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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, November 08, 2010


Brett Denton isn't your ordinary astronaut, in fact he's not much of an astronaut at all, even though that was once his dream job. Still we find Brett entering the Comet for an experimental space flight that is to go all the way to Alpha Centuri and back, something people have, until now, thought impossible. This flight is a shot for the space administration to prove that space flight at accelerated speeds are possible, and that vast distances can be covered safely. For Brett it is his one shot at doing something he always dreamed of doing. Yet even this is dulled by the fact that Brett is a broken man. He's loved exactly 3 people in his life; his wife Rochelle, and his sons Tim and Mark, all of whom died in a terrible plane crash. With his life spinning out of control he reaches out for this last ray of hope, his last chance to make something of himself. His only companion aboard the space ship is a computer he calls Jay. Together they make some awesome discoveries, about space travel, about themselves and about one another.

P. A. Baines puts together a story that, while keeping most of the reading easy and simple, is vastly complex. It's deep, and has ramifications beyond just the words written down on paper. Some have likened it to 2010 Space Odyssey, but since I never saw the movie or read the book I have no clue as to how close it is. What I did find was a story that delved into relationships, pain, suffering, and even redemption.

Our lives are stories much like Brett's on some levels. They may seem boring and rather trivial, but beneath the surface lies a complex fabric of fears, doubts, frustrations, and many different kinds of pain. We are usually artists when it comes to covering it up with a smile or some good talk, but inside we are hurting, just like Brett. And just like Brett we often have to come to the end of ourselves to be able to receive the comfort, peace and redemption that God offers us in Jesus Christ. I hope all of you get a chance to read this and find things in it that relate to your lives, and as you do, find your own way to the One who longs to bear your burdens.

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Splashdown Book's Alpha Redemption page

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Legal Stuff

By law I have to tell you that I received this book for free in order to write a review of this book. The review, is therefore, in their opinion, payment for the book. I have received this book for the express purpose of writing a review. This is true. However I would not have requested it were it not a quality work. My payment is to Mr. Baines as a tribute to the quality and message of this work. It is only right that I should do so.

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