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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

Saturday, May 09, 2009

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


Saturday - This has been a hard book to write seven reviews for, not because it is shallow or lacking in any way, but because one wonders exactly what to write about. It is so filled with many wonderful things that I find myself at a loss. To get some of her own words on the matter Jenny Cote has several videos on her page which you can browse through and gain a more personal touch from the author. You can also hear an online interview with Jenny Cote at Blogtalk Radio

Since reading this story I've had a chance to go over the Noah story once again, specifically as it relates to us. In Matthew 24:37 Jesus says, "But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. " So understanding the story of Noah is important. Notice that God didn't say that on such and such a date He was going to destroy the earth. He did, however give Noah commandments to ensure the safety of his family and the creatures of the earth. In the same way Jesus didn't give the disciples a date when He would return. He did give them certain commandments. Next, notice the condition of society during the time God brought the Flood upon the earth. We are becoming that same kind of society. This is not some political giant the Christians need to fight, but a sign of where we are in history. It is also a kind of report card on how we, as a church, have been negligent in keeping these commands. Of course there are going to be people who will hear the Gospel and refuse it, but how many people out there, even in America, have really head the Gospel? Because of the laziness on the part of the people of God (including me) society continues to slip morally on its express route to Hell. We still have the chance to be effective for our Lord. We can still warn these people, or show them how much God loves them. We can repent and allow the light of God to shine through us. We should take this warning seriously. For just as with Noah, when he, his family and the animals were in the ark, it was God who closed the door. Today that ark is Jesus. We are commission to be as Noah, to preach to those around us, if not by word, then by action. For the time is coming soon when God will close the door to this ark of safety. No more will we be able to reach out to the lost. I wonder at times like this will Christ say to me, "Sorry, I never knew you" because I have not fulfilled the commandment of love He has given me? Will I be like Noah's neighbors who knew the words of Noah, but never entered the ark? Paul tells us to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. Are you leading people to the ark of safety, who is Jesus Christ? Are you in the ark yourself? Can you, like Maximillian Braveheart the Bruce, overcome your fears and follow "the Voice" and be obedient even in times of trial? For this is where we see it all coming together. Max, Liz, Al, Kate and all the rest exhibited different qualities, which, interestingly enough, helped each other. And they managed to stay the course, no matter how hard it seemed. In the end they were rewarded for their tasks, but it should be noted that the completion of these tasks was in itself a reward. So when that over-bearing co-working starts in on you, saying things that no one should say, perhaps the best way to handle it would be to remember that if they don't get in God's ark they will be lost, not how hurt you feel. In thinking through like that you can love them as Jesus loves them. If they refuse this love, then their punishment is upon their own heads. Think, however, of the joy you will share with them if they should respond and receive the mercy of God offered them through Christ Jesus. "Behold I set before you this day death and life. Choose life."

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

2 comments:

christian magazine said...

great book... there are a lot of books that you can go out for the same subject...

David said...

There are a lot of cat books, and some dog books. There are plenty of people who have written about the Great Flood, but The Ark, the Reed, and the Firecloud is the only book I've read that tells the story from the animal's point of view. And I have never seen such imagination in telling this story. Jenny is an artform all by herself.

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