Kindle deals for Christian readers
Unrelated to Kindle deals in any way, shape or form, this new book, The Art of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien looks positively delightful. For Kindle deals, Crossway’s weekly offering focuses on the work of J.I. Packer:
Packer on the Christian Life by Sam Storms is also on sale for $5.99.
And speaking of Packer, this is a really interesting discussion between him and Mark Jones, author of the recently released Knowing Christ:
Approximately 1 out of every 4 Christians will encounter adult onset Calvinism (commonly known as AOC) during their life, either personally or in someone close to them. It can be a scary thing to encounter, especially if you’re not familiar with the symptoms. The person you once knew and loved is suddenly a completely different person.
It gets better.
Last week I took my wife on a date to see the recently released Christian film War Room. I went on the recommendation of more than a couple people in my church, people I trust theologically and artistically. Like most Christian movies, War Room was received with a mix of critical disdain and audience acclaim. Films like these can be incredibly polarizing. People either come out singing its praises or shouting an artistic “anathema!” over it. This is even true in the church. Christianity Today tore the film to shreds in a recent review. Yet even as I write these words, two women are sitting behind me talking about it. “Wasn’t it fabulous?” one says. “Yes! My whole family needs to see this!”
On the other hand, God turned my darkest hour into one of my fondest memories. The Lord made himself known during that time in too many ways to count. Paradoxically, I walked away from those dark days with a radiant joy that eclipses my happiest moments on this planet.
Here are eight reasons why.
I’ve been guilty of at least half of these.
It’s common to talk to women physically or psychologically damaged by abortions, who say, “I had no idea this could happen; no one told me about the risks.” Unfortunately, the large body of evidence indicating significant abortion risks has been suppressed and ignored. This suppression is made possible by prochoice advocates who zealously oppose any requirements for abortion clinics to provide information. The “immunity to stating the facts” enjoyed by abortion clinics increases their profits, but only at the expense of women who are not allowed to make an informed choice.