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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.

For more you can go here:
http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com/synopsis

To purchase a copy try these links:
Amazon
ChristianBook.com
Barnes & Noble

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

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF DARKNESS - Day Four



Light at the Edge of Darkness - Day Four
compiled by Cynthia MacKinnon

There's a story in here that makes us ask ourselves, “How true am I to my Jesus?” In A.P. Fuchs supernatural thriller, “Undeniable”, he says he wrote it to find out how much persecution a Christian could take before breaking. If some of you think this story is outrageous and can't possibly happen then either you're so deep in denial of the truth or you have no idea what is already going on around the world. The rather gory opening scene leads to even worse torments. It's one thing to take a beating yourself, but what if your spouse were involved? What if it was your child? What if it was your son? That is the path he takes us on in this most incredible journey of a faith that even his captors must admit is “Undeniable”. - David Brollier

I should have put this up with the review on “Allison”, but here's a link to one of Deborah Cullins Smith's sites. I chose this because she has a list of some other stories you may want to check out. Be sure to visit and say “Hi!” Elfwood


Don't forget to visit Dan I. Weaver's blog at: http://www.danieliweaver.com/blog/


Also don't miss THE LOST GENRE GUILD blog where these writers came from; Their blog is at http://lostgenre.blogspot.com/



6 comments:

chrisd said...

David, you have done a lot of work for the anthology.

I'm sure everyone appreciates it. Your reviews were insightful and clear.

Excellent work!

cyn said...

"Undeniable" is a masterpiece of imagery. A.P. Fuchs draws the reader into the prison cell and although one witnesses incredibly disturbing scenes, one is riveted to the cement floor until the very end.

Frank Creed said...

David--
The Biblical suspense *cough horror cough* stories in Light at the Edge have widened the eyes of even reviewers. There may be angels and believers in these stories, but these go off the "woah" meter. Speculative fiction fans allergic to goosebumps ought to flip past Fuchs and Weaver. These guys are a spiritual paradigm shift into "nightmare". There are many less cardiac pieces in this mostly supernatural and sci-fi anthology for readers with weak hearts.

Faith,
frankcreed.com

Donna Sundblad said...

I enjoy stories that not only stretch my imagination but challenge me to consider what I would do when relating to a character's circumstances. Faith--real faith is more than head knowledge and this story sounds like one that would draw the line in the reader's mind and make them think about where they stand.

Donna Sundblad

Daniel I Weaver said...

So maybe I spent too many nights around those boyscout and Royal Ranger campfires... BOO!

David, your reviews have been very informative and enjoyable. You present just enough information to make me want to read more, but you never give away the big secrets. Based on your comments and cynthia's praise, I imagine a lot of readers (well, at least the ones that don't have their pacemakers to hyper-sensitive, Mewman! just kidding) will be pulled into this story with uncomfortable clarity. We all want to imagine that peaceful, old age death where we've done our part and get to go home to meet Jesus, but what if He has something else in mind? How much pain could you endure without breaking, without decided He had either abandoned you or never really existed? I wouldn't like to find out.

Daniel I Weaver
www.danieliweaver.com

Andrea Graham said...

persecution in our back yard is a very uncomfortable topic for most Americans. It's hard to conceive of here. The sad truth is, there is a segment of our society that would be willing to resort to mass murder if that's what it took to "cleanse" society of religion's "evil influence."

Thankfully, this sort are a fringe minority. But should they gain power, who would stand up to them? We would look the other way--both in terms of reporting people we happen to like, and the persecution of those we don't.

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