A La Carte (December 6)

Every day I look through lists of hundreds of mostly terrible books hoping to find just a few noteworthy Kindle deals. Today, sadly, I came up empty. We’ll try again tomorrow. (Yesterday on the blog: Should We Make a Priority of Diversity in Church Leadership?) Teens and Body Image This is an important one about body image. “As parents, we teach our children not to lie. Perhaps less discussed and more difficult to identify is when your child believes a lie, especially …

A La Carte (December 5)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a couple of deals, though we shouldn’t complain after the bounty we’ve seen in the past week! (Yesterday on the blog: Desiring the Approval of Others) Don’t Downplay Your Suffering “One of the biggest mistakes believers can make when facing a tragedy is to minimize it. I think so many of us do it because we are lacking a robust theology of suffering. So, our first reaction to a tragedy is to try and explain it …

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A La Carte (December 4)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good selection. December has gotten off to a great start! Logos users will want to check out the 12 Deals of Christmas. Be sure to consider the Pillar, NIGTC, and BST commentary sets at those discounts. (Yesterday on the blog: Mind Your Christmas Imperatives) John Chau Aced Missionary Boot Camp. Reality Proved a Harsher Test The evaluations of John Chau continue to pour in, including this long read from the New York Times. (Slate also …

A La Carte (December 3)

Today’s Kindle deals include some excellent books. Be sure to check the deals from the past couple of days as well. We’re spoiled! Remember that Westminster Books currently has all their ESV Bibles at 50% off. (Yesterday on the blog: Would You Consider Supporting Me As a Patron?) – The link to do so was initially AWOL yesterday, so for those wondering about that, it has returned. John MacArthur and Ben Shapiro Pastor John MacArthur joined Ben Shapiro to discuss “the intersection of …

Weekend A La Carte (December 1)

Today’s Kindle deals include a pretty good list to kick off a new month—even Hannah Anderson’s brand new one on discernment. This month’s free book from Christian Audio is Augustine’s Confessions. You’ll find several others by or about him heavily discounted. Also, they are having their twice-yearly sale where almost all downloads are just $7.49. This month’s freebie from Logos is one you’ll definitely want to add to your library. It certainly won’t hurt your library to add the additional …

A La Carte (November 30)

Today’s Kindle deals include some books and some Bibles. Stay tuned tomorrow when there should be some deals to start the new month. (Yesterday on the blog: Becoming Better Readers) The 50% Lie “You’ve heard it repeatedly on radio, podcasts, and TV. You’ve read it in various books and articles. You’ve even heard it in your pastor’s sermon. The problem: it’s a lie. ‘50% of all marriages end in divorce.’” We need to stop quoting this statistic. Why? “The 50% lie …

A La Carte (November 29)

There are a few new Kindle deals today that include some good works by John Stott and John MacArthur. (Yesterday on the blog: When the Mission Field Comes To You) Faith and (No) Work This is a helpful perspective from a different culture. “For so many African Christians, the question is not ‘how can I fulfil God’s calling in my work?’; but ‘where can I find work?’ full stop. The question is not ‘how can I integrate faith and work?’; the question is …

A La Carte (November 28)

Here’s a reminder that I’ve now got a Daily Podcast that shares some of the content of the blog in audio format. I’ve been encouraged by the early returns! It’s now (finally) available via iTunes, etc. You can learn more here. (Yesterday on the blog: EPIC: Philippines) He Gives and Takes Away This expression of grief is sad, yet hopeful. “God does not throw His children into raging waters to drown them but pre-equips them with life preservers and other tools …

A La Carte (November 27)

The list of Kindle deals today is not huge, but it features some really good books. (Yesterday on the blog: I Survived I Kissed Dating Goodbye) You Are Blessed to be a Blessing “We are so prone to think of our Christian walk in individualistic ways, aren’t we? We do our devotions, we go to church, we spend time with family, we interact with other Christians, and we work our jobs. No doubt, these are all blessings from God that should be …

A La Carte (November 26)

I’ve got a big round-up of Cyber Monday deals for you to browse through today. It includes a big selection of Kindle deals you’ll definitely want to check out. (Yesterday on the blog:  My Top Book Reviews of All-Time) How Do Pastors Pick Their Fights? David Mathis: “We need men who know how to disagree without creating division. We need pastors and elders who have enough self-control to avoid needless controversy, and enough courage to move gently and steadily toward conflict.” Was …