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Great Deals on Commentaries and Other Christian E-Books

Logos Free book of the month: The NIV Application Commentary on Mark. (currently $22.99 on Kindle)
Logos also allows you to add on Job at $1.99 in the same series and/or 1 Peter for $2.99

I Will Follow You, O God: Embracing Him as Lord in Your Private WorshipKindle Edition
by Jerry Bridges $1.99 also in iBooks, Barnes and Noble and
Battling UnbeliefJohn Piper
Kindle edition for $1.99
No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us, until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of God’s superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin.

Delighting in the bounty of God’s glorious gospel promises will free us for a less sin-encumbered life, to the glory of Christ. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel a…

Hurricane Harvey Charity Links

The American Red Cross
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Samaritan's Purse
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From the ministry site: Hurricane Harvey, a devastating Category 4 storm, hit the Texas coast on August 25. Many areas were battered, and Houston is experiencing catastrophic flooding. As waters recede, Samaritan's Purse U.S. Disaster Relief teams will fan out across affected areas and bring relief to homeowners in Jesus' Name. Specifically, our volunteers will tarp roofs, cut trees, and perform mud-outs—tearing out waterlogged walls and flooring and taking damaged belongings to the curb. Please keep families in Houston and alon…

The Rage Against God: How a Former Atheist Came to Jesus

$8.99 Kindle version
$9.29 paperback CBD

The Rage Against God by Peter Hitchens is a book by the brother of leading atheist Christopher Hitchens. In it, he describes his religious upbringing and his turn from the Christian faith to atheism. Instead of the doctrines and dogmas of Christianity, Hitchens latches onto some secular idols. From there he traces his journey from having those idols fail him while finding his way, grudgingly, back to the Christian fold.

With new-found eyes, Hitchens details his attitudes and behaviors while an atheist. He spares no judgment of his former self. His self-criticism is as sharp as was his tongue against anyone who espoused Christian faith.

One of the saddest parts of the book is where he gives his assessment of Christopher ever becoming a Christian. He recalls opportunities to debate his brother and people wanting them to go after each other viciously. However, a few days before, a decision and subsequent time together changed the tone of that debat…

Kindle Book Deals (Check out other retailers to see if offer applies there too)

Be Decisive

by Warren Wiersbe

This commentary on Jeremiah is free on Kindle

A Life for Christ: What the Normal Christian Life Should Look Like D.L. Moody
free on Kindle

The Truth about Forgiveness
by John MacArthur

4 books in one for $1.99
John MacArthur

Kindle Book Deals on Overcoming Lust and Sex Addiction, the Life Story of Keith Green, How We are Fearfully and Wonderfully Made, Free E-Cards for Dad

Life After Lust 
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Recovery from sexual addiction is difficult, possible, and worth the effort. Forest knows. He’s been there. Once shackled by shame and secrecy, sex addiction therapist Forest Benedict writes candidly about his personal recovery journey, sharing many science-based strategies for successful recovery. Life After Lust provides a clear recovery roadmap for men and women ready to embark on the heroic path from pain to purpose. All who seek a renewed vision for recovery will find help and hope within the pages of this book.

No Compromise: the Life Story of Keith Green
$1.99 on kindle

He was only twenty-eight when he died in a plane crash with two of his small children, but singer/songwriter Keith Green had already created a legacy of music and inspiration that would outlive him. A spiritual revolutionary, he found freedom through Jesus, not religion, and spent his last years convincing others to refuse to accept the status quo and instead to bring compassion…

Rawhide Down: How We Almost Lost Yet Another President to An Assassin's Bullet

(photo credit: Ron Edmonds/AP)
From a young age, I was attracted to politics. I remember rooting for Gerald Ford vs. Carter while still in elementary school. I remember Carter crying at his loss to Reagan. And even though I couldn’t vote for Reagan in either 1980 or 1984, I was a supporter so to speak. In fact, I joined the Army Reserve partly due to patriotism, a spirit that Reagan seemed to help stir up during his presidency.

