Day 3359 – When Sinners Say I Do – A Big Reason Why Bret And I Have An Awesome Marriage – Read A New Book Month Day 21

When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage* by Dave Harvey was a book that Bret and I went through before we got married. There were a lot of great things in the book, but the main thing we took away was admitting this “I’m a big fat sinner.”

This one concept has helped us let go of arguments. It has helped us to be much more gracious with the other. Remembering that we are just two completely messed up, imperfect people trying to live life together and that we WILL screw up, makes the times that we do much easier.

If you’re about to get married, you’ve just gotten married, or have been married for decades, this is the book for you.

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When Sinners Say I Do: Discovering the Power of the Gospel for Marriage*

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Day 3357 – The Last Lecture – A Book That Reminds You To Live And Enjoy Life – Read A New Book Month Day 19

The Last Lecture* by Randy Pausch was a book (and lecture) I heard about a few times and I finally got to read the book in March. It was a great confirmation that I am living my life with the end in mind. Given that I’ve experienced so much loss in my life, I strive to embrace each day, and I recognize the end often.

I loved how Randy talks about life and death and experiencing it all. It was a very moving book and I think well worth your time. Have you read it or seen his lecture? Let me know in the comments below.

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The Last Lecture*

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Day 3353 – Keep Moving – A Book That Reminds You You’re Only As Old As You Act – Read A New Book Month Day 15

Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging* by Dick Van Dyke was one of the more fun audiobooks I’ve listened to. An audiobook tip is to find ones that the author reads.

Dick is just so much freakin’ fun. He gave some great tips on how to age well and still have fun. What’s so great is that he actually lives the life he tells you that you should.

Bret and I listened to the book during a quick trip to a cabin on the Eastern Shore and the whole time, we just kept smiling at each other. This is how we try to live our lives – with unfettered joy and finding wonder in life. If you’re feeling a little older than you’d like, and want to feel young again, this is the book for you.

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Keep Moving: And Other Tips and Truths about Aging*

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Day 3352 – What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?- A Book That Reminds You To Dream Big – Read A New Book Month Day 14

What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?: Moving, Unexpected, and Inspiring Answers to Life’s Most Important Question* by The Buried Life was another one of those random finds at the library. It was indeed a moving and inspiring book. The story of the guys who started The Buried Life have a really, really cool story.

This was a quick read but it had a big impact on me. I started my own “Before I Die” list and I have to say, I’ve got some pretty big things on there. Reading the book, which is a compilation of what others have said they want to do before they die, caused me to dream bigger than I ever have…and I dream pretty big.

Some things on my list aren’t surprising – run a marathon, surf, visit all 50 states with Bret.

But some were HUGE – start a non-profit, give away a million dollars, walk on the moon. But here’s the thing, why NOT dream big?

There was a great quote in the book:
Never tell me the sky is the limit when there are footprints on the moon.” – Anonymous

If you’re looking to increase your dreams, this is the book for you.

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What Do You Want to Do Before You Die?: Moving, Unexpected, and Inspiring Answers to Life’s Most Important Question*

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Day 3350 – Ready Player One – A Book For Video Game Fans – Read A New Book Month Day 12

I’ve read Ready Player One* by Ernest Cline twice and it was just as enjoyable each time. It is packed with an interesting story (I LOVE tournament type stories), hilarious, and chocked full of 80’s references. Bret and I both read a lot but we don’t typically read the same books either at the same time or at all. After I read this book though, I essentially shoved the book into his hands and forced him to read it. The only other time I’ve done that was with You Are A Badass At Making Money. Thankfully, I was not wrong in my suggestion as he loved it too.

If you’ve seen the movie or have read the book and not seen the movie, well, to be honest, they’re two different things. I understand the changes they made for the screen but there was so much they left out. What helped me not hate the movie because of so many differences was to think of them as two different animals. The movie was still a fun ride, I will give it that.

If you’re looking for a fun fiction book that gives you lots of great brain pictures, this is the book you’re looking for (said in my best Obi-Wan voice).

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Ready Player One*

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