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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.

May 15, 2018

My daughter Amelia joins me on this episode for a fun and entertaining conversation with New York Times bestselling author Rachel Hollis. We talk about the amazing success of her book Girl, Wash Your Face, her new cookbook Real Life Dinners, and play 4 rounds of 7 Questions with Rachel Hollis.

Rachel in her own words:  I’m a proud working mama with four kids and an ultra hunky husband. I worship coffee like a deity, I read books like my life depends on it and think vodka with La Croix is one of the greatest inventions of the last decade. 

When it comes to women, there always seems to be a question about how we can balance everything. Girl, I don’t even try!

I’ve got four kids and whether I’m at home with them or at Chic HQ with the team, life is never calm and balanced. Instead, I embrace my chaos and seek only to feel centered amongst the flurry. The babies and housework and spreadsheets and meetings and 5th birthday parties to plan, along with a million other things that might overwhelm me? They are just a list of my many, many blessings.

Connect with Rachel:

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May 4, 2018

HubSpot's Justin Champion joins me on The Shaun Tabatt Show to talk about life as a digital nomad, his path to becoming an inbound content expert, and some of the actionable things you'll discover in his brand new book Inbound Content: A Step-by-Step Guide To Doing Content Marketing the Inbound Way.

About the Book:  Inbound Content is a step-by-step manual for attracting the right people, turning them into leads, and closing them into customers. Today, everyone knows that content is king. It’s how we engage, how we inform, and how we pass the time; content is everywhere, and if you’re not leveraging its power to promote your business, you’ve already been left behind. Having a website and social media is not enough; if you truly want to take advantage of unprecedented levels of connectedness, you have to create content that draws customers in. It’s not about blindly expanding reach, it’s about reaching out to the right audience. Today’s marketplace is no longer about chasing the sale—with the right approach to content, your customers will come to you.

Your content must be valuable, relevant, and consistent—but how should it be implemented at the actual content-creation level? This book shows you how to develop a unified strategy, create compelling content tailored to your needs, and utilize that content to its greatest advantage in order to build your brand.

  • Discover the power of storytelling and generate effective content ideas
  • Plan a long-term content strategy and a content creation framework
  • Create great content, promote it, measure it, and analyze its performance
  • Extend your content’s value, become a more effective writer, and develop a growth mentality

Effective content is worth its weight in marketing gold. It stands out from the noise, and to the customer, looks like an oasis in a desert of clickbait and paid reviews. Inbound Content shows you how to plan, build, and implement your content strategy for unprecedented engagement and sales.

About the Author:  Justin Champion is a digital nomad, creating value from anywhere he can find a wireless connection. Justin has been a digital marketer since 2009, working with brands such as Wrangler Jeans, Majestic Athletic, and Hood River Distillers. Justin currently serves as the Content Professor for HubSpot Academy. Justin created HubSpot Academy’s Content Marketing Certification, a globally recognized course. HubSpot Academy’s purpose is to educate and inspire people so that we, together, transform the way the world does business.

Connect with Justin:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/221.

Apr 29, 2018

Pastor William McDowell challenges you to believe that if revival is happening anywhere, it can happen everywhere. Physical, emotional, and spiritual healings are taking place today. The people of God are passionately pursuing Him, and He is responding.

About the Book:  Revival is not a thing of the past. It s happening now! Since May of 2016 Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida, has experienced a move of God with numerous healings and supernatural encounters. This outpouring of the Spirit bears many hallmarks of historic revivals that have taken place in the past four hundred years. 

Interwoven with stories of God working in miraculous ways, It's Happening captures biblical truths about experiencing revival and God s presence. Position yourself to join in the move of God that is already happening, and be a catalyst in spreading it. Stop waiting for revival and start seizing it.

About the Author:  William McDowell is a gifted teacher and world-renowned worship leader who has ministered in more than forty nations. He also pastors Deeper Fellowship Church in Orlando, Florida. McDowell believes the greatest privilege in ministry, apart from ministering to his family, is serving in the local church. He passionately pursues the mission of Deeper Fellowship Church, which is to cultivate a deeper fellowship with God and one another. McDowell and his wife, LaTae, have four children: Joshua, Olivia, Caleb, and Joy.

