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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 07, 2008

LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES, by Stephen, Leon Rice

It seems to me that this particular tour does not fall on December 7th by accident. Growing up I learned about WWII, Pearl Harbor, the war in both Europe and the Pacific, and I learned something else. I learned that people were willing to give their lives for a cause, to protect what was theirs. Today we honor them, as we should. Most of us did not live through Dec. 7, 1941, but we did live through 9/11/01. The differences I see here are that the Japanese were honorable as an enemy (they retreated from their attack on Pearl Harbor after learning that they had struck before the president received a declaration of war). The enemy we are engaging now is cowardly, hiding behind the skirts of women and children, slithering off to caves and shadows, but they still are puppets of the real enemy, the enemy of our soul. For the Bible says that Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. Jesus waged that battle for us by dying on the cross in your place and mine. I owe a deep gratitude to those who have and are in our military, fighting for our freedoms, to those who have given their lives for me. However, I owe a deeper debt of gratitude to the One who came down from Above and died for a lowly sinner like me. This is a day to remember our heroes. Those especially in the military on hostile lands, and of course Jesus, but also that neighbor down the street who rushed into a fire to rescue a baby from a fire, or that teen who stood his ground against peer pressure and said, "No, I will not pollute my body with drugs." It is a time to remember that each of us can become a hero of sorts, just by allowing the love of God to shine through us to the world around us. May we honor those who have shed their blood for us by being willing to do so for those around us today. So before we take a light, often humorous look at Stephen Rice's book, LEAGUE OF SUPERHEROES, let us pause for a moment, and remember those who have bought our freedom with their blood. Then pray that God would give us the strength to be like Him and do the same for those around us. As President Abraham Lincoln put it, "But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Amen Abe. Amen. - David

Monday – The Mad Scientists Club is what they were first called, and they consist of four mid-teens, with the occasional intrusion of one of the boy’s little sister, who is not a member of the group. Today I’d like to talk to you about a tall “bean pole” kid named Rod Davies. The MSC members are into techno-superheroes and Rod’s favorite is “Titan”. I get the idea of Voltron meets Iron-man concept. The suit Rod eventually gets makes him look like a human tank. That fits, you know. I mean a skinny kid wanting to become strong muscle types has been around as long as their have been comic books. (Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, was originally a 98 lb. weakling until an injection turned him into one of Marvel Comics top superheroes). Unlike Steve Rogers, however, Rod is a bit impatient. He reminds me of the Apostle Peter. “Hey Lord, it’s good to be here. Let’s build three tabernacles. One for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.” If anyone was going to put their foot in their mouth you could count on Peter to do that. Rod’s the same way. And like Peter he has the same depth of character and compassion. Being the “math and physics genius” he’s also very competitive. So how would you like this adolescent, impatient, skinny and brilliant kid to all of a sudden get a hold of a techno-supersuit? Makes for an interesting combination, and Steve Rice gives us the full brunt of Rod’s imperfections as well as his insight and compassion.

This is a Tag Team Tour. So if you want to learn more about this book, find out who is going to post today, or any day during this week, you have been "tagged". The buton links below are the places you can go to find these things out. Happy hunting. Oh, and if you end up in a site that has not yet posted, you might want to look around anyway. Some of these members have some really great sites and some fantastic things to say.

Now I'm sure you want to find out just where you can buy this fantastic book, so I'm pleased to help you out in that are. First though, you may want to check out Stephen Rice's site (button link below) and see what he's up to. Trust me, he's not telling you everything. I have grown to appreciate Steve in the short time I've known him. He can be brutally honest, but his compassion, as well as his humor, is practically legendary. Besides, if you want some of the background on the Techno-heroes and their geek counter parts, he's been posting that for over a week now. You'll get a great heads up on what is in his book just by visiting his site.

Now for further information and where to buy this wonderful book you can go to the source itself,

Writer's Cafe Press

or visit the League of Superhero the Series site

and of course Amazon


Caprice Hokstad said...

I think you mixed up some of the buttons. Rebecca (Books with Extra Cheese) is not planning a post this week, but Geralyn Beauchamp (The Time Mistress) is.

Great tie-in to Pearl Harbor Day.

David said...

Aarrgh! Thanks Caprice.


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