Counterfeit Gods by Tim Keller: I’ve heard this book recommended by some friends recently. Ugh, I’m so far behind, though… will I ever get to it?
The Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn: This book was given to us free last year by our church. I never got around to reading it. Lauren and I have been convicted lately about our tithing. We do give, but we haven’t been giving 10%. We’ve decided now that we’re going to trust God and fully give 10%. This book is all about the blessings that come from giving back to God.
Press Start: This movie is some sort of parody of video game culture, I believe. I don’t know much about it, but I’ve heard some good things.
The Gamers: Dorkness Rising: This movie is to role-playing what Press Start is to video games. I’ve heard some wonderful things about this movie, and I remember long ago hearing an interview with creator Matt Vancil on Fear the Boot. I’ve been really itching to see this, and I certainly enjoyed Matt Vancil’s web series, JourneyQuest.
Vexille: This was recommended by my good buddy TimeSpike, who recently cleared this from his own backlog. I love this kind of anime, and I’m sure it will be enjoyable.
Gospel-Powered Parenting by William P. Farley: I was just recently recommended this book by my pastor, J.D. Greear, and it’s another parenting one to throw on my list. If I would ever actually READ the books… maybe I would clear them!
The Millionaire Next Door by Thomas Stanley: This is one of the books that Dave Ramsey recommends time and again. It’s a look at how most millionaires really live. They don’t have giant houses, but they make smart decisions. Maybe we’ll be in the book one day! …. maybe?
The Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley: I have been reading these, and loving them! The only problem is that I have to keep waiting for the library to get the next one. They’re always checked out at all times, but at least my library system lets me reserve it online and wait until they come in. I’ve read the first 3 of the 6 volumes, and I love them so far! I will report back after I finally am able to get the last 3 from the library.
Food, Inc.: Got the recommendation for this documentary about eating (and obesity, maybe?) on Twitter when discussing the wonderful documentary Maxed Out (which is about credit cards). I have it checked out from the library; I just need to watch it.
Health, Wealth, and Happiness by David Jones and Russell Woodbridge: This book is about how the “prosperity gospel” preached by many major pastors such as Joel Osteen, don’t necessarily represent what the Bible states as true. It’s an intriguing subject. On top of that, Russell is a personal friend of mine. I have not seen him in years because he is now a missionary in the Ukraine. His family is wonderful though, and we miss them very much. Also, we still have one of their chairs in our den…
Darkon: I’ve heard some wonderful(ly weird) things about this documentary of LARPers. What’s not to love?!