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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:
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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

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

MOHAMED'S MOON, by Keith Clemos

Tuesday - Mohamed has been trained to fight for Islam, but not to walk into market places with explosives strapped to his chest. Because of his intellect and physical abilities he has been trained to infiltrate certain American social circles and be the conduit of an insidious strike against our nation. As such he is not only trained as a Muslim and in the cultures of Egypt, home of his birth, but in the ways of America. In doing so he faces himself in a very strange way. While still clinging to the need to eradicate the Infidels, as we are called, he comes to view open dialog and conscious change to their ways over violence. This puts him at odds with those over him. One aspect that drives him more and more in this direction is the "chance" meeting of a childhood friend. Her ways are kind and gentle and he does not wish to see her killed or even to see the killing that is to come. He sees himself as sort of her protector, if he cannot be more to her.

I think this is a beautiful way to show that people are people. All too often we oppose those of Arab nationalities, especially if they are also Muslims. Clemons is careful to portray Muslims as real people, not just terrorists. First there was Mohamed's father, Khalaf, who died not so much for Islam as he did to take care of his family. Now with Mohamed we see a person who wishes no grievous harm to anyone, and can even back this up with passages from the Qur'an. Like Americans we cannot say that all Islams are bad. We need to respect the fact that people have their own backgrounds, and that out of this they formulate certain opinions about the world around them. Whether they are right or wrong is beside the point.

I have met Americans who hate other Americans because of skin color, because of race, because of religious preferences, and even sexual preferences. Each of these has, in their minds, a reason to hate the other, but what does Jesus say? "Love your neighbor as yourself" and "Love your enemies". I think we have forgotten the power of love, how it can change a life, a culture, a people, a nation, even a world, if we will only give God the chance to love them as He loves us. I personally love this story for portraying people as they are, imperfect, unholy, unrighteous, people. People who make themselves enemies with each other because they are at war with themselves. And right there in the middle of all this unholy warfare the love of God shines through and changes lives. He makes the inner wars to cease and from there prejudices begin to fall away like stones. God wants all of us to receive the benefit of His love and come to Him. I can write more but I feel I am already giving away too much of the story. I want you to enjoy it yourself, for you most certainly will enjoy this book as you have enjoyed few others. This book has something I wish I could say about all Christian writing, it stays with you. I can't give a much better recommendation than that.

For more information on KeithClemons and his writings go HERE

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