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A La Carte (October 26)

Today’s Kindle deals include: The Gospel-Driven Life by Michael Horton, The Question of God by Armand Nicholi, Through My Eyes by Tim Tebow, and God-Breathed by Josh McDowell.

Yesterday I reviewed The Radical Book for Kids. Today Westminster Books has a special deal on it. Also, Banner of Truth is having a Reformation Day sale.

What’s Your Budget For Staying Spiritually Healthy?

This is a great question!

What Should Be One of My Chief Aims at Church?

It’s a good question with a simple answer.

The Other Sister

“As many as 700,000 adults in the U.S. with a disability like autism live with parents or another family member who’s at least 60 years old. What happens when those caregivers are gone? One sibling confronts her past and likely future.”

Lonely for a Friend?

Christine Hoover continues to write about friendship and to do so well. “When we hold an ideal of friendship in our minds–who it will be, what they will be like–we hold a standard above the heads of real women God has placed in our lives, and then we wonder why we’re constantly disappointed and bitterly lonely.”

Befriend Those with Disabilities and Special Needs

And while on the subject of friendship, here’s a great challenge from Scott Sauls.

This Day in 1751. 265 years ago today hymnwriter and author of ‘The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul,’ Philip Doddridge, died. This book led William Wilberforce and many others to Christ. *

Time to Change Your Church!

“Every church will have its deficiencies. Local church members must not allow discontentment to fester in their hearts and minds. Rather, we should seek to be ‘change agents’ for the health and well-being of the body of which we are a part.”

Urban Geography

This video explores why we live where we live and points out the differences between North America and Europe.

On My Shelf

The Gospel Coalition interviewed me about books and reading.

Flashback: I Demand Justice!

As I walked out of Dachau I felt a deep longing for justice. I did not just want the kind of justice that would hand out a life sentence, but a cosmic justice, a complete justice, God’s own justice against the evildoers.

You will never know the fullness of Christ until you know the emptiness of everything else.

—C.H. Spurgeon

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