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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.

Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Ron Citlau about his new book Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted: Biblical Direction for Friends, Family Members, and Those Struggling With Homosexuality (Bethany House, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • You previous book Compassion without Compromise released back in 2014. How has the landscape of this conversation changed since then? (00:40 - 2:16)
  • The subtitle suggests that you have a broad audience in mind for Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted. Who are the readers you had in your mind’s eye as you were writing the book. (02:17 - 03:06)
  • Same-Sex attraction is a part of your own personal journey and story. How did Jesus meet you in the midst of your struggle? (03:07 - 04:58)
  • What are some of the obstacles that can keep a same-sex attracted person from receiving God’s gifts for them? (04:59 - 05:58)
  • Why is same-sex marriage a harmful thing, rather than a gift for those who struggle? (05:59 - 08:45)
  • You say that the church is one of God’s gifts to same-sex strugglers. Too often, the church has been a place of condemnation rather than compassion. How can we minister to those who are sexually broken in a way that is helpful for them? (08:46 -  11:12)
  • How can following Jesus bring hope and healing to the person struggling with same-sex attraction? (11:13 - 16:32)
  • If we had the technology to beam you in front of every reader as they get to the last page of Hope for the Same-Sex Attracted, what parting challenge or word of encouragement would you want to share with each of them? (16:33 - 18:07)
  • Ron, if the listeners want to find out more about you and learn more about your new book, where should they go on the web? (18:08 - 18:17)

About the Book:  Sometimes in our big-picture discussions about homosexuality and same-sex marriage, we lose sight of the person in the middle of the struggle. Whether that struggler is you or someone you care about, there are two fundamental questions that need to be answered: How can someone with same-sex attraction be faithful to Jesus? And how can everyone else support and encourage them in this pursuit?

With clarity and grace, author and pastor Ron Citlau will help you think through every option the Bible offers--and what it does not. Having personally dealt with same-sex attraction, walked with others still struggling, and pastored those with gay loved ones, he encourages readers to think deeply and biblically about heterosexual marriage, singleness, celibacy, and more.

Discover the remarkable gifts God provides to the same-sex-attracted Christian who desires to faithfully follow Jesus. And learn how others can come alongside them with love, encouragement, and grace.

About the Author:  Ron Citlau graduated from the University of California, Riverside and Western Theological Seminary. He has served in ministry positions in Southern California and Kansas City. He is the pastor of Calvary Church in Orland Park, Illinois, part of the Reformed Church in America.

Ron struggled with same-sex attraction his whole life and has worked with and walked alongside many others who have struggled with sexual brokenness, as well as equipping pastoral leaders to serve those dealing with sexual sin. He also worked with Andrew Comiskey, producing curriculum on sexual healing now used by Desert Stream Ministries in hundreds of churches throughout the country. When he isn't working, he loves to be with his wife, Amy, and their four boys: Jack, Sawyer, Eli, and Crosby.

Connect with Ron:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/141.

 

Mar 29, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with John Bombaro about his and Adam Francisco's new book The Resurrection Fact: Responding to Modern Critics.

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • First off John, since this is your first time on the show, let’s give the listeners a chance to get to know you you better. Take us into the John Bombaro origin story. (00:39 - 03:01)
  • What was the journey like moving from Catholicism to Presbyterianism and eventually ending up Lutheran? (03:03 - 04:13)
  • What area did you study for your PhD? (04:14 - 06:44)
  • Next let’s get into the story behind the book. Was there a catalyst or an aha moment where you and Adam knew it was the right time to bring this book to life? (06:45 - 09:10)
  • Tell us about a few of the contributors you and Adam partnered with for this project. (09:11 - 12:39)
  • One thing that stands out about your book is that you’re bringing out both negations, things that Christianity is not and also positive affirmations of what Christianity actually is. Why was it important to include both in your book? (12:40 - 14:10)
  • Give us a rundown of some of the critics and their specific criticisms you’re taking on in the book. (14:11 - 16:33)
  • Your specific contribution to the book takes on John Dominic Crossans’ Antichrist. Explain a bit of the ground you cover there. (16:34 - 20:20)
  • If I had the ability to beam you in front of every reader as they finished the last page of No The Resurrection Fact, what challenge or parting word of encouragement would you share with each of them? (20:21 - 21:35)
  • John, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about The Resurrection Fact, where should they go on the web? (21:36 - 22:15)

About the Book:  As the team did with the book, Making the Case For Christianity (CPH), Drs. Bombaro and Francisco bring together a variety of contemporary Lutheran apologists to respond to a wide array of challenges to the heart of the Christian faith.

Each chapter addresses a specific argument from a popular, non-Christian author and offers a clear and concise rebuttal and argument for the resurrection.

The editors have found able representatives from the disciplines of biblical studies, history, philosophy, and the legal profession to write each chapter.

The book is accessible, written for a broad audience, and is ultimately designed to equip its readers for the apologetics task.

About the Author:  John Bombaro is senior pastor at Grace Luther Church, San Diego, and a chaplain with the United States Navy. He is a regular contributor to Modern Reformation and the author of Jonathan Edwards' Vision of Reality.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/140.

