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A La Carte (June 2)

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And while we’re on the subject of books, this month’s free audiobook from ChristianAudio is Frank Peretti’s This Present Darkness.

Left Behind – That new Left Behind movie is nearly here; they just released a teaser trailer.

Commentary Sale – I mentioned this last week but want to do so again: Westminster Books is offering 3 excellent commentaries by Iain Duguid for $20–for all 3! That is a really, really good deal.

Addict. Informant. Mother. – This is a long and sad look at addiction.

Six Lies Grads Will Be Told – “It’s graduation season. And as such, scores of graduating students and their doting family and friends will be exposed to the senseless drivel known as a graduation speech. This speech is supposed to prepare the students to face the real world—or perhaps the ‘real world’ of going to college. One last shot at making something out of these thugs.” Here are six lies they may hear.

Can You Trust Your Ears? – This is a bit disquieting. Just as there are optical illusions, there are audio illusions as well. Can you trust your ears?

Prisoners of Sex – Ross Douthat reflects on the most recent mass shooting and offers a valuable reflection.


Sometimes God allows what he hates to accomplish what he loves.

—Joni Eareckson Tada

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