Former Flyleaf front woman Lacey Sturm opened up this week about her journey to finding God, including her days as a suicidal drug user desperate for faith and purpose.
The singer is preparing for the release of her book The Reason: How I Discovered A Life Worth Living on Tuesday, Oct. 7. Sturm was compelled to write her story after sharing it with fans who attested that it changed their lives and even quelled their own suicidal thoughts. Discussing the powerful message of God's love in The Reason, Sturm recalled her first understanding of salvation while speaking to The Christian Post.
"I heard the message 'I'm worth loving and created by a good God, my life is important no matter what anybody says' during my encounter with God as an atheist," the singer explained. "That was the first sign; the Holy Spirit gave me that message. Maybe I had heard it before, but I didn't receive it until that message." more >>
Once a notorious gangster, drug dealer and pimp, John Turnipseed knows what it's like to feel trapped in sin. Now a licensed minister, Turnipseed wants those struggling to make a change and to know God hears their prayers.
"I always try to tell people to look for the evidence of God because it's always there and sometimes we just ignore it. We look past it [because] it doesn't look inviting to us," he said.
In his soon-to-be-released autobiography Bloodline, Turnipseed tells how his troubled childhood led him into a life of crime and how surrendering his life to Christ led him to become a helping hand for others living hard lives. more >>
Acclaimed Christian artist Plumb recently shared details about her separation from her husband Jeremy Lee and how faith helped them reconcile.
Last week, the acclaimed singer-songwriter, otherwise known as Tiffany Arbuckle Lee, debuted her memoir Need You Now: A Story of Hope. It touches on love, motherhood and the "crash and burn of my marriage and the rebuilding of that," she told The Christian Post exclusively.
Writing the memoir, described as being "raw" and "very honest" by critics was not only somewhat therapeutic for Plumb, but it also provided her with an opportunity to potentially help others. more >>
It's hard to imagine that any school would have a problem with a book about a Christian family that helped Jews escape the Holocaust.
But Springs Charter Schools in Temecula, Calif., not only had a problem with "The Hiding Place," they also took issue with any other book that was written by a Christian author or included a Christian message.
"We do not purchase sectarian educational materials and do not allow sectarian materials on our state-authorized lending shelves," Superintendent Kathleen Hermsmeyer wrote in a letter to attorneys at the Pacific Justice Institute. more >>
In The Race to Save Our Century, authors Jason Jones and John Zmirak argue for five core principles to prevent the catastrophes of the previous century from being repeated in the next century. In a video interview with The Christian Post, Jones explains how he became a Christian in the process of writing the book.
The idea for the book came when Jones was an undergraduate at the University of Hawaii. He pitched the idea for a video to encourage his fellow students to major in political science to the political science department.
"I just wanted to pour the horrors of the 20th century into two minutes," Jones said, "to create an urgency among young people at my school, and why they should major in political science, because ideas matter." more >>
David Payne is touring the United States with a one-man show inspired by the life and writings of C.S. Lewis this year.
Payne is a businessman-turned-actor who first read Lewis shortly after becoming a Christian in his 20s. However, an unexpected career path that saw many failures and even bankruptcy eventually led him back to the iconic author. Ahead of his performance in "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" in New York, Payne spoke with The Christian Post about how he landed what turned out to be a career role as Lewis.
"After I lost everything, I prayed for my vision to not be taken away," the actor said of his failed business ventures. "I prayed: 'When this is over, let me see what is worth going for. Give me a passion for being and embracing life. Help me aim for something that can be achieved, and can be achieved because of what we learned.'" more >>