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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.

For more you can go here:
http://godsnotdeadthemovie.com/synopsis

To purchase a copy try these links:
Amazon
ChristianBook.com
Barnes & Noble

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

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ready for CHION?



Everyone ready for snow, I mean Chion? If you want to read a really unique weather disaster story, CHION, by Darryl Sloan. In addition to all the great posts you will find here and on other CFRB member site, one lucky visitor is going to receive a free, autographed copy. That's saying something since you'll be getting it from Ireland, well, most likely. So stop back all next week and be sure to see what all the excitement is about. Leave comments so we can write back to you.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder

Jury Duty Scam

The following message was received by me at work. I felt it important enough to warn our visitors and pass this information along. - David Brollier; CFRB co-founder

This has been verified by the FBI (their link is also included below). Please pass this on to everyone in your email address book. It is spreading fast so be prepared should you get this call. Most of us take those summonses for jury duty seriously, but enough people skip out on their civic duty, that a new and ominous kind of fraud has surfaced.

The caller claims to be a jury coordinator. If you protest that you never received a summons for jury duty, the scammer asks you for your Social Security number and date of birth so he or she can verify the information and cancel the arrest warrant. Give out any of this information and bingo; your identity was just stolen.

The fraud has been reported so far in 11 states. This (swindle) is particularly insidious because they use intimidation over the phone to try to bully people into giving information by pretending they are with the court system. The FBI and the federal court system have issued nationwide alerts on their web sites, warning consumers about the fraud.

http://www.fbi.gov/page2/june06/jury_scams060206.htm

http://www.snopes.com/crime/fraud/juryduty.asp

Saturday, July 12, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice


Day 7 - In reading CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY and getting to know its author, I've found out something about myself, and indeed, perhaps, about many authors. Our "heroes" and "heroines" are those patterned after the self we wish we could be. Yes, we through in our faults and flaws, but we make them somehow better than we are. Whether it's the ability to grasp a spiritual truth more quickly or to apply that knowledge in our daily lives, to a limited degree, we are reflected in their eyes as something greater than we perceive in ourselves. It's kind of like looking into a magic mirror that has the common sense to tell us we are the most beautiful, or intelligent, or wise, in all the land, lest we reveal our true nature and smash the mirror to pieces. I say this, not because Becky Dice is a person burdened with difficulties that could be easily overcome if she would follow the Word of God, but because all of us seem to suffer the same misconceptions. So we are like Chenoa, a bit larger in "life" than we are ourselves. Yet, upon closer inspection, we find that we have given ourselves the answers to the burdens we carry. How? you may ask. We do so by giving that particular greatness to our protagonists. God speaks through His Word, and as His Word abides in the hearts of the Christian writer, it then becomes His Word that flows through us, teaching both our main character, and us, the way to truly live.

I suppose this is an odd post, but I'm an odd sort of person. I live out my fantasy of a greater perfection in the life of Nat Adams, the NYPD detective in my story. Frank Creed lives out a fantasy of a greater "self" in the person of Calmity Kid, introduced to us in Flashpoint. Grace Bridges does the same thing in her book. I could go on and on. The author is reflected in the lives of the characters they create. I have said this reflection seems to us to be somewhat distorted to suit our wishes. This is not entirely true. For the Christian we see just who we are, lost, unloveable, very tormented creatures. We devise a method of making them less so in our stories, but we are really not suspending the truth for our benefit. We are applying glimpses of who we truly are in Christ to our overall reflection. All we are and give credit to comes from living in Jesus. He is the Author and Finisher of our faith, and as such has created us, His characters in His novel, His story, to be both flawed and yet perfected by His blood. This duality can be seen in CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY and many other Christian fiction works. We apply a righteousness that exceeds our own to the protagonist because this is precisely what God has done for us in Christ Jesus.

Still this is a process, like the shedding of old dead skin and the adding of layers of who Jesus is. The more we live in Christ the more we become like Him, and the more we become like Him the more the dead self is buried and done away. Yet it is a process, a lifelong journey that we must not forsake. When challenged to be dismayed, we must look at the end result, which is perfection in the very likeness of Jesus. This is done not by any greatness of our own, but through the power of the Holy Spirit that raised Christ from the dead. With discipline and obedience to God the Holy Spirit makes us perfect. We stand now before God in Jesus, who is our perfection. The apostle Paul put it this way, "For now we see through a glass darkly, but then face to face." We are imitating what our mortal minds can comprehend, but one day we shall cast off this cloak of morality and put on immortality. We are already seated with Christ at the right hand of God.

