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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

Sunday, May 03, 2009

The Ark, the Reed, and the Firecloud, by Jenny Cote

Sunday - This month CFRB is touring a super-amazing book. Now, most of us who have any kind of church background have heard the story of Noah and the Flood, but I can assure you that you haven't heard it told this way. You see, instead of laying out the chronological events and following Noah and his family, Jenny Cote thought it would be interesting to follow the animals. She was right. This is the first of "The Amazing Tales of Max and Liz". We meet Max, a Scottish Terrier, right at the beginning. What follows is truly an amazing tale filled with wit and charm. How do all these animals get to the ark? What were they like and how did they interact with one another? are just a couple of the questions that she answers, making the story come alive. She does follow Noah and his family, and while this seems almost an intrusion on the story at first it becomes a necessary component. If people are going to tell Bible stories Jenny Cote can show them how to do it with a little imagination and artistic license and yet be true to the Word of God. There's a lot more that I could say, but you'll find most of that on the CFRB website this week as well as a number of the CFRB member pages. So grab yourself a copy and enjoy it. Word of caution. This is written for kids, so if you aren't a kid at heart you aren't going to enjoy it. If, however, you have allowed that child in you to remain active, this book is for you, no matter what your age.

Another thing I should mention is that THE ARK, THE REED, AND THE FIRECLOUD is being made into an animated movie. In my opinion it's about time Christians have more respectable movies and animations. Personally Veggie Tales just doesn't do it for me, and don't get me started on Bibleman. If done properly this would have the look of a professional animated movie that would appeal to children of all ages.

The following CFRB members will be posting reviews and/or interviews this week. We're gonna be sneaky though and not tell you who is posting when. So you'll just have to click on each of the buttons throughout the week and find out for yourselves. It's what we call a Tag Team Tour. In this way you will be able to discover new and exciting blogs even if they haven't put up their post for THE ARK, THE REED, AND THE FIRECLOUD yet.

Visit Jenny's site to learn more at JennyCote.Com

You can purchase this book at:

Jenny's Store



WAIT!!! Don't stop reading. I will personally be checking out the comments left on the above CFRB blogs and this blog. Whoever I determine to have put the most thought into their reply and communicated their feelings best will receive a copy of WHEN THE SOUL MENDS, by Cindy Woodsmall. Cindy is one of a number of Christian authors who bring real life situations into there book against the Amish backdrop. So if you are looking for a really great Christian book you have the opportunity to win one by carefully reading the posts on all the sites above and writing what I determine to be the best comment. Please leave contact information so I can let you know who won. Take care and God bless you all. - David Brollier

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