Most weeks Crossway had 3 to 5 books on sale. About once a month Intervarsity Press has 3 to 5 books on sale. This week both have books on sale and the sale last until next weekend. The books in both sales are $0.99 to $2.99.
(I am having some problem with my blogging software and don’t have time to figure it out right now, so there are not any images. Sorry about that.)
A Guidebook to Prayer: 24 Ways to Walk With God by Mary Kate Morse – $2.99
251 pages, 10 of 10 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Why is prayer so hard?
Many of us have asked that question. We want to pray. We intend to pray. But, as spiritual director and professor MaryKate Morse notes, ” we don’t pray as consistently or as meaningfully as we might like.”
And yet prayer offers us such spiritual riches. Prayer
- draws us to experience love and to be love
- increases our faith
- expands our vision of God
- helps us grow in self-understanding
- gives us perspective on life and death
Morse continues: “Through prayer, we experience forgiveness, guidance and peace. We are healed physically and emotionally. We experience the mystery of God, see truth and receive spiritual gifts. We receive vision and courage for God’s mission. Faith becomes more beautiful, more real.” This guidebook is designed to move you from lamenting over prayerlessness to the joy of praying. Whether you are a beginner or a lifetime person of faith, you will find a treasure trove of riches here to guide you into a deeper experience of prayer.
Jack: A Life of CS Lewis by George Sayer – $1.99
467 pages, 35 of 40 reviews are 4 or 5-star, Lending Enabled
As I walked away from New Buildings, I found the man that Lewis had called “Tollers” sitting on one of the stone steps in front of the arcade.
“How did you get on?” he asked.
“I think rather well. I think he will be a most interesting tutor to have.”
“Interesting? Yes, he’s certainly that,” said the man, who I later learned was J. R. R. Tolkien. “You’ll never get to the bottom of him.”
Over the next twenty-nine years, author George Sayer’s first impression about C. S. Lewis proved true. He was interesting; but he was more than just that. He was a devout Christian, gifted literary scholar, best-selling author, and brilliant apologist. Sayer draws from a variety of sources, including his close friendship with Lewis and the million-word diary of Lewis’s brother, to paint a portrait of the man whose friends knew as Jack. Offering glimpses into Lewis’s extraordinary relationships and experiences, Jack details the great scholar’s life at the Kilns; days at Magdalen College; meetings with the Inklings; marriage to Joy Davidman Gresham; and the creative process that produced such world-famous works as the classic Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity, and The Screwtape Letters. This book is an intimate account of the man who helped-and through his works, continues to help-generations hear and understand the heart of Christianity.
Theology Questions Everyone Asks: Christian Faith in Plain Language by Gary M Burge, David Lauber – $2.99
203 pages, 2 of 3 reviews are 4 or 5-star
Everyone has questions about God and what matters most in life. When we ask those questions, we are asking about theology.