Skip to content ↓

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

  • Lets Hear It For the Second Parents

    Let’s Hear It For the Second Parents

    While today we tend to associate step-parents with divorce, in previous centuries they were almost exclusively associated with death and with either widow- or widowerhood. In an era in which lifespans were shorter and, therefore, a greater number of parents died while their children were still young, there was a distinct and honored role for…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    A La Carte (June 17)

    A La Carte: Honor good fathers and bad fathers alike? / Don’t give up, dad / How I respond to pride month / 5 myths about the pro-life movement / A seminar on biblical counseling / How do I know if I’m one of the elect? / Kindle deals / and more.

  • The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    The Glorious End without the Difficult Means

    Just as Olympic athletes cannot realistically expect to win a gold medal unless they strictly discipline themselves toward victory, Christians cannot hope to prevail in the Christian life unless they take a serious, disciplined approach to it. Yet lurking in the background is always the temptation to hope that we can have the result of…

  • A La Carte Collection cover image

    Weekend A La Carte (June 15)

    A La Carte: Learn to rest in God’s justice / 3 reasons why your small group is not a church / How can I be a godly father? / Gender in the void / Are images of Christ OK? / The getting of wisdom / and more.

  • 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…

  • A La Carte Friday 2

    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.