He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?" - Romans 8:32

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Saturday, December 26, 2009 

Best of 2009

(disclaimer: these are not necessarily things from 2009, but things I came across & consumed in 09)

Best Books:

It was a 3 way tie:

1) A Praying Life

- because it is so instructional & hope-inspiring

1) Peace Like a River

- because I am new dad & was a sucker for the father/son relationship & the description of Heaven towards the end of the book is worth a lot of gold

1) Notes from the Tilt-A-Whirl

- because it has my favorite answer to the problem of evil I've come across & it helped me to see how much the Sovereign stooped to save a wretch like me - I ask "why me?" much less because of this book

Best Podcast:

This American Life

- because it's real, captivating, hilarious, tear-jerking, informative, & takes story-telling to an other-worldly art form

Best Movie:

Children of God

- because I used to want to adopt children someday. but this movie made adoption a need, a fire, an obsession in my heart. it also made me hate sin & Satan more.

Best Music:

Hide Away in the Love of Jesus from the album Come Weary Saints

- because it has been a weary, victorious year, & this is my anthem

>Honorable Mention:

All Jon Foreman albums which were new to me in 09 & James Horner's soundtrack to The New World

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