Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Book Bargains

This seems like the week to tell you about all sorts of bargains. If you are a John Piper fan you will be glad to know that ALL of the books in his online bookstore are $5 today and tomorrow. Adam sent me a long list of books that he is interested in . You might wonder why he wouldn't just log on and buy these books himself. Well, both of us have one weakness when it comes to purchases. I love shoes and he loves books. So in order not to overdo things we have established accountability to each other in these areas. Neither of us are permitted to purchases shoes or books without consulting the other. I am also not permitted to buy music CDs either. I am notorious for buying the worst CDs for the one song I love. We have many CDs that prove this point. With itunes available this is no longer as big of a problem, I can buy that one song I love for less than a dollar. The whole shoe and book thing really deserves it's own blog post ...maybe soon.

So back to the book sale, it seems that any book available in Piper's online bookstore can be purchased for the next two days for $5. No gimmicks...just some great deals for some serious summer reading. I was just looking and many of these are hardcover books and some even include an audio CD as well. I guess there has been quite a buzz even amidst the Piper staffers, you can read his blog post about the hoopla.

If you don't even know who John Piper is, never mind...but he is worth looking into. If you were going to read just one Piper book I would recommend Don't Waste Your Life.

Are there any other Piper fans out there?


Alycia said...

Thanks Charlotte! I am heading over there right now! Ron and I both love books ~ so this will be great! Have a fun day!

50 toes said...

C said I could list five books I'd like from this sale. Five is such a limiting number. As you look at my list you'll see why I'm thankful C's put some limits on me. :)

- Desiring God: Mediations of a Christian Hedonist
- The Pleasures of God: God's Delight in Being God
- The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Couper and David Brainerd
- A God Centered Vision of All Things: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards
- Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to Evangelical Feminism
- The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin
- Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce
- Beyond the Bounds: Open Theism and the Undermining of Biblical Christianity
- A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer
- Most of All Jesus Loves You (Children's Illustrated Hardcover)
- When I Don't Desire God
- Battling Unbelief
- When the Darkness Will Not Lift
- The Justification of God

That's it. A few more that five. I don't have time to read them all but I want to read them all. :)

If I had to pick five it would be the first five listed.


Scrappy Mom said...

Thank you for posting about the sale! I've skimmed Desiring God, but I think I need to actually read it. Ya know, read it, read it. :-)