Kindle deals for Christian readers
Today is the last day to get Barnabas Piper’s latest, Help My Unbelief, for $4.61. Also on sale are:
- Uneclipsing the Son by Rick Holland—$2.99
- His Mission: Jesus in the Gospel of Luke by edited by D.A. Carson and Kathleen B. Nielson—$2.99
- On Guard For Students by William Lane Craig—$2.99
- Keeping the Heart by John Flavel—99¢
- Trophy Kid by Ted Cunningham—Free
John Piper introduces a new book from Desiring God by Tony Reinke, The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness. The book is available free in three digital formats. You can also purchase a paperback edition at Amazon.
I felt very keenly in that moment how good it feels to be picked. Everybody wants to be picked. The gospel tells an interesting story about being picked. If I had to relate it to my weekend football humiliation, I would put it this way: God looks at the available selection, sees that I have no evident talent or ability and that in fact I give all indications of being a liability to the team, not an asset, and says, “I’ll take him first.”
Really appreciated this brief encouragement from David Murray.
Like the rest of Africa, the church in Kenya battles evangelism that peddles a counterfeit gospel, with name-it-and-claim-it messages attracting massive followings and bringing in much money. In many ways this challenge mirrors the exploitations of European “Christian” colonizers some 500 years ago. Today, though, it’s their own countrymen who masquerade as Christians.
Thankfully, the Lord is at work through other Kenyan pastors to help turn the tide.
This guide from Jerry Jenkins’ website is really helpful.
Sometimes I think we are so married to the idea of kingdom advancement by such large public platforms that we fail to see the upside down nature of the kingdom Jesus inaugurated and Paul preached about. We must not forget that gospel is “a stumbling block to the Jews and folly to the Gentiles,” (1 Cor 1:23) a statement Paul made to a church that was in danger of splintering under the weight of competing platforms and arguments about spiritual best practices.