Kindle deals for Christian readers
Today’s the last day to get these books by Greg Gilbert on sale for $1.99 each:
Also on sale are:
- Getting to No by Erwin Lutzer—$3.38
- What Is the Mission of the Church? by Kevin DeYoung & Greg Gilbert—$4.09
- Worship Leaders, We Are Not Rock Stars by Stephen Miller—$2.86
- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by Bruce Ware—$4.41
- Church with Jesus as the Hero by David Prince—$3.99
Andy Crouch’s response to prayer shaming:
It is unrealistic, and arguably cruel, to ask for fresh words in the moment that we are confronted with suffering and loss, let alone horror and evil. Every human being, in these moments, falls back on liturgies—patterns of language and behavior learned long before that get us through the worst moments in our lives. There is no need to come up with a new thought or new words when you stand in the receiving line at a funeral home; it is entirely fine to say, “I am so sorry for your loss,” even though the family will have heard those words a hundred times before. What matters is not your words, which cannot possibly rise to the demands of the occasion, but your presence and your empathy.
From beyond the grave, Spurgeon speaks. He speaks against the man-made concoctions that humans often conjure and turns our attention instead to the greatest cause for joy in the Christian’s life — knowing how the story will end.
This is pretty fantastic.
Batman v Superman
The latest trailer for the upcoming superhero film has just been released. Looks promising!
There’s one characteristic that separates the successful from the unsuccessful in every walk of life: teachability.
Those who are teachable, and remain so, usually succeed. The unteachable usually fail. I’ve seen that in business, I’ve seen it in the ministry, I’ve seen it among students, and I’ve seen it in my children.
No matter how much talent and gifting we have, if we are, or become, unteachable, we will never reach anywhere near our full potential in our careers, our callings, or our relationships.
You might think Calvin is some kind of stilted cyborg theologian whose God is a malicious puppet-master. Well, I have news: if you’re a protestant, or a member of a democracy/republic, or you’re reading this book in your own language, you have Calvin to thank. So you should at least hear him out.
Here are 8 things to know before getting started.