So I graduated college this past weekend. Clint and Craig and their fam’s showed up and surprised me the morning of and came to the ceremony (very boring might i add but I graduated so who cares). They honored me with this blog post. Thanks guys. The pic is ridiculous and I aplogize.

Anyways, since I graduated college I figure I should do a recommended reading post. Fyi you read a lot in college…

Books that changed my life in chronological order from high school to college. Disclaimer: These books do not reflect the opinions of X3. k cool. they just changed my life.

Check and see if any of these would be good reads for you where you are at right now. There is something for everyone below. And let me know you opinions because i know you have one.

Um, yea it is a pretty sweet book.

Every Young Man’s Battle: Strategies for Victory in the Real World of Sexual Temptation
Too long of a title but basically this was a huge wake up call for me when I was 16. The cool thing about this book is that it is practical. I knew that was not supposed to take a second look at a girl but i did not know how not to. A way that the author suggests is bouncing your eyes…I still bounce the eyes today.

Questions You Can’t Ask Your Mama
Old school XXXCHURCH. A little trivia this book was the first book ever from X3. 68 and a half questions that you cant ask your mom because well she is your mom. The book is in Q+A format which makes it a easy read. Great to pass around to friends and maybe your mom.

Velvet Elvis
At Bible college this was good read because it helped me put in perspective some stuff I was wrestling with. Chapter six is a must read – “Who we are now.”

Following Jesus: Biblical Reflections on Discipleship

A little stuffy and over your head is good sometimes. NT Wright is British theologian and I bet he does not like hip hop music. It is a good book if you want to be stretched a bit in your thinking of Jesus.

Adam’s Return: The Five Promises of Male Initiation

I am reading this right now and it is kicking my behind. Here is a quote for you “Men have always seemed to need a whomp on the side of the head, a fall from the proverbial tower, their own blood humiliation (which was circumcision in some cultures)…” Eh, ouch…