Media Log

2019

Books

  1. Andrew Delbanco, The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America’s Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War
  2. Joe Abercrombie, The Blade Itself
  3. Joe Abercrombie, Before They Are Hanged
  4. Jeff Tweedy, Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.
  5. Ursula K. LeGuin, So Far So Good: Final Poems: 2014-2018
  6. Jeff Pearlman, Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL
  7. Michael Connelly, Dark Sacred Night
  8. Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See
  9. Joe Abercrombie, Last Argument of Kings
  10. Sebastian Junger, Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
  11. Ken Shigematsu, God in My Everything
  12. Thomas M. Crisp, et al., Psychology and Spiritual Formation in Dialogue: Moral and Spiritual Change in Christian Perspective
  13. Vicki Robin, Your Money Or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Independence
  14. John and Julie Gottman, Eight Dates: Essential Conversations for a Lifetime of Love

Movies

  1. Aquaman (2018)
  2. Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)
  3. Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
  4. The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)

Television Series

2018

Books

  1. John Irving, The Hotel New Hampshire
  2. P. D. James, The Children of Men
  3. Cal Newport, Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World
  4. Eugene Peterson, As Kingfishers Catch Fire: A Conversation on the Ways of God Formed by the Words of God
  5. Gary Keller, The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind Extraordinary Results
  6. Don Winslow, The Force
  7. Sun Tzu, The Art of War
  8. Ursula K. Le Guin, No Time to Spare: Thinking About What Matters
  9. Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James, The Man From the Train: The Solving of a Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery
  10. Scott McCloud, Understanding Comics: The Invisible Art
  11. Jamie Quatro, Fire Sermon
  12. Dan Pink, When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing
  13. Austin Kleon, Show Your Work!
  14. Max DePree, Leadership is an Art
  15. Kyle David Bennett, Practices of Love: Spiritual Disciplines for the Life of the World
  16. George Packer, The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
  17. Fleming Rutledge, The Seven Last Words from the Cross
  18. N. T. Wright, The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus’ Crucifixion
  19. Dallas Willard, Life Without Lack: Living in the Fullness of the 23rd Psalm
  20. Gary Moon, Becoming Dallas Willard: The Formation of a Philosopher, Teacher, and Christ Follower
  21. Michael J. Kruger, Christianity at the Crossroads: How the Second Century Shaped the Future of the Church
  22. Wayne Booth, et al, The Craft of Research
  23. Ruth Haley Barton, Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership
  24. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Total Recall
  25. Brandon J. O’Brien, Demanding Liberty: An Untold Story of American Religious Freedom
  26. Trevor Hudson, Discovering Our Spiritual Identity: Practices for God’s Beloved
  27. Gary Thomas, Sacred Pathways
  28. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness
  29. Ursula K. Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea
  30. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Tombs of Atuan
  31. David Baggett and Marybeth Baggett, The Morals of the Story
  32. Alan Jacobs, A Visit to Vanity Fair
  33. Richard Baxter, The Reformed Pastor
  34. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Farthest Shore
  35. W. P. Kinsella, Box Socials
  36. T. H. White, The Once and Future King
  37. Howard Kurtz, Media Madness
  38. John of the Cross, The Living Flame of Love
  39. N. T. Wright, God in Public
  40. Veronica Mary Rolf, An Explorer’s Guide to Julian of Norwich
  41. Robert Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land
  42. Jonathan Rauch, The Happiness Curve: Why Life Gets Better After 50
  43. Damon Young, The Art of Reading
  44. Beth Felker Jones, Marks of His Wounds
  45. Ken Follett, A Column of Fire
  46. Amy Chua, Political Tribes
  47. A. O. Wilson, Better Living Through Criticism
  48. David Frum, Trumpocracy
  49. Amanda Carpenter, Gaslighting America
  50. Frank Miller, David Mazzucchelli, Richmond Lewis, Batman: Year One
  51. Stephen D. Lowe and Mary e. Lowe, Ecologies of Faith in a Digital Age
  52. Dan Jurgens, Thor vs. Thanos
  53. Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
  54. Roger Stern with Bill Mantlo and Tom DeFalco, The Amazing Spider-Man: Origin of the Hobgoblin
