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A Surprise Endorsement

A Surprise Endorsement

While speaking at the Ron Blue’s Kingdom Advisors conference in Orlando last week I received a surprise endorsement for two of my new books.

An Alarming Trend: The Illiteracy of Boys

An Alarming Trend: The Illiteracy of Boys

My friends Brett and Alex Harris, on their wonderful website www.therebelution.com, cited a Wall Street Journal article about the importance of reading, and the great decline in reading among boys. I have often cited this as one of the most alarming trends of our day.

Living Life or Documenting Insignificance?

Living Life or Documenting Insignificance?

If we had ears to hear, we’d notice the sound of a vacuum sucking time, coming from computers and phones and televisions and car radios and…lots of other places.

“Openness” and “In Prayer” from Valley of Vision

“Openness” and “In Prayer” from Valley of Vision

Nanci and I often read The Valley of Vision, or listen to it (Max Maclean does an excellent audio version).  These are brief and profound Puritan prayers. We find them powerful and penetrating.

Christmas Giveaway: Heaven Gift Books and “Knowing Aslan” Booklets

Christmas Giveaway: Heaven Gift Books and “Knowing Aslan” Booklets

The joy of this season doesn't stem from finding life easy and merry and cheerful; it comes from knowing that there is One who is close to the broken hearted. 

A Christ-centered Marriage Is Christ-centered Parenting

A Christ-centered Marriage Is Christ-centered Parenting

I recently read what I would call a GREAT book on parenting: Gospel-Powered Parenting: How the Gospel Shapes and Transforms Parenting, William P. Farley (Phillipsburg, NJ: P&R Publishing, 2009).

The Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device

The Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device

I loved this video Tim Challies put me onto. It introduces a revolutionary product: the Bio Optical Organized Knowledge Device. Watch the video to find out about its amazing advantages!

How did Eternal Perspective Ministries begin? part 2

How did Eternal Perspective Ministries begin? part 2

I had written about God's ownership in my book Money, Possessions and Eternity, which came out in 1989, only months before I became involved in civil disobedience. Little did I know while writing that I would literally own nothing—including that book itself—within a year of when it came out.

C.S. Lewis's Influence on My Life and Writing, part 2

C.S. Lewis's Influence on My Life and Writing, part 2

In my last blog, I wrote about one of my three pilgrimages to Oxford. Each visit I’ve pondered what Lewis wrote: “You must picture me alone in that room in Magdalen…I gave in and admitted that God was God, and knelt and prayed: perhaps that night, the most dejected and reluctant convert in all of England.”

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