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DVD Review

I apologize for not being more active, but not having other reviewers or books to review, it's been a little difficult. However I want to let you know about this wonderful DVD "God's Not Dead." Working at the library I found it on our shelves and took it home. When I brought it back I raved about it. I wanted to take it out again, but it seems word gets around. It's always on hold for someone else. That's great.

The opening scene is in a freshman college philosophy class. The professor states he is an atheist, and asks that if everyone will sign a paper with 3 little words on it he can dispense of the dust and get to the subject. Those 3 words are "God Is Dead." One student cannot sign that. He is given 3 chances to argue the case of the existence of God before the class.

Fueled by hate on one side and a determined love of God on the other this is not your simple movie. The poor kid researches and goes off on a journey of his own to state his case. The end is nothing short of amazing. I guess telling people stuff like this is one of the reasons I can't get a hold of it a second time. It's really that good.

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May our Lord be with you now and always. Remember, God is in control, even when things look like they're crashing all around you. David

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Light At the Edge of Darkness - Day 1

Light at the Edge of Darkness,
compiled by Cynthia MacKinnon

Bein somewhat new to speculative fiction I was anxious to see what it was all about. Boy was I ever pleasantly surprised. I guess this isn't for everyone, but it's just fantanstic. Cynthia MacKinnon has taken great pains to chose 28 of the most powerful stories from such writers as A.P. Fuchs, Frank Creed, Daniel I. Weaver, Deborah C. Smith and more to bring together a true gathering of the masters, at least as far as Christian speculative fiction goes. There is horror, humor, sci-fi, fantasy, and more. There's one story in there that will make you think twice about the healing of the blind man in the Bible. I have truly found this an amazing book and recommend it to all people, whether or not this is "their thing". It just may help get them out of that spiritual box so God can do His thing. That's one of the things I love about this book. Cynthia has retooled this work so that different subgenres are mixed all together rather than being all clumped together. I like that. Also she says she has added a table of contents so that readers can go right to the kind of writing that appeals to them without having to do a "hit or miss" reading of the book. This is an excellent addition to an already excellent book.

Don't forget to visit Dan I. Weaver's blog at:

Also don't miss THE LOST GENRE GUILD blog where these writers came from; Their blog is at


Daniel I Weaver said...

You've hit the nail on the head with "their thing" here. There just isn't a lot of speculative fiction out there that's Christian-friendly, and I know that many of the contributing authors were trying to offer that very thing.

Mirtika said...

So, which, say, two stories did you like best, and can you go more deeply into what worked so well in them for you?


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