  55. Russell Shorto, Revolution Song: A Story of American Freedom
  56. Alan Noble, Disruptive Witness: Speaking Truth in a Distracted Age
  57. Stanley Hauerwas, The Character of Virtue
  58. Matthew Kneale, Rome: A History in Seven Sackings
  59. Susan Orlean, The Library Book
  60. Rebecca Solnit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost
  61. Ross Douthat, To Change the Church: Pope Francis and the Future of Catholicism
  62. Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway
  63. Tracy K. Smith, Wade in the Water
  64. Gregory Alan Thornbury, Why Should the Devil Have all the Good Music? Larry Norman and the Perils of Christian Rock
  65. Michael Robbins, Equipment for Living: On Poetry and Pop Music
  66. Mark Noll, The Rise of Evangelicalism
  67. Jordan Peterson, Twelve Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos
  68. Willa Cather, My ‘Antonia
  69. Tod Bolsinger, Canoeing the Mountains: Christian Leadership in Uncharted Territory
  70. Ben Myers, The Apostle’s Creed: A Guide to the Ancient Catechism
  71. Mark Leibovich, Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times
  72. Anne Lamott, Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy
  73. Haley Goranson Jacob, Conformed to the Image of His Son: Reconsidering Paul’s Theology of Glory in Romans
  74. Marilyn McEntyre, Word By Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice
  75. Joe Abercrombie, Half a King
  76. Mark Leibovich, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral–Plus Plenty of Valet Parking!–in America’s Gilded Capital
  77. Dominique DuBois Gilliard, Rethinking Incarceration: Advocating for Justice that Restores
  78. Dorothy Day, The Reckless Way of Love: Notes on Following Jesus
  79. Rene Girard, I See Satan Fall Like Lightning
  80. Joe Abercrombie, Half the World
  81. Timothy Keller, The Prodigal Prophet: Jonah and the Mystery of God’s Mercy
  82. Rowan Williams, Being Human: Bodies, Minds, Persons
  83. Joe Abercrombie, Half a War
  84. Phileena Heuertz, Pilgrimage of a Soul
  85. Alice Fryling, Mirror for the Soul: A Christian Guide to the Enneagram
  86. Howard Thurman, Jesus and the Disinherited
  87. Mario Puzo, The Godfather
  88. Laura Vanderkam, What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast
  89. Cody Boorman and Georgi Boorman, Clocking Out Early: The Ultimate Guide to Early Retirement
  90. David Harsanyi, First Freedom: A Ride Through America’s Enduring History with the Gun
  91. Sam Quinones, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic
  92. James Bryan Smith, The Magnificent Journey: Living Deep in the Kingdom
  93. Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  94. Todd C. Ream, The State of the Evangelical Mind
  95. Ursula K. Le Guin, The Dispossessed

Movies

  1. Black Panther (2018)
  2. Ready Player One (2018)
  3. Justice League (2017)
  4. The Magnificent Seven (2016)
  5. Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
  6. Deadpool 2 (2018)
  7. Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
  8. Kickboxer (1989)
  9. Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
  10. Treasure Island (1950)
  11. Star Wars Rebels: Spark of Rebellion (2014)
  12. The Black Stallion (1979)
  13. 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  14. The Searchers (1956)
  15. Notorious (1946)
  16. Ant Man and the Wasp (2018)
  17. The Pink Panther Strikes Again (1976)
  18. Psycho (1960)
  19. Blazing Saddles (1974)
  20. The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
  21. Shane (1953)
  22. E. T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
  23. Watchmen (2009)
  24. The Delta Force (1986)
  25. I Can Only Imagine (2013)
  26. Mechanic: Resurrection (2016)
  27. Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
  28. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)
  29. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  30. The Cabin in the Woods (2011)
  31. Justice League: Doom (2012)
  32. Rampage (2018)
  33. Justice League: Starcrossed the Movie (2004)
  34. Hondo (1953)
  35. Robocop (1987)
  36. Bloodsport (1988)
  37. Donnie Darko (2001)
  38. Logan’s Run (1976)
  39. Legend (1986)
  40. DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn (2017)
  41. The Invincible Iron Man (2007)
  42. Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)
  43. A Quiet Place (2018)
  44. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
  45. With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010)
  46. Ultimate Avengers (2006)
  47. Bridge to Terabithia (2007)

