Biblical theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed by the Nazis just days before the Allies defeated Germany in World War II. This gripping documentary narrated by Ed Asner captures the life, times, and thought of Bonhoeffer. Using rare archival footage, documents, and visits to original locations, we get an intimate portrait of a man whose life and writings grow in their influence and speak powerfully to issues of our own day some 50 years later.
How does a man of peace come to assist violence in combating unrestrained evil? What do you do when deep-seated patriotism for your nation compels you to oppose your fatherland and its demonic leader? What course do you take when your love for the Gospel conflicts with your tragically compromised church? What is the responsibility of a follower of God when others are being persecuted and sent to prison camps and gas chambers?
As shown in this two-hour program, Bonhoeffer confronted these and other issues with a searching Biblical faith and personal courage in a way that speaks to every generation.
While this was a bit slow, at times, and sounded as though one had entered into a Catholic church, it was a very well done documentary. Touching on many aspects of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s life, trials and tribulation as well as joy and happiness. I thought it was an excellent representation of his Christlikeness during the NAZI era regime with Adolf Hitler in charge. It was a good showing of what man can be in times of evil, if he will place his trust in Christ!
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From the editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire comes a galvanizing and alarming look at the strategy and tactics of leftist thuggery.
While President Obama and the left like to pretend that they oppose bullying with all their hearts and souls, the truth is far darker: the left is the greatest purveyor of bullying in modern American history. Bullying has morphed into the left’s go-to tactic, as they attempt to quash their opponents through fear, threat of force, violence, and rhetorical intimidation on every major issue facing America today.
Ben Shapiro uncovers the simple strategy used by liberals and their friends in the media: bully the living hell out of conservatives. Play the race card, the class card, the sexism card. Use any and every means at your disposal to demonize your opposition—to shut them up. Then pretend that such bullying is justified, because, after all, conservatives are the true bullies, and need to be taught a lesson for their intolerance. Hidden beneath the left’s supposed hatred of bullying lies a passionate love of its vulgar tactics.
The left has created a climate of fear wherein ordinary Americans must abandon their principles, back abhorrent causes, and remain silent. They believe America is a force for evil, that our military is composed of war criminals, and that patriotism is the deepest form of treason. They incite riots and threaten violence by playing the race card, then claim they’re advocates for tolerance. Disagree with Obama? You must be a racist. They send out union thugs and Occupy Wall Street anarchists to destroy businesses and redistribute the wealth of earners and job creators. No target is off limits as liberal feminists declare war against stay-at-home moms, and gay activists out their enemies, destroy careers, and desecrate personal privacy.
These are the most despicable people in America, bullying their opponents while claiming to be the victims. Shapiro takes on the leftist bullies, exposes their hypocrisy, and offers conservatives a reality check in the face of what has become the gravest threat to American liberty: the left’s single-minded focus on ending political debate through bully tactics.
Thought it was very thought provoking and very true in his assessment of how the left is using force to attack opposing ideas. Reminiscent of Hitlerian tactics. Well written and a smooth read. Love Ben Shapiro’s podcast show! He assesses and he analyzes. Is he biased…perhaps, but he is very good at giving an objective view of things from both sided so that you can see where he is coming from logically and reasonably. But you make the choice!
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We are calling for a NATIONAL FAMILY MEETING. It’s called “REVIVE US.” Now available on DVD to bring into your homes to share with your family and friends.
Where is our country heading… and what can we as Christians do to help set the right course of direction? Nearing a pivotal marker in our nation’s history, Kirk Cameron realized: God has given His children a timeless message for such a time as this.
Featuring reaching, worship, prayer, and thoughtful discussion, Revive Us challenges believers to faithfully lead the way. Kirk turns to Scripture to offer encouragement, reminding us there is still hope for our great nation. The time is at had for God to Revive Us. This film also features Jennifer Rothchild, Dr. Ben Carson, Eric Metaxas, Francis Chan, and Miss Clara (War Room).
The time is at hand for God to REVIVE US. We know this to be true: when OUR FAMILY gets together–and the Spirit of God is moving–WE ARE UNSTOPPABLE!
A powerful call for revival throughout the Christian community to stand up and be counted to take over the direction of this nation back toward it’s Judaeo-Christian roots and foundation. To take the helm of this nation leading it back to a Christ centered nation. Placing those in power to be strong statesmen and Christians.
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Our founding fathers intended religion and morality to be pillars of the new republic, providing the restraint that would allow liberty for the citizenry. Today, this delicate balance of religion and state has been eroded by a secularist push to isolate Christianity in our culture and render it irrelevant. As a people, we either return to our Christian roots… or we divorce God altogether.
There really is not much more I can add to this write-up “…we either return to our Christian roots… or we divorce God altogether.” This pretty much sums it up!
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They Must Be Stopped is New York Times bestselling author Brigitte Gabriel’s warning to the world: We can no longer ignore the growth of radical Islam―we must act soon, and powerfully. Gabriel challenges our Western and politically correct notions about Islam, demonstrating why radical Islam is so deadly and how we can halt its progress.
