Author and speaker Priscilla Shirer desires for Christian women to live beyond the point of just being saved and living a complacent Christian life. In One in a Million: Journey to Your Promised Land, she takes a deeper look at the journey of the Israelites out of Egypt into the land of milk and honey. She correlates their journey to the journeys many Christians take today. read more
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But then he got sick and was eventually diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. In the midst of learning how to cope with his condition, Brown was inspired in his songwriting. The songs on his new album, Adoration, reflect his growth during this season of difficulty.
But Brown and his wife, Jude, experienced an even bigger test of faith when their first baby, Grace, died in utero and had to be delivered stillborn. With devastated hearts they chose to trust the Lord and worship. The song "Adoration" was Brown's response.
The Buzz features Brown's own words describing his experience of worship in the midst of unbelievable pain and hardship. (Click here to purchase this album.)
Sometimes it feels as if the burdens of this life are just too heavy to bear. Sometimes they weigh down on us so hard that the thought of anyone being able to carry them seems ludicrous. read more
Brothers Tim and Jon Neufeld with Dave Lalonde and James Johnston make up the modern-worship band Starfield. They continue to write for the church, and their new album, The Saving One, is a mix of modern-worship anthems and songs of personal confession. read more
By Newworldson | Inpop Records
Newworldson has had a season of success since their debut national release, Salvation Station, two years ago. The Canadian band has garnered numerous award nominations, including two Juno Awards for Gospel Album of the Year, and the band won two Roots Album of the Year awards for Best New Artist and Group of the Year. Their video Working Man claimed the No. 1 spot on the Gospel Music Channel. It's been a wild ride, and now the band is back offering ramped up, vamped up music and lyrics on their self-titled album. read more
Many people will recognize Guy Penrod as a former member of the Gaither Vocal Band. Now he offers his solo debut, Breathe Deep, with 13 country songs about faith and family.
"Breathe Deep touches on how fast our kids grow up, how soon our parents grow old, and how precious those moments in between are," Penrod says. read more
By R. Loren Sandford | Chosen | softcover | 192 pages | $13.99
This book applies to anyone experiencing spiritual burnout. However, R. Loren Sandford's background and retelling of conflicts with elders, gossips and immature church members mean its leading appeal will be to pastors. Still, Renewal for the Wounded Warrior can benefit the entire body of Christ with its exploration of the three stages of burnout and the "dark night of the soul" that follows. read more
Need help teaching your children how to listen? Big Idea is here to save the day—or simply offer another fun lesson-adventure with Pistachio: The Little Boy That Woodn't. Drawing inspiration from the classic Pinocchio, the Veggies tell how the toymaker Gelato decided to carve a little boy out of wood. He was surprised when Pistachio could walk and talk and think! read more
God has taught her what it really means to be in relationship with Him. "If you had asked me maybe even a year ago what was the greatest gift we could give God, I would have said, 'To love Him,'" she says. "But I think today I would say, 'To trust Him.'"
"Trusting Him is what love looks like. I think it's how we show Him how much we love Him by absolute trust."
Walsh wanted to understand what true trust looks like, so she began studying people in Scripture who had no idea how to trust but ultimately learned to trust God. She saw how their lives were transformed. read more
By Gungor | Brash Music
Gungor (formerly The Michael Gungor Band) offers alternative worship about the goodness, faithfulness and greatness of God on the new release Beautiful Things.
The title track is a ballad of faith declaring that Jesus can make the "dust" of our lives into something beautiful. The banjo-based highlight "You Have Me" declares that even in the silence God is "always faithful, always good." read more
A film capturing the origins of civil rights resistance in a small North Carolina town is headed to the big screen.
Opening in select cities Friday, Blood Done Sign My Name, the latest offering by Fugitive and Die Hard writer-producer Jeb Stuart, centers around a little-known civil rights trial involving three white men accused of murdering a 23-year-old black man in 1970 Oxford, N.C. read more