Del Quentin Wilber’s book informed me about things regarding this attempt on Reagan’s life and his presidency that I did not know. I remember the attempt on his life but I had no idea how close we came to losing him until reading this book. Also, I was shocked to see how close that attempt was to the assassination of J.F.K. I recalled that James Brady was forever changed by the bullet that struck his brain, however, Rawhide Down goes into details about his injuries and how that evolved into the controversial Brady Bill. Reagan was transformative as a president…

WebSightings: How to Kill Your Church; Millennials, the Church and Ethics; There's an App for That; Worst Famine Since WWII, etc.

Church Members, Here Are 10 Ways to KILL Your Church
By Tejado Hanchell
-May 8, 2017

Ravi Zacharias: Millennials Have Abandoned the Church and Christian Sexual Ethics to Seek Answers and Fulfillment—They Have Found Neither
By Megan Briggs
-May 15, 2017

East Africa famine: worst humanitarian crisis since World War II

20 million stand at risk of starvation in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen

Samaritan's Purse Delivers Food to Many in Famine-Stricken South Sudan


10 Christian Apps

Forgiving the Past, Embracing the Future In a discussion based on her book Forgive, Let Go and Live, best-selling author Deborah Smith Pegues explains what forgiveness is and isn't, and highlights the rewards of having a forgiving spirit. She offers practical suggestions for going through the process of forgiveness.

Christian E-book Deals: Fiction, Marriage, Bible Study, Prayer, Defense of the Faith, Teens


E-book Deals: Christian biographies, Muslim converted to Christ, Christian growth and devotionals

Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

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A Shiver of Wonder: A Life of C.S. Lewis 

by Dereck Bingham
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The Autobiography of George Muller

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Experiencing the Cross
by Henry Blackaby



Jesus Christ died not so that you would recognize a historical fact. Or memorize a particular doctrine. Or continue with life as is. No, Christ’s death was God’ s decisive deed in your life, conquering sin once and for all. The cross beckons you every day, with power to transform every detail of your existence as you begin to see Calvary from God’s perspective.

Henry Blackaby leads you on an exploration through the deeper dimensions of the cross, ensuring that the further you go, the more you will:

- Deal radically and completely with sin
- Embrace a true and lasting union with Christ
- Experience the fullness and reality of His victory in your life
- And much more

Will you yield to God’s provision in His cross? Will you receive the power and presence of Jes…

A Seminar in a Book, Only Better

If you are a pastor or a church leader, chances are that you have been to your share of seminars. Like me, you may have come away either thinking, “This will never work with my congregation” or thinking that it will but the reception and/or the results were less than stellar. Who Moved My Pulpit is different. This is stuff that you can use.

Book trailer: 

Tom Rainer is president and CEO of Lifeway Christian resources. For a number of years, he has researched the Church and provided the Church with important data and insight. Part of his valuable experience is as a pastor. He is one of us, church leaders; not a know-it-all outsider.

In this easy-to-read book, you will find great information. It may help you to avoid common pitfalls in leading change. Motivating, insightful and practical is how I would describe it. I would highly recommend it.

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For What It's Worth: When God Says No (1 Chronicles 17)

Note; For What It's Worth is the title of my devotional thoughts from biblical texts. It is helpful to read the text first, then this devotional thought. See 1 Chronicles 17.

What do you do when God says, "No"?

We cannot help but have a reaction. What is your reaction?




A loss of faith?

King David wanted to build God a temple. It only made sense. I mean, he lived in a palace made of cedar. Shouldn't God "live" in something at least as grand? 

You ever notice what you want always makes sense to you? You have a desire to have this thing come to pass, this path cleared, this thing realized. Then you submit your plans to God expecting that cosmic seal of approval and you get a "No." 

I'm sorry, God, DID you say, "No"?

While your disappointment, sadness or even anger make sense to you, it is helpful to know the rest of King David's story. Though God told him, "No," He gave David something better. This i…