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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, April 10, 2010

THE MUSE, by Fred Warren


Saturday - Muse and amuse. I put it that way because when you put an "a" in front of a word it often makes the word the exact opposite. Take the word "theist" for instance, meaning someone who has a belief in God. Add the "a" to it and you have "atheist", someone who does not believe in God. So a "muse" is someone who inspires another's imagination, more like an encourager than anything else, although they often put their two cents in and that two cents can be like the breath of life to a writer. So what's "amuse"? Well, we have the word "amuse", which means, roughly, to clown around, cause to laugh, etc. They really don't inspire and can often times ridicule people in order to get their laughs. Well, Fred Warren manages to have both in The Muse. There is a muse and there is an amuse. I'm not going to give out their names. That's something you're going to have to figure out for yourself.

In this concluding piece I want to offer this advice, things aren't always what they seem. This is especially true in the spiritual world. You can follow a couple of rules of thumb. Things that are from God often look ordinary at first glance, or even less than ordinary. Things that are from the devil are often things that look extraordinary. This is because God approaches us with respect and often with humility. The enemy, on the other hand, is a liar. He will tempt you with something that looks great or promises great things, but the end is always destruction.

In the middle of this war there are people who must make a choice between two very different choices. God says in His Word, "Behold, I set death and life before you this day. Choose life." The problem often is that without a solid knowledge of God's Word many things look like "life" but actually lead to death, while those things that do in fact lead to life, look rather blah, or even hazardous. People have been constantly making wrong choices because they have been sold a lie. The problem is that once you realize it's a lie it is very difficult to get out of whatever that may be. So get a good understanding of God's Word. Don't be deceived by the enemy and follow a path to bondage and death. Instead, follow Him and His Word and choose Life.

Don't forget to visit Fred's site found HERE

You can purchase his book at any of the following sites (although I would urge you to go to Splashdown books and help a wonderful young lady get her new company off the ground)

Splashdown Books

Barnes & Noble

Amazon


Don't forget to check out the following CFRB member's sites for other reviews and insights for THE MUSE.




[Important legal notice: This book was given to me freely by Splashdown books for the purpose of doing a review. My compensation is writing a review of the book. However, having said that I must also state that I don't even bother looking at things I feel may be of inferior quality. The works displayed on CFRB are, and have been, for the most part, exemplary in their quality and content]

4 comments:

Fred Warren said...

David,

Many thanks to you and the rest of the CFRB crew for reviewing my book this week. I thought your comments were very insightful, and they gave me some interesting perspectives on the story.

I always enjoy getting feedback on my writing, positive or negative, because I always learn something new in the process. May God richly bless you in your writing endeavors and everything else you do.

Fred Warren

David said...

Fred, for me it has been an honor to tour THE MUSE, and I believe other CFRB members share my sentiments. You are a gifted writer who shares the Gospel of our Lord in an non-intrusive manner, entertaining us while instructing us (if we dare listen to what you are saying). I truly pray that your book swiftly becomes known worldwide and that it hits a Best Seller list, not because I want to see you rich, although having a brother in Christ who has some money never hurts, but because there are many people out there who need to be touched by this story. In any event, I hope the person who needs to see this story reads it and find new life in Christ Jesus our Lord. That is why CFRB exists. Thanks again for letting us be part of your success.

Hannah said...

This is Hannah Bevills, Editor for Christian.com which is a social network made specifically for Christians, by Christians, to directly fulfill Christian's needs. We embarked on this endeavor to offer the ENTIRE christian community an outlet to join together as one (no matter denomination) and better spread the good word of Christianity. Christian.com has many great features aside from the obvious like christian TV, prayer request or even find a church/receive advice. We have emailed you because we have interest in collaborating with you and your blog to help us spread the good word. I look forward to an email regarding the matter, Thanks!

God Bless

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David said...

I see you made it here Hannah. Welcome. Invite others to visit often. We tour books the first full week of each month, and we've been blessed with some really topnotch authors, Fred Warren being right up there on the top.

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