Monday, December 31, 2007

My List of Favorites for 2007

Many folks are publishing “Best Of” lists this time of year. I’m going a different route with my list as I’ve only begun to find new resources online.

On this last day of the year 2007, I present my list of personal favorites for 2007 in no order of preference (whenever possible, I’ve included a link to my previous blog entries about a selection):

My pastor, Dr. Lucius M. Dalton covered this New Testament book in detail during 2007 and it quickly began one of my favorites. I learned a great deal about the work of the Holy Spirit this year thanks to this book and my pastor. Pastor Dalton's Bible study notes can be found online.

Kay Arthur discussed this Old Testament book of prophecy and I learned new things which I’ll apply to a story I’m writing. Read my blog about Kay Arthur.

God's Glorious Christian Soldiers - my first Christian book

Reasoning from the Scriptures with the Jehovah's Witnesses Reasoning from the Scriptures with Mormons--both by Dr. Ron Rhodes

--Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, & Priorities of a Winning Life, by Tony Dungy. Tony Dungy is one of my favorite coaches as he’s a devout Christian.

Thru The Bible Commentary Series by J. Vernon McGee


MOVIES: The Last King of Scotland Forest Whitaker won an Academy Award for his performance as dictator Idi Amin. This movie was released in 2006, but I didn’t see it on DVD until 2007. When I was in film school during the 80s, I considered it blasphemy to see movies on video, as one of my uncles preferred. Now that I’m Middle-aged Man, I prefer to see movies on DVD and take my wife out on a nice dinner date instead of a movie and dinner.

The Bourne Ultimatum- Saw this Matt Damon action flick in theatres with my wife. I like the style of director Paul Greengrass and the use of hand-held camerawork.

Enduring Truth with Pastor Paul Sheppard
The Bible Answer Man
Dr. Charles Stanley
Dr. Tony Evans

TV SHOWS: (After looking at this list, I’ve come to the realization that I watch far too much TV. I need to spend as much time reading the Bible.)

Charlie Rose
Day of Discovery
Dr. Charles Stanley
Dr. Who
Hell’s Kitchen: Watching this show is a guilty pleasure. I enjoy cooking, but wouldn’t last a minute in the kitchen of Chef Ramsey who curses constantly. I’m glad they bleep his tirades (in the US version), but I do find him humorous when he loses his temper. Chef Ramsey’s cookbooks are quite good. Kitchen Nightmares: Just watching this show makes me think twice about eating out sometimes. Lost Meet the Press: I’m a Tim Russert junkie. Love his political coverage. I tape his Sunday show sometimes to watch after church services. Monk The Closer Stargate-SG1 Tavis Smiley

WEBSITES: I read the daily briefing of entertainment industry news. (My site that I'm slowly building) - I enjoyed reading news about Sci-fi TV shows and movies. I don’t like most of them, but enjoy reading the news on this site. Rick Renner Ministries - Daily Sparkling Gems from the Greek

My favorite quote from 2007: "Good parenting is working yourself out of a job." --Pastor Paul Sheppard, Oct. 18, 2007

Well, I managed to finish writing this blog entry before the new year! We're off to Watch Night services at our church. I love my wife and kids!

A blessed and happy New Year to all!

Your Brother in Christ,

Steven Kendall