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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, May 07, 2009

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


Thursday - One of the other really interesting aspects of this story is the story of Liz. This sleek, black feline exudes both femininity and intellectualism. She has to investigate things she doesn't understand and come up with a logical explanation for these things. This really sounds like a cat, doesn't it? It also sounds like a lot of people, especially in today's society. God is offering to anyone who will come to Him and call upon Him the full and complete pardon for all sin through His Son Jesus. This is better than learning you won a giant sweepstakes or something. Unlike people who spend there money on little cards that aren't worth the paper they are printed on and hope that they win at least something, God's gift is a promise. In fact, not only is it a promise, but it is an unbreakable promise that God makes with us because of the righteousness of Jesus Christ. Yet, people seem to want to spend their money in hopes of winning a couple of thousand dollars, maybe more, rather than putting their trust in the sure thing with God.

OK, now that I've run down that rabbit track, let's see how it relates to Liz. In this book Liz runs into so many situations and faces so many manifestations that she realizes that no amount of her own knowledge can neatly fit things together. Slowly she begins to learn the value of faith in the Creator. As she does Liz finds that her knowledge, now blessed with faith, has become unshakable. To me this is one of the back stories that make this book more than just a kid's book, more than just an interesting retelling of a story from the Bible. It asks the question of those claiming to be wise, "How can you understand without faith?" The answer is you cannot. And yet Liz is faced with so much proof that she cannot classify she ends up leaning more and more towards this elusive thing called faith. Once she scoffed at people (animals) who trusted solely on faith. In the end she understands the power, the magnitude, the reality of faith. This sets this book apart from other works. The journey to and on the ark is one built upon faith. Liz knows that now. The question is, "Do 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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