Kindle deals for Christian readers
In honor of Mother’s Day next weekend, Crossway’s Kindle deals are focused on books for women:
- Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman—$3.99
- Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman—$3.99
- Comforts from the Cross by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick—$3.99
- Disciplines of a Godly Woman by Barbara Hughes—$4.99
- Faithful Women and Their Extraordinary God by Noël Piper—$3.99
Also on sale:
- Depression by Ed Welch—free
- Running Scared by Ed Welch—$1.99
- How People Change by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane—$1.99
- Found: God’s Peace by John MacArthur—$1.99
- Anxious for Nothing by John MacArthur—$1.99
- Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure by Daniel Hochhalter—99¢
This is really great.
What we tend forget is that the hymns or chants we love were once themselves “modern” and sometimes controversial based on their tune, tempo, or similarity to “pagan” music forms. Our desire for older music is misguided because we forget that our music will one day be the “ancient” music some pine for. Age of the song should be disregarded.
R.C. Sproul Jr:
Before we answer we have to confess that the ideology is not a direct assault on any of our most ancient creeds. Our Lord never spoke specifically against the peculiar sin that animated this small group. There may be a few obscure texts in the Bible that, indirectly it would seem, touch on the sin. But truth be told, one could preach through the whole Bible without ever having to actually name the twisted doctrine of this group.
We all know insincerity when we see it. Most of really don’t like it when we see it in others. And we roundly condemn misleading marketing by mendacious merchants.
But most of us also find it hard to fully live “without wax” ourselves. I know this by observation and experience. I know it mainly because I know me. I am a clay jar (2 Corinthians 4:7) — and one that is quite flawed. And my sin-nature is a mendacious marketing merchant. It does not want you or anyone else to see my defects. It wants to hide the defects behind a deceptive wax and sell you a better version of me than is real.
I live by lists. In fact, I take so much joy in crossing things off a list that if I do something that’s not on my list, I’ll write it on there just for the sheer pleasure of crossing it off. It’s encouraging to me, then, when I look to Scripture and see other list-makers (maybe there’s a place for us in the kingdom of God, too).