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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, July 06, 2007

TRUE LIGHT, by Terri Blackstock

Day 7 Saturday

As you can see, if you've been following this week's posts, or read TRUE LIGHT, there's an lot in this book. Woven in and out of a truly suspenseful story are many different Biblical teachings. I have only just scraped the surface. Terri Blackstock has proven herself to be one of the top Christian fiction writers I've ever come across. That's no reason to read her book. The reason for reading her book is because it grabs you, entertains you, and when you are finished, you find you have also learned things along the way.

In one of Terri's earlier works she wrote words to this affect, to the reader at the end of her novel, “If reading my novel doesn't drive you to study God's Word, then you have no business reading it ... and I had no business writing it.” You don't find that kind of dedication among writers very often. So take her book, put it someplace near your Bible. After you have finished with your prayer and Bible study, open up her novel and enjoy the riches it contains. Never, however, let those words, or the words of anyone else, displace the riches found in God's Word. I think she would have liked me to say that.

In a very real sense, Terri is my mentor, as both a Christian and as a writer. She sets the bar high and challenges herself to do more for the Lord each time she writes. Yes, she promotes her books, but make no mistake, sales comes in a distant 2nd to doing the will of God. This is how I want to write. I hasten to say that I haven't achieved that yet, but my goal is to do just that. So I thank Terri for her example, her love of Christ and her commitment to the Lord. These are her legacies. Long after people remember what her books are about, they will remember that Terri Blackstock, first and foremost, was a servant of the Lord. May we, who also write for Jesus, seek to have the same said about us.

Thank you Terri, for being able to share your book and some insights about you with your readers, and with me. You have been a blessing to me since we first began emailing one another. I am sure that I'm not the only one. God has taken your talent and enhanced it with His might and power. He could only have done that if you had placed your work in His hands.

I heartily recommend that everyone of you visit her website and read more about her. Read about where she came from, where she's heading. See all the other wonderful books this woman of God has written. Learn from her as you would any person who walks closely to the Lord. - David Brollier

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Be sure to visit Terri's website and find out a lot more about her and her writing than you'll find here. Terri Blackstock: Up All Night Fiction


Terri Blackstock said...

We're on the same wavelength, David. Thank you for the kind words about me. And thank you for the great blog tour to usher in a great opening week for my book.

Timothy Fish said...

Writing that encourages the reader to dig deeper and look in the Word of God is certainly a noble concept. Unfortunately, it is much easier said than done. I think that many readers are either already in the Word of God. With the others, it may be an uphill battle. Often, when people choose to read a novel, they do so to be entertained rather than as an aid to Bible study. I think it may be unrealistic to expect them to hold a novel in one hand and the Bible in the other, but we might expect that they will occasionally go grab their Bibles to see, “is that right?”

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