Connect with William:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/220.

Apr 28, 2018

Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke shares a few of the secrets he uses to get past traditional gatekeepers to reach those elusive high level influencers. In this talk, you'll find out why "contact marketing" is exactly what you need to take your success to a whole new level.

About the Book:  You know how to sell—that’s your job, after all—but getting CEOs and VIPs to call you back is the tricky part. You’re in luck: That impossible-to-reach person isn’t so impossible to reach after all.

Hall-of-Fame-nominated marketer and Wall Street Journal cartoonist Stu Heinecke discovered that he could get past traditional gatekeepers to reach those elusive executives by thinking outside the box and using personalized approaches he calls “Contact Campaigns.” Including presidents, a prime minister, celebrities, countless CEOs, and even the Danish model who became his wife, Heinecke found that getting meetings with previously unreachable people was easier than ever. Now he shares his tactics and tips in this essential guide for anyone who needs to make contact.

In How to Get a Meeting with Anyone, Heinecke explains how you can use your own creative Contact Campaigns to get those critical conversations. He divulges methods he’s developed after years of experience and from studying the secrets of others who’ve had similar breakthrough results—results that other marketers considered impossible, with response rates as high as 100 percent. Through real-life success stories, Heinecke lays out 20 categories of Contact Campaigns that anyone can research and execute. Tactics range from running a contact letter as a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal to unorthodox uses of the phone, social media, email, and snail mail to using personalized cartoons to make connections. He also packs in plenty of tips on how to determine your targets, develop pitches, and gain allies in your contact’s circle of influence.

How to Get a Meeting with Anyone provides you with a new toolkit you can put to work right away so you can make the connections that are essential to your success.

About the Author:  If ever there were someone born to write a book like How To Get A Meeting with Anyone, Stu Heinecke is that person. A Wall Street Journal cartoonist, Hall of Fame-nominated marketer and author, Heinecke discovered the magic of "Contact Marketing" early in his career, when he launched a Contact Campaign to just two dozen Vice Presidents and Directors of Circulation at the big Manhattan-based magazine publishers. That tiny $100 investment resulted in a 100% response rate, launched his enterprise and brought in millions of dollars worth of business.

Heinecke is the host and author of the How To Get A Meeting with Anyone podcast and blog, and founder and president of Contact, a Contact Marketing agency, and cofounder of Cartoonists.org, a coalition of famed cartoonists dedicated to raising funds for charity, while raising the profile of the cartooning art form. He lives on an island in the pristine Pacific Northwest with his wife, Charlotte, and their dog, Bo.

Connect with Stu:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/219.

  

Apr 26, 2018

Polling and trending expert Mark Penn joins me on the show to talk about some of the small, but surprisingly powerful forces that are driving big disruptions in today's business, politics, and culture.

About the Book:  Mark Penn has boldly argued that the future is not shaped by society’s broad forces but by quiet changes within narrow slices of the population. Ten years ago, he showed how the behavior of one small group can exert an outsized influence over the whole of America. His bestselling Microtrends highlighted dozens of tiny, counterintuitive trends that have since come to fruition, from the explosion of internet dating to the recent split within the Republican Party.

Today, the world is in perplexing upheaval, and microtrends are more influential than ever. In this environment, Penn offers a necessary perspective.

Microtrends Squared makes sense of what is happening in the world today. Through fifty new microtrends, Penn illuminates the shifts that are coming in the next decade. He pinpoints the unseen hand behind new power relationships that have emerged—as fringe voters and reactionary politics have found their revival, as online influencers overshadow traditional media, and as the gig economy continues to invade new swathes of industry. He speaks to the next wave of developments coming in technology, social movements, and even dating.

Offering a clear vision of the future of business, politics, and culture, Microtrends Squared is a must-read for innovators and entrepreneurs, political and business leaders, and for every curious reader looking to under­stand the wave of the future when it is just a ripple.

About the Author:  Mark Penn has spent over forty years in polling, marketing, advertising, and strategy at the highest levels of business and politics. As a leading pollster, he was chief strategist in the presidential campaigns of Bill and Hillary Clinton and is credited with identifying the influential “soccer moms” trend. He has advised Bill Gates and Tony Blair, among other world leaders, as well as companies from Ford to Verizon to Merck to McDonald’s. Today he is Chairman of the Harris Poll and Managing Partner of the Stagwell Group, a collection of digital marketing firms. He is the author of the New York Times bestselling book Microtrends and has written for the Wall Street JournalPolitico, and other publications.

