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A La Carte (November 29)

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I’ve got a long list of Kindle deals you’ll want to check out over here: Black Friday Kindle Deals for the Christian Reader. Most of them are short deals for the Thanksgiving weekend.

Four Little Words – Read this one! “Recently, I heard an experienced urban minister reflecting on the reality that in most urban contexts, among most young Christians — even reformed evangelicals — church attendance peaks at around 2-3 Sundays per month.”

How Much Weight Did You Gain? – Here’s the good news: you probably didn’t actually gain all that much weight from that massive Thanksgiving meal you ate yesterday.

The Diet from God – I always cringe a little when I see articles like this one: “The Daniel fast is growing in popularity, often prompted by Christians’ desire for a deeper form of prayer. Many are reporting lasting physical benefits, too.”

Delayed Adolescence – Erik Raymond begins by talking about delayed adolesence in the culture around us, then says “I am a pastor. My concern is with the attitude and culture of delayed adolescence in the church.”

When Black Friday Becomes Mission – Yes! “With the Christmas season and all its commercial blitz and glitz upon us (seen especially on Black Friday), let’s lay aside the grousing and see the grace. No throwing wet blankets over Christmas.”

The Freedom to Be Slaves – Phil Colgan writes about spiritual maturity.

Ryken

Anyone who wants to go to heaven must first go to the cross.

—Philip Ryken

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    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 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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  • 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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