Weekend A La Carte (June 18)

My gratitude goes to ONE Audiobooks who sponsored the blog this way by giving away three audiobooks to anyone who wanted them. It’s not to late to get them! There’s a nice little collection of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: What Is A Woman?) Don’t Miss Out On Majesty I love this anecdote from the life of Queen Elizabeth II. “Of all the great stories told over the past few weeks during the 70th Jubilee celebrations of the Queen, …

A La Carte (June 17)

I made the long drive back from Grand Rapids yesterday and had to scramble to get A La Carte done! But I did get it done, and here it is… (But first, I listened to Candice Millard’s The River of the Gods along the way and very much enjoyed it. Recommended!) The book on marriage I recommended last week, Gospel Shaped Marriage, is now on sale at WTS. Speaking Truth in Marital Conflict “Here is a universal rule for marriage counselors: …

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A La Carte (June 16)

Today’s Kindle deals include a few interesting books. (Yesterday on the blog: 40 More Random Pieces of Advice for the Christian Life) Fathers, Lead the Way Here’s a reflection for fathers in the lead-up to Father’s Day. Let Your Sins Be Strong “We all tend to minimize our sinfulness. We look at the wrongs we have done and do everything we can to try and justify our actions. Doing this, however, fails to take full ownership of our sins.” A …

A La Carte (June 15)

May the Lord be with you and bless you today. I had been quite a slow week for Kindle deals, but I did find at least one good one for today. If “Representation” is the Issue, Where Are Pixar’s Religious Characters? Now that’s an interesting question, isn’t it? Tasteless Graceless Gervais This is an interesting take on comedians like Ricky Gervais who mock things we find appalling. We should think seriously about allying too closely with “the enemy of my …

A La Carte (June 14)

I am in Grand Rapids today on day two of recording the audiobook for Seasons of Sorrow. So far it is going quite well, I think, and I hope to be finished by this evening. (Yesterday on the blog: The Harder Our Earth, the Sweeter Our Heaven) Pastoral Q & A: Are More Prayers More Effective? This is a good question: Are prayers more effective when there are more of them? In Praise of Single Women “In 1 Corinthians 7, …

Weekend A La Carte (June 11)

My gratitude goes to The Good Book Company for sponsoring the blog this week. Be sure to download your free copy of Truth on Fire, then stay on their mailing list to get more free books in the months to come. There are some classics on offer in today’s Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: Grace for Sinners to Love Like Saints) Like & Subscribe for a Chance at Eternal Life This is a deep and fascinating reflection on living in …

A La Carte (June 9)

Blessings to you, my friends. There are a couple of Kindle deals to consider today as you continue to build a library. (Yesterday on the blog: Are We Performing or Are We Participating?) One Month After the Roe Leak: Reflections on the Supreme Court’s Draft Opinion Though we saw many hot takes on that leaked draft of the majority opinion of the Supreme Court, Steven Wedgeworth waited a month to offer some slightly more mature reflections. Expressive Individualism and the …

A La Carte (June 8)

For those who are into board games, Amazon has a lot of them significantly discounted today (including the “Exit” games which we really enjoy). Westminster Books has just refreshed its children’s fiction section and is offering some pretty good deals. Today’s Kindle deals include at least one good book from RHB. The indelible conscience and a month of “pride” “In case you haven’t heard, June 1 no longer marks the end of the school year or the unofficial beginning of …

A La Carte (June 7)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. It’s Zondervan who is headlining today’s list of Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: Prayers That God Will Not Answer) Fantastic Fireflies (Video) The John 10:10 Project continues its stellar series of videos on the wonders of God’s creation. God’s Sovereignty, Our Suffering, and Robots “Christianity faces a tough question regarding the conflict between the Bible’s claim toward God’s sovereignty and our suffering. This question can be asked in a …

A La Carte (June 6)

Good morning. Grace and peace to you. Today’s Kindle deals include some good picks from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: Husbands in Flirtation) Grief, but Not Without Hope, from Ames, Iowa “‘Sometimes there are weeks when the news comes faster than your heart can keep up.’ That’s what Cornerstone Church lead pastor Mark Vance told those gathered at a prayer meeting this morning for two young women shot and killed in the church parking lot Thursday night.” The House By The …