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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

Monday, March 08, 2010

ONE SMOOTH STONE, by Marcia Lee Laycock


Monday - One of the major themes of ONE SMOOTH STONE, by Marica Lee Laycock is that you can't run from God. No matter how far, how deep, how angry or whatever, you can't get away from God. That doesn't mean everyone is going to get saved, unfortunately, but God is right there just the same. We start out the book by finding Alex Donnelly deep in the Yukon. He's miles away from the smallest town, and it seems that it's accessible only by boat. Yet as secure as he thinks he is we see that he is found even there. All kinds of emotions flood through him at this meeting, but the simple truth is that no matter where he runs he can't run far enough to get away from God.

I think that a lot of people have wandered so far away from God that they are, like Alex, of the opinion that God doesn't want them, or that they are unworthy of a love as great as His. The truth is that none of us deserve God's love. None of us deserve a single ray of sunshine that He shines upon us. None of us deserve anything good. And yet God sent His only Son, Jesus, to die for us. To me that is just amazing. Why would the King of all creation step down off of His throne to live in this terrible world? When do kings come off their thrones to be like those they rule over? Only God has done this, and has done it so fully and completely that it is this amazing act that makes us worthy in His eyes. If we can see how much we mean to Him and respond to that love, then we can receive that love into our own lives. When that happens we find that Jesus didn't just die to cover our sins. That would have been more than enough. Yet Jesus died to offer to us an inheritance with Him of all that God gave Him. In other words through this act of love God offers us the right, the authority and the power to be His children, and as His children we inherit everything that is God's. THAT is truly amazing.

I was blessed to be raised by a Godly family, a family that was more concerned with living for Jesus than following the rules of some denomination. I picked up on that, as did my brother, and it has meant the world to us. Yet what about those, like Alex, who don't know of His love? What about those who have had terrible childhoods? I've seen many try to run from God, and some of them run smack into Him and are so totally changed that everything and everyone around them seems to change. This is God at work. Don't make the mistake of keeping the door of your heart closed off to God. Think about it. He loved you so much He was willing to come down out of Heaven just for you. The least you can do is open your heart to Him and let Him come in. You won't regret it. It won't make things easier for you, but you will know who you belong to and you will have Him to bear the weight instead of trying to carry your burdens by yourself.

Be sure to visit her website HERE

To purchase a copy you can go to any of the following online sites:

Castle Quay Books (Canada)

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

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



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