"I'm in Love With a Church Girl" will not be in theaters until next month, but more than two dozen churches and other venues across the U.S. will give viewers a chance to preview the film starring rapper Jeffrey "Ja Rule" Atkins, Adrienne Bailon, TobyMac, Martin Cove, Michael Madsen, T-Bone, Stephen Baldwin, and Vincent Pastore.
The movie promo tour kicked off this month at Bishop T.D. Jakes' MegaFest in Dallas, Texas, and concludes Oct. 16, in Los Angeles, just two days before the theatrical release of "I'm in Love With a Church Girl."
In addition to watching exclusive clips from the film, attendees will be treated to free performances by Israel Houghton and the New Breed and T-Bone, and hear from cast members Ja Rule, Bailon and Baldwin. more >>
Christian reviewers praised "The Ultimate Life," a follow-up to the 2007 "The Ultimate Gift," as inspiring and teaching an important lesson about the value of family, but agreed with the widespread criticism of the film as less well-made than its predecessor.
"I don't know if It'd say it's a great film, I'd say it's a worthwhile film," Adam Holz, senior associate editor of Focus on the Family's film review site Plugged In, told The Christian Post in a Thursday interview. Holz admitted that the film has a Hallmark feel, but argued that it raised important questions about life's priorities, particularly family.
"The Ultimate Life," based loosely off the Jim Stovall book, The Ultimate Gift, follows the story of Jason Stevens, who inherited a vast fortune and foundation from his grandfather, Red Stevens. "The Ultimate Gift" portrays Jason's struggle to accomplish a series of twelve challenges to make him worthy of Red's company and fortune, a contest mandated by the dead billionaire's will. During that film, he meets and falls in love with Alexia Drummond, a nurse. more >>
At the outset of his newest book, Johnny's U.S. Open: Golf's Sacred Journey 2, sports psychologist and author Dr. David L. Cook wants to make one thing perfectly clear – the movie "Seven Days in Utopia," based on his first book in the series, is quite different and not as spiritually deep as either book.
"These performance journeys that we are on and these success callings that we are on, that include winning and losing, are really part of a bigger story," Cook told The Christian Post in a recent interview. "I wanted to make that real clear in the book and so that was the real purpose of this book sequel."
Cook, who has coached scores of top athletes for game day including PGA Tour winners, NBA World Champions and MVPs, Olympians, National Collegiate Champions, and many top executives at Fortune 500 companies, said the first book, Golf's Sacred Journey: Seven Days at the Links of Utopia, was really a look at what it takes to be great in one of the games of life – golf. more >>
While no interpretation of the life of Jesus Christ can ever tell the full story, hundreds of films and television series have been made about God's only son.
The Christian Post has compiled a list of some of the most famous actors who tried their hand at portraying Jesus Christ over the years.
1. Christian Bale more >>
An actress who left the Church of Scientology has explained that a driving force in her leaving the religion was that her "eyes opened."
Leah Remini, known for her roles in television programs like "The King of Queens," told talk show host Ellen DeGeneres on Monday that Scientology was part of her upbringing.
"My mother got involved when we were very young so it's all we ever really knew but over time my eyes opened and I just could no longer be affiliated with the organization and my family felt the same so we left," said Remini on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." more >>
The first song of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" soundtrack has been released. The first single, "Atlas," sung by the British band Coldplay, sets the stage for a sequel that continues the darkness and violence of the first.
Chris Martin sings lyrics reminiscent of Panem's famous archer and Hunger Games victor Katniss Everdeen:
"Some saw the sun / Some saw the smoke / Some heard the gun / Some bent the bow / Sometimes the wise must tense for the note / Caught in the fire, say oh / We're about to explode." more >>