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A La Carte (September 5)

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Today’s Kindle deals include : Do More Better by Tim Challies; Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung; Shopping for Time by Carolyn Mahaney; God at Work by Gene Edward Veith; The Pillars of Christian Character by John MacArthur; and Total Money Makeover by Dave Ramsey. Get them right here. Also, today only there’s a list of some solid general market books on work, business, and productivity.

My book Do More Better is available heavily discounted for Kindle at Amazon or in print from Cruciform Press (use coupon code laborday-dmb at Cruciform Press to get the print version for just $3.99!).

Logos users: Be sure to check out these “6 at 60” deals from Zondervan. There are some great resources at 60% off. The NIVAC has some must-have volumes and both the Old Testament and New Testament dictionaries are great resources.

Spiritual Disciplines and the Sinkhole Syndrome

When Donald Whitney is writing about the spiritual disciplines it’s never a bad idea to read what he has to say.

Pastoral Visitation a “Sign of Sickness” and a “Step Towards Death”?

I’m glad to see David Murray countering an article that concerned me just as much as it concerned him. “I was stunned and shocked when I read Thom Rainer’s recent blog post Fifteen Reasons Why Your Pastor Should Not Visit Much. It wasn’t just what was written but who wrote it–Thom Rainer!”

The Teacher’s Pay Cut

This kind of statistic comes up routinely, but it’s never good news! “On average, teachers earn 78.6 percent of what other workers with the same educational level get paid.”

Be Bold Enough to Follow The Truth As Far as It Takes You

Jared Wilson says “The world needs Christians bold enough to follow the truth wherever it may take them.”

Kindness Changes Everything

For a long time now I’ve believed Christians need to put more focus on kindness. So I’m glad to read this. “Kindness is underrated. We equate it with being nice or pleasant, as though it’s mainly about smiling, getting along, and not ruffling feathers. It seems a rather mundane virtue. But the Bible presents a very different, and compelling, portrait of kindness.”

This Day in 2007. 9 years ago today Migsti Haile was martyred in Eritrea at age 33 after severe torture and refusing to sign a letter renouncing her faith. *

How Do I Pray?

In this short video Derek Thomas answers a simple question: How do I pray?

When the Saints Go Marching In

Nick Batzig: “In light of the news about the Roman Catholic canonization of two Popes and the canonization of Mother Teresa, it is vital for Christians to understand what the Scriptures teach about sainthood. There are certain topics that I am reticent to write about—sainthood is not one of them.”

How to Pack a Suit

Here’s how to pack a suit in a small suitcase.

Flashback: Let Jesus Feel the Shame

The sin is no longer my own, which means the guilt is no longer my own, which means the shame is no longer my own. The guilt and the shame of that sin now belong to Christ. If anyone ought to be feeling shame for that sin, it is not me but Christ!

A person with an increasingly grateful heart is one with a decreasingly complaining mouth.

—Burk Parsons

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