Kindle deals for Christian readers
Lots of good Kindle deals for you today, starting with the Theologians on the Christian Life series from Crossway for $5.99 each:
- Martin Luther
- Jonathan Edwards
- John Newton
- John Wesley
- J.I. Packer
- John Calvin
- Francis Schaeffer
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer
- B.B. Warfield
I’ve got a number of these on my shelf, and those I’ve read have been brilliant. Also on sale:
- Losers Like Us: Redefining Discipleship after Epic Failure by Daniel Hochhalter—99¢
- The Money Answer Book by Dave Ramsey—$1.99
- Be Victorious (a commentary on Revelation) by Warren W. Wiersbe—$1.99
When you get right down to it, the whole enterprise is nonsensical and self-defeating. Cultural rebukes from a relativistic reading of the Scriptures and of historic orthodoxy guts any presumed authority in the rebuke from the outset. In a comment thread at one of these wormtongue-y blogs I read someone’s defense of the use of p()rnography in a marriage, arguing the need to respect differing values. The commenter also maintained that complementarian marriages were evil. “Get a brain, morans,” indeed.
Eric Geiger offers some good pushback for those who feel micromanaged.
We need to cram our heads full of the gospel until it leaks from our ears. We need to gulp down the gospel constantly, like a runner sucking down water during a race.
Star Wars fans experienced this when the Phantom Menace was first released after years of anticipation. Droves of fans packed theaters the opening weekend with hopes of reliving cherished memories. However, a storyline revolving around a dry trade federation concept, the revelation that the mysterious power of the force was reducible to a not-so-enchanting organism called Midi-chlorians, and the out of place and cartoonish Jar Jar Binks seemed contrary to the whole spirit of the original trilogy. It was not the same far, far away galaxy, from a long time ago that fans had spent years remembering. As we anticipate another Star Wars sequel later this year, it is not at once clear how a new sequel or prequel could live up to the kind of expectations we put on our most beloved films. If we are trying to fill a hole in our hearts the size of heaven itself, it is absurd to think any Star Wars movie will ever be good enough.