Kindle deals for Christian readers
Lots of new stuff for you today, starting with three books by Phil Ryken ($1.99 each):
Also on sale are:
- Songs of a Suffering King by John Fesko—$2.99
- Aha (99¢) and The End of Me ($3.99) by Kyle Idleman
- On Guard by William Lane Craig—$3.99
- Saved Without A Doubt by John MacArthur—$2.99
Suicide Bomber Kills 65 as Taliban Targets Christians Celebrating Easter at Pakistan Children’s Park
The attack was Pakistan’s deadliest overall “since the December 2014 massacre at an army-run school that left 143 people dead, most of them children, and marked a devastating new turn in militant violence against Pakistani civilians,” reports the Los Angeles Times. (Xinhua has more details, as does The Express Tribune.)
Pakistani Christians—including Asia Bibi, one of the world’s most prominent persecuted Christians—were bracing for a bloody Easter Sunday after a blasphemy-related death sentence stoked Islamist anger last month.
Love this excerpt from Spurgeon’s 1892 sermon, “The Resurrection of Our Lord Jesus”.
This is really well done:
In his letters and other sources, C. S. Lewis left various bits of advice on the craft of writing. Below are 15 of the things he said. The bold is my restatement, followed by his actual quote.
Truly this is a narrative to be cherished. The women had come to the tomb to serve the crucified Savior by tending to his body, however, upon arrival his body was no longer there. We read of the great announcement by the angel that “He is not here, for he has risen, just as he said..” (Matt. 28.5).
Notice the reaction here by Christ’s servants for it is a great model for us. The risen Savior had induced dual emotions in their hearts, fear and great joy.
I found this piece by Aaron Bumgarner quite interesting.
I’m here with a few hundred strangers. I know nobody. We all arrived in unison. This choreographed gathering of likeminded strangers, each representing their own unique life of self-contained routines and schedules, is a phenomenon that would’ve been inconceivable for our ancestors in medieval Europe 500 years ago. Life then was not so self-determining.