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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, January 06, 2010

THE WORDSMITH, THE KID, AND THE ELECTROLUX, by Cliff Leigh


Wednesday - Okay, yesterday we talked about how our earthly desires, when awakened, draw us into an addiction that only God can free us from (even if it is Carnival Surprises). We talked about once we realized the difference between right and wrong we found ourselves enslaved by sin. Corey, in THE WORDSMITH, THE KID, AND THE ELECTROLUX, is no different than the rest of us. With that in mind we have to realize that when we do wrong it always catches up to us. Corey finds himself in several different situations and finally hiding in a closet where. There in that closet he hears a noise that has haunted him from a couple of nights ago. It is the sound of the Electrolux, and the light shining on him in his hiding place.

The Bible says that nothing is hidden from God. As if that isn't enough to scare the pants off of you, how about this, "Be sure your sins will find you out." Sin, what exactly is it. We church people use this so often that we often loose others we are talking about when we mention it as if they should understand what we are talking about. So, for those of you who are frustrated over the term, let us define what sin is. Sin is doing any thing other than what God wants us to do, or failing to do what God wants us to do. God calls sin "evil". In a word it is disobedience. Those of you who don't know Jesus as your Lord and Savior may wonder why we can use this word in reference to them. Interesting point. You can't really be disobedient to someone you don't know. However, God has placed inside us enough of Himself so that we develop this sense of "good and evil" or perhaps "right and wrong" would be a better way of putting it. When we do what we know to be wrong we are being disobedient to something we are "hardwired" to do. The reason for this is that initially we were all to belong to God. We are His creation. That gives Him the right to set up the right and wrong over us, but until we are aware of them we are not held accountable.

Sounds like I'm letting everyone off, doesn't it? I'm not. Everyone has their own "Jimeny Cricket". It's called a conscience and tells us what is right and wrong. We fight against this and try to get our own conscience to fall in line with our own desires, but it never really works. Sooner or later things start to fall apart. The reason is we have disobeyed God's law that is placed inside of us. And this act of disobedience is sin. There is no one who is an exception. No one lives a perfect life. The Bible says that "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." Well, if we've all sinned, if we've all been disobedient, how can there be any hope for us? There is hope in the one man, Jesus, who being both God and man, lived a perfect life, never once disobeying the commandments of His Father. For He offered Himself up on the cross to die for our own rebellion. If we would only cry out to Him, He will take away all our sin, all that evil, that disobedience, and begin something new in us. In order to do this, however, he has to make us aware of our wrongs. So, like the Electrolux, we find ourselves getting sucked into something we don't fully understand, while at the same time a light is shining on our wrong doings. God does this out of love, not anger or hostility, or because He's cruel. He does it because if we don't realize we're drowning we won't see the necessity to get in His boat. And this is where Clifford Leigh's book really starts to take off. It's also the point where you can say, "Yes God, I want to live, really live. Wipe out my sin and make me like Your Son." And that is a beautiful place to be.

Visit Cliff at the author's website and the WKEBlog.

Purchase The Wordsmith, the Kid, and the Electrolux at
Amazon
Amazon Kindle
Barnes and Noble.
ChristianBook

Check out these other member blogs this week for more
info. Oh, and just because there are so few people posting reviews has little to do with the quality of this work, nor does it mean he only gets 3 days worth of tours. Check back again and see if some of these members have several posts throughout the week.

IMPORTANT
The Christian Fiction Review Blog (known as CFRB) is a ministry that promotes quality Christian fiction in order that the Gospel of Jesus Christ may be shared with others who might hear it in a context that they would appreciate and understand. Each book is "previewed" in order to maintain the quality and content of the book. Books that are accepted for blog tours are given to the members by the author to review, according to the number of members
requesting a copy. It is the belief and practice of CFRB to post positive reviews as a type of payment for these books. However, I want to emphasize again that these books first go through a preview stage where they are deemed of a high enough quality to tour.

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