Kindle deals for Christian readers
Crossway’s deals of the week focus on the family:
- The Shepherd Leader at Home by Timothy Z. Witmer—$2.99
- Family Driven Faith by Voddie Baucham Jr.—$3.99
- Give Them Grace by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick & Jessica Thompson—$3.99
- Marriage and the Family by Andreas J. Köstenberger & David W. Jones—$3.99
- Exploring Grace Together by Jessica Thompson—$3.99
Also on sale:
- Rid of My Disgrace by Justin S. Holcomb & Lindsey A. Holcomb—$3.99
- Redemption by Mike Wilkerson—$3.99
And several by C.S. Lewis:
- Letters to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer—$2.99
- The Four Loves—$2.99
- Reflections on the Psalms—$2.99
- A Mind Awake: An Anthology of C. S. Lewis—$2.99
- The Business of Heaven—$2.99
Mitchell Chase points us to “an overall pattern of incredible third-day events” in the Old Testament to better understand Jesus promise to rise on the third day.
In recent years, it has become more commonplace to hear certain theologians emphasize that the ascension and present reign of Christ are the most neglected aspects of His work of redemption; and, while there is great merit in highlighting the consequences of such a neglect of these precious truths, I have come to believe that the most neglected part of Christ’s saving work is actual what happened to Him in between His death and resurrection. The Apostle Paul put Jesus’ burial on par with His death and resurrection. When he spoke of the “Gospel” he did so by singling out the death, burial and resurrection of Christ. So what part does the burial of Jesus play in the work of redemption. Here are three significant features about His burial.
In this theological perspective, God’s lifeboat plan of redemption is concerned only with the survival of his people. However noble and well-meaning our efforts to salvage God’s creation may be, at the end of the day, our work on this doomed earth only amounts to rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic.
But God is deeply concerned with the crown of his fallen creation and has initiated a glorious plan of redemption through his Son Jesus. He has not abandoned this world.
This is good (and smarts a bit).
Over the years, people have asked me how I wrote the song “I Stand in Awe.” I wish I had some jaw-dropping tale of how I was caught up to the third heaven and handed a scroll with the lyrics written in gold ink. Or at least that I was driving in my car and the song came into my mind in a flash of divine inspiration. No, my songwriting process is usually pretty pedestrian and mundane (slow and unimpressive).