Seattle megachurch pastor Mark Driscoll takes a serious swipe at Barack Obama in his soon to be released book, A Call to Resurgence: Will Christianity Have a Funeral or a Future? by pointing to the president's questionable spirituality and often weak embrace of evangelicals as an indicator that born-again "Christians' days are getting darker."
"On January 21, 2013, Barack Obama placed his hand on a Bible he may not entirely believe to take an oath to a God he may not entirely know," writes Driscoll, as read in chapter one of an advance copy of the book given to The Christian Post. "Jesus alone will judge his soul one day, but in the meantime we are free to be confused by a man who says he's a Christian while ending his speech to America's largest abortion provider with, 'Thank you, Planned Parenthood. God bless you.'"
In the section of the first chapter (Christendom is Dead) subtitled, "One Nation, Under God?" Driscoll points out that one notable omission on the inauguration stage was Pastor Giglio, who was scheduled to give the inaugural prayer at the 2013 ceremony and then withdrew, while some say he was pressured to do so by the Inauguration Committee. more >>
Christian evangelist John Ramirez shares his story about his life-or-death struggles to leave the occult world he was raised in with the book Out of the Devil's Cauldron: A Journey from Darkness to Light. His powerful testimony, which involves the born-again Christian rejecting Satan as his father to find fulfillment in God, continues to inspire readers, who insist that Out of the Devil's Cauldron, which was released last year, is "a must read for every believer."
"I was drawn to the power and authority that the Devil gives you over people," Ramirez said in a previous report by The Christian Post . "I found that the more evil I acted, the more respect I earned from others. If they feared me, I could get more and more of what I wanted. People who knew me knew I was Satan's son."
Ramirez's book, published in May 2012, tells how the New York evangelist was first introduced to the occult at the age of nine by his Puerto Rican parents who were steeped in Santeria, a belief system that blends spirit-worship and animal sacrifice with aspects of Roman Catholic teaching on saints. The occult practice traces its roots to West Africans who were transported as slaves to the Americas, or the New World, and now finds its home mostly in Caribbean and Latin America cultures. more >>
Pastor Pete Wilson of Cross Point Church in Nashville, Tenn. walks readers through four choices on how to achieve freedom from their suffering in his new book, Let Hope In: 4 Choices That Will Change Your Life, while illustrating Biblical accounts of men who endured hopeless moments as examples that demonstrate how God's healing power can lead to hope.
Wilson focuses on four main choices throughout the book that can begin the process of allowing hope to fill in the dark places of the past once they are embraced. Those choices include discovering how to transform pain instead of transferring it, choosing to "be okay with not being okay," trusting rather than pleasing, and choosing to be a free person in order to free others.
The youthful pastor gained national attention in 2010 for his best-selling book, Plan B, a title that has been printed in five languages and launched Putting Plan B into Action, a 6-week DVD curriculum that serves as a study companion to the book. Empty Promises, Wilson's second book, released in spring 2012. more >>
A major anti-pornography organization, along with many others, is currently observing a week of awareness meant to educate the public about the dangers of pornography.
White Ribbon Against Pornography Week (WRAP), which began Sunday and will go through Nov. 3, is a nationwide event organized by Morality in Media and cosponsored by hundreds of groups.
"The White Ribbon Against Pornography is intended to educate the public about the extent of the pornography problem and about what can legally be done to fight back against the flood tide of obscenity," reads an entry on WRAP's website. more >>
In an upcoming broadcast of the OWN network's "Super Soul Sunday," bestselling and controversial author Rob Bell talks with Oprah Winfrey about his latest book, What We Talk About When We Talk About God, and why "it may be the most rational move" to acknowledge that there is a God.
Bell, founding pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church in Grandville, Mich., tells Winfrey in a preview clip of the Nov. 3 airing of "Super Soul Sunday" that it is okay to be open. Apparently speaking directly to "all the really smart, studied people who've been to the T.E.D. Conference and have iPhones," Bell said, "It's not crazy to actually acknowledge that there's a God."
Watch the minute-long video excerpt of Bell's talk with Winfrey, in which the influential Christian minister briefly touches on the positive and negative aspects of the Enlightenment era's emphasis on skepticism and rationalism. more >>
A devout churchgoing woman who doubted God's existence for most of her life says her doubts were laid to rest when she died for nine minutes and spoke to God in heaven in an experience so indescribable it felt like she had been imbued with 500 senses.
Former schoolteacher and mother of four, Crystal McVea, has written an account of her amazing brush with God in a book released in the summer, titled Waking Up In Heaven and now wants the whole world to know that heaven is real.
"I was a doubter. I know what it feels like to doubt His existence. And to doubt that there is a place that we really go after this [life]. And now I just want to tell people that it's real," McVea explained in an interview with Fox News' Gretchen Carlson. more >>