High This is a powerful read. It’s beautiful, and tragic, and so very well told. How to Fall in Ministry: And What to Do if You Do Jared Wilson: “Each time it happens, we get less adept at incredulity, less inclined to outrage …

A La Carte (April 29)

Today’s Kindle deals include some good books from Crossway themed around apologetics. Pastoring the One When You’d Rather Pastor the Ninety-Nine There’s wisdom for pastors here. “Sometimes churches forget that names matter. I remember talking to a staff member of a church of about 400. Their staff had gone through the church directory and realized that half the people listed were unknown personally to any of them. That’s not a healthy family.” Become a Name Wizard Overnight This article goes pretty …

Weekend A La Carte (April 27)

There are some Kindle deals to look at today. Remember that much of the content I write also goes out via podcast. You can get the info here. (Yesterday on the blog: The Gospel-Driven Church) Ordinary Christians Will End Abortion: Eight Ways You Can Help The battle against abortion can, at times, seem unwinnable. “When the Romans would leave unwanted newborns out to die, it was the Christians who would rescue and raise them. May our history become our legacy.” A …