Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books that may be worth a peek.
Mary Kassian talks about the problem of violence against women. “Contrary to what culture would have us believe, the church — as guardian and proclaimer of the gospel of Jesus Christ — holds the only real remedy for the evil of violence against women. For it is the only thing that can change the inclination of a sinful heart.”
Melinda Penner: “Modern identity ends up crushing people because they’re responsible for validating their own value, but we just aren’t up to that task—it’s not how we’re designed. All of us look for validation outside of ourselves. We’re full of conflicting and changeable feelings and beliefs, so it’s never stable. It’s fragile.The Gospel pulls away the pretense of both models to show us it’s impossible to measure up to external standards and subjective standards aren’t enough. Neither gives us the value and significance we’re all looking for.”
There is some stunning photography on display here.
Carl Trueman points out and proves that “one of the oddest aspects of the sexual revolution is its tendency to present the problem as the solution.” And yes, they are doing it again.
Steve Burchett writes, “Throughout the Bible, God expected His people to hear His word read publically, and we have a few instances of that happening. Here are most of the references to relevant passages and verses I have discovered, with some brief comments. I hope you’ll read each passage or verse…”
Don’t miss this excellent, extended quote from Martyn Lloyd-Jones on the danger of being obsessed with polemics.
I’m no prepper, but did find this an interesting article. “On Monday, Sept. 25, five days after Hurricane Maria pounded Puerto Rico, Aaron Jackson got a LinkedIn notification on his phone from Michael Lee, supply chain and inventory manager for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. “Contact me right away,” it read, followed by a number. Jackson was at Blue Lemon, a fast-casual restaurant in Sandy, Utah, outside Salt Lake City, eating dinner with his family. He stepped outside and dialed.”
Here is a list of ten great books every Christian teen ought to read—or at least consider reading.
If you have a problem finding something to preach, I guarantee that you are not preaching the gospel.—Albert Mohler