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 …

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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. …

A La Carte (January 12)

The Lord bless and keep you today. Today’s Kindle deals include some good picks from Crossway. Westminster Books has a new kids’ edition of Pilgrim’s Progress discounted. The False Philosophy of Cancel Culture This article from STR makes some interesting observations about cancel culture. “Cancel culture is based on the assumption that power—not truth—is the only way to drive cultural change. Change the group in power, and change the culture. On this view, everything is a power play. Ultimately, group …

A La Carte (January 11)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: All Will Be Well) Discipled by Algorithms I think it’s increasingly important that we acknowledge the centrality of algorithms in modern life. “We live in a personally curated and expertly crafted world of information, driven by algorithms that often wield significant influence over our lives and our outlook on the social and ethical issues of our day. The world you see online is often very …

A La Carte (January 10)

Grace and peace to you on this fine Monday. There is a collection of books and commentaries to look at in today’s Kindle deals. How Do We Process the Scariest Passage in All of Scripture? Justin Dillehay: “It’s frightening to think about going to hell. It’s even more frightening to find out too late that you’re going to hell when you thought you were going to heaven. And still more frightening to think that not just a few, but ‘many’ …

Weekend A La Carte (January 8)

Good morning! Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of newer books and some older ones as well. (Yesterday on the blog: Read This First) Loved With Everlasting Love How often do you get to read an article by someone who is celebrating a century of God’s faithfulness? “In November 2020, I celebrated a hundred years of the Lord’s faithfulness to me. I can hardly believe I have reached such a milestone as I don’t feel any sense of aging in …

A La Carte (January 7)

May the Lord be with you and extend his richest blessings to you today. The Strange Fate of Hamilton and Harry Potter Carl Trueman: “Years ago, when teaching at seminary, I used to tell the students that moral relevance in the modern world was a cruel and fickle mistress. However much Christians accommodated themselves to her demands, sooner or later she would want more. Christian morality and the morality of the world simply could not be reconciled in the long …

A La Carte (January 6)

Grace and peace to you today. Westminster Books is offering 50% off their top sellers from 2021. There are a couple of new Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Squiggly Line of God’s Providence) Greedy for Gain “There’s something ugly, something character revealing, about the politician who squeezes absolutely every inch out of their entitlements. Those who make sure that every dollar of those things that they can technically claim is used up, and who spend the time to do …

A La Carte (January 5)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. There’s a nice little collection of Kindle deals today, including Rod Dreher’s Live Not By Lies and Mark Vroegop’s Dark Clouds, Deep Mercy. No False Worship of the True God Writing about the second commandment, Bruce Ashford says, “it’s an insult to God when we have to reshape him into something else in order for us to love him.” He both illustrates and explains. ‘One Anothers’ I Can’t Find in the New …