One of my all time favorite authors (Michael Heiser) returns to the show to share about his latest book The Bible Unfiltered: Approaching Scripture on Its Own Terms (Lexham Press, 2017).
About the Book: The Bible is mysterious, surprising―and often deeply misunderstood.
Dr. Michael Heiser, an expert in the ancient near east and author of the best selling The Unseen Realm, explores the most unusual, interesting, and least understood parts of the Bible and offers insights that will inspire, inform, and surprise you on every page.
Dr. Heiser has helped to remind the church of the supernatural worldview of the Bible. In The Bible Unfiltered, you will see his methods and expertise applied to dozens of specific passages and topics. Gleaned from his years working as Faithlife's scholar-in-residence, this is some of the very best of Dr. Heiser's work.
About the Author: Michael S. Heiser (Ph. D, Wisconsin-Madison) is scholar-in-residence at Faithlife Corporation. An expert in Bible and ancient Semitic languages, he is the author of several books including the best-seller The Unseen Realm and the recently released Reversing Hermon. He also hosts the popular Naked Bible podcast.
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I'm honored to have Bishop Bill Hamon join me on the podcast. We talk about his conversion story and early ministry years, what it means to be filled with the Spirit, and the reasons speaking in tongues is a powerful gift available to every believer.
About the Book: Speak in Tongues?
About 95 percent of Spirit-baptized Christians don’t understand the purposes and benefits of speaking in tongues.
More than 600 million Christians have received the gift of the Holy Spirit, yet most do not utilize this precious gift to its full potential. And many who do speak in tongues on a regular basis do not fully understand all the benefits this gift brings.
You can learn how to use your spirit language to see prayers answered, activate more faith, receive healing and victory, and increase God’s love and power within your life and ministry.
You can utilize the gifts of the Holy Spirit through speaking in tongues by learning:
70 Reasons for Speaking in Tongues was written for Spirit-filled believers and those who want to know more about this God-given, Holy Spirit-infused gift that has changed hearts and minds for generations.
About the Author: Dr. Bill Hamon is the founder of Christian International Ministries, a premier prophetic ministry for over 45 years. A prophet for 60 years, he has prophesied to more than 50,000 people and provided training for over 250,000 in prophetic ministry. He has authored seven major books, specializing in the restoration of the Church and what to expect next on God’s agenda.
Dr. Bill Hamon is respected by church leaders around the world as a senior leader of the prophetic/apostolic company God is raising up in these last days.
He serves as bishop to over 3,000 ministers and churches and CI’s headquarters on five continents. Bill resides in Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, along with his three children, eleven grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren. “Mom” Hamon’s legacy lives on through their family and the work that continues at Christian International Ministries.
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Todd Agnew stops by The Shaun Tabatt Show to talk about his journey into music and tell the story behind his new album From Grace to Glory.
About the Album: Chart-topping seven-time Dove Award-nominated singer/songwriter and worship leader Todd Agnew recently released his latest project, a 16-track collection of new songs, as well as unreleased, remixed, and favorite tracks from the vault.
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Michael Williams returns to the show once again to share about his latest book. This time around we're discussing Hidden Prophets of the Bible: Finding the Gospel in Hosea through Malachi (David C. Cook, 2017).
About the Book: From an expert on Bible translation and interpretation comes a revealing look at the Minor Prophets. Michael Williams, PhD, takes readers on a journey from Hosea to Malachi, uncovering significant messages about Jesus and the gospel.
Making these often overlooked books accessible, Williams gives insight into each of the minor prophets, exploring
Though the Minor Prophets of the Old Testament may seem obscure, readers will discover the significance that lies within these short books and how the relevance of these books will help grow their faith. Questions prompt readers to reflect on what each prophet’s message means for their own faith.
About Michael Williams: Michael Williams (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Johanna K. and Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary and a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. He is the author of Deception in Genesis, The Prophet and His Message, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic, The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users, and How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens, and editor and contributor of Mishneh Todah. His passion is to equip students with knowledge of the Old Testament and its languages so that they may grow in their comprehension and appreciation of redemptive history and be adequately prepared to promote and defend the faith through word and action. Michael resides in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife, Dawn.
