Kindle deals for Christian readers
Old Story New by Marty Machowski is 99¢ for the next few days. Also on sale:
- Truth Matters by Andreas Köstenberger—99¢
- Read the Bible for Life by George Guthrie—$2.99
- I Will by Thom Rainer—$5.38
- Reviving the Black Church by Thabiti Anyabwile—$9.99 (not on sale, but undoubtedly worth reading)
- Connected by Erin Davis—99¢
Finally, be sure to grab a copy of Are We Together? by R.C. Sproul free from Ligonier. They’re giving away it away in both ePub and MOBI formats.
Good stuff from Trevin Wax:
If you were to pull a book off my shelf at home and ask me about it, I’d probably be able to tell you the author’s main point, his way of making that point, and how that point coincides or contradicts others in the same field. Then, I’d either recommend it as worthy of your time or point you to another resource.
Friends, we are without excuse. All over Scripture we are called to serve the physical needs we encounter, yet many of us spend our days focused on our own needs and wants. How is your church addressing this global crisis? How is your family serving those in need in your community? Have you prayed for those who don’t know where to go for their next meal?
But it’s true that this movie has more in common with John Q than Left Behind; it looks and feels like a Hollywood blockbuster, not a piece of Christian spin.
So why does Captive succeed where others have failed? In part, it may have been strengthened by the filmmakers’ skepticism about the norms of the faith-based genre. As Bird put it: “I don’t think evangelistic filmmaking is either good evangelism or good filmmaking. I think it’s actually pretty bad propaganda most of the time.”
These are worth reading.
It’s hard to remember a mobilization of pro-life coalitions like the one we’ve seen in the months since the release of the first video. Planned Parenthood’s human trafficking operations have reignited our political and cultural discussions about abortion and human dignity, and many have testified of the videos’ having a profound—and in some cases, definitive—affect on their views.
So is pro-life winning? Not so fast.