Susan Boyle's life radically changed when she auditioned for the TV show Britain's Got Talent. She went from the choir in her hometown of Blackburn, Scotland, to the world stage with her humble tryout. She grabbed not only everyone's attention but also their hearts. Now Boyle, with her unmistakable voice, offers her debut album, I Dreamed a Dream. read more
Give Yourself Away, the 16th recording from Grammy-nominated NewSong, signals a new era of music and ministry for the legendary group. After 28 years together, the November release is NewSong's debut on its new imprint, His Honor Music. The project represents a series of firsts for the band, including an innovative marketing campaign in keeping with the album's theme. read more
Pure Flix Entertainment | Starring David A.R. White, Eric Roberts, Andrea Logan White, Lonnie Colon, Jessica Magnuson | $19.95
Mix Groundhog Day with the Left Behind series and you might end up with In the Blink of an Eye. The 85-minute end-times drama stars David A.R. White as a detective plunged into a recurring nightmare when his wife and friends disappear during a dream vacation. Unraveling links with the crime underworld, the cop is also forced to investigate his personal beliefs and recognize that earthly paradise is only temporary. read more
MTI Home Video | Starring Lea Thompson, Andrew Airlie, Laura Mennell | $24.98
The Christmas Clause tells the story of Sophie Kelly (Lea Thompson: Back to the Future, TV's Caroline in the City), a top-rated lawyer with three kids and a husband (Andrew Airlie: Fantastic Four) who take up all of her time. read more
Pure Flix Entertainment | Starring Janine Turner, Mike Norris, Amanda Alch | $19.99
Birdie O'Connor dreams that her dad, Danny, will play the PGA tour again. His choice of caddy, his 12-year-old daughter, stuns the golfing world. But when he starts to win with his young coach's help, people take notice. Just when it looks like Danny will get a chance to play the PGA, Birdie is diagnosed with a life-threatening disease. read more
Phil Wickham's newest album, Heaven and Earth, is a reminder to the church of the simple blessings, promises and rewards of God. It's also the fruit of a personal journal that had the singer searching Scripture for the last year and a half to gain a deeper understanding of believers' future in heaven.
"I've always been excited about going to heaven, but the Lord is lighting a fire or fanning a flame inside me," Wickham told The Buzz. "The church gets a skewed version of heaven in their minds. We envision it as clouds and God with a big beard, and I think we forget that God promises life everlasting and things that we can't ever dream or start imagining. We're going to be who we were always created to be, we're going to be with who we were always created to be with, everything will be complete again. ... The more I think about it, the more I think of how that relates to what Jesus did for us on the cross." read more
In a nearly 30-year career, the 285-voice Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir has distinguished itself with six Grammys, nine Dove Awards, two No. 1 hits and more than 4 million in album sales. Not resting on its laurels, the esteemed choir, known for songs such as "Praise You" and "Midnight Cry," is using its latest musical offering to "declare" God's name globally. read more
Living with a kingdom focus is the theme of Until the Whole World Hears, the latest studio album from Grammy Award-winning group Casting Crowns.
"Our main purpose, above all else, is to know Him more," says singer-songwriter Mark Hall. The title track on the album comes from an e-mail signature from Roger Glidewell, Hall's mentor in student ministry, who always closed his messages with the phrase, "Until the whole world hears." read more
By Debbie Macomber | Howard Books | hardcover | 224 pages | $22.99
In One Simple Act: Discovering the Power of Generosity, popular author Debbie Macomber touches on the story of the boy with the meager lunch of fish and bread that Jesus was able to share with 5,000 people, as a perfect example of what God can do with what one might consider so small. read more
Donald Miller, best-selling author of Blue Like Jazz, offers Convergence: Where Faith and Life Meet, a new DVD series appropriate for study at church, home and in small groups. Miller engages viewers with conversation with prominent Christian writers and thinkers Dan Allender, Tremper Longman, Lauren Winner and Phyllis Tickle. read more
For years singer and author Rebecca St. James has passionately delivered her True Love Waits message about abstinence and purity. Now she is extending that message with a burden for the unborn via her latest movie, Sarah's Choice. In her first leading role, St. James portrays Sarah Collins, a rising single professional who has to make a life-altering decision when she gets pregnant. Sarah struggles with her new reality and also faces her doubts and frustrations with God.
St. James says God had already given her a pro-life passion before she was even offered this role. Sensing that the Lord was calling her to get more involved with films about faith and family, St. James moved to California a year ago. Through a couple of friends, she got involved with several crisis pregnancy events and recognized an incredible need for movies that support life. read more
Hello Hurricane is Switchfoot's seventh full-length studio album, which lead singer Jon Foreman calls a "new beginning." The band combed through 80 songs before selecting the very best for this album. read more
The Grammy-nominated Ayiesha Woods offers a sassy, energetic holiday album with Christmas Like This. This nine-track CD features such classics as "Walking in a Winter Wonderland," "Jingle Bells," "Joy to the World" and "O Holy Night." read more
By Darin Hufford | Windblown Media | softcover | 224 pages | $13.99
In The Misunderstood God: The Lies Religion Tells Us About God, the first nonfiction release from the publisher of The Shack, Darin Hufford confronts a skewed idea of the nature of Christ perpetuated by teachers, preachers and believers in general. The author addresses these misconceptions and then asks who would want to love a god who beats down a person, judges unmercifully, betrays or abandons if one wrong move is made. read more
By Paul Meir and David L. Henderson | Thomas Nelson | hardcover | 304 pages | $22.99
Written to address the problem of suffering, Finding Purpose Beyond Our Pain gives advice for facing pain directly. The authors, psychiatrists Paul Meir and David L. Henderson, classify types of suffering into seven categories—injustice, discipline, failure, death, rejection, loneliness and loss—and examine how each can bring their "gifts" into a person's life. read more
Kelly's Filmworks | Starring Christina Fougnie, Amy Hess, Tom Luce, Matt Wallace | $19.99
Maxine "Max" Westray is a selfish young girl who is focused only on her birthday, Dec. 25. She is highly perturbed that her celebration gets overlooked because everyone is focused on Christmas. Max's single mom, Stacy, is overworked and trying to hold everything together, plus deal with her daughter's attitude about school and her birthday. Meanwhile, Tony, who is both their neighbor and also an assistant minister for a local church, has his own problem: He knows what church should be like but works with a lead pastor who has his own ideas. read more
As believers, we all have signposts for our journey of faith—the day we encounter our Savior, the challenges that uncover our deep need for Him, the moments we experience God's faithfulness.
For Paul Baloche, this spiritual journey is marked by songs—music that has moved from personal touchstones to collective signposts for millions of believers. Intimate prayers that have become global anthems.
"Songwriting is a big part of my spiritual life," Baloche shares. "It helps me go deeper with God. It helps me fix my mind on Jesus, to set my mind on things above. It keeps my own heart fresh and alive, for myself, my family and the church."
"When I'm writing songs," Baloche says, "I think, ‘Will this help the church worship God? Will this help people connect with Him?' I want to make music that they can believe in." read more
Beauty Will Rise is a collection of 12 songs from Steven Curtis Chapman created in the 18 months since the loss of his daughter Maria in a tragic auto accident. Part lament, part praise, part grief, part hope, part wrestling and part pondering, the tracks resonate as Chapman's "personal psalms." Raw and honest, the recording could be the most important of his more than 20-year ministry. read more
Shane & Shane's acoustic music and unmatchable harmony put them in a class all their own. On their newest album, Everything Is Different, Shane Barnard and Shane Everett offer another set of biblically based songs that will help believers celebrate and worship God for who He is and what He's done. read more