A La Carte (April 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include several good books, including a personal favorite on prayer. Is the Enemy of My Enemy My Friend? Al Mohler takes on an important question for a time of great cultural uncertainty. Nature Documentaries Are Fake (Video) I think we already know that our favorite nature documentaries aren’t entirely real. Here’s an explanation. Creating a Culture of Hospitality “Church doesn’t just happen on Sunday morning and Wednesday nights. We all know that. In our busy and self-isolating …

A La Carte (April 24)

Today’s Kindle deals include a series of titles from Crossway that deal with deep theology. God Desires To Bless You Infinitely More Than You Can Imagine There’s an encouraging thought: “He has made an unbreakable, unchangeable promise to never stop doing good to us.” The Quiet Plague of Painkillers This one is from Desiring God: “Although heroin accounts for many such deaths, more familiar medications pave a path to heroin. Coincident with rising death rates, sales of prescription opioids such as …

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Weekend A La Carte (April 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include three books that will help you better understand the Bible. Westminster Books is offering deals on catechisms and resources to help teach them. How Brainy Women Benefit the Church “Even today, when my husband tells other people that I’m smarter than he is, I instinctively wince. He means it as a compliment; but I still see it as a social liability—an aspect of my character that, for many people, conflicts with my very womanhood and for …

A La Carte (April 21)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few titles that will be of interest if you’re into church history. You’ll find most people’s #1 pick for a church history overview at a great price. Paul Remembered Mary “Paul remembered Mary and how hard she worked. In Romans 16:6, Paul requested that a particular Mary would be recognized for her service. Paul had remembered her diligent work for the glory of God. It apparently made an impression on him.” This Is About That (Video) …

A La Carte (April 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include several titles from the Christian market and also a few from the general market. You Can’t Love Missions without Loving the Local Church There’s lots to ponder in this article. Do I Need To Ask Forgiveness Every Time? (Video) Dr. Stephen Wellum answers a common question: “If Jesus already died for my sins, why do I need to pray for forgiveness every time I sin?” The Roller Coaster Effect of Ministry This article may be helpful …

A La Carte (April 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include quite a few titles that are worth checking out. Westminster Books has a bunch of deals on books related to technology and living in the world today. As it happens, a couple of them are by me. Reformed Perspective March/April Reformed Perspective is a good little magazine (produced in Canada, hence with a bit of a Canadian bias). The March/April issue is free to download in PDF. The Sketchy Faith Healer Atlas Obscura shares the fascinating story of John …

A La Carte (April 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of good books, including a book on Romans written by Tim Keller. Investigating the Birth Control Pill Reformed Perspectives magazine has an article investigating the birth control pill and whether it’s a legitimate option for believers. The Wisdom of Sex Also on the theme of sexuality, here are several biblical themes for protecting ourselves from sexual sin. Giving People a Chance to Grow This is very important. “As I think through my past, I’m …

A La Carte (April 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include some recommended titles by Lydia Brownback, James White, and a few other notable authors. He Is Not Dead It’s a day past Easter, but still a good time to reflect on the seven victories it represents. The Historical Evidence Also, Simon Gathercole examines the historical evidence for Jesus, then concludes with a bang: “These abundant historical references leave us with little reasonable doubt that Jesus lived and died. The more interesting question – which goes beyond …

Weekend A La Carte (April 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include several interesting books. My pick of the day is Todd Friel’s Reset for Parents. The Intrusive Neighbor Joe Thorn: “God’s command for us to love our neighbor as ourselves, to seek their good, is a call for us to be intrusive. It’s counter intuitive to many of us who have come to believe in the value of keeping our distance, but God wants us to have them in our homes, and he wants us to be …

A La Carte (April 14)

There is a nice variety of Kindle deals today, with many of them related to Easter or Reformation. John Piper has a new book out and Westminster Books has discounted it. I was a guest on The Ordinary Preacher podcast where we discussed speaking the truth with love and various other topics. Pastor, Defend Christian Liberty This is crucial. “Pastor, do you require any particular behavior or lifestyle of your church members that Jesus does not? Are there things that someone must do in …