 

Mar 22, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Caspar McCloud returns to the show today to dig deeper into the topics he covers in his book Unmasking the Future: A Guide to End-Time Prophecies and Today's Headlines.

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • Unmasking the Future has been out for nearly 6 months. How have readers responded? (01:14 - 11:56)
  • When did you first encounter material on nephilim giants and fallen angels and what made you decide to dig even deeper and begin studying it? (11:57 -  16:18)
  • What are some of the artifacts and other types of evidence you and L.A. Marzulli have discovered on some of your expeditions? (16:19 - 21:03)
  • Any resources you’d recommend from L.A. Marzulli for those who want to dig deeper into the nephilim topic? (21:04 - 21:13)
  • Share a bit about the giant of Kandahar. (21:14 - 25:48)
  • Now let’s move to some of the ground you cover in chapter six. Who or what are you referring to when you use the term illuminati? (25:49 - 29:58)
  • How do Freemasons and the Illuminati play into the founding of our nation? (29:59 - 35:40)
  • How are you both hoping to challenge and encourage people as you’re sharing on these difficult topics? (35:41 - 40:47)
  • Tell us about the Hear the Watchmen conference taking place in Dallas, TX from 3/31 - 4/2/2017. (40:48 - 43:29)
  • Caspar, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about Unmasking the Future, where should they go on the web? (43:30 - 46:21)

About the Book:  The truth is out there... only if you are able to see it through the lens of the Holy Scriptures.

Wars, rumors of war, famine, pestilences and earthquakes are increasing. Have we actually entered into unprecedented times? Legends of Nephilim giants with supernatural powers did they really exist? Is there any truth to the theories of ancient astronauts existing as alien beings from other planets? Could they actually be inner-dimensional entities from the Second Heavens? Is this part of Jacob's Trouble and the coming Great Deception of the Holy Scripture forewarned about? Are we in fact nearing the time of the end? Is there a connection here unfolding today with the  movement and the information Jesus Christ of Nazareth stated about his return being as like in the Days of Noah? Can you face the future without entertaining the spirit of fear? With this book we reference what the Lord says that will give you hope, courage, and faith so you can discern the times ahead in confidence and without fear because the truth makes us free!

About Caspar McCloud:  Caspar McCloud is a virtuoso guitarist, singer, and songwriter, an acclaimed portrait artist, as well as an equestrian, ordained minister, and bestselling author of five previous books. A modern day Renaissance man, the multi-talented McCloud has wowed fans and fellow guitarists with his lightening fast technique, his use of effects, a la his friend and mentor Phil Keaggy, as well as his gentle, serene, celtic tinged acoustic playing. Caspar’s first book was his inspiring autobiography entitled, Nothing is Impossible, which includes his testimony of turning from the glittery, rock star world to wholeheartedly following Christ as a result of his longterm friendship with Phil Keaggy, the book also shares the dramatic story of his medically-verified healing of an incurable heart condition. His second book, What Was I Thinking published by Destiny Image deals with the spiritual roots of disease and the science of epigenetics, which is the science of how thought effects physiology, through the lens of the Holy Bible. Exposing the Spirit of Self Pity, continues that theme, focusing on the deleterious effects of self pity. His book, The Shroud of Turin Speaks for Itself with co-author Simon Brown reached the #1 spot on Amazon.

Connect with Caspar:


For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/139.

 

Mar 17, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Anna LeBaron about her new book The Polygamist's Daughter: A Memoir (Tyndale House Publishers, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • Let’s begin with the book’s cover. It features a picture of you with a black censor bar covering your eyes and your mouth. What did you think the first time you saw that cover and how does it effectively communicate what readers are going to encounter in the book? (00:43 - 03:53)
  • Help us to understand the structure of your family of origin. How many wives did your dad have and how many siblings did you have? (03:54 - 05:52)
  • Give us a look behind the scenes. What was it like spending your early years inside a polygamist cult? (05:53 - 12:35)
  • You left the cult at age 13. Talk to us about the circumstances leading up your escape. (12:36 - 18:16)
  • What did it look like for you to adjust from having many boundaries to actually having a level of freedom? (18:17 - 22:14)
  • Talk to us about the role counseling played in helping you to peel back the layers and move forward? (22:15 - 27:20)
  • What do you hope every single reader takes away from your story? (27:21 - 32:56)
  • Every book writing experience is a life-changing journey. How did working on The Polygamist’s Daughter impact you? (32:57 - 36:05)
  • What was it like to transition from speaking your story to finally putting it down in writing? (36:07 - 40:34)
  • What was it like to read the manuscript to your mom? (40:35 - 45:07)
    Tell us the story of how you stumbled into your work as a book launcher. (45:08 - 51:55)
  • Anna, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about The Polygamist’s Daughter, where should they go on the web? (51:56 - 52:30)

About the Book:  My father had thirteen wives and more than fifty children . . .

