Kindle deals for Christian readers
There are a ton of Kindle deals this week. Here’s a look at the latest:
99¢ or less
- Speaking Truth in Love by David Powlison—FREE (also available in ePub format here)
- Make, Mature, Multiply: Becoming Fully-Formed Disciples of Jesus edited by Brandon D. Smith—99¢
- Called Together by Jonathan Dodson and Brad Watson—99¢
- Glimpses of Grace by Gloria Furman—99¢
- Contentment by Lydia Brownback—99¢
- The Millennials by Thom and Jess Rainer—99¢
- C.S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity by Terry Miethe—99¢
- C.S. Lewis’ Miracles by Terry Miethe—99¢
- Stop Asking Jesus Into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You Are Saved by JD Greear—99¢ (today only; goes up to $2.99 tomorrow)
- The Mission of Today’s Church: Baptist Leaders Look at Modern Faith Issues edited by R. Stanton Norman—99¢
- Leadership Lessons of Jesus by Bob Briner and Ray Pritchard—99¢
- The Insanity of God by Nik Ripken—99¢
- Holy Subversion by Trevin Wax—99¢
$2.99 or less
- Crazy Busy by Kevin DeYoung—$1.99
- A Loving Life by Paul Miller—$1.99
- The Christian Counselor’s Manual by Jay Adams—$1.99
- God’s Battalions by Rodney Stark—$2.99
- Gospel by JD Greear—$2.99
- Eight Twenty Eight by Ian and Larissa Murphy—$2.99
- The Promise: God Works All Things Together for Your Good by Robert J. Morgan—$2.99
- 100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart by Robert J. Morgan—$2.99
- Simple Church by Thom Rainer and Eric Geiger—$2.99
- Five Conversations You Must Have with Your Daughter by Vicki Courtney—$2.99
- Creature of the Word by Matt Chandler, Josh Patterson and Eric Geiger—$2.99
- The Christ of Christmas by Calvin Miller—$2.99
$3.99 and up
- Saving Leonardo by Nancy Pearcey—$3.99 (we’re big fans of this book in the Armstrong home)
- Read the Bible for Life by George Guthrie—$3.99
- Transformational Church by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer—$3.99
- An Introduction to the Old Testament by Tremper Longman—$4.99
- Worldly Saints by Leland Ryken—$4.99
Good thoughts here from Darrin Patrick.
How Guardians of the Galaxy should have ended
I loved the movie, but this is pretty fantastic:
Two quotes from The Holiness of God by R C Sproul, the first identifying boredom as the main reason people stop going to church, and the second identifying awe as the antidote to boredom.
Summary: More awe in church services = less boredom in church = less people leave church.
If Sproul is right, and I believe he is, how do we create more awe in our church services. Is this something only God can give, so we have to just wait for it to happen? Or is it something for which we are also responsible?
This is pretty cool.
We live in maybe the most prosperous country in certainly the most prosperous era yet of all time. And as people bought back into relationship with God by the merit of Jesus Christ, Christians should be even more thankful than anyone else. Besides, gratitude is fun! As G. K. Chesterton says, “Thanks are the highest form of thought, and gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” We miss out on so much when we fail to live gratefully.
I think there are three big reasons why gratitude can seem so hard to find.
To think of leadership in terms of timeless principles is easy, but we do well to remember that the tasks of exercising leadership and exerting influence do not take place in a vacuum. They are by nature contextual; that is, they require the use of wisdom in applying principles to various and often-changing contexts.
In this sense, then, Christian leadership is never timeless. Instead, it is a timely application of God-given wisdom regarding specific decisions that must be made in particular moments in time.
For those not familiar, Logos’ Pre-Publication program is how the newest titles get into Logos. This program gives users special low prices, as well as a say in what gets added to the Logos library (read more on that here). Here are a few standout titles (note, all prices are in USD):
- Reformed Dogmatics (5 volumes) by Gerhard Vos—$69.95
- Between the Beginning and the End: A Radical Kingdom Vision by Herman Bavinck—$12.00
- How (Not) to Be Secular by James K.A. Smith—$8.95 (this one launches on the 26th, so preorder now while it’s a really good price!)