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I'm honored to have Judd Brannon on the show today! We discuss the backstory of how he got interested in making movies, what a director actually does, and most importantly his new film Champion. This powerful new movie will immerse you in the supercharged world of dirt track racing. When main characters Sean (Andrew Cheney) and Jack's (Gary Graham) lives collide, they form an unexpected bond and go on a journey of healing together. Core themes you'll encounter in the film are forgiveness, fatherhood, and foster care.
About the Film: In the supercharged world of dirt track racing, a single mistake causes the lives of two men to change forever. One must fight for his family, the other must fight to forgive.
Dirt track racer Sean Weathers was at the top of his game...an unstoppable career, scores of fans, and an adoring daughter. When a rivalry with another racer turns personal, the ego that propelled him to success causes a tragedy, sending his life into a tailspin.
Jack Reed was attempting to make up for past mistakes. He had prospered as a businessman but failed as a family man. In a sudden turn of events, his chances for reconciliation are ripped from his grasp.
Sean and Jack's lives collide, and an unexpected bond forms between them. Working through a painful journey of healing together, they each learn about second chances and the true freedom only forgiveness can offer.
About Judd Brannon: With over 20 years of video production experience, Judd Brannon is excited to produce CHAMPION. With a vision for bringing stories to life, Judd has had the opportunity to direct and produce multiple video projects. Judd’s initial success came with the music video FOR FREEDOM, featuring the music of Grammy-nominated artist, Avalon, and was selected to be a part of Sean Hannity’s Freedom Tour. Last year Judd was part of the crew for the Kendrick’s feature WAR ROOM Currently Judd serves the people of First Woodstock in Atlanta, GA where he is the staff video producer. Judd is thankful for the support of his wife and two awesome boys.
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Jen Miskov shows that when our deepest desire is to fall more in love with Jesus, a life of courageous faith, bold action and astounding miracles comes naturally. It's time to get out of the boat and start walking on water.
About the Book: Discover the Surprising Key to a Life of Supernatural Possibility!
Peter never set out to walk on water. He didn't attend a special seminar or school; he just loved Jesus and wanted to be closer to Him. No matter the storm, no matter the danger, he wanted Jesus more.
Love compelled Peter to step out of the boat and into the impossible--and love can do the same for you.
With fresh biblical insight and immediate life application, author and teacher Jennifer Miskov shows that when your deepest desire is to fall more in love with Jesus, a life of courageous faith, bold action and astounding miracles comes naturally. She shares how to experience the unrelenting, extravagant love of Jesus and how to pursue Him with the same passion. You will be inspired to let go of what's safe and step into the impossible--because when we know we are loved, we will do anything.
The wind and the waves will come. But as you keep your eyes fixed on Jesus and step out in faith to be closer to Him, you will see Him do the impossible on your behalf.
About the Author: Jennifer A. Miskov, PhD, teaches revival history at Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, facilitates Writing in the Glory workshops, and is the founding director of Destiny House, a ministry that cultivates communities of worshipers who do life together in God's presence. Ordained by Heidi Baker and Bill Johnson, Jennifer loves to lead people into life-changing encounters with Jesus through her writing, teaching, and ministry. She resides in Redding, California.
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Ryan Huguley shares a powerful framework that will empower pastors to cut their sermon prep time in half!
About the Book: The clock is every pastor’s nemesis. Between meetings, administration, counseling, and other duties, it’s hard to find enough time for sermon prep.
Unless you change the process.
8 Hours Or Less will show preachers how to write the same sermons they’ve been writing, but in half the time. Author Ryan Huguley reveals:
Huguley is a pastor and the host of a podcast featuring leaders like Matt Chandler, James MacDonald, Doug Wilson, and Nancy Ortberg. What he shares in 8 Hrs or Less is a process he’s been refining for six years, and it has radically improved both his preaching and experience in ministry.
Why work harder when you can work smarter? 8 Hours or Less brings relief to the time crunch and helps pastors be healthier, more balanced, and more effective—all without making their sermons suffer for it.
About the Author: Ryan Huguley planted Redemption Bible Church in Arlington Heights, IL in 2009 and served as lead pastor for seven years. In 2016 he accepted a call to become the senior pastor of Harvest Bible Chapel in Hickory, NC, a growing congregation of 1,000. Ryan has worked in church planting since 2001 and has a passion to help the next generation know Jesus and make Him known. He helps assess, coach, and train church planters and hosts a podcast called In the Room.
