Kindle deals for Christian readers
Three freebies to get you started:
- The Pursuit of the Holy by Simon Ponsonby
- When Your Husband Is Addicted to Pornography by Vicki Tiede
- A Quest for More by Paul Tripp
Also on sale are:
- The Glory of Christ by John Owen—99¢
- Exploring the Unexplained by Trent Butler—$2.99
- I Am a Church Member by Thom Rainer—$2.99
- The Millennials by Thom and Jess Rainer—$2.99
- Essential Church by Thom and Sam Rainer—99¢
- Autopsy of a Deceased Church by Thom Rainer—$2.99
- Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger—$2.99
- The Case for the Real Jesus by Lee Strobel—99¢
Today is also $5 Friday at Ligonier, where you’ll find a number of great resources for sale, including:
- Luther and the Reformation teaching series by R.C. Sproul (audio & video download)
- The Expository Genius of John Calvin by Steven Lawson (Hardcover)
- Feed My Sheep by Don Kistler (ePub)
- Why We Trust the Bible teaching series by Stephen Nichols (DVD)
Rachel Lynn Aldrich:
The senior author of an allegedly groundbreaking study on gay marriage has retracted it following evidence that some of the data likely was fabricated.
The study claimed people opposed to gay marriage would change their minds after having a 20-minute conversation with someone canvassing their neighborhood who identified as a homosexual. The study also claimed other members of the same household were more likely to change their views as well. But the data supporting the study was too good to be true, according to the Daily Caller.
This is really cool.
Erik Raymond shares a confession from Bryan Chapell. It’s really great.
It’s true that there are plenty of Christians whose lives don’t resemble Christ’s. There are pastors who abuse their authority or lead poorly. There are churches that implement changes quickly, without the consent of key leaders, which then breeds disunity and quarrels. Leadership fumbles, personality conflicts, relationship breeches — they all exist in the church. That’s why, for many churchgoers, the temptation is strong to seek refuge and peace in another church across town.
But what if the choice to leave a difficult church situation will actually short-circuit your formation as a Christian? What if your desire for a better congregation will stunt your spiritual growth? Does God use uncomfortable church situations as part of His process of sanctifying us?
Be sure to also read When You Should Flee Your Church.