Connect with Mark:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/218.

Apr 25, 2018

I'm honored to welcome Matt Perman to the show to talk about his brand new book How to Get Unstuck, which I believe will become the new gold standard for how to live a life marked by God-honoring productivity.

About the Book:  Most of us are trying to make a difference where we are, yet feel overwhelmed, overloaded, and far too busy. Some even have great, world-changing ideas -- but get stuck trying to make them happen.  How do you get "unstuck" from these things to make a real difference -- without resorting to complex systems that take more time to keep up than they actually save?

How to Get Unstuck answers this question by introducing readers to ten core principles that are at the heart of becoming an effective person for the glory of God. These principles are flexible enough for people to adapt and apply them to their own life and context. 

This book is more than just good ideas that you read and never apply. How to Get Unstuck walks you step-by-step through the core principles that free you to be more effective in everything you do. Each chapter also has an "Unstuck Clinic" that allows you to reflect and apply the principles more fully to yourself.

How can we learn the discipline of personal effectiveness? Starting with the Scriptures and drawing on the best contemporary research, How to Get Unstuck shows you how to live an integrated life. True effectiveness is accomplishing God's purposes, in God's way, and for God's glory, and this book will show you how.

About the Author:  Matt is the author of the best-selling book What’s Best Next: How the Gospel Transforms the Way You Get Things Done and is a popular speaker on leadership, productivity, and theology from a God-centered perspective. His work has been featured in Christianity Today, The Gospel Coalition, and Desiring God.

In 2015 he co-founded the organization, What’s Best Next, to help empower Christians to be more productive in all areas of life, and to do so in a way that is God-centered and gospel-driven.

Prior to that he served for 13 years at Desiring God leading the web department, serving as director of strategy, and helping build the ministry for greater spreading. He has also served as director of marketing at Made to Flourish, an organization dedicated to equipping pastors to connect faith and work.

Connect with Matt:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/217.

Apr 24, 2018

PR is ripe for transformation. Are you ready to embark on the Inbound PR journey? If you're a PR professional or PR agency owner, you don't want to miss my talk with HubSpot's Iliyana Stareva.

About the Book:  Inbound PR is the handbook that can transform your agency’s business. Today’s customer is fundamentally different, and traditional PR strategies are falling by the wayside. Nobody wants to feel “marketed to;” we want to make our own choices based on our own research and experiences online. When problems arise, we demand answers on social media, directly engaging the company in front of a global audience. We are the most empowered, sophisticated customer base in the history of PR, and PR professionals must draw upon an enormous breadth of skills and techniques to serve their clients’ interests. Unfortunately, those efforts are becoming increasingly ephemeral and difficult to track using traditional metrics. This book merges content and measurement to give today’s PR agencies a new way to build brands, evaluate performance and track ROI.

The ability to reach the new consumer, build the relationship, and quantify the ROI of PR services allows you to develop an inbound business and the internal capabilities to meet and exceed the needs of the most demanding client. In this digital age of constant contact and worldwide platforms, it’s the only way to sustainably grow your business and expand your reach while bolstering your effectiveness on any platform. This book shows you what you need to know, and gives you a clear framework for putting numbers to reputation.

  • Build brand awareness without “marketing to” the audience
  • Generate more, higher-quality customer or media leads
  • Close the deal and nurture the customer or media relationship
  • Track the ROI of each stage in the process

Content is the name of the game now, and PR agencies must be able to prove their worth or risk being swept under with obsolete methods. Inbound PR provides critical guidance for PR growth in the digital era, complete with a practical framework for stimulating that growth.

About the Author:  Iliyana Stareva is Global Partner Program Manager at HubSpot, where she ensures a partner-first approach and enables company teams to collaborate, communicate, and make change happen better across global offices. With a background in PR and agency business consulting as well as a fluent speaker and writer in Bulgarian, English, and German.

Connect with Iliyana:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/216.

