A La Carte (October 8)

Good morning, my friends. The Lord be with you and bless you today.  There’s a nice list of Kindle deals to look at today. Family Bonds “My parents and my husband David’s parents met for the first time this August, 16 months after our Zoom wedding (thanks, pandemic). We were curious—and just a little nervous—about their first meeting: They have nothing in common!” Thus begins a hauntingly and tragically beautiful column from Sophia Lee. “Just Say No”? 3 Practical Ways to …

A La Carte (October 7)

Grace and peace to you this morning. Westminster Books has a deal on some excellent little books meant to help Christians through hard times. (Yesterday on the blog: Why Domestic Abuse Is So Very Evil) Cultural Christianity Gave Us the Golden Age of CCM This is an interesting one from Samuel James: “Cultural Christianity creates a tension. As an evangelical, I confess the need for conversion, regeneration, and a purified local church membership. But there are many things worth preserving …

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A La Carte (October 6)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. I have heard from a few people who are saying they have been unable to click links in the newsletter for the past few days. I have turned the issue over to the newsletter support team and am waiting for them to fix it. There is a short list of Kindle deals today. Carry a Candle “Our very finite and fragile ability to love individuals around us is a gift. And it …

A La Carte (October 5)

Good morning. May the God of love and peace be with you today. (Yesterday on the blog: My Own Little Paradise in an Ocean of Ugliness) Men, Are You Submissive? “Submission. Of all the words in the Bible, this may be one of the least popular. After all, our cultural moment is not one that values a posture of submission to authorities. On the contrary, our world insists we should challenge and critique those over us.” How Personal Policies Can Help You Fight …

A La Carte (October 4)

Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. I added a few Kindle deals to look through. I noticed that Amazon is having a big one-day sale on board games—something I always take note of when it comes up about twice a year. There are deals listed here and here. Lately we’ve been enjoying the Exit games as well as Photosynthesis. (Yesterday on the blog: When Blooming Youth Is Snatched Away) Should I Look for a …

Weekend A La Carte (October 2)

May you know the Lord’s rich blessings as you prepare to worship him this weekend. Logos users will want to look at this month’s free and nearly free books. There are a few Kindle deals to look at. (Yesterday on the blog: Responding Wisely to Domestic Abuse in Your Church) Stream the Luther Documentary for Free Throughout October you can stream the excellent Luther documentary for free courtesy of Ligonier Ministries. They’ve also got a study guide to go with it. …

A La Carte (October 1)

As we begin a new month, it is as good a time as any to remember that right now, at this very moment, God is on his throne. On sale this week at Westminster Books is the amazing Puritan Paperback series. There is a substantial collection of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: 10 New and Notable Christian Books for September 2021) On Being a Normal Horse Daniel uses C.S. Lewis to help him reflect on normalcy. “I wonder if …

A La Carte (September 30)

Grace and peace to you today. Today’s Kindle deals include some solid deals from Crossway. (Yesterday on the blog: The Tale of the Pig and the Sheep) Singing with the Saints Vern Poythress has begun a promising new series on singing with the saints. I Wasn’t Half-Dead Glenna Marshall: “When it comes to God’s miraculous work of saving people through faith in Jesus, I think we tend to believe that some people are harder to save than others—as though God …

A La Carte (September 29)

May the Lord bless and keep you today. This week at Westminster Books you’ll find a sale on “memorable stories, delightful characters, gospel help” for kids. Today’s Kindle deals are headlined by an excellent new book on being the bad guys. There is also a large collection of general market books on sale. I Searched for the Key to Discipleship “Discipleship isn’t nice, crisp books or carefully planned mission trips. It’s something altogether more intimate, more demanding, and more sacrificial. …

A La Carte (September 28)

May the God of love and peace be with you today. There is a short list of Kindle deals today. (Yesterday on the blog: Thank You, God, That I Am Not Like Other Men) If There’s One Thing We Can Offer, It’s Authenticity “As I’m writing this, I have just seen one of those promo videos from a larger church talking about all the great stuff people can plug into. It was full of youngish, cool people (I assume) talking about how great …