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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

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

THE ARK, THE REED, AND THE FIRECLOUD, by Jenny Cote


Wednesday - THE ARK, THE REED, AND THE FIRECLOUD, by Jenny Cote is a remarkable journey into the past. Using amazing story skills she tells the story as seen through the eyes of some very colorful and interesting animals. In doing so she asks, and provides answers for, some very interesting questions. For instance, how did some of these animals make the long journey, some of them across large bodies of water? How did arctic and antarctic animals adjust to the change of climate? How did God provide for all these animals from different climates? Now, the answers she provides may not be accurate, but they are thought provoking. In a very real sense she mingles fantasy with reality, although she is careful to let the reader know about some of the more fantastic things and that these are simply her artistic interpretations.

One question that comes to mind, however fantastic these events may seem, is this, just how did God provide for the many and varied needs of Noah, his family, and all these diverse animals? Whether it was done as she has written isn't the point, and I think she would agree with me on this. The point is that God will provide a way. This is something that I think we tend to forget in our day to day lives. As Christians we need to remember that it is God who provides. He is called "Jehovah Jireh" which means "the Lord provides". And yet when we face difficulties, especially in the area of finances, we are often tempted to worry and fret. It is surprising that we are touring this book at a time when the financial structure of the U.S. seems to be teetering on the brink of collapse. Christians are running in all sorts of directions trying to figure out how they can make ends meet. Have we forgotten so quickly the words of Jesus? "No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon. Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Matthew 6:24-24)

Like Noah, we are not of this world, even though we live in it. Just as God provided for Noah during the days of wrath upon the earth, He will still provide for those who place their hope and trust in Him today. As it says in Hebrews 13:8, "Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." We who have come to Jesus and have accepted Him as our Lord and Savior have come to God's Ark of Safety. Now we must trust in that ark, enter in, and believe that whatever we have need of God is more than able to meet those needs. Yet let us purge ourselves of sin through repentence that God may shower His grace upon us. While the world may struggle to find food, clothing and shelter, these things and more God gives freely to those of His household. Do not put your faith in the world system, for it will fail you. Instead, put your faith in God, for He will never fail you.

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

Amazon

ChristianBook.Com

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