It's been four years since I started this blog. And while it has become more of a hobby than something that I keep up with regularly, I wanted to take a moment to mark off year four.
This past year has been much more mild, since I haven't been postly regularly here; however, there have still been a few really neat highlights that I wanted to share with you all.
Firstly, I am in the process of raising the level of reviews found here on the blog. Some of the highlights from last year include a review of the ebook True Reason, a book written in response to the secular Reason Rally which took place back in March. (You can view all posts on the Reason Rally -- which includes a guest post by Tom Gilson, a leader in the True Reason initiative -- here.) I also recently posted a review of the book Jesus + Nothing = Everything by Tullian Tchividjian. You can view all reviews done on this blog to date on the sidebar under "Book Reviews and Essays." Be on the lookout for more reviews, since I am in the middle of several of exciting ones coming up soon on the blog!
In April I posted the Resurrection series, which is based on the book written by historian Michael Licona and Gary Habermas entitled, The Case for the Resurrection. You can view the entire series here.
Here are a few other notable posts from the past year:
Science and Religion DO mix
Mike Licona on the Resurrection
Quote of the Week: Ravi Zacharias On The Problem of Evil (Received well over 1,000 views!)
And lastly, in honor of the fourth year of this blog, I am excited to announce a giveaway! I will be giving away one (1) copy of the new film, October Baby, set to release on DVD on September 11!!
My thoughts can be found at this post (I will say that I loved it!), and here is the synopsis:
As the curtain rises, Hannah hesitantly steps onto the stage for her theatrical debut in college. Yet before she can utter her first lines, Hannah—unscripted—collapses in front of the stunned audience.
After countless medical tests, all signs point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. This revelation is nothing compared to what she then learns from her parents: she was actually adopted … after a failed abortion attempt.
Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah turns for support to Jason, her oldest friend. Encouraged by his adventurous spirit, Hannah joins his group of friends on a Spring Break road trip, embarking on a journey to discover her hidden past … and find hope for her unknown future.
In the midst of her incredible journey, Hannah finds that life can be so much more than what you have planned.
To enter to win, you must do three (3) simple things (you must do all of them in order to be eligible for the giveaway):
1) Follow this blog via Google friend connect.
2) Send me an email to defendchristianfaith at gmail dot com telling me that you have entered for the prize. Please title the email "October Baby giveaway," and leave your name and contact information, as well as your Google handle so I can verify that you followed step one above. (All contact information will be kept confidential and will be promptly deleted after the completion of the giveaway).
3) Like the blog's fan page here.
For extra entries, you can do any of the following for one extra entry each:
1) Comment on any one of the posts in the archives. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me which one you commented under.
2) Follow me on Twitter. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me that you did and what your Twitter handle is.
3) Tweet about the giveaway and include a link back to this post. You may use this sample, if you'd like:
Enter to win @OctoberBabyFilm DVD from @dcfblog! Ends 9/8 at 7PM! http://bit.ly/OTIPLZ4) Follow my other blog where I talk about religious persecution around the globe. Then come back here and leave a comment telling me that you did.
The contest will end on September 8, 2012, at 7PM, so that I can be able to get it out to the winner hopefully by DVD release date (September 11). My apologies to those outside the US, but due to shipping costs, this giveaway is only open to residents in the 48 contiguous US!
Have fun entering, and thank you to everyone who made year number four possible!