This is the haunting memoir of Anna LeBaron, daughter of the notorious polygamist and murderer Ervil LeBaron. Ervil’s criminal activity kept Anna and her siblings constantly on the run from the FBI. Often starving, the children lived in a perpetual state of fear―and despite their numbers, Anna always felt alone. Would she ever find a place she truly belonged? Would she ever be anything other than the polygamist’s daughter?

Filled with murder, fear, and betrayal, The Polygamist’s Daughter is the harrowing, heart-wrenching story of a fatherless girl and her unwavering search for love, faith, and a place to call home.

About the Author:  One of more than fifty children of infamous, polygamist cult leader, Ervil LeBaron, Anna LeBaron endured abandonment, horrific living conditions, child labor, and sexual grooming. At age thirteen, she escaped the violent cult, gave her life to Christ, and sought healing. A gifted communicator and personal growth activist, she's passionate about helping others walk in freedom. Anna lives in the DFW Metroplex and loves being Mom to five grown children.

Connect with Anna:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/138.

Mar 16, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Jason Mitchell about his new book No Easy Jesus: How the Toughest Choices Lead to the Greatest Life (Tyndale Momentum, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • First off Jason, let’s give the listeners a chance to get to know you you a bit better. Give us a window into the Jason Mitchell origin story. (00:40 - 06:32)
  • Next let’s get into the story behind the book. Was there a catalyst or an aha moment where you knew it was the right time to bring this book to life? (06:33 - 10:53)
  • When I shared a picture of your book on social media, a lot of my friends responded to the cover art. Talk to us about how the cover illustrates what people are going to encounter in the book. (10:54 - 14:57)
  • In the book, you write very candidly that “Believing in Jesus has left us disappointed.” I believe many Christians are afraid to admit this, but in their heart they know they’re not experiencing the fullness of what they’d hoped or longed for when they first met Jesus. Why is it that so many Christians have become disillusioned with their faith? (14:58 - 19:03)
  • One thing that really hits home for me is the idea that Jesus can easily become the “background music” to a heavily scheduled life. What’s the solution to bringing faith to the forefront? (19:04 - 24:53)
  • Many are concerned about the lack of commitment to spiritual faith among millennials. What’s your take on the next generation's spirituality? (24:54 - 32:22)
  • Every book project is a journey, how were you personally changed or impacted as your were writing No Easy Jesus? (32:23 - 35:14)
  • If I had the ability to beam you in front of every reader as they finished the last page of No Easy Jesus, what challenge or parting word of encouragement would you share with each of them? (35:15 - 36:54)
  • Jason, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about No Easy Jesus, where should they go on the web? (36:55 - 37:16)

About the Book:  “Too many Christians I know have grown bored and frustrated with just ‘believing’ in Jesus. They’ve settled for salvation someday, not realizing they can experience a fuller life today.”

Many Christians share a secret. Few of us dare to speak it out loud, because doing so would feel like taking a slap at God―and it wouldn’t make us look good either. Yet this secret is affecting us painfully on the inside every single day.

Here it is: Believing in Jesus has left us disappointed.

At one point we were thrilled and hopeful about living a life of trusting in Christ. But over time our experience has failed to live up to our expectations or make the difference we thought it would. So we’ve begun to think: “This can’t be all there is to being a Christian.”

If that’s what you’ve been thinking . . . you’re right.

No Easy Jesus holds the key to moving forward when you’re bored, disillusioned, and beaten down by faith-as-usual. It’s a clarion challenge to wake up each day and choose Jesus all over again; to make the tough, gritty choices that align your way with His and lead to true fullness of life. Because when you decided to follow Jesus, you didn’t sign up for what was easiest―you signed up for what was best.

About the Author:  Jason is teaching pastor at LCBC (Lives Changed By Christ) Church, a thriving church with locations throughout Pennsylvania. Through speaking and writing, Jason has influenced thousands of people to pursue Jesus with passion. He gets fired up about finding new and compelling ways to make the message of Christ relevant to peoples everyday lives.

During his free time, you’ll find Jason drinking coffee, getting a quick run in, watching the University of Alabama beat other teams in football, and listening to all things rock-and-roll. He lives, works, and writes outside of Philadelphia with his wife, Jenny, and their two children, Sienna and Silas.

Connect with Jason:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/137.

 

Mar 15, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Leif Hetland about his new book Giant Slayers: Ground Rules for Overcoming Life's Greatest Obstacles (Destiny Image, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • Leif, I know you’re going to be new to many of my listeners, so let’s begin with your background. Tell us a bit of the Leif Hetland origin story. (00:36 - 03:01)
  • Next let’s get into the story behind the book. Was there a specific season of your life and ministry that birthed the message you share in Giant Slayers? (03:02 - 07:46)
  • The book is divided into three parts, so let’s have you give the listeners a sneak peek at some of the ground you cover in each section of the book. Talk to us about how we can understand God’s timing. (07:47 - 12:49)
  • What do we need to remember about aligning with God and aligning with others as we’re getting ready to step into the field and enter the fight? (12:50 - 17:48)
  • Once we’re positioned for the fight, we’re going to be stepping onto the field. We’ll surely encounter critics and experience fear as we’re pursuing something new. How do we ignore those critics and face our fears head on? (17:49 - 22:49)
  • Let’s jump ahead to part three in the book. Talk to us about why it’s important to be ourselves and why that’s a key part of taking the victory. (22:50 - 27:47)
  • What do we need to know about choosing the right weapons as we’re facing our own giants? (27:48 - 31:35)
  • Leif, if we had the technology to beam you in front of every single reader as they finish the last page of Giant Slayers, what parting challenge or word of encouragement would you want to share with each of them? (31:36 - 34:30)
  • Each chapter closes with questions to ponder and a declaration. How would you like to see churches and small groups put Giant Slayers to use? (34:31 - 36:35)
  • I also wanted to commend you and your team for the amazing gift boxes you sent to your influencers. The personalized sling was very creative. Who came up with that idea? (36:37 - 38:18)
  • Leif, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about Giant Slayers, where should they go on the web? (38:19 - 39:22)

