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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 12, 2011


Toma Nicolescu was a military hero. More than that he was a loyal and trusted servant of Catherine the Great. Our story begins when he, and his friend, Alek Cardei, set out on a special mission, one ordered by Catherine the Great. They are to guard the Cantemir family. There seems to have been some threats leveled against the estate. The grand castle is inhabited by a mother and her two daughters. It is in the early 1700s.

Toma and his friend Alek are quite different in some respects, yet when it comes to battle they are the same, but they are about to enter a battlefield that no one has prepared them for. Along the way they meet up with an old withered stranger who warns them of the evil in the West.

Ted Dekker is at his best here, and I believe it is because he loves to write about other worlds, parallel worlds, things of this nature. While the story seems to run along quickly he is very careful as to what information he releases, and when he does so you can be sure it is only tiny bits at a time.

In the first chapter, or thereabouts, we run into a willful mother and two daughters who are beautiful, one of them as willful as her mother, while the other is cautious. The mother throws a ball and Toma is disgusted at the idea that she would do this when they were charged with their protection. In short order they meet some interesting Russians, one of whom is shot to death by Toma. We meet a duke who apologizes for the members of his house being disrespectful in the Cantemir estate.

Be mindful, Satan doesn't normally introduce himself to us as someone evil, but as someone who is wise, and can impart to us some greater wisdom. All too often we have been so diseased by the sin that is part of our birthright, that we succumb to his seduction, only to find out too late that this demon is truly that, a devil straight from Hell. Remember these words as Duke Vlad van Valerik poses as such a stately and true gentleman.
Be sure to visit his site: Ted Dekker

To purchase Immanuel's Veins you can find it, among other places, at:

Barnes & Nobel
Christian Book

Legal notice: I checked this book out of the library, and am receiving NOTHING for these reviews, except the pleasure that I get from letting others know about a really great book.

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