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Free Church Library Open Now (Because Discipleship Isn’t Canceled) – Christian Article

Because of COVID-19, you and your church members have had to be online like never before for work, church, and school. With congregations struggling emotionally, financially, and spiritually because of the pandemic, wouldn’t it be wonderful if something else could be online—the church library? Now, it is! Pastors and church leaders, share this free online church library with your members. It gives them instant access to over 700 digital discipleship resources through June 30—no credit card required, no strings attached.…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: March 24–27 – Christian Article

These deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear. *** A Shelter in the Time of Storm: Meditations on God and Trouble Psalm 27 is a psalm of trouble and worship, difficulty and beauty—and of God’s mercy. A Shelter in the Time of Storm takes readers through this roller-coaster ride of a psalm in 52 brief and engaging meditations designed to fill hearts with a patient hope that grows…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: March 10–13, 2020 – Christian Article

These deals are so good, they won’t stay around long! Add new favorites to your library before the bargains disappear. *** Remember Death: The Surprising Path to Living Hope Claiming that the best way to find meaning in life is to get honest about death, Remember Death aims to show readers the practical effect of remembering their mortality to make the most of their lives today. $18.99  $4.99Read more Sins We Accept Have Christians become so preoccupied with the major…

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Black Friday Deals: Save Up to 90% off Christian Courses and Books – Christian Article

This weekend’s Logos Black Friday sale is full of great resources for students of God’s Word.  Everyday Christians, small group leaders, and church staff alike can find unbelievable discounts on a variety of interesting books and courses, including these favorites: In God with Us: Themes from Matthew, you can see why D. A. Carson is one of the most thoughtful, readable theologians. This short book is an overview of Matthew that takes you chapter by chapter through the Gospel and…

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Cardigan Not Included: 8 Books to Help You Love Like Mister Rogers – Christian Article

These days are hectic and divisive—and while it can feel as if the chasms between each of us are deepening, recent films about Mister Rogers’ life are helping us remember our shared humanity.  I recently went to a screening of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, a movie about Mister Rogers inspired by true events. I left the theater with a fresh sense of wonder for the rhythms of ordinary life and relationships. I felt the same way after watching…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: Nov. 5–8, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Victory in Spiritual Warfare: Outfitting Yourself for the Battle In this unique exploration of spiritual warfare, Dr. Evans unveils a simple yet radical truth: every struggle and conflict faced in the…

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When Everything Seems in Ruins: Encouragement from C.S. Lewis – Christian Article

This guest post is from pastor and C.S. Lewis scholar Ryan Pemberton. *** When I get called in to speak, it’s either on the topic of C. S. Lewis or calling. That’s about all I’m good for, I like to joke (half-jokingly). The best is when I can share a bit on both. As a minister for university engagement in Berkeley, I’m often doing some combination of the two. And while C. S. Lewis is quoted as much as any…

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5 Resources to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day – Christian Article

Teaching is often thankless and can be exhausting. Yet every day teachers impact society by the lives they touch. Since today is World Teachers’ Day, we at Faithlife want to say “thank you” to all teachers for the work you do.  Here are five unique resources for teachers—whether you or a loved one teach elementary or secondary school, homeschool . . . even homiletics. For school teachers Created to Learn: A Christian Teacher’s Introduction to Educational Psychology, Second Edition This revised and expanded…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: July 2–5, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Glory in the Ordinary Folding laundry. Weeding the garden. Cooking dinner. Changing diapers. Work in the home can seem so meaningless. In this encouraging book, Courtney Reissig combats the common misconceptions…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: June 11–14, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Stand with the Heart In Stand with the Heart, Dr. Kathy Koch teaches proven strategies for training a child’s heart and parenting in a way that honors God. Kock doesn’t offer…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: June 4–7, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Think Along with an emphasis on emotions and the experience of God, we also need to practice careful thinking about God. So how are we to maintain a healthy balance of…

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You Can’t Hack Your Heart—Excerpt from This Month’s Free Book – Christian Article

With all our life hacks, kitchen hacks, and travel hacks, we often try to hack our spiritual lives, too. But as Richard J. Foster reminds us in Sanctuary of the Soul—free this month on Faithlife Ebooks—we can’t hack, program, or microwave our spiritual and devotional growth. Only God can form and transform our hearts—and we desperately need him to do so. Here’s an excerpt from Sanctuary of the Soul. *** As we consider the transformation of the human heart, we…

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What’s with the Brackets around John 7:52–8:12? – Christian Article

