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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

Thursday, June 10, 2010

STARLIGHTER, by Bryan Davis

Thursday, June 10th - The Black Egg Prophecy
Every good story has to have bad guys in it. After all most stories end up as good verses evil. It'd get pretty boring if all there were was good and nothing to challenge the good people. Since Starlight is filled with dragons, most of whom are oppressive overloads and slave drivers, finding the bad guys in this story is rather easy. However I'd like to focus on one of those dragons, Magnar, and a hollowed out form of a human female named Zena. You see among the stories that fly about these two civilizations one of them is the Black Egg Prophecy. According to the prophecy there would come a black egg, out of which would hatch a black dragon, a starlighter, and he would lead the dragon host to true freedom. Now I don't want to go into all the details and give the story away, but they believe the egg already exists. Magnar has appointed Zena to watch over it, and she becomes the mouthpiece for the being inside. They work to keep this prophecy alive and get the dragons to focus on the freedom that will soon be theirs.

Now, there are all kinds of prophecies, even in our society, but not all of them are true. I have had the unfortunate privilege to know some people who were "prophesied over" and hurt quite badly by these false prophecies. Working in the library I see a number of people checking out books on Edgar Cacey, Sandra Browne, and Jonathan Edwards. I've seen books being checked out on witchcraft, spells, even demonology. The devil knows that we are spiritual creatures even if we don't admit it ourselves. He gives us people who will tell us things we want to hear, but this never makes them right. Only God is faithful. God's Word even says that if a prophet is wrong once he is to be considered a false prophet, taken to the gates of the city and stoned to death. That puts a great responsibility on those who call themselves prophets. I for one, shy away at the title, even though God has spoken to and through me in prophetic ways.

The difference between the false prophecies and the true ones is the true ones will always come to pass. The false ones may or may not come true. It depends on how much truth is mixed in with them. In our story we have truth verses fiction. Magnar and Zena, among others, put their faith in this false prophecy. Yet there is another prophecy, one of a Starlighter who will find the Gateway between the sister worlds and lead the Lost Ones to freedom. This prophecy comes from the Creator. Today you hear many things, some are true and others are false. The only way to tell the difference is to see which ones line up with God's Word. When you find those put your trust in them, because you will be putting your trust in God, not man, and whoever does so will not be put to shame. Unfortunately there are many today who are actively seeking out people who will tell them what they want to hear. They seem to think they can change the truth by having someone say a lie is a prophecy. They are wrong, and they and these false prophets will be severely judged. Consider today what path you will take. It may be rough, it may not be something you want to hear, but if it is the voice of God you can believe it will come to pass. He is the Holy and Faithful One, and no one else.

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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