A La Carte (November 28)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. There are a few new Kindle deals that are well worth a look. Be sure to check out this long list of Cyber Monday deals that may be of interest. When God’s Sovereign Will Seems Inscrutable “Sometimes God’s sovereign will seems inscrutable, especially when it involves His allowing overwhelming trial or crushing disappointment. Or when He permits the thwarting of what consecrated Christians had become thoroughly convinced was in keeping with His plan and would …

Weekend A La Carte (November 26)

My thanks goes to Christian Focus for sponsoring the blog this week with news of an excellent new biography on John Ross. There are a few new Kindle deals today. Westminster Books continues their deals today with discounts on children’s books. (Yesterday on the blog: Black Friday 2022 Deals for Christians) David French and the Future of Orthodox Protestantism This is an important one from Carl Trueman. “It is now clear that orthodox Protestants, specifically evangelicals, do not own the country. Whether …

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A La Carte (November 25)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. Don’t forget to check today’s Black Friday Deals for Christians roundup. I’ll be updating it through the day as I find new deals. Your Spouse Is God’s Creation I enjoyed Paul Tripp’s reflection on marriage and, even more, on his call to accept and embrace your spouse as he or she is. “God created every aspect of your spouse’s personhood. He administrated every choice of hardwiring, tone of voice, innate personality, natural gifts, …

A La Carte (November 24)

Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever! Happy Thanksgiving to my many American friends and family members. Enjoy your holiday today and then check in tomorrow for my annual round-up of Black Friday deals. (Yesterday on the blog: Revival) Four Tips for Having Good Conversations Perhaps you’ll find this helpful today. “What if I told you it’s possible to have great conversations with almost anyone without wasting your time, getting bored, …

A La Carte (November 23)

The Lord be with you and bless you on this fine day. There is once again a nice long list of Kindle deals to browse through, headlined by two apologetics words: Keller’s The Reason for God and Scrivener’s new The Air We Breathe. Westminster Books has put together a Christmas Gift Guide with all sorts of good deals. Trusting God Through Terminal Illness This is quite an article. “I quickly progressed to using a wheelchair and had to give up …

A La Carte (November 22)

In the lead up to Black Friday, Logos has deals on a number of commentary bundles. You’ll find deep discounts on bundles for Anchor Yale Bible Commentary, New American Commentary, Preaching the Word Commentary, and Tyndale Old and New Testament Commentary. Meanwhile, if you’re into Kindle deals, be sure to check today’s list as you’ll find the entire Zondervan Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament series discounted to $4.99 per volume—a fantastic deal on a premier series. (Yesterday on the blog: To …

A La Carte (November 21)

Grace and peace to you today. There is another list of Kindle deals to work through today. Note that some entire commentary series are 75% off (NICOT, NICNT, Pillar, etc). (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Christian Books for November 2022) Video Discipleship In a Digital Age “Tim Keller once posited a question along these lines: Why is it that so many young church-going people lose their faith within a term or so of going to college? They attend church growing …

Weekend A La Carte (November 19)

My gratitude goes to 316 Publishing for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you about the Legacy Standard Bible as well as Bella Paper calendars and stationery. (Save on any purchase with code CHALLIES.) Sponsors keep the site free to readers like you so I appreciate each and every one. (Yesterday on the blog: Confronting the Problem of Spiritual Abuse in the Church) 3 Steps Christian Institutions Take from Orthodoxy to Sexual Immorality Joe Carter does some interesting analysis here. …

A La Carte (November 18)

Westminster Books has some good Christmas outreach resources discounted this week. They’ve also got a sale on resources related to James. Thanks to Karen Wade Hayes and Lara d’Entremont for their reviews of Seasons of Sorrow. Thanks also to Christine Chappell who hosts IBCD’s Hope + Help podcast for inviting me to discuss the book. Today’s Kindle deals include all 5 volumes of the excellent Biblical Theology of the New Testament Series and so many other solid titles. Canada Euthanized …

A La Carte (November 17)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. (Yesterday on the blog: Let’s Hear It For the Failures) Measure Your Heart of Thanksgiving “I don’t know what your Thanksgiving season looks like. I sincerely hope you find thankfulness a happy overflow of God’s blessings this year. I hope your home fills with joy and laughter. But there are times in every person’s life when thanksgiving is an act of trust, when the measure with which we are measured tries our hearts.” …