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A La Carte (October 27)

After days with long lists of books for sale, we’ve got just a few Kindle deals for today.

GLH publishing is offering an excellent Reformation Day Sale on their Kindle catalog of Christian classics. Use coupon code CHALLIES10 to save 10%.

Celebrating Their 80th Anniversary (Video)

This is so sweet, but so sad at the same time.

Research Reveals the 5 Biggest Influencers on Your Child’s Spiritual Health

“What do you think makes the biggest impact on a child’s spiritual development? Dinner as a family? Parents who don’t miss special events? Having church friends? Being at a good Christian school? Being at a church with a vibrant kids and student ministry?”

5 Common Misconceptions of Reformation Day

David Qaoud discusses five misconceptions of Reformation Day and why it is important to correct them.

What a Way to Grow

“I was reminded that part of our calling as women is just to speak life into each other, to look for the ways that God is doing good things and to say something when we see it. Without those two women and many others beside them when I was growing up among the peanut fields, I doubt that I would have ever realized many of the gifts of God in my life.”

Good History Takes Time, So Be Patient With the New JFK Documents

There are lessons for all of us to learn from the slow approach to history. Good history takes time!

The Census Makes for a Colourful Portrait.

This is one reason I love living in Toronto: “Toronto is a minority majority city at last, fully 51.5 per cent of us identify as visible minorities, and almost half, or 48.8 per cent do so in the Greater Toronto Area.” The whole world is right here!

How Holocausts Happen

Sobering: ‘As I drove away from Lake Wannsee, the words of Primo Levi kept echoing around my head. Not “It happened, therefore it could happen again” – the parallels with our own day were too clear – but rather, “It happened and it is happening again.”’

Flashback: Be a Living Example of God’s Living Love

Francis Schaeffer said, “No work of art is more important than the Christian’s own life, and every Christian is cared upon to be an artist in this sense. …The Christian’s life is to be a thing of truth and also a thing of beauty in the midst of a lost and despairing world.” No work of art is more beautiful, more precious, than a life lived for God in imitation of his Son.

We must interpret the mysterious providences of God not by reason or observation, but by the Word.

—A.W. Pink

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