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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

Friday, January 08, 2010

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


Friday - Another thing about this strange world Corey falls into is the absolute horror it can bring. Think about it. Is there anyone on the planet who wouldn't be absolutely horrified to run smack into themselves? We all have those secrets we try to keep hidden from others. We have already shown that we can't hide them from God, but what if we were suddenly confronted with them ourselves? Wouldn't that be the makings of a truly horrifying event? I happen to think so. I believe that while some of the horror movies and stories of today may have that element of horror and darkness, they don't come any where near the horror we would face if we were, for instance, forced to go into a house were we would meet ourselves as we truly are, warts and all, as they say. Is there anyone out there who would like to go through that experience? For those of you who just said "Yes, me", I have one simple question. If you really wanted to face the horror of yourself, then why are you trying to hide it from everyone so hard?

You may think all this has very little to do with THE WORDSMITH, THE KID, AND THE ELECTROLUX, but the truth is that slowly but surely Corey begins to see himself as he really is. What is worse, he's not really happy with what he sees. And as I've said, you could say this of any of us. We aren't immune. One of the reasons people don't like to go to counseling is that it means they will have to share a little of what they truly are with someone else, and in the process will have to face themselves to do it (which by the way is part of the reason to go to counseling).

God never leaves us without an option that can extract us from the horror we've placed ourselves in. The whole reason the Jesus came was to pull us out of a life that was heading for Hell (actually the Lake of Fire). In order to do that we are often made aware of who we really are. This isn't to make us feel worthless, or depressed, but so we can realize our need of a Savior. We read these words in Isaiah 40:6-8, “ All flesh is grass, And all its loveliness is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades, Because the breath of the LORD blows upon it; Surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, But the word of our God stands forever.” This is what we are humanly speaking, but Scripture also says, "Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him." (2nd Cor. 5:20,21)

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

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