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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, May 04, 2008


Day 2, Monday

In ASULON, Daniel is the key character, and as I pointed out yesterday, the first character we meet. I got a little off track explaining who Daniel was, giving a record of the Asherites and the Anakim. Perhaps it is just simpler to let the story explain itself, for the next character we meet, and second in prominence only to Daniel, is Moor, or Master Moor as Daniel calls him. Moor is an Etruscan by birth, not of any of the various houses or tribes within Asulon. And while Daniel is a servant of Yeshua, Moor is one who believes in himself, gods of any kind seem to have little value to him. This is never a point of contention because neither Daniel or Moor seek to sway the other to their own beliefs. For Daniel living as a servant of Yeshua is simply a matter of fact. For Moor, he is quite content to allow Daniel have that should he desire. Moor does try to impress the importance of some of the more helpful tactics in warfare.

That is the Moor's function, to serve his master, Argeus. At the point in time where we meet Daniel and Moor, the former king of Asulon has died without leaving an heir. Under Asulonian law the next elder of the house of Asher was made king, Daniel's father. It has been ten months and King Argeus and his wife Isolde' Queen of Asulon, and daughter of Anak, longingly await to be reunited with their son at this time. We learn that Daniel would much rather be in his own home in Eboracium than in the castle/palace of the kings of Asulon. Yet Daniel is now more than a beloved son, he has been thrust into the role of the royal prince of Asulon. As such Master Moor's tasks become more involved, for he still serves Argeus, yet now as King Argeus. So he is in charge of Daniel's teaching and safety.

This student/teacher relationship is actually eclipsed by the great friendship they have for one another. One day Moor explains his deep devotion to Daniel's father. This is one of the more compelling parts of the earlier sections of the work. For an assassin was turned from his profession to that of trainer and protector by the honor and example of a true nobleman, Daniel's father, Argeus. In this we see how we can make an impact on those around us for the Lord. For Moor always considered that Argeus had saved his life, since an assassin's life is always in jeopardy. Yet it was love that moved him from one task to another, not preaching or attempts to change the other. Argeus simply let his nature shine, and that love shone bright enough that Moor found his life saved in the service of this Asulonian.

Is your life the same as those around you? Do you do what they do to fit in? If you are no different in your actions than those living around you and you are trying to fit in, perhaps you are like Moor, looking for a place to call "home". Do not try to fit in, then, but look to those whose lives are different. Look to those who are filled with love, not judgment, and you will find salvation but a hair's breath away.

And if you call yourself a Christian, but are no different from the world, then how can the world find that salvation. Jesus said that if the light has become darkness, how great is that darkness. We are to be the light of the world. This doesn't mean to beat people over te head with our doctrines and such, but to set forth an example of love, honor and nobility before them that they would naturally be either drawn or driven from the Light that dwells within you.

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cathikin said...

I love the way you find the lessons for Christians in a text. Yes, it is the testimony of a life true to Christ-likeness that turned Moor's heart. The love and friendship came before any conversion, which will hopefully take place one day. I am reminded of the lines from a favorite song of mine: "you're the only Bible some will ever read, and you're the only Jesus some will ever see."

David said...

There was actually so much in this book that it was hard to keep it to 7 posts. I would have enjoyed it better if I could have posted 7 times on Daniel or Master Moor, but that was not possible.

David Brollier

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