Today’s Kindle deals include : Desperate: Hope for the Mom Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson; The Christian’s Work of Daily Dying by John Owen (New from GLH Publishing); Preaching to a Shifting Culture by Scott Gibson; and The Case for Faith by Lee Strobel.
Westminster Books has the excellent NICOT commentary series on sale. These are some of the best commentaries available on many books of the Old Testament, including Genesis (volume 1 and volume 2), Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Proverbs (volume 1 and volume 2), Isaiah (volume 1 and volume 2), and I’d better stop there. Consult my Best Commentaries series for more.
This is one of the best things I’ve read all week.
“What was Spurgeon’s secret? How did the ‘Prince of Preachers’ master the art of public speaking? Here are ten tips from Spurgeon’s lecture ‘On the Voice.’”
This one from NPR is quite interesting. “In the United States today, leaving children unsupervised is grounds for moral outrage and can lead to criminal charges. What’s changed?” Not the actual risks!
Melissa says “I think after seventeen years I have finally begun to learn that no marriage will grow deep and strong unless we are both firmly planted in God’s word, letting the words of life sustain us as individuals and as a couple.”
John Piper’s recent funeral prayer (prayed at a funeral for a family of 5) has been listened to 700,000 times. Here he discusses praying in public without performing.
Being There. New today is “Being There” by Dave Furman. “Dave Furman offers insight into the support, encouragement, and wisdom that people need when helping others. He draws on his own life experiences, examples from the Bible, and wisdom from Christians throughout history to address the heart and ministry of those who are called to serve others.” Learn more or buy it at Amazon.
Apologist Nabeel Qureshi is asking for prayer after learning that he has advanced cancer.
“Locked behind black steel doors in Northumberland, England, the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle grows around 100 infamous killers.” And they are all plants…
This little scene takes place in the immediate aftermath of the shootings at Columbine High, just hours after they erupted. The last survivors have been brought to their parents and a few families remain, grappling with the reality that their children will never return…
Failure to see our sin as primarily against God is, I believe, the reason we experience so little heartfelt grief over it.—Jerry Bridges