so 16, turning 17…

So here’s my seasonal list. It was a curious year that saw many wonderful and varied things globally and locally, including Julie and I stopping drinking diet coke! Books still win out…. real books that is!

Books I most benefitted from were You Are What You Love by James K.A. Smith, Strong and weak by Andy Crouch, Essentialism by Greg McKeown, Deep Work by Cal Newport, Brand Luther by Andrew Pettegree, Being Disciples by Rowan Williams, The Imperfect Pastor by Zack Eswine, The Seven Stories That Shape Your life by Gerard Kelly, The Pastor’s Justification by Jared Wilson, The Emotionally Healthy Leader by Peter Scazzero and Joy and Human Flourishing by Miroslav Volf.

Some of my favourite sounds to listen to;- Inheritance by Audrey Assad, My favourite faded fantasy by Damien Rice, The Wild Swan by Foy Vance, Walls by Kings of Leon, God’s Highway by Sandra McCracken and whatever Spotify throws up in the discover weekly mixtape!

Have hardly seen anything on the big screen, but I enjoyed these eclectic few:- Louder than bombs, Room, X+Y, The Revenant, and High Rise.

Viewing wise I’ve loved National Treasure, Happy Valley, Line of Duty s3, War and peace, The Missing s2, The Night Manager and together we loved The Crown & Designated Survivor.