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The Holy Spirit isn't the silent helper. The truth is that the Holy Spirit is right there--waiting for you to let him help. With warmth and encouragement, Sarah Bowling shows how he longs to be part of every situation you face in life, from the exciting, mountaintop experience to day-in, day-out hardships. She'll help you identify the daily challenges and problems and then match those up to the Holy Spirit for supernatural results.
About the Book: Many believers know in their heads that God cares about them. But it's hard to hold that truth in your heart when you're worn out and weary from the mundane, everyday battles and struggles--when you lose your temper again or give into that persistent temptation or feel paralyzed by overwhelming circumstances.
The truth is that the Holy Spirit is right there--waiting for you to let him help. With warmth and encouragement, Sarah Bowling shows how he longs to be part of every situation you face in life, from the exciting, mountaintop experience to day-in, day-out hardships. She'll help you identify the daily challenges and problems and then match those up to the Holy Spirit for supernatural results. As you see how the Helper moved in the lives of the disciples and apostles, you'll begin to recognize the uniquely supernatural expressions of the Holy Spirit in your own daily life. Your faith will be encouraged as you discover how a Spirit-led life means Spirit-filled help, no matter what you may face.
About the Author: Sarah Bowling is a Bible teacher, international speaker, author and pastor. She co-hosts a daily television program with her mom, the esteemed Marilyn Hickey, and founded the international nonprofit Saving Moses to provide resources for children in need. Sarah and her husband, Reece, co-pastor Encounter Church in Denver, where they live with their three children.
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Krissy Nelson shares some of the life-changing truths she has learned through her own God encounters. She wants to empower you to break every hindering thought so you can truly believe what God says about your identity and calling.
About the Book: GOD IS DARING YOU TO DREAM AGAIN! IF YOU ONLY ACCOMPLISH WHAT SEEMS POSSIBLE TO YOU THEN YOU WILL NEVER CROSS THE THRESHOLD INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE THINGS GOD SPECIALIZES IN!
Maybe you’ve heard it a million times: “God has an amazing plan for you...”
Jesus Himself said that nothing would be impossible if you believe. But for so many Christians, this has not been their experience. Why?
There is a major hindrance that keeps Christ-followers from believing God’s promises and actually walking in the miraculous power that God has made available—the thoughts they agree with.
In Created for the Impossible, Krissy Nelson draws from her history of powerful God-encounters and shares relevant Biblical accounts. These are not mere stories—they are invitations for you to start hearing words of hope spoken straight from Heaven over you:
“My child, you can do anything; nothing is impossible for you!”
Learn how to:
You were created for the impossible.
Start believing and embrace the miraculous life God has for you!
About the Author: Krissy Nelson has a vision to help people see themselves the way God sees them. Her passion is being a light in the dark and voice of truth to a generation. She regularly holds women’s conferences and ministers at out reaches across the nation. Krissy and her husband Donovan have a non-profit ministry, Not Alone Ministries. Through Not Alone, together as a team, they desire to see Jesus become the common thread among families. In 2012 Krissy founded a ministry just for moms, Not Alone MOM where she and a team of writers from across the country write a message of hope to moms that through the good, the bad and the ugly aspects of motherhood, “You’re not alone”.
She feels a deep compelling to release a word of hope and unwavering truth to a generation who deems everything as relative and up for interpretation. She desires to see the shackles of fear broken and God’s children rising up in boldness. She has a heart for those who feel brokenhearted, discouraged and just plain stuck—unable to move forward—helping you move past your own limitations and stepping into the impossible realm of God’s Kingdom. Discovering and agreeing with His divine plan for your life!
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Sometimes life's obstacles get in the way of God's purpose for our lives. Hakeem Collins invites you to break off the enemy's curses and walk in abundant life!
About the Book: While God wants to bless you with freedom, healing, and peace, the enemy uses curses to rob you of abundant life. Lay claim to your blessings by breaking the enemy's power! Emerging prophetic voice, Hakeem Collins presents a devotional experience unlike any other. Regardless of where you are in your walk with God, Prphetic Breakthrough will equip you with declarations and prayers that release the abundant life of Heaven and destroy the curses of the enemy.
