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A La Carte (November 2)

Today’s Kindle deals include: Safely Home by Randy Alcorn, The Story of God’s Love for You by Sally Lloyd-Jones, The God Who Justifies by James White, Shame Interrupted by Ed Welch, Is God Really in Control? by Jerry Bridges, God’s Crime Scene by J. Warner Wallace, and Raising Godly Children in an Ungodly World by Ken & Steve Ham.

Prepping in Biblical Perspective

I’d like to see more reasonable writing on prepping (since so much of it is alarmist and irrational). This is at least a good start in thinking it through biblically.

The Best-Seller Myth

This is a fantastic article by Jennifer Lyell. She explodes the myth of the Christian bestseller.

10 Reasons Why the Reformation Is Not Over

Josh Buice explains why the Reformation is not yet over.

Nicholas Wolterstorff’s Cheap Shots

Wesley Hill writes about Wolterstorff’s recent change on homosexuality. “I’m trying to remember when I last encountered an argument for changing the church’s historic view of marriage that engaged so flippantly and superficially with the Christian tradition.”

5 Daily Scheduling Methods

Here are 5 options (4, really, since the last one is ridiculous) to schedule your day and increase your productivity.

Kickstarter’s Million-Dollar Bible Is Finally Finished

Christianity Today writes about the long-awaited and finally completed project Bibliotheca and the rise of the reader’s Bible.

This Day in 1533. 483 years ago today John Calvin fled Paris by lowering himself out of a window with a bed sheet rope, disguised as a farmer. He spent three years as a fugitive before settling in Geneva. *

Car Safety

This video aptly demonstrates the difference between good and poor standards of safety in a car. It shows “a car-to-car test between a 2015 Nissan Tsuru, the least expensive sedan sold by Nissan in the Mexico, and a 2016 Nissan Versa, the least expensive sedan sold by Nissan in the United States.”

2-Second Pit Stop

While we’re on the subject of cars, here is the amazing choreography of a two-second Formula 1 pit stop.

Pray With Your Spouse

Melissa brings the challenge.

Flashback: The Most Terrifying Thing God Can Do

No exaggeration, no clickbait. This is the most terrifying thing God can do.

America is not the savior of the world; Jesus is. America is not a city set on a hill; the church is.

—Ed Stetzer

  • 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.