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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, February 05, 2009

VENGEANCE, by Donna Dawson


Thursday - Three kinds of people. On board The Cormorant, as in real life, there will always be 3 kinds of people. Simply put they are the evil, the good and the bystanders. The evil, are like everyone else, but feel they have some kind of right to inflict pain upon others, whether it be stealing a piece of jewelry or taking a life, whether it is speaking a "little white lie" to creating a complete conspiracy to cover up other evil plans. All are evil. The good, are those who are only good because God has called them so, because they have accepted His mercy. They try to live better lives, but since a single sin cannot enter Heaven, without God's mercy they would be as bad off as those we call evil. Then there are the bystanders. This group, also really just another group of those we call evil, are so self-centered that they become apathetic. As long as they aren't the ones dying on the ship it has nothing to do with them. As long as junk happens to other people, so what? As long as it doesn't happen to them. They may come over to the railings and peer out into the blackness of the sea, or onto the deck to get some story, but they don't want to get involved. Getting involved means getting hurt, and they did not pay good money to get hurt.

You see this most clearly when the dead bodies are airlifted from the ship. The people watch for a bit, and then go back to their lives as if nothing had happened. Placing myself on that ship I'd find myself in trying to figure out if there was a way I could help. No I'm not an FBI agent, but maybe by doing something, anything, he could find his job easier. I can't stand on the sidelines. I can't just be a bystander. It's not in my nature, nor should it be for anyone who is born of God.

How can I make such a statement? It's quite simple really. I know that I have talents and abilities, but I also know that they do not extend to the kind of investigation the FBI would do. I do know that if I get ice and water, towels, run different errands, I will be able to free these agents up to do what they are called upon to do. I must do this because since I became a child of God everyone matters, even those we would call evil. Jesus told us to love our enemies, to bless those who persecute us, as well as to love each other, which is a far broader command. Since I am a child of God because of Jesus, by His blood, I simply cannot sit back and watch the world slip off into the Lake of Fire. I must do something. It may be preaching. It may be getting ice or water for someone. It may be buying food for those less fortunate. It may even be participating in a blog that proclaims His Gospel. Whatever I can do, I must do that because of what He has done for me and in me. You see, He changed me. Jesus changed the way I think, the way I hear, the way I see. So when you're reading VENGEANCE, by Donna Dawson, ask yourself, "Who do I most identify with?" If you don't like the answer there are people here who can help you with that. People who love God and can show you that all you need to do is call upon the name of the Lord, and mean it of course, and He will bring you into His family. We can help you walk through those steps. After that, the Lord is the Special Agent in Charge. You listen to Him, not man, although keep your ears open to those who are speaking for Him. - David Brollier

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:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

or Target



Click on her picture to go to her blog.

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