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Before The Next Story released I had a few people send emails to tell me not to link to reviews of the book. They thought this could only be done in arrogance. I disagree. I think (and hope) it’s not pride that leads me to link to reviews. I see it as a form of gratitude to those who took the time to read the book and pen a review. So here are two more: The Gospel Coalition Reviews and David Steele. Both are really encouraging. I know I keep saying that, but seriously, I am surprised and humbled at the positive reception I am seeing. Also, the book should now finally be available (in printed format) at Amazon. I know some have been waiting…

And now, on to the links…

What Is a Reformed Baptist? – Though I consider myself one, I’ve asked the same question. Mike Dewalt links to a list of potential answers.

Sigh No More – I’ve found Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons a particularly intriguing album. This review at Plugged In puts into words some of what I’m feeling.

A Warm Blanket – Here is a preview of the first post-Charles Schultz Peanuts cartoon.

Happy Birthday Jake – Greg Lucas writes about his son turning 18. “If I had a hundred lives to live, I would live every one of them as Jake’s dad, and I would choose to stand in no other place…rather, I would choose to run in no other race, than the perfect providence of God’s great grace.”

Useless – This is an interesting short film. A wee bit cliche, but still good. Note: the word damn is used once.

Old Cell Phone – They don’t make ’em like they used to.

Let family worship be short, savoury, simple, plain, tender, heavenly.

—Richard Cecil

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    Can I confess something to you? There’s one thing Aileen does that really bugs me. We will be talking together and enjoying one another’s company. But then, as we chat, I’ll hear the telltale buzz of her phone. And I can tell that I’ve lost her. I can see it in the look on her…

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