Tuesday, December 06, 2005

All I Want for Christmas . . .

. . . is a few good books. Actually there are only four at the top of my list right now.

The Book of Common Prayer 1559: The Elizabethan Prayer Book

The Elements of Style (Strunk & White) -- Illustrated by Maira Kalman

The remaining two I'd like are The Five Books of Moses and The Art of Biblical Narrative, both of which I blogged about in an earlier post. I've been using library copies, and I have a feeling I'm going to reach my renewal limit soon.

So what are you hoping for this Christmas?


Blogger Megan said...

How about a cute ski instructor (just for fun), or an academic scholar with brawn and beauty to match the brains? Wink, wink!! :-D

Seriously, though..."The Complete Works of Oswald Chambers"; more books (always at the top of my list), and the gift of seeing Jesus as He truly is.

7:13 PM  
Anonymous Will said...

Well, I guess what I'm hoping for is unexpected growth in Christ.

But in terms of presents, our family has moved to the amazon wishlist situation, since it makes buying easier. Here are a few of the lovely things I would love to see beneath the tree:
On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen by Harold McGee
In Defence of T. S. Eliot by Craig Raine
8 1/2: The Criterion Collection
Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale by Frederick Buechner
Beyond Doubt: Faith-Building Devotions on Questions Christians Ask by Cornelius Plantinga Jr.
The Rock that is Higher: Story as Truth by Madeleine L'Engle
Film Theory and Criticism: Introductory Readings

11:07 AM  
Anonymous micah said...

Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem
Basics of Biblical Greek by William Mounce
Essential New Evangelical Parallel Bible: NKJV ESV NLT Message and/or
The Hebrew/Greek English Interlinear Bible by Jay P. Green
an Mp3 player for the myriad of sermons I download, and various music books.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Suzanne said...

The greatest Christmas gift this year is my family being together and rejoicing that my dad is in remission of his cancer.

Secondly, but not a gift, I do want a deeper, more personal walk with the Lord...I do yearn for growth.

On the more frivolous side of things...I am an avid fan of The WB Gilmore Girls and would like to own season 5 and hope it will appear under the tree.

The other item I'd like is the new Nike Shock tennis shoes to help motivate the attendance of my recent gym membership!

2:07 PM  

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