Kindle deals for Christian readers
- God’s Love Compels Us edited by D. A. Carson & Kathleen B. Nielson—$2.99
- Here Is Our God: God’s Revelation of Himself in Scripture edited by D. A. Carson & Kathleen B. Nielson—$2.99
- The Scriptures Testify about Me edited by D. A. Carson—$2.99
- His Mission: Jesus in the Gospel of Luke edited by D. A. Carson—$2.99
- A Year with G. K. Chesterton by Kevin Belmonte—99¢
Finally, two versions of The Pilgrim’s Progress are on sale for $2.39 each:
For example, in one minute I’ll have a burning desire to use the gifts God has given me in a way that is honoring to him, and it is utterly clear to me that my desires are solely for the spread of his fame. But in the next minute, my thoughts will have turned 180 degrees to my own self-glory: If I use this gift, what will people think? Will I get recognized if I work hard? Will the outcome of this effort be in my favor?
Marty Duren has some recommendations if you’re a fan of documentaries (which I am). One important one missing from this list? Through The Eyes of Spurgeon.
Casey Lewis on the effect of having met every Friday for the last three years “with a group of men at IHOP for breakfast and Bible study.”
He read the Chesterton quote aloud to me a few weeks ago and we’ve come around and around to it, in these horrible ordinary days. Both of us have believed the lie that if you work hard things will go well for you, if you honor those around you, you will be honored, if you pursue your passions, you will do your passions. We are unafraid of hard work, honoring those ahead of us, and the pursuit of passions. But what we have found is vanity of vanities, it’s all vanities. These things themselves are not useless pastimes, but they certainly aren’t the guarantee of extraordinary lives. My pastor in Texas said once, “You can’t put God in your debt,” and also we can’t put life in our debt either.
Tony Reinke shares Tracy Fruehoff’s testimony on “mothering, Facebook addiction, and awaking from a digitally-induced acedia, a kind of social media-driven sleepwalking of the soul.”
“Shepherds lead from the front. Butchers drive from behind”
— Hershael York —