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A La Carte (July 24)


I wasn’t able to find any new Kindle deals for today. However, if you are looking for kid’s books, for a week only, you can get Ligonier’s collection of children’s books at 50% off.

(Yesterday on the blog: Citizenship and the Gospel of Jesus Christ)

I Believe in the Devil

By now I’m sure you’ve heard the dreadful news from Toronto. Paul writes about it for TGC Canada. “Toronto awoke to evil. Last night, a lone gunman strolled the Danforth and opened fire on men, women and children eating their dinners, crossing the street, and walking with loved ones. The image of that 29-year-old walking alone, dressed in all black, then turning of a sudden to open fire through a restaurant window – was evil.”

Why the Catholic Church is anti-Catholic

This is important: “It all comes down to authority. If you have one ultimate authority, you have unity. If you have two or more ultimate authorities, you have division, particularly when they disagree.”

Netflix’s ‘Anne With an E’ is a PC Fail

Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite novels. I couldn’t bear to watch this adaptation. “She throws out the book’s entire plot line (with a few exceptions, like Anne’s hair-dyeing episode) in order to bring us a more enlightened and diverse Avonlea—one that confronts racism, sexism, homophobia, bullying, as well as the perils of domesticity and traditional social roles.”

Cracking India’s Mystifying ‘Nod Code’

“One thing all travellers to India talk about – apart from the dreaded Delhi Belly, of course – is the great Indian head nod. It’s not exactly a nod (up and down from the neck, meant to indicate ‘yes’) – or a shake (straight side to side to convey ‘no’). It’s a smooth movement that involves tilting the head from side to side vertically, either gently or fiercely.”

How Does a Book Get Made?

This little infographic shows specifically how The Good Book Company gets a book published, but the process matches many other publishers.

What’s Wrong with KJV-Only?

Here’s what’s wrong with the KJV-only view (which must be distinguished from the “I prefer the KJV” or “I believe the KJV is the best translation” views). “What they basically believe is that the Hebrew and Greek manuscripts (handwritten copies) used for the Bible translation commissioned by King James around 1611, were ‘given’ providentially by God to the translators.”

Groanings Too Deep for Words

Jared Wilson: “I’m not talking about having a bad day. I’m talking more about having a bad life. For someone reading this blog post, you can see no end in sight to your pain. You can see no real way out. You may or may not believe Jesus Christ has wonderful plans for you, but you’ve likely come to suspect that if he does, he means after this life is over.”

Flashback: She Strengthens Me

The simple fact is, God provided a wife to help me because I am weak and in my weakness I need help, I need strength. She, the weaker vessel (1 Peter 3:7), strengthens me.

Your life has intrinsic value, not simply because of who you are as an individual, but because of who He is as your God.

—Hannah Anderson

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