Sickness, guilt, and shame are all obstacles to God's glorious purpose for your life. Fight for your abundance by speaking truth against the enemy's lies.
Hakeem Collins offers daily empowerment for the fight:
Don't surrender your abundant life!
Destroy the enemy's power by prophesying your breakthrough today!
About the author: Dr. Hakeem Collins is a new prophetic voice and governmental minister with a unique anointing in the prophetic, healings and the supernatural. He is a sought-after conference speaker, produces a weekly radio program called “The VOICE,” and author of Born to Prophesy and Heaven Declares. He is CEO of Champions International based in Wilmington, Delaware, where he resides.
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Seminary can be a difficult road. Danny Zacharias and I share some of our hard-earned wisdom on how to not only survive, but thrive in seminary, while maintaining your health, nurturing your family, and being involved in ministry.
About the Book: Your years in seminary are meant to prepare you for ministry, but it can also be a very challenging time. Many students struggle with the rigorous study and the challenges to their personal and spiritual lives.
Surviving and Thriving in Seminary is designed to prepare current and future seminary students for what's ahead. In it, two seminary professors (and former seminary students) tell you what they tell their students, and what they wish they'd known. This book aims to teach you skills that will help you thrive in the areas of your personal life, time management, and study practices. While seminary is always a rigorous experience, you can do more than survive it. You can thrive.
About the Authors: H. Daniel Zacharias (PhD, University of Aberdeen / Highland Theological College) is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Acadia Divinity College. He also serves as a faculty member with the North American Institute for Indigenous Theological Studies (NAIITS) and is an ordained Baptist minister. He has edited numerous books in the Studies in Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity (SSEJC) series, written several articles for the Lexham Bible Dictionary, and is the author of Matthew's Presentation of the Son of David. He resides in Wolfville, Nova Scotia with his wife Maria and their four children.
Benjamin K. Forrest (Ed.D., Liberty University) is Associate Professor of Christian Education and Department Chair at Liberty University School of Divinity. His research and teaching interests have focused on spiritual formation, biographical leadership, and family ministry. He is co-author (with Richard A. Holland) of Good Arguments: Making your Case in Writing and Public Speaking (Baker Academic, 2017) and co-editor of Biblical Foundations of Leadership: Exegesis for Everyday Leaders (Kregel, 2017), and a two volume history of preaching, A Legacy of Preaching: Historical and Theological Introductions (Zondervan, 2018). He resides in Lynchburg, Virginia with his wife Lerisa and their three children.
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My friend Israel Wayne returns to the show to make the case for the importance of Christian education and homeschooling. Full disclosure: I am pro homeschooling.
About the Book: Since the beginning of the 20th century, the vast majority of Christians have embraced the idea that it is a proper role and function of the civil government to control and guide the education of children. Most Christians believe God doesn't care, one way or the other, how our children are schooled or what methods are employed. This book will use Scripture to prove otherwise. What you read in this book will radically challenge your assumptions and preconceived ideas.
There is almost no topic that is as relevant to the future of Christianity or as controversial as the education of children. Students in school classrooms spend thousands of hours being instructed by people who are not their parents. There is almost no way to calculate what a powerful force this is for influence.
From rules to help students reason to information that will help you be a more effective teacher, this book shows the vital importance of "why" in asking students to learn the "what" and "how" of any subject. The future of your child's education and, therefore, his or her life is ultimately in your hands as a parent. Open your mind and your heart to God's Word and His truth. Much is at stake. Ask Him to give you discernment to help you understand how He sees the issue of education.
About the Author: Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview, Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Questions God Asks and Questions Jesus Asks.
Israel, and his wife Brook, are homeschooling their nine children in SW Michigan. Since 1995, Israel has traveled the nation speaking on family, homeschooling, revival, discipleship, and cultural issues.
He is a frequent guest on national radio and television programs. Israel has been featured in national and international publications including TIME Magazine, The Arizona Republic, WORLD Magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Israel has been featured as the keynote speaker at numerous conferences, some with over 5,000 in attendance.
Israel serves as the Director of Family Renewal, LLC and is the Site Editor for ChristianWorldview.net (a Christian apologetics site).
