Weekend A La Carte (May 25)

Today’s Kindle deals include several books from RHB and a classic systematic theology. If you are or ever have been a fan of Christian music, you probably won’t know what to do with this information any more than I did. “Kevin Max (dcTalk), John Schlitt (Petra), Billy Smiley (Whiteheart) and Dan Haseltine (Jars of Clay) have united to form the CCM ALL STAR REVIEW.” (Yesterday on the blog: What I Pack In My Spiritual First Aid Kit) In Praise of …

A La Carte (May 24)

Westminster Books is offering 50% off all Christian Focus titles. Personally, the CF books I treasure most and use with greatest frequency are Nick Needham’s volumes on church history; they are phenomenal and written at just the right level. The Literal Word Bible app may appeal to you, especially if you’re into Bible study (and/or into the NASB). Who Owns Your Body? Andrée Seu Peterson: “Who owns your body? It’s a hot topic today, with actress Alyssa Milano calling for …

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A La Carte (May 23)

Those who hunt for Kindle deals will find a few options today. (Yesterday on the blog: Work: Its Purpose, Dignity, and Transformation) Cautious about Causation Kevin DeYoung warns against being incautious when it comes to establishing causation. “People are complicated, and history is complicated. We don’t do anyone any favors by pretending that people or the past can be understood and summed up in a single, unifying theory.” Though he applies it to a few areas, he focuses in on …

A La Carte (May 22)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few odds and ends. You may also want to look at Westminster Books and their sale on Bibles. Is There Really an “Orthodox” View on Sexuality? Trevin Wax: “Many denominations in the West have been rocked by controversy over sexuality these days, not because Christians are obsessed with others’ sexual activities, but because so many Christians around the world recognize, instinctively, that the push to change the definition of marriage means much more to the …

A La Carte (May 21)

There are a couple of commentaries in today’s Kindle deals; the Galatians volume is a great buy at that price. (Yesterday on the blog: The Benefits and Drawbacks of Following a Parenting Method) The Subtle Art Of Growing Chris Thomas writes about writing. “Though the act of writing has helped, more significantly, understanding why I write has also shaped the craft. For me, writing is a way of saying, and saying is way of seeing. Crafting words helps hone ideas, …

A La Carte (May 20)

Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of good books about prayer. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in May) End-of-Life Comfort Measures: A Realistic Assessment “When our critically ill loved ones cannot speak to us, we wrestle with impossible decisions of whether to press on or to withhold treatment, all while we yearn to hear a beloved voice again. Such dilemmas thrust us into grief, doubt, fear, anger, and even guilt as we struggle to reconcile a …

Weekend A La Carte (May 18)

There are some rock-solid books in today’s list of Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: How Many Loves Have You Experienced Today?) Why Preaching MIGHT Be a Walk in The Park “To the uninitiated, I look like a man on a morning stroll. I might be noticed to be glancing at my phone, or muttering under my breath, but the true purpose of my walk is probably obscure.” I also find a “walk in the park” to be tremendously helpful …

A La Carte (May 17)

There are a few Kindle deals for you to take a look at if you are so inclined. Alabama and Georgia Are Throwing Down the Gauntlet against Roe. Good. This is so encouraging to see, even if only from across an international border. “We are witnessing the beginnings of an anti-abortion legislative revolution in Red America. Two generations of pro-life activism, persuasion, and argument have yielded pro-life supermajorities in state houses across much of the South and Midwest, and they …

A La Carte (May 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include various odds and ends! I’m quite enthusiastic about the new series of 31-Day Counseling Devotionals. Westminster has them at up to 50% off this week. (Yesterday on the blog: The Book Your Pastor Wishes You Would Read (But Is Too Embarrassed to Ask)) What Is The Trinity Debate About? Wyatt Graham provides a primer on the recent Trinity controversy. “For all the bad that appears during debates like these, the theological benefit through blogging, publishing, and …

A La Carte (May 15)

Today’s Kindle deals are headlined by John MacArthur and Warren Wiersbe, though a couple of other authors are represented as well. Were the First Christians Socialists? Kevin DeYoung: “At first glance it can look like the first-century church modeled an early form of socialism. After all, ‘they had everything in common.’ Maybe Marx was just reading his Bible when he argued, ‘From each according to his ability; to each according to his need.’ Isn’t that what’s going on in the …