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Feed My Sheep: A Passionate Plea for Preaching by John MacArthur, Albert Mohler, John Piper, R.C. Sproul, et al. (Reformation Trust) [Kindle – $0.99]
Is Biblical Preaching Doomed to Extinction? In the Old Testament, God decried the fact that His people were perishing for lack of knowledge about Him. The same seems to be occurring today. There is sharing, suggesting, plenty of storytelling, and lots of preaching to felt needs in modern pulpits. But the authoritative, expositional opening of the Word of God is becoming scarcer all the time. Jesus told Peter, Feed my sheep (John 21:17). Such is the mission for all Christ’s shepherds. But when preaching is neglected, those who have been called to feed the sheep do little more than pet them. In this book, eleven pastors and scholars issue a fervent plea for preachers to preach the Word. Here is encouragement for pastors to persevere in their calling and wisdom to guide congregations in holding their shepherds to the biblical standards.
Billy Graham: His Life and Influence by David Aikman (Thomas Nelson) [Kindle – $4.07]
Having known more American presidents, foreign leaders, and famous people than any other American living or dead, he has been uniquely able to speak to the heart of the average person and bring peace and clarity to a nation in trying times. Graham’s ministry flourished during a challenging period in the American experience, when the nation was coming to terms with its unexpected new strength in the world and grappling with the most serious racial and social upheavals since the Civil War. Now acclaimed author and former Time magazine senior correspondent David Aikman sheds new and deserved light on that influence, probing critical episodes of Graham’s life that help explain his profound impact, both on the public life of America and other nations and the private lives of their cultural and political leaders.
The Handbook to Wisdom guides you through Scripture, focusing on four key areas: praise, promises, wisdom, and truth. Each daily reading draws you deeper into Scripture through three elements: a thought for the day, Scripture to read, and a short prayer. These elements work together to help you internalize the message of each chapter.
The Grad’s Guide to Healthy Living: Mind, Body, Soul, Spirit by The Navigators (Navpress) [Kindle – $3.79]
The Grad’s Guide to Healthy Living is filled with advice from current college students and written just for you. Discover how to make good choices, avoid risky behavior, and stay on track as you care for your body (sleeping, eating, exercising), mind (getting organized, choosing what you believe), soul (navigating new emotions and relationships), and spirit (praying, spending time with God). College is the perfect time to take charge and develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.
The Napoleon of Notting Hill & The Man Who Was Thursday by G.K. Chesterton (Hendrickson) [Kindle – $0.95]
G. K. Chesterton is already a staple in the Hendrickson list with Orthodoxy and Heretics in the Hendrickson Christian Classics series. Known primarily for his non-fiction, he also wrote fiction, and The Napoleon of Notting Hill and The Man Who was Thursday are among his best known and most loved novels.