About the Book:  The world is full of giants...

Some come knocking on our doors, threatening to tear our lives apart. Others are far away, guarding treasure and glory, waiting to see who will challenge them.

Maybe debt is your giant—a pile of second and third notices that you don’t know how to answer. Maybe it is an illness—a diagnosis that destroys hope or an injury that puts an end to your dreams. Maybe your giant is a cause—a suffering people that pulls at your sense of justice or an inequality in your community. Maybe it is fear—a paralyzing doubt that sends you into long days of anxiety and depression. Hunger, disease, poverty, corruption, abuse, deceit, war, addiction, hate—we live in a world of giants.

Fortunately, we also live in a world of giant-killers!

Encounter the story of David and Goliath like never before. Learn the practical “ground rules” that will bring you into a life of facing your fears, overcoming obstacles, and slaying the giants that keep you from fulfilling your destiny!

About the Author:  Leif Hetland is founder and president of Global Mission Awareness. He ministers globally bringing an impartation of God’s love, healing, and apostolic authority through a paradigm of kingdom family. A forerunner in modern-day missions, Leif has brought the gospel into the most spiritually dark areas of the world. Over one million souls have been saved through his ministry. He has written numerous books, including his best-sellers Seeing Through Heaven’s Eyes and Healing the Orphan Spirit.

Connect with Leif:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/136.

 

Mar 14, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green about her brand new book Lighthouse Faith: God as a Living Reality in a World Immersed in Fog.

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • What is the Lauren Green origin story? (00:35 - 03:32)
  • What’s the story behind Lighthouse Faith, why was this the right season for you to write this book? (03?33 - 05:05)
  • Why do you think it’s such a challenge for people to perceive God as a more hands-on presence? (05:06 - 06:40)
  • How have your skills as an award-winning journalist played a part in this book? (06:41 - 08:15)
  • Every book writing experience is a unique journey. What did you learn about yourself while you were writing Lighthouse Faith? (08:16 - 09:01)
  • What are some simple things/tips that we can do daily in this busy life to see God more clearly and love him more presently? (09:02 - 10:14)
  • What parting encourage or challenge would you like to share with each reader as they finish the book? (10:15 - 11:07)
  • Lighthouse Faith is your first book, any plans in the future for another? (11:08 - 12:33)
  • Where can people go to connect with you and find out more about Lighthouse Faith? (12:34 - 13:33)


About the Book:  Is God Just a Distant Concept? An Award-Winning Religion Correspondent is Convinced the Answer is No and Explores the Possible Relationship with Our Creator

Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green uses her wealth of stories, vast network of contacts, and her own extensive study of theology to take the reader on a unique journey of spiritual discovery. With few female authors writing in the field of theology, Green provides an important perspective to all who wish to move closer to not only a deeper relationship with God but an understanding of what makes that possible.

Green gathers insight from some amazing guides along the way, through personal conversations with some of the leading minds in the world on the topic of Christianity. These include:

  • Timothy Keller
  • John Piper
  • Alister McGrath
  • William Lane Craig
  • John Lennox
  • Sir John Polkinghorne
  • Amy Beckman
  • Elizabeth Lev
  • … and many more

Is God simply an accessory that we carry with us? Something similar to what we might download from a music site to suit our personal tastes—a personal assistant in a way? Or is He His law, His structure, and His authoritative Word contained in the Holy Scripture, an objective reality to which you daily shape your life? If we believe or know we should believe that it’s the latter, how do we make this happen? How do we live joyfully under God’s will in a world so drenched in the will of human desire?

Lighthouse Faith explores the heart of the Christian doctrine and a pathway of perceiving God as an interactive hands-on presence; a caring and loving being. The first commandment is a life-giving force loaded with information about the world in which we live. This law stands atop the other nine commandments as a beacon of light, illuminating the created order, just as a lighthouse lamp shines in a darkened space, heralding a way to safety.

About the Author:  Lauren Green currently serves as Fox News Channel's (FNC) chief religion correspondent based in the New York bureau. She joined FNC in 1996.

Most recently, Green reported live from Rome in 2013 on the election of Pope Francis, as well as on the retirement of Pope Benedict XVI. Additionally, she provided live coverage of the beatification of Pope John Paul II from Rome in 2011 and Pope Benedict XVI's visit to the United States in 2008.

