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A La Carte (February 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include a new title from GLH Publishing which is discounted for the first week. You’ll find a couple of other interesting titles as well.

Westminster Books has deals this week on Reformed confessions and a few other noteworthy works.

Why Joel Osteen Is So Appealing

Nautilus asks this: “What is it that makes Osteen different from the rest of us? What is the source of his magical magnetism?”

Surprising Advice From Two Older Saints

Darryl Dash: “I’m fascinated by the advice that older saints give near the end of their lives, particularly when the advice isn’t what you’d expect. I came across two pieces of advice this week from J.I. Packer and John Stott. Both seem to go together. Both are helpful reminders for me, and I’m hoping you find them helpful too.”

God Did It (Video)

It’s worth watching this short video to see Al Mohler give glory to God for what He has done.

Health, Wealth, And Not Much Else

Andrea Burke recalls the events that almost destroyed her and the discovery that restored her.

Serving Children with Autism, ADHD, and Attachment Disorders

This is important: “Recently, our church launched a program dedicated to serving children with behavioral diagnoses such as autism, ADHD, and attachment disorders (common with adoption). Your mileage will most certainly vary, but I wanted to share some possible steps toward serving what seems to be an under-served community in our churches.”

Stop Memorizing Your Passwords (Video)

There are various strategies for keeping your information safe online. Not memorizing passwords is a good one.

A Free Seminary-Level Course on the Reformation

Justin Taylor: “Thanks to the generosity and permission of Carl Trueman and The Master’s Seminary, you can basically take Professor Trueman’s course online for free.” You can find the details and the videos at the link.

Washington Florist Loses Discrimination Case

This is concerning on a number of different levels. From WORLD: “State high court rules Barronelle Stutzman violated anti-bias laws by refusing to participate in a same-sex wedding.” (Also read David French.)

Flashback: An Extraordinary Skill for Ordinary Christians

This is the ministry of burden-bearing. It is a vocation that will earn you very few accolades. It will gain you very few awards. The majority of what you do will be unnoticed by others and forgotten even by those who benefit most.

Happy is the man who is happy in his wife.

—C.H. Spurgeon

  • Making Good Return

    Making Good Return

    I don’t think I am overstating the matter when I say that this has the potential to be one of the most important books you will read. It’s a book that may shape years of your life and transform the way you carry out one of the key roles God assigns to you…

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    A La Carte (June 14)

    A La Carte: 3 steps to find your voice / 7 things good dads say / One day leads to another / Let’s stop hyper-spiritualizing counseling / Enjoying the many flavors of the Word / What I wish you understood about the ethnic-specific church / and more.

  • A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    A Whole Batch of New Books for Kids

    Every month I put together a roundup of new and notable books for grownup readers. But I also receive a lot of books for kids and like to put together the occasional roundup of these books as well. So today I bring you a whole big batch of new books for kids

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    A La Carte (June 13)

    A La Carte: Were the earliest Christians illiterate? / Our new religion isn’t enough / Why do evil and suffering exist? / The missing ingredient in too many marriages / Is Genesis literal or allegorical? / The death of fear / and more.

  • Tear Down Build Up

    It’s Easier to Tear Down than Build Up

    In my travels, I encountered a man whose work is demolition. When buildings are old and decrepit, or even when they just need to be removed to make way for others, his job is to destroy them and haul them away. New or old, big or small, plain or fancy—it makes no difference to him.…

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    A La Carte (June 12)

    A La Carte: Does Bach’s music prove the existence of God? / Living from approval, not for approval / A surprising test of true faith / Do you have the support you need to grow? / Who was the “black Spurgeon?” / and more.