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
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"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
Above the Golden State's sophomore release, The Golden Rule, is a collection of songs by the pop-rock band that explores the fundamental truths of Christianity.
"The Golden Rule, to love God and your neighbor as yourself, is a commandment we've all been given," frontman Michael Watson says. 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
By Craig Detweiler, ed. | WJK Books | softcover | 256 pages | $19.95
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
Warner Bros. | Starring Denzel Washington, Mila Kunis, Gary Oldman, Malcolm McDowell, Michal Gambon, Jennifer Beals | Rated R
Denzel Washington has long-since convinced movie audiences that onscreen he's one of the baddest, most icy-hearted tough guys to roam the borderline between good and evil in Hollywood morality tales.None are as "bad" (in the "first-rate" sense) at being vengeful as his Creasy in Man on Fire (2004) or as good at being cold and unfeeling as his Alonzo Harris in Training Day (2001). 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