Prior to joining FNC, Green served as a weekend news anchor and correspondent at WBBM-TV (CBS-2) in Chicago, IL. From 1988 to 1993, she was a general assignment reporter at KSTP-TV (ABC-5) in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Outside of her career at FNC, Green is a reputable concert pianist with a degree in piano performance from The University of Minnesota. She has interviewed some of the most prominent people in the classical music world including Placido Domingo, Pierre Boulez, Joshua Bell and has covered such events as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition and opening night of The Metropolitan Opera. In 2004, she released her debut album, "Classic Beauty."

A graduate of Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, Green was named Miss Minnesota in 1984 and was the third runner-up in the 1985 Miss America contest.

Connect with Lauren:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/135.

 

Mar 13, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Lucas Miles returns to give us an update on his book Good God, talk about his new podcast The Lucas Miles Show, and alert us to his production company's upcoming film Crowning Jules.

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • You’re about a year out from the release of Good God. What kinds of questions and responses have you received from readers after they finish the book? (00:40 - 01:28)
  • Tell us about the new podcast you’re launching in 2017. (01:29 - 02:49)
  • One last thing before we wrap up, tell us about the new film project you’re working on. (02:50 - 03:22)
  • Where can people connect with you on the web? (03:23 - 03:34)

About the Book:  Good God introduces the God we all want to believe in but have been too fearful to embrace. With the Bible as his guide, Lucas Miles takes readers on a journey, tipping over some sacred cows along the way, to uncover the lost and forgotten nature of the Creator of the Universe and discover a real relationship with him through the person of Jesus Christ: God's goodness incarnate.


About the Author: Lucas Miles is a writer, speaker, life coach, film producer, and senior pastor of Oasis Granger, a church community he and his wife, Krissy, planted in 2004. He is also president of the Oasis Network for Churches, which services churches in more than ten countries. Lucas is also the principal and founder of Miles Media, Inc., and is committed to creating films with a purpose. Lucas and Krissy have been married since 2001 and reside in Granger, Indiana with their Doberman, Kenya.

Connect with Lucas:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/134.

 

Mar 12, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Derek Gilbert to discuss his new book The Great Inception: Satan's Psyops from Eden to Armageddon.

Here's the ground we cover in our conversation:

  • First off Derek, since this is your first time on the show, let’s help the listeners get to know you better. Tell us a bit of the Derek Gilbert origin story. (00:36 - 07:16)
  • Talk to us about your work at SkyWatch TV. (07:17 - 11:03)
    Next let’s get into the story behind the book. Was there a particular circumstance or AHA moment that set you down the path of this writing project? (11:04 - 17:50)
  • The book is titled The Great Inception: Satan’s Psyops from Eden to Armageddon. The two words that stand out to me are inception and psyops. Explain how you’re applying those two key words. (17:51 - 20:30)
  • As we’re reading the book, you introduce us to a number of different mountains. Why are they important and what is the holy mountain where the final battle of the war will be fought? (20:31 - 32:02)
  • Many people don’t know what to do with the Tower of Babel account when the read about it in their Bible. Tell us why the What’s the real reason God stopped it. (32:03 - 37:58)
  • Tell us about the the connection between the Titans of Greek mythology, the Nephilim of Genesis 6, the Rephaim, and the people who have been fighting to destroy Israel from the time of Moses to the present day. (37:59 - 48:17)
  • Where and how did Jesus battle with the rebel Gods? (48:18 - 51:45)
  • Give us the possible end-times scenario that includes the most diabolical double-cross in history. (51:46 - 57:37)
  • What do you hope readers take away from the book and for the listeners who are on the fence about whether they need to read your book, why do they need to engage with this material? (57:38 - 1:00:50)
  • Are additional resources you’d recommend for people who’d want to dig deeper into these topics? (1:00:51 - 1:02:32)
  • Derek, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about your books and your various shows, where should they go on the web? (1:02:33 - 1:03:08)


About the Book:  You stand on a battlefield, surrounded by an enemy that you’ve been told doesn’t exist.

This is a classic example of a PSYOP–a mission to change what you believe by feeding you information that’s inaccurate, incomplete, or an outright lie.

The Great Inception shatters this illusion. Bible stories you’ve known since childhood are shown for what they are: Accounts of supernatural battles between God and the gods.

In this paradigm-shifting book, Derek Gilbert shows that the Bible is anything but a boring list of thou-shalt-nots; it’s an epic tale of war between God and the rebel gods who want to steal His throne before He can restore humanity to its rightful place in the divine council.

About the Author:  Derek P. Gilbert hosts SkyWatchTV, a Christian television program that airs on several national networks, the long-running interview podcast A View from the Bunker, and co-hosts SciFriday, a weekly television program that looks at science news with his wife, author and analyst Sharon K. Gilbert.

Derek is a Christian, a husband and father, author of the novels The God Conspiracy and Iron Dragons, and a contributing author to the nonfiction anthologies God’s Ghostbusters, Blood on the Altar, I Predict: What 12 Global Experts Believe You Will See by 2025, and When Once We Were a Nation.

