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Challenges Pastors and People Face During the Holidays

Thabiti Anyabwile:

Tis’ the season to be jolly, right? Well, for some of us, but not all of us. While the entire world seems to glitter in tinsel, some people sit caves of gloom during the holidays. It’s easy to forget that suffering takes no vacation at Christmas. So, not to be a killjoy, but perhaps to awaken us to some opportunities around us, here’s five challenges that pastors and people face during the holidays.


More Cheap eBooks

Publishers are showing their Christmas spirit by dropping prices on their eBooks this year! Check out a few of the latest:

Gospel Coach: Shepherding Leaders to Glorify God – $3.99

Sifted: Pursuing Growth through Trials, Challenges, and Disappointments – $3.99

Through the Eyes of C.H. Spurgeon: Quotes From A Reformed Baptist Preacher - $2.99

And here’s a great deal from HarperOne: they’ve put C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy on sale for $1.99 each:

The Space Trilogy:

  1. Out of the Silent Planet
  2. Perelandra
  3. That Hideous Strength

Lewis’ The Screwtape Letters (Enhanced Special Illustrated Edition) is also on sale for $3.99 until the 13th of January.


Gabriel’s Message

This is lovely:


God Is Working Behind the Scenes in Greece

David Crabb:

And yet look beyond the “Christian” facade and the statistics that tell you Greece is already “reached,” and you will see a slow, steady, powerful work of the Spirit. The gospel is being proclaimed, people are coming to Christ, and churches are growing. These followers of Jesus are more likely to be found meeting in a dingy, rented corner store in Athens than in a grandiose old building by the sea. They are more likely to be the marginalized than the well-to-do. But they love Christ and the gospel, and you can see it in their faces, hear it in their voices, and see it in their lives.