Books I read in 2016

Books Read in 2016

2016 was a big reading year for me. My wife and I moved overseas and the distractions of TV and Netflix had been reduced quite a bit because of poor internet connections, adjusting to life and transition, and it was good and important for me to fill my time doing something healthy to help in this adjustment of new ways of doing life. So I started reading a lot and found joy in doing so. I’m thankful for my Amazon Kindle that let’s me get books without having to haul physical books half-way around the world. I read 25 books this year (the last one was finished nearly 12 hours before the clock struck midnight on Dec 31st), which is more than I’ve probably read in the past 20+ years of my life. Some where short and some where long, but they all count, right? So without further ado, here is my list (from most recent to past):

  1. Christless Christianity by Michael Horton
  2. What is Repentance by R.C. Sproul
  3. What Does it Mean to Be Born Again? by R.C. Sproul
  4. All is Calm by Nathan Birr
  5. The Next Target by Nikki Arana
  6. What missionaries need to know about Burnout and Depression by Esther Shubert
  7. Honor & Shame by Roland Muller
  8. Shot List by Nathan Birr
  9. Three Weeks in Washington by Luana Ehrlich
  10. Two Days in Caracas by Luana Ehrlich
  11. One Night in Tehran by Luana Ehrlich
  12. Project Liberatio by Allison Maruska
  13. Project Renovatio by Allison Maruska
  14. Spiritual Depression (It’s Causes and Cure) by D. Martin Lloyd-Jones
  15. All an Illusion by Nathan Birr
  16. The Bamboo Cross by Homer E. Dowdy
  17. Three’s a Crowd by Nathan Birr
  18. WinterKill by Nathan Birr
  19. Overnight Delivery by Nathan Birr
  20. Black Male by Nathan Birr
  21. CultureShock! Laos by Robert Cooper
  22. Arden House (Book 2 – Town) by R.M. Bryan
  23. Out of the Silent Planet by C.S. Lewis
  24. Arden House (Book 1 – Flight) by R.M. Bryan
  25. Judge Not by Todd Friel

I started several books but haven’t finished them yet:

  1. Boundaries: When to Say Yes, How to Say No to Take Control of Your Life by Henry Cloud
  2. Knowing the Living God by Paul Washer
  3. Lily Was the Valley by Dann Robert Johnson
  4. You and Me Forever: Marriage in Light of Eternity
    by Francis Chan

The author I’d recommend reading: Nathan Birr

The book I’d recommend reading: Christless Christianity (I plan to read this one again I think, very heavy and lots to digest). What have you read this year past year?

Tracking Cellular Data Usage [Update]

Living in South East Asia cell phone ‘plans’ are a bit different then they are in the States. Here you can buy ‘top-up’ cards for certain amounts for a set amount of data and use data on a continual basis as long as you keep ‘toping up’. This can be quite convenient and easy to use and cheaper than set plans. However, its somewhat difficult to track data usage without calling a 3 digit number all the time.  This is where the phone app comes in.

Two apps that I’ve stumbled upon recently are Data Widget and Data Usage Pro. Both apps are $1.99, but I happen to get them for free. (Data Usage Pro currently is still free at the time of this writing).

 

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