In a video promoting the upcoming release of his book, Unashamed, Reach Records rapper Lecrae tells fans he's going to reveal the greatest regret of his life.
He not only shares that secret, along with the craziest thing that's ever happend to him, but within the 208-page book, set to release on May 3, he reveals intimate details about his difficult past, including childhood abuse, struggles with drugs and alcohol, bouts of depression, and a suicide attempt.
The book is named after a scripture Lecrae and his fellow Reach Record rappers often proclaim, which is Roman 1:16: "For I am unashamed of the Gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek." The verse is also the inspiration behind their name, 116 clique. more >>
Author and writer George R.R. Martin is under a lot of pressure for the release of his next novel, "The Winds of Winter," especially since the next season of the popular medieval fantasy series "Game of Thrones" is about to kick off. Fans of the novel series "A Song of Fire and Ice" as well as that of "Game of Thrones" have been eagerly waiting for the next installment in the series.
The author, according to a report in Tech Times, has pointed the blame to "distractions" – because of the popularity of "Game of Thrones" and his own, as he has been involved in so many things that has kept him from focusing on the novel.
Martin mentioned several reasons for the delay when he sat down for an interview during a film festival at his independent movie theater in Santa Fe. He said that most of what he has done so far, especially those that have become very popular and in demand, often "creates problems" because it "creates distraction." more >>
While many American teenagers hold a positive opinion of the Bible, most don't regularly read it, according to survery results released by the American Bible Society.
"Sixty-nine percent of teens believe the Bible contains everything one needs to know to live a meaningful life; 89 percent of teens believe the Bible is a sacred text; and 44 percent of teens believe the Bible has too little influence in society," Andrew Hood, director of communications at the American Bible Society, told The Christian Post.
"On the other hand, teens are not very engaged with the Bible. Only 64 percent of teens read the Bible three or four times a year or less; 71 percent of teens said they are too busy. When teens do read the Bible, 76 percent said they are influenced 'a lot' by it." more >>
Let's be honest, when someone tells you what their favorite Bible translation is, you fairly or unfairly make certain immediate assumptions about that person; caricatures will pop into your mind.
For example, if someone says their preferred translation is the NIV Bible, what immediately comes to your mind? What about the King James? ESV? See what we mean? What you think and what we think may be different, but that point is . . . something does pop up.
And, when it comes to our favorite Bible translations, we can get pretty defensive. Bible translations can often be hot-button topics for believers that can cause arguments, debates, and division. more >>
New Testament scholar and author Robert Hutchinson writes in a new book that recent archaeological discoveries and biblical scholarship prove not only Jesus' existence but that biblical accounts of his life and death are more accurate than secular scholars have led people to believe.
While atheist and secular scholars have over the last century progressed the idea that there is no proof that Jesus existed or that He was and acted exactly how He was depicted in the New Testament, Hutchinson highlights in his recent book, Searching for Jesus, various archaeological finds and research from the past few years that disprove the theories progressed by secular "mythicists."
The discoveries that Hutchinson mentions in his book, he says, disprove theories by scholars such as Bart Ehrman and Robert Schweitzer, who in the early 1900s theorized that Jesus was nothing more that an apocalyptic prophet. more >>
Books still make excellent Christmas gifts and while there are many great Christmas books, and no list is truly complete, the publications below attempt to reflect truth in Christian thought and history.
With the rise of secularism in the Western world, the true meaning of Christmas is all the more important. Each of these books help reflect that truth in meaningful ways.
Below are five great books for and about Christmas: more >>