He’s been a speaker at Bible prophecy conferences in recent years, focusing on the prophetic implications of Dominion theology and the transhumanist movement.

The evidence for the authenticity of the New Testament awakened Derek to the spiritual war raging around us. It is this battle that inspires him.

Connect with Derek:


For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/133.

Mar 10, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Trevin Wax to talk about his brand new book This Is Our Time: Everyday Myths in Light of the Gospel (B&H Books, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in our conversation:

  • First off Trevin, since this is your first time on the show, let’s help the listeners get to know you better. Tell us a bit of the Trevin Wax origin story. (00:35 - 01:48)
  • Talk to us about your current role at B&H. What does a Bible & Reference Publisher actually do? (01:49 - 02:40)
  • Next let’s get into the story behind the book. Was there a particular circumstance or AHA moment that set you down the path of this writing project? (02:41 - 04:27)
  • In the book you outline everyday myths culture is teaching us, describing our smartphones as myth-tellers. What are some of the deceptions our smartphones are planting in our hearts and minds? (04:28 - 08:04)
  • You say that Hollywood and the Bible are after the same thing. What are they both striving for? (08:05 - 10:09)
  • I know many Christians see their faith as a private part of their life. Why is that a problem? (10:10 - 14:05)
  • Trevin, if we had the technology available to beam you in front of every reader as they finish This is Our Time, what parting challenge or word of encouragement would you want to share with each of them? (14:06 - 16:14)
  • One last question before we wrap up. I know B&H has been making some significant investments into the Christian Standard Bible. What’s on the horizon for the CSB in the near future? (16:15 - 19:50)
  • Trevin, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about your books, where should they go on the web? (19:51 - 20:24)

About the Book:  Uncertain. Confused. Overwhelmed.

Many Christians feel bombarded by the messages they hear and the trends they see in our rapidly changing world.

How can we resist being conformed to the pattern of this world? What will faithfulness to Christ look like in these tumultuous times? How can we be true to the gospel in a world where myths and false visions of the world so often prevail?

In This is Our Time, Trevin Wax provides snapshots of twenty-first-century American Life. in order to help Christians understand the times. By analyzing our common beliefs and practices (smartphone habits, entertainment intake, and our views of shopping, sex, marriage, politics, and life’s purpose), Trevin helps us see through the myths of society to the hope of the gospel.

As faithful witnesses to Christ, Trevin writes, we must identify the longing behind society’s most cherished myths (what is good, true, beautiful), expose the lie at the heart of these myths (what is false and damaging), and show how the gospel tells a better story – one that exposes the lie but satisfies the deeper longing.

About the Author:  Trevin Wax is the Bible and Reference Publisher for LifeWay Christian Resources. A former missionary to Romania, Trevin hosts a blog at The Gospel Coalition and regularly contributes to The Washington Post, Religion News Service, World, and Christianity Today, which named him one of thirty-three millennials shaping the next generation of evangelicals. His previous books include Counterfeit Gospels, Clear Winter Nights, and Gospel-Centered Teaching. He and his wife Corina have three children.

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Mar 9, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Bethel Church leader Bill Johnson to talk about his book Hosting the Presence: Unveiling Heaven's Agenda, which has been a HUGE blessing to me in the current season of my spiritual journey.

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation: 

  • First off Bill, let’s get into a bit of your backstory. When did you first discover this idea of “hosting the Presence” and how did you cultivate a deeper hunger and desire for experiencing more of God’s Presence in your life? (00:37 - 01:23)
  • When I’ve talked with others who have read Hosting the Presence, the one illustration they often mention is the dove resting on our shoulder. Explain how this picture helps us to better understand what it looks like to host God’s Presence. (01:24 - 3:33)
  • What are some of the ways the Holy Spirit manifests himself on individuals and also corporately, say in a larger group setting and how should we be ready to respond when we see the Spirit moving? (3:34 - 5:12)
  • In the book you say, “my strongest tool for discovering God’s Presence is my affection for Him.” Give us a few examples of what that looks like. (5:13 - 8:32)
  • Towards the end of the book you say that if you have 10 minutes to pray, take about 8 minutes for worship. It’s amazing what you can pray for in 2 minutes. That’s a principle you learned from Derek prince. Talk to us about the ways in which worship has been the number one way God has taught you about His Presence. (8:33 - 12:27)
  • You say that encounters with God through His Word is a close second to worship. How has God used His Word to teach you about His Presence? (12:28 - 15:24)
  • I know like me, you’re a big fan of church history. Would you mind pointing us to one or two individuals who were strong carriers of God’s Presence? (15:25 - 17:54)
  • Bill, as we get ready to close, would you mind praying for the listeners and inviting them into a deeper experience of God’s Presence? (17:55 - 19:24)
  • Bill, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about your ministry and resources, where should they go on the web? (19:25 - 20:28)

About the Book:  Let the Spirit live inside you!

Are you hungry for an encounter with Jesus? Do you want to make an impact on the world?

