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"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
The Notebook

Saw this title recently when I was on the way to the counseling class after work. So I bought the DVD for a mere $15. It is not that I am a romantic fan of love stories or something like that, but the good review of the original novel by Frank in God's Ultimate Passion proves to be too much tempting.

Both the music and the scenery are very much well done, but it is the plot that captures the heart while it unfolds its mystery. Honestly speaking, you probably would have read of stories like this or know of similar real cases. The story line is also very simple, straight forward and perhaps slow some times. Yet, it is the emotions and feelings invoked by soaking yourself in the reality of every small little parts of the story known to ordinary living that is so irresistible touching. Nothing beats the ending when both of the main characters embraced each other and asked to be taken away in their sleep during the night, because it is unimaginably unbearable to forget the one whom you truly love. Building on the accumulative effect of those experiences in the past, it is truly the climax of true passionate love in the end,

After watching it, I could not help but give it a five stars thump up! If the love of two can be so pure and miraculously powerfully, what's more about God's love for us? May we learn to love Him and treasure one another.

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