Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guests are Jesse Fryson and Zach MacGorman from Above the Fall and we’ll be discussing their debut EP Rise and Fall.
About The Band:
Above The Fall originated in the fall of 2011 when founding members, Jesse Fryson and Zach MacGorman started writing music together. Over the course of the next few years, they had gone on to play shows in NJ, NY, PA, and DE, including a youth conference, with national recording artists, City Harbor, and headlining a benefit concert, which helped to raise upwards of $10,000 for a local pastor’s wife and mother of two young kids, who suffered a rare and nearly fatal stroke.
In May of 2014, Above The Fall had been invited to attend the Extreme Tour Objective Sessions in Nashville TN, where they met multi-Grammy and Dove nominated Producer, Billy Smiley. They were asked by Smiley to come to his studio to play some of their music for him, and to discuss the band’s future goals. Five months, two trips, and six songs later, Above The Fall put the finishing touches on their debut E.P. The band has entered into a management agreement with Smiley and a team of industry professionals to help them move forward in their career.
Now, with new music, new members, and a new live show, Above The Fall is set to make their official debut by Spring of 2015. From infusing rap into their songs, to the guitar solos, from the drum battles, to impromptu jam sessions, their unique live shows have set them apart from the rest. Some of their musical influences include: Switchfoot, Foo Fighters, Tenth Avenue North, Jars Of Clay, and Shinedown. Above The Fall is ready to take their music to the next level.
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About the Book:
Do you feel like you should read the Bible more?
This book will help you want to read it.
Keith Ferrin has been talking to churches for years about enjoying God's Word. Here he shares the most helpful ideas and habits you can start using today. You will find ten proven tips that are equally practical whether you are a longtime Bible student or simply exploring what this life-changing book is all about.
Aimed at deepening your relationship with God, these simple suggestions will help you focus more easily as you read, remember Scripture better, and most importantly, enjoy the Bible and its Author more than you ever dreamed possible.
Includes Discussion Questions and Reading Suggestions for Small Groups
About Keith Ferrin:
Keith Ferrin is an author, speaker, storyteller, and blogger who strives to help people realize that the living Word of God is a reality, not a phrase. Keith is the founder of That You May Know Ministries, and he holds to the idea that people can believe the Bible is not only true and applicable but also fun, engaging, and enjoyable. Keith's one-man, dramatic, word-for-word presentations of whole books of the Bible have been seen by thousands around the country.
Keith loves writing, movies, hiking, baseball, coffee, ice cream, and seeing the light go on in someone's eyes when they realize that the Bible isn't boring. Keith is a husband to one and a father to three. They all live just outside of Seattle. For more information, visit www.keithferrin.com.
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About the Book:
“Ulrich Zwingli of Zurich, a great reformer overshadowed by two greater, Luther and Calvin, should be much better known than he is. This well-informed and workmanlike book will surely make him so.”
“Combining the imagination employed in his engaging children’s books, Bill brings the careful scholarship of a theologian to shine a brilliant light on the complexities and conflicts of the ministry of Ulrich Zwingli. With warmth and pastoral appreciation, he demonstrates the intense practical implications of grappling with the issues that Zwingli faced, and how Christians can gain perspective for life and ministry in the church today.”
About William Boekestein:
William Boekestein is the pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, MI. He has authored several books including Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation (with Joel Beeke), and (for children) Faithfulness under Fire: The Story of Guido de Bres, The Quest for Comfort: The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism, and The Glory of Grace: The Story of the Canons of Dort.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Karen Jensen Salisbury and we'll be talking about her book How to Make the Right Decision Every Time: 10 Keys for Finding God's Direction (Charisma House, 2015).
About the Book:
We all have to make decisions, big and small, every day. Sometimes those decisions are life changing, and we can become paralyzed in the process. We wonder:
“WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO? HOW CAN I KNOW HIS WILL? WHAT IF I MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE?”
How to Make the Right Decision Every Time reveals biblical and practical keys to help you find direction, uncover your purpose, discover God’s will, and get it right every time. With biblical wisdom and successful examples of everyday people, this book will empower you to:
You can turn apprehension to action, master the art of decision making, and approach life confidently every day.
About Karen Jensen Salisbury:
KAREN JENSEN SALISBURY travels the country and the world preaching and teaching God’s Word. She’s been a pastor and children’s minister, and she’s been involved in music ministry and women’s ministry. She has also been a professional writer for more than thirty years. She was an instructor at Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where she was the editor and principal writer for the Connections alumni magazine. She and her husband, Bob, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Blake Rayne and we'll be talking about his dual role of playing both Ryan Wade and Drexel Hemsley in the major motion picture The Identical.
About the Film:
The Identical is about twin brothers separated at birth in the Great Depression. With different upbringings, one brother becomes a music legend while the other struggles to find a balance between his passion for music and trying to please his father.
About Blake Rayne:
Blake Rayne (also know as Ryan Pelton), an indie recording artist and studio musician resides in Nashville, TN (2014). He is from Columbus, Ohio. Once a website designer, his life took a turn when he won an Elvis impersonator competition which he entered in 1998 on a dare from his mom. He spent time as an Elvis impersonator and later moved to Nashville to record his own work.
The executive producer of the film The Identical knew the owner of a recording studio in Nashville who introduced him to Blake. Blake said that the script sounded like his own life story. After being cast, he was given acting lessons with DW Brown to prepare him for the film.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Alex Chediak and we'll be talking about his book Thriving At College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! (Tyndale House Publishers, 2011).
About the Book:
Going to college can be exciting, anxiety inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student.
Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers.
Most importantly, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.
About the Author:
Alex Chediak is a speaker and a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University. He is the author of the bestselling book, Thriving at College and has published numerous articles in Christian College Guide and Boundless, a Focus on the Family online magazine for young-adult Christians. Alex completed his bachelor's degree at Alfred University and an MS and PhD in engineering from the University of California–Berkeley. Originally from the Chicago area, Alex and his wife, Marni, and their three children now reside in Riverside, California. Connect with Alex at AlexChediak.com.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Tez Brooks and we'll be talking about his book The Single Dad Detour: Directions For Fathering After Divorce (Kregel Publications, 2015).
About the Book:
Conventional wisdom holds that fathers have few parenting skills and that mothers always know best. The single father is often considered a mythical creature, found only in sitcoms as an object of humor or pity. Where does that leave real single dads? Too often, it makes them susceptible to overcompensation or apathy.
Tez Brooks knows those feelings all too well. He’s traveled that road with his own children after an unexpected divorce. The Single Dad Detour is the result of his journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way. It’s a guidebook for the rocky road of single fatherhood, extending encouragement, confidence, and challenges, using specific examples from dads who’ve survived parenting and have hope to offer.
There are no unreachable requirements for perfect fatherhood here and no twisty theological mysteries—just authentic, down-to-earth wisdom from one dad to another.
About the Author:
Tez Brooks is the father of four children and a missionary filmmaker for The Jesus Film Project. He has also been a journalist for Cru and a Florida law enforcement officer. Tez has been speaking and writing books and articles for over thirty years. Connect with Tez at EverySingleDad.com.
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