Free Audio Book

May 30, 2014

I’ve hardly been blogging for the past month or so. I can’t seem to catch up with life. This next week doesn’t look like the week that things will return to normal, whatever that is.

The Christian Audio free book for the month of May is too good to pass up. It is J. I. Packer’s Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. Packer does a wonderful job of explaining why we evangelize even though God is sovereign. You have one day to download this book. Start clicking.

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Destinations

April 2, 2014

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_The Oldest Tricks in the Book of Motherhood” will no doubt bring back memories. Or perhaps, you are utilizing these tricks now?

How should we respond when someone confesses sin? Erik Raymond in “Are You Aiding and Abetting Apathy?” encourages his readers to not miss opportunities to encourage.

The audio book “The Truth of the Cross” by R. C. Sproul is free this month.

Robert Farrar Capon and the Anti-Heroic Church” is well worth your meditative time.

Free Books

February 3, 2014

Christian Audio’s free book this month is “When Helping Hurts” by Steve Corbett and Brian Fikkert. David Platt says about this book, “Simply put, I have never read a better book on practically serving the poor, and I pray that God will use this new edition to equip his people to accomplish His purposes in a world or urgent spiritual and physical need for the glory of His great name.”

R. C. Sproul’s “The Prayer of the Lord” is free for Kindle. Remember you can install kindle software on most any device.

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ESV Audio Free

January 3, 2014

This month Christian Audio is offering the audio version of the ESV for free. It usually costs $28.98. As I mentioned a few days ago, using an audio Bible you can listen to the entire Bible in a year if you listen just 12 minutes a day. Who doesn’t waste at least 12 minutes every day? Put the audio Bible on your phone, tablet, or computer and start listening.

Destinations

October 1, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_In my perversity, I love 10 Silly Things Christians Say. I love this piece because Jared Wilson says just what I would say. Since he doesn’t seriously engage the ideas he mentions, there is sort of an ad hominem feel to what he says. Maybe this is why I like it. Don’t just read the silly things Christians say, also get to the bottom where gentleness is encouraged.

Stephen Altrogge’s post, I’m A Calvinistic, Arminian-ish, Totally Reformed, Fully Charismatic Kinda Guy highlights some of the tensions believers struggle with. Sometimes the Bible is not an easy book to understand.

Is nudity ever appropriate in art (including movies)? William VanDoodewaard thoroughly articulates the view that it is not. I appreciate what he writes.

Perhaps this could be and honorable mention under the 10 Silly Things Christians Say. We have all heard from well intentioned believers that God won’t give us more than we can handle. Michael Hidalgo begs to differ.

Finally, this month’s free audio book is George Marsden’s A Short Life of Jonathan Edwards. This is too good to pass up.

Destinations

September 3, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_There are some free ebooks out there worth grabbing. “Blood Work” is free for Kindle and Nook. This looks to be a very good book. “Trophy Child” is also free for Nook and Kindle. David Wilkerson’s “The Cross and the Switchblade” is this month’s free audio book from Christian Audio.

How does so much screen time affect us? How about our children? Here Justin Taylor uses Peter Lawler to give insights from Mark Bauerlein’s The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our FutureThese are concerns for all of us and especially parents to think about.

While I understand that it is valuable to share our testimonies, this doesn’t seem to fit the model we find in scripture. I know Paul does it several times in the book of Acts, however I would argue his experience was unique. Also Paul was communicating what Jesus did. Put differently, his testimony was about what happened in history, not how his relationship with God was working for him. Leslie Keenly tells us Why Telling Your Story is NOT the Best Way to Share the Gospel. Our home court is history not our experience. After all, who is to say your experience is actually better than someone else’s. We do ourselves and those we are sharing with a disservice when we don’t rely on our historical foundation.

Destinations

August 9, 2013

B003D0TAM8.01._SX490_SCLZZZZZZZ_V190274968_I’ve been more out of the office than in lately. Once again, there are many good articles worth considering.

First, some free stuff (I love free stuff). This month’s free audio book from Christian Audio is Stott’s insightful book “Basic Christianity.” Also Sinclair Ferguson’s wonderful book “In Christ Alone” is free. Finally, Wiersbe’s “Be Equipped (Deuteronomy): Acquiring the Tools for Spiritual Success” is free for the taking.

Based on my limited experience, one of the most difficult things we have to do in life is forgive others. Many of us have a list of personal Hitlers in our lives. Here Tullian illustrates the truth that people who are forgiven, forgive.

As we leave church on a Sunday morning we might very well discuss with our family whether or not we liked the sermon. Tim Challies says that this sort of critiquing isn’t what we should be doing with sermons. As you might suspect, I appreciate what he says.

People who are opposed to Calvinism typically don’t use scripture to argue against it. I suspect this is because scripture is the Calvinist’s home court. Usually the mode of attack is more straw man based. Caricatures, misinformed myths of Calvinism are attacked. Michael Patton discusses twelve common myths about Calvinism. Even those who believe in the doctrines of grace should read what he has to say.

Finally, here is a encouraging post about the power of singing. The piece was written with Sunday mornings in mind, however, I think that the power of gospel-centered music he articulates is available the rest of the week as well.