In the documentary Finger of God, filmmaker Darren Wilson chased miracles. For his new documentary, Furious Love, he chased love. In his easygoing style, Wilson narrates the journey and courageously asks his own questions.
"God showed me that His love is not contingent on my belief in it," Wilson narrates. "It can shine brightest when there is no agenda attached to it." read more
By Lisa Wingate | Bethany House Publishers | softcover | 352 pages | $14.99
Lisa Wingate's Never Say Never is a "deep in the heart of Texas" thrill ride. It begins with 71- year-old Donetta Brandford and her two best friends, Imagene and Lucy, who decide to take a cruise to break the monotony of their lives in small town Daily, Texas. Thinking that Hurricane Georgetta is going the opposite direction, they head to the port of call. read more
By Mary DeMuth | Zondervan | softcover | 224 pages | $14.99
In Thin Places: A Memoir, Mary DeMuth traces her life's influences, both positive and negative. The title refers to the times and places throughout her life when the everyday and the spiritual world seemed close enough for her to reach across and touch Jesus. read more
By Tim Roehl | Regal | softcover | 224 pages | $14.99
They day Jesus was crucified undoubtedly was the most important day in history, and mankind was forever impacted. But Jim Roehl focuses on the mark that day left on specific people who became witnesses and participants as events unfolded.Roehl considers the possible thoughts of Pontius Pilate, the centurion, Barabbas, Annas, Peter and several others. read more
Beth Moore has written many books, but she says So Long, Insecurity is the closest she'll ever come to writing an autobiography. Moore's life, like those of so many women, has been challenged by insecurities. But no more! She believes there is a cure for insecurity, which she says has become an epidemic. Women do not have to allow insecurities, or "lies," to cause them to miss life. Moore presents the truth as a way to help women experience authentic security.
The Buzz features an excerpt from So Long, Insecurity: You've Been a Bad Friend to Us. (Click here to purchase this book.)
Insecure Enough to Matter
We all have insecurities. They piggyback on the vulnerability inherent in our humanity. The question is whether or not our insecurities are substantial enough to hurt, limit, or even distract us from profound effectiveness or fulfillment of purpose. Are they cheating us of the powerful and abundant life Jesus flagrantly promised? Do they nip at our heels all the way from the driveway to the workplace? Scripture claims that believers in Christ are enormously gifted people. Are our insecurities snuffing the Spirit until our gifts, for all practical purposes, are largely unproductive or, at the very least, tentative? Maybe you can answer each of those questions with an honest no. The only reason I'm bothering to write a book instead of leading a small group, however, is because I believe if you can, you'd be in the vast minority. read more
By Lisa McKay | David C. Cook | softcover | 208 pages | $12.99
Lisa McKay, a blogger writing her debut book, You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes ...and Other Great Advice From an Unlikely Preacher's Wife, didn't plan on becoming a pastor's wife. Her husband, Luke, worked in construction, and they were on the brink of divorce before he got saved. Then, when he was called to ministry, McKay wasn't too certain about this vocational change and especially not her new leadership role. read more
By Robin Caroll | B&H Fiction | softcover | 320 pages | $14.99
The suspense novel Deliver Us From Evil raises awareness about child sex trafficking within the United States. U.S. Marshal Roark Holland is assigned the task of escorting a donor heart for a major witness who can break open a child-trafficking case in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. read more
It's all about love on the latest VeggieTales release. The Veggie pals offer lessons on loving your neighbor (The Story of Flibber-O-Loo), your family (Duke and the Great Pie War) and God (Madame Blueberry). Between each story, "Veggie Kids" (as voiced by real children) share their thoughts and perspectives on the topic of love. read more
Pure Flix Entertainment | Starring Sherry Morris, Carman, Eleese Lester | $19.95
Based on the Old Testament book of the Bible, The Book of Ruth is a story of love, endurance and redemption. It is told from Ruth's perspective as she makes a life-changing decision after her husband dies. She follows her mother-in-law, Naomi, back to Israel and to Naomi's people. read more
Tal & Acacia have been working on their music for several years and are now releasing their debut album, Wake Me. Even though the process took longer than they anticipated, they see God's hand in all of it.
"We came to Nashville five years ago expecting to get on the road and share the gospel," Acacia says. "God's timing is so much better than our own, but it was not in our cookie-cutter mentality."
Tal & Acacia (pictured left to right) want their music to bring people closer to Christ, and their songs have specific messages that relate to real life. Acacia explains that "Garbage In Garbage Out" is a call to purity. "We struggle each day. ... There's so much temptation in this world to just watch anything, hear anything, say anything. ... That song convicts me every day." read more
When you mix thought-provoking lyrics and cool chords with one man's vulnerability, you get Anthony Evans' latest release, Undisguised.
In his new "bare-all" project, Evans challenges listeners to worship God unconditionally—through hardships, brokenness and in good times. Though he praises the Father, he sends a message to listeners. read more
Day of Fire engages in a tasty sonic assault led by guitarist Joe Pangallo on its first studio release in three years, Losing All. Pangallo doesn't skimp on the heavy crunch and sustain that drive hard music, but he seasons the aggressive mix with mature riffing that complements his powered sound. read more
Craig Detweiler taps game designers, reviewers and players for a Christian interpretation on video games in Halos & Avatars: Playing Video Games With God. Avoiding the simplistic trap of branding games as evil, the compilation examines the benefits, spiritual and otherwise, that gamers derive from this modern incarnation of leisure activity. read more
Paramount | Starring Roma Downey, Della Reese, John Dye | $14.99 each
Fans of the inspiring TV show Touched by an Angel can now enjoy two new collections. Martha Williamson, executive producer, selected episodes based on the themes of faith and love and includes an introduction with each episode. read more
L.J. Granstaff, Craig Felker, Jason Killebrew and Joel Purdy (pictured left to right) have been worshiping together for 4.5 years and release their first studio album as Hearts of Saints on Jan. 26. Lead singer Felker says the group changed its name from Special D to Hearts of Saints based on Philemon 1:7, in which Paul writes to Philemon: "I am encouraged by your kindness and faith because you've refreshed the hearts of the saints."
He says this verse is their mission statement. "We are four guys who love Jesus, and so everything we're going to do in life, whether it be the way we live, [our] music, we want to be His light. We want to be transparent. And these songs ... this music that we play is all about Him and about hope." read more
New Song Pictures/Outreach Films | Starring Randy Wayne, Deja Kreutzberg, Robert Bailey Jr., Joshua Weigel | Rated PG-13
Jake Taylor and Roger Dawson grew up best friends. But when Jake becomes a star athlete in high school, he leaves his friend behind for the popular crowd. Roger can't endure the teasing, loneliness and betrayal. He takes matters into his own hands.
Jake's regret and guilt weigh on him and he re-evaluates his life. His girlfriend, Amy Briggs, doesn't understand and wants things to stay the same. read more
Joshua Harris, best known for the teen advice book I Kissed Dating Goodbye, draws from his experience while growing up in the church for Dug Down Deep: Unearthing What I Believe and Why It Matters. Opening with a look at Rumspringa, the Amish rite of passage, Harris explains his personal spiritual journey and why all believers come to a point of personal-faith ownership. read more
By Chad Hennings | FaithWords | hardcover | 208 pages | $21.99
Chad Hennings was a fighter-jet pilot and an NFL player for nine years, yet he says that during that time he never knew what it meant to be a real man. In his new book, Rules of Engagement: Finding Faith and Purpose in a Disconnected World, Hennings shares his journey to authentic manhood. He also offers a guide for other men to use in their pursuit of authenticity. read more