A La Carte (October 19)

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and are ready to begin another week! Here are a few articles that may make for interesting reading… (Yesterday on the blog: The Word You Can Use Once a Year (and No More)) Men, Be the Chief Repenters in Your Homes What’s leadership in the home about? For one thing, it’s about leading in repentance. “Break the Teeth in Their Mouths, O God” This is quite a sobering biographical article about the imprecatory psalms. …

Weekend A La Carte (October 17)

My gratitude goes to Reformation Heritage Books for sponsoring the blog this week. Be sure to learned about the new book Puritan Reformed Theology (which is currently discounted). Also, here’s your regular reminder of my SquareQuotes site which is updated weekly and contains all kinds of great quote graphics. Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good collection of classics and newer works. For All My Fellow Phonies “I think for most of my Christian life I have felt like an …

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A La Carte (October 16)

There are once again some Kindle deals that may interest the collectors among us! The Day I Ran From God “The pursuit had begun. I knew God had drawn the bow of his wrath, and he had aimed it directly at me. The slightest tinge of my guilty conscience made the creaks and groans of the bowstring howl in my ears as it strained for release. I looked for places to hide, but wherever I went, he was there. I …

A La Carte (October 15)

There are a few Kindle deals worth checking out today. Logos users, especially pastors, may want to check the resources in their Pastor Appreciation Month sale. (Yesterday on the blog: A Master at Identifying Sin) Well Done > Well Said This is well said! “It’s always easier to find words for ideas than it is to act on them. It’s easier to write a love song than it is to genuinely give yourself for the good of another person. It’s …

A La Carte (October 14)

This year’s CCEF conference had to move online due to the pandemic. There’s benefit to all of us, though, because so did the bookstore and all its deals. Today’s Kindle deals include a few good choices: The Lord of the Rings (complete set) for $1.99, The Hiding Place for $0.99, and so on. Christians, Diversity is Not a Bad Word I know you know diversity isn’t a bad word, but maybe this article will help you consider why it’s such …

A La Carte (October 13)

It’s Amazon’s Prime Day today and, while that makes it a good day to buy a discounted Kindle device, I was hoping that it would bring us some special Kindle book deals. However, I was able to dig up only a few. (Yesterday on the blog: A Thanksgiving Family Update) The Evaporation of Empathy Chris Martin is concerned that we’ve been witnessing the evaporation of empathy. “A major consequence of the fact that the majority of us live on the …

A La Carte (October 12)

I read this quote a few weeks ago and have often pondered it since then: “It is very likely that more Americans can name the four Hogwarts houses than can name the Gospels.” While there’s no proof of it, I expect it’s probably true. And it highlights the Christian’s evangelistic challenge, doesn’t it? Westminster Books has a deal on a book that was clearly written to be read just about now… Today’s Kindle deals include a book on how to …

Weekend A La Carte (October 10)

If you’re looking for some good new music, be sure to check out Sandra McCracken’s new album Patient Kingdom and Citizens’ new album The Joy of Being. Today’s Kindle deals include a few classics. (Yesterday on the blog: Why Social Justice Is Not Biblical Justice) Your Church Is Not a Stepping Stone I think this is very important. “Some pastors view churches as stepping stones to move up and up until they finally ‘arrive.’ I know one pastor who won’t …

A La Carte (October 9)

Today’s Kindle deals range far and wide, I suppose. Avid readers may also want to check out Westminster’s deal on The Mystery of the Trinity, a highly-regarded new work. Should We Expect Our Jobs to Make Us Happy? Barnabas Piper’s illustration here is a helpful one. “It was only once I moved out and became responsible for my own home I began to covet adhesive-backed plastic hanging hooks. They seemed ideal for hanging pictures or dust mops or calendars… until …

A La Carte (October 8)

We are gearing up for Thanksgiving weekend up here in Canada. The days are getting short, the weather is getting cold—it’s pretty much my favorite time of year. There are just a few minor Kindle deals to look at today. (Yesterday on the blog: Discovering a World of Surplus Beauty) Parents, the Little Moments Matter Most They do, indeed! “I have been in the parenting game for quite a few years now. I’ve been bombarded by guilt-inducing articles, by books …