Audio Bible for only $7.49

audio_bibleChristian Audio currently has The Word of Promise: The Complete NKJV Audio Bible on sale. It retails for $69.99, but is only $7.49 right now. That’s 98 hours of audio for less than eight bucks.

This would be great for your commute, fitness routine, or even family worship time. I listened to a few excerpts, and it seems to have professional voice actors with a tasteful background score and sound effects.

I’m already a big fan of Max McLean’s Listener’s Bible in ESV, and would commend that to you too. But for the low price and dramatic flavor, this deal is hard to pass up.

Please note this is the MP3 version. After purchase, you will need to download all or part of the Bible to your computer. Here’s the link to order.

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Skull Rock Nature Trail

Skull Rock Nature Trail is a 1.7 mile-loop hike in the middle of Joshua Tree National Park. The terrain is easy overall, though there are some steep steps on the northern half of the hike.

Skull Rock
Is that rock staring at me? This spooky rock resembles a skull, hence its name and the nearby nature trail.

 

Skull Rock Trail
The trail on the south side of Quail Springs Road is clearly marked with some nice interpretive signs, many dealing with local plant life and their benefits.

 

Blue Jay
The north side is rougher terrain, but more quiet and secluded off the highway. Along the way, I listened to this blue jay call to some friends.

 

Looking North
I climbed a rock to enjoy a few minutes of quiet and enjoyed this panorama looking north.

 

Mount San Gorgonio
Heading back out of the park toward the Joshua Tree Entrance, I caught a great view of Mount San Gorgonio in the distance, glistening from last week’s snowfall.

 

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the hidden gems of California, unrivaled for its wide open spaces, starry nights, and interesting rock formations. If you are planning your own trip, I recommend using the Falcon Guide – Hiking Joshua Tree National Park: 38 Day and Overnight Hikes.

Evangelism

evangelismLast month at our church’s 35th Anniversary Banquet, one of our members gave out copies of the book Evangelism: How The Whole Church Speaks of Jesus by Mack Stiles.
Some of you started reading it right away, and a few have even finished it!

Dr. Al Mohler says of the book, “Every reader will be inspired, encouraged, and equipped to be a congregational evangelist. For the sake of the church, the gospel, and the world, this book belongs at the top of your reading list.”

I plan to start reading it next week, and want to invite you to get a copy and read along with me. I will be tackling one chapter per week and writing a summary and reflections on my blog. Then, I encourage you to post your own comments and feedback. This should help us all get more out of the book and consider together what it could mean for the local church.

On Tuesday, Dec. 16, I will write a review of the Preface, Forward, and Introduction (pp. 11-20). Come join the conversation!

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