Every now and then I come across a book that refuses to be set aside. A book that has me thinking, “I can throw a TV dinner in the microwave for the family.” A book that I read while everyone else in the room is watching one of my favorite television shows. A book that lingers on the edge of my consciousness until I finish the last sentence. Cooper Moon: The Calling by Cheryl Shireman is just such a book.
It is heartfelt and earnest, and perhaps that’s the problem. It’s just a little too earnest at times, as if it is trying too hard. The story is intriguing enough by itself, but the script just felt contrived.
It is not often that you see a movie that is a work of art. Les Mis is visually stunning with an epic feel from the opening scene. After Anne Hathaway sang, “I Dreamed a Dream” the audience at my screening erupted into spontaneous applause. There were several other moments of applause throughout the film, as if the audience had to find a way to release their emotion.
Hugh Jackman: “It’s one of the most beautiful journeys ever written. I didn’t take the responsibility of playing the role lightly. It’s one of the greatest opportunities I’ve ever had and if I’m a tenth of the man that Jean Valjean is, I’ll be a very a happy man.”
Ms. Downey explained part of the reasoning behind this series. “Just think about all the people who don’t know the Bible. We pray they will become interested in God’s Word and that believers will be reminded to make Bible study a part of their daily lives.”
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