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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

Saturday, October 11, 2008

HIGHER HONOR, by S.M. Kirkland

Day 7. The one person that HIGHER HONOR focuses on, without taking away from the horror that Cassidy is going through, is Chris. He's an odd choice for the role of victim, but let's look at the evidence. His father is slowly slipping away from him due to Alzheimer's. Cassidy always seems to be on his case, and if she turns him in he could lose his scholarship. Now were he financially empowered this wouldn't bother him, but the fact is that between trying to take care of his father, the home they live in, the long trips between the academy and his father's house. His way of dealing with this is to go macho and increase the hazings, rather than use his head. He's not a victim of anyone other than himself, but he is a victim non-the-less.

The interesting problem with Chris is that he not only realizes he's to blame, but begins to feel that if there is a God, His love could not possibly extend to him. The wrongs he has committed do not deserve the mercy of an Almighty God. On one level he's right. Yet, we'd have to take that a step further. You see, none of us are worthy of God's mercy, grace, and the sacrificial death of His Son which bought our freedom. That's where Chris makes his biggest mistake. He feels he's too far away from God for God to reach him. That's just not the case. God can and will reach everyone who is willing to reach out to Him for help.

If you're out there thinking that this Christianity stuff sounds good, but you've done things that put you beyond God's reach, then read this book again. Read the Bible again. There is only one thing that can make you unreachable, and that is the unwillingness to let God reach you. It's up to you. Stop thinking that you are unreachable and start thinking about how powerful God's reach is. Jesus makes us worthy. We live in Him or there is no life worth living.

David Brollier

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