A La Carte (August 19)

Today’s Kindle deals include a nice collection of deals that spans several genres and publishers. Have at it! (Yesterday on the blog: On Preparing Your Hands for Church) I am a False Prophet Me too! “I am a false prophet. I am constantly predicting things that don’t come true.” There’s lots of insight on worrying here. Why In-N-Out Isn’t Coming to a City Near You (Video) I rather enjoyed this video on In-N-Out and why they’ve been so deliberate to …

Weekend A La Carte (August 17)

Today’s Kindle deals include some newer books and some older ones—not bad for a Saturday! (Yesterday on the blog: The Power Over Christian Publishing We’ve Given To Amazon) Evidence of Biblical Story Found in Layers of Jerusalem Ash “The Bible describes King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon laying siege to Jerusalem and specifically burning down the temple, the palace and “all the great houses” (2 Kings 25:9). A group of archaeologists believe they’ve found one of those great houses and their discoveries …

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A La Carte (August 16)

Today’s Kindle deals aren’t the lowest prices we’ve ever seen, but there are some really solid books there. (For another solid book, check out The Whole Armor of God, on sale at Westminster.) Have You Considered Trying Harder: The Theology of Rachel Hollis Anne Kennedy: “In the world of self-help, a genre to which Americans are peculiarly addicted, Rachel Hollis is suddenly ascendant — her diminutive figure bolstered in six-inch heels, her flawlessly high-lighted hair extensions framing her bright, inviting …

A La Carte (August 15)

Today’s Kindle deals include small but diverse collection of books you should check out. The recent deals from Westminster Books are focused on helping teens see life through three biblical lenses. (Yesterday on the blog: Missing Elements in Our Discussions about Apostasy) 3 Questions D.A. Carson Asks Potential Apostates I’ve read this before. I’m glad I read it again. “Those of us who have had the privilege of leading people to Christ have often observed how a few weeks later, …

A La Carte (August 14)

Several of today’s Kindle deals aren’t objectively cheap, but they are actually a great value compared to their list prices. Take a look and see! Pastors in India: I saw information about this conference and wanted to recommend it to you. I know all the speakers, I believe, and have a ton of confidence in them. I’m sure it will be a blessing. One Question Every Church Planter Should Ask Kevin DeYoung shares one question every church planter really ought …

A La Carte (August 13)

Logos is having a back-to-school sale which sees all their base packages reduced by 20%—about the biggest discount I’ve seen them offer. They’re also offering discounts on some solid Crossway resources. (Yesterday on the blog: Why Satan Is No Friend of the Family) Hey Church: A Fallow Year Ain’t A Bad Idea I think there are many churches that would benefit tremendously by following this counsel. “A fallow year. A sabbatical for church not from church. Some white space in …

A La Carte (August 12)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books from Crossway as well as some other solid picks. (Yesterday on the blog: How We Worshipped One Sunday in August) 9 Things You Should Know about the Manson Family Cult By now you know how to identify a Joe Carter article. “This week marks the fiftieth anniversary of the gruesome Tate-LaBianca Murders, which were carried out by a group that has become known as the Manson Family. The killings in the summer of …

Weekend A La Carte (August 10)

You will find a few Kindle deals to look through today. (Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Books for August) The Church of Chicken I thoroughly enjoyed this long article on Chick-fil-A. It tells “the inside story of how Chick-fil-A used Christian values and a ‘clone army’ to build a booming business that’s defying the retail apocalypse and taking over America.” What Does ‘Born of Water and the Spirit’ Mean in John 3:5? Is there anyone you’d rather have …

A La Carte (August 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include some solid picks. Westminster Books has a sale on the excellent Tyndale OT and NT commentaries. It’s an ideal set for almost any purpose. Bonhoeffer Convinced Me to Abandon My Dream There’s a lot to think about here. “The pastor’s first call is not to envision a church but to receive one. We lead by discerning how Christ is forming a community and by being one of the first to accept that fellowship with gratitude. The …

A La Carte (August 8)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few books that may be of interest, though most of these ones tend to go on sale fairly frequently. (Yesterday on the blog: “Our Missionaries”: A Message of Thanks) Does God Want Everyone to Be Saved? “Universalism teaches that God saves everyone, and here is a verse that says in no uncertain terms that God’s will is for ‘all’ to be saved. So, is this text stating that everyone is saved, whether they want to …