In the Cross is salvation; in the Cross is life; in the Cross is protection against our enemies; in the Cross is infusion of heavenly sweetness; in the Cross is strength of mind; in the Cross is joy of spirit; in the Cross is excellence of virtue; in the Cross is perfection of holiness. There is no salvation of soul, nor hope of eternal life, save in the Cross.
-Thomas à Kempis, The Inner Life
Holy week begins in a few days. Here are some free and discounted books for your Easter reading.
The 10 Best Books to Read for Easter
excerpts from C.S. Lewis, N.T. Wright, & others
This free sampler is a curated volume of excerpts from new and classic titles from leading authors in the field, including C. S. Lewis, N. T. Wright, Desmond Tutu, Ann Patchett, Candida Moss, John Dominic Crossan, Father Jonathan Morris, and Thomas H. Groome.
Heaven: Biblical Answers to Common Questions
by Randy Alcorn
Randy Alcorn offers answers to common questions about what Heaven will be like. This 64-page booklet provides 18 easy-to-understand questions and answers adapted from his bestselling book Heaven.
Surprised by Hope
by N.T. Wright
N.T. Wright tackles the biblical question of what happens after we die.
Baseball season began this week. So, for Free Book Friday I offer a reflection on sports rivalries and Jesus’ command to love your enemies. Can the biggest rivalries in sport teach us something about following Jesus’ difficult command to love enemies?
This Friday’s free book is brought to you from the something completely different department. This isn’t my normal offering, but it sounds quite interesting. I look forward to reading this for some down time reading.
From the Amazon.com book description:
In this fantastical thriller, five young teens tapped as models for theme park “guides” find themselves pitted against Disney villains and witches that threaten both the future of Walt Disney World and the stability of the world outside its walls. Using a cutting-edge technology called DHI–which stands for both Disney Host Interactive and Daylight Hologram Imaging–Finn Whitman, an Orlando teen, and four other kids are transformed into hologram projections that guide guests through the park. The new technology turns out, however, to have unexpected effects that are both thrilling and scary. Soon Finn finds himself transported in his DHI form into the Magic Kingdom at night. Is it real? Is he dreaming? Finn’s confusion only increases when he encounters Wayne, an elderly Imagineer who tells him that the park is in grave danger. Led by the scheming witch, Maleficent, a mysterious group of characters called the Overtakers is plotting to destroy Disney’s beloved realm, and maybe more. This gripping high-tech tale will thrill every kid who has ever dreamed of sneaking into Walt Disney World after hours and wondered what happens at night, when the park is closed.
Be sure to confirm price. It won’t be free forever.
This week for Free Book Friday I bring to you a beautiful print book about the relationship between a dad and his daughter.
Today and tomorrow (March 21 & 22) LifeWay is offering a coupon for a free copy of Dance Me, Daddy by Cindy Morgan.
‘Dance me, Daddy. Dance me around. Don’t let my feet ever touch down. There’s nothing better than being your girl. If I am your princess, then you are king of the world.’ This picture book by singer and songwriter Cindy Morgan sparkles with the joy of childhood and the blessings of families. Sing along with the CD performed by Point of Grace and listen to Cindy Morgan read the book version of this song that celebrates the joy in all stages of a child’s growing years, from the time his little girl dances on his feet until they dance at her wedding. A great celebration of God’s love.
Father’s Day is not for almost 3 months, but you may want to grab this for the dads in your life.
Download coupon for a free copy from LifeWay Christian Stores: Dance Me Daddy – Free Coupon.
March 14 is also Albert Einstein’s birthday.
Why not celebrate Einstein’s birthday and pi day by eating pie and reading Einstein’s Theory of Relativity?
Relativity: The Special and General Theory
By Albert Einstein