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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.

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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

Sunday, December 02, 2007

WIND FOLLOWER, by Carole McDonnell

Day 1 Sunday

Take a young woman, living basically poor. Add a young man who basically has everything. Not only are they fiscally mismatched, but they are from different clans, we might refer to them as different races. Yet the young man loves this woman. He must have her. She is more than a little hesitant about such a relationship, but slowly he wins her love. WIND FOLLOWER follows the stories of Loic, a Pagutsu firstborn male to an affluent family, just shy of being the prince among his people, and Satha, not so affluent, but their fathers are friends. I don't think anyone is quite equipped for the story that follows this rather strange beginning.

Before I begin, I'd like to make a few comments, more or less at the author's insistence. If you have trouble with stories that throw out a bunch of new words, many of them nearly unpronounceable, changes in the point-of-view that, although alternate between Loic and Satha every chapter, then perhaps this is not the novel for you. You can read read the prologue of her book online and perhaps decide for yourself. It can be found here Excerpts

Okay, now that I've gotten that out of the way, let me begin. There is a complexity in this novel that is found in few other places. This book weaves allegory in ways that are as unexpected to people who are acquainted as those who know nothing about the story it patterns after. This is because it is not a strict allegory, but a new story that weaves many allegories into something brand new. Sometimes the complexity got in the way for me, but if you stick with it, you may just be surprised to find yourself in love with a new land, new characters, and caught up in an adventure that you never dreamed you would. If this is your kind of reading matter, I advise you to give it time. Don't let the words or its complexity to rob you of a good story. You owe that much to yourself.

On sale at Amazon Books

As well as Juno Books

You won't want to miss her blog either at
Carole McDonnell's Blog

Plus if you'll Google her name or WIND FOLLOWER, you'll come up with a ton of other links as well.

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