One of the lead actresses in the soon-to-be-released film "War Room," has written an accompanying book, Fervent: A Woman's Battle Plan to Serious, Specific and Strategic Prayer, guiding readers how to use prayer as a weapon to fight against ungodly spiritual attacks in every area of their life.
"Fervent will uncover the enemy who is lurking behind the scenes of some of your life's most pressing problems. Then, it will equip you with the tools you need to craft your own strategy of prayers so that you can stand firm against his (devil's) schemes," explains Shirer, a New York Times best-selling author and co-founder of Going Beyond Ministries, to The Christian Post.
Using the outline of a military strategy to highlight the power of prayer, the book accompanies brother writers and producer Alex and Stephen Kendrick's film "War Room," hitting theaters Aug. 28. Shirer makes her acting debut in the upcoming Christian drama about prayer being a powerful weapon. more >>
Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett previewed their forthcoming Christian film "Ben-Hur" during a surprise appearance at Mega-Fest in Dallas on Friday.
Described by the notable Christian filmmakers as an "epic" action movie, "Ben-Hur" is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ and stars Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman.
Downey and Burnett, who created the "The Bible" miniseries and the box-office hit "Son of God," told a large crowd at Bishop T.D. Jakes' annual family festival that ultimately the film tells "a story of forgiveness with an underlying story of Jesus." The project, which is the product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is just the latest in the couple's quest to glorify God through Hollywood entertainment as they continue to be "Hollywood's noisiest Christians." more >>
After initially ignoring calls to write a book about his thoughts on certain hot-button issues, NFL tight end and outspoken Christian Benjamin Watson has decided to tackle race and religion head-on in his first book, Under Our Skin: Getting Real about Race—And Getting Free from the Fears and Frustrations that Divide Us.
"In the weeks and months following my initial Facebook post about Ferguson that received national attention, I've been humbled by the number of people who have asked me if I would consider writing a book," Watson, 34, has shared online.
Although the New Orleans Saints tight end says he felt inadequate to take on the task, "I started to hear from even more people about how my thoughts and feelings about certain events are, in many ways, representative of what they are thinking and feeling." more >>
Many young girls often fantasize about becoming a fashion model, but for one young woman who spent eight years living "the dream," seeing the perils of the industry was enough to turn her off for good. She hopes that her story about finding Christ in Hollywood will inspire others.
At age 17, Nicole Weider thought that she had hit the jackpot after finding success in the modeling industry shortly after relocating to Los Angeles. But after six years, what many outsiders perceive to be glitz and glamour actually turned out to be a world of darkness and destruction that left her battling a deep depression at age 23.
"I mean I saw it all," Weider told The Christian Post. "I saw many celebrities in front of me doing drugs, I saw models that I work with starving themselves, anything you can imagine I saw up close and personal." more >>
Author George R.R. Martin is rumored to have hinted that his next novel, "Winds of Winter" may be released soon. The author was said to have posted a cryptic post in his blog Not a Blog about his upcoming novel.
In the blog post titled "Leavin' On a Jetplane," he mentioned that he was off to the East to attend a baseball game and to attend to a launch of "Dinosaur Lords." The intriguing part of his post which left many a fan wondering if he was hinting on his new novel was: "And while I will be travelling, my army of minions will be here at the old homestead, toiling in the paper mines."
According to another report in Christian Today, fans are speculating that the "minions" he mentioned in the post refers to those who are working in his publishing house, while the term "paper mines" refers to the printers. Putting the two together is said to indicate that one of his books, and fans are hoping it is "Winds of Winter" may have found its way to the printers already and may come out before the end of the year. Other reports however are saying that he may be referring to another book from his "Wild Cards" series. more >>
It's about 2 a.m. on an August morning in 1979. A beautiful young nurse by the name of Lynne Knight is living in a bungalow behind a larger house in Torrance, California. As two police officers approach her door, they notice a chair overturned in the entryway and bloody footsteps leading back to the rear bedroom. Each officer has his gun drawn, not sure what to expect.
When they switch on the light, they witness the worst murder scene of their careers. Ms. Knight is lying on her bed, undressed. Her throat is deeply severed, and her lifeless body, which had been stabbed repeatedly, is covered in blood.
Under her body is 18 inches of twisted wire strung between two small pieces of wood that had been sawed off from an old broomstick. Although they've never seen one in person before, the officers immediately know it's a garrote—a homemade weapon used to strangle someone in order to commit a murder quietly. more >>