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Carl Gallups joins me to talk about biblical prophecy and how it relates to unfolding world events, the unprecedented expansion of technology, and thousands of Jews and Muslims coming to Christ.
About the Book: The return of Israel. Increased turmoil in the Middle East. The rise of ISIS. China and Russia's presence in the Fertile Crescent. The exponentially increasing technological explosion. The "Trojan horse" refugee crisis. America's collapsing borders. The rise of the Sodom and Gomorrah spirit. The targeting of Christians around the world and particularly in the Middle East and The United States. These are just a few prophetic fulfillments occurring in our day pointing to significant biblical times to come. The Bible is 100% accurate in regards to the ancient prophecies and ours is the first generation to see these startling events converging - and at lightning speed.
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Jack Sheffield was driving a Geo Metro and collided with a 25-ton asphalt truck. The doctors had little hope, yet he was miraculously healed!
About the Book: “We are in the midst of an enormous spiritual breakthrough! In this prophetic time, we are invited to jump into God’s river of healing. Let’s get in over our heads, swept up in the currents of His fathomless love. The body of Christ is about to go swimming!”
This book answers questions people have about the Holy Spirit, and how God is moving today to heal the nations.
You will Learn:
About the Author: The Rev. Dr. Jack Sheffield, President and Co-Founder of Deep River Ministries, with his wife Anna Marie. Together they have been in healing ministry for over thirty years, and continue to travel throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico, South America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand, and Africa experiencing God's glory in healing, miracles, signs and wonders. Jack and Anna Marie also co-founded Christ Healing Center in San Antonio, TX. CHC is a place of equipping, prayer sessions, ministry to children, and outreach to hospitals, YMCA, prisons and other unique market-place ministry venues.
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Michael & Aimée Spurlock share the exciting true story behind the new film ALL SAINTS and talk about what it was like seeing their story playing on the big screen.
About the Film: ALL SAINTS is based on the inspiring true story of salesman-turned-pastor Michael Spurlock (John Corbett), the tiny church he was ordered to shut down, and a group of refugees from Southeast Asia. Together, they risked everything to plant seeds for a future that might just save them all.
After trading in his corporate sales career to become a pastor, Michael’s first assignment is All Saints, a quaint country church with a dozen members. It comes with a catch: he has to close the church doors for good and sell the prime piece of land on which it sits. While developers eagerly eye the property and the congregation mourns the inevitable, Michael and his family look forward to moving on to an established church where they can put down roots.
But when the church hesitantly begins welcoming Karen (kuh-REN) refugees from Burma—former farmers striving for a fresh start in America—Michael feels called to an improbable new mission. Toiling alongside the Karen people, the congregation attempts to turn their fertile land into a working farm to pay the church’s bills and feed its newest people.
Jeopardizing his family’s future by ignoring his superiors, Michael must choose between completing what he was assigned to do—close the church and sell the property—or listening to a still, small voice challenging the people of All Saints to risk it all and provide much-needed hope to their new community.
About the Spurlocks: The Reverend Michael Spurlock is a graduate of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and Nashotah House Theological Seminary. He served All Saints Episcopal Church in Smyrna, Tennessee, for three years beginning in 2007. He is currently on the clergy staff at Saint Thomas Church Fifth Avenue in New York City. Michael, his wife, Aimee, and their two children live in New York City.
Aimée Marcoux-Spurlock is an award-winning reporter and a classically trained singer and actress. Aimee is married to Michael Spurlock, an Episcopalian priest. Their family is the subject of
a new film from AFFIRM Films and Provident Films called ALL SAINTS, based on the inspirational true story of their time at All Saints church, in Smyrna Tennessee. Aimee and Michael live in New York City with their two children.
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Kevin Zadai died during a routine dental surgery and found himself face to face with Jesus! Find out how those 45 minutes with the Savior radically transformed his life and ministry.
About the Book: The supernatural visitation described in this book happened in 1992. However, I felt that I could not speak of it openly until the "time was right," and that time is now! In the years that followed, I had angelic encounters that are also recounted in these pages.The time I spent in the presence of Jesus profoundly changed me! During this time, Jesus promised that the story of His visitation and the teaching He gave during my 45-minutes with Him has the capacity to radically change YOU too.
