What's On Your List?

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  1. JS116

    JS116 Puritan Board Freshman

    Ahhhh..

    CHRISTmas time is coming!we all know as christians why that day is special out of any other holidays.


    I just wanted to ask what things are you looking foward to receiving this year?
    Me personally other than the unfailing grace of God and the presence of my family I'm looking for books!

    This is the first time in history I ever asked for any books for christmas.I usually ask for clothes,video games or money but I can finally say I have little to no desire to ask for those things anymore,especially over spiritual things.

    Anyway let me shut up and move on to my list! haha

    All the books i'm ordering from the library of online westminster theological seminary bookstore

    -Westminster Confession w/scripture proofs and Larger and Shorter Catechism
    -Reformed Confessions Harmonized:With an Annotated Bibliography of Reformed Doctrinal Works
    -Christian Apologetics:Cornelius Van Til- Foreward by William Edgar
    - Revelation and Reason:New Essays in Reformed Apologetic-K Scott Opliphint
    -Defense of The Faith-Cornelius Van Til- K Scott Oliphint
    -God Centered Biblical Interpitation- Vern S Poythress
    -Let The Reader Understand-Dan Mccartney
    -Christian Apologetics Past and Present Volume to from 1500-Oliphint Edgar
    -Introduction To Systematic Theology-Van Til Foreward by William Edgar

    and I already ordered a bundle of 3 books from Desiring God by John Piper on the bargain special for 15bucks,which should come next week,which are...

    -Bloodlines
    -Finallly Alive
    -Dont Waste Your Life

    Whewwww..My library is coming together with helpful resources I'm thankful to God for him blessing me with the money to afford those and I pray he strengthen on my to not only buy those books but over time read and apply these books to my life.

    What's on your list?
     
  2. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    Good looking list!

    My list is simple:

    Wild Turkey

    (I'm off for 18 days and plan to relax with the family, smoke a Christmas blend, and read while I sip whiskey. In reality I'll probably end up running the wife and kids all over town hitting the sales that take place after the 25th.)
     
  3. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Just about everything on my list relates to photos or photo editing since the Lord has found a thousand and one uses for my photography skills around the church. (Sadly, the gear-head part of being a photographer has not been sanctified out of me :S

    God Centered Biblical... Vern S Poythress I haven't read this one, but very much benefited from his Shadow of Christ in the Law of Moses.

    Oh, and I'm tickled pink to have Christmas on the Lord's Day!
     
  4. Rich Koster

    Rich Koster Puritan Board Post-Graduate

  5. NaphtaliPress

    NaphtaliPress Administrator Staff Member

    I can't help with the leather (you could rebind?) and "depends" on what you consider large print, but I'm in final proofing stages (and obtaining commendations) for an early 2013 release of the revised Naphtali Press edition of G's Popish Ceremonies. I'm not sure this was the hardest project I've done (already did it once after all), but certainly some aspects of it required considerably more effort than on other projects. The main thing was tracing all the references and reverifying all quotations, translations and re collating the text with prior editions. Production value wise it will be similar to the recent Scots Sermons.
     
  6. Andres

    Andres Puritan Board Doctor

    I love Wild Turkey! It might just be my favorite drink!
     
  7. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    ...enjoyed in moderate Wild Turkey is a wonderful drink...abuse it and it will abuse you.
     
  8. Unoriginalname

    Unoriginalname Puritan Board Junior

    While I strongly dislike the 25th I inevitably get things on it. I know I am getting more Bowties, and the pauline eschatology. I also asked for batman the animated series on DVD
     
  9. Weston Stoler

    Weston Stoler Puritan Board Sophomore

    I would so borrow that DVD.
     
  10. JS116

    JS116 Puritan Board Freshman

    Thanks and I cant complain with that! haha
     
  11. JM

    JM Puritan Board Professor

    Bowties...good gift....better then the leash (tie) that we normally get.
     
  12. Skyler

    Skyler Puritan Board Graduate

    I have an Amazon wishlist, but I don't know if anyone will be buying anything off it or not. I'm hoping to get a (real) tie or two, and maybe some books, but the rest will be a surprise. =)
     
  13. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Batman meets G. Vos and they capture all the theological villains in today's world? Now that's an action flick I'd go to see :)

    Wild Turkey? Try single-malt scotch even if your means dictate, like mine, that only a thimble full may be consumed at one time.
     
  14. Somerset

    Somerset Puritan Board Junior

    I don't do the whole Christmas thing if I can avoid it.

    But it would be nice to have no ice on the 25th so we can see the local foxhounds off on the morning of the 26th, then go beagling in the afternoon.

    Parents and wife buy me presents - so some Smetana and Copland's "Quiet City" would be nice.
     
