When Plumb released her self-titled debut album in 1997, she perhaps had no idea where her music and songwriting would lead. Now more than 10 years later, her history is peppered with success highlights. She has released five critically acclaimed albums. Her music has been played on Christian and mainstream radio. And her songs have been heard on films and TV shows such as Bruce Almighty, Just Married, ER and Felicity. read more
The popular worship band Hillsong United, which grew out of the youth ministry of Hillsong Church in Australia, will present the live special Hillsong United: We're All in This Together in 450 theaters nationwide Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, with a time-delayed showing at 8 p.m. Pacific.
By Jentezen Franklin | Charisma House | hardcover | 224 pages | $21.99
In a world of anxiety, pastor and best-selling author Jentezen Franklin offers keys to dealing with fear in Fear Fighters: How to Live With Confidence in a World Driven By Fear. Explaining that fear and anxiety are issues everyone has to face, Franklin encourages readers to confront and overcome such obstacles. read more
By Miles McPherson | Baker Books | hardcover | 224 pages | $19.99
In Do Something! Make Your Life Count, Miles McPherson challenges readers to make a difference in their lives and communities through the love of Jesus. Each chapter offers teaching couched in a real-life story demonstrating a biblical truth.
McPherson shares his personal experiences in dealing with drug addiction, unhealthy relationships and the pressures that come with being a professional athlete.
Grace Hill Media | Starring Taylor Mason, Michael Jr., Joe Wong, Dana Daniels, Isaac Witty | $19.99
Everybody can use a laugh these days. But where can you find clean comedy fit for the entire family? Thou Shalt Laugh 4 is the answer. John Tesh hosts the fourth installment of the best-selling Christian comedy DVD series. read more
What is keeping you stuck in an emotional or spiritual rut? Is it regret and guilt? Christian counselor, author and radio host Stephen Arterburn believes we can break free from the regret of our past. In his new book, Regret-Free Living, Arterburn openly shares his biggest regrets, how he was able to overcome them and the ways God actually used them in his life. Arterburn teaches how we can make peace with the past and embrace emotional and spiritual freedom.
We talked with Arterburn about his latest book. (Click here to purchase Regret-Free Living.)
What inspired you to tackle the subject of regret?
Stephen Arterburn: Since the economic downturn, I have seen so many more people regretting decisions they [have] made over the past decade, regretting they did not save more or invest better. But people who call our NewLife Live radio program are always full of regret about the mate they picked, the way they raised their children, the affair that destroyed their marriage. It just seemed like the right time to tackle how to live beyond our regrets. And surprisingly that led me down the road to look at relationships from a different angle. read more
Stellar Award-winning artists and siblings Adriann and Aundrea Lewis of the group RiZen demonstrate their staying power in gospel music with the release of their third album, Free. The sisters offer a litany of upbeat cuts and worshipful ballads that speak of God's faithfulness and unconditional love. read more
By Trin-I-Tee 5:7 | Spirit Rising/Music World Music
Love, Peace, Joy at Christmas, the first holiday album from award-winning gospel group Trin-I-Tee 5:7, is being released as a combo CD/DVD. The package offers 11 traditional and original recordings, live performance footage and a special bonus track. read more
Worship leader Byron Cage is no novice in the gospel music arena. For more than 20 years, the Grammy-nominated singer has pumped out numerous albums. His sixth project, Faithful to Believe, was recorded live at Second Ebenezer Baptist Church in Detroit. This album is a compilation of praise anthems and worship ballads packaged in upbeat, stirring and inspiring sounds and lyrics. read more
By Philip Yancey | Zondervan | hardcover | 432 pages | $19.99
The works of best-selling author Philip Yancey are divided into 366 daily readings in the new devotional release, Grace Notes: Daily Readings With a Fellow Pilgrim. Drawn from Yancey's bibliography, the book includes articles the writer has contributed to magazines, as well as material from his best-selling books The Jesus I Never Knew, Disappointment With God, What's So Amazing About Grace? and Where Is God When It Hurts? read more
Glo marries a digital edition of the Bible with thousands of articles, photos, animations, videos and maps. Interactive features allow users to customize reading plans and journal, with access available from any computer and on smart phones.
"Two entire generations have been born in a digital world who favor digital media over any other," said Nelson Saba, founder and CEO of Glo creator Immersion Digital. "But there's very little that is good interactive media that connects them with the Bible, that is designed for them.
On the newest 3-2-1 Penguins DVD, Escape From Planet Hold-a-Grudge! twins Jason and Michelle embark on three brand-new adventures with Zidgel, Midgel, Fidgel and Kevin. The episodes "Do Unto Brothers," "Oh, Mercy!" and "Between an Asteroid and a Hard Place" will help children understand the value of teamwork, forgiveness and kindness.
Christian rock band Kutless have sold more than 1.4 million records and become a household name for such hits as "Sea of Faces," "Run" and "To Know That You're Alive." On the heels of their highly successful CD Strong Tower, the band continues to spread the message of Christ with their newest worship album, It Is Well. The band shares in their own words the experience of preparing for this latest release.
We began this worship project, It Is Well, by asking one question, "Can we do something unique?" There are many worship records; however, we were driven by the challenge to do something different, something Kutless. Although we've done a worship-oriented album (Strong Tower), we are in a different place right now and wanted this project to reflect our hearts. read more
Worship music lovers will get a big bang for their buck with The Best New Praise & Worship Songs ... Ever. This three-disc compilation offers 50 of today's most popular worship songs. It also features 33 acclaimed artists, including Paul Baloche, Brenton Brown, David Crowder Band, Delirious, Hillsong United, Israel Houghton, Tim Hughes, Chris Tomlin and Michael W. Smith. read more
If you like hard-rock praise and energetic worship that will blast you into heavenly oblivion, then Be is for you. Behind the project is the new Christian rock group Unhindered, composed of Ben Smith, Pat Barrett, J.R. Collins, Christian Paschall and Ashley Dasher. And from the sounds of their edgy style, the band's new CD isn't exactly your mother's brand of worship. read more
By Karen Kingsbury | Zondervan |softcover | 336 pages |$14.99
Karen Kingsbury's Shades of Blue is the story of a young couple whose lives are forever changed by a series of unwise choices. The author explores the harsh realities of abortion through the lives of her characters.
Brad Cutler and Laura James are engaged to be married in only six weeks when a secret from his past suddenly begins to affect the prospect of his future.
By Ed Dobson | Zondervan | hardcover | 304 pages | $19.99
The title and cover photo of pastor Ed Dobson's The Year of Living Like Jesus: My Journey of Discovering What Jesus Would Really Do immediately bring to mind its inspiration—A.J. Jacobs' The Year of Living Biblically. In fact, Jacobs wrote the foreword to Dobson's book. read more
Kelly's Filmworks | Starring Christina Dawn Fougnie, Jefferson Moore, Tom Luce, J. Robert Bailey | $19.99
Clancy Miller (Christina Dawn Fougnie) is a young girl who suffers horrible abuse and is neglected by her mother. Yet her faith is strong and sustains her. But when authorities are notified of Clancy's situation, she runs away so she won't have to go into foster care. read more