Recommended Reading

Use your access to the internet and your e-reader as a means of growing your soul. Here are some good places to go today:

Please Don’t Give Them Porn for Christmas – Challies warns against the oft-made mistake of allowing children free reign over electronic devices (which they often receive as Christmas gifts). Parents must be parents.

Three Tips for Better Bible Reading – Andy Naselli offers practical advice in this (almost) one-year old post from Desiring God. Very helpful thoughts.

The Story of Pain and Hope Behind “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day” – Justin Taylor takes a look at the story behind the popular song.

A Prayer for the 4th Sunday of Advent – Scotty Smith leads a powerful meditation and prayer to help focus our Christmas celebrations on Christ.

Themelios – The latest volume

And some great deals for Kindle:

The Expulsive Power of a New Affection by Thomas Chalmers – A classic for only $.99.

Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Life of Faith by Jonathan Parnell is $3.99. Jon Bloom comments, “Jonathan Parnell is one of my favorite writers because when I read his profound meditations on Scripture, he helps me see, through the lenses of faith, what is real. He’s a guidance counselor for me. I commend this book to you. It will help you walk through real life toward Real Life.”

The Pastor In Prayer by Charles Spurgeon is $1.99.

Union with Christ: A Zondervan Digital Short by Michael Horton is $2.99.

What’s Your Worldview?: An Interactive Approach to Life’s Big Questions by James N. Anderson is only $.99.

There are lots of good deals out there this time of year beyond these. I hope every Christian will engage in at least some soul-enriching reading over the holidays.

“There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.” – Chesterton