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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

Friday, February 06, 2009

VENGEANCE, by Donna Dawson


Friday - Betrayal. VENGEANCE is also a story about betrayal. It is, after all, the greatest motivator for vengeance. When someone feels betrayed, they normally feel they have the right to take revenge. Here we have a story about people who were not merely betrayed, but betrayed by the very country they fought for, served or held in high esteem. As I pointed out in an earlier post we are talking about men from the Vietnam War era who were deeply hurt by things the government did, or at least certain authorities within that government. It's not as though the President or Congress or the Senate did anything to them, but neither did they do anything to stop it. I'm really not sure these politicians knew what was going on. The military officials, however, did know. The truth of this came out in bits and drabs during the 1970s. So many young men gave their lives, were seriously wounded or carried emotional scars for things the military subjected them to. These brave young men truly believed they were acting in the best interest of their country. They willfully put their lives on the line for our freedom, only to find out they had been betrayed. What is the greatest betrayal? To not acknowledge all they had done, to treat them as commoners or worse when they came home. I've seen movie clips of the parades that were thrown for the military men and women when they returned at the end of World War II. No such celebration awaited these brave soldiers. They returned to find no one waiting for them, their benefits cut, their names spoken with disdain. How those men and women must have longed for revenge. How they must have wished they could get back at a people who had turned their backs on them when they had given so much for them. I truly hope and pray that when our people return from Iraq and other war zones we will throw them one very huge party, a parade that will start on the streets of Manhattan and walk all the way across the US until they get to San Diego, California. A celebration that every state in this union will heartily join in, welcoming back those who have taken the fight of terrorism to the terrorist against all odds that we might live safely.

Yet while vengeance may seem logical where betray is present, we must always remember that if we take revenge, then we commit the greater betrayal, for we not only betray those who have betrayed us, but we betray ourselves and our loved ones. That is why Scripture says, "Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord." (Rom. 12:19) It is out of grace and mercy that God is also a God of vengeance, for He alone will administer it justly and bring healing to the land. - 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.

2 comments:

authordonna said...

How on earth do you pick these things out David? You've hit the nail on the head every day this week and I am learning from what you are learning about Vengeance and God's plan. Thank you and blessings.

David said...

The answer to that question is easy. God brings them to my mind. I'm really not as smart as all that, but I look for God everywhere and He has been pleased to allow me to see what He is saying in some of the most interesting places. So all the praise and honor and glory goes to my Lord.

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