LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Award-winning screenwriter Brian Godawa said he's teamed up with Charlie Wen, former visual director of Marvel Studios, to tell an action-adventure romance story "rooted in the ancient history and spiritual reality of China" in his newly released book, The Dragon King.
"We wanted to tell the story of the First Emperor of China with some spiritual aspects to this historical reality that we thought merited adding a fantasy element," said Godawa, the author of the Biblical fantasy series Chronicles of the Nephilim. "Much like the Chinese action movies, an element that adds a heightened reality."
He adds, "I'm using the fantasy genre as a means to show spiritual reality. This allows me to have some fantastical things without violating the actual true history of it. We're re-interpreting this ancient story through a Biblical paradigm. And that paradigm is that at the Tower of Babel, when God separated the nations, He placed the nations under the authority of spiritual-watcher beings. So, in other words, behind the earthly authorities there are spiritual authorities in the heavenlies." more >>
NEW YORK — The world woke up again to another deadly attack from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant last Tuesday and mourned.
In three coordinated nail bombings in Belgium claimed by the Islamic militant group, two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem, and one at Maalbeek metro station in Brussels, 35 people were killed and at least 270 more were injured.
The attacks quickly sparked a fresh round of debates on Islam and how to treat its adherents. more >>
Famous American author Harper Lee once called Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's Taj Mahal-styled casino the "worst punishment" that "God can devise."
"The worst punishment God can devise for this sinner is to make her spirit reside eternally at the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City," Lee wrote in a letter to a friend, Doris Leapard, on Aug. 25, 1990.
Lee, who died in February at the age of 89, is famous for the literary classic To Kill a Mockinbird, as well as the follow up novel Go Set a Watchman, which was only released last year. more >>
While promoting the release of his latest DVD for the film "God's Club," well-known Baldwin brother Stephen revealed that he is connecting with a church in New York City to start a Bible study that will help young people who are lost, depressed or confused.
"I just found in my heart that what young people are seeking more than ever is to be challenged with an authentic encounter and experience with truth. That's what I believe young people are looking for," Baldwin told The Christian Post.
The actor maintained that he's gearing up to host the Bible study because after visiting many churches that focus on youth in the city, he felt there was still something missing. Baldwin contends that as much as young, hip churches are "blessing" the younger generation with music and a practical kind of Bible teaching, that really only goes so far. more >>
Sharing an excerpt from his latest book, Pastor Perry Noble reflects on the most important lessons in leadership he learned from his late mother, whom he said coped with a diagnosis of an advanced stage of cancer by not blaming God, but glorifying God's goodness.
Noble, who leads NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, shared an excerpt from his new book, The Most Excellent Way to Lead, in a blog post Monday, writing that while he's had the "privilege of meeting some of the greatest leaders in the world — men and women who are having a profound impact on the lives of thousands of people," he believes his mother, Helen, is the best leader he has ever known.
Noble goes on to discuss his mother's loving leadership, as demonstrated when she found out she had an advanced stage of cancer when the megachurch pastor was still a child. more >>
The author of the novel "Legends of the Fall," Jim Harrison, died at the age of 78 last Saturday. The author's cause of death was not known, and according to a report in People, the author died at his home in Patagonia, Arizona. He authored more than 40 books, which included novels and collections of poems. One of these novels, "Legends of the Fall" became famous after it was adapted into a feature film in Hollywood and starred in by Brad Pitt, Aidan Quinn, Sir Anthony Hopkins and Julia Ormond in 1994.
Born in Michigan in 1937, James Thomas Harrison was the son of Winfield Harrison, a county agricultural agent and Norma Walgren. His father's love for books was passed on to him and Harrison grew up in Reed City, Michigan, according to a report in the New York Times.
With both bachelor and master's degrees in comparative literature for the Michigan State University, he started his career as a writer after a short stint as an academician. His first works were collections of poems and short novels, including "Legends of the Fall" which was published in 1979. more >>