Neurosurgeon and philanthropist Dr. Ben Carson seeks to unite Americans with the advice from his newest book. In One Nation: What We Can All Do To Save America's Future, the man who made headlines for his 2013 National Prayer Breakfast speech hopes to unite the country under common principles.
In an interview with The Christian Post, Carson explained that with One Nation, released Tuesday, he hopes to "wake people up to the fact that we are being manipulated by people who want to divide us."
"If you look at the neo-Marxist literature one of the ways they say to bring the United States down is divide and conquer," said Carson. more >>
The Christian publishing company behind Matthew Vines' God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships has responded to news that it resigned from the National Religious Broadcasters by saying that the conversation it held with NRB was "professional and Christ-honoring."
"Our organization has discussed our publishing programs in private with leadership of the National Religious Broadcasters. These conversations with NRB have been characterized by one senior official at NRB as 'professional and Christ-honoring.' I couldn't agree more," Stephen W. Cobb, president and publisher for WaterBrook Press, Multnomah Books, Convergent Books and Image Books, told The Christian Post in a statement on Monday.
"In light of that, I believe that any further sharing of specifics would be a breach of the mutual respect between our two organizations, and I have no further comment on this topic," Cobb added. more >>
NEW YORK — Bill Courtney knows a thing or two about what it takes to be an effective leader. The Tennessee native, businessman and author, was the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary that chronicled how he helped transform a group of at-risk teens into a tight-knit and highly motivated football team.
Courtney has just released the book Against the Grain: A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love (co-authored with Michael Arkush), and in its pages shares principles on character, commitment, service and leadership that he has learned over the years and have brought him success, especially as operator and owner of a $40 million lumber company.
Effective leaders take on a servant's mindset, he said, and are consistent, authentic and sincere in the lives of those they have been called to lead. more >>
Singer Toni Braxton has revealed that she had an abortion in 2001 before marrying Keri Lewis. The abortion has haunted Braxton, who writes about the ordeal in her new memoir, and she wonders whether her second son, who was diagnosed with autism, is being punished for the procedure.
"I am more ashamed of myself for doing that," Braxton told "Entertainment Tonight" about the abortion.
Braxton, who grew up in a religious household, questioned whether God was punishing her for having an abortion. "God's payback was to give my son autism," she wrote in her new autobiography, "Unbreak my Heart." more >>
Many of the most demoralizing beliefs about marriage, especially when it comes to discouraging statistics commonly passed around, are just not true, says social researcher and best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn.
"A subconscious sense of futility about marriage is everywhere, as everything we hear says marriage is 'in trouble,'" states Feldhahn. "And while some of the bad news is accurate (for example, 41% of children are born out of wedlock), many of the most demoralizing beliefs just aren't true. For example, the notion that half of all marriages end in divorce or that the divorce rate is the same in the church… neither are anywhere close to true."
The Christian Post recently conducted an interview with Feldhahn, whose recently released, The Good News About Marriage, is the result of an 8-year investigative study that she believes reveals the truth about the state of marriage and divorce in today's culture and churches. Below is the interview. more >>
Jase Robertson, who's best known for his sarcastic one liners in the reality TV show "Duck Dynasty," gets serious about faith by sharing his life's experiences in hunting, evangelism, marriage and parenting in his new book, Good Call: Reflections on Faith, Family, and Fowl.
Much like his Uncle Si, Jase maintains the humorous approach he's known for as he talks about how he managed to save his virginity until marriage, and the bag of pot a young man brought to a Bible study that he and his wife, Missy, hosted at their first home.
In the book, Jase is open about the anger he felt toward his father who had abandoned him and his two brothers; the uniting power of salvation when his father gave his life over to Jesus Christ; how his father's advice to R-U-N came in handy when a girl offered to let him undress her at a time when he was striving to save his virginity until marriage; and how the birth of his daughter, Mia, has enabled him and Missy to help other parents who have a child born with a cleft lip and soft palate. more >>