I mention all of this because it is good to read over what we have written. For as we have written God has been speaking to us, just as God speaks to Becky Dice through CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. While the stories may be universal, the lessons poignant, when we re-read them, we find that God has spoken to us in the most intimate of terms. In that we can be thrilled, for we know that He has taken time out just for us. To me, there is nothing better in life than to be a writer...that is if I am a writer for the Lord. Pick up a copy of CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY and see if you don't see yourself in it and find God speaking to you as well.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder


You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

Becky at Author's Den

Friday, July 11, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice



Day 6 - Changes! One of the other great things about CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY is the way Becky Dice shows the subtle way that Chenoa changes over the course of the book. From a reluctant, almost rebellious teen, she actually does grow into a loving caring young woman. Yet it doesn't happen over night, like some other authors have portrayed their characters. Chenoa had to go through the fires first. She had to face herself, I mean really face who she was, before any real and positive change could take place.

For those of you who have read the book you're probably wondering why I'm skirting around some issues and plot points. The fact is I don't want to tell the story so the reader has nothing to surprise them. It's hard enough to write a single review without giving away too much, but I try to write seven when we have a regular blog tour. (We're hoping for more Tag Team Tours in the future so stay tuned folks) Anyway, that's why I am not mentioning things you may think need to be mentioned. For those who haven't read the book, trust me when I say you will find yourself understanding everything I've been saying in a much deeper sense when you do read it. Becky has put so much of herself into this book that even she wasn't aware of it. I think going back and re-reading it helped her through some sticky times that followed publication. That is the way of the writer. God speaks to us, but we're not always sure it's God. A lot of the time we think it's a good point to throw in there. Only when we re-examine what we've written do we realize that there was no possible way that we could have been that intuitive or intelligent. So praises go up to God. We give Him the glory for our writing.

Why am I stating that here? Because, like Chenoa, the changes we go through in our lives are so subtle that we often miss them. Thank God that hindsight is 20/20. The problem with hindsight is you can't go back and correct the mistakes you made. What you can do, however, what Chenoa does, is learn from them so that you don't make the same mistakes in the future. Always remember that if you are a child of God then He is working to bring about perfection in your life. This means you will have to bear a lot of hardships, but it also means that He will be right there helping you through them. As it says in 1st Corinthians 10:13, "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able, but will with the temptation also make a way of escape, that ye may be able to bear it." Now if you look at this closely, God isn't saying He's going to pull you out of the fire, but He will provide protection through the fire, even Jesus. For while we are changing to be conformed into the image of God's Son, the Father looks upon us and sees the perfection of Jesus. This is mercy. This is love. Here we find our joy and our rest. If we can't find a reason to praise God when we realize this, then maybe we need to check and see if we really are living in Christ.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder


You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

Becky at Author's Den

Thursday, July 10, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice


Day 5 - CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY reflects greatly on real life, real situations, real problems, real obstacles, and the right and wrong way to approach these. I have heard some talk about their questions about the doctrinal stances taught throughout this book. I take that as their belief that Christianity is naturally in opposition to the religions of Native Americans. Yet I stand by my convictions that these teachings are about real things, not in contradiction with Christianity at all.

One of the common beliefs is that of Native Americans as being nothing more than savages or heathens when it came to the question of God. There is no argument that among Native Americans there are many things that are opposed to the teachings of Scripture. On the other hand one might easily make the same claim of many denominations within the Christian community. So I take a look at the core beliefs and am astonished to find that they, mostly, believe in One Supreme Being, which we have translated their word to be "The Great Spirit". While I don't recall reading the Apache version of this, I am acquainted with the Dakotah word, "Wayantanka", which does, in fact mean Great Spirit. So my question to detractors is not God great? And is He not Spirit? How can we say then that the Great Spirit is not this very same God that we have been taught from Scripture. Native Americans have their own creation account which, interestingly enough, includes the creation of man out of dust, or in their words, "red clay". They also have an account of a world wide flood that destroyed all life upon the earth. In their stories a brave and his family are preserved by the construction of a canoe or dugout. In many tribes there was the belief of a kind of "Messiah", no more strongly pictured than through the Cherokees and then carried on by the Dakotahs in their "Ghost Dance". This was a latter struggle to unite the Dakotahs against the "white society", that had tragic consequences.

