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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

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

VENGEANCE, by Donna Dawson

Tuesday - A long distance romance. Woven throughout this incredible thriller is a romance, but don't expect to see Harlequin pounding down Donna Dawson's door to get the rights to publish it. Unlike those steam romances the underscore everything that is wrong in relationships, the romance here is pure, wholesome, respectable, and at the moment, long distance. Sure Special Agent James Benedict tried to get Dr. Julie Holden to come with him, but she wouldn't have it. As much as she wanted to be with him she realized that it wouldn't look right. When was the last time you heard of a couple not doing something because it wouldn't look right, not because it was really wrong? That's the beauty of this romance. It truly is wholesome. Then of course there is the case she is working on, which she couldn't do very well if she left. So she has two very valid reasons for not going, and one great desire to go, which she denies herself.

Now, I don't think she intended this, although I will ask her, but this is a lot like our relationship with Jesus. It seems like a long way between where we are and where He is in Heaven. Yet His love for us is so strong that it bridges that great chasm and we find He is right there with us. Daily Agent Benedict and Dr. Holding phone each other, talk about the cases they are working on, but more importantly, they talk about themselves as a couple. We should daily take time out to put in a call to our great Love, tell Him about our day, our problems, our victories, and of our love for Him. This is a very special time of prayer. While Scripture teaches us to pray without ceasing, it also teaches us of having a special time with God on a regular basis. We don't have to pick up the phone. We don't have to write an email. We only have to focus our thoughts and hearts upon Jesus and let our heart speak to Him. When we do this we find that His heart speaks to us, strengthens and encourages us. While it is true it may be many years before we actually see our Lord, we know that one day we will see Him. I like the way the apostle John put it, "Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is. " ( 1st John 3:2). Imagine seeing Jesus after all these years of trusting Him. Imagine seeing Him in all His splendor and glory. Now that's a homecoming I want to be part of. In 1st Cor. 13:12 the apostle Paul says something more, "For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." We are going to know Jesus just as well as He knows us. What joy! What a blessed hope and assurance.

No I guess Donna didn't mean for this to come out, but there it is. The beauty of two who truly love one another and the great promises that love holds for them, even though they are apart. We have this in Christ. May we ever live for Him, for He is our One True Love. If we lose focus on Him, we will begin to lose focus on everything that is important. We will find ourselves in situations that we cannot bear. But if we keep our minds focused on Him, as we should if we really love Him, then no matter what life throws our way, He will be there to give us the strength to endure. Why? Because He loves us. Together we make up one body, His Bride, and He will do everything He can to ensure she is kept safe, clean and holy unto Him. - David Brollier

After reading a lot of fantasy and science fiction of late it felt good to get back to the mystery/suspense genre, especially when it was done so well. Check out the following CFRB places. Chances are you'll find out more than I'm giving you here. This is a "Tag Team Tour". For you new visitors to CFRB that means you just got tagged. It's up you you to hunt through the following links and find out who has posted for today. Even if you end up on someone's site who hasn't posted for today, I'm sure you'll enjoy the visit. And yes, there will be a new post somewhere every day among one of those listed, sometimes you may even find two posts.

Now that you have all those links, some of which may not have current information, but you'll enjoy them just the same, it's time to get out some important information.

First I bet you'd like to visit Donna's site. You can find that HERE

To purchase her book you can go to:


Barnes & Noble

or Target

Click on her picture to go to her blog.


Laura Davis said...

Wow! David, what a great analogy!

David said...

Thank you Laura. This was truly one of those posts where the Lord had a lot of input. I thank God that He has given me eyes to see Him in the most unusual of places. Because of this I can read almost anything and see the Gospel of Jesus being taught, if only people would also recognize this. The problem is that the eyes of those in this world have been blinded by the enemy. It is up to us to pray that those eyes be opened, and that they can see in us the Love that awaits them in Jesus Christ.

authordonna said...

Man! I feel as though I was merely a set of fingers on a keyboard and God just typed up that novel through me. There are so many nuances that I never planned that reviewers are seeing. It appears that the potter used the clay fully with a vengeance (no pun intended)

David said...

I love it when that happens. To me it's the ultimate rush for a writer, to sit back and watch God put together the story He wanted on the back of something you thought you had cleverly come up with.

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