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Thursday, April 24, 2014

For the Child in Us: JJ Heller Speaks of Her New Children's Book and Album

On April 29th, JJ Heller is poised to release her first children's book "The Golden Feather" and its accompanying album "I Dream of You." Heller first made her splash on the Christian music chart with her 2009 single "Your Hands." We are honored to be able to catch up with JJ Heller for this exclusive Hallels' interview:

JJ Heller
HALLELS MUSIC CHART

SPOTLIGHT

Various Artists “Heaven is for Real: Songs Inspired by the Film and Best-Selling Book” Soundtrack Review

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.

CHRISTIAN BOOK REVIEW

Charles Hadden Spurgeon “C. H. Spurgeon’s Prayers” 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

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