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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, December 12, 2009

THE CAT THAT MADE NOTHING SOMETHING AGAIN, by James Maxon



Saturday - We end with a beginning. As storytellers we generally like to start at the beginning and work our way to the end. In fact, my advice to writers is that they do just that and keep writing until they get there. This advice may not have worked for James Maxon in THE CAT THAT MADE NOTHING SOMETHING AGAIN. Yes, we start out with a kind of beginning, a difficulty that must be overcome. Yet, at the end, or what some would call the end, of this novel we are really only just embarking on the beginning. I suppose this is true in many cases. Our lives our like many stories linked together, end to end. The one difference with this book is that you really are getting to the beginning when you get to the end.

Let me see if I can make this clear. Throughout the story we are dealing with a cat who is changing attitudes, behaviors, and making strange friends while fighting odd enemies. To most, and probably the author himself, this is the story. You get to the end of this and look out on what you have done and are amazed at all that has taken place. Makes for a great outline. Our cat, however, takes a looke at what he has done and returns to the place where he was raised. And there, right at the end of the book, you get the sense that this cat is beginning a whole new life. They don't know what is coming down the road in this new life, but it suits them. This is the kind of ending James Maxon has chosen for his book.

It is so beautiful an ending, because we, as Christians, work through our daily lives, our "stories" that are linked end to end, like a "string of pearls", but this journey, while enriching, is sometimes very difficult. We long for a place where we won't have to battle the flesh anymore. A place where we can truly see the full authority of God rising up in us as we bow down to His glory and worship Him. What we are longing for is our beginning. Jesus said that we are not of this world, that the world in fact hates us because we are not of the world. This is the struggle we deal with continually while we are in these fleshly bodies. Yet we have the assurance that a time is coming when we shall go to that place that is truly our home. We shall receive new bodies. We shall then come to our beginning. Right now, we are just working out the ending of our flesh.

Be sure to visit his site HERE

Although James seems to have links all over the place I could only find the following links to online sales sites:

Amazon
Froogle




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