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Book review: Beautiful Outlaw by John Eldredge

I haven’t reviewed for a while, but I have been reading!  Here’s a fresh one for you

Here is stolen blurb from anywhere that sells the book : 

Reading the Gospels without knowing the personality of Jesus is like watching television with the sound turned off. The result is a dry, two dimensional person doing strange, undecipherable things.

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Book review: The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge

It’s been a while since I reviewed a book, so here you go

Here is stolen blurb from anywhere that sells the book :

Our God is not distant deity, but a passionate, loving Father. Because of his love he has often wooed us with a life filled with unparalleled beauty, intriguing relationship and wonderful adventure. But we often reject his advances in order to pursue our careers, find self-fulfilment and seek after any number of lovers who are far less wild. In The Sacred Romance John Eldredge and Brent Curtis challenge us to let go of these “less-wild lovers” so that we can begin the journey back to the passionate lover of our souls. Don’t miss this opportunity to return to the intimacy, beauty and adventure of life with God. Continue reading Book review: The Sacred Romance: Drawing Closer to the Heart of God by Brent Curtis and John Eldredge

Happy New Year, 2011 winners and Growing

The last of the glitter has settled, the tree and decorations are packed away after another month or so of faithful service and all that is left is an emptier than usual house and a whole year staring you down.

Happy New Year!

Firstly, welcome back my trusty followers of old, and greetings from my office desk in London to my new followers!

You are all very welcome here and I encourage you (as much as possible without using physical force) to get involved and make comments/suggestions and spread the MTK joy.

**SIDE NOTE: It has been scientifically proven that February is the most depressing month, so maybe you can bring cheer by sending the glum here.**

It seems the fashion in the blogging community is to do a run-down of top posts, and as I am a slave to fashions of all kinds (pff, as if) here are my top 7 hit posts:

  1. Justin Bieber + Mr Bean =
  2. The Big Questions
  3. Footballers indiscretion – surely not!
  4. Words, etc
  5. In case you were wondering why I pushed for clicks
  6. Aasia Bibi – updated
  7. Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Because I am so wild, here are the bottom 3:

  1. I just felt like running
  2. Word of The Week 111003
  3. Word of The Week 110426

And there are a neat and tidy 10.

My personal favs are (in no order):

  1. A day at Brooklands
  2. Barefoot Half Marathon : The Race
  3. Not Perfect

So, the theme of 2011 for me was Action over Intention, which means I:

Started blogging
Ran a half marathon with no shoes
Got a BB smartphone
Moved house
Led the church campsite with MrsTheKidd
Got ‘intentional’ and have made a really good friend
Got a new job doing my old job where I’m working now (it’s complicated, I’ll explain another time)
Reviewed a number of books and a restaurant
Got published – twice
Joined in with a political campaign to prevent a BSkyB takeover
Raised over £500 for charity running with no shoes
Moved to a new team in the office and managed to swim when thrown in the deep end with a new piece of software
Upset a handful of people
Made up with that handful of people
Mastered the ancient art of omelette cooking
Grew my beard really bushy
Trimmed the bushy beard into a neat moustache
Went bald facially
Started my spiritual/emotional restoration with much help from Ransomed Heart
Built some shelves from scratch (much harder to use than timber)

And many other things.

My theme for 2012 is Growth.

My first thoughts are that I want to grow in my faith, love for my family/friends etc, fitness, fruits of the Spirit and generosity.  I also want to write more articles for Dadzclub and maybe learn a new skill, like the Tango.

That’s me all done. How about you?  How was 2011? Plans for 2012?  Any ideas for this ‘ere blog?