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A La Carte (September 26)

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Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of books that cross a few different categories.

(Yesterday on the blog: Maintaining Confidence in the Process)

Christian Reflections on Anger

David Qaoud offers some insightful reflections on anger.

Patience and Maturity

“A cursory glance of the New Testament shows that patience (along with the closely-related virtues of endurance and perseverance) is one of the most valuable Christian virtues in connection to Christian maturity.” Gabriel Williams shows how and why that is.

A Wedding after a Funeral

Here’s a glimpse of life on the mission field.

The Discipline of Listening

I know listening is something I need to get way better at. “I had assumed he wanted me to make his negative feelings go away, to help ‘fix’ his issues. But that wasn’t actually what I was capable of giving. What he needed—and what I could give—was for me to simply listen, to be with him in his pain, and to share his burdens. Instead, I was giving him what I wanted for him…”

How to Know the Difference Between the Spirit of Truth and the Spirit of Error

Denny Burk explains the difference between two very different spirits.

Tyler the Ex-Evangelical Quits Swimming (Video)

Sometimes satire says things very well.

Standing on Our Knees

“It was still dark outside as I rose to go to prayer. A chill in the room told me that it was going to be a frigid mile-walk to the square. I wanted to crawl back under the covers, but resisted. ‘I’ve been doing this for only three days while my Ukrainian friends have done it every day for five years,’ I rebuked myself.” Nicole Leigh tells why believers in Kiev have been praying publicly on a daily basis for a long time now.

Flashback: Learning to Be Rich

The temptation to rely on our wealth instead of on God is very real. The God-given response is for you and me: To do good, to be rich in good works, to be generous and ready to share.

There is one place we should look for the firstfruits of heaven on earth: the local church. It’s where we catch the first glimpses of heaven’s springtime blossoms.

—Mark Dever

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