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DVD Review



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

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

I AM





This movie never seems contrived and certainly doesn't seem to fit what we would normally call a Christian movie, meaning it doesn't follow the kind of mold we'd expect it to. I AM is a movie that follows the lives of a number of different people who, one way or the other, are all connected, even if they don't know it. It all begins with the greed of this woman who, learning she has cancer, bribes a doctor into having her body preserved through cryogenics, and practically forcing her brother to help her with the scheme. As each member makes their choices we run through the commandments, all of them, in a very real and practical way. The teaching of these commandments and portrayal of God isn't that of an angry being using the Law to beat people over the head, but rather that of a loving Father who has placed certain boundaries in place to protect His children. When they break these commandments God is right there counseling them to repent and return to Him.

The movie seems confusing in the beginning, but after a while you can see the threads coming together. In a sense it had to be confusing, for who can pin down the comings and goings of the great I Am? This is a thinking person's movie, not strictly entertainment. It is produced, directed and acted very well, but you have to think your way through it. It refuses to let you just let it wash over you. For those willing to work through it this is a real treat. I give it at least a 3.75 star rating.

You can pick a copy at the following locations online, and probably find it in many local stores as well:
ChristianBook.Com
Amazon.Com

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