Apr 10, 2018

Whoever you are, whatever your financial situation, serial entrepreneur and CEO Matt Manero is here to give you a wake-up call to the reality that if you want to walk in freedom and experience the life of your dreams, it's going to take real money.

About the Book:  Twenty-five years ago, I set off on my own with nothing but a folding table and a phone. For years, real success eluded me. I told people I was doing well when I was often on the edge of being broke. 

Millions of people face the same plight--including my beloved brother-in-law, who died tragically before he could fix his money problems. That was MY wake-up call. I knew I needed more money, but I didn't know how to get it. I only turned things around by getting honest with myself, taking responsibility for my situation, and figuring out some practical solutions. Now I'm going to show you how to do the same. 

In polite society, we don't like to talk about money. But it's too important to tiptoe around. In these pages, you and I are going to cut the BS and get real. For starters, I'll help you understand . . . 

  • How the money has moved. Stop making decisions based on advice that worked decades ago, but no longer.
  • The dangers of living in a "False Positive." It's easy to tell ourselves that we have enough-- until we're hit with medical bills, aging parents, tuition, or early retirement.
  • The cheap comfort of the blamer mind-set: It might feel good to blame the government, the economy, or your boss for your troubles, but it won't change anything. Do you want an excuse, or do you want more money?
  • The power of "Lifestyle by Design." Visualize your long-term goal and work backward to figure out how to get there.
  • The trade-offs of being an employer or employee. You can get rich by starting a business or by rising to the top of an existing organization.

Let's figure out what's right for you. It's going to take grit and guts, but if you follow my road map, you'll start accumulating real wealth, the kind that lets you live the life of your dreams and lasts for generations to come.

About the Author:  Matt Manero is a serial entrepreneur and the CEO of four companies, including Commercial Fleet Financing, which made the Inc. 500 list of America's fastest-growing companies two years in a row. He hosts a syndicated radio show and podcast on the Lifestyle Talk Radio Network and speaks to audiences around the country. He lives with his wife and three sons in Dallas.

Connect with Matt:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/215.

Apr 9, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Jason Hanson joins me to share a few tips and tricks from his new book Survive Like a Spy: Real CIA Operatives Reveal How They Stay Safe in a Dangerous World and How You Can Too. We talk about the most critical items every traveler needs to stay safe abroad, the surprising actions that will give you the best chance of surviving a kidnapping, and much more.

About the Book:  Everyone loves a good spy story, but most of the ones we hear are fictional. That's because the most dangerous and important spycraft is done in secret, often hidden in plain sight.

In this powerful new book, bestselling author and former CIA officer Jason Hanson takes the reader deep inside the world of espionage, revealing true stories and expert tactics from real agents engaged in life-threatening missions around the world.

With breathtaking accounts of spy missions in Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and elsewhere, the book reveals how to:

  • Achieve mental sharpness to be ready for anything
  • Escape if taken hostage
  • Set up a perfect safe site
  • Assume a fake identity 
  • Master the "Weapons of Mass Influence" to recruit others, build rapport, and make allies when you need them most

With real-life spy drama that reads like a novel paired with expert practical techniques, Survive Like a Spy will keep you on the edge of your seat – and help you stay safe when you need it most.

About the Author:  Jason Hanson is a former CIA officer, security specialist, and winner of ABC's hit reality series Shark Tank. His previous book, Spy Secrets That Can Save Your Life, was a New York Times bestseller. Jason is a highly sought-after expert on safety and survival, and has appeared on The Rachael Ray Show, Today, Dateline, and elsewhere. He currently lives in Cedar City, Utah, with his family.

Connect with Jason:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/214.

Apr 7, 2018

It's a great honor to welcome business journalist and now author Elaine Pofeldt to The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about her empowering new book The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business: Make Great Money. Work the Way You Like. Have the Life You Want.

About the Book:  The rise of one-million-dollar, one-person businesses in the past five years is the biggest trend in employment today, offering the widest range of people the most ways to earn a living while having the lifestyles they want. In The Million-Dollar, One-Person Business, Elaine Pofeldt outlines the pathways to joining this entrepreneurial movement, synthesizing advice from hundreds of business owners who've done it. She explains how to identify, launch, grow, and reinvent the business, showing how a single individual can generate $1 million in revenue--something only larger small companies have done in the past. Both inspirational and practical, this book will appeal to all who seek a great work life and a great lifestyle.

