Kindle deals for Christian readers
My goodness, today’s a big day for ebook deals thanks to the Bethlehem Conference for Pastors, starting with these titles from Zondervan ($3.99 each):
- A God-Sized Vision by Collin Hansen and John Woodbridge
- God in My Everything by Ken Shigematsu
- The Pastor Theologian by Gerald Hiestand and Todd Wilson
- Comfort the Grieving by Paul Tautges
- The Pastor’s Family by Brian and Cara Croft
- Insourcing by Randy Pope
- The Next Story by Tim Challies
- The Hardest Sermon You’ll Ever Preach by Bryan Chapell
- Preaching and Preachers by Martyn Lloyd-Jones
- The Gagging of God by Don Carson
- A Place for Weakness by Michael Horton
- PROOF by Daniel Montgomery and Timothy Paul Jones
- Reclaiming Love by Ajith Fernando
- Telling the Truth by Don Carson
- Worship by the Book by Don Carson
- Sifted by Wayne Cordiero
- Redefining Leadership by Joseph Stowell
B&H has also put a number of excellent books on sale for $2.99 (unless otherwise indicated):
- Brothers, We Are Not Professionals by John Piper
- Preach by Mark Dever and Greg Gilbert
- Ordinary by Tony Merida
- The Sending Church by Pat Hood
- Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer
- Forward by Ronnie Floyd
- Transformational Groups by Ed Stetzer & Eric Geiger
- Transformational Discipleship by Eric Geiger, Michael Kelley and Philip Nation
- Transformational Church by Ed Stetzer and Thom Rainer
- I Will! by Thom Rainer—$4.99
- Autopsy of a Dead Church by Thom Rainer—$4.99
- I Am A Church Member by Thom Rainer—$4.99
- Song of Songs (from the Christ-Centered Exposition series)
- 1 & 2 Thessalonians (from the Christ-Centered Exposition series)
- Ephesians (from the Christ-Centered Exposition series)
- James (from the Christ-Centered Exposition series)
- 1, 2,& 3 JohnChrist-Centered Exposition series)>
Unrelated to the pastors’ conference, Crossway has a number of titles focused on women’s ministry on sale for $4.99:
- Word-Filled Women’s Ministry by Gloria Furman & Kathleen B. Nielson
- Women of the Word by Jen Wilkin
- Women’s Ministry in the Local Church by Ligon Duncan & Susan Hunt
And finally, don’t forget that R.C. Sproul’s book, Abortion: A Rational Look at An Emotional Issue, is free until the end of the month as well.
When his friend Trufflehunter reminds him that the Witch “was a worse enemy than Miraz and all his race,” Nikabrik’s retort is telling: “Not to Dwarfs, she wasn’t.” His own people and their safety are all that matter to him now. Instead of being an important priority, this has become his only priority—and any attempt to remind him that other considerations exist brings only his contempt and anger.
This is how good people with strong, ingrained values—people who have invested time and money in the sanctity of life, religious liberty, and similarly noble causes—can come to support a man who changes his convictions more often than his shirts.
Last week, Tim Challies shared that he was definitely going to be moving away from print books in favor of ebooks (maybe). I don’t normally share his “letters to the editor” posts, but the responses to this were quite interesting. Where do you all land on ebooks vs print these days?
But so often life here fails to meet the expectations of those who come for wealth, as does the prosperity teaching in which so many put their hope. Life is hard, suffering is real, and riches are elusive. So pastorally speaking, what does prosperity theology have to offer when life doesn’t work out? How do “pastors” of prosperity churches shepherd their people when prosperity is nowhere to be found?
The answer I’m discovering is that they don’t.
I’ve found that one of the best defenses against believing falsehoods about myself is knowing the lies that tempt me and watching for them before I believe them. Here are some of the lies I’ve learned to call false before I believe them (again).
Daniel Burke offers an interesting perspective on the ongoing saga of the 2016 presidential election. (Side note: Falwell Jr. aside, “entrepreneurial evangelicals” is a very polite alternative phrase for “prosperity preacher”. )
Dan Darling and Andrew Walker:
Thankfully, its controversial status may be a thing of the past if trend lines continue. Younger generations are markedly more pro-life than their parents. We’re observing a rising generation of pro-life Americans, many of whom (though not all) identify as Christian.
But sadly, among progressive evangelicals, there’s a reflexive hesitancy to tout or raise the banner of human life as a preeminent justice issue. You’ll hear individuals in this camp dance around the sanctity of life—writing it off as “political” or “complicated.”