Featured Resources by Tony Reinke

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Four Promises for Our Breakups

Tony Reinke
Four Promises for Our Breakups

Relational breakups hurt. They hurt because we feel rejection from others, but they also hurt because they expose our personal flaws.

When the anger subsides, we search inside to determine what about us failed to meet the expectations of a…

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All I Have Is Christ

Tony Reinke
All I Have Is Christ
It has become a classic to some, and a favorite to many, since its release in 2008. “All I Have Is Christ” was written by Jordan Kauflin and edited by his father. We asked them some questions about the writing of a modern-day classic.
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The Good Samaritan’s Smartphone and the Law of Love

Tony Reinke
The Good Samaritan’s Smartphone and the Law of Love

The statistics are as clear as a red stoplight on a dark night.

Talking on the phone while driving makes you 4-times more likely to get into an accident. Texting while driving makes you 23-times more likely to get into…

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Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning

Tony Reinke
Six Wrong Reasons to Check Your Phone in the Morning
The problem comes when our phone is within arm’s reach and we grab it out of habit in our half-conscious state of sleep inertia — before our groggy eyes can even fully open.
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Newton on the Christian Life

Tony Reinke
Newton on the Christian Life
Through a careful study of scores of letters, Tony Reinke brings together Newton’s brilliant vision of the Christian life in one accessible place.
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Breaking Free from Insecurity

Tony Reinke
Breaking Free from Insecurity

It was one of the seven wonders in the ancient world, a must-see attraction, stunningly beautiful and majestic — the Taj Mahal of the first century.

The Roman temple of Diana (or the temple of Artemis, as it was known…

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A (Very) Short Prayer for My Dullest Days

Tony Reinke
A (Very) Short Prayer for My Dullest Days
On the days when my heart feels dull, dry, and drowsy, I turn to one simple prayer from David in Psalm 51:12: “Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.”
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Pray for Nepal

Tony Reinke
Pray for Nepal
Saturday afternoon was a dark hour for the people of Nepal. The 7.9 earthquake struck hard, turning the houses into dust in seconds. The historical monumental buildings and some ancient temples were leveled to a stump. The highways were badly damaged. Pray and help are desperately needed.
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Smartphone Addiction and Our Spiritual ADD

Tony Reinke
Smartphone Addiction and Our Spiritual ADD
We surveyed 8,000 of you about your smartphone usage. You admitted your iPhone habits are unhealthy. Is that a problem?
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I Know (New Music Video)

Tony Reinke
I Know (New Music Video)

We are honored to launch the new studio video for “I Know” from our friends, Kings Kaleidoscope, off their album Becoming Who We Are.

These lyrics pluck the strings of a deep ache inside each of us:

Every

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Why God Is After Your Joy

Tony Reinke
Why God Is After Your Joy

Why is God so eager to pour his eternal blessing on people like us?

It’s a question too many of us don’t really ask. Life often seems hard and stressful, and we grow blind to God’s present blessings and we…

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Lazy Busy

Tony Reinke
Lazy Busy

My children love the zoo. Surrounded by the concrete wilderness, there comes over them a sudden instinct to act and speak and even gyrate in ways that are animal-like. It’s an exercise in mimicry and communication.

Children love connecting with…

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Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom

Tony Reinke
Facebook Obsession and the Anguish of Boredom
Unhealthy Facebook addiction flourishes because we fail to see the cost on our lives. So what are the consequences of boredom-induced compulsive behaviors? Here are three to consider.
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My Spouse Doesn’t Enjoy Sex

Tony Reinke
My Spouse Doesn’t Enjoy Sex

“Sex can be quite fun. So why do married couples have so little of it?”

That was a question asked recently in a New York Times Op-Ed by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz, a former quantitative analyst at Google.

Based on the results…

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Why Do I Exist?

Tony Reinke
Why Do I Exist?

Am I failing at life? Am I succeeding? And why do I exist in the first place?

These questions are huge, we all ask them, and thankfully the Bible helps us with answers in the form of a litmus test.

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Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

Tony Reinke
Lecrae Confesses Abortion, Invites Others into the Light

As the forty-second anniversary of Roe v. Wade draws near, we are reminded of how large and formidable the abortion industry has become in the United States. Planned Parenthood survives with a heavy dose of government funding, even as overall…

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Killjoys

John Piper, Johnathon Bowers, Ryan Griffith, David Mathis, Jason Meyer, Jonathan Parnell, Tony Reinke, Joe Rigney, and Marshall Segal

Relentless romance. Fierce warfare. Superior pleasure.

Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate…

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I Want to Read a John Piper Book, but Where Should I Start?

Tony Reinke
I Want to Read a John Piper Book, but Where Should I Start?

Around here we love books: reading them, writing them, publishing them, promoting them. John Piper alone has authored over 50 titles. So I asked, in light of the overwhelming number of free books we host on the smorgasbord we call…

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Alzheimer’s, the Brain, and the Soul

Tony Reinke
Alzheimer’s, the Brain, and the Soul

Early this year, World Magazine published a brief update on the life of Elisabeth Elliot, a Christian woman widely respected for her sacrifices to advance global missions. She turns 88 next Sunday.

Elisabeth is well known for being married to…

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Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace

Tony Reinke
Pride, Despair, and Sovereign Grace

Grab a corner of the curtain over the powers at work in this world, pull it back, and look inside, and you will discover two of the strongest forces on earth: pride and despair.

One generates what seems to be…

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14 Best Books of 2014

Tony Reinke
14 Best Books of 2014

At Desiring God I cherish being surrounded by co-laborors and online friends who treasure great books, and who eagerly celebrate and share the most noteworthy titles as they come along.

In 2014, delicious non-fiction Christian titles ran off presses like…

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Mom Enough (New Book)

Tony Reinke
Mom Enough (New Book)

Are you mom enough?

Time Magazine forced this question into the face of every mother with bold letters above a cover image of a young mother breastfeeding her four-year-old. When the issue hit newsstands, it re-ignited a longstanding “mommy war”…

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