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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.

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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

Thursday, September 10, 2009

MOHAMED'S MOON, by Keith Clemons

Thursday - One of the more realistic characters, and more powerful, if not flawed, is Matthew Mulberry. We meet him in California with Layla. Both are Christian and it seems they are a mere breath away from being engaged. Something has been nagging at Layla about Matthew. He looks so much like someone she knew that she doubts his truthfulness. While Matthew has many flaws it would seem that lying about something like who he was just is so out of character that Layla should have believed him. Making matters worse is when Matthew's soccer team plays against another team and one of their players is almost an identical copy of Matthew. This leads her into all kinds of directions, leaving both men feeling like they are walking on unsteady ground.

While we may not have a twin out there we most certainly should be honest about who we are, and people should accept, without reservation, who we say we are. No relationship can be built on a foundation without trust. If anything, Layla shows that she did not have that quality to build a lasting foundation with Matthew. She further goes on to undermine her own attempts at honesty with Mohamed. We should learn from this. We should learn to be who we are and accept the mistakes others make. In other words it took both Layla and Matthew to erode their relationship, just as it took both Layla and Mohamed to damage the relationship they had.

Jesus claims to be God, to be the embodiment of God's mercy for our salvation, the very Lamb of God, and much more. Are we going to accept His claims or question them? I want you to think carefully about what I am saying. It is one thing to question whether or not what we are being taught is true or not, and quite another to question what Jesus says about Himself to our hearts. Once He has spoken personally to our hearts then the one with the power to break or erode our relationship with Him is us. We aren't talking dos and don'ts here. We are talking believing or doubting God at His Word. Look at the pain Layla's doubt brought into the story. This is the kind of pain we can bring into our lives by our disbelief, our doubts and lack of faith. So let us consider carefully what we hear in our hearts before we dismiss them out of hand.

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Martha A. said...

I really enjoyed this book! It was a great story.

David said...

I'd have to agree with you Martha, it was a great story. I only wish I were able to write something like that. I do have a story about end time Middle East conflict, but I don't feel as though I'm up to the task. I'll need the expertise of people like Keith to get it off the ground. God bless.

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