Dave Swavely

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About me

Gender Male
Occupation Writer
Location West Chester, PA, United States
Introduction I am a sinner saved by grace whose greatest goals/dreams in life are serving and one day meeting my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, growing to be more like Him as a man, husband and father, seeing my children grow up to follow Him, being a blessing to others, and leaving a legacy of good books that I've written, both non-fiction and fiction. I hope this blog site can be part of that legacy too, as I write about spiritual issues here.
Interests My beautiful wife Jill, and wonderful children, Nathan, Calvin, Raylyn, Madison, Lauryn, Katelyn, Jaclyn, The Bible, church, writing, music, good books, graphic novels, art, basketball, USC football, old stone houses, steak on the grill.
Favorite Movies Some of them are: Bleak House Miniseries, Phillip Marlowe Private Eye HBO Series, Star Wars (Episode IV), Master and Commander, Pride and Prejudice (miniseries), Firefly/Serenity (with discernment!), A Civil Action, A Beautiful Mind, Band of Brothers (edited version), Sense and Sensibility, Blood Diamond, The Matrix (only the first one), Holy Grail (minus a couple parts), What About Bob?, Groundhog Day, One Night With the King, The Gospel of John, etc.
Favorite Music I like most of the music (not all) of the following artists:, Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Mozart, Bach, The Verve, Caedmon's Call, Natalie Merchant, Chris Tomlin, U2, Coldplay, Simple Minds, Rush, Smooth Jazz, Neal Morse, the Great Hymns, R.E.M., Sting, TobyMac, Talking Heads, Rich Mullins, James Taylor, Paul Rodgers, Nat King Cole, Some of my favorite albums are:, Simple Minds Live in the City of Light, 10000 Maniacs Our Time in Eden, Paul Rodgers Now and Live CD 1, Mozart Requiem, The Verve Forth, Radiohead Amnesiac, Sting The Soul Cages, Richard Ashcroft Alone With Everybody, The Verve Urban Hymns, R.E.M. Out of Time, Caedmon's Call Chronicles, Rich Mullins Songs 1 and 2, Simple Minds Good News from the Next World, Talking Heads Naked, U2 Achtung Baby, TobyMac Live and Transported, Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd The Wall, Pink Floyd The Final Cut, Some of my favorite songs are:, Eden by 10000 Maniacs, American Tune by Simon and Garfunkel, Weeping Willow by the Verve, Nobody But You by James Taylor, Shining Star by the Manhattans, Put on Your Red Dress by Martin Page, Something So Right by Paul Simon, One by U2, For Sentimental Reasons by Nat King Cole, Eminence Front by the Who, Until the End of the World by U2, No Ordinary Love by Sade, Englishman in New York by Sting, This Must Be the Place by Talking Heads, It's Gonna Get Better by Genesis, Rainy Day Man by James Taylor, Even the Losers by Tom Petty, Stardust by Nat King Cole, The Gunner's Dream by Pink Floyd, Time by Pink Floyd, Comfortably Numb by Pink Floyd, Riding on a Railroad by James Taylor, Stone by The Law, This Masquerade by George Benson, In the Shape of A Heart by Jackson Browne, Hymn by James Taylor, Everything by Alanis Morissette, Electric Land by Bad Company, Ready for Love by Bad Company, Mandolin Rain by Bruce Hornsby, Lead of Love by Caedmon's Call, Home by Rich Mullins, Greatly Rejoice by Sovereign Grace, O Sacred Head Now Wounded by Bach
Favorite Books Some of them are:, The Bible, Trusting God by Jerry Bridges, Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan, The Grand Demonstration by Jay Adams, Forgotten Factors by Roy Hession, The Gospel According to Jesus by John MacArthur, Commentary on Galatians by Martin Luther, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God by J.I. Packer, The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester, Bleak House by Charles Dickens, Raymond Chandler books, Ubik by Philip K. Dick, Hellboy graphic novels, The Dark Knight Returns, Ironwolf: Fires of the Revolution, Rocketman: King of the Rocketmen, Iron Man: Extremis, Justice League: The New Frontier, Firefly: Those Left Behind and the other Firefly graphic novels.