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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

Friday, April 06, 2007


Day 7 Satuday

Ah, at last, a story in my own genre, well sort of. “Understanding” by J. Sherer actually begins with 2 grave misunderstandings. There is the serial killer who feels justified because he thinks he's cleansing the Catholic Church, and there's Detective Tack, who has lost his faith in the Church. How the story goes down and particularly how it ends you're going to have to read to find out for yourself. Suffice it to say that both men finally come to a true understanding, but the road that leads them there is well worth reading. This is one of my very favorite stories in this book.

Obviously I couldn't do a review on every story and keep it to a 7 day tour. I've chosen what I personally found the top 6 stories. For some it was difficult to leave out, such as The Hosts of Envoy among others. Others, well, truth be told, I found too religious, yet I understand the nature of this book in its uniqueness. Every story was told well, with a few minor beefs on my part. I'll not get into that. It just seems that when the focus would or should have been on Christ in a few the focus was on the church. To me that just defused an otherwise powerful story. But in the words of Dennis Miller, That's just my opinion, I may be wrong.

Rob and Karina Fabian have put together a wonderful booktrailer which you will find our the CFRB Booktrailer page to this site. There are other booktrailers there as well. We invite you to visit this page and check out these booktrailers, even if you've missed a blogtour for any of the books. You can also see the booktrailer for INFINITE SPACE, INFINITE GOD at that website listed below. I invite you to visit their site, not just to view their trailer, but to contact them and let them know how much the tour has meant to you. We ask that you'd do the same for all authors or compilers of the books we tour here. Letting them know how CFRB has made you aware of some really great fiction is going to help encourage them to continue to put together even more great Christian fiction. And if you want to know about Jesus you can ask any of us and we'll be happy to share with you what He means to us and can mean to you.

This has been a fun tour for me to do. Much like LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF DARKNESS I found myself able to tune in to different stories each day instead of trying to find something different to say about the same story for 7 consecutive days without giving away too much. So it will be a real challenge for me to do next month's tour of PETTICOAT RANCH. I hope you'll stop by and check it out. If you have friends who haven't heard about us or are just enthused about what you've been seeing at CFRB we'd love to hear from you. I suggest the best way to do that is to visit the author, or in the case of INFINITE SPACE, INFINITE GOD (as well as LIGHT AT THE EDGE OF DARKNESS) the compiler's websites and email them. Leave comments on their blogs and if you want post comments on ours. Writing is fun, but there are times when we need you, the reader, to tell us we've made your day, that somehow these stories have touched you, encouraged you, challenged you or whatever. A lot of times I know I feel like I'm writing things that are powerful and no one cares. I'm sure these other great writers feel the same from time to time. Now's your chance to let us know our writing hasn't been in vain. We're not looking for fame, just a pat on the back telling us we've done what Jesus has asked us to do. David Brollier

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1 comment:

Karina Fabian said...

I knew you'd love "Understanding." "Hosts of the Envoy" is a cool story, too. For the curious, here are the teasers:

Understanding, J Sherer: When Detective Tack was a child, he saw his father endure the pain of being excommunicated from the Catholic Church he loved--not for something he did, but for what he was--a genetically engineered human. Even worse, it was only after his death that the Church issued and edict proclaiming all humans--engineered or not--welcome. So when a serial killer starts targeting priests and women religious, he’s none too happy about being on the case. However, as the case unfolds, and he discovers that all the targets were genetically engineered in the womb, Tack must confront his feelings and come to an understanding that will allow him to solve the case and forgive the Church he loved and hated for so long.

The Hosts of the Envoy, Alex Lobdell: After nearly starving to death on his damaged spaceship, Luke Kittery thinks he’s found salvation--or at least survival--on the Envoy, a multi-generational ship which had been lost in space itself for 120 years. However, in their despair, the people of Envoy have turned to a false god--the earth itself--and the leaders see Catholic Luke as a threat to their religion and their power. Only two children who were raised in isolation by the deposed Catholic priest know the true faith, and Luke must depend on them to save him from the wrath of the Hosts of the Envoy.

Please see the teasers for the rest of the stories as well a suthro interviews and other reviews at

Karina Fabian
editor, ISIG

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