Kindle deals for Christian readers
Lots of books on sale, starting with a number of titles from Zondervan on theology (note: some are more heavily academic than others):
- John Wesley’s Teachings by Thomas Oden—$2.99
- Their Rock Is Not Like Our Rock by Daniel Strange—$3.99
- God’s Glory Alone by David VanDrunen—$3.99
- The Crucified King by Jeremy Treat—$3.99
- Advancing Trinitarian Theology by Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders—$3.99
- Christology: Ancient and Modern by Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders—$3.99
- Locating Atonement by Oliver Crisp and Fred Sanders—$5.99
- Faith Alone by Thomas Schreiner—$5.99
- The Holy Spirit by Christopher Holmes—$5.99
- Luis De Molina by Kirk MacGregor—$5.99
- Christological Anthropology by Marc Cortez—$5.99
- Paul and Money by Verylyn Verbrugge and Keith Krell—$5.99
- Advances in the Study of the Greek by Constantine Campbell—$7.99
- A Theology of James, Peter and Jude by Peter Davids—$7.99
- A Theology of John’s Gospel and Letters by Andreas Köstenberger—$7.99
- A Theology of Luke and Acts by Darrell Bock—$7.99
- A Theology of Mark’s Gospel by David Garland—$7.99
Many fine commentators think so, both among those who follow the allegorical or typological model and among those who follow the literal model. The opening superscription might seem to point clearly in that direction.  Isn’t the greatest Davidic king the ideal person to speak about love and marriage, and thus foreshadow Christ? But that identification seems difficult to reconcile with the historical Solomon that we know from the rest of the Bible—a famous collector of a thousand wives and concubines (1 Kings 11:3). He hardly seems like a model of an exclusive, lifelong, “till death do us part” marriage relationship, the kind extolled in the Song!
Joni Eareckson Tada:
As a quadriplegic who has been married for thirty-four years, I can say for certain that my husband, Ken, and I have a deep and satisfying relationship, mostly because of—not in spite of—my severe disability. It teaches us patience and self-sacrifice, endurance, respect and joy, even when—and especially when—times are hard. The Bible says God’s power shows up best in weakness, so any marriage that has a disability can potentially be a powerful blessing to both spouses (2 Cor. 12:9).
Regardless of the context, the taking of one’s own life or enabling a loved one with a disability to do so is never the answer. All life is created in the image of God and worth our greatest efforts to preserve and protect, and He alone is the One who should order the length of our days.
Jared Wilson shares “some reflections, musings, and bits of advice on the noble task of preaching the Word of God.”
This is really funny:
Patience is a virtue with which we should be familiar. It is a fruit of the Spirit and a character trait we often want others to display toward us. But have Christians so adopted the cultural demand for now that we are no longer seeking to live out the characteristic of a Spirit-filled life?
Even the uncomfortable truths about holiness and forsaking the darling sins of our culture. We are not the owners of the Bible’s truth. It belongs to Jesus Christ; Truth incarnate. We cannot sell what is not ours. We cannot pretend like the Scriptures are ours to bend and twist to suit our pleasures. This goes for not bending truth for culture and it also means we cannot bend the truth to suit ourselves. We must surrender and submit to the Word even when it rebukes us.