Monthly Archives: June 2011

Australia – Movie Review

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Movie Title: Australia ♥  ♥  ♥ 

My favorite quotes from the movie:

> Just because it is, doesn't mean it should be!

> Mrs Boss, Mrs. Boss!

Year: 2008

Length: 165 min

Rating: PG-13

Genres: Adventure, Drama & History

Cast: Nicole Kidman, Hugh Jackman, Brandon Walters, Bryan Brown, Tony Barry and Shea Adams

 

My Overview: What happens when an English aristocrat, Lady Sarah Ashley, takes over her former husband's ranch and runs into trouble? Set in the era of just before WWII, where a woman struggles to take care of her husband's ranch. This movie is a little bit of Titanic with a little bit of Pearl Harbor and wrapped all up in a western setting. Lady Sarah Asley is a very independent woman that doesn't want to seek the help that she will need in order to keep the ranch successfully running & still turning a profit! Her motto is "I'm a capable as any man". Then she meets Drover, a stockman  (Hugh Jackman) and sees a way that she might be able to keep the ranch! Will he help her or will his motto "no man can hire me, so no man can fire me", be the very thing that stops him from taking the job on?

 

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The Sword of the Lord by Andrew Himes – Book Review

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Title of Book:  ♥  ♥  ♥ The Sword of the Lord – The Roots of Fundamentalism in an American Family

Author:  Andrew Himes

My favorite quotes from book:

>It was as though the spirit of the war had seeped into their very marrow. It suffused their dreams, conditioned their actions, warped their relationships, and redefined their notions of what it took to survive in a bleak and bitter world.

> John R. Rice displayed a dramatic, emotional, and personable pulpit style. He was an old-fashioned, pulpit-pounding, sin-condemning, story-telling, hymn-singing evangelist.

Year Published:  April 14, 2011

Pages: 362

Genres: Fundamentalism, American History, Christianity

Characters or people mentioned in book: Andrew Himes, John R. Rice, Billy Graham, Bob Jones Sr, & Jerry Falwell

“I was 13 years old when cracks began to appear in my world. It was 1963…I was rooted to my spot, crying uncontrollably, straining to see the black children through my tears, noting the terror in their dark eyes and how they held onto each other and how the boy shifted his body and held his hand up to ward off the missiles [sandwich bags full of urine] thrown at them. I had never been so conscious of my sinful nature, of my cowardliness, of my uselessness. I knew my silence made me as guilty in the sight of God as my classmates.” (from book The Sword of the Lord).

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