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The Shaun Tabatt Show

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The Shaun Tabatt Show is an interview-based program offering discussion on a variety of topics including books, music, film, and more.

Aug 25, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guests are Billy and Willow Sprague and we’ll be discussing their album Songs in the Key of Awe.

About The Album:
A true family affair from start to finish, Songs in the Key of Awe featuresvocals by Sprague's daughter Willow, his son Wyatt on djiembe, photography by his wife Kellie and joyful encouragement from their young son Sawyer. Sprague also tapped the formidable talents of guitar virtuosos Phil Keaggy, Dave Beegle and Dan Dugmore along with respected Nashville producer Jim Frazier to create an unforgettable listening experience.

While Songs in the Key of Awe is jam-packed with great songs, Sprague encourages listeners to experience the whole album from start to finish. "From the opening sound of a bird taking flight to the final notes of "Reflection in A," the songs, pace and spaces are intended to create room to 'breathe deep of His grace' as one song lyric puts it," he muses. "I pray this music helps amplify your awe of the Lord, His creation and redeeming touch on your own grace story."

One thing so gratifying to Sprague about Songs is the Key of Awe is that the music was created "not primarily as an artist," as he puts it, "but as a worshipper and worship leader of a local community of faith, doing life together. Another community of faith through Kickstarter, helped make it happen. To me that's beautiful."

About Billy Sprague:
Multi-Dove Award winner Billy Sprague is an accomplished songwriter, performer, author and recording artist. His songs, which include the classic "Via Dolorosa," have been recorded by such well-known artists as Sandi Patti, Debbie Boone, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Susan Ashton and John McDermot.

Currently serving as Worship Leader at Edgewater Alliance Church in Edgewater, Florida. Sprague balances family life with worship leading, speaking, writing and retreats.

He currently lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. with his wife, Kellie, and their three children, Willow, Wyatt and Sawyer, and their dog, Lucy Loo Hoo. 

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/020.

Aug 7, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Cheri Keaggy and we’re discussing her new album No Longer My Own.

About The Album:
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy has been hard at work in the studio producing and recording her ninth album, No Longer My Own. The project releases to retail on Friday, August 7, 2015 from Psalm 91 Records and Elevate Entertainment.

No Longer My Own seeks to embolden fellow sojourners of the faith to live more fearlessly for Christ. Perhaps that sentiment is best expressed in the album's title cut, a song inspired by the "Covenant Prayer" popularized by John Wesley.

Listeners can look forward to such vertically oriented songs of celebration as "Lucky To Be Breathing Your Air," prayerful petitions like "Jesus, One and Only," poignant ballads like "You Go Before," and the powerful anthem, "Overcome," a response to recent news reports of believers facing persecution, even unto death, and the increase of moral decay in our nation. She also enlists her uncle, Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Phil Keaggy, who contributes a jubilant ukulele track in the lighthearted Scripture song, "Whatever is True (Phil. 4:8)."

Keaggy employed the innovative Kickstarter crowd-source business model to fund the project, joining such high profile Christian recording artists as Carman, Shaun Groves, John Schlitt, Five Iron Frenzy and Thousand Foot Krutch, who also used the outside-the-box service to fund recent projects. Keaggy is no stranger to the business model, having successfully employed Kickstarter to raise nearly $25,000 to fund her 2012 release, So I Can Tell.

While Keaggy admits to being both humbled and excited by the number of doors that opened for ministry through concerts, church services, women's events, TV appearances, interviews, and radio airplay as a direct result of So I Can Tell, she insists the story is far from over. With a quiver full of new songs burning in her soul, Keaggy prays No Longer My Own will inspire and embolden fellow saints to live more fearlessly for Christ.

About The Artist: 
Cheri Keaggy began her career as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California before recording her debut album on Sparrow Records, Child of the Father, in 1994. Honored with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, Keaggy has gone on to record eight additional albums, resulting in nine No. 1 songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win. After more than two decades in music, her ministry has expanded to include speaking engagements as well. Keaggy's upcoming project, No Longer My Own, is slated for an August 7 release from Psalm 91 Records and Elevate Entertainment.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/019.

