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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, November 02, 2008

LEAPS OF FAITH, by Karina Fabian

LEAPS OF FAITH, by Rob and Karina Fabian is an anthology of faith in action, and in science fiction. We are treating this as a Tag Team Tour, meaning you will find much more on other sites. Each day I'll begin with a short blurb of a different story in this anthology. So, like the game of Tag, you, the reader are hereby tagged. The CFRB sites that will have reviews, interviews and other great posts are linked to their blogs using the ingenious buttons at the bottom of the page. See if you can find who is posting today. Word of caution. Some people post more than once.

Sunday. High Hopes for the Dead, by Alex Lobdell, is a story about one man's love for others in the face of death. His fear is that his friends would be left without one to pray for them should he die.

Since today is my day to post I don't have to tag...until the end. Today's story, as mentioned above, is "High Hopes for the Dead", by Alex Lobdell. In this story we are thrown into the character of Luke "High Hopes" Kittery, a Vanguard Pilot, who tests faster than light passages before sending ships of passengers through them. It's a dangerous mission, because many things can go wrong. At the start of the story we don't know even this much. We get the feeling that someone is intentionally sabotaging the ship's various instruments and appliances. The story is off to a roaring start.

While this story takes place in deep space, somewhere yet unexplored I suppose, and High Hopes finds himself adrift, the real story takes place in his heart and back on the planet. As a firm believer one day he came out of his usual quiet shell and offered up a prayer for a Vanguard pilot that was presumed dead. This act, this testimony of faith is what drives the story. I can't say much else without totally blowing it for you. Only that you will truly enjoy this story.

In real life, back here on earth where most of us have our feet planted firmly on the ground, we can look at this and see that the story is true here. It's our words of comfort, our actions of love, our embracing the needs of others that make our lives of great impact on those around us. The Bible says that we overcome, "by the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony." In these interesting times, especially now and in America, people are looking to us to see if we handle things differently than everyone else. We need to let Jesus live in us so fully that others can see there is High Hopes for them, no matter what it may look like on the surface. Even though the "poor ye have with you always" even the poor eat. God provides clothing and shelter for them, or leads them to places of shelter. We are worth so much to God. Let us thank Him for what He has done, be a living example of Jesus Christ to the world around them, and may they find their strength in Him, and all their needs met.

David Brollier

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By the way, I know of at least one of these sites that will be having multiple posts, including a live interview with the compilers of this anthology. I'm not going to tell you who it is. You're going to have to find that out for yourself. After all, this is a game of Tag.


Karina Fabian said...

Thanks David! I'm looking forward to reading what you have to say about the other stories.

For those who like High Hopes, Alex Lobdell has a sequel in Infinite Space, Infinite God.


David said...

Hey, sis, I'm not doing a complete review here of the book, nor even every story (there are 14 after all). I will be giving a short blurb about the 7 I deem among the best. It was hard to limit it to that, but even harder for me to pick out the post I did for Saturday.


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