About the Author:  Elaine Pofeldt is an independent journalist who specializes in writing about careers and entrepreneurship. As a senior editor at Fortune Small Business magazine, she was twice nominated for the National Magazine Award for her feature stories.

She went freelance in October 2007 and has since written for publications including Fortune, Money, Inc., Forbes, The Economist Intelligence Unit, CNBC, CBS Moneywatch, BNET, MSN, Global Trade, Working Mother, Good Housekeeping, and a variety of other print and online publications. At Crain's New York Business, she served as a contributing editor, focused on the weekly's small business coverage. At Fortune, she has written a column called David vs. Goliath, looking at small companies that are taking on giant competitors.

Connect with Elaine:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/213.

Mar 20, 2018

I'm excited to welcome Robert Henderson to The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about his new book Receiving Healing from the Courts of Heaven: Removing Hindrances that Delay or Deny Healing (Destiny Image, 2018).

About the Book:  The Bible is clear: God’s will is to heal! And yet, believers often pray for healing and do not receive it. Why? The answer can be found in the Courts of Heaven.
 
Robert Henderson is internationally recognized for teaching the Courts of Heaven prayer strategy, which has brought breakthrough, answered prayers, and miraculous transformation to countless lives. Now, Henderson presents a powerful new teaching that answers the question: What can I do if my prayers for healing go unanswered?
 
Satan is the adversary to God’s will and God’s people. In the Courtrooms of Heaven, he brings charges against believers to prevent their healing. In this book, Henderson teaches you to align your prayers with the legal process of Heaven to defeat the devil’s arguments.
 
You will learn how to:

  • Identify hindering spirits, barriers, and legal rights that prevent healing.
  • Break curses and strongholds that give satan destructive access to your health.
  • Pray in a breakthrough dimension according to God’s purposes.
  • Release the healing verdict of atonement from the Courts of Heaven.

Discover how to legally unlock divine destiny over your life, and even your nation. Bring your appeals before the Courtroom of Heaven!

About the Author:  Robert Henderson is a global apostolic leader who operates in revelation and impartation.  His teaching empowers the Body of Christ to see the hidden truths of Scripture clearly and apply them for breakthrough results. Driven by a mandate to disciple nations through writing and speaking, Robert travels extensively around the globe, teaching on the apostolic, the Kingdom of God, the “Seven Mountains” and most notably, the Courts of Heaven. He has been married to Mary for 40 years. They have six children and five grandchildren. Together they are enjoying life in beautiful Midlothian, TX. 

Connect with Robert:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/212.

Mar 18, 2018

It's an honor to welcome my friend Warren Marcus to The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about his new book The Priestly Prayer of the Blessing: The Ancient Secret of the Only Prayer in the Bible Written by God Himself (Charisma House, 2018).

About the book:  In 1979 at an archaeological site southwest of the Old City of Jerusalem, opposite the Temple Mount (adjacent to St. Andrew’s Church, now on the grounds of the Menachem Begin Heritage Center) Jewish archaeologist Gabriel Barkay discovered two tiny silver scrolls, inscribed in the Ancient Paleo Hebrew with portions of the well-known “Priestly Blessing” from the Book of Numbers. These amulets were found in a burial chamber and was most likely worn around the neck of the High Priest of Israel.

The delicate process of unrolling the scrolls while developing a method that would prevent them from disintegrating took three years. They contain what is the oldest surviving texts from the Hebrew Bible, dating from a time immediately prior to the destruction of Jerusalem by the Babylonians in 586/7 BCE. These are far older than the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Why is it that the One True God of Israel saw fit to see this particular “Ancient Prayer of the Priestly Blessing” to be preserved as the oldest evidence of Biblical Scripture? Could it be that this prayer, the only prayer written by YHWH Himself was not just to be proclaimed over the Children of Israel in Moses times or does YHWH want this prayer proclaimed over believers today?

Though the Priestly Prayer of the Blessing written in our Bibles remains a beautiful prayer, the full meaning as contained in the Ancient Hebrew has been translated into the Amplified Hebrew to English and the full power and impact of this prayer can be fully realized and experienced.