Aug 6, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Cliff Graham and we’re discussing his book Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus (Bethany House, 2015). In addition to the book, we also dive in to the following topics:

  • Cliff shares about his personal journey as a writer.
  • We talk about the state of Christian men's fiction and why you won't see beheadings any time soon in Amish fiction.
  • Cliff offers advice for new and aspiring authors.
  • We talk about self-publishing versus traditional publishing and why it might be a good idea to do both.
  • We talk about the importance of networking and how one simple conversation can completely disrupt (in a good way) the course of your life and career.

About The Book:
Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga

Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God's chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges and blessings of growing older.

For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God's people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.

About The Author:
Cliff Graham is a former soldier and officer in the United States Army who now spends his time writing, speaking, and operating a growing series of media franchises. A graduate from Black Hills State University with degrees in political science and military science, he wrote his Lion of War series while working as a youth pastor. He currently lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife, Cassandra, and their children, and speaks to churches, men's groups, and conferences all over the United States.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/018.

Aug 5, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Dr. Jim Hamilton and we’re discussing his book Song of Songs: A Biblical-Theological, Allegorical, Christological Interpretation (Christian Focus, 2015).

About The Book:
In the Song of Songs the son of David, King in Jerusalem, overcomes hostility and alienation to renew intimacy between himself and his Bride. This most sublime Song sings of a love sure as the seal of Yahweh, a flashing flame of fire many waters could never quench. Dr. Jim Hamilton, in this latest addition to the popular Focus on the Bible series, pours fresh light on this inspiring and uplifting book.

About The Author:
Jim Hamilton is Professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/017.

Aug 4, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Mike Lutz and we’ll be talking about his book God Every Day: 365 Life Application Devotions (Bridge-Logos, 2014).

About The Book:
In his dynamic daily devotional, God Every Day, pastor and author Mike Lutz provides readers with a spiritually energizing and uplifting start to their day. God Every Day is a contemporary and practical daily devotional that will have you waking up eager to hear from God.

Each day’s devotion is filled with solid, in-depth teaching from God’s Word. It is the perfect place to find hope and encouragement in today’s harsh world. God Every Day provides insightful wisdom on such topics as:

  • How to keep your faith strong in hard times
  • How to raise godly children
  • How to serve God faithfully
  • How to live a joy-filled life

In addition, unlike other devotionals, God Every Day takes a special look at Christmas with twenty-five holiday devotions that will bless each reader. Experience the joy of Christmas like never before as you appreciate the birth of Christ from the various perspectives of those who were associated with His divine birth.

About The Author:
Mike Lutz came face-to-face with the Bible for the first time in 1994 at the age of 24. He began reading the Bible and was quickly overwhelmed with a sense of the deity of Jesus. It was then and there that he knew he had to make a choice either Jesus was who He said He was or He wasn't. His ministry began right away at a church in Connecticut where he began helping with the youth ministry and later he became a youth pastor. Mike and his wife moved to California in 2001, where he has since served as both an Assistant Pastor and a Senior Pastor. Mike resides in Southern California with his wife Colette where he continues to write.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/016.

Aug 3, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Gary M. Burge and we’ll be talking about his book A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion (IVP Academic, 2015). 

About The Book:
Enter a world of warfare and treachery, of duty and honor, of love and loyalty, interwoven with the inner workings of a Roman centurion's household. And then trace it as the road curves toward little Capernaum.

Follow the story of Appius, a proud centurion, and Tullus, his scribe and slave. From a battle with the Parthians, through a tragic personal crisis, to the gladiator arena at Caesarea Maritima, their tale finally leads to the backwater village of Capernaum on the shores of Galilee. There, in a culture not their own and during a week they will never forget, they encounter a Jewish prophet from Nazareth.

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion gives us a first-century view of the world of the Gospels. In entertaining historical fiction, splashed with informative sidebars and images, we capture a view of Jesus' world from the outer framework looking in.

About The Author:
Gary M. Burge (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His passion in teaching, research and writing is how the unique world of the Middle East in antiquity shapes how we read the New Testament today. Among his many published books are Theology Questions Everyone Asks (with coeditor David Lauber), The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary (general editor with Andrew Hill), The New Testament in Antiquity (coauthored with Lynn Cohick and Gene Green), John: The Gospel of Life and the award-winning Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/015.

 

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