Duck Dynasty's Miss Kay, the matriarch of the Robertson family, released her first children's book this week, with D Is for Duck Calls, which takes children on a journey through the alphabet as they learn about the world of Duck Commander.
Some women grow up dreaming about becoming a noted author, but Miss Kay never had the desire or the belief that she'd one day author not only one book but three, among them being a children's book. But when she talks about the fond memories she has of her childhood library in Ida, Louisiana, and the library she created for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren at her home, it's easy to see how it is that Miss Kay has added children's book author to her ever-growing list of titles.
"When I was a little girl I hung out at the town library. I came from a town of 250 people. We only had maybe four buildings that we considered in the town and one red light. So that little library was one of my favorite places to hang out. I loved it," Miss Kay shared with The Christian Post in a recent interview. more >>
A year ago Zach Sobiech, 18, of Lakeland, Minnesota, captivated the world with his brave battle with a rare cancer called osteosarcoma through an inspiring song he wrote called "Clouds." Now, almost a year since he died, his mother, Laura Sobiech, is telling his story in a book called "Fly a Little Higher."
Things are a whole lot better for the Sobiech family now compared to the same time last year when Zach was just two weeks away from death's door.
While he was dying, however, Zach, through his family and friends, was able to interpret the difficult process of death in the lyrics of "Clouds" to reflect that he would simply "fly a little higher" to a place where the "view is a little nicer" in the lyrics below. more >>
STUDIO CITY, Calif. – Pastor and author Erwin McManus, founder of Mosaic Church in Los Angeles, told hundreds of current and aspiring entertainment industry professionals that God's gift of imagination is license to create at the highest level during the keynote session at the Biola Media Conference Saturday.
"I am so convinced that part of the artistic process, part of the power of being a storyteller is to resonate with the voice that calls humanity back to the God who always calls us to Him, to silence all the voices that tell us what we lack," said McManus. "I don't want us to spend our lives worrying about all the stories that others are telling about us."
In his recently released book, The Artisan Soul, McManus pens "a manifesto for human creativity and the beginning of a new renaissance." During his talk at the conference and in his book, he "not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence, but reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art." It is evident that he celebrates the spiritual process that can help people discover their true selves. McManus demonstrates that "we all carry within us the essence of an artist." more >>
New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews wrote a book by this title a few years ago. I highly recommend it. This figure represents the actual number of people killed by Adolf Hitler, not including ordinary civilians and military war dead.
In the book Andy gives a very uncomplicated answer to the chilling inquiry. You lie to them.
When Adolf Hitler wrote his story in "Mein Kampf", he penned these famous words, "The great masses of the people will more easily fall victim to a big lie than a small one." more >>
A Christian nurse from Detroit with over 41 years of experience in her profession shared about her life-changing spiritual journey while working in a number of impoverished countries in Asia.
Vicki Augustiniak shares in Really, God-Bangladesh? the physical struggles she went through while traveling and working in several Asian countries, including Bangladesh and the Philippines, as well as the difficulties she faced making sense of things when confronted with the harsh reality people lived in. But she also shares in her book stories of human ingenuity that inspired her the most.
The author and registered nurse says that profits from Really, God-Bangladesh?, published by InspiringVoices, will go toward building a hospital in the Chilmary district of Northern Bangladesh. more >>
A film about the bestselling 2008 book The Shack will reportedly be directed by Forest Whitaker and may star British actor Idris Elba and television personality Oprah.
In January, Deadline first reported that the Academy Award winner Whitaker, who starred in the 2013 film The Butler, was in talks to direct William Paul Young's book. It also suggested that Whitaker could be a supporting character in the story that chronicles a man grieving the kidnapping and brutal murder of his seven-year-old daughter, who encounters God in the shed where his child died.
Earlier this week, The Tracking Board reported that Elba, who stars in the television series Luther and was recently seen in Thor: The Dark World and Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom could be cast as the lead. It did not specify which part Oprah could be given, although the main character, Mackenzie Allen Phillips, encounters three versions of God while in the shed, one of them Papa, an African-American woman. more >>