Learn more about the powerful meaning of this prayer and learn how to have it proclaimed over you in a way which will bring you everything you would ever need to walk in supernatural health, protection and the power and authority to fulfill your God-given destiny! 

About the Author:  Warren Marcus is an Author, Filmmaker, TV Producer and Speaker and ordained Messianic Jewish Minister.

He has been used to produce inspirational TV Programs for Dr. Jerry Falwell’s “Liberty Broadcasting Network” and worked with The Inspiration Network in Charlotte, North Carolina. He has served as the Executive Producer of Sid Roth’s “It’s Supernatural” weekly TV program, paying special attention to the dramatic reenactments that help bring to life the testimonies of real people’s encounters with the supernatural of God.

Connect with Warren:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/211.

Mar 16, 2018

Earlier in the week I invited my daughter Amelia to be my guest host for our talk with Jon Erwin about his new film I Can Only Imagine. Head to your local theatre this weekend and show your support.

 About the Film:  It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms' Night Out, and Woodlawn), I CAN ONLY IMAGINE stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.

A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.

About the Erwin Brothers: JON and ANDY ERWIN are a directing team that focuses on creating faith-based and inspirational feature films. The duo began their career as teenagers, working as camera operators for ESPN in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. They soon embarked on full time careers as sports cameramen covering University of Alabama games all over the country. The brothers had the opportunity to work with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA covering events like the XGames and the Superbowl.
 
In 2002, the Erwin Brothers started their own production company. They ventured into creating commercials, documentaries and music videos. They found their greatest success in the world of music. Soon they were directing music videos and producing concerts and television programs for platinum artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, and others. The brothers received 11 nominations and were honored with wins for Music Video of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards for three consecutive years. 
 
In 2010 the Erwin Brothers shifted their focus and began exclusively developing dramatic feature films including OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and WOODLAWN. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is the brothers’ fourth feature film, and is based on MercyMe’s #1 hit song of the same title.

Find out More:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/210.

 

Mar 14, 2018

I had the pleasure of spending time with Todd Nettlleton at NRB 2018 in Nashville. During our conversation, Todd shares about his 20 years of work at The Voice of the Martyrs, a new book titled Wurmbrand: Tortured for Christ – The Complete Story (David C. Cook, 2018), and Tortured for Christ - The Movie.

About the Book:  This biography explores the inspiring lives of Richard and Sabina Wurmbrand, telling the complete story in one volume for the first time!

On February 29, 1948, Richard Wurmbrand was arrested by the secret police. His crimes? Leading Christian worship and witnessing—both of which were illegal under the atheistic Communist regime of Romania. He also spoke up for Christ at a gathering of party officials and religious leaders. Because of his faithfulness to Christ, he endured 14 years of prison and torture. His wife, Sabina, suffered two years of forced labor. They emerged not with melancholy or a bitter spirit but with a story of victorious faith.

Though Richard and Sabina endured intense persecution, they remained outspoken and bold about sharing their faith in the God who saved them.

About Todd Nettleton:  Todd is the Chief of Media Relations and Message Integration for The Voice of the Martyrs and the host of The Voice of the Martyrs Radio. Todd serves as a voice for persecuted Christians, working with the media to tell people in the United States about the faithfulness of Christ’s followers in 60+ nations where they face persecution.

The son of missionary parents, Todd spent part of his youth in Papua New Guinea and the rest in Southern California.

Todd and his wife, Charlotte, have two grown sons and recently welcomed their first daughter-in-law into the family. In his spare time, Todd enjoys reading, writing, music, travel and sports, including serving as commissioner of a fantasy football league. In 2015 he ran his first half-marathon.

Connect with Todd and The Voice of the Martyrs:

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/209.

Mar 13, 2018

Honored to have Andrew (Andy) Erwin join me on this episode on The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about his powerful new film I Can Only Imagine, that tells the powerful true story of redemption behind MercyMe's hit song by the same name.

About the Film:  It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft.

Although he found faith at a young age, life wasn’t easy for Bart. He leaned into an active imagination and his love of music as escapes from a troubled home life. As he grew older, Bart turned to football in hopes of somehow connecting with his abusive father. But a career-ending injury—combined with the vision of a teacher who saw unlimited potential—set Bart on a musical pathway.

