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A La Carte (12/13)
December 13, 2011
Air France 447 - This is an absolutely gripping and terrifying account of the last minutes of Air France flight 447 which disappeared over the Atlantic a couple of years ago. “Two years after the Airbus 330 plunged into the Atlantic Ocean, Air France 447’s flight-data recorders finally turned up. The revelations from the pilot transcript paint a surprising picture of chaos in the cockpit, and confusion between the pilots that led to the crash.”
Jacob’s Story - “Jacob’s Story is a mini-documentary about a man that once made his living by trafficking women & children for the purposes of commercial sex. … Jacob is living proof that when the Gospel changes the hearts of men; everything changes.” (You will likely want to treat the film as PG-13)
Goodnight iPad - Here is a classic children’s book re-imagined for a digital age.
Books & Culture - Books & Culture continues the tradition of making their book of the year, a book I’ve never heard of. This one sounds good: God Is Red: The Secret Story of How Christianity Survived and Flourished in Communist China.
Yemen - One thing about this short persecution update caught my attention: “Estimates are there are only 100 Yemeni believers in this poverty-stricken country of 22 million.”
There’s plenty to laugh at in the world—but be sure you don’t laugh at something that God takes seriously. —A.W. Tozer