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 …

A La Carte (February 7)

I was glad to be a guest recently on the B.A.R. Podcast. You can hear that episode right here if you’re into podcasts. (Yesterday on the blog: Advanced Technologies and Basic Christianity) A Strategy of Faithful Average Ministry It’s okay to be average. “It is all too easy to assume that there is something special about us, or our church, that will enable it outperforms the average church in the same context. We think that something about our ministry – perhaps the …

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A La Carte (February 6)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of solid books. (Yesterday on the blog: New and Notable Books for February) Two Pastors’ Advice on Pastoral Visits to the Grieving Helpful! “Praise God for modern communication. A phone call is helpful and nice. But a voicemail will never replace pastoral visits, when you look someone in the eyes as they grieve. A thoughtful text is a poor replacement for touching someone’s shoulder or giving them a hug. Be present personally for the people …

A La Carte (February 5)

There are three solid picks in today’s Kindle deals. (Yesterday on the blog: On Living in a Post-Christian Context) The Christian Life Is More Like a Bus Ride Than a Motorcycle Ride “Hey pastor, here’s some language I use to help my people understand how the gospel relates to our life together as a single congregation with a single gathering (no multiple services or sites).” You’ll find this helpful, I think. My Father Died Last Week Bill Mounce reflects on life and …

A La Carte (February 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few books (and a Bible). Usually Crossway has a nice list for us on Mondays, but it looks like maybe someone forgot to flip the switch this week! I realized as I was putting together today’s selection that I had found articles from 7 different countries. So just for fun, I made a note of each country. (Yesterday on the blog: A Pastoral Prayer) Move Over, Sex and Drugs. Ease Is the New Vice. Canada. “The …

Weekend A La Carte (February 2)

There are so many Kindle deals today! If you use a Kindle at all, you’ll probably want to take a peek. (Yesterday on the blog: Mere Calvinism) Note: The paperback version quickly went out of stock at Amazon, but should be available again now to ship early next week.  The Annus Horribilis of the Roman Catholic Church Leonardo De Chirico: “What is happening in this Annus Horribilis undermines the moral, spiritual, and institutional credibility of Rome. Even though Pope Francis continues to …

A La Carte (February 1)

There are lots of Kindle deals to kick off the new month (including my book Do More Better). Free from Christian Audio this month is my favorite recording of The Pilgrim’s Progress. Several other books by or about Bunyan are discounted. Free from Logos this month is a volume in the excellent New Studies in Biblical Theology series. Spend another $5 (click and scroll down) and you can add two more volumes. (Yesterday on the blog: Am I Judged for My Productivity …

A La Carte (January 31)

Good morning from ice-cold Canada. I have lived through a lot of Canadian winters, but I don’t ever remember one quite like this, with temperatures nearing -30 Celsius and just stubbornly staying there. But we’re staying warm, mostly by staying home! It is, again, a pretty sparse day for Kindle deals but we may turn a corner tomorrow as we head into a new month. (Yesterday on the blog: The Key To Making the Most Out of Congregational Singing) Conversations with Someone Not …

A La Carte (January 30)

You may enjoy watching the new trailer for the forthcoming Puritan documentary. Also, Westminster Books has launched a nice new site and, to mark the occasion, has put some books on sale. (Yesterday on the blog: The Perils of Social Media) Mary: The Influencer of God? Here are some thoughts on a recent statement by pope Francis. “In the Roman Catholic works-based merit system, one is in desperate need of receiving more and more grace in their life, and the best …

A La Carte (January 29)

I spent a few minutes hunting down some Kindle deals and did manage to find a handful of books and Bibles that may be of interest, including the Spurgeon Study Bible edited by Alistair Begg. Nitoy Gonzales has created a Freebie Round-up you might like to poke through. (Yesterday on the blog: How Evangelism Is Kind of Like Fishing) Self-Control, the Leader’s Make-or-Break Virtue Drew Dyck: “Over the past 10 years, my work in Christian publishing has brought me into close contact with Christian …