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A La Carte (November 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent deals, most of them from Ambassador International.

At Westminster Books you’ll find a selection of affordable books suitable for giving away during the holiday season.

A Beautiful Table and a Bitter Heart

Here is something for Americans to consider as you prepare to celebrate tomorrow.

Birds Rub Ants on Themselves, and No One Knows Exactly Why

Birds can be weird, and one of the weirdest things they’ve been known to do is called ‘anting.’ Though the specifics can vary, at its most basic, anting involves birds rubbing ants on themselves. To date, over 200 species of birds have been observed engaging in this behavior, and no one is entirely sure why they do it.” How strange.

The Christian’s Job Description

“Everybody has a job description. Regardless of who you are—a pastor, a church member, or a student—you have a job description. We all do. And they are nothing new. They’ve been with us since the beginning of history. Adam and Eve had a job description. Noah had a job description. Abraham, Moses and Saul too. They all had job descriptions. But sometimes we get so immersed in fulfilling the details of our divinely-given job description, that we lose sight of the big picture.”

Westminster Shorter Catechism

What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.” Download Sinclair Ferguson reading the Westminster Shorter Catechism for free. This free download also includes a booklet that explains the purpose of the WSC, its history, and how to use it. (Sponsored link)

Literally Raised by Wolves

You hear rumors of such things, but here’s the reality behind it.

Why You Should Live in the Psalms

“The Psalms provide a welcome antidote to our craving for shallowness. The Psalms, which seem so easy to understand on the surface, invite us to deep study and contemplation. They show the blessing of cultivating a deep and abiding trust in the Lord and beckon us to leave behind our life of distraction so we can know and love God more deeply.”

How to Survive a Moral Failing in Your Marriage

Over 23 years in pastoral ministry Paul Carter has been privy to a lot of marital disaster. In this article he looks for common themes in the marriages that survived adultery.

Flashback: That Dragon, Cancer

That Dragon, Cancer is as difficult yet as straightforward a game as you will ever play. The purpose is not to gain points or earn badges or compete with friends, but to grapple with hard matters, to consider life and death, to consider mortality and eternity. The Greens invite you into an experience—their experience—and wonder if you’ll be changed by it.

Isn’t it amazing that almost everyone has an opinion to offer about the bible, and yet so few have studied it?

—R.C. Sproul

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