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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, September 09, 2010

SOMEONE TO BLAME, by C. S. Lakin

Thursday, 9th
(*Please forgive usage of first names without last names or last names without first names and some other technicalities. I've had to part, sniff, sniff, with my copy so another member could read it for this tour)

Into a terrible situation, the pain of lost loved ones, the introduction of a young man with a troubled past, Lakin adds yet another problematic character. Jerry owns the Riptide Motel. Trouble is Jerry has a mouth on him, a bad attitude, that may have something to do with a nasty divorce, and soon he's making waves of his own. No one in Breakers needs the aggravation that he brings, least of all Matt, Irene and Casey Moore. He directs everyone's attention to some things going on around town and the young man who seemed to show up at the same time. Gossip is a terrible thing. Fueled by anger, bitterness and who knows what else, Jerry inserts himself, and his problems, into the Moore's lives, as if they needed another headache to deal with.

I'm probably giving way too much away, and I apologize for that. I really am trying hard to hold back. Sorry Susanne if I've spoiled this for you, but it's nearly impossible to talk about your book without talking about these characters that have caused so much harm to each other, and to themselves.

Life is this way, and not because God is not in control. God is in control, but the enemy knows our weaknesses and for Christians he comes at us with the whole artillery it seems. We feel it most when we step out of fellowship with God through sin. That could be practically anything. It's easy to sin, I mean we were born into it. However, as Christians we have been born again, the old nature is supposed to pass away and in its place a new nature should arise. Yet we do have our own personal weak areas, because we are still being perfected in the faith. Satan knows all about these areas. He tempts us to step out from behind the protective shield of Jesus so that he can really do harm. Matt, Irene and Casey all have their own personal flaws. They are dealing with guilt, which is another great door for the enemy. So, just to make matters more interesting (at least that's what Satan must think), he throws more calamity into the mix. He tosses in Billy and then Jerry and they are like hand grenades tossed into our foxholes. Yet if we would resist sin, all sin, we would remain within the might refuge of the Lord. So we find out that this isn't just a family dealing with the pain of lost loved ones, as you might at first believe, but this is an all out spiritual warfare. And in your life and mine this same warfare takes place. When you and I sin we step out from the refuge of God, not losing salvation, but the fellowship and protection that comes from Him. As soon as we do the enemy, that dude that tempted you to step outside to begin with, begins to beat up on you. This is fact. This is truth. This also is truth; the devil never made you do anything. You chose to do wrong, if you have done wrong (I know I have). The devil temps us, sure, but he only has power over us when we give in to those temptations. That's because we have stepped out from under the protection of our Lord. What should we do? Repent, and get back behind those mighty walls. Let our Heavenly Father heal and protect us. Live as obedient children and all will be well. Death and other trials may still take place, but He will be right there with us, helping us get through these trials, and at the same time purifying us, so that we take on that perfect image of His Son. Just remember, if there's a Billy or a Jerry in your life you have two ways of handling it; you can resist the Lord and let them blow up in your life's situations, or you can obey the Lord and be a witness even to them. You choose. What do you want? life or death? It's up to you.

You can read more by visiting:
Someone To Blame

And don't forget to visit her personal site:
C. S. Lakin

You can find Someone to Blame sold at the following online stores:

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Target


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