Pastor T.D. Jakes has stepped up to tell the story of two men who were brought together and reformed the education system in Los Angeles.
Where a Man Stands: Two Different Worlds, an Impossible Situation, and the Unexpected Friendship That Changed Everything was a best-selling book written by Carter Paysinger and Steve Fenton, lifelong friends who came together during school days at Beverly Hills High. Paysinger went on to become the first African-American principal in the same school's 80-year history. He and Fenton then worked together to improve the school and surrounding community.
The book was only published on Nov. 4 but already gained attention from Hollywood elite wanting to tell the tale on the big screen. Pastor T.D. Jakes was able to score the rights to the story and will produce the film. more >>
An estimated 5.8 billion people now have all or some of the Holy Bible translated into their first language, and the Bible is now in more than 2,800 different languages, according to a recent announcement by Wycliffe Bible Translators USA.
"Last year, Wycliffe Global Alliance reported that 4.9 billion people could access at least part of the Bible in their first language. This year the number has grown to 5.8 billion," Bob Creson, president and CEO of Wycliffe, told The Christian Post. "This represents tremendous progress toward our goal of starting a translation project in every language needing one by 2025."
Creson also told CP that technological advances in areas like translation are "a critical role in speeding up the translation process." more >>
A book set to be released Wednesday titled, The Lost Gospel, is claiming that Jesus Christ married Mary Magdalene and had two children, but a number of religious scholars have dismissed the controversial assertions.
York University (Canada) professor Barrie Wilson and documentarian Simcha Jacobovici reportedly spent six years working on the book, which is based on a 1,500 year-old Aramaic manuscript they say they found in a British library.
Mark Goodacre, a professor of religious studies at Duke University, rejected the way the text has been presented, however. more >>
The most popular portion of the Bible is a verse urging readers not to be anxious, according to data released from online book seller Amazon. The online retailer recently released a list of the most popular passages from its most popular books. Amazon's most popular books include The Hunger Games, The Harry Potter Series, Pride and Prejudice, and the Bible. It found that the commonly highlighted portion of the Bible is Philippians 4:6-7.
In the verses, the apostle Paul admonished the church, "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
For those drawn to the verse because they may be dealing with anxiety or mental stress, Christian psychologist and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Eric L. Johnson caution readers against taking the passage as a direct command. more >>
A new author is targeting "tweens" with stories designed to tackle difficult issues such bullying in a Christian way with "Laurel Hill."
The first installment to the "Laurel Hill" book series, New Beginnings, debuted earlier this year, but author Erin Mackey recently caught up with The Christian Post in order to talk more about the story. Intended for children aged seven to 13, "Laurel Hill" explores the pitfalls and highlights of growing up, all while reminding the reader of God's love.
"I wrote this many years ago when my first niece was born, I always dealt well with kids and I wanted to write toward ages seven to 13," Mackey told CP. more >>
Abandoned at a young age, Rob Mitchell said growing up in an orphanage made him feel lonely and inferior, but as a Christian he knows that God sees and hears him.
"As a kid who spent 14 years in an orphanage, I understand being invisible," he said in a recent Focus on the Family broadcast. "The great message of Jesus Christ was God knows who you are. You are not invisible to God."
Now a celebrated financial consultant, motivational speaker and the author of Castaway Kid: One Man's Search for Hope and Home, Mitchell wants those facing adversity to know, "You are not invisible to God in your pain, in your sorrow, in your struggle with psychological, emotional affliction, in your struggle with someone you love who's got [multiple sclerosis] or [cerebral palsy] or cancer." more >>