Brigitte Gabriel speaks her mind:
*Fundamentalist Islam is a religion rooted in seventh-century teachings that are fundamentally opposed to democracy and equality.
*Radical Islamists are utterly contemptuous of all “infidels” (non-Muslims) and regard them as enemies worthy of death.
*Madrassas in America are increasing in number, and they are just one part of a growing radical Islamic army on U.S. soil.
*Radical Islam exploits the U.S. legal system and America’s protection of religion to spread its hatred for Western values.
*America must organize a unified voice that says “enough” to political correctness, and demands that government officials and elected representatives do whatever is necessary to protect us.
THIS was an excellent book! Brigitte Gabriel went to great lengths to explain the Islamic mindset and thought process. Enabling you and I to see how they plan to use our system of rights and laws to get their way and tear our system down. Thus replacing it with Sharia Law. And she follows on with how we can combat such tactics. Unfortunately for us, there are just too many Liberal & Activist politicians, judges and lawyers.
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An overview of the Christian’s civil rights.
Well written and a great amount of information concerning YOUR rights as a Christian in school or in the work force. A quick and worthwhile read. Many choose to yield their rights because they are intimidated, but your rights are protected and paramount!
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Known for his network of conservative websites that draws millions of readers everyday, Andrew Breitbart has one main goal: to make sure the “liberally biased” major news outlets in this country cover all aspects of a story fairly. Breitbart is convinced that too many national stories are slanted by the news media in an unfair way.
In RIGHTEOUS INDIGNATION, Breitbart talks about how one needs to deal with the liberal news world head on. Along the way, he details his early years, working with Matt Drudge, the Huffington Post, and how Breitbart developed his unique style of launching key websites to help get the word out to conservatives all over.
A rollicking and controversial read, Breitbart will certainly raise your blood pressure, one way or another.
I found this book to be extraordinarily written, in that it was aimed toward those people who need every possible aid in defending their view with respect to the Liberal Progressive mind set. If you are looking to get into the game, not necessarily politics or television or the media, but you are seeking a way to get your point across without giving up your ethics or moral standards. Many see themselves having to compromise in their morals or ethics, but you don’t.
Sadly, instead of having a discussion with some people actually becomes hard work when they have a Liberal, Progressive, Socialistic, or Communistic position. You do have to be a bit brash in order to get your point across, but do you actually think you will change their minds? Probably not, all you can hope for (from my experiences in evangelizing or witnessing to non-Christians) is to plant a seed in their minds.
Andrew Breitbart was a Liberal minded progressive person, by his own admission and by the indoctrination that he had gone throughout his schooling. But he was steered away from it through the ideas of others and began to think for himself. In his first chapter he showed that he repeated much of what he had been told and his mind was on autopilot…then he learned what he was doing and began to relearn things and became the man he was destined to be!
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Voted one of Christianity Today’s 1998 Books of the Year! With uninterrupted clarity, frequent eloquence and occasional humor, J. Budziszewski presents and defends the natural law tradition in what is at once a primer for students and a vigorous argument for scholars. Written on the Heart expounds the work of the leading architects of theory on natural law, including Aristotle, Thomas Aquinas and John Locke. It also takes up contemporary philosophy, theology and political science, colorfully running against the intimidating tide of advanced pluralism that finds natural law so difficult to tolerate. Throughout the volume, Budziszewski sure-footedly achieves his self-confessed aim of displaying the “subtlety, richness and intellectual surprise” of the natural law tradition.
A bit of a tough read, but well worth it! It is quite an aid in understanding the Natural Law in order to apply it toward the laws of God, as well as, biblical precepts. Natural law is as important, in that, it is but another way to discuss Christian Design to another not of our faith.
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Geared toward both the student and the interested general reader, What You Need to Know About Islam and Muslims is an all-you-need-to-know-and-more book about the Islam. Written in simple language, this book describes to Christians the story of Islam and the Muslim people, and their aggressive plans to establish Islam in every culture.
An intriguing book on the knowledge about the religion of Islam and the Muslim practices. While this does not go truly in depth to explain doctrines of the beliefs, but what they believe overall. Touching on many of the discrepancies of the teachings about Jesus. Truly a remarkable work and truly a worthy read on the subject!
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When parents send their children off to college, mom and dad hope they’ll return more cultivated, knowledgeable, and astute–able to see issues from all points of view. But, according to Ben Shapiro, there’s only one view allowed on most college campuses: a rabid brand of liberalism that must be swallowed hook, line, and sinker. In this explosive book, Ben Shapiro, a college student himself, reveals how America’s university system is one of the largest brainwashing machines on the planet. Examining this nationwide problem from firsthand experience, Shapiro shows how the leftists who dominate the universities–from the administration to the student government, from the professors to the student media–use their power to mold impressionable minds. Fresh and bitterly funny, this book proves that the universities, far from being a place for open discussion, are really dungeons of the mind that indoctrinate students to become socialists, atheists, race-baiters, and narcissists.
This is an excellent primer for those intending to go into the university system, either as a student or an academic. While this is not a universal truth by any stretch of the imagination, it is quite telling of the university mindset and academia.
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