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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.

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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

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

STARLIGHTER, by Bryan Davis

Wednesday, June 9th - While Jason, Randall, Elyssa and Tibalt are venturing out on their quest on Major Four others are on a different quest on Starlight. The principle character here is Koren, a slave girl with a gift for storytelling. In the back of her mind are stories, myths, legends. She isn't sure which ones are true and which ones are false. One of these stories involves slaves who are promoted getting eaten by the dragons of Starlight. Koren's young friend Natalla believes in this particular story and is frightened because she is to be promoted, and without reason. She fears for her life.

There's so much more to explain here, but Koren strikes out on her own to find out the truth about the stories. Arxad, a dragon and her master, must not know of her quest. Yet both Natalla and Arxad are drawn into this quest. Things get tense and Koren is taken prisoner. Even then, however, we find that the rumors about a gate linking Major Four and Starlight are true. At the gate Jason sees a young girl and on the other side Koren calls out to Jason for help.

The most dangerous lie is the one that has a lot of truth in it. So those who are skeptical are uniquely equipped to seek out the truth within the lie and hold on to it. Koren excels at this, as does Jason. We are to be like them. Scripture never tells us to believe God's Word without examining it first. Jesus chides the Pharisees and Sadducees and teachers of the Law because they have not understood the Word of God. They have studied, but only to find what they wished to find. They did not seek it out to find out what it was really saying. Jesus commends those who test the spirits, to see if they are of God or not (Rev. 3), but frequently is found rebuking those who have taken God's Word and twisted it to say what they want it to say. Just take a look at the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17-48)

Also, as with Jason and Koren, God isn't interested so much in how much you know as how much of what you know you use. Using what you learn in Scripture is wisdom. Not doing so is foolishness. Now, whether you believe it or not, you are also on a quest. You have heard some things, some are true, some are false. Do you know which is which? God can help you sort that out for you if you are willing to submit to His will. Furthermore if you obey what you find to be true you will be counted as wise. Again we find the words of Jesus as our guide, "He who finds his life shall lose it. And he who loses his life for My sake shall find it." (Matthew 10:39)

Be sure to visit Bryan Davis at his sight. The following link will take you right to his Starlighter page: STARLIGHTER You can, of course browse through the rest of his site, which I highly suggest.

Due to problems with obtaining STARLIGHTER we only have 3 people, that I know of doing reviews, and one of them may not be able to post until later in the week. Here are the CFRB members giving reviews
Bibliophile's Retreat
Reviews by Buuklvr81
The Words of David

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Important: Legally I have to inform you that I received this novel freely for the express purpose of writing a review. I suppose the reason they want me to mention this is so that you will understand that I didn't pay for the book, and my views on how good it is may be somewhat subjective. I can tell you that my reviews found here are both objective and not very traditional. Rarely do I review a book that doesn't deserve to be given the greatest exposure, and while my name may be unfamiliar to many, it can be truthfully said that the whole point for me is to show people that Jesus loves them. If I can do that, if this book does this, then I will gratefully take the opportunity to do so and I make no apologies for it, or for the books I review. CFRB traditionally previews these works before they are even turned over to the rest of the members for posting reviews. We do this to check on a number of things, not the least of which is their outstanding quality.

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