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The New Kindle Paperwhite


All-New Kindle Paperwhite

Pre-order now:
This item starts shipping on September 30, 2013

I’ve been considering this while saving gift certificates, waiting for the next generation for more even light, but I still can’t decide if I want this or a tablet. My super old Nokia tablet, made before tablets were popular, is aging.

New Amazon Kindle Paperwhite E-ink Reader

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The Kindle Fire HD is on sale for $20 off through Mother’s Day (May 12).

Kindle Fire HD On Sale

All of the Kindle versions of the NIVAC commentaries are on sale for under $5. I don’t know for how long. I’m thinking about getting the one on Deuteronomy, as I’ve read good things about it. (And it’s 25 cents lower than many of the other ones right now!) I have read the one on Revelation by Keener, and it’s one of the most helpful commentaries I’ve read. I also read the one on Luke, which was a good book about Jesus, but didn’t go in-depth enough–which is partly because of the objectives of the series, and the length of Luke (one of his other commentaries on Luke by the same author is two large volumes)–and didn’t answer a lot of questions for me. They can be a mixed bag. The Cross Quoter gives you a little help in this regard as does Tim Challies.

Around the Web

The Really Big List of Kindle Deals | Challies Dot Com – the commentary on Deuteronomy looks interesting and I read Michael Horton’s A Place for Weakness which is excellent

Gospel Grace blog is owned by Luma, who writes about all kinds of interesting things in a very intelligent way, much of it from a Reformed perspective (just as a warning to those who are sensitive to R rated content)

I may as well mention Housewife Theologian again, which is where I found Luma from Gospel Grace (noted above) commenting. If I had a twin sister, it may be her.

One of Justin Taylor’s Favorite Prayers in the Whole Bible:

“We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.”
2 Chronicles 20:12

Related Scripture:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
Proverbs 3:5-7

A person’s steps are directed by the Lord.
How then can anyone understand their own way?
Proverbs 20:24

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Colossians 3:1-3

I may be blogging a little less for a while. I’m working on a big series on the silly sayings that evangelical Christians say. But it won’t just be poking fun at others, or each other, but will be writing about the problems and possible alternatives. I will also be thinking and praying about what I write here. Pray with me if you’d like.

On the subject of prayer, my back pain has been worse this week than ever outside of surgery recovery. I don’t know what’s going on. I hope that if there’s something wrong with the various hardware in there that it could be figured out. I’m trying my best to trust and not worry. It’s hard not to be thinking of various scenarios.


Free and Discounted Christian Kindle Books

I want to help promote Gospel eBooks. If you haven’t heard of it yet, it’s “a website that alerts you to Christian e-book deals for the Amazon Kindle. We regularly post free Christian e-books as well as cheap and discounted titles. Our mission is to help you build your e-book library at a fraction of the cost.”

They don’t seem to miss anything. Jeremy Gardiner is the man behind it. You can find him as @mrjgardiner on Twitter even if you just want to know more about him. Looks like an interesting guy.

There are so many fiction books that are free, you can find two or three each week. And there are occasional low cost or free gems like Trusting God by Bridges, How to Read the Bible Book by Book by Fee and Stuart, An Introduction to the New Testament by Carson and Moo and many more. You never know what will come up.

Find out how to help them out.

Gospel eBooks

I have an ancient Nokia tablet with a 4″ screen (they were a few years ahead of their time and then gave up on them) bought on eBay that I use along with Calibre to convert and organize them, which I hope is ethical, since there are Kindle apps for all sorts of other devices. With Kindle and eReaders coming down to $50 and discounted books like this, it’s difficult not to go that route, even if you’re like me and still much prefer paper books.