Television Series

  1. The Tick, Season Two (2018)
  2. The Expanse, Season One (2015, 2016)
  3. The Expanse, Season Two (2017)
  4. Bosch, Season Four (2018)
  5. Parks and Recreation, Season One (2009)
  6. Parks and Recreation, Season Two (2009-2010)
  7. Kung Fu, Season One (1972-1973)
  8. The Expanse, Season Three (2018)

2017

Books

  1. Bob Hyatt and J. R. Briggs, Ministry Mantras
  2. Michael Connelly, The Wrong Side of Goodbye
  3. Richard Powers, The Echo Maker
  4. Larry Hurtado, Why On Earth Did Anyone Become a Christian in the First Three Centuries?
  5. Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookshop
  6. Peter J. Leithart, The End of Protestantism
  7. Christopher J. H. Wright, The Cross
  8. Christopher J. H. Wright, Cultivating the Fruit of the Spirit
  9. David Fitch, Faithful Presence
  10. Ann Voskamp, The Broken Way
  11. Eugene Vodolazkin, Laurus
  12. Steven Pressfield, Nobody Wants to Read Your *hit
  13. Rowan Williams, The Sign and the Sacrifice
  14. Terry Linhart, The Self-Aware Leader
  15. Michael Frost and Christiana Rice, To Alter Your World
  16. Jonathan Griffiths, Preaching in the New Testament
  17. J. P. Moreland, The God Conversation
  18. Nathan Finn and Keith Whitfield, Spirituality for the Sent
  19. Jimmy Breslin, I’d Like to Thank My Brain for Remembering Me
  20. Margaret Atwood, Alias Grace
  21. Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon
  22. Margaret Atwood, The Handmaid’s Tale
  23. Jen Pollock Michel, Keeping Place
  24. P. D. James, Devices and Desires
  25. Andrea Peterson, On Edge: A Journey Through Anxiety
  26. Kazuo Ishiguro, The Remains of the Day
  27. Francis Spufford, Golden Hill
  28. Alan Fadling, An Unhurried Life
  29. James Bryan Smith, The Magnificent Story
  30. Micheal Connelly, The Late Show
  31. Tony Evans, Kingdom Prayer
  32. Sarah Perry, The Essex Serpent
  33. Ernest Cline, Ready Player One
  34. James Sire, Beginning with God
  35. Peter Kreeft, Between One Faith and Another
  36. Mike Cosper, Recapturing the Wonder
  37. Vince Flynn, American Assassin
  38. Cass Sunstein, The World According to Star Wars
  39. Howard Kurtz, Spin Cycle
  40. Nancy Isenberg, White Trash
  41. Brett McCracken, Uncomfortable
  42. John Walton and J. Harvey Walton, The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest
  43. Tony Evans, Life Essentials
  44. John Goldingay, Biblical Theology
  45. Jason Matthews, Red Sparrow
  46. W. E. B. Du Bois, The Souls of Black Folk
  47. Wendell Berry, Andy Catlett: Early Travels
  48. Wendell Berry, Sabbaths
  49. George Saunders, Tenth of December
  50. Frederick Douglass, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
  51. Will and Ariel Durant, The Lessons of History
  52. Greg McKeown, Essentialism
  53. Shirley Jackson, The Haunting
  54. Greg Coles, Single, Gay Christian
  55. Frederick Schmidt, What God Wants for Your Life
  56. Ta-Nehesi Coates, Between the World and Me
  57. Neil Gaiman, Norse Mythology
  58. George Saunders, Lincoln in the Bardo
  59. Michael Connelly, Void Moon
  60. Frederick Beuchner, A Crazy, Holy Grace
  61. Alan Jacobs, How to Think
  62. Christopher Hall, Living Wisely with the Church Fathers
  63. Boethius, Consolations of Philosophy
  64. Van Jones, Beyond the Messy Truth
  65. Jason Matthews, Palace of Treason
  66. Robert L. Stevenson, Treasure Island
  67. Michael Connelly, Two Kinds of Truth
  68. Graham Greene, The End of the Affair
  69. Douglas Murray, The Strange Death of Europe
  70. Austin Kleon, Steal Like an Artist
  71. Flannery O’Connor, The Violent Bear it Away
  72. Colson Whitehead, The Underground Railroad
  73. David Ignatius, Body of Lies
  74. John Kennedy Toole, Confederacy of Dunces
  75. Richard Holland and B. K. Forrest, Good Arguments