I mention all of this because you will see Chenoa's mother, a strong Christian, and her grand mother, a devoted Apache, as being complementary, not in opposition. In fact it is this grandmother who tells Chenoa that she must go on a spiritual journey, one in which she would find difficult. Not being a member or the spiritual community, either in the sense that she was a Christian or an Apache that held to such beliefs, Chenoa did know that her grandmother had visions that, more likely than not, came true. She was at a loss to explain this, and Becky Dice doesn't feel she needs to explain it to us. Therefore I must conclude that the grandmother and grandfather are, like Chenoa's parents, Christians, although their Christianity is born from their Native American heritage, not the preaching of European Christians. In some way we find the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead has enabled both sets of authorites over Chenoa because they served and worshiped God "in spirit and in truth".

You will find that Becky Dice treads upon some dangerous grounds, some may think, in doing this. I believe, and adamantly believe, that she is doing so to show us that Christianity is not something mankind is supposed to dictate, but rather a relationship between God and man. This is Scriptural. Few books I have read have been willing to make such daring statements and bring the core of Christianity down to the heart as Ms. Dice. While still a struggling writer, she proves herself to be one not afraid to speak the truth in boldness. When Jesus was asked by His disciples how to pray, our Lord's first words were, "When you pray, say, 'Our Father...'". When people challenged His authority Jesus said, "I can do nothing except what I see my Father doing." He also claimed that the Father was a witness of what He taught. Always it was the Father. In the Garden of Gethsemene He prayed that "they might be one, as we are one. I in you and you in me." The prayer for us that Jesus prayed was not that we form committees, churches, regligious movements, or denominations, but that we realize that we have one Father and Lord over all, and as such see each who accept Him as their brother and sister.

Here this teaching meets the road so harshly that you can smell the burning rubber, but it is truth. One thing I have learn in my short life is that truth cannot be changed. It must, by its nature, be absolute or it is no longer truth. This Becky Dice has grasped and teaches in CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY. The question then becomes, are you a follower of a denomination or a child of God through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. For it was this act of love and mercy that God gives us that we may receive and become part of His family.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder


You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

Becky at Author's Den

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice


Day 4 - As a coming of age novel, particularly from a female's point of view, Becky Dice handles this very well. I especially like the insertion of Paul Alchesay and Dakotah Little Eagle. Here are two different young men, both Native Americans, but very much different. Paul seems to see life for the Indian as one that is limited, one that is destined for poverty. Dakotah, on the other hand, isn't bound by those around him. Because of his faith in Christ he believes that anything is possible. Yet, Chenoa finds herself drawn to both of these young men, for different reasons. Eventually she is going to have to make a choice, and that knowledge alone seems to frighten her.

Here we see the groundwork laid out for her by her parents. Her parents have taught her the value of an education. Paul doesn't share that value. He believes you have to get out there and start making money if you want to have any place in society, especially on the reservation. Dakotah shares Chenoa's value of education, perhaps even trusts in it more than she does. We find that this becomes a key factor with Chenoa.

There is also the fact that Chenoa has been told about Dakotah, before meeting him, by Tamara Reams, Dr. Douglas and Barbara Reams daughter. Not only did Tamara tell Chenoa about him, but she had a picture of him and was making plans to move in on him when he dumped his current girlfriend. While this may seem a little "As the World Turns" for some, it's really the way things are. You have two people who are infatuated with the same person, which is what eventually happens. Chenoa must make a choice here as well. The one she makes has its good points, but is backed by some bad motives. She figures that there's no harm in getting to know this boy if they're going to go back to the rez. That decision leads her to a place where she really starts falling for Dakotah, placing her at odds with Tamara.

Have you ever been in a situation that isn't really all that bad, but it flies in the face of someone you are close to? Have you ever felt as if you were intruding where you shouldn't go, or perhaps you've been the one who has trespass where you believe was something that was yours? Silly little decisions like this can cause a world of hurt and sometimes never heal. We should always walk in love. This means that if you are attracted to someone that a friend of yours has told you they are attracted to, you put your friend first. I know that's hard to do, especially for the coming-of-age woman. Still, it's what must be done. Several times the apostle Paul tells us to put others first. Because Chenoa didn't do that she has to deal with the consequences. That is something we should always remember, every action, every choice we make has its own set of consequences, good and bad. Like the parable of the sower and the seed, you really do harvest what you plant.

