Kindle deals for Christian readers
B&H has put a few titles focused on understanding world religions on sale:
- Mormonism Unmasked by Phillip Roberts—$2.99
- The Religions Next Door by Marvin Olasky—99¢
- What You Need to Know about Islam and Muslims by George Braswell—99¢
- Understanding World Religions by George Braswell—$2.99
- Islam by George Braswell—99¢
Also worth checking out are:
- Preaching to a Post-Everything World by Zack Eswine—$2.51
- How People Change by Paul Tripp and Timothy Lane—$2.99
- One Anothering by Simon Schrock—$2.99
Finally, Westminster Bookstore’s got a great deal on Owen on the Christian Life by Matthew Barret and Michael Haykin, which you can get for as little as $9 for the eBook and $11 for a paperback edition.
As our perspective on work changes through the gospel, we begin to see that the menial tasks we find ourselves involved in day in and day out are actually—and amazingly—infused with incredible meaning. They are the sovereignly designed means by which God is caring for the people of the earth. He has ordained that we, as human beings, exist in a state of interdependence on each other. That doesn’t mean God has isolated Himself from the world; it simply means that God is providentially using the talents, opportunities, and regular old jobs of regular old people to provide and care for humanity.
I do not believe it to be a coincident that this interview is the first I have heard Biden speak about his personal pro-life convictions. He even went so far as to say pro-life politicians are (and should be) welcome in the Democratic party, which, coincidentally, has a platform plank advocating for unrestricted abortion. All this from a man who is reportedly considering running for president.
We’ve all been there. Reading the Bible can become boring. Our eyes are on the page but our minds are everywhere else; because everywhere else is just so much more interesting. That black book without pictures just isn’t quite so exciting as the black device that can show us anything in the world in just a click. We may pick up our Bibles, open the pages, and scan the lines, but our hearts just aren’t in it. We force ourselves to read our chapter(s) or fill up our allotted time, but we really can’t wait to finish and get on to much more fascinating and enjoyable things.
It’s not good, is it? You know, it’s bad, but you don’t know what to do. Well, here are some ideas to help you re-ignite your Bible reading. If you have any strategies that have helped you, leave them in the comments box to help others too, will you?
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A dear brother recently asked me a great question. It was one that I had thought about before, but when his asking it forced me to make it a bit more concrete. This was his question: “How do you define success as a pastor?”
My easy response is “faithfulness”. But how do I measure whether or not I have been faithful? What does that look like?