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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, January 09, 2010

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


Saturday - In THE WORDSMITH, THE KID, AND THE ELECTROLUX, by Clifford Leigh we have quite a number of characters, from Corey and his family, to a rogue family and even a bunch of kids playing an intricate game. So why pick the title he has picked? Leaning into the imagery that Clifford Leigh has placed within the story, and to the interpretations of these images along the way, I'm fairly certain that the title, while long, is precise. We come across the Electrolux fairly early on in the story, then are introduced to the Wordsmith, and finally to the Kid. Yet, are we seeing things as they truly are? Perhaps all we are seeing is a shadow of something greater, as I mentioned yesterday.

Christians hold that God is best described as three different, yet unified, personalities. These operate as one, even though their particular functions may be different. They call this the Trinity, which baffles many and has become a stumbling block to their salvation. When Corey meets the Electrolux it is my opinion that he is seeing a shadow of the Holy Spirit. In Hebrew the word for wind is "ruach", but it doesn't only mean wind; it also means spirit and breath. In the Greek the word "pneuma" is used, and interestingly enough has the same three meanings. The Spirit of God first "hovers over the face of the deep" we are told in Genesis 1. It is this same Holy Spirit that spoke to the patriarchs, the prophets, the apostles, and even today speaks to any who will listen. To get into the job of the Holy Spirit would take pages, but one of these is to draw people to God, another is to "convict" people of their sin. It is He who brings you and I to the point where we realize our need for a Savior and ask forgiveness for our sins, and it is He who continually prods us when we need to ask for forgiveness when we do something wrong again. He does not condemn us, but convicts us (one translation uses the word "convinces" us of our sin). We are then come in contact with the Wordsmith, and as I have mentioned before, it is He who creates. So we have the Creator, God our Father represented by the Wordsmith. Finally in a picture that comes to life we are introduced to the Kid. This is important, for here we are introduced to the One who has been given the power to save. This is a shadow of God the Son, of Jesus. All of these are done with utmost care. We are told they are but shadows, images of the real thing. So I believe this is where the title comes from. The translated title would be, The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit"; something I think a lot of people would find offensive. Yet if a work of fiction we find this is exactly, or at least that is what I found, what Cliff is trying to convey to us, and has done so marvelously.

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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