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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

Sunday, March 01, 2009

ERETZEL, by Willam McGrath


CFRB welcomes you once again to their site for this month's Tag Team Tour. This month we tour ERETZEL, by William McGrath. A tag team tour means that something will be posted every day during the week of March 1st, but it's up to you to find those posts. To help you out we've listed a number of button links at the bottom of this post to help get you around. You may get to a site early and find them posting on something else, which is fine. Take a look around. You might just like what you see. You may even find that more than one site is posting on some days. If you're real lucky you'll stumble across both a review and an interview. The idea is to get you to do the searching. You'll be glad you did.

ERETZEL, by William McGrath - The New Unicorn Empire. One of the truly weird things about McGrath's series is his ability to tell an end times story as if it happened already, like way back when technology was in its infancy. If you focus on that, however, you lose the joy of the story. If you just accept it for what it is, a story, you will be enriched.

Here we have Antiochus setting up his empire. Having disposed of Anak, he takes over the castle at Logres and becomes the emperor of the Unicorn Empire. The scene here is that of Antiochus going down to the stables where the former king's unicorn is being held. It, however, will let no man ride it. Antiochus' focus on the animal is crucial. The people must accept him as the true leader, and to do so they must see him riding this unicorn. Weeks have passed and all the trainsers he has brought in have been unable to tame the beast. So Antiochus uses a demonic incantation instead. This does a few things. The brilliant white coat of the unicorn turns a pale, deathly greenish color, the tip of the horn breaks off, it's eyes become black as coal, and it let's Antiochus, and any other he commands, ride upon it's back. You can almost imagine yourself being there and witnessing this happen, which is the mark of a good writer.

There is more, however. The similarities between the need for a certain beast to ride upon here and when Jesus entered Jerusalem a week before His death are not coincidental. Nor do I think the change of color is coincidental that the unicorn turned the same color of the pale horse mentioned in Revelation. What we are seeing in ERETZEL is a man coming upon the political scene, claiming to be something more than he is, and using prophesies to prove what he is saying is true. There is a warning here, my friends, one that must not be taken too lightly. We are told by Jesus Himself that many will come in the last days claiming to be the Christ. He also tells us there will be such deception that many will fall away from the truth. The apostle Paul also states this as do others. In these days we must be careful about those who claim to be able to deliver "peace" to the earth. We must be very careful about those who claim to be of God. In order to do this we must study the Bible and know what it says. Only then can we be protected in His armor against the lies of the enemy and not fall away. For more on this read Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21 and John 16.



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