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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

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

VENGEANCE, by Donna Dawson

Wednesday - In the initial chapters of her book Donna Dawson sets the stage for things to come. In one instance she takes us back in time where a young boy watches hopelessly as his father slowly withers away and dies. I should mention at this point, that VENGEANCE isn't a book for the faint of heart, and parents might want to think twice about young children reading it. It's not that the author over does the violence, but that when she does talk about certain things she gets very descriptive. We don't want your kids waking you up in the middle of the night with nightmares.

On the other hand, that's exactly what a thriller is supposed to do, bring you to the edge of your seat, make sweat bead up on your forehead, or chills race up and down your spine. Donna Dawson does this in a fabulous manner. Getting back to the young boy watching his father die, however, she begins to plant seeds needed later on in the story. There's a political statement made here that is just as strong as the spiritual statements made. Our military personnel in Vietnam went there, for the most part, out of a deep-seeded feeling of pride in our country. But our country, or at least certain people in authority, used this war to further their own private goals and line their own pockets. The same is true in Iraq. I happen to know some of the people who are probably over there. I worked with them and know how deeply they feel about this country. I also know that they are growing skeptical about some of the things they have been told. Vietnam taught them that. Recent elections taught them that. Anyone who has seen the movie "The Rock" watched a story about a commander trying to set the record straight.

That's what VENGEANCE is about too, setting the record straight. The trouble is that we can't do it. We are as guilty as the one we might want to point our fingers at. In order to set the record straight someone who is beyond reproach had to do it, someone who wasn't guilty of all the things or any of the things that we are. Jesus came down from Heaven and lived a pure and holy life as a man, then when it was according to His Father's will, He offered Himself up as a sacrifice for our sin. We don't want to think about that in terms of vengeance, because it takes our power to get back at others away. It even teaches us to forgive those who have wronged us. That's a bitter pill to swallow sometimes. Still, if we are going to set the record straight, then we must let God be the judge and let Him enact vengeance according to His own righteousness and mercy and compassion. Does this mean that everyone will, in the end, make it to Heaven? No, because the price to enter that place is far to high. What it does mean is that God's will is that all of us would repent of our sins and accept His mercy so we could spend our eternity with Him. God's will is that no one would perish. Vengeance in God's hands, is sometimes a way to forgiveness. "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." (2Pe 3:9) May God forgive us for thinking that God might not keep His promises, and that we might wish harm on anyone.

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.


authordonna said...

Awesome review David. Many thanks. May God bless you as you move forward in your writing ministry.

David said...

Same to you Donna. Seems like the Holy Spirit has given you a great start.

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