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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, February 13, 2010

FORGIVING SEAN, by Jessica Adriel


Saturday - Fathers! In kids lives moms play a really huge role, but one role that is really needed is that of a good father, not just a good mother. All too often I'm seeing neither, and the results are frightening. Mr. Moffit can be seen as two different fathers to Sean. There was the "old man" who went to work, came home and demanded his own way. Sports was always on TV, and beer was brought in by his wife. Sean saw this and thought that was the way things were supposed to be. His attitude towards women was really poor. We read in Forgiving Sean, that although he planned to date her for a while, he had plans for a definite ending of that relationship. Before that it was going from girl to girl. Sean had no Godly man to show him how to make Godly choices in his life.

While Sean was away following his dream of becoming a major league pitcher both his parents are changed by the saving power of the blood of Jesus. When Sean returns home, injured, he is surprised, and a little dismayed at their change. Dads, just because you make a good decision, because you've finally put Jesus as Lord in your life doesn't mean things will get better. Remember Sean was used to the old Mr. Moffit, the man with the beers and his nose stuck into spots TV. This new father was a stranger to him. One thing Sean did realize, even then, was that his old father would really have torn into him for all the ways he'd fouled up over the years, but instead this new father took a different approach. Although he wasn't thrilled with a lot of things he was suddenly supportive. When a touchy subject came up he was willing to steer the conversation away so his son wouldn't have to be beaten up more than he was already beating himself up.

The difference between the old Mr. Moffit and the new Mr. Moffit was like night and day. And so it should be. Paul states in 1st Corinthians 13:4-8, "Love has patience, is kind; love is not envious, is not vain, is not puffed up; does not behave indecently, does not seek her own, is not easily provoked, thinks no evil. Love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices in the truth, quietly covers all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails." Whenever you are bold enough to do a self-check on yourself, read these verses and ask yourself, "Is this the way I love?" If not, then your love is lacking and you need to ask God to help you. You suddenly are becoming an answer to problems rather than a conduit to create them. Men, learn to be Godly men. Learn to teach younger men how to be Godly men and also love your wives freely and openly so that young women can see what kind of man they should be looking for as a husband. Our job is a tough one, but it is rewarding...if done correctly, or at least with the attempt to do so correctly with God's help. Be men of God, not men of the world. Don't be distracted by the various vices that are out there, because whenever you run after them you dishonor your wives, and when you dishonor your wives you are teaching your children it's okay to do things that bring you pleasure. We need to learn to do what brings pleasure to our Heavenly Father.

Visit Jessica at the author's website


Purchase Forgiving Sean at
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There is more information about Forgiving Sean, by Jessica Adriel, but you know what? I'm going to let you search for it. I will, however, give you the following links to where other reviews can be found. What I am not going to give you are the accompanying dates when they will post their reviews. In fact some may actually post on the same day, while other days nothing new will be posted. So it's like a scavenger hunt. I hope you enjoy this. Please leave your "mark" on the different blogs you visit. God speed.

Check out these other member blogs this week for more info.



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.

1 comment:

Megan(mmb_12) said...

I just became a member of CFRB today, so I added a post about Forgiving Sean. You can find it here!

http://inspiredbyfiction.blogspot.com/2010/02/cfrb-forgiving-sean-by-jessica-adriel.html

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