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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

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

ASULON: SWORD OF FIRE - BOOK ONE, by William McGrath


Day 5, Thursday

(Warning! The following post contains some spoilers. If you wish to enjoy the story and wish to be pleasantly surprised, you may want to skip this post and just go down to the links at the bottom. - David)

As the Builder's Guild and the Illuminati seek to destroy the peaceful reign of Asulon, one thing, one power is already at work that they have not counted on. It is a power far superior to their combined powers. It is the power of love. In book one, I can only touch on this, as the story is incomplete, but I can be sure that it is this power that will destroy the forces of evil that are coming against Asulon.


A king has been assassinated. Anak has fallen. Seven of Anak's sons remain, and only Prince Daniel of Asulon, son of King Argeus, lives as successor to the throne of Asulon. The daughters, wives and families of of the Anakim have been systematically killed. Daniel, who was to marry one of Anak's daughter's finds that there is no daughter to marry. The blood of Anak that makes the House of Asher great upon the throne in Asulon ends with Daniel, and his life is in great peril.


All of this seems dark, and offers no hope for Asulon. We feel like weeping upon the deck of the ship for this lost hope, for it seems that Asulon is going to lose its glory and strength. Look, however, at what is going on at this very same time. Daniel has fallen in love with a princess or Eretzel. She is Rachel, daughter of Binyamin, daughter of Rebekah, of the tribe of Yehuda. In her spirit flows the Spirit of the Everlasting God, the Elohim. And she has fallen in love with Daniel as he has fallen in love with her. The enemy, in their folly, have made a way for Daniel to break tradition and marry one who does not have the blood of Anak in their veins. This may seem like a victory to them, yet the uniting of these two in love by the command or direction of Elohim is, I believe, going to prove to be their undoing. Asulon shall rise in power and glory as it has not known before. As from ashes this crumbling empire shall rise stronger than before.


You see, the enemy has not counted on the power of love, and Elohim has placed this love for His children in the hearts of one another. As Scripture says, "The steps of a righteous man are ordered of the Lord," so have these steps also been ordered by Elohim. While Daniel is of the House of Asher and Rachel of the tribe of Yehuda, one of the Abramim, that is of the House and lineage of Abram, both Daniel and Rachel are followers of Yeshua. Therein lies their unity, their strength, the hope of Asulon and all peoples of the world. This love has crept in upon them like a stranger seeking refuge from the cold at night, and upon gaining entrance, refuses to leave.


We shall see where William McGrath takes us on this journey about Asulon, about the lives of many people, particularly Daniel and Rachel, but unless I miss my guess we are going to find that the end result is going to be the destruction of the enemy by the fires of love between these two children of Yeshua. This is a tale about how we should look upon things. We are like Daniel, hoping in what has always been, in what we can see, even though we may call ourselves Christians. Yet, without faith it is impossible to please God. So God, in His love, brings us to a place where we can no longer lean upon the material things we have always leaned on, and requires us to lean upon Him, in faith. Every time a person does this God performs the most amazing miracle of all, He creates a new life out of the old. As Scripture says, "He gives us beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning." While we do not understand the plans nor the mind of God, we eventually find that God is working out, within us a wonder to His glory. So it shall be, I believe, in Asulon with Daniel and Rachel.

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1 comment:

cathikin said...

Very thoughtful essay. Yes, the power of love, the ultimate essence of God himself, conquers all. Amor conquista todo. Only problem with this post today is SPOILERS!!!!! OF course, there isn't really any way you could have written it as you did without them. In some ways, Asulon just sets the scene for the next two books.

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