2016

Books

  1. John Irving, Avenue of Mysteries
  2. C. J. Sansom, Heartstone
  3. Aubrey Malphurs, Re: Vision
  4. Soren Kierkegaard, Purity of Heart is to Will One Thing
  5. C. J. Sansom, Lamentation
  6. Eugene Peterson, A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
  7. Philip K. Dick, The Man in the High Castle
  8. Thomas J. Oord, The Uncontrolling Love of God
  9. Ken Follett, The Pillars of the Earth
  10. Mark Noll, In the Beginning Was the Word
  11. Michael Punke, The Revenant: A Story of Revenge
  12. Ken Follett, Code to Zero
  13. Keith Anderson, A Spirituality of Listening
  14. Wesley Hill, Paul and the Trinity
  15. Ken Follett, World Without End
  16. Reggie McNeal, Kingdom Come
  17. Michael Connelly, Lost Light
  18. Michael Connelly, The Reversal
  19. C. S. Lewis, Letters to Malcolm, Chiefly on Prayer
  20. David Dark, Life’s Too Short to Pretend You’re Not Religious
  21. James K. A. Smith, You Are What You Love
  22. Henry Cloud, Necessary Endings
  23. Justin Cronin, The City of Mirrors
  24. Michael Connelly, Echo Park
  25. Paul W. Powell, The Last Leaf on the Tree
  26. Michael Connelly, The Brass Verdict
  27. Os Guinness, Impossible People
  28. Charles Portis, True Grit
  29. Kathryn Applegate, How I Changed My Mind About Evolution
  30. Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
  31. Ryan Danker, Wesley and the Anglicans
  32. Mandy Smith, The Vulnerable Pastor
  33. Andy Crouch, Strong and Weak
  34. Stephen Backhouse, Kierkegaard: A Single Life
  35. Mako Fujimura, Silence and Beauty
  36. Peter J. Leithart, Delivered From the Elements of the World
  37. Philip Jamieson, The Face of Forgiveness
  38. Mark Tietjen, Kierkegaard: A Christian Missionary to Christians
  39. William Willimon, Fear of the Other
  40. Ian Morgan Cron and Susan Stabile, The Road Back to You
  41. Timothy Keller, Making Sense of God
  42. Jack Welch, Winning
  43. Chuck Klosterman, But What if We’re Wrong?
  44. Todd Wilson, Becoming a Pastor Theologian
  45. Stephen Davis, Rational Faith
  46. Mark Teasdale, Evangelism for Non-Evangelists
  47. Tish Harrison Warren, Liturgy of the Ordinary
  48. Charles Johnson, The Way of the Writer
  49. Charles Johnson, Middle Passage

