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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis | J.D. Vance | $16.79
Designed to Lead: The Church and Leadership Development | Eric Geiger & Kevin Peck | $16.16
A Transatlantic Elegy For An American Hillbilly | 20 Schemes
Mez McConnell: Having read the book I am now not sure whether this is a book review or an online self-understanding counselling session. You see, to me at least, this is not just a book. It’s not even a poem of bereavement. It is so much more than that. It is a dark lament. A lament of such heartfelt profundity (and, at times, profanity) that it often left me travelling back through the mists of time to dig around in memories I thought had died with boy I used to be.
When Does Mommy Get to Rest? | Desiring God
Liz Wann: It’s Sunday, a Sabbath day for many, a day to rest, take it easy, be refreshed, and prepare for another week of schedules, appointments, and work. And yet my hands are busy at work all day. How can I enjoy rest when caring and nurturing is a round-the-clock job?
Speak Truth to Trump | Christianity Today
Andy Crouch: And therefore it is completely consistent that Trump is an idolater in many other ways. He has given no evidence of humility or dependence on others, let alone on God his Maker and Judge. He wantonly celebrates strongmen and takes every opportunity to humiliate and demean the vulnerable. He shows no curiosity or capacity to learn. He is, in short, the very embodiment of what the Bible calls a fool.
J.C. Derrick: House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., told the House Republican conference today he will no longer defend GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump or campaign for him ahead of next month’s election.
The Call to Preach the Word | The Master’s Seminary
John MacArthur: The man of God has been summoned to boldly preach the message of God to the people of God, no matter how often the winds of popular opinion swirl and shift.
5 Essentials for Strength and Growth | Acts 29
Josh Howerton: Here are 5 of those mission-critical essentials we’ve learned along the way to facilitate the type of church health (trellis) that enables gospel growth (vine)…
3 Ways to Encourage Earnest Prayer Requests in Your Small Group | Unlocking the Bible
Kristen Wetherell: From my brief experience in leading a young women’s group, I’ve found three helpful ways to encourage group members to make requests that involve more personal, vulnerable, Word-centered, and sometimes even sensitive subjects…
Marriage and the Mystery of the Gospel | TGC