A La Carte (June 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include a bit of this and a bit of that. Westminster Books has deals in the Bible Speaks Today commentary series—a wonderful resource for personal use or sermon preparation. Were Early Christian Scribes Untrained Amateurs? “In the ongoing debates about the reliability of early Christian manuscripts, and whether they have been transmitted with fidelity, it is often claimed that early Christian scribes were amateurs, unprofessional, and some probably couldn’t even read.” Michael Kruger, who has some authority …

A La Carte (June 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include one or two “normal” books, plus a massive selection (geared largely toward scholars) from Eerdmans. (Yesterday on the blog: But God Makes No Mistakes) The Beauty of a Little Life “Perhaps we misjudge the value of little lives also because we don’t evaluate correctly. We all know how to quantify selling millions of albums or getting a six-figure advance or pastoring a 10,000 member church. We don’t know how to quantify feeding a family that turned …

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A La Carte (June 3)

Today’s Kindle deals include, like most Mondays, several good books from Crossway. Yesterday on the blog: Lord from Sorrows Deep I Call (Free Downloads) Three Approaches to Ecclesiastes Here’s a good look at some of the different ways to approach Ecclesiastes. “In my observation, Ecclesiastes is second only to Revelation in the number of competing interpretive approaches available to readers of the book. It offers a great case study in how perception can drastically affect both interpretation and application. This fact …

Weekend A La Carte (June 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list to kick off a new month. This month’s free book from Christian Audio is The Liturgy of the Ordinary by Tish Harrison Warren. There are a few discounted books to go with it, like Trillia Newbell’s Enjoy. Free from Logos this month is a whole course taught by John Frame. (Yesterday on the blog: The Five Things You Want Your Church To Be) How and When to Offend There are times it’s right …

A La Carte (May 31)

Today’s Kindle deals include, well, not a whole lot. It has been a bit of a slow week as these things go. In Defence Of Deep Friendships It’s true, this: “We need a friend that shares more than just a passing interest in a mutual hobby. We need a friend that is more than just a person who makes mutual hours at work more tolerable. We need a friend who we’ll talk with even though we don’t need to ask them …

A La Carte (May 30)

Unfortunately, it’s a no Kindle deal kind of day today. Let’s try again tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: What Does It Mean To Be A Christian Blogger?) Can We Live Longer but Stay Younger? While this article veers into evolutionary silliness at one point, it first has lots of interesting facts and observations about aging. “The senior-housing industry is building inventory meant for seniors, but eighty-seven per cent of retirement-age people want to stay in the same home where they have …

A La Carte (May 29)

There are a couple of fairly minor Kindle deals to consider today. If you prefer printed books, Westminster Books has deals on a bunch of May’s new releases. Longer Than This isn’t just one of the best blog articles I found yesterday, but possibly a contender for one of the best blog articles I’ve ever read. The Difference between Shiite and Sunni Muslims and Why It Matters “Lutherans and Baptists are basically the same. Wrong, and both groups would likely agree on …

A La Carte (May 28)

Today’s Kindle deals include lots of great stuff. For the Glory is a top-tier biography; there is a MacArthur collection for a dollar; etc. (Yesterday on the blog: Getting Older Involves a Lot of Dying) Another One Bites the Dust This dispatch from one of Scotland’s schemes offers wisdom on a common issue. “This is a typical story that many face working in our poorest communities. We invest our time and energy into people and then, out of nowhere, it …

A La Carte (May 27)

Today’s Kindle deals include several books by Jen Wilkin and one by James White. Dear Izzy, If Only You Had Behaved Like An Elite Athlete This makes the point quite clearly. “Look, Izzy, here’s the reality: if only you had behaved like elite athletes who carried out acceptable bad behaviours, you would still have your job. (Sure, you might have received a tap on the wrist, lost some cash, perhaps been suspended for a while, but you wouldn’t have been …

Sunday A La Carte

As I collected links this week, I found the list growing and growing until I realized I had a lot more than I could put to use. So I decided to collect some of them into a special Sunday edition of A La Carte. Enjoy! From time to time I like to link to some of the books I’ve been enjoying but don’t plan to review. In that vein, William Hague’s William Wilberforce is a brilliant biography of a great …