5 Most Ridiculous Books to Ever Become Christian Bestsellers

If you were to scan the lists of the best selling Christian books of all time you’d see some truly amazing books there. You’d see some books that have helped us better understand who God is and books that have instructed us. and how we as Christians can live lives of obedience to Him, and like you, I’m genuinely thankful for these books. Sadly though, you’d also see some truly flat-out awful books. Today I’ve narrowed down that list to …

A La Carte (December 12)

Today’s list of Kindle deals includes a solid group of books that would be welcome in just about any library. Amazon has lots of deals this year, and today is featuring Kids’ and Retro games. Thanks to David Steele for writing the first review of my new booklet Set an Example. (Don’t forget there is also a study guide and PowerPoint material for those who wish to teach it.) Children and the Peril of Internet Fame “A parent records their …

I Shall Not Die But Live and Tell

The doctors warned my wife that I might never recover. Food and fluid were pumped into me intravenously, my death was awaited with baited breath, and my life was prayed for by many of God’s people. One day, early in this ordeal, I tried to pray, but could not think of any words to pray! I knew who I was, where I was, and that I was in bad shape. My memory was like an empty room. I saw a floor, a ceiling, and walls, but they were completely featureless. I could not, try as I did, think of even a single verse of Scripture. Not one!

On Leaving Jerusalem

I have spent the past few days in Jerusalem, combing the city for historical objects that will help me tell the story of the Christian faith. I’ve found some neat artifacts and will describe them soon enough. I’ve also spent time thinking about this notion of the Holy Land, the holy city, and holy places, and will tell you more about that soon, too. But as I head to the airport to fly home, I find myself reflecting on the …

A La Carte (December 11)

Today’s Kindle deals include several books that will lead you to reflect on Scripture. Is Football Too Violent for Christians? Though there is no great and satisfying answer at the end of this piece from Desiring God, it is still well worth the read. Between the Planting and the Reaping “Perhaps the saddest thing I saw all week: our team in Burundi caring for two little boys, each with one hand amputated as retaliation for supposedly stealing avocados. A hungry …

Why God Delays in Answering Prayer

I was blessed to read this short article from Charles Spurgeon. He explains why God sometimes delays in answering prayer. Here goes… God often delays in answering prayer. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day—he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of Syrophenicia was answered not a word for a long while. Paul besought the Lord thrice that “the …

Why God Delays in Answering Prayer

I was blessed to read this short article from Charles Spurgeon. He explains why God sometimes delays in answering prayer. Here goes… God often delays in answering prayer. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day—he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of Syrophenicia was answered not a word for a long while. Paul besought the Lord thrice that “the …

Weekend A La Carte (December 9)

Today’s Kindle deals include just a few deals, but ones worth looking at. Westminster Books has a deal on volumes of the Reformation Commentary on Scripture. Thoughts on the Restoration of Fallen Pastors “When a pastor has disqualified himself from his ministry, is he disqualified from ministry altogether? If so, for how long? Forever? Can he ever be restored? If so, how soon? These sorts of questions are not new, but they do seem more relevant than ever.” Nine Questions …

Free Stuff Fridays (Mitch Maher’s Clarifying the Bible)

This week’s Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by Mitch Maher’s Clarifying the Bible, who also sponsored the blog this week. There will be three winners and each will receive three books: (1) Clarifying the Bible: A Media Experience to Help Make Sense of It All by Mitch Maher: You long for clarity and confidence when it comes to the Bible, but its complexity often leaves you confused and uncertain. Mitch Maher’s Clarifying the Bible can help.Clarifying the Bible is a two-hour video presentation and workbook that gives …

Announcing a New Series of Booklets

I am excited to announce a new series of booklets based on popular blog series I’ve written. It also marks the start of a new effort called “Cruciform Quick.”  These booklets began as blog series I published right there, then received significant editing and, at times, had study guides added to them. More titles will be added to this lineup of booklets in the weeks ahead.  I hope they prove helpful to you in your Christian walk. The Character of …