About the Author: Kevin Zadai was called to ministry at the age of 10. He attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri where he received a bachelor degree in theology. Later, he received training in Missions at Rhema Bible College. At age 31, during a routine surgery, he found himself on the ‘other side of the veil’ with Jesus. For 45 minutes, the Master revealed spiritual truths before returning him to his body and assigning him to a supernatural ministry.
Kevin has been employed by Southwest Airlines for 27 years; he and his wife, Kathi, reside in New Orleans, Louisiana.
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The supernatural world is all around us. You can’t turn on the TV, go to the movies, or browse a bookstore without being exposed to its influence upon culture today. Brynne Larson may look like a normal girl—except her version of normal involves exorcism of demons and teaching people around the world that the paranormal is very real.
About the Book: The Dark Side of the Supernatural is your Behind-the-Scenes Guide to the Unseen World of the Paranormal
The supernatural world is all around us. You can’t turn on the TV, go to the movies, or browse a bookstore without being exposed to its influence upon culture today.
Since The Exorcist, movies about demon possession have increased in quantity and gore. Witchcraft invades literature, coming packaged in stories directed towards children. Zombies, ghosts, vampires, and aliens are regular characters featured everywhere from TV dramas to History Channel specials.
Some mock the supernatural. Some preach against it. Some act like it doesn’t even exist.
Brynne Larson may look like a normal girl—except her version of normal involves exorcism of demons and teaching people around the world that the paranormal is very real.
Get ready to:
You were created to experience the supernatural. The secret is learning how to avoid the dark side.
About the Author: Brynne Larson is an everyday college student who travels internationally teaching on the supernatural and casting out demons. Her deliverance ministry is world-renowned and has been featured on BBC-TV, Anderson Cooper 360, ABC-TV’s “Nightline,” and “Good Morning America.” When she’s not traveling or studying, she enjoys riding horses and spending time with her family.
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Matthew W. Bates (Ph.D., University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. He is pressing the church towards a new precision: we are saved solely by allegiance to Jesus the king. Instead of faith alone, Christians must speak about salvation by allegiance alone.
About the Book: We are saved by faith when we trust that Jesus died for our sins. This is the gospel, or so we are taught. But what is faith? And does this accurately summarize the gospel? Because faith is frequently misunderstood and the climax of the gospel misidentified, the gospel's full power remains untapped. While offering a fresh proposal for what faith means within a biblical theology of salvation, Matthew Bates presses the church toward a new precision: we are saved solely by allegiance to Jesus the king. Instead of faith alone, Christians must speak about salvation by allegiance alone. The book includes discussion questions for students, pastors, and church groups and a foreword by Scot McKnight.
About the Author: Matthew W. Bates (PhD, University of Notre Dame) is assistant professor of theology at Quincy University in Quincy, Illinois. He is the author of The Hermeneutics of the Apostolic Proclamation and The Birth of the Trinity.
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Becky Harling is a certified speaker, leadership coach, and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. In this conversation she offers practical tips for listening well. Putting her advice to use will result in a stronger marriage, better parenting, thriving friendships, and increased influence in your workplace.
About the Book: It's time to transform your relationships.
The secret to great relationships isn't to become more charming or funny or to solve the world's problems or to just try harder. The secret is to listen--and listen well. It's that simple.
When you listen well, your marriage will grow stronger, your parenting will flourish, your friendships will thrive, and your influence at work will increase. You will be amazed at how one simple act can transform the hearts of others--as well as your own.
About the Author: Becky Harling is a certified speaker, leadership coach, and trainer with The John Maxwell Team. She speaks nationally and internationally at conferences, retreats, and training events. The founder of Moms Unleashed and author of several books including Rewriting Your Emotional Script, The 30-Day Praise Challenge, and The 30-Day Praise Challenge for Parents, she has been a guest on the Daystar Television Network, The Harvest Show, Moody's Midday Connection, and Dr. James Dobson's Family Talk. Becky and her husband, Steve, president of Reach Beyond, make their home in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
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Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. He joins me on the show today to equip and encourage you to pray with more authority, confidence, and expectation.
About the Book: Pray the Prayers that God Wants to Answer!
