Book deals for Christian readers
First up, some deals for the Kindle:
- Depression by Edward Welch—FREE
- The World of Jesus by William Marty—99¢
- Reckless Abandon by David Sitton—99¢
- A Charles Dickens Devotional—$1.99
- A Jane Austen Devotional—$1.99
Next, today’s $5 Friday deals at Ligonier include:
- The Parables of Jesus teaching series by R.C. Sproul (DVD)
- What’s So Great about the Doctrines of Grace? by Richard Phillips (ePub)
- Captivated by Thabiti Anyabwile (paperback)
And, until December 6th, you can purchase the following books for only $8 each:
- The Donkey Who Carried a King by R.C. Sproul
- The Lightlings by R.C. Sproul
- The Priest with Dirty Clothes by R.C. Sproul
- The Prince’s Poison Cup by R.C. Sproul
- Sammy and His Shepherd by Susan Hunt
We have all of these children’s titles in our family library and they’re excellent.
Finally, Logos’ Christmas sale is in full swing: be sure to check it out!
How to shut down healthy debate
Mike Leake offers some good points here.
Christian publishing, to be healthy, requires two things: healthy publishers and healthy authors. What is a healthy publisher? A publisher who functions essentially not out of desire to get rich or make a name for himself, but out of love. Truly Christian publishing is an act of love: serving others with what they need most, as Christ has served us with what we need most. What is a healthy author? An author who functions essentially not out of a desire to get rich or make a name for himself, but out of love. Truly Christian writing is an act of love: serving others with what they need most, as Christ has served us with what we need most. When an author driven by love partners with a publisher driven by love, that project will have the kiss of God upon it. Christian publishing is an act of love.
Yesterday, Tripp Battle, Joy Battle and Amber Avalos were murdered, leaving their children orphaned. A GoFundMe page has been set up for their remaining family. Please give to support them in their time of need.
Well, I don’t think I’ve ever been so scared about writing a blog post. Last week I allowed my fear to silence me about Ferguson. But here I am, sleepless at 3.30am, deeply troubled about Eric Garner’s homicide and irresistibly burdened to write.
I start with hardly any idea about what to write, but I do know why I ‘m writing. I want to stand with my African American brothers and sisters. More than that, “I’m all in” with them.
And that’s why I’m scared. Because I know that for many people, that automatically puts me “outside.” It puts me on the other side. It makes me suspect. It makes me soft. It makes me left-wing. It makes me anti-police. It makes me pro-thug.
And I could defend myself as Paul did when he said, “I am a Hebrew of the Hebrews, concerning the law, a Pharisee.” Similarly I could say, “I am a conservative of the conservatives, concerning the law, a Fox-Newser.”
But this is not about me. Me must be sacrificed at times. And this is such a time.