A Mockingbird Gift Guide (2013 Edition)

Alright, kemosabes, we decided to put together a gift guide this year. Apologies in advance […]

Mockingbird / 12.5.13

Alright, kemosabes, we decided to put together a gift guide this year. Apologies in advance for not straying terribly far from our books/movies/music wheelhouse:

corman450For the cousin who’s been asking you where to start with all this grace stuff: One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian

For the un-/underemployed recent college graduate or Teach For America burnout: Breaking Bad: The Complete Series

For the millennial son/daughter with a good sense of humor who keeps trying to shock you with his/her cynicism (but deep down just wants some love): We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider or Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Brosh

For the Star Wars-obsessed nephew: Tauntaun sleeping bag

For the teenage niece you used to really connect with but then she discovered social media: Veronica Mars – The Complete First Three Seasons (and tickets to see the movie together when it comes out March 14th!)

For the overzealous but well-meaning and hopefully self-aware “radical grace” convert: New Reformation Press’ “Weak on Sanctification” T-shirt

For your lovably eccentric polymath uncle with an enormous DVD collection: PZ’s Panopticon by Paul Zahl (or the new Roger Corman bio)

For the sweet if slightly withdrawn brother-in-law who lives for ESPN: Undefeated or Unguarded on DVD

For someone you love a lot: The Wes Anderson Collection

For the seminarian who barely has enough cash to buy ramen: Logos Bible Software Mobile Edition (with Martin Luther upgrade)

For anyone looking to make next week’s Christmas party a swingin’ (and deceptively profound) affair: Quality Street by Nick Lowe, or Tis the Season for Los Straitjackets, but probably not this.

hyperbole_and_a_half_book_1For the father who used to be senior warden at your church: The 1928 Book of Common Prayer [Leather-bound edition]

For the college roommate who couldn’t be less interested in religion but wants to understand his new churchgoing girlfriend: Unapologetic by Francis Spufford

For the literature-loving aunt who’s had a rough go of it recently: My Bright Abyss by Christian Wiman

For the friend in ministry who’s become spiritually complacent/apathetic as of late: Between Noon and Three by Robert Farrar Capon

For the women of pre-Christmas in your life: The Whiskey Advent Calendar or Fake Turkey Home Staging Kit . Or, a bit more seriously, how about Kimm Crandall’s Christ in the Chaos?

For those about to rock: Sound System by The Clash or Jim Walsh’s Waxed-Up Hair and Painted Shoes: The Photographic History of The Replacements

For those about to worship (sort of): Love and Mercy by Sam Bush and Kathryn Caine

For the husband or wife who seems to have it all and really just wants a romantic (and life-giving) weekend away: An earlybird ticket to our 2014 conference in NYC (April 3-5)!

For the irony-appreciating family who doesn’t feel like braving the multiplex crowds the week after Christmas: Whit Stillman’s Metropolitan on Blu-ray

For your pastor/minister/priest who seemed a little indifferent to the 50th anniversary of CS Lewis’ death: Till We Have Faces

For the lovers, the dreamers and you: Jim Henson: The Biography by Brian Jay Jones

For the mother you really should call more often, especially since her prayers are probably the only thing keeping you alive: Flannery O’Connor’s A Prayer Journal

For anyone with a pulse: The Mockingbird Devotional: Good News for Today (and Every Day)

For your favorite bloggers: Tickets to the Sundance premiere of Stuart Murdoch’s film God Help the Girl