Kindle deals for Christian readers
Christian Audio’s free audiobook of the month for April is Kevin DeYoung’s Taking God at His Word. On the Kindle front, today is the last day to get these titles by Phil Ryken for $1.99 each:
Also on sale are:
- An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture by Andrew Davis—99¢
- Cold-Case Christianity ($1.99) and God’s Crime Scene ($3.99) by J. Warner Wallace
- How to Read the Bible in Changing Times by Mark Strauss—$4.99
- The End of Reason ($2.99) and Walking from East to West ($1.99) by Ravi Zacharias
- The Complete Works of EM Bounds on Prayer—$2.99
In my more reflective moments, I’ve wondered if God ever feels that same way. Possibly so, because for most all of us, there is that one thing – that one situation – that one relationship – that one concern – that just won’t go away. So we pray about it over and over again. And then we do it another time after that.
Because abortion has been legal throughout the country for two generations, many pro-lifers have not had to seriously consider the question of why women should not be held criminally liable for having an abortion.
Before we address that question, though, we should first ask whether women who had abortions were treated as criminals prior to the Roe v. Wade decision. The short answer: No, they were not.
Cruz came of age—as a Christian and an American– during the height of the Religious Right’s power. During his sermon at Community Bible Church, he told an inspiring story of God’s work in his family. The personal testimony of Cruz’s father, Rafael, who is now an itinerant preacher and spiritual adviser to his son’s presidential campaign, demonstrates the power of the gospel to change the trajectory of a human life and reunite a family broken by alcohol abuse. Because God saved Rafael Cruz, Ted Cruz was raised in an evangelical subculture. He grew up studying the Bible and was taught to integrate faith and learning at Second Baptist School in Houston.
Depending on your eschatological framework, your identification of the Man of Lawlessness and his activities may differ from what I wish to offer in this post. Coming to terms with the fact that there will indeed be a Man of Lawlessness plays an important role in the life of the believer as he or she eagerly waits for the day of Christ’s coming. In days of relative peace, we must ready ourselves and forthcoming generations–especially our own children–for the days of anarchic deception that will accompany the Man of Lawlessness.
See, I often read my Bible as a means to an end. I want to live a better life, I want to live a life that is pleasing to God, and I read the Bible to teach and equip myself to do this. This is a very good reason to read the Bible. But it made me think: As I get toward the end of life, will I still want to read it? When I have little life left to live, will I still have reason to take up and read my Bible? If the purpose in reading is to live better, what will I do after I’ve already lived most of my life?
My friends have often heard me say that I finish a book about five or six times. After editing and revising multiple times on my own, I turn it into a manuscript, usually chapter by chapter, to editors at our ministry. Doreen Button, Stephanie Anderson and Kathy Norquist edit many things I write. They’re great editors with different strengths and different eyes, who excel at seeing various weaknesses. They point out what they don’t understand, and suggest many corrections. I go along with most of them. After all the feedback I finish the chapters another time, and finally finish the whole book a second time and send it to the publisher.