A group of students in Duke University's freshman class are speaking out publicly about their refusal to read a novel that was selected as the freshman summer reading book because the book's pornographic content violates their Christian beliefs and moral principles.
In April, Duke University announced that the book, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, an autobiographical novel written by New York Times best-selling author Alison Bechdel about her relationship with her father, was the one book selected from a list of six titles to be the class of 2019's "Common Experience" summer reading book.
Although Duke's summer reading program is not required, the purpose behind the program is to give incoming students the opportunity to discuss the book in small groups during their orientation before school starts. A special printing of the book was mailed over the summer to all incoming freshman. more >>
NEW YORK — More than 30 years ago, former atheist David Ireland was just like any other nonbeliever — disinterested in God and far removed from faith. But in 1982, while completing his first degree in mechanical engineering at age 20, he found Christ.
"I remember the day. It was July 6, 1982, at 10 p.m. I sat on the edge of my dormitory bed and I said 'God, if you're real, change me.' And he did. From that moment on I started sharing my faith with others and started living for Jesus," recalled Ireland during an interview with The Christian Post about his latest book, The Weapon of Prayer: Maximize Your Greatest Strategy Against the Enemy
Three decades later the Queens native, who has authored nearly two dozen books, is still deep in his walk as he now leads Christ Church, a thriving 8,000-member multi-site and multiracial congregation in northern New Jersey. more >>
The cover for rapper and Christian activist Lecrae Moore's upcoming book Unashamed was unveiled earlier this week and the title is now available for pre-order at various retailers including Amazon.com.
The book's cover features a black-and-white close-up of Lecrae's face with the title printed in white, orange and green.
From the Christian film producing brothers behind "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof," comes a new prayer strengthening book, The Battle Plan for Prayer, inspired by their upcoming film to be released later this month.
Multi-talented writer, producer, actor, and director combo Alex and Stephen Kendrick use biblical scripture as the foundation in The Battle Plan for Prayer: From Basic Training to Targeted Strategies, to guide readers on how to unlock the secrets to building a powerful prayer life that can effectively impact not only one's family, but also one's entire community and nation. The book is inspired by the brothers' fifth film, "War Room," to hit theaters Aug. 28.
Co-author Alex Kendrick commented to The Christian Post, "Our culture today reveals that we are not heading toward being in agreement with the Bible. There has never been a better time to pray." more >>
Hollywood power couple Roma Downey and Mark Burnett previewed their forthcoming Christian film "Ben-Hur" during a surprise appearance at Mega-Fest in Dallas on Friday.
Described by the notable Christian filmmakers as an "epic" action movie, "Ben-Hur" is based on Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale Of The Christ and stars Academy Award-winning actor, Morgan Freeman.
Downey and Burnett, who created the "The Bible" miniseries and the box-office hit "Son of God," told a large crowd at Bishop T.D. Jakes' annual family festival that ultimately the film tells "a story of forgiveness with an underlying story of Jesus." The project, which is the product of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures and Paramount Pictures, is just the latest in the couple's quest to glorify God through Hollywood entertainment as they continue to be "Hollywood's noisiest Christians." more >>
With the fifth season of Game of Thrones finished, fans of both the HBO series and the book series A Song of Ice and Fire have been wondering when will George R.R. Martin release the sixth book, The Winds of Winter. It was last April when Martin posted a sneak-peek from the book on his official website. But since then, questions about the next book have been persistent.
However, in recent interviews, Martin has still not announced a definitive release date for The Winds of Winter. This is even after the latest season of GoT finished, and meant that it has caught up with his books.
In a science fiction convention, Martin was asked by Geekwire how he felt seeing that the HBO series is getting ahead of his writing. more >>