Faith-based movies are making a refreshing resurgence this year: first we have the apologetic "God's Not Dead," followed by the Biblically based "Son of God" and "Noah." Now, opening over the Easter weekend is "Heaven is for Real." Endorsed by Sony Pictures, "Heaven is for Real" is inspired by the book of the same titular written by Todd Burpo and Lynn Vincent.
Francesca Battistelli is poised to release her much anticipated new album "If We're Honest" on April 22, 2014. The album is already preceded by Christian Top 5 hit "Write Your Story." Battistelli first came to our attention through her singgle "I'm Letting Go" in 2008. The song became the 16th most played song of 2008 on Christian radio stations according to R&R magazine. Battistelli went on to receive her first Grammy Award nomination in 2009, for Best Gospel Performance with her single, "Free to Be Me". We are honored to be able to catch up with her for this exclusive interview.
CHRISTIAN BOOK REVIEW
Being a pastor, I have been on pastoral search team committees both as a member as well as a candidate on countless occasions. Often, the worse of such teams would ask derivative questions of potential pastors along these lines: "How old are you? Are you married? Do you have kids? Do you like children? Do you enjoy working with youth? What are your hobbies? Outside of the church activities, what do you do for fun? Do you have a sense of humor when you speak?" These questions sound fine and dandy that is if you are running a matchmaking agency looking for potential spouses. They sound like the questions you would reserve for a date between a man and a woman. They are definitely not the most penetrating (or even the most Biblically responsible) questions to ask in looking for a man of God called to the holy task of administering God's graces