Chasing a dream while running from broken relationships with his father and Shannon, his childhood sweetheart, Bart hits the road in an old, decrepit tour bus with his new band MercyMe—named for his grandmother’s favorite expression. With the guidance of a grizzled music-industry insider, the band begins a journey none of them could ever have imagined.

Directed by the Erwin Brothers (October Baby, Moms' Night Out, and Woodlawn), I CAN ONLY IMAGINE stars J. Michael Finley, Madeline Carroll, Trace Adkins, Priscilla Shirer, with Cloris Leachman and Dennis Quaid.

A gripping reminder of the power of forgiveness, I CAN ONLY IMAGINE beautifully illustrates that no one is ever too far from God’s love—or from an eternal home in Heaven.

About the Erwin Brothers: JON and ANDY ERWIN are a directing team that focuses on creating faith-based and inspirational feature films. The duo began their career as teenagers, working as camera operators for ESPN in their hometown of Birmingham, AL. They soon embarked on full time careers as sports cameramen covering University of Alabama games all over the country. The brothers had the opportunity to work with ESPN College Football Primetime, FOX NFL, and the NBA covering events like the XGames and the Superbowl.
 
In 2002, the Erwin Brothers started their own production company. They ventured into creating commercials, documentaries and music videos. They found their greatest success in the world of music. Soon they were directing music videos and producing concerts and television programs for platinum artists like Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, Casting Crowns, Switchfoot, Skillet, and others. The brothers received 11 nominations and were honored with wins for Music Video of the Year at the GMA Dove Awards for three consecutive years. 
 
In 2010 the Erwin Brothers shifted their focus and began exclusively developing dramatic feature films including OCTOBER BABY, MOMS’ NIGHT OUT, and WOODLAWN. I CAN ONLY IMAGINE is the brothers’ fourth feature film, and is based on MercyMe’s #1 hit song of the same title.

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Mar 13, 2018

I'm honored to have Dr. Gordon Wilson join me on this episode of The Shaun Tabatt Show to talk about his spectacular new film The Riot and The Dance.

Film Synopsis:  Join in the glorious uproar of creation with The Riot and the Dance, a boisterous new nature documentary featuring a biologist who was once told he would never succeed if he kept blabbing about all that silly Creator-creature nonsense. Now you can follow along with Dr. Gordon Wilson as he traverses our planet, basking in God’s masterpieces. Whether he’s catching wildlife in his own back yard or in the jungles of Sri Lanka, Dr. Wilson celebrates God’s creatures in all shapes, sizes and species. (Yeah, he was bitten, but not by the cobra.) 

Showstopping footage and powerful narration will open your eyes to the extraordinary glory found all over the animal kingdom. From leopards and langurs to vipers and elephants and beyond, The Riot and the Dance is a cinematic celebration for viewers of all ages.

Film Themes:
  • Discovering more about God by examining the world around us
  • How the world reflects the fall of man
  • How science answers questions of creation
  • How nature is essential to our walk with Christ
  • How walks in the woods with his nephew inspired the film
 
About Dr. Gordon Wilson: Dr. Gordon Wilson writes regularly for Answers in Genesis and has taught a wide variety of biology courses at Liberty University and New Saint Andrews College (present). When he's not teaching, you will find him tromping around the Pacific Northwest with his nieces and nephews, looking for snakes and lizards.
 
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Mar 9, 2018

I'm excited to share this conversation with my friend Sarah Bowling about her life-changing ministry Saving Moses, that gives hope and help to moms and babies in some of the darkest and poorest places on the planet.

About the Ministry:  In 2009, Sarah Bowling traveled to Ethiopia where she found two baby girls, Sarah and Ruth, abandoned in a field. She brought them to an orphanage, hoping to find a safe home for the babies.

The orphanage refused to care for the twin baby girls. Nobody would love and care for these babies. If Sarah hadn’t intervened, they would have been left for dead in the field.

Sarah found that many organizations and orphanages simply cannot afford to care for babies. This age group requires so many more resources and individualized attention than older children that most orphanages are forced to refuse care to babies.

