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King’s Cross by Tim Keller – 60% off this week only

February 21, 2011

Tim Keller’s new book, King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus officially comes out tomorrow (Feb. 22), and Westminster Bookstore has some deep savings this week only where you can get it at 60% off the cover price.  The sale ends Feb. 28, so be sure to take advantage of this great sale on what looks to be a great book!

Here’s an excerpt from Keller in the preface:

“The whole story of the world—and of how we fit into it—is most clearly understood through a careful, direct look at the story of Jesus. My purpose here is to try to show, through his words and actions, how beautifully his life makes sense of ours.”

“[The Gospel of] Mark does not read like a dry history. It is written in the present tense, often using words like ‘immediately’ to pack the account full of action. You can’t help but notice the abruptness and breathless speed of the narrative. This Gospel conveys, then, something important about Jesus. He is not merely a historical figure, but a living reality, a person who addresses us today. In his very first sentences Mark tells us that God has broken into history. His style communicates a sense of crisis, that the status quo has been ruptured… Jesus has come; anything can happen now. Mark wants us to see that the coming of Jesus calls for decisive action… Therefore we need to respond actively. We can’t remain neutral. We may not sit and reflect and find excuses for not changing our lives now.”

5 Books Every Christian Should Read

November 28, 2010

I had the privilege of joining Tim Challies, Owen Strachan, Trevin Wax, and Terry Delaney of coming up with a short list of books (five to be exact) we believe every Christian should read.  Terry, who came up with the idea, explains a little about our thinking in this blogpost.  There are other great books not on this short list, but we felt that these were foundational to the Christian life, enduring in their influence, and accessible to all Christians, especially those just beginning in their relationship with Christ.

Westminster Bookstore agreed to offer a special discount for those desiring to purchase these books individually or as a whole.  Here’s the list:

The sale at WTSBookstore is now offering these books at an additional 10% discount which will last only through December 31, 2010.  If you decide to buy all give books together, you will save $40 and receive free shipping for your order.  To take advantage of this sale, you will need to enter 5BOOKS as a coupon code when you come to the screen,”ENTER SPECIAL OFFER COUPON CODE.”

You may already own most if not all five of these books, but I’d encourage you to consider creating a “giveaway” shelf in your personal library of great books that you can hand out to those who come into your home as a guest or into your life as a friend.  I come to find that those who love good books love giving them away as well.  These are five that any Christian can enjoy and truly be impacted for their good and God’s glory in their life!