This year, a new "Star Wars" novel from author Claudia Gray will detail the events in the life of Leia Organa - former princess, current general - between "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi" (1983) and the new sequel trilogy, which began with "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015).
The main conflict in "Star Wars: Bloodline," which follows last year's "Star Wars: Aftermath" by Chuck Wendig, occurs several years before the events in the hugely successful "Episode VII" and will explain how the First Order ascended to power under the New Republic's watch.
In the novel, which takes place decades after the death of Darth Vader and the collapse of the Empire, Leia (Carrie Fisher in the "Star Wars" films) is in a position of power in the New Republic. Everything seems to be going well; however, Leia will begin to see that a new generation, unaware of the evils of the now-defunct Empire, could bring the galaxy back into turmoil. more >>
Two time Grammy Award-winner Lecrae wowed both the secular and Christian world in 2014 with his critically acclaimed studio album, Anomaly and now his upcoming book, Unashamed, is revealing some of the things he's had to put up with while on his journey to success.
The Reach Records founder took to Facebook on Wednesday to share an excerpt from Unashamed, which is set to release in May. The lone paragraph the rapper shared features his internal dialogue as he's being introduced by an industry executive:
"'I want you to meet Lecrae. He's a Christian rapper.' 'I know who you are,' they would respond with a patronizing smile. 'I'm familiar with your music.' The awkwardness would grow, and I could almost hear their thoughts: Can I cuss around him? He is about to preach at me, or judge me if I drink this whole bottle of Cristal and stumble out of here? Maybe they don't know if they can be fully themselves around me. Or perhaps they don't think they would like the content of my music or the assumptions behind my music or the worldview I hold. Regardless, they don't want to know more. From that point on, it felt awkward. It was like I was marked." more >>
If people waited until marriage to have sex, actress and The Wait author Meagan Good believes there would be an increase in two-parent households.
While promoting her book, The Wait: A Powerful Practice for Finding the Love of Your Life and the Life You Love with her co-author and film executive husband DeVon Franklin, Good spoke about how society would be different by implementing celibacy in relationships.
Now that she has the attention of millions of singles worldwide, author Mandy Hale isn't using her platform to guarantee anyone a husband or wife.
"I wish I had 140 characters of brilliance to share that 'your man is on his way, or your wife is on her way.' But I don't," Hale admitted to The Christian Post ahead of her third book release Beautiful Uncertainty:Singleness, Surrender and Stepping Out on Faith.
"When I was in prayer one day God was asking me: 'If it's only you and me one day, is that going to be enough?' I had to reach the point where I said, you know what God, it is going to be enough.'" more >>
Pope Francis will provide answers to a number of challenging questions posed by children from around the world in an upcoming book, titled Dear Pope Francis.
Some of the questions asked by the children, aged 6 to 13, include "What did God do before the world was made?" and "Do bad people have a guardian angel too?" more >>
In a stunning revelation sure to blow up the Internet, a group has claimed that famed 16th century soothsayer Nostradamus foresaw the rise of the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Experts from the highly self-esteemed Nostradamus Postdiction Society released a statement arguing that one of Nostradamus' well known quatrains points to the rise of Trump.
"This is amazing and only further proves to us what we already assumed to be true: that Nostradamus was indeed able to see centuries into the future," stated the society. more >>