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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

Thursday, March 11, 2010

ONE SMOOTH STONE, by Marcia Lee Laycock


Thursday - Another thing that we should look at is the pain that Marcia Lee Laycock talks about in ONE SMOOTH STONE. What is Alex running from anyway? This is kept under wraps for a good part of the book, but we do see glimpses. I'll only give you a peek at one of these glimpses so as not to spoil the book for you. The pain Alex is running from has to do with the way he was raised. We quickly learn that this isn't something that is as unique to Alex, or to any of us. All of us have areas in our life that have or are painful. How we handle this pain is what defines us. Some of us have changed the way we deal with pain and found comfort in Jesus Christ.

Let's look at some of the people in the Bible and see if I can justify that statement. Adam and Eve not only are the parents of all of us, not only did they bring sin into the world, but they had the first domestic dispute, got thrown out of their home and their eldest son became a murderer. Abram, later called Abraham, was told to leave his father-in-law and go to a place God would later show him. Not very specific directions. He feared for his life on several occasions and had his wife say she was his sister. Mostly, however, was the fact that he and Sarah were childless, but God kept saying He was going to raise up a nation from him. That had to be painful. And then when God did give them a child God asked him to sacrifice him. Moses was an Israelite raised in Pharaoh's court, but committed murder and was in self-exile for 40 years, after which he had to return and face Pharaoh and lead a basically unbelieving, complaining people out of Egypt, through the wilderness. The pain he felt was great. David was the youngest of the sons of Jesse. Sure he was picked by God to be the new king over Israel and sure he killed Goliath, but he lied, deceived, committed adultery and murder. He was first pursued by King Saul, then his own children rebelled against him and he had to stand by as his son Absalom was slain. I'm sure you get the point. Each great character in the Bible is great because of the faith they put in God, but they also went through great trials, endured great pain, sometimes because of their own disobedience. That doesn't make the pain any less. The prophets were all killed, including John the Baptist and then Jesus. Dare we think that pain is unique to us? No, it is not, but how we respond to that pain is what will define us. Again our example is Jesus Christ. When we are in pain, especially pain caused by others, we need to do what He did. We need to look at those causing this pain with His eyes and say, "Father, forgive them for they know not what they do."

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Castle Quay Books (Canada)

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