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A La Carte (October 12)

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I know a lot of people have been waiting for that amazing leather-bound ESV Reader’s Bible set to get reprinted. Westminster Books is carrying it again and offering it at 50% off. (Here’s my review of it and here’s my video on it.)

As usual, you’ll also find a couple of Kindle deals to consider.

(Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for October)

Go see Gosnell

“The movie Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer opens tomorrow nationwide, and it gives you the chance to do what cinema does best: to experience first hand the shocking facts of this depraved story.” It’s a story that ought to be more widely known.

Visualize the Entire Global Economy in One Chart

This is rather interesting: “We don’t want to debate the merits of Trump’s approach to trade, but the world should always pay attention when the leader of the world’s largest economy starts talking about tariffs. Our newest visualization highlights exactly how big the U.S. economy is compared to the every other country in the world.”

Christians Win the Great British Cake Off

Christianity Today reports: “Evangelicals in the United Kingdom secured a major legal victory for freedom of conscience today, as the nation’s Supreme Court ruled on behalf of a Christian bakery that declined to fulfill an order for a pro-gay cake.”

XXV: The Enduring Vision of Albert Mohler at Southern Seminary (Video)

I enjoyed this film! “Produced in celebration of the 25th Anniversary of Albert Mohler’s presidency at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, this short film explores the conviction, vision, and mission of the man that led the charge in the transformation of the flagship seminary of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

John Frame’s 9-Point Checklist for Evaluating Theological Writings

“Theologian John Frame sets forth the criteria he uses—and tries to avoid—when evaluating theological writings.” Justin Taylor rounds them up.

What Is the Millennium?

Tom Schreiner provides his explanation for another tricky part of the biblical story.

Millennials Prioritize Owning a Home Over Getting Married or Having Kids

“Its annual homebuyer insights report, released on Wednesday, found that 72 percent of millennials, which the report identified as being born between 1978 and 1995, consider being able to own a home a ‘top priority’ — more than traveling (61 percent), getting married (50 percent), or having children (40 percent).”

Flashback: Danger Signs of an Unhealthy Dating Relationship

We have all seen people move from unwise and unhealthy dating relationships into turbulent, difficult, or even doomed marriages. How can we help people avoid this? What are some danger signs of an unhealthy dating relationship?

Truth without love is brutality, and love without truth is hypocrisy.

—Warren Wiersbe

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