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DVD Review



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

Friday, November 21, 2008

Hey! We Won an Award

Melissa Meeks, after winning this award herself for her Bibliophile blog has awarded CFRB with the "I Love Your Blog Award". While she mentions me by name, this award belongs to all of you. Congratulations!



As it happens, there are some "strings" attached to this award, but they're helpful, not harmful. Here's what they are:

*display the award on your Blog
*link back to the person who gave it to you
*pay it forward & nominate 7 blogs
*add links to those seven blogs
*leave comments on their blog telling them you gave them an award
*enjoy the award

Well, I've displayed the award here and linked it back to Bibliophile's Retreat, and I am enjoying the award. Now to nominate 7 others. I can't do this in any particular order, so please forgive me if you're listed and not as high on the list as you think you should be. All seven are in the Number One position.

One such person is Michelle Sutton. She was one of the first review blogs to take on my book before the creation of CFRB. This Edgy Inspirational Author has read and reviewed more books than I care to think about. To top that off she also writes, and is recently published, works with CFBA and puts out an online magazine. This gal is a real go-getter, a true friend and wonderful sister in Christ. You can find her blog at Edgy Inspirational Author.

Another great person is Frank Creed (and those of us who know him, also know that a special thanks should go up to Cynthia MacKinnon). He authored FLASHPOINT, a remarkable work of "cyberpunk", as he calls it. You can check out his site at A Frank Review

One of my dear friends in CFRB is Caprice Hokstad, who holds us together in ways she probably isn't even aware of. She has become such an asset to us I don't know where I'd be without her help. Find out more about her and her writing at Queen of Convolution.

Then there is Laura Davis, a truly wonderful Christian woman, formerly a Gospel singer who found her voice in writing. She has been a very helpful and gracious asset to CFRB. You can find her blog at Christian Author Laura Davis

Steve Rice also comes to mind, especially since his book LEGION OF SUPERHEROES is about to be toured. (Be sure to stay tuned for that). We've butted heads over some small issues, but took up the same side on the larger issues. Steve is one of those people you just know you can trust to be totally honest, in a good sort of way. He has a unique sense of humor and insight into life that just makes him a truly great friend and Christian brother. You can find his blog at Back to the Mountains.

I'd be remiss if I didn't include my dear Catholic sister (no she's not a Catholic Sister, she's a sister in Christ who happens to be Catholic), Karina Fabian. She has contributed on many levels to CFRB, so many in fact it's hard to know where to begin. She's just one truly awesome person. You can find her blog at Virtual Book Tour de 'Net.

And finally there is a young girl who is close to my heart. She spent years in Germany as a translator, has duel citizenship in both New Zealand and Ireland, and is momentarily touring her friends in the U.S. I'm talking about Grace Bridges, author of FAITH AWAKENED. I give her credit for letting people over at the Lost Genre Guild know about CFRB. That little bit of info she shared has bolstered our number with some high quality Christian fiction writers. You can learn more about her and follow her travels at Grace Bridges.

Now for those of you wondering why I didn't include Melissa Meeks, well she received this award and sent one to me. Other than that she is more than deserving of the award. So I chose seven others. I'm sure I overlooked people that deserved it, for those I've overlooked, I truly apologize. I have come to know and love many wonderful Christians, especially authors, over the past two years and they all deserve an award.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

12 Wonderful Commandments

There a couple of things I'd like to share with you. The first is the following message in pictures. Twelve Wonderful Commandments, make that 13.














Praying always in all prayer and supplication for the Household of God. These are trying times, times when God is going to refine His people as gold is refined in fire. Prepare your hearts now before the Lord.

Second, I wanted to share the following prayer and comment of Billy Graham for our nation (a prayer that mirrors my own concern for America).

Billy Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today; cleanse us from every sin and set us free. Amen!'

[Note: Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'One nation under God.']


Take care and God bless you all. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might, fixing your eyes upon Him, the Author (I like that) and Finisher of our faith.

David Brollier
CFRB co-founder

Saturday, November 08, 2008

LEAPS OF FAITH, compiled by Rob and 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.
Saturday. “Sometimes We Lie”, by Barton Levenson, is about an ancient culture where a member of a high class rebels against his training and begins living the life taught him by Christians. This is one of the best in this anthology. Arguably there are several in this book that are equally well written, but personally I liked this one. ‘In “Sometimes We Lie,” evangelism takes a bizarre turn when a native born being tries to spread an ancient human faith.’ Talk about bizarre. Here we find an alien doing what is not allowed, treat others with compassion and kindness. His actions are based on his contact with Christians. The power that flowed through these simple people, people of less status and intelligence that he and his elite, changed him forever. This is how we should be. The light of Jesus should shine in us so brightly that any who come in contact with us also come in contact with the Almighty. This story sums it all up, the choice, the change, the challenge, and the sometimes chilling end.

David Brollier

Don't forget to visit Rob and Karina's site at:

FabianSpace

Purchase Leaps of Faith at
The Writer's Cafe Press.

and at Amazon

Check out the YouTubeVideo.
And the Leaps of Faith website

Check out these other member blogs this week for more
info.
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.


Friday, November 07, 2008

LEAPS OF FAITH, compiled by Rob & 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.
Friday. The Convert, by Susanne Marie Knight, is an interesting tale about an indigenous alien who wishes to marry a human colonist to his planet. In this tale a priest must decide if he has the right under God to marry this alien to a human. He goes through a lot of psychological struggle, but when he hears the story from the alien, he begins to look at the situation with his heart. Also included in this story is how abusive we can be, simply because we don't understand, or do not seem to have the capacity to understand things that do not fit into our little spectrum of understanding. A wonderful story that is beautifully told.

David Brollier

Don't forget to visit Rob and Karina's site at:

FabianSpace

Purchase Leaps of Faith at
The Writer's Cafe Press.

and at Amazon

Check out the YouTubeVideo.
And the Leaps of Faith website

Check out these other member blogs this week for more
info.
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.


Thursday, November 06, 2008

LEAPS OF FAITH, compiled by Rob & 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.
Thursday God's Gift, by Greg Beatty, is about a man who must lose his life to find it. It is about how time travel can only work if you are willing to die, for then and only then can you live. Greg has two stories in this anthology and there's a reason for it. He has a way of making things come to life in his story. As a mystery writer I also enjoy the twists and turns he puts in his story. You never quite know how things are going to work out. Suffice it to say God's Gift is about commercializing faster than light travel (FTL). Things seem to be going along fine until the scientist in charge runs into some very major bugs. When he brings it up to his financial backer, he's given the choice, get it right or be the first one on the next ship out. What happens after that you'll have to read for your self. I have a more comprehensive, but just as evasive, post on my personal blog. You've probably already read it if you've been following the tag rules, to seek out where the new post is. If you haven't, then look again. It's there, as are a number of other great posts.

David Brollier

Don't forget to visit Rob and Karina's site at:

FabianSpace

Purchase Leaps of Faith at
The Writer's Cafe Press.

and at Amazon

Check out the YouTubeVideo.
And the Leaps of Faith website

Check out these other member blogs this week for more
info.
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.


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