"And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’"
The words we speak in prayer are like spiritual seeds. In the same way that planting seeds in the ground produces a harvest, you can learn to pray in a way that plants the blessings of heaven here on Earth.
Tim Sheets shares a revelatory new message that will take your prayer life to powerful new dimensions. Grasp the impact of your declarations and discover the power of praying the words that Heaven longs to hear!
Get ready to:
Learn how to activate God’s timeless strategy for victory, blessing, and revival by planting the Heavens with seeds of prayer!
About the Author: Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. A graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Ohio in 1979 to pastor The Oasis, a CityGate Church, in Middletown, Ohio. The Oasis began in 1979 with 22 members and grew from their rented facility through three other locations to their present 3000 seat sanctuary in 1986. The site is one of the largest in the Cincinnati-Dayton area and is host to many ministries/conferences including Global Harvest Conferences with Peter Wagner and Chuck Pierce, Ephesians4 Network, Michael W. Smith, Kenneth Copeland, Jane Hamon, Barbara Yoder, Dutch Sheets, Rick Pino, Eddie James and many more.
Dr. Sheets is a requested teacher and speaker nationally at conferences, churches, seminars, bible schools, and served as an instructor with the Christian Life School of Theology for eleven years. Dr. Sheets received a Doctorate of Divinity from the school in 1992. He has written and personally published two books, Armed and Battle Ready and Being Led by the Spirit, and a third book published by Destiny Image, Heaven Made Real.
In 2005 Dr. Sheets founded Destiny Bible School which brings in national speakers to the local church to train and equip laypeople. This school represents the five-fold ministry and has featured the teaching and ministries of Chuck Pierce, Dutch Sheets, Barbara Yoder, Jane Hamon, Jim Goll, Barbara Wentroble and many more. It convenes 5x year.
In 2009 Dr. Sheets was asked by Apostle Cindy Jacobs to be the Apostolic Director for Ohio Reformation Prayer Network. As a result, Dr. Sheets has traveled the 88 counties of Ohio holding Prayer Assemblies, SuperNatural Assemblies, Nights of Reformation and has organized 24/7 Prayer across the State. He also just completed 120 nights of Worship to build an Upper Room for Ohio (ended May 3, 2011). This is an ongoing assignment.
His vision is to raise up people who will authentically demonstrate the Church on the earth and passionately evangelize the world. His heart is for awakening and reformation in America. He has assumed a key role in apostolic outreach in the founding of additional churches in Ohio and Kentucky. Dr. Sheets also serves extensively in providing directive input and guidance to several other independent churches. His heart is to provide effective vision and structure to existing churches and to continue founding new satellite churches on a regular basis. Dr. Sheets’ down to earth style, combined with his unique insight, prophetic perspective and personal heart of worship enable him to effectively meet these goals.
Dr. Tim Sheets resides with his wife, Carol, in Lebanon, Ohio. They have two children, Rachel (Mark) Shafer, and Joshua (Jessica) Sheets, and 5 grandchildren (Madeline, Lily, Jude, Jaidin, and Joelle).
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Andrew T. Walker serves as the Director of Policy Studies for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention. In this conversation we examine some of the core topics covered in his book God and the Transgender Debate, including:
About the book: What is transgender and gender fluidity? What does God's Word actually say about these issues? How can the gospel be good news for someone experiencing gender dysphoria? How should churches respond?
This warm, faithful and careful book helps Christians understand what the Bible says about gender identity. It will help us to engage lovingly, thoughtfully and faithfully with one of the most explosive cultural discussions of our day.
If you want to learn more and love better, and are open to considering what God has to say about sex and gender, this hope-filled book is for you.
Includes a section looking at practical questions including:
- Can someone be transgender and Christian?
- Should I mind if people who are biologically the other sex are in my restroom?
- What should church leaders do if a congregation member asks for their child to be identified as the opposite gender?
- Is it true that Christian teaching is harmful and can lead to depression and higher suicide rates?
- What about people who are born intersex?
