Aaron Armstrong's Blog
December 20, 2014
This week there’ve been quite a few really good deals on Kindle books. Here’s a recap along with a few newer ones:Jesus in the Present Tense by Warren Wiersbe—$1.99How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth by Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart—$3.99Sacred Marriage by Gary Thomas—$2.99But Don’t All Religions Lead to God? by Michael Green—99¢A Place of Healing by Joni Eareckson Tada—$2.99A Case for Amillennialism by Kim Riddelbarger—$5.68The Coffee House Chronicles se...
December 19, 2014
Through the Eyes of Spurgeon, the new documentary directed by fellow Canuck Stephen McCaskell, was released yesterday. This is something we’ve been waiting a long time for. Why do I say “we”?
Because I was part of the team that made it, writing the screenplay.
This is one of the coolest projects I’ve been a part of in my professional career, one that, a couple of times, I honestly wasn’t sure was going to come to fruition. But here we are. The movie’s out there, and it’s pretty great. Here are...
Right now, Amazon’s got a whole pile of C.S. Lewis titles on sale:The Screwtape Letters—$2.99The Weight of Glory—$1.99The Great Divorce—$3.99Virtue and Vice—99¢George MacDonald—$1.99The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe—$1.99The Magician’s Newphew—$3.99Yours, Jack—$3.99The Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis Volume 1—$3.99
Also on sale:Money, Greed, and God by Jay Ricards—$3.79Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus by Nabeel Qureshi—$3.99Toxic Charity by Robert Lupton—$3.99...
December 18, 2014
But at the heart of all this, I have the firm theological belief that there is no such thing as a lone Christian. Rather, Christians only exist in families (not all families are biological). And, to turn a cliché, it really does take a village to raise a Christian. Church hopping is like family hopping. It’s just a stupid idea.
Over the past couple months, I sought to evaluate disciple-making in my own life and church c...
December 17, 2014
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us… John 1:14a
Let’s just stop and sit with this verse for a moment: “The Word became flesh.”
It’s so easy for us to lose our sense of awe at little things like this. To read a verse like John 1:14 and gloss over what it says. But we should never do this.
Remember: Jesus—the Word through whom all things were created; the light of the world, who brings salvation to all who believe in his name—became flesh. That God would take upon human flesh is simp...
December 16, 2014
That season has come around once again, where top ten lists abound! As you know, reading is one the few hobbies I have, regularly readingaround100 books a year. With that much reading, it’s no surprise that there’s a range of quality. Most are in that “good, but not earth-shattering” category, a few were so bad I wished I had a back… but a few were legitimately great. Here are the ones that made the cut this year.
Prayer by Timothy Keller. From my review:
Keller’s message challenges u...
A few new Kindle deals for you:The Coffee House Chronicles set by Dave Sterrett and Josh McDowell—FREE (ends 12/17)Taking Christian Moral Thought Seriously by JeremyEvans—99¢ (today only)100 Bible Verses Everyone Should Know by Heart by Robert J.Morgan—99¢ (today only)The Money Saving Mom’s Budget by Crystal Paine—$1.99The Power of Suffering by John MacArthur—$2.99Strange Fire by John MacArthur—$3.99Ordinary by Michael Horton—$3.99Scandalous by D.A. Carson—99...
December 15, 2014
One of the things I’m most grateful for about this blog is the opportunity to share great books with you. This Christmas, I have the privilege of giving some of you a ridiculous pile of great books, in partnership with the fine folks at Crossway Books, David C. Cook, P&R Publishing, B&H Books, Kregel, Bethany House, and Faithlife!
Here’s what’s up for grabs this year:The 63 volume Hebrews Christmas collection for Logos Bible Software The Problem of Good by D. Marion Clark God with Us by Glenn R. K...
Christianity is a singing faith. It’s one of the chief things followers of Jesus are renowned for, both down through the ages and now all around the world. While the proportion of singing has varied from time to time and from place to place, most churches today devote about a third of their gathering time to congregational singing and invest a considerable amount of time, money, effort, and energy into the musical side of church life.