2015

Books

  1. Thomas Oden, A Change of Heart
  2. John Wesley, Works Vol. 5 – Sermons Vol. 1
  3. Scot McKnight, Kingdom Conspiracy
  4. Rowan Williams, Meeting God in Mark
  5. John Kaiser, Winning on Purpose
  6. Barbara Kingsolver, The Poisonwood Bible
  7. Christopher Seitz, Colossians
  8. Stephen King, The Green Mile
  9. N. T. Wright, Simply Good News
  10. Dallas Willard, The Allure of Gentleness
  11. Charles Duhigg, The Power of Habit
  12. David Carr, The Night of the Gun
  13. Stephen King, The Gunslinger: Dark Tower I
  14. Michael Connelly, The Burning Room
  15. Peter J. Leithart, Traces of the Trinity
  16. Thomas Merton, New Seeds of Contemplation
  17. Michael Connelly, The Black Box
  18. Michael Connelly, The Closers
  19. Leonard Sweet, Me and We
  20. Agatha Christie, A Caribbean Mystery
  21. Michael Connelly, The Overlook
  22. John Irving, Last Night in Twisted River
  23. Thomas Long, Accompany Them With Singing
  24. Walter Brueggemann, Collected Sermons: Volume 2
  25. Stephen King, Doctor Sleep
  26. Andrew Root, Unpacking Scripture in Youth Ministry
  27. John Irving, A Widow for One Year
  28. Don Miller, Scary Close
  29. N. D. Wilson, Death by Living
  30. Charles Dickens, Great Expectation
  31. Eugene Peterson, Tell it Slant
  32. Jon Acuff, Do Over
  33. Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer
  34. David Brooks, Bobos in Paradise
  35. David Brooks, The Road to Character
  36. Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon, The Art of Neighboring
  37. Seth Godin, Poke the Box
  38. Simon Gathercole, Defending Substitution
  39. Bernard of Clairvaux, On Loving God
  40. Michael Reeves, Delighting in the Trinity
  41. C. J. Sansom, Dissolution
  42. C. J. Sansom, Dark Fire
  43. Tim Chester and Steve Timms, Everyday Church
  44. Willa Cather, Death Comes to the Archbishop
  45. Timothy Keller, Preaching
  46. C. J. Sansom, Sovereign
  47. Wendell Berry, Another Turn of the Crank
  48. Lauren F. Winner, Wearing God
  49. C. J. Sansom, Revelation
  50. Mark DeVries, Sustainable Youth Ministry
  51. Ryan Hartwig and Warren Bird, Teams that Thrive
  52. Paul Heintzman, Leisure and Spirituality
  53. Lee Beach, The Church in Exile
  54. Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon, The Holy Spirit
  55. Henri Nouwen, The Way of the Heart
  56. Kevin VanHoozer and Owen Strachan, The Pastor as Public Theologian
  57. Henri Nouwen, Finding My Way Home
  58. Pete Scazzaro, The Emotionally Healthy Leader
  59. Robert W. Jenson, Systematic Theology: Volume 1
  60. George Eldon Ladd, The Gospel of the Kingdom
  61. Rowan Williams, Where God Happens
  62. Andrew Root, Taking Theology to Youth Ministry
  63. N. T. Wright, Simply Christian
  64. Alan Patton, Cry, the Beloved Country
  65. Carey Nieuwhof, Lasting Impact
  66. John Stackhouse, Partners in Christ
  67. William Brackney, A Capsule History of Baptist Principles
  68. Miroslav Volf, Free of Charge
  69. Daryl Conner, Managing the Speed of Change
  70. C. Baxter Kruger, Jesus and the Undoing of Adam
  71. Thomas Oden, Pastoral Theology
  72. Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance
  73. Michael Connelly, The Gods of Guilt
  74. John Calvin, Institutes: Volume 1
  75. Andrew Klavan, Werewolf Cop
  76. Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees
  77. Michael Connelly, The Drop
  78. Stanley Hauerwas, The Work of Theology