Once again Becky Dice attacks a very real issue, hitting us where we live. She does so realistically to the point where you feel as if you are Chenoa (or Dakotah). You can feel the pain, the frustration over making wrong choices and wishing you would have made the right ones. That, I think is a key to this whole book. We can avoid some of these wrong choices, if we will look at the consequences of making bad choices.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder


You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

Becky at Author's Den

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice


Day 3 - Choices! That's what we've been talking about. Let us look at her choices chronologically. Her first choice is to oppose her parent's move to Ohio, to move off of the "rez" as she calls it. This isn't surprising. Most teenagers would rebel against being uprooted from their family and friends. It's the way Chenoa makes her choices here that become important. Rather than absolutely refusing to leave, although she does kick up quite a fuss, she tries to find another way to go about it. She appeals to her grandparents. The idea of playing her grandparents against her parents is not uncommon. It's very similar to a child playing their mother against their father. The idea is to form a schism between the two, and in it a weak point where they can get their way. Did you notice how her grandfather answers her, "If it is okay with your mother and father, you may stay with us." While seeing her point of view, and even presenting an open door for her, he still bows to the will of the parents. This is an imporant part of the story. Chenoa is blessed with an extended family that refuses to allow these little tricks to create division. Instead they work towards a unity that benefits all. Chenoa, of course doesn't see this.

In the end, so far as this choice goes, Chenoa finds herself being uprooted and taken to Ohio with her little brother, River, and her parents. As much as she dislikes it she has been told that this may not be permanent, and although not a Christian she is asking God to send them all back to the rez. She knows that this may just be a temporary thing. Her father hasn't even been promised a job and they will be returning to the rez, even if he does get the job. So she is able to "stomach" this distasteful move.

Because of her attitude, which sways from one end of the spectrum to the other, she ends up spending some quality time with her mother, grandmother and grandfather. Each one encourages her in their own way. We should be like this. We should be willing to go wherever God sends us, and if we have a problem with it, instead of getting all bent out of shape, spend time talking with Him and letting Him encourage and bless us. It will only help prepare us for a future we have not yet been prepared.

So what about you? Do you see yourself as being selfish about what you want? Are you willing to stick things out, even though you may not agree with them? Are you willing to go to church when a football game is on or a movie you want to see? Are you willing to give God some quality time so He may draw you closer to Him, that you may see and begin to understand just how much God loves you? While CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY could probably have used another re-write (what novel couldn't?) Becky Dice hits on some very hard core and realistic issues that we all face. What's more she approaches it from the point of rebelling against those proper choices, and later on moves towards making correct choices. Yet, like the rest of us, she will make many wrong choices before she's through. In this sense I found this work a spiritual powerhouse. Many are probably going to disagree with me, but when you strip away some of the formatting problems, a few other technical errors and focus on the story, this one is bold, honest, and hits us where we live. For that reason it may make some of us uncomfortable, and for that reason it is all the more powerful.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder


You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

Becky at Author's Den

Monday, July 07, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRATUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Dice is exactly that, a spiritual journey of a young lady as she enters womanhood. As with every journey Chenoa's journey includes many choices. You have to choose whether to turn right or left or go straight ahead. Each fork in the road presents new opportunities or, if we let them, obstacles. You see, our choices can make things easier or harder for us. The problem is that the choices that seem to make things easier are often the ones that create bigger problems in our lives. Spiritually we must make similar choices. Do we go forward or stand still? Do we turn here? What direction do we go? How do we follow the Lord? That's one of the many mysteries of life that isn't so much a mystery as it is an action that enables us to allow God to direct us properly.

Let's examine some of the choices that Chenoa has to make. She has to choose whether she will go with her parents to Ohio or rebel against their wishes. She has to choose whether to strike up a relationship with a young man named Paul Alchesay. Later she has to choose whether to betray a friendship in order to make one. Each step Chenoa makes is marked by her choices, for good or ill. Not every choice is the wisest. Initially the choices revolving her move seem to be the most abrasive and difficult. Then the choices about Dakotah Little Eagle seem to take a front seat. Later even these choices are overshadowed by even more difficult decisions. At the core of all these choices is her spiritual condition. In the beginning her knowlege of Jesus is nothing more than head knowledge of some person her parents believe in. This creates difficulties making the right choices. The closer she gets to knowing Jesus for herself the easier it is to make the right decision, even if life seems to go spinning out of control.

