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A La Carte (January 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles that may be of interest, including one on the prosperity gospel and a novel by Randy Alcorn. Also, Amazon has their monthly batch of general market books at $3.99 or less.

Free from Christian Audio this month is Michael Hyatt’s Living Forward. My Do More Better and several other titles are just $4.98.

CCEF publishes their Now magazine a couple of times a year, including January. You can (and should!) download the latest issue for free in PDF format.

5 Ways Daily Bible Reading Impacts Your Life

Kelly Needham offers some good reasons to make Bible-reading a daily habit. Today’s a great day to start a plan (including this one).

William Carey’s 11 Commandments of Missions

Here are Carey’s commandments of mission. An example: “Give yourself totally to this glorious cause. Surrender your time, gifts, strength, families, the very clothes you wear.”

When Continents Collide

From AIG: “When geologists assume the earth changes slowly, they overlook astonishing evidence of Noah’s global Flood.”

The Legendary Rifle That Fought World War II

Popular Mechanics profiles the M1 Garand, the rifle that armed a nation and helped to win a world war.

From Atheism to Christ

Creation Ministries International tells the story of molecular virologist Dr Yingguang Liu and his conversion to Christianity.

This Day in 1792. 225 years ago today Edward Perronet died. Perronet worked closely with the Wesley brothers during England’s revival and is best known for penning the words to ‘All Hail The Power of Jesus’ Name.’ *

The Eternal Generation of the Son

“Lee Irons has produced a substantive and persuasive response to Kevin Giles’s claim that the Fathers never understood MONOGENES to denote eternal generation.” If you track with that sentence, you may be interested in this series of articles that Denny Burk highly recommends.


I enjoyed Renee Mathis’s reflections on the necessity of our limitations and God’s complete lack of limitations.

The Day the Revolution Began

Dane Ortlund has a long, thorough, important review of N.T. Wright’s most recent book. It is an especially troubling book.

Flashback: Escaping Justice

Without a Christian worldview, we would have no hope that justice would or could be served. If we deny that existence of God, or at least deny the existence of an active, present God, we deny that justice will ever be served to this man or to any other.

Tell me not of your justification unless you have some marks of sanctification.

—J.C. Ryle

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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.

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    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.