Growing in Grace- Links 6/23

A collection of links to encourage your growth in grace:

What to Do With Your Shame

“When we are ashamed of something, we feel embarrassed; or, like we aren’t meeting an expectation that society has set. Our reaction to these feelings may be to find a reason to boast. We want to replace our shame with dignity.”

10 Books Every Christian Should Read

Here are 10 books that every Christian should consider reading.

Faithful Are the Wounds of a Friend

“In our world, friends who tell us what we want to hear are valued. People prefer friends who flatter them. They want friends who will respond to a problem about a difficult decision in their life with, “You should do what makes you happy.” Friendship in our culture often involves mutual encouragement to sin.”

Sermons Aren’t Popcorn: Tips for Being a Good Listener to God’s Word

Our entertainment culture has affected even the way we listen and evaluate preaching. Here are some tips to being a better listener to the preaching of God’s Word.

He Loves Jesus More Than He Loves Me

“Marry the one who loves Jesus more than he loves you. And then watch how the Lord will change you just because you get the privilege of watching the man you love adore his Savior.”

6 Reasons Men Should Read More Stories than Men’s Books

“Many [men’s books] try to inspire, but rah rah speeches and point-by-point arguments are only so motivating. And that is where stories fill the void. This is not specific to men, but men, as a whole, read fewer stories than women. Men gravitate to ‘give it to me straight’ and ‘I just want the facts.’ In such attitudes key realities go missing. Here are six of them…”

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