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A La Carte (December 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include just two books, but both are solid. Be sure to check out Faker for your teens.

Westminster Books is selling and discounting the Reformation Heritage KJV Study Bible. Even if you’re not a KJV user it’s a good study Bible from a conservative Dutch Reformed perspective. Meanwhile, Christian Audio has about a dozen Bibles for sale in audio at just $7.49 each.

Is the Virgin Birth Essential?

You probably know the answer, but may do well to read why it’s so important. Kevin DeYoung explains.

It Came to Pass in Second Grade

I quite enjoyed this tale, this memory. “Once upon a time, long long ago, before people knew better than to celebrate Christmas in schools, when the principal could still haul a student to the office for a whopping, a second grade teacher formed a choir.”

7 Privileges of Being a Child of God

“Feeling weary today? Distant from God? Anxious? Uncertain? In this article Tim Keller warms our hearts with seven breathtaking privileges of being a child of God set out by Paul in Romans 8:14-17…”

A Brief History of France (Video)

Here’s a neat, animated history of France in about 5 minutes.

Their Tube

Parents would do well to read and consider this one. It asks, when every moment of childhood can be recorded and shared, what happens to childhood?

This Day in 1608. 408 years ago today John Milton was born. Beyond writing his most famous work, ‘Paradise Lost,’ Milton authored an exposition of Christian doctrine, a plan for Christian education and political works. *

5 Ways We Stunt Our Spiritual Growth

I always enjoy reading what Christel Humfrey writes.

Why Are We Still Paying Baggage Fees (Video)?

Airlines instituted baggage fees when fuel prices spiked. Fuel has gone back down, but the fees have remained. Why? And is there any benefit to the consumer?

Seekest Thou Great Things for Thyself?

D.A. Carson: “Probably it’s a sign of my advancing years, but not infrequently a young pastor or a theological student asks me the question, ‘What choices did you make to get to where you are today?’ I fear I always have to disabuse the questioner. No one is more surprised than I am at the turns my life has taken.”

Flashback: 3 Marks of Righteous Anger

Anger can be righteous or unrighteousness, sinless or sinful. Here are 3 marks of righteous anger.


A child can have no greater inheritance than the godly teaching and example of his parents.

—John MacArthur

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    This weeks giveaway is sponsored by Help The Persecuted. Help The Persecuted rescues, restores, and rebuilds the lives of persecuted believers in the Islamic World through spiritual support and tangible help. Every week, they send out an email with specific, real-time prayer requests of persecuted believers to their global Prayer Network. You can join the…

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    A La Carte (March 1)

    A La Carte: Rumblings of revival among Gen Z / Addition by subtraction / Seeing red / Burying the talents of the Great Rewarder / Inviting evaluation of your preaching / Book and Kindle deals / and more.

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    New and Notable Christian Books for February 2024

    February is typically a solid month for book releases, and this February was no exception. As the month drew to its close, I sorted through the many (many!) books that came my way this month and arrived at this list of new and notables. In each case, I’ve provided the editorial description to give you…

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    A La Carte (February 29)

    A La Carte: Is it ever right to lie? / When the “perfect” fit isn’t / An open letter to Christians who doubt / When a baby is a disease / The long view of preaching / and more.

  • A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    A Freak of Nature (and Nurture)

    We are probably so accustomed to seeing bonsai trees that we don’t think much about them. But have you ever paused to consider how strange and freakish they really are?

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    A La Carte (February 28)

    A La Carte: Can Christians buy expensive things? / You are probably WEIRDER than you think / Our limits are a gift from God / Big dreams impress. Ordinary faithfulness delivers / The biggest problem in worship education / Children’s books / and more.