Best Reads, Tunes, Movies and Show of 2012

fb_profile_picture_old2 Books and entertainment help shape our beliefs and life.  I’m sharing my favorites of this past year with you and hope that you choose your influences wisely in 2013.  I recommend contemporary and classic works, both fiction and non-fiction.  Reply with a comment to make a suggestion for me!


  1. The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, 1942.
  2. The Hole in Our Gospel by Richard Stearns, Thomas Nelson, 2009.
  3. Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality by Donald Miller, Thomas Nelson, 2003.
  4. Humility by Andrew Murray, originally published in 1895.
  5. Secret Believers: What Happens When Muslims Believe in Christ by Brother Andrew and Al Janssen, Revell, 2007.
  6. Son of Hamas by Mosab Hassan Yousef, Tyndale House Publishers, 2011.
  7. When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin, Thomas Nelson, 2006.
  8. The Imam’s Daughter: My Desperate Flight to Freedom by Hannah Shah, Zondervan, 2010.
  9. Confessions by Saint Augustine, originally published in 397.
  10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, originally published in 1813.

Recorded Music

  1. Give Us Rest or (a requiem mass in c [the happiest of all keys]) by David Crowder Band, EMI, 2012.
  2. The Great Awakening by Leeland, Essential Records, 2011.
  3. Sigh No More by Mumford & Sons, Glass Note, 2010.


  1. Blue Like Jazz, Roadside Attractions, 2012.
  2. Forever Strong, Go Films, 2008.
  3. Mighty Macs, Quaker Media, 2011.


  1. Downton Abbey, PBS

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