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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

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

ALPHA REDEMPTION, by P.A. Baines


As we fly across the cosmos with Brett Denton we find the past and the present coming together, albeit in a rather strangely orchestrated way. Our first view of Brett begins on the ground, before the interview, before space, before opening the letter in reply to an application he clearly filled out on a whim. The view is one of a man severely broken. One who is never far away from a bottle of beer to numb his pain. One who cannot see the pains others are going through, because his pain seems all-consuming. He is a man renting an apartment because living in the house he built for his wife and children would be unbearable. Personal hygiene and a clean apartment aren't his forte at the moment. He's lost, broken, dead to all feelings except the ever-present reminder of the loss of his family. Very much like a zombie he merely exists from day to day, perhaps hoping it will be his last, and yet knowing it will not be. This is mourning at its extreme.

Being 58 years old I've been to my fair share of funerals, and they seem to be coming more frequently. I've seen people die who have been truly loved, and others who were simply tolerated. I've known people were practically hated and their death came as a relief. I've know people whose loved one was a Christian when they died, and those who were not when they died. The one thing I've noticed is that with the death of Christians there is a deep sense of loss, and yet there is a comfort that comes with it. This is not the case with non-Christians. With non-Christians, by and large, the pain, suffering, mourning and despair. There is a reason for this. When people die without hope, they leave behind no comfort for the surviving members of the family and friends. Yet when they die in the Hope of Glory, His comfort surrounds the family members and friends with the kind of hope and mercy and grace that only God can give.

Now why am I saying all of this? Because although Rochelle was a Christian, Brett is not, at least not in the practicing sense. Because of this he has no idea how to grab hold of the comfort our Lord offers him. His despair is nearly total. Yet God in His mercy and grace meets Brett where he is, even if Brett will choose to reject Him again. So as Brett and Jay soar through space en route to Alpha Centuri they are not so much on a experimental space exploration mission as they are as with an encounter with God. And that, for the moment, is all I'm going to tell you. Want to know more? Read the book.

Be sure to visit:
Splashdown Book's Alpha Redemption page

In addition to being able to purchase the book there you can find it on the following sites:

Splashdown Books
Amazon
Barnes and Noble.

Check out these other member blogs this week for more info.


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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