A La Carte (January 24)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. There’s a nice little list of Kindle deals for the collectors. (Yesterday on the blog: The Best Friendship in the World) The Countries Where It’s Most Dangerous to Be a Christian in 2022 Joe Carter looks at a recent report about the countries where it’s most dangerous to be a Christian. Ten Words for a Broken Society (#9: No False Witness) Bruce Ashford continues his interesting series on the Ten Commandments. “Whereas the …

Weekend A La Carte (January 22)

May God bless you as you serve and worship him this weekend. My thanks goes to Ligonier Ministries for sponsoring the blog this week with news of The Reformation Study Bible, Student Edition. Today’s Kindle deals include some classics (plus whatever I dig up in the morning). (Yesterday on the blog: Friendship and the Grace of God) A Kernel Of Wheat In The Ground This is such a neat story. “Back in 1921, a missionary couple named David and Svea Flood …

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A La Carte (January 21)

May the Lord be with you and bless you. Spiritual COVID and Losing Your Taste for God Trevin Wax creates a helpful comparison here. “The loss of taste was the weirdest part of COVID. Mealtimes lost their joy. I ate and felt sustained but didn’t enjoy good food anymore. Every morning, I made myself a cup of tea, but only out of routine since the effort was about as enjoyable as sipping hot water.” You Need Doctrine and Life to …

A La Carte (January 20)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. Today there are new Kindle deals on books from Kevin DeYoung, Ray Ortlund, and others. Meanwhile, Westminster Books has pre-order deals on some of the books due to be published in the weeks ahead. (Yesterday on the blog: You Just Can’t Have It All) Job and the Deadly Spiritual Equation Pierce Taylor Hibbs: “Job is one of my favorite books of the Bible. That usually catches people by surprise. Why would a book …

A La Carte (January 19)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. There is a good selection of new Kindle deals today. They include a solid commentary on James, a volume from the NSBT, and more. Shall we cancel the theologians? Carl Trueman says “there is a form of cancel culture emerging within the ranks of Christians. It operates with selective pieties drawn from the wider woke culture and reflects, whether by accident or design, the same self-righteousness that marks the secular world.” 3 …

A La Carte (January 18)

We are digging out after a massive snowstorm yesterday–possibly the biggest I’ve ever seen around these parts. These blizzards never quite lose their wonder… Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that are worth a look. (Yesterday on the blog: What Does It Mean To Trust God in Our Trials?) The Breath of God Interestingly, I found two articles yesterday that focused on the same theme: the breath of God. “Breathe on us, O Lord, and in us. Breathe love. Breathe …

A La Carte (January 17)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. There is a small list of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Angel of Patience) Five Things I Learned as a Pastor’s Kid Samuel James grew up a PK and offers a few of the lessons he learned along the way. Will Few Be Saved? “On several occasions the gospels record Jesus teaching that only a few will be saved (Matthew 7:14, Matthew 22:14, and Luke 13:23). Careful readers of Scripture …

Weekend A La Carte (January 15)

Good morning and good day to you! Today’s Kindle deals include some classics (and one newer work). (Yesterday on the blog: I Still Do: A Marriage Course for the Middle Years) The Power of Questions I enjoyed this look at the rhetorical power of questions—and the different kinds we can pose. Everywhere spoken against Janie B. Cheaney considers Anne Rice’s strange legacy. “It seemed improbable for a wildly popular author of paranormal and erotic fiction to fall in love with Jesus. …

A La Carte (January 14)

May the Lord be with you and bless you today. The Reformed Expository Commentary series has finally published their volume for Romans and Westminster Books has it heavily discounted. The series is ideal for pastors or general readers. There’s a small number of Kindle deals today, including one of the volumes of the NSBT series. What to Do When Your Resolutions Start Dissolving Reagan Rose: “We’re officially two weeks into 2022. And two weeks also happens to be the average life span …

A La Carte (January 13)

Grace and peace to you, my friends. Today’s Kindle deals include two good books I don’t think I’ve ever seen on sale before. (Yesterday on the blog: Don’t Be Reckless With What Others Count Precious) The Vertical, Horizontal, and Inward Realities of Sin “Sin is never done in isolation. In fact, there are vertical, horizontal, and inward effects of it.” David Qaoud explains. How Paul Measured the Missionary Task This article makes some good and useful points about the missionary task. …