When my children are physically hungry, I sometimes give them whatever I can find just to boost their blood sugar and to stop the whining. But when it comes to my son’s appetite for books, I cannot just give him anything to read. Prepackaged food and a good homemade meal will equally fill the belly, but the latter is better for the body. When it comes to feeding my son’s desire to read, I want to give him what is healthy for his mind, heart, and soul.
The hardcover edition of The Christian Lover, by Michael Haykin is on sale in today’s $5 Friday sale at Ligonier.org. Other items on sale:
- A Geerhardus Vos Anthology (paperback)
- The New Birth teaching series by Steven Lawson (audio and video download)
- Are We Together? A Protestant Analyzes Roman Catholicism by R.C. Sproul (ePub & MOBI)
$5 Friday ends tonight at 11:59:59 PM Eastern.
Matthew Lee Anderson:
Over the weekend I started reading Roger Scruton’s The Uses of Pessimism and the Danger of False Hope, which is like everything Scruton writes: both instructive and engaging. It was this bit, however, on the nature of authority that stood out to me as particularly interesting, especially in light of recent disputes over millennials and the church.
How does one judge that one is growing old? In Britain, it is typically thought to be when the policemen start to look younger. Over here, I have a sneaking suspicion that it is when you read cigar aficionado D. G.Hart and find yourself nodding in agreement. Like admiring Simon Heffer, it is one of those things a young person should never, ever do.
Westminster Bookstore is offering 14 titles from IX Marks for 89.49. Included in the set:
- What Is a Healthy Church Member? by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
- Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
- Life of God in the Soul of the Church by Thabiti M. Anyabwile
- What Does God Want of Us Anyway? by Mark Dever
- It Is Well by Mark Dever and Michael Lawrence
- Nine Marks of a Healthy Church by Mark Dever
- Deliberate Church by Mark Dever and Paul Alexander
- The Gospel and Personal Evangelism by Mark Dever
- What Is a Healthy Church? by Mark Dever
- What Is the Gospel? by Greg Gilbert
- Biblical Theology in the Life of the Church by Michael Lawrence
- The Church and the Surprising Offense of God’s Love by Jonathan Leeman
- Church Planting Is for Wimps by Mike McKinley
- Am I Really a Christian? by Mike McKinley
This sale ends on August 22nd so act quickly.
The study of church history reminds us that we are standing on the shoulders of those who have come before us. The halls of history are filled with accounts of those who loved the truth and fought valiantly to preserve it. Thus, while we recognize that church history is not authoritative (only Scripture is), we are wise to glean from the wisdom of past church leaders, theologians, and pastors. Their creeds, commentaries, and sermons represent lifetimes of meditating on the text and walking with God. We would be unwise to ignore their voices and their insights — as we similarly seek to rightly divide the Word.