Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (****)-So far I think this is the best of the Harry Potter adaptations. Followed the book very well and was entertaining throughout. I'm glad they didn't limit the darkness of the story.
Marvin's Room (****)-Deals with what it means to love and sacrifice for family. One sister, Bessie, has sacrificed her life to care for her aging aunt and dad, and another sister, Lee, has abandoned her family to live her own life of selfishness. When Bessie has some tragedy enter into her own life, the family is reunited. This shows a good contrast between sacrificial love and selfishness. It is the one who gave up her "life" who has the most fulfillment. This movie illustrates that well.
Up (****^)-Pixar is incredible. This is a wonderful movie for all ages with one of the best montages I've ever seen. It gets kids to love and feel for an old man but assumes a mature audience, and if your not mature, it helps you get there. That's storytelling. Engaging beautiful story.
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"Girl Meets God: A Memoir" by Lauren F. Winner
"John Adams" by David McCollough
"Theology for the Community of God" by Stanley J. Grenz
"Theology in the Context of World Christianity: How the Global Church Is Influencing the Way We Think About and Discuss Theology" by Timothy C. Tennent (I think the title is about as long as the first chapter)
"The Trivialization of God: The Dangerous Illusion of a Manageable Deity" by Donald W. McCullough