"Duck Dynasty" star Missy Robertson says her daughter's devastating medical diagnosis left her questioning her faith.
In 2003, during a 4-D ultrasound, the Christian reality TV star and married mother of three learned that her now 12-year-old daughter, Mia, had a cleft lip and possible cleft palate at 31 weeks gestation. Instead of leaning on faith, Missy initially began to question God.
"I did question God at the beginning, like, 'Wait a minute, what just happened here? I thought, I'm one of your children,'" Missy told ET on Wednesday. more >>
YouTube sensation and Christian author Jefferson Bethke hopes to re-spark the faith of millions of millennials who feel Christianity has failed them with his new book, It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die, which examines first century Church practices and demonstrates how they can reinvigorate the Body of Christ in today's society.
Bethke cemented himself as a mouthpiece for millennial Christians with his 2013 viral spoken word YouTube video Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus, which led to an accompanying New York Times best-selling book, titled Jesus > Religion: Why He Is So Much Better Than Trying Harder, Doing More, and Being Good Enough.
By delivering Christian Orthodox views in a seemingly rebellious and fresh way, Bethke has sent shockwaves throughout the Evangelical world and attracted a loyal following of young people. more >>
An online crowd-funding project that raised about $1.4 million, meant to release a more elegantly formatted version of the Bible, has once again been delayed in its release.
In 2014 the Bibliotheca garnered a great deal of financial support from people who were interested in acquiring a Bible formatted to look more like a novel.
However Adam Lewis Greene, the man behind Bibliotheca, sent out an update in late September to supporters once again pushing back his expected completion of the project, originally scheduled for last December. more >>
Evangelist Billy Graham is said to be in better shape today than he's been in for a while as his 97th birthday approaches, and his son, Franklin, is sharing how Hollywood's depiction of eternity has inspired what's being promoted as his father's final book.
Graham will be 97 on Nov. 7, and Franklin, who's president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, has said that his father is doing "pretty good."
"I think he's probably doing better now than he has in months, he's just got energy," Franklin told Fox News' Greta Van Susteren. " … This Sunday I walked in and I said 'daddy, this is Franklin," and he said, "oh son, where have you been? It's good to see you.' He'll want to talk about different things, so he's doing pretty good." more >>
Prolific author and pastor Max Lucado has released a book meant to help guide Christians who might be feeling stagnant in their walk of faith. Titled Glory Days: Living Your Promised Land Life Now, the book centers on helping to address this faith crisis within American churches.
Out of 1,000 churches only 11 percent of Christians feel driven by their faith, Lucado wrote in the opening chapter, according to a survey by REVEAL Research.
During an interview with The Christian Post, Lucado said that such studies prompted him to write Glory Days. more >>
Fans of the fantasy world created by author George R.R. Martin have been anticipating the release of the next novel in the series, "The Winds of Winter," which continues the story of the kingdom of Westeros. While it is still a mystery when the novel will be coming out, the author has recently released a different book titled "A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms," which interestingly enough features the same fantasy world of the hit series, "Game of Thrones," but occurs during a different time with a different set of characters, according to a report in Tech Times.
The new book published by Bantam actually puts together three short stories, "The Hedge Knight," "The Sworn Sword" and "The Mystery Knight," which is all about a knight named Ser Duncan "Dunk" the Tall and his squire, Aegon Targaryen who goes by the funny nickname Egg. Their adventures across the Seven Kingdoms are the focus of the book.
Ser Duncan the Tall is a legendary knight in Westerosi history, according to the report. In the fantasy world created by Martin, he is "one of the greatest knights to have ever lived" having been a Lord Commander of the Kingsguard. more >>