  15. Mindaboo

    Mindaboo Puritan Board Graduate

    I knew there was a reason I liked you. I like Jim Beam and coke best, but Wild Turkey is good too. I prefer whiskey over anything, but don't drink it much. Too many calories when mixed with soda.

    I already got my present. My daughter Taylor was accepted into Shenandoah University. It doesn't get much better than that for a homeschooling mom who was feeling completely inadequate. I don't generally get gifts for Christmas, and I am okay with that. I don't make a list of things I want. I got a Celtic Woman CD, and that's enough for me.

    We did get a gift card for Olive Garden, so hopefully I'll get a date night with Brad. We only do date nights once or twice a year. That will be an awesome treat. I usually ask my family to go out and look at Christmas lights. That's about all I ask for.
     
  16. jwithnell

    jwithnell Moderator Staff Member

    Mindy, I agree! I was prepared for the planning and teaching required for homeschooling but the whole guidance counselor thing cause me the most heartburn. I had never even heard of the SAT IIs until I had kids in high school.
     
  17. Mindaboo

    Mindaboo Puritan Board Graduate

    It has been quite the learning experience...letters of recommendation, transcripts, GPA's, Open Houses, Shadow Days. I was feeling completely overwhelmed by it all. I'm glad it's over for a while. It's great gift when you see your child accomplish something they've dreamed of for years. It's a great Christmas present!
     
  18. Somerset

    Somerset Puritan Board Junior

    Excellent news. I was the first in my family to go to university and they were so proud. My great grandmother told all her neighbours in the village that I was going to "have letters after his name - like the doctor and the parson".
     
  19. GulfCoast Presbyterian

    GulfCoast Presbyterian Puritan Board Junior

    Hopefully, I am getting Reformed Dogmatics, some antique duck calls for my collection, and a case of steel shotgun shells.
     
  20. Scot

    Scot Puritan Board Sophomore

    Authentic Christianity Series - Joe Morecraft
     
  21. O'GodHowGreatThouArt

    O'GodHowGreatThouArt Puritan Board Sophomore

    Five history books from my booklist.
    Magazine files
    Cork-board.
    Clothes

    I'm also hoping for some money to 1) Buy a bluetooth keyboard for my iPad 2, and 2) Counterbalance the expenses of my trip to Austin in early March (hopefully then....still pending the outcome of my brother's concert schedule).
     
  22. TimV

    TimV Puritanboard Botanist

    Eric, perhaps some camo or something instead of that apron!
     
  23. Unoriginalname

    Unoriginalname Puritan Board Junior

    Thought about, decided it wasn't important ;)
     
  24. JS116

    JS116 Puritan Board Freshman

    I just found majority of the books I wanted at WTS bookstore for half at RHB! 130 bucks is a BIG difference from 170
     
  25. Zach

    Zach Puritan Board Junior

    I'm also hoping for Reformed Dogmatics. Unfortunately, I didn't even think to put the antique duck calls on my list!
     
  26. FenderPriest

    FenderPriest Puritan Board Junior

    I think I've settled on The Complete Calvin and Hobbes (like Bill Brown here, who's answer I didn't see until after I typed!).
     
  27. SolaScriptura

    SolaScriptura Puritanboard Softy

    I've asked for:

    1. Book money
    2. LL Bean money
    3. a stereo receiver (I want to start piecing together an awesome home sound system. I figure I should start with the receiver and then add on speakers as I can afford them.)


    But honestly, my favorite gifts tend to be those things that I didn't even think about, but my family - because they know me - they see something and say, "Ben would love this!" and I end up with something that reflects their perception of my tastes and interests and personality. I really like those gifts best.
     
  28. J. Dean

    J. Dean Puritan Board Junior

    I'll take whatever is given to me... with a smile. :D

    The older I get, the less concerned I am with getting and the more I enjoy giving. I attribute this to God making me a little less greedy and a little more generous over time. It's a blast giving, especially giving to people who don't expect it, and when it can be done in a way that glorifies God (like secret charity work), it's a real riot.

    I introduced my son to this while he and I went to Chicago. We had a fun time helping people out, and he saw charity put into action. He really liked it, and has a sensitive heart about it, for which I thank God.

    Don't get me wrong: I love getting presents, and I STILL try to snoop around the house to find my presents (I'm terrible about this: ask my wife), but it's not as fun as giving now.

    Besides, if I really want something, I usually get it myself.
     
  29. Tripel

    Tripel Puritan Board Senior

    Kindle Touch.

    As always, I've very excited about Christmas. Most wonderful time of the year!
     
  30. InSlaveryToChrist

    InSlaveryToChrist Puritan Board Junior

    That is a great choice! Highly recommended!
     
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