New book from John Piper

Crossway has just released John Piper’s latest biography, Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully:  The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis. Here is what Desiring God has to say about the release of this book: Herbert. Whitefield. Lewis. In the sixth volume of The Swans Are […]

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Some helpful articles from the last week: You may have made a resolution this week about your Bible reading for this year.  Here is some good counsel for “How to read the whole Bible in 2014” (including a variety of Bible reading plans) by Justin Taylor.  I’ve also posted several plans for our church here.  […]

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Good reads from 2013

As I evaluated my reading habits at the end of last year, I began to recognize a diminishing ability to give sustained attention to the longer and more involved discourses and arguments contained in books.  So one of my goals this year was to read more books.  Cover to cover.  I set a specific goal […]

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Some helpful articles I’ve recently read: Some Thanksgiving leftovers: Mark Talbot explains why even suffering is something for which we can praise God. Jerry Bridges reminds us that, “Paul said we’re to come to God “with thanksgiving.” We should thank Him for His past faithfulness in delivering us from troubles. We should thank Him for […]

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Books and libraries

It’s no secret that I enjoy books.  A really good day is a day off that is rainy and cold that forces me inside with no inside tasks to do so that I can sit in front of our fireplace and read all day.  And another good day is having money in my pocket and […]

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Some helpful articles from around the internet: Tim Challies offers “Seven Ways to Pray for Your Prayer Life.”  This is helpful. A new book coming June 1 (ebook) and June 15 (paperback) from my dad:  Everything Happens for a Reason?: God’s Purposes in a World Gone Bad. Paul Tautges offers “36 Purposes of God in […]

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Some helpful articles spotted recently: A lesson in truth-telling, and what makes Christians different:  “Mike Daisey, Apple, and Our Culture’s Crisis in Truth-Telling.” “Temptation Is Not Sin,” writes Bill Mounce.  He makes three points:  1.  Temptation is not sin, 2. No one can make you sin, and 3. God is on your side. The question […]

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Book Sales

February must be the month for Christian book sales.  Check out these excellent offers: Sovereign Grace Ministries. is selling books, music CDs and music downloads at big discounts. Desiring God has a number of their books at drastically reduced prices. And Westminster Books has all of the Nine Marks books at 50% off.

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