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A La Carte (August 4)


Good morning. May the Lord bless and keep you today.

There is a small number of Kindle deals on Christian books, but I’ve also added a list of biographies and history books that are on sale today only.

Logos users, remember that Zondervan Academic is having a sale and has discounted a lot of great books and resources.

Nine Years, 782,000 Words Later, South Carolina Woman Completes Handwritten Bible

This is a sweet story of a special young woman who wrote out the entire Bible by hand.

How Simone Biles Helps Us Understand Eric Liddell

I am glad that Jordan Standridge thought of this similarity between Eric Liddell and Simone Biles.

NASB Adventure Bible Sweepstakes – Enter to Win!

Enter for your chance to win a NASB Adventure Bible, Hardcover. The New American Standard Bible, 1995 Text edition of the bestselling Adventure Bible® will get kids excited about God’s Word with full-color features that make reading Scripture and memorizing their favorite verses engaging and fun. No purchase necessary. Open to US residents only 18 and older. Runs August 2, 2021 through August 16, 2021. Void where prohibited. Official rules available here. (Sponsored Link)

Who Loves You?

“It seems so simple when we say our wedding vows or hold our babies close. Sweet feelings fill us and we vow that our love will be stronger than those who came before us. And then…”

How Faith Prays in the Dark

“I can only speculate what may have passed through the minds of the Jewish leaders as they heard the very last of Jesus’s last words. But I have no doubt that the words, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit,’ were pregnant with meaning from the entire psalm when the Word cried them out.”

The Art of Drawing the Line in Preaching

“When I was being trained to preach three decades ago now, one of my seminary professors regularly said in homiletics class, ‘The art of good preaching is knowing where to draw the line.’ Beyond a catchy way to capture our attention, he was teaching us an important truth about preaching.” Indeed.

Why Your Vacation Is So Expensive This Summer (Video)

In case you’ve been wondering, as I have.

Flashback: The Lingering Stench of Sin

The problem with sin is that it is too dreadful, too ugly, too pernicious to allow solutions that are perfectly clean and neat. Instead, a stink lingers in the aftermath of any great sin.

The risen Lord alive and well in heaven today is not somehow less approachable and less compassionate than he was when he walked the earth.

—Dane Ortlund

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