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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, July 08, 2009

CFRB Tours Stephanie Reed


Wednesday. Rev. John Rankin, Johnny's father, obviously, is another key figure in THE LIGHT ACROSS THE RIVER. You can actually visit and tour the old Rankin house which sat on a hill overlooking the Ohio River and Kentucky to the south. This is where the book gets its name. The Rankins kept a light burning for slaves to make their way to the safety of their home. It was only a small light, but in the darkness of night it was a true beacon of freedom. In Stephanie Reed's previous book, ACROSS THE WIDE RIVER, we learn a lot about Rev. John Rankin. Seems he kept moving away from the problem of slaver until the Lord made him stop. At least that's how it seems to me. From Tennessee to Kentucky and finally making their home in Ripley, Ohio, Rev. Rankin finally set up his home as a lighthouse of sorts, a shelter from slave catchers and the first stop for slaves on their way to freedom in Canada. He'd move his family from one slave state to another until finally he could run no longer. Now in Ohio, a free state bordering Kansas, Rev. Rankin took up what he considered a divine calling; be a beacon of light to them who seek freedom from slavery. He had to stop running. He had to take his stand.

Each of us deal with the political situations differently, but in the end we find we can run no longer away from the evils of society. We must make a stand for Jesus. If we do not, then many people will be lost. We may be part of a victorious army, but if we don't make a stand as victorious warriors, others will suffer. Jesus made His stand for us at Calvary, where He shed His blood for us, that we might find our way to Him, and in Him eternal life, love, hope, joy and peace. He leaves this task up to us, that we might be the light of the world, shedding abroad His light wherever we go, taking a stand in Him against the evils that surround us so that others may find their way to Him, and in Him, safety and freedom at last. Or we can hide our light and let those in darkness stumble around until they come to an ultimate and eternal death. What are you doing? Have you finally found, like Rev. Rankin, you can no longer keep running, but must take your stand against evil, or are you still running and hiding? The thing about running and hiding is you really have to question your freedom. Free people don't need to run and hide. Free people stand firm on the land that is theirs. Free people will die to defend what is theirs. Free people do not lose their freedom in such situations, but find the full expression of freedom in those times. We are willing to die because Someone first died for us.


Be sure to check out Stephanie's site here.









You can purchase LIGHT ACROSS THE RIVER AT:

Christian Books

Amazon

Target

And Yahoo.


Check out these other member blogs this week for more info.


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