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(Review) 94 Feet, DVD

94 Feet, DVD 
DVD Release Date: April 19, 2016
Directed, Edited, and Screenplay by Chip Rossetti
Run time: 114 minutes
Source: Free DVD from FishFlix in exchange for a review.
Rating: 3 stars for good.

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St. Michaels is a small mining town near economic collapse. One of the two main businesses has already ended and the second one is going to have major lay-offs. One particular couple has grown up in the town. They have lived through a mining disaster before. They were young but the impact of the event brought grave consequences. The husband is Chris Rossi and he is a crew leader working in the mine. He is deeply troubled about the lay-offs. The lay-off will affect his best friend. After making an agonizing decision, Chris decides to quit. But, before Chris's last day a disaster happens.

My Thoughts:
Larry Wilcox is listed as an actor in the film, 94 Feet, but he is not a main character. Larry…

(Review) Gathering Courage: A Life-Changing Journey through Adoption, Adversity and a Reading Disability by T.A. McMullin

Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Publisher: Gathering Courage Media
Genre: Nonfiction, biography, learning disability, courage
Pages: 222
Source: Free paperback copy from T. A. McMullin
Rating: 5 stars for excellent

Amazon link for the book

About the author:
T.A. McMullin has become a champion for the encouragement and success of others. She has earned two degrees from Texas A&M University and has served as a 4-H Leader and FFA Advisor. Her professional career involves teaching agriculture, science, developing material for science and science fairs, working with students in an alternative school setting, teaching students with visual impairments, and mentoring students with dyslexia. T.A. McMullin lives on a small ranch in Texas, a forever home, with her horses, donkeys, and rescued Border Collie dogs.

T. A. McMullin was born in 1954, in Fort Worth, Texas. At birth, she was given to the Gladney Center for Adoption. At twelve days old, she was adopted. A grandmother and fri…

Bible Reading Update

(Review) The Love of God: An Intimate Look at the Father-Heart of God by Oswald Chambers

Publication Date: Abridged and updated 2015.
Publisher: Our Daily Bread Ministries
Genre: Nonfiction
Pages: 128
Source: Free paperback copy from Our Daily Bread Ministries
Rating: 4 stars for very good

Oswald Chambers Biography

The Love of God combines several booklets in one book.

The Love of God---1938
The Ministry of the Unnoticed---1936
The Message of Invincible Consolation---1931
The Making of a Christian---1918, 1935
Now Is It Possible---1923, 1934
The Graciousness of Uncertainty---1938

This book is updated from the 1965 book.

"These studies were originally given as lectures and sermons by Oswald Chambers and recorded by his wife, Biddy." After Oswald Chambers died in 1917, they were published.

Oswald Chambers is the author of My Utmost for His Highest.

My Thoughts:
The Ministry of the Unnoticed is my favorite from the compilation.
The true character of the loveliness that influences for God is always unconscious. Conscious influence is prideful and un-Christian. When…

(Review) Bedeviled: Lewis, Tolkien and the Shadow of Evil by Colin Duriez

Publication Date: March 16, 2015
Publisher: IVP Books
Genre: Nonfiction, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, Spiritual Conflict
Pages: 235
Source: Self-purchase
Rating: 5 stars for excellent


The official website for C S Lewis.
The C.S. Lewis Foundation. 
From Christianity today: C.S. Lewis. 

The Tolkien Society

Bedeviled is a study of the literary works primarily of C. S. Lewis, and followed by J. R. R. Tolkien. Smaller studies of Charles Williams, Dorothy Sayers, Owen Barfield, and Warren Lewis are explored. Dorothy Sayers was not a member of the Inklings group; however, she was a friend and fellow author.
The study focuses on several key features and themes in the Inklings writings: dark forces, magic arts, spiritual conflict and warfare, hell, good versus evil, and the supernatural world.
Brief biographies are given on the writers but not lengthy bios. The emphasis is on their writings, and the motivations and examinations of their works.

My Thought…