I’ve had a Kindle for a few months now, and have discovered a few ways to purchase books at reduced prices or find books for free — and not just older works. Even brand new e-books are regularly “sold” on Amazon for free. Here is how you can find some of those free books. [This […]Read More Finding free Christian Kindle books
Justin Taylor pointed out what must be a really wonderful place to read a book: And then, when you are tired of reading, you can move to your desk to do some work:Read More A good place to read a book
Learn to “Read better with [puritan Richard] Baxter” Pastor Tim Keller tells us how to “How to Love One Another: Affirm, Share, and Serve” The Trellis and the Vine — one of my new favorite books on how to minister and serve in the church body — is now in paperback, and on sale for […]Read More Grab Bag
Ephesians 4 is perhaps on of the most crucial portions of Scripture concerning the spiritual life of the believer. While the truths stated here are echoed throughout Scripture and the NT, so many statements about the inner life of the believer are made clearly and directly in this passage: …walk in a manner worthy of […]Read More Twilight and renewing your mind and your reading
One of the things I enjoy most about Tabletalk magazine is the articles that begin each issue. Arranged around one theme in each issue, these articles are always provocative — I may not always agree with the author, but they always make me think (and that’s good!). And now many of those articles have been […]Read More Tabletalk archives
If the words that emanate from an individual’s lips reveals the content of that person’s heart, then it is also true that what a person writes is indicative of what is in his heart. It is with that understanding that Tim Challies has embarked on an interesting adventure for this year — he is endeavoring […]Read More Bestselling books and what they reveal about our souls
It was after I finished seminary that I was introduced to the Puritans. A friend gave me a book by Thomas Watson, I thanked him, and put it on my shelf where it sat for several years. One day I was browsing through my shelves looking for something; I saw the book, picked it up, […]Read More Some good Puritan reading
Some random posts and articles that I’ve accumulated recently from around the ‘net: Charles Spurgeon meditates on walking with like Christ (this classic book, Morning and Evening can be downloaded in its entirety for reading at your leisure). Luther posts the 95 theses (if you’ve never really understood what the theses were all about…) Tim […]Read More Grab bag
A couple days ago, someone asked me (having walked into my office and seen my desk with several small piles of books), “do you remember everything you read?” “No. I know of people who do, but I don’t.” So you might ask the question, “then why read, if you don’t remember everything?” Well, there are […]Read More Do you remember what you read?
Do you ever feel like your “to read” book stack is out of control — that you will never get caught up on your reading? Sometimes the problem is not just a question about the amount of time needed to read, but knowing what to read. That’s where a group like Christian Book Summaries is […]Read More Too much to read?
A couple years ago, I read Iain Murray’s classic biographical work on Jonathan Edwards. As I put the book away, I remember being struck at the depth of thinking produced by Edwards. A couple brief stories. Murray recounted that Edwards would often go on journeys by means of the common mode of transportation of that […]Read More Books, the internet, reading, and thinking
You know how to read. I know that. But sometimes a little guidance on how to get control over that growing stack of books on your night stand (or wherever your favorite place to stack things is) would be helpful. Here are six tips from Al Mohler: Maintain regular reading projects. Work through major sections […]Read More Reading Tips
In a recent post, Bob Kauflin wrote, “I once heard someone say that books don’t change people — sentences do. If I glean two or three sentences from a book that affect the way I think and the way I live, that’s time well invested. So I read.” I find it virtually impossible to read […]Read More Books and transformation
Today’s blog on Desiring God contained a helpful commentary, “On Reading.” It is worth reading (as are the links it provides to other encouragements to read). There have never been more good books (nor more bad books, too) available than what we have available today. And most of them can be delivered to our doors […]Read More Something worth reading about reading
At the recent Ligonier Conference, in a brief exhortation, Joel Beeke offered nine reasons to read the Puritans: The Puritans will help shape your life according to the Bible. Puritan writings will show you how to integrate Biblical doctrine into daily life by: addressing your mind, confronting your conscience by exposing specific sins and asking […]Read More Nine reasons to read the Puritans