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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

Monday, September 06, 2010


Monday, 6th

A family in pain, a town eager to blame...

In the wake of heartrending family tragedies, Matt and Irene Moore move with their fourteen-year-old daughter, Casey, to a small town. Their goal is to get far away from the daily reminders that leave each of them raw and guilt- ridden. Their hope is to find redemption, repair, and renewal. Instead, the threads of their relationship unravel even more.

Breakers is a small community perched on the rocky coast of the Pacific Northwest. Its cold isolation seems to mirror the hearts of the family seeking solace there. As they settle into their new life, old grief settles with them. They've once more set the stage for calamity.

Into this mix comes Billy Thurber, a young drifter with his own conflicts, whose life unexpectedly entangles with the Moores’. His arrival in Breakers parallels a rash of hateful and senseless crimes, and soon the whole town – eager for someone to blame – goes after Thurber with murderous intent. Out of this dangerous chaos, however, the Moores find unexpected grace and healing in a most unlikely way.

This is the teaser by C. S. Lakin for Someone to Blame, an excellent work, although the writing style bothered me a bit, but that's a personal thing and has little to do with the quality of this book.

The book starts with Irene Moore going over past events as she and her family are relocating to the coastal town of Breakers. Little by little we learn that the Moore's have lost their two sons. The reason for relocating was to try to escape their pain and start over. The really weird thing about trying to run away from your problems is that wherever we go we take ourselves with us. Now I know that may sound a little silly, but the problems aren't really "out there", but we take them with us. Oh sure, you may be thinking that these things happened to their sons, not Mr. and Mrs. Moore, but the pain of that became a lifeforce all its own. That pain we cannot run from. The Moores tried to run from it. They tried to hide from it. They tried to start over, but they could not run or hide or start over, not until they first dealt with the pain.

All of us are like this. We run, we hide, we make promises to ourselves, but we find we only make things worse. Christians realize that the sooner they go to the Lord with these problems the sooner He gives them the strength, not to run, but to go through the pain. That is what this book is about, at least in part, learning to go through the problem instead of trying to avoid it, and doing so with the power of God, not under our own strength.

You can read more by visiting:
Someone To Blame

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C. S. Lakin

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It has become the legal obligation for us to notify you, the viewers, that we who have reviewed this book have received, in most cases, a copy of this work for free. While our reviews are in some fashion a payment for this book it does not diminish the quality of the work whatever they may try to make us say. This is a quality book. You would do good to read it.

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