A La Carte (December 22)

You may want to check out this fantastic Narnia-inspired Emmanuel poster my friend Stephen McCaskell has produced. It can be purchased as a poster or downloaded for free as a wallpaper for your phone. Today’s Kindle deals are a bit of a grab bag, but if you browse through you may find something that appeals. (Yesterday on the blog: On Following Mediocre Leaders) 2020: A Christian Music Review Every December I link to Jeremy Howard’s review of Christian music from …

A La Carte (December 21)

I’ll give Logos users another reminder that the 12 Days of Logos promotion is wrapping up soon and offers some really good deals ranging from $1.99 and up. Also, and separately, is a deal on some solid Baker resources like the BECNT series. Today’s Kindle deals include a nice little list of books that is worth at least a quick look. Sharp Eyes, Soft Hearts, and Sanctified Minds David Steele provides some useful criteria for evaluating Christian books. The Story …

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Weekend A La Carte (December 19)

If you do some or all of your reading via Kindle, there’s a collection of  deals for you to browse through today. (Yesterday on the blog: Singing in the Dark) Two Things You Can Take with You to Heaven Greg Koukl explains the two things you can take with you to heaven. The Incarnation: Its Relevance William Boekestein: “To call the incarnation ‘relevant’ almost sounds patronizing. But we need to recognize the intimate connection between this important doctrine and personal piety.” …

A La Carte (December 18)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of options you may want to look at. Remember that Westminster Books has all their ESVs at 50% off through the end of the month. (Yesterday on the blog: Would You Consider Supporting My Work As a Patron?) What Does It Mean To Worship God “in Spirit”? (Video) Here is Sinclair Ferguson’s answer. In the Dark This article reflects on the light of Christ breaking into the darkness. Give the Gift of AGTV Christmas …

A La Carte (December 17)

After a short pause yesterday, there are lots of rock-solid Kindle deals to browse through today. (Yesterday on the blog: The Consensus Best Books of 2020) Trees: God’s Creative Power On Display “To most people, trees are the very essence of ‘naturalness’, which basically implies absence of artificial human input. In recent decades, secular literature has shown a noticeable shift towards interpreting naturalness as absence of divine input—as merely the product of chance, by evolution. Nothing could be further from …

A La Carte (December 16)

Logos users, remember to check out the 12 Days of Logos. The deals include a bunch of my recommendations for OT commentaries, a number of complete commentary sets (NICOT, Welwyn, etc), and the complete NSBT set. There are some really good deals to be had. Think You Know the Christmas Story? Here are Five Common Misconceptions Michael Kruger, a New Testament scholar, addresses five common misconceptions about Christmas. Is Christmas a Pagan Rip-off? Meanwhile, Kevin DeYoung answers this question: Is …

A La Carte (December 15)

There’s a good-sized list of Kindle deals to look through today; it includes Joel Beeke’s neat little book on marriage, Ligonier’s book on false teaching, and my Epic. (Yesterday on the blog: When All Seems To Be Gain, Plan For Loss) The Evolution of Digital Third Spaces Chris Martin has an interesting discussion here of the evolving digital “third spaces” among younger folk. What Happens to Non-Christians Who Take the Lord’s Supper? In this one John Piper responds to a …

A La Carte (December 14)

The Logos deals continue through their 12 Days of Logos. Recently they’ve added my top recommendations for OT commentaries, a number of complete commentary sets (NICOT, Welwyn, etc), and the complete NSBT set. You can’t go wrong with any of those! There aren’t a lot of Kindle deals today. However, you will find Tim Keller’s book on Christmas there, along with his daily devotional on the psalms—perhaps an option for the new year. (Yesterday on the blog: The Practical, Business-like …

Weekend A La Carte (December 12)

My gratitude goes to Zondervan for sponsoring the blog this week to tell you about their excellent book Confronting Injustice Without Compromising Truth (which, coincidentally, was one of my top-10 books of the year). It is sponsors and patrons that keep this site going. Logos has begun their annual 12 Days of Logos promotion and there are already lots of good deals to be had. You can save right now on the Logos software itself or on resources for it. …

A La Carte (December 11)

Westminster Books has discounts on some Puritan books, including the ever-popular The Valley of Vision. Today’s Kindle deals include a good one on friendship along with a couple of pocket guides. The Surprising Ministry of Encouragement Ray Ortlund: “Encouragement is what the gospel feels like as it moves from one believer to another. The ministry of encouragement, therefore, isn’t optional or just for people with a knack for it. Real encouragement has authority over us all. It deserves nothing less than …