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Updates, Links, and Deals for 5/11/2014

Updates Links and Deals

Interview with Pastor Kevin DeYoung about taking God at His Word (Hoping to post a full review of this book in the next few weeks)

Interview with Dr. Alex Chediak on preparing your teens for college

Top Ten Christian Books (Plus One) For Graduates (in case you missed it last week)

Three on the Trinity:

How Does the Trinity Apply Practically to My Life

Trinity as Foundational for Family Ministry

How Does the Trinity Apply Practically to Your Life Today

“Ultimate Proof of Creation” – a good overview of apologetics by Dr. Jason Lisle:

Deals:  The Poetic Wonder of Isaac Watts is FREE in multiple electronic formats this month, from Ligonier Ministries.

10 Awesome and Free eBooks online

My book Keeping the Faith in a Christian College is FREE each Sunday in May for Kindle.  I wrote this in hopes that it will help students and graduates of Christian colleges that do not hold firmly to the truth.  It’s also just 99 cents the rest of the time if you buy the print version from Amazon.

300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans – FREE for Logos this month

Updates Links and Deals How to Make Sure Your Marriage Ends in Divorce – The title of this series should get our attention; the content in the series can change our lives and marriages for the better (to avoid drifting apart!).  I highly commend all five parts to your reading; if you are married or counsel those who are, this is well worth your time: Part 1       Part 2      Part 3       Part 4       Part 5

Children’s Bible Reading plan – This plan is very flexible, adaptable and brief.  It gives a good jumpstart without overwhelming.  We now have three children who have been engaging with God’s Word daily, which is good for mom’s and dad’s accountability as well.

Is Genesis 1-11 a Derivation from Ancient Myths?

4 Practical Ways to Welcome Autism into Your Church

Have you heard of Brian McLaren?  Beware if you hear of him or his influence.  Tim Challies tells us about the danger of McLaren’s false teaching.

Deals: My book Keeping the Faith in a Christian College is FREE each Sunday in May for Kindle.  I wrote this in hopes that it will help students and graduates of Christian colleges that do not hold firmly to the truth.

300 Quotations for Preachers from the Puritans – FREE for Logos this month

Updates Links and Deals

Please make time to listen to this message from Kevin DeYoung: “Never Spoke a Man Like This Before: Inerrancy, Evangelism, and Christ’s Unbreakable Bible”  For professing Christians who claim that the Bible isn’t historically accurate…. well, JESUS disagrees with them. Faith-strengthening, encouraging — praise be to God for giving us His trustworthy Word!  DeYoung has a book, just released, on this topic, Taking God at His Word.  I just read it and I cannot recommend it highly enough (here’s the link for Amazon).

Sermon Description:  In this sermon, primarily from the Gospel of John, Kevin DeYoung argues that Scripture’s inerrancy, authority, and sufficiency provides a foundation for both the truth of the gospel and our confidence in evangelism. Christians believe this not because of a modern, man-made ideal of “inerrancy,” but because Jesus himself thought and taught this way. As DeYoung said, “It’s impossible to uphold the Bible more than Jesus did.”

I am working on the final touches of a book addressed to students at Christian colleges, particularly about the compromise some may face in the classroom.  Lord willing, it will be released on Amazon Kindle this week.

I’ve also read a bit in The Diary of Alvin York, the World War I hero.  Fascinating first-hand account.

Tim Challies says that in our preaching we may be shortchanging folks of the most important thing we can share with them.

Deals:

The following deals are good through April 30:

John MacArthur’s books on prayer and worry are 99 cents.  (Alone with God: Discovering the Passion and Power of Prayer and Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul.)

R. C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross is free this month as an MP3 audio download.

The following deals are good through May 11:

J. I. Packer, Finishing Our Course with Joy: Guidance from God for Engaging with Our Aging (99 cents)

Andreas J. Köstenberger & Justin Taylor, The Final Days of Jesus:  The Most Important Week of the Most Important Person Who Ever Lived  (99 cents)

James N. Anderson, What’s Your Worldview? An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions (99 cents)

John MacArthur, The Silent Shepherd (book on the Holy Spirit) (99 cents)

And…

Mark Dever’s book, The Church: the Gospel Made Visible is 99 cents for Kindle.  Gospel eBooks doesn’t say how long this deal is good, but the print list price is $12.99.

Updates, Links, and Deals for 4/20/2014

Updates Links and Deals

Placing the Cross in History – Can we know the exact date of Christ’s death, based on the information we have in Scripture?

