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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

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

IF ONLY YOU KNEW, by Mags Storey

Wednesday - The 2nd boy in Jo's life is Kevin. Remember that pickup that Jo was hiding behind because she couldn't get around the fight between Traci and Sam? Yeah, well, that was Kevin's truck. He would have driven off leaving her without any cover at all except he ran over something and stopped to see what it was. It could have been Jo, but it wasn't. They get to talking and Jo is totally taking in by this really handsome guy. He even invites her to meet him to a little music session on the boardwalk that night. She's ecstatic.

Of course Kevin has his problems. He's a bonafide Christian who wants to be used by God the same way Nate is. (We'll talk about him in another post) Kevin, however, has these ghosts that haunt him. He's never on time, always skipping out, generally he seems pretty unreliable. But Jo still likes him, when she's with Sam. When she's with Kevin she thinks about Sam. Weird? Yeah, but I guess we're all weird that way. You know always wanting what we don't have. Then if we manage to get what we had longed for we start wondering if we really had it better with what we had before.

Sam and Kevin present two different challenges to Jo, but in the final analysis it's not either of them that gives Jo a problem. The problem is Jo. Let's break this down. Life is going to throw good stuff at you and then it's going to throw bad stuff at you. You'll probably think you're getting hit with more bad stuff than good stuff, but that's our problem, not reality. In that way we are just like Jo. If I were to ask you to take out a piece of paper and draw a line down the middle, label one side "Blessings" and the other "Curses" I'm fairly sure we'd fill up the "Curses" side before we were even halfway into the "Blessings". Now why is that? It's because society has trained us to think in ways that are in opposition to the way God thinks.

If we start out by praising God, looking at the good things, and claiming good even when we are in bad situations, then we begin to see that God is right there with us. Things really are great and we don't have to pretend they are. The bad stuff kind of fades into the background and disappears. This is the way we are supposed to think, the way we are supposed to live. Jesus is the Light of the world. He is the Word of God. He is the One who gave His life so that we might become children of God. Now isn't that something to be thankful for? Isn't that a reason to praise God. And the more we praise God the more reasons we find to praise Him, because He is just that great. The world does not know Him, and they struggle through life as if they can hardly wait to die. Some people even help that part along a bit. Isn't that tragic? Don't be like Jo, being with one guy and wishing you were with the other. Realize that Jesus died for YOU, and begin to praise Him for all He has done for you. You are with Him and have no reason to even think about going back to the way things used to be...unless you like swimming in vomit.

I know this is an oddball review, but you know me, I'm one of those people who make the verse, "Ye are a peculiar people" really come to life. God bless all of you. Now read this book.

Don't forget to visit Mags' site. I visited it and although I'm not big fan of the romance genre, she has a really great site and talks about some really interesting things. She doesn't preach at anyone...except maybe herself. You'll find her site HERE

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