In this power-packed book, Bill Johnson discusses how you can be a person who hosts the Presence of God. Though all believers obviously have the Spirit of God within them, there is more that enables you to be so full that you overflow His Spirit into your world. Take a journey and meet many great prophets and kings from the Old Testament who were known as people of the Presence—people who, in Johnson’s words, “God wanted to be with.” In this succinct and powerful book, Johnson encourages you toward a pursuit of the Presence of God above all else.

In this book, you will discover: How to pay attention to the Holy Spirit and respond to Him. How the Holy Spirit manifests Himself. Biblical figures who were hungry for more of God’s Spirit and learned to host Him. Stories of Presence-filled revivalists and personal encounters with the Presence!

Bill Johnson writes: “We are enabled to partner with the Kingdom of Heaven and see it released here on earth! The Presence of God within us will bring reformation to the world around us—encountering a loving God!”

Host more of Him today!

About the Author:  Bill Johnson is the senior leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California. A fifth-generation pastor with a rich heritage in the power of the Spirit, he is the bestselling author of When Heaven Invades Earth. Bill and his wife, Beni, serve a growing number of churches through an apostolic network that crosses denominational lines, partnering for revival. Bill and Beni live near Redding, California.

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Mar 7, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Christian music artist Steven Curtis Chapman to talk about his brand new book Between Heaven and the Real World: My Story (Revell, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in this episode:

  • First off Steven, tell us why this current phase of life was the right season for you to work on this book? (00:37 - 03:26)
  • What is significant for you about the title Between Heaven and the Real World? Why did you choose that? (03:27 - 08:54)
  • I’m always fascinated when a creative person moves between different forms of expression. How does the experience of writing a book compare to writing music? (08:55 - 12:55)
  • What part of the book was easiest to write?  (12:56 - 14:40)
  • What’s something that you realized about your journey as you were trying to tell your story in this new, much longer form way? (14:41 - 16:23)
  • You are very vocal about adoption. Tell us about your ministry Show Hope and why adoption advocacy is so near and dear to your heart and to your family’s? (16:24 - 19:21)
  • Steven, when readers get to the last page of Between Heaven and the Real World, what do you hope they’ve learned from your story and what do you most hope they take away from reading the book? (19:22 - 21:41)
  • Steven, if the listeners want to find out more about you, your music, and your brand new book, where should they go on the web? (21:42 - 22:12)

About the Book:  For decades, Steven Curtis Chapman's music and message have brought hope and inspiration to millions. Now, for the first time, Steven openly shares the experiences that have shaped him, his faith, his family, and his music in a life that has included incredible highs and faith-shaking lows.

From childhood, music has been both a refuge and a release for Steven. With humor and humility, he offers a backstage look at his early days on the road and his wild ride to the top of the charts. Discover the stories behind some of his best-loved songs. Walk with him as he and his wife, Mary Beth, navigate the joys and trials of marriage and family. Cheer for his return to the stage after doubting he could ever sing again. And SEE God in the aftermath of the tragic death of their five-year-old daughter Maria.

Poignant, gut-wrenchingly honest, yet always hopeful, Steven offers no sugary solutions to life's toughest questions. Yet out of the brokenness, he continues to trust God to one day fix what is unfixable in the space between heaven and the real world.

About the Author:  Steven Curtis Chapman is a Christian music icon with over 11 million records sold, 58 Dove Awards, 5 Grammys, an American Music Award, and 48 career #1 radio singles. He's been featured on Good Morning America, CNN, MSNBC, CBS Sunday Morning, FOX & Friends, The Today Show, The Tonight Show, in People, Billboard, Parents Magazine, and countless others. He and his wife, Mary Beth, have six children and live in Nashville, Tennessee.

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Mar 5, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Kynan Bridges to discuss his new book Unmasking the Accuser: How to Fight Satan's Favorite Lie (Whitaker House, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • Let’s begin with the author origin story. Tell us a bit about your background and why were you the right guy God set in place to write this book? (00:38 - 03:11)
  • Talk to us about some of the ways this problem manifests itself not only in the church, but also in businesses and organizations. (03:12 - 05:26)
  • How have you applied this message in your own life, in your own personal relationships? (05:27 - 07:29)
  • One of the terms from the book that was new to me is the idea of an offense broker. Explain that that means and why we need to be aware of it. (07:30 - 09:05)
  • You had a vision where God revealed to you Satan’s agenda for the bride of Christ, the church. What was that vision and what does Motel 6 have to do with Jesus’ agenda? (09:06 - 14:07)
  • What final challenge or encouragement do you want to share with every person who reads your book? (14:08 - 16:01)
  • Kynan shares a closing prayer with the listeners. (16:02 - 17:12)
  • Where can people go on the web to connect with you and find out more about your ministry and books? (17:13 - 17:31)

About the Book:  When was the last time a Christian hurt you?

The demonic trio of slander, gossip, and offense has gained huge momentum both in our society and in the church. They ruin marriages, relationships, destroy churches, and discredit those in spiritual leadership. Even worse, instead of fighting them, believers daily aid these spirits. And daily, other believers fall victim. The church's main problem today is a lack of love, forgiveness, and unity.