Five Errors to Drop from Your Easter Sermon

Why It Matters Theologically and Historically that Women Were First to the Tomb

David Platt on Why We Should Not Believe “Heaven Is for Real”

Deals:

The following deals are good through April 21st:

R. C. Sproul, The Work of Christ – 1 cent (yes ONE CENT) through April 21.

John MacArthur, Saved without a Doubt: Being Sure of Your Salvation – 1 cent through April 21

More e-book deals that are good through April 21 (although one of the books on sale ends today) at the David C. Cook Super Sale

The following deals are good through April 22:

D. A. Carson, A Call to Spiritual Reformation: Priorities from Paul and His Prayers – $3.99 and worth every penny.

Zach Eskwine, Preaching to a Post-Everything World: Crafting Biblical Sermons That Connect with Our Culture – also an excellent resource/handbook for $3.99

Not sure how long these are for, but they’re likely temporary:

Mark Dever & Greg Gilbert, Preach: Theology Meets Practice (99 cents)

An Approach to the Extended Memorization of Scripture – practical help to memorizing entire books of the Bible and long passages (and retaining them) – 99 cents

Best Evidences Pocket Guide from Answer in Genesis: Science and the Bible refute millions of years. Written by Larry Pierce , Dr. Terry Mortenson , Dr. Jason Lisle , Dr. Don DeYoung , Dr. Georgia Purdom , Dr. Danny Faulkner , Dr. Andrew Snelling and Ken Ham — Use Code EBFREE to get it free

For the whole month of April:

John MacArthur’s books on prayer and worry are 99 cents through April 30.  (Alone with God: Discovering the Passion and Power of Prayer and Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul.

R. C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross is free this month as an MP3 audio download.

Crossway has good deals on several books now through April 20 (Kindle editions).

Preaching the Cross is a good collection of written versions of the messages delivered at the 2006 (inaugural) Together for the Gospel conference.  Included are two very helpful messages by Drs. Ligon Duncan (Preaching the Old Testament) and John Piper (Why Preaching Is Particularly Glorifying to God), as well as sermons by the other speakers.

The Gospel and Personal Evangelism (which I have reviewed here) is an excellent work and only 99 cents this week.

Updates Links and Deals

Answers in Genesis has a list of Christian colleges and seminaries that take a firm stand on the historical account of creation as given in Genesis and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.  And here are some good questions to ask when checking out a school.

How Important Is Projection When We Preach?  Some good pointers from Brian Croft on the use of the voice in preaching.  No one will get the message if they can’t hear you.

Is the Date of Easter of Pagan Origin?

Ten Lessons from a Hospital Bed – useful for ministering to others or approaching your own hospital stay

Deals (for this week and this month)

Kindle:

Everett Coates, Why the Gospels Witnesses Agree and What This Means for Us is 99 cents through April 14.

John MacArthur’s books on prayer and worry are 99 cents through April 30.  (Alone with God: Discovering the Passion and Power of Prayer and Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul.

Free Audio Book:

R. C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross is free this month as an MP3 audio download.

 

Updates Links and Deals

Scripture Memory: Great Tool or Old School?

A couple more links about the Noah movie. The takeaway from both: read the REAL, TRUE story in Genesis 6-9.

“Drowning in Distortion” by Dr. Albert Mohler

‘Noah’ [movie] as Fable – Reminder to Read the Original Story by Bryant Owens

Kindle Deal:

John MacArthur’s books on prayer and worry are 99 cents through April 30.  (Alone with God: Discovering the Passion and Power of Prayer and Anxious for Nothing: God’s Cure for the Cares of Your Soul.

Free Audio Book:

R. C. Sproul’s The Truth of the Cross is free this month as an MP3 audio download.

Excellent challenge to pastors & teachers from Dr. Paul Bufford from Abingdon Bible Church:

 

Updates Links and Deals

I guess this week is “movie edition.”

A number of much-hyped movies related to Biblical themes and issues have been released lately or are on the verge of being released.  Answer in Genesis has some good, thought-provoking articles on whether these are worthwhile to see and how to respond them.  If you’re thinking about seeing or taking people to see these, you owe it to yourself to be informed about them to see if you still want to do so or if you want to prepare your group for what they will see.

Also:

Updates, Links, and Deals for 3/24/2014

Updates Links and Deals

Christ Defines a ‘Christian View’ of Scripture” – Thanks to Common Ground Herald for publishing this in their current paper!

Three Ways to Recognize Bad Stats – If people would heed this advice, we would be more careful and probably use fewer of these in our messages.

God Might Call You to Be Ignored – a sobering but helpful thought from Isaiah 6.

KINDLE DEALS

Robert Stein, A Basic Guide to Interpreting the Bible: Playing by the Rules – VERY helpful introduction to hermeneutics & Bible study methods.  Regularly $19.99, on sale for Kindle for $3.99 through 3/28

James White, The God Who Justifies (comprehensive study of the doctrine of justification) Regularly $27 — on sale for $3.99 – expires 3/27.

Harry Stout, The New England Soul: Preaching and Religious Culture in Colonial New England — $2.51 (list price $16.99; not sure how long the sale runs)  – may be a good resource for American church history