Book deals for Christian readers
A few Kindle deals to start you off:
- The Narnian by Alan Jacobs—$2.99
- The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard Hays—$2.99 (US only)
- The Trinitarian Devotion of John Owen by Sinclair Ferguson—$5.76
- Minority Report by Carl Trueman—$3.99
- How to Argue Like Jesus by Joe Carter and John Coleman—99¢
- Holy Subversion by Trevin Wax—99¢
- The Pastor in Prayer by Charles Spurgeon—99¢
- The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis—$3.18 (US only)
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis—$4.99 (US only)
- God Is a Warrior by Tremper Longman—$4.99
- What’s Best Next by Matt Perman—$2.99
Today’s $5 Friday deals at Ligonier include:
- The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts by Douglas Bond (hardcover)
- Believing God teaching series by R.C. Sproul Jr (DVD)
- Thus Says the Lord teaching series by R.C. Sproul (audio download)
Finally, you can get Banner of Truth’s lovely three-volume set of The Complete Works of John Bunyan for $59 at the Westminster Bookstore. This might make a really snazzy Christmas gift for the theology nerd in your life.
Kevin DeYoung offers a whole pile of block quotes to remind us of an important truth: “Scholars all of different stripes have said the same thing: the cultural distance argument [about homosexual practice] will not work.”
Regrettably, many church leaders overlook the reality of spiritual warfare. We mistakenly believe that being attentive to Satan and his schemes is unnecessary when our congregations are flourishing. Sometimes we assume that merely thinking about spiritual warfare invites trouble.
The most important thing about any church is not their structure, their governance, their systems, their musical style, not even the nuances of their theology within a gospel framework, whether Baptistic or Presbyterian or Anglican. Those things matter. But the most important thing about any church is its spirit.
Young women who stay at home with your children, hear me: the scope of your service is not what makes it valuable; bigger is not always better. You don’t have to do elaborate things to serve and to encourage. The smallest of gestures can encourage someone more than you can possibly know. You may not be writing books, going away for weekends to speak at conferences, or traveling across the world to minister to someone, but you can be an encouragement right where God has put you.
Such a great parody trailer (language warning: there is a bleeped out bit of cussing at the very end):