Satan's favorite lie is that spiritual attacks always come from outside—that Christians can't hurt each other. But when Pastor Kynan Bridges rips the mask off of the accuser, the truth is revealed: Satan's spirits of slander, gossip, and offense are determined to tear the kingdom apart, and they use believers to do it—leading to bitterness and spiritual disease.

With a careful study of the Word of God, Pastor Kynan shows a way out. In this book, you will learn how to:

  • Recognize the devastation of slander
  • Identify the satanic nature of gossip
  • Avoid the temptation to be hurt and offended
  • Release those who have wounded you
  • Use love and forgiveness as a powerful weapon to walk in victory over the enemy, the accuser of the brethren.

About the Author:  Pastor Kynan T. Bridges through his profound revelation of the Word of God and dynamic teaching ministry has revolutionized the lives of many in the body of Christ. Through his practical approach to applying the deep biblical truths of the Word of God, Pastor Kynan reveals the authority and identity of the New Covenant believer. He is the Senior Pastor of Grace & Peace Global Fellowship in Tampa, Florida where he lives with his wife Gloria, and their four children. God has placed on Pastor Kynan a peculiar anointing for understanding and teaching the Scriptures along with the gift of prophecy and healing. Pastor Kynan and his wife Gloria, through an Apostolic Anointing, are committed to equipping the body of Christ to live in the supernatural everyday and fulfill the Great Commission. His desire is to see the nations transformed by the unconditional love of God.

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Mar 3, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with George Barna to discuss American Culture & Faith Institute's Worldview Measurement Project.

Here's the ground we cover in this conversation:

  • I understand that this is the largest national worldview survey ever conducted, by American Culture & Faith Institute. It looks you worked with around 6,000 participants for this survey. Give us a sense of the variety of the people who participated in the survey. (00:35 - 01:42)
  • What are some of the key elements that differentiate this ACFI Worldview Measurement Project from other studies? (01:43 - 02:35)
  • When you tallied the results, you scored in 3 separate areas. Talk to us about those. (02:36 - 05:01)
  • You say that integrated disciples lead very different lives from people who lack a biblical worldview. What are some of the ways they differentiated themselves? (05:02 - 06:55)
  • Another observation that surprised me is that regular religious activity does not insure somebody has a biblical worldview. Can you comment on that? (06:57 - 08:43)
  • As you look back on all the data you collected for this survey, is there anything surprised you or stood out as unexpected? (08:44 - 10:19)
  • George, if people want to connect with you and find out more about this survey and more about American Culture and Faith Institute, where should they go on the web? (10:20 - 11:15)

About the Survey:  More than 100 million adults in America claim to have a biblical worldview! Are they right? Does it matter?

A series of nationwide surveys conducted by the American Culture & Faith Institute (ACFI) addressed the question of how many Americans have a biblical worldview. Interviewing 6,000 people from three distinct populations – the general public, theologically conservative Protestant pastors, and SAGE Cons – the surveys produced some startling results. But does it matter?

“It’s very important to know how many people have a biblical worldview because peoples’ behavior is driven by their beliefs – we do what we believe. In other words, our worldview determines the choices we make and the resulting actions we take,” explained research veteran George Barna, who directed the studies for ACFI. “Everyone has a worldview. The critical question is which one people have embraced. If we want to transform our culture then we will need to change the choices people make that produce that culture. And in order to change those choices we must identify the beliefs that led to those choices.”

While it may sound complex or even impractical, understanding the concept of a worldview is not complicated. A worldview is the mental framework that helps people to make sense of their world. It serves as a filter to help us understand and respond to reality. Because a worldview determines what is considered to be good or bad, valuable or worthless, righteous or evil, right or wrong, and so forth, a person’s worldview is an indispensible mechanism for each of us to cope with life. Similarly, it is critical to understand if we are seeking to comprehend who we are and where we are going as a nation.

Surprisingly few studies have been conducted to measure the proportion of people who have a biblical worldview – or other widely recognized worldviews, such as secular humanism, postmodernism, existentialism, pantheism, or nihilism. The ACFI study is designed to serve as a benchmark for annual updates on the proportion of Americans who have a biblical worldview.

For more on this groundbreaking survey, visit CultureFaith.com.

About George Barna:  George Barna is the Executive Director of the American Culture and Faith Institute (a division of United in Purpose). He founded the Barna Research Group in 1984 (now The Barna Group) and has been President of Metaformation, a faith development organization, since 2009. He has served several hundred parachurch ministries, thousands of Christian churches, and many other non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as the U.S. military. He has also been a pollster in three presidential campaigns. Barna has written more than 50 books, mostly addressing cultural trends, leadership, spiritual development, and church dynamics. They include New York Times bestsellers and several award-winning books. He has sold more books based on survey research related to matters of faith than any author in American history. After graduating summa cum laude from Boston College, Barna earned two Master’s degrees from Rutgers University and has a doctorate from Dallas Baptist University. He attends Mission Church in Ventura.

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