I’m giving away a free book! Those of you who know me or read this blog regularly know that I absolutely love Charles Spurgeon’s writings. He is a very convicting preacher who takes man’s eyes and directs them heavenward. With that thought in mind, I am giving away a new book We Shall See God. Its a devotional book compiled by Randy Alcorn “comprised of fifty of the most profound spiritual insights on eternity” from Charles Spurgeon. I just finished reading this book and I love it. To enter the book give away, enter your email address to subscribe to the blog and then share it on facebook or twitter. Once we hit 50 subscribers, I’ll randomly select a winner.
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My favorite C.S. Lewis book isn’t Mere Christianity, Screwtape Letters, or any of the Chronicles of Narnia. My favorite C.S. Lewis book is a short book entitled The Great Divorce. Reading it reminds me alot of the movie What Dreams May Come. Its a powerful book about man’s fallen state, and the separation of God that follows. The narrator of the book stumbles upon a beautiful lanscape which one could compare to the foothills of Heaven. Everything about the landscape and the world they are in is breath taking. Everything about it is perfect. So perfect that everything about the landscape causes pain. The water burns and the grass cuts the feat of the travelers. Its an allusion to the Glory of God, and that fallen man cannot enter into heaven in his current state. Man must repent before he can enter into the foothills of God’s glory.
It is a somewhat odd book to read. My imagination had a hard time taking the text and visualizing it. The reason I say that is now someone is turning it into a movie! I’m not sure how they are going to do it. When I was reading the book my thoughts were “This would make a great movie, but I have no idea how anyone could do it justice.” So, needless to say, I’m very curious to see how this movie turns out.
What are your thoughts about turning this into a movie? Is this one of those books that should be left alone?
Update: Justin Taylor from the Gospel Coalition posted an interview with the screenwriter on his blog. Read it here.
A couple days ago Robert Gibbs, President Obama’s press secretary, was grilled by two white house reporters including Helen Thomas. He was grilled over the idea that Obama’s questions and townhall meetings are staged. Helen says, “We have never had this in the White House…I’m amazed at you people who call for openness and transparency and you control…the press.”. I am not a fan of Helen Thomas but I am glad she and the other White House reporters finally started getting upset with the Obama Administration for these kind of tactics.
John Lane is a husband, teacher, and disciple. He works at Artios Academies where he is the director of development and is a contributing author to the Artios Home Companion Series curriculum
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A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite sense of mere tranquil existence, that I neglect my talents. I should be incapable of drawing a single stroke at the present moment; and yet I feel that I never was a greater artist than now.