Today’s Kindle deals include a handful of books that cross a few different categories.
(Yesterday on the blog: Maintaining Confidence in the Process)
David Qaoud offers some insightful reflections on anger.
“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.
Here’s a glimpse of life on the mission field.
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…”
Denny Burk explains the difference between two very different spirits.
Sometimes satire says things very well.
“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.
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