Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s put a number of books focused on literature on sale this week:
- Lit! by Tony Reinke—$4.99 (which I reviewed a few years ago and highly recommend)
- A Christian Guide to the Classics by Leland Ryken—$4.99 (which just arrived at the house)
- Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully by John Piper—$4.99
Also on sale:
- Faces in the Crowd: Reaching Your International Neighbor for Christ by Donna S. Thomas—$3.04
- C. S. Lewis Remembered by Harry Lee Poe & Rebecca Whitten Poe—$3.99
- The Cradle, the Cross and the Crown by Andreas Köstenberger—$2.99
- The Love of Wisdom by James Spiegel and Steven Cowan—$3.99
- Word Pictures in the New Testament by A.T. Robertson—$2.99
- Isaiah 40-66 (New American Commentary) by Gary V. Smith—$2.99
- The Formation of Christian Doctrine by Malcolm B. Yarnell III—$2.99
- Doctrine That Dances by Robert Smith—$2.99
- Text-Driven Preaching by David Allen—$2.99
- Shaping a Christian Worldview by David S. Dockery—$2.99
- Introducing the New Testament by Joe Blair—99¢
- In Defense of the Bible edited by Terry L. Wilder and Steven B. Cowan—$2.99
- Israel: Ancient Kingdom or Late Invention by Daniel Block—$2.99
- A Life Well Lived by Tommy Nelson—$2.99
- The Testing of God’s Sons by Gregory Smith—99¢
- Interpreting Gospel Narratives by Timothy Wiarda—$2.99
- Reasons for Our Hope by H. Wayne House & Dennis W. Jowers—$4.99
- Old Testament Survey by Paul R. House & Eric Mitchell—$2.99
R.C. Sproul Jr:
Too often we seek out spiritual highs with all the fervor of an addict. We seek out those mountaintop experiences, often times priming the pump with a special book, going to a favorite conference, playing over and over a peculiarly moving bit of music. I’m not in the least opposed to spiritual heights, books, conferences or music. Resting in His grace, rejoicing in His favor, drawing near to His presence are precious gifts, and sometimes, valuable memories.
Thomas S. Kidd:
In 1774, James Madison wrote to a friend in Pennsylvania about troubling developments in Virginia. There were reasons to worry about oppressive British taxes, of course, but that was not Madison’s primary concern in this letter. The “worst” news he had to deliver was that the “diabolical Hell conceived principle of persecution” was raging in the colony. “There are at this [time] . . . not less than 5 or 6 well meaning men in [jail] for publishing their religious sentiments. . . . Pray for liberty of conscience to revive among us.” While today we tend to think of early America as a bastion of religious liberty, many in the colonial era lamented its absence.
Donald Trump may have views that look nothing like the conservatism of Buckley, Kirk or Reagan, but that doesn’t matter. To Trump supporters, he’s wearing the team jersey. He is their guy. His craziness, his intemperate statements, his past history of not championing anything remotely like conservatism–this is irrelevant. For some who are angry at Democrats and even angrier at establishment Republicans, Trump sounds like he’s on their team. Even if he really isn’t.
Forgiveness doesn’t come cheaply or easily. It always comes at great expense to the one wronged. In some cases, it comes with permanent cost. The wronged parties must “take it on the chin,” allowing themselves to be physically, emotionally, or spiritually wounded by the offending party instead of seeking an equal measure of revenge. Christians do this in imitation of Jesus, who faced sinful rebels and yet still suffered and died so that we might be forgiven and reconciled to God.
Heaven is so heavenly that it’s often hard for earthly creatures to understand what it will really be like. That’s why the Bible often describes heaven in terms of what will not be there. For example, the last two chapters of the Bible tell us eight things that will not be there.