This is one of the "secret" truths about following the Lord. Making the right choices becomes easier, while life seems to become incredibly harder. This is God's way of making us stronger. We are like gold. We can be encased in dirt, our glory hidden from all, or we can allow God to put us through His refining fire to purify us, so that our glory, His glory, may be visible to all. Let us learn from Chenoa to make wise choices, even when things get rough, knowing that our Heavenly Father cares for us. We may not understand, but we can know and rest in His love. That is, or should be, enough. There will come times when this is difficult to believe. At those times we must resolve to hold fast. As Job says, "Though He slay me, yet will I trust Him."

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder


You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

Becky at Author's Den

Sunday, July 06, 2008

CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Jane Dice

This is Day One of our tour, and I'm happy to be touring CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY, by Becky Jane Dice. There has been some talk about whether or not the doctrine taught here is Scripturally sound. Let me say that I have always considered "The Great Spirit" to be talking about the God of the Bible. Looking at Native American cultures, you'll find they are as diverse as the European cultures. If the great men of God can't decide on what Scripture says about numerous things, to the point of splitting churches and even starting wars, then we shouldn't be surprised that the European mindset is not receiptive to views other than their own. I realize that there are some add-ons and traditions of men that have accured within the Native American communities, but most of them, not all, but most of them worship a single God they refer to as the Great Spirit. (In the Dakota language it is Wayantanka). I believe Becky has done a great job at giving us the reality of who this Great Spirit is, that is our Heavenly Father, and has also shown where the traditions of men come in and cause problems. Jesus said, "But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him." (John 4:23) Are all "Indians" Christian? No! Just as all European Americans who go to church are not Christians. There are many who follow blindly the teachings of tradition rather than the teachings of God. Until people understand that Christianity is a relationship with God through His Son, Jesus, we are always going to find these problems, both in and outside the Native American community.

Now that I have that out of the way I can get to the book. This particular genre is another one that I'm interested in only as an observer. Personally I wouldn't buy this book, BUT let me hasten to say that the reason for this is because I am neither a teenager, nor a girl. I'm in my mid-fifties and very definitely male...I need my adreneline to be stimulated by action, suspense and drama. I already went through a very unhappy teen period and have no wish to revisit it. As Chenoa's grandmother advises her, "Never look behind you, because what has happened is in the past and cannot be recaptured, but always look ahead because that's where your destiny lies." Wise words. God puts it this way, "This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:21-23)

Have you ever faced a situation that was the result of someone else's decisions? Have you ever stood where Chenoa did, wishing to stay where you were and not leave the comfort you had always known? I know I have. In fact I struggle to get out of my "comfort zone" so that I might be of some use to God. This is something that Chenoa learns. Among other things she learns that no one can force her to follow Jesus. It's a choice she has to make herself. The journey to making that choice is what CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY is all about. I think that most of us have struggled in the same ways that she struggled, sometimes even after we became part of God's family (because our faith is sometimes weak). So there is something for all of us in this book.

I want to say to Becky, go back and read this story over again, and you will find many of the answers you thought you'd never get. You'll find that God requires patience and will display patience as He sends you through trials to learn this. Yet all the while He is there, loving you and covering you with His wings, sheltering you from all harm. (See Psalm 91) Becky, this story was meant for many people, but as most writers learn, it is meant for you primarily. In it you will find the love and mercy and grace of your Heavenly Father, even when it seems He is quiet and does not listen or hear your prayers. For not only has He listened and heard, but the trials you are going through are part of the answer. So we should learn to praise Him.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder

You can purchase CHENOA'S SPIRITUAL JOURNEY at:

Barnes and Nobel
Amazon
Target
and Yahoo

I'm also going to give you her blog address and ask Becky to start entering some things there. Becky, like Chenoa, use this blog as your "diary", your journal. If you aren't active there people won't know how to contact you. Or worse, they'll think you don't care...which I know is false. So write down your own spiritual journey. People want to know. You can find her blog at:

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