In this excerpt from John for Everyone, esteemed New Testament scholar and professor N. T. Wright—whose books and courses are on sale for just two more days—explains why John 7:52–8:12 is often included in the Gospel, though there are good reasons for its omission. Whether the story “should” be there or not, it can help us better understand John’s Gospel and Jesus’ mission on earth. *** There is a puzzle about this story. It doesn’t really seem to fit here.…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: May 28–31, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Wherever the River Runs In Wherever the River Runs, Kelly Minter invites us on a jungle adventure down a river teeming with piranhas, caymans, a beautiful people, and, especially, God’s presence.…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: May 21–24, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire In the best-selling book Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire, Jim Cymbala shares the story of what happened to his broken-down church in one of America’s toughest neighborhoods and…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: May 14–17, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Faith That Matters: 365 Devotions from Classic Christian Leaders Together for the first time in one devotional, experience daily readings from such bestselling and respected voices as Brennan Manning, Henri Nouwen,…

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The Colorization of Your Bible

On the weekend I realized that several articles we’ve done here at Thinking Out Loud and at Christian Book Shop Talk have a common theme: The progressively increasing use of color in Bibles. By this I don’t mean the addition of illustrations, such as is found in Children’s Bibles such as The Picture Bible or The Action Bible, but rather the use of color in otherwise unedited, full-text editions. There also isn’t time to talk about Biblezines, such as these…

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How to Accuse Someone of Heresy

Before you say: He’s not a Christian She doesn’t know the Lord He’s probably in hell today make sure you’ve worked your way through the normal method of drawing such conclusion. Citation You simply must quote the name of the work in question and page number. Include the quotation. If you can’t honestly bring yourself to purchase a copy of the author’s book, while I admire you for standing on your principles and not spending money on someone you don’t…

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Remembering Two Much-Loved But Diverse Authors

This past week Christian readers lost two very much loved authors, each successful by different metrics, but each unique, catering to two very different audiences: Rachel Held Evans and Warren Wiersbe. It speaks to the diversity or breadth of the Christian subculture that it includes such a broad range of writers; such a wide demographic. Rachel Held Evans died on May 4th at age 37, after entering a coma following treatment for flu and a subsequent infection. The outpouring of…

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What Is the Family of God For? Or Why You’re Not an Only Child. – Christian Article

If you want the deepest experience of your vertical relationship with God, check your horizontal relationships with the family of God. You are not an only child in God’s family. People in healthy families always share responsibilities. The Church is a spiritual family of believers, so our relationship with God correlates in various ways with our relationships with one another. If you ignore the “one anothers” in the Bible, you won’t receive everything God wants to give you. Imagine a…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: April 2–5, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! Jesus Every Day Rediscover your compassionate Savior with this collection of daily heart-provoking prayers and accompanying Scriptures from author and speaker Mary DeMuth. Each reading will awaken your tired soul, prompt…

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The Gospel Is More Than Good Advice – Christian Article

By Timothy Keller What is this “gospel” for which Paul is willing to glory in being a slave? What gospel would make Paul happy to lose everything in order to share it? First, it is worth reflecting on the word itself. “Gospel”—euangeloi—is literally “good herald.” In the first century, if on a far-flung battlefield an emperor won a great victory which secured his peace and established his authority, he would send heralds—angeloi—to declare his victory, peace and authority. Put most…

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Faithlife Ebooks Weekly Deals: April 9–12, 2019 – Christian Article

Here are this week’s top deals, brought to you by Faithlife Ebooks. For more deals, visit our sale page or get our Free Book of the Month. Some of these deals are only good for a few days, so act fast to get these books at the sale price! A Place of Healing In this eloquent account of her current struggle with physical pain, Joni Eareckson Tada offers her perspective on divine healing, God’s purposes, and what it means to…

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Your Future Self Wants You to Read This

Part of the reason I had hoped to review Drew Dyck’s latest book before its publication is that there is so little available in the Christian market dealing with self-control. It’s one of the nine ‘Fruit of the Spirit,’ so why isn’t more being said? I had my only-ever audio-book experience this summer with Walter Mischel’s The Marshmallow Test, which looks at self-control in general and delayed gratification in particular through the lens of a study done on preschool children…

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I Am Loved, Therefore I Am: Perception and the Image of God – Christian Article

Editor’s note: This excerpt from The God of All Comfort provides a brief but fascinating reflection on human perception before the fall. It appears in the earlier part of the book, where the author is contrasting the beauty of perfection with the deformities of sin and horror. You can preview the first three chapters free with a subscription or trial to Faithlife Connect. By Scott Harrower Ideally, a certain kind of perspective on the world follows from being a person…

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