A book by the notable Hispanic evangelical leader the Reverend Samuel Rodriguez is calling upon Christians to become light in a messy, dark world.
Released earlier this month, Rev. Rodriguez's latest book is Be Light: Shining God's Beauty, Truth, and Hope into a Darkened World.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Rodriguez explained that he decided to write the book because he wanted the Church to "stand up and make a difference." more >>
Lecrae's new book Unashamed lives up to its title, with the rapper recounting the addiction and molestation that he faced in his life.
While rehashing some of these memories and experiences were necessary for the 36-year-old rapper, he admits it was anything but easy emotionally. In an interview with XXL, Lecrae admitted that reliving the molestation that took place when he was a child was dificult.
"Yeah, one is just rehashing being molested as a kid, as a 6-year-old. Having the babysitter molest me," he responded when questioned about the difficult experiences he had to relive in his book. "Not so much for me to live back through but to have her stuff out there like that too. You know this is somebody that I still know 'til this day." more >>
According to "Star Wars" franchise lead actress Carrie Fisher (Princess/General Leia Organa), the "Star Wars" films have gained mass appeal because they center on "family."
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Fisher talked about "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" (2015), the latest installment in the franchise, and its record-breaking success. "This movie's about family, 'Star Wars' is. That's why it has the appeal."
In "The Force Awakens," Fisher reprised her role as Leia Organa, the twin sister of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, the only remaining Jedi. While Leia was known as a princess in the original "Star Wars" trilogy, by "The Force Awakens," which takes place roughly 30 years from the events in "Return of the Jedi" (1983), Leia had risen to the position of a general in the Resistance against the First Order. more >>
Good news await for all the fans of the "Harry Potter" series. They now have the chance to go beyond the film and personally see what's inside the home of the Dursleys. According to a report by Mirror UK, the Warner Bros Studio Tour London will open the door of the childhood home of Harry in Number 4 Privet Drive for fans to see the actual set that was used in the "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" movie.
Fans and tourists have only been allowed to take photos of Harry's muggle home from the outside. But with the upcoming opening, they can now experience the magic up close. The source cited that once fans get to step inside through the door of the Dursley home, they will be welcomed with hundreds of letters floating in the air just as how it was in the film. Apparently, these letters were the same ones that were used in the shooting.
Those who have watched the first film in the franchise may recall Harry getting a surge of letters from Hogwarts. And because they're magical mails, they all came flying through the fire place and front door. Fans will get to see these things in the set including the equipment that was used to make the letters flow through the letterbox. However, Harry's sleeping area, the little cupboard under the stairs, is featured elsewhere in the tour so fans will only be seeing a door to it. more >>
Since there has yet to be a release date for George R. R. Martin's newest novel "Winds of Winter," the author gave fans a sneak peek into the upcoming novel to make up for the wait.
Fans have been anticipating the release of 'Winds of Winter," as it was initially expected to release before the premiere of "Game of Thrones" season 6. However, Martin faced several delays due to his busy schedule. With that, there has yet to be a confirmed release date for the novel.
However, according to the writer's website, Martin recently released a chapter of "Winds of Winter" to satisfy fans are they wait for the new novel. Martin released it with the statement, "You want to know what the Sand Snakes, Prince Doran, Areo Hotah, Ellaria Sand, Darkstar, and the rest will be up to in Winds of Winter? Quite a lot, actually. The sample will give you a taste. For the rest, you will need to wait." more >>
The University of Notre Dame and the Vatican Library have made an unprecedented agreement to collaborate on various projects pertaining to the two Roman Catholic entities' collections.
The five-year agreement has several parameters, including the holding of jointly sponsored academic conferences, the first of which was completed on Tuesday at Notre Dame.
"We've never had anything formal like this. Members of our faculty have utilized Vatican Library but this is the first time we've had a substantial agreement like this one," Chuck Lamphier, director of Church Affairs at Notre Dame, told The Christian Post. more >>