A La Carte (February 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a solid biography of Martin Luther and several other good books. What Was It Like to Pastor at 17? HB Charles Jr.: “What was it like to pastor at seventeen? Ultimately, the short answer is God. For that matter, the long answer is God. God did it all! God saved me. God called me to preach. God gave me to my first church and my first church to me. And God provided everything and everyone I …

A La Carte (February 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few solid titles from Crossway. This is going to be an “A La Carte only” week at the blog. I finished up the first draft of a book last week and am in a lot of pain from doing so (context). So I’m going to mostly stop typing for the week and hope it helps. I’ve also got an appointment with a specialist this week (that, coincidentally, was booked months ago) and hope to get …

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Weekend A La Carte (February 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include some classics and some newer works. If you’re looking for something even less expensive, you may want to browse through Nitoy Gonzalez’s latest roundup of free stuff. (Yesterday on the blog: Has the Bible Been Preserved For Us Today?) Sex Abuse Among Southern Baptists Keith Whitfield: “As Southern Baptists, we have to come to face reality: These reports show a systemic problem spanning decades of neglect in handling abuse cases in our local churches and through our …

A La Carte (February 15)

I wasn’t able to track down any new Kindle deals, though there’s lots to sort through from the past week. However, Westminster Books has some new releases on sale, including John Piper’s new one as well as Mere Calvinism, which I very much enjoyed. (Yesterday on the blog: How Can We Glorify God with Our Time?) Why Men Like Me Shouldn’t Be Pastors Samuel James: “Why did it take whistleblowers and journalists to identify disqualifications that should have been obvious to those with the …

A La Carte (February 14)

Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent resources on the local church. You’ll also find my little book Run to Win and a few from Reformation Heritage Books. (Yesterday on the blog: Biographies for People Who Have Never Read a Biography) James MacDonald Fired from Harvest “In the midst of efforts to reconcile with longtime critics, Harvest Bible Chapel fired its founder and senior pastor James MacDonald for ‘engaging in conduct … contrary and harmful to the best interests of the church.’” …

A La Carte (February 13)

There is, once again, a small list of Kindle deals to browse through. Yesterday I put out a little video about ESV Scripture Journals; shortly thereafter (and entirely coincidentally) they went on sale at Westminster Books. The Power of the Gospel and the Meltdown of Identity Politics Al Mohler has some really good and clarifying thoughts here about identity politics and intersectionality. “Virginia serves as a prime example of the self-destructive nature of identity politics—a political philosophy that expansively designates identity by …

A La Carte (February 12)

Today’s Kindle deals include all kinds of books that are worth checking out. If you’ve going to be at the TGC conference in April, I’d love to see you for a Visual Theology breakout. And we’re working on a nice giveaway for all attendees. If you’ve already registered for TGC19, you can email [email protected] to sign up. (Yesterday on the blog: Meet My Friend Selina) How To Stop Hating Yourself I appreciated reading Emma’s thoughts on self-hatred. “Self-hatred is not God’s …

A La Carte (February 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include several books about marriage, among them a personal favorite–Married for God. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in February) Nevertheless, She Persisted in Christ What inspiring story of aging with grace. “Culture tends to portray images of strong women fitting a specific mold – successful businesswoman, outstanding athlete, influential leader. These can be appropriate examples, but if we measure strength solely by public achievements, we miss honoring the excellence of integrity. If we only …

Weekend A La Carte (February 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are worth considering. (Yesterday on the blog: Travel Tips from a Journey Round the World) Valentine’s Day and Christian Dads Chap Bettis: “There is something about knowing florists, card-makers, and restaurants make a killing off this self-declared holiday that drives me a little crazy. Each year I stare it in the face and waver. But my kind wife gives me a little push. And I am glad she does. Each Valentine’s Day, my …

A La Carte (February 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of books–it has been a bit of a slow stretch! Westminster Books has begun a new feature where each month they’ll highlight and discount resources related to a different book of the Bible. Here’s this month’s list. (Yesterday on the blog: It Takes Two) How Reading the Bible Changed My Life This is a sweet story. “Seeking God isn’t something that anyone does naturally. So when I look back at that time in my …