About the Author: Andrew T. Walker serves as the Director of Policy Studies for the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, the denomination’s entity tasked with equipping churches to address moral, social, and ethical issues. In his role, he researches, speaks, and writes about human dignity, family stability, religious liberty, public theology, the relationship between church and state, and the moral principles that support civil society. He also examines how ethics inform public policy decisions and investigates the role that religion plays in American political culture. He helps the ERLC in areas related to academic initiatives, content production, issue advocacy, moral analysis, church equipping, and policy communication.
Andrew is managing editor of Canon & Culture. His writing and commentary have appeared in such outlets as National Review, Public Discourse, The Daily Caller, First Things, The Federalist, The Gospel Coalition, TIME, The Resurgent, and elsewhere.
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Keith Ferrin is a coach, storyteller, and author. In this interview we talk about his new book (Bible Praying for Parents), traditional vs. self-publishing. building your platform, book marketing, serving your audience before asking for favors, effective communication, and his brand new online course.
About the Book: As parents, we want to pray for our kids. We know we should pray for them. And yet, our prayers often feel repetitive. Or we wonder if they're making a difference. So then, how do we know what to pray? How do we know we are praying in line with God's will? How do we know we are covering every aspect of their lives (rather than only what’s urgent at the moment)?
The answer is Bible Praying.
We know the Bible is in line with God’s will. We know it is the God-breathed Word. We know it covers every aspect of life.
This book is a parent’s guide to Bible Praying.
Section One: 365 Daily Prayers. The prayers are the actual words of Scripture, with the reference, category, and focus. Insert your child’s name as you pray the Bible for and over your child.
Section Two: Bible Praying by Category.All the prayers from each category laid out together. Pray multiple Bible Prayers for Anxiety, Friendships, Temptations, Relationships, etc.
Section Three: Bible Blessings. Blessings straight from God’s Word. Say them to your kids. Pray them over your kids. Remind them of who they are and whose they are.
"Do you ever feel like you pray the same things, over and over for your kids? If we are honest, our prayers can become repetitive, robotic, and even shallow. Bible Praying for Parents immediately accelerated and deepened my prayers for my family. Every day, this book will give you a power-packed prayer from the Bible. This book is perfect for every parent (like me) who feels inadequate and insecure in prayer." Dr. Rob Rienow - Visionary Family Ministries
About the Author: Keith Ferrin is a husband and father of three. He is the author of several books and speaks at conferences, churches, and schools around the U.S. and internationally.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Teri Lynne Underwood about her new book Praying for Girls: Asking God for the Things They Need Most (Bethany House, 2017).
About the Book: What Are Your Biggest Concerns for Your Daughter?
Do you feel uncertain about what or how to pray for your daughter? You're not alone! Praying for our daughters can seem overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be. This easy-to-use book features 200 Scripture-based prayers that cover key areas of every girl's life:
Her identity--finding her security and strength in God's love and acceptance
Her heart--pursuing a life of purity and devotion to the Lord
Her mind--committing to growing in wisdom and discernment regardless of her circumstances
Her relationships--developing skills and attitudes to foster healthy relationships
Her purpose--trusting God with her life, gifts, and passions
With simple ideas to nurture your daughter's faith from toddler through teen, this encouraging book will equip you to pray with more confidence and power.
About the Author: Teri Lynne Underwood leads Prayers for Girls, a popular online community for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and anyone else who wants to invest in praying for the girls in their lives. A writer, ministry speaker, and Bible study teacher, she is a frequent contributor to parenting blogs and is constantly on the hunt for ways to communicate truth with grace and, if possible, humor. Teri Lynne and her husband live in northern Alabama with their teenage daughter.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Tom Doyle about his book Standing in the Fire: Courageous Christians Living in Frightening Times.
Here are the questions Tom and I discuss in the interview:
About the Book: Followers of Christ need to relearn what it means to stand courageously for their faith rather than merely survive in a climate of fear. Instead of motivating believers to action, today’s headlines appear to be paralyzing them. Standing in the Fire demonstrates the church triumphant through the lives of people who stood strong and didn’t run away in the face of overwhelming danger. These Middle Eastern heroes of faith fear God more than terrorist groups like ISIS. Supported by Tom Doyle’s commentary on events, the stories included show how these Christians are not living as victims, but victors in Christ.
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Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Jason Jones, President of SERVE Literary & Media. We discuss his journey into the PR world, his role at SERVE, and the types of clients and projects that get his team fired up.
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