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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.

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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

Monday, January 05, 2009

SEABIRD, by Sherry Thompson

Monday: Somewhere around here you'll find someone posting about SEABIRD, by Sherry Thompson. All I want to do is give a little blurb to get you going, to whet your appetite as they say.

Beginnings. There are all kinds of beginnings, and for people trying to understand the Bible without the working of the Holy Spirit in them, this can be a fatal flaw. For the Bible, "In the beginning" does not mean the beginning of all things, or the beginning of God (as some has suggested). Instead it means the beginning of the history of our world as it pertains to us, to human life. Likewise in SEABIRD there are several beginnings that you could use, but only a couple that will actually help you understand the story. For instance, it is the beginning of a tale of evil that will be crushed and it is the beginning of the adventure one girl finds herself in to fight against that evil. It is not the beginning of Alphesis, or the seabirds, or the Elder Ones or the Young Ones. It's not the beginning of enchantments or evil. It is, however, the beginning of an outpouring of grace and mercy onto a sinful situation. When you read SEABIRD in this light then you find there is much more to be learned. So grab the Bible, grab SEABIRD and begin your own journey into the dark places where Jesus sheds His light, shatters the strongholds of the enemy, and reaches into the hearts of those who love Him and changes them forever. This may well be a beginning for you, although you would not have guessed it. So listen carefully to the voice of the Lord as you read. You will not come out the same.

We're at it again. That's right, "Tag, you're it". Those posting reviews are listed below, although in no special order. Plus, there are other team members who will be posting just the basics, which I'm sure you'll find intriguing as well. So hunt around and enjoy the journey. Like Cara you may not think you are special or anything, but you really are. You may find yourself on one of these sites.

Now a little about Sherry Thompson:

I was born in Baltimore MD in 1946. Between then and my fifth year, my family moved to New-Port-News VA, Homeville PA and finally to Marshallton, Wilmington DE. I've lived somewhere in New Castle County DE ever since.

I attended the University of Delaware and received a BAAS cum laude from their School of Education in 1969. My major was Interdepartmental History but I earned sufficient credits to secure unofficial minors in both English and Educational Psychology.

During the last three years of my time as an undergraduate, I also worked about 20 hours a week at the University of Delaware Library. I was accepted into the university's psychology graduate program, but chose to accept a fulltime position at the UD library instead.

I worked at the library from the spring of 1965 to the spring of 2000, when I retired from my position as Supervisor of the Interlibrary Loan unit within Access Services. Now, I write. And, revise, and volunteer, and … oh, yes, I write.

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

Visit Sherry's Scribblings

her Author Profile at Red Room,

and her Home Page.

Purchase Seabird at Books a Million, Barnes and Noble or Amazon.


UtM, SherryT said...

You're right that the characters in "Seabird" witness several beginnings. The Prologue shows the beginning of the "First Tumult" when someone frees three long-imprisoned sorcerers. It also shows how a follower of Alphesis begins an even deeper relationship with Him, by following his mysterious command.

At the start of Chapter One, Cara, the main character is at the beginning of her vacation. By the end of the same chapter, she is beginning a completely unforeseen and nearly unbelievable adventure.

All through "Seabird", readers and characters come upon new parts of Narenta & its peoples.

Simultaneously, new hints about Alphesis, his followers & his ancient foes crop up during conversations. Or, they are suggested via traditions, ancient artifacts and ruins.

"Seabird" shows just the beginning of Cara's life in many respects.

As the series title suggests, more tumults are to come, so Seabird's last page is itself just a beginning.


David said...

This is actually a Biblical theme as well. Scripture says, "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 3:22,23) There is the saying that the past is behind us, forgotten and forgiven. The future awaits us and there is nothing we can do but prepare for it. The only real time that matters is Today. It is a gift from God. That is why we call it the present. While we are aware of only one present at a time, each "present", each day is a new beginning for each of us. It is a time of God's mercy where we can repent and put aside all the past sins and start as though we had never sinned. This is one of the beautiful things about God's love. May we not take advantage of it, because He is also a holy and righteous God.

David Brollier

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