And Saving Moses was born. We are passionate about saving the most helpless and vulnerable population: babies.

About Sarah:  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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Mar 8, 2018

I got to spend some time one on one with Jonathan Cahn at NRB 2018 talking about his book The Paradigm: The Ancient Blueprint That Holds the Mystery of Our Times.

About the Book:  Is it possible that this ancient paradigm has determined and is determining not only the American presidency but also the timing of current events, in some cases even down to the exact dates?

Could a mystery from the ancient Middle East have foretold the course of current events more accurately than any poll or pundit?

Could the ancient paradigm have pinpointed the exact date of the 9/11 attacks before anyone had any idea? Could the paradigm have determined the exact years of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Osama bin Laden, Donald Trump, and others?

And what does the ancient paradigm say about what is yet to come—our future? Could the paradigm even contain a warning critical for this hour and crucial for all to hear?

Be prepared to never see the world in the same way again. The Paradigm contains a revelation that will challenge your very understanding of the issues we face today.

About the Author:  Jonathan Cahn’s earth-shattering books The Harbinger and The Mystery of the Shemitah became New York Times bestsellers and brought him to international prominence. Known for unlocking the deep mysteries of Scripture and for teachings of prophetic import, Cahn leads Hope of the World Ministries, an international outreach of teaching, evangelism, and compassion projects for the needy. He also leads the Jerusalem Center/Beth Israel, a worship center made up of Jews, Gentiles, and people of all backgrounds, in Wayne, New Jersey. As a much-sought-after speaker, Cahn has been called the prophetic voice of our generation. He has spoken at the United Nations, on Capitol Hill, and to millions around the world.

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Feb 24, 2018

Enjoyed bringing my friend Mark Ward back on The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about his new book Authorized: The Use and Misuse of the King James Bible (Lexham Press, 2018).

About the Book:  The King James Version has shaped the church, our worship, and our mother tongue for over 400 years. But what should we do with it today?

The KJV beautifully rendered the Scriptures into the language of turn-of-the-seventeenth-century England. Even today the King James is the most widely read Bible in the United States. The rich cadence of its Elizabethan English is recognized even by non-Christians. But English has changed a great deal over the last 400 years―and in subtle ways that very few modern readers will recognize. In Authorized Mark L. Ward, Jr. shows what exclusive readers of the KJV are missing as they read God's word.

In their introduction to the King James Bible, the translators tell us that Christians must "heare CHRIST speaking unto them in their mother tongue." In Authorized Mark Ward builds a case for the KJV translators' view that English Bible translations should be readable by what they called "the very vulgar"―and what we would call "the man on the street."

About the Author:  Mark L. Ward, Jr. received his PhD in New Testament Interpretation from Bob Jones University in 2012; he now serves the church as a Logos Pro at Faithlife, writing weekly articles on Bible study at the Logos Talk Blog. He is the author of multiple high school Bible textbooks, including The Story of the Old Testament and Biblical Worldview: Creation, Fall, Redemption.

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Feb 21, 2018

It was fun to join in the release day excitement for Erica Willis' brand new book Believe Boldly: The Power of Simple, Confident Prayer to Unleash the Supernatural. We talk about some of the things she learned in the process of writing this book and walk through a few practical tips for authors attending NRB for the 1st time.

About the Book:  We long to see firsthand the power of God as displayed in the Bible. Miracles, prophecy, dreams, healing--most of these tend to be missing from our normal, safe, predictable faith. Yet we tend to view any movement of God outside our own experience with mistrust and confusion. But what if we've got "normal" all wrong?

In these pages is an invitation to a new way of living: embracing God's power through simple yet bold prayer. It's for the night owl, the caffeine-addicted, even the skeptic, beckoning all of us out of our comfort zones with stories of spiritual breakthrough, mind-blowing miracles, and physical healing. Here are the tools you need to work through your doubts, open up to the miracles of God, and walk in the power of the Holy Spirit. You will learn to hear God's voice, trust his leading, and walk empowered by limitless prayer. It is time to see God transform your faith into a thrill-seeking adventure.

About the Author:  Erica Willis is the founder and director of The Fives, an international prayer ministry. A leader in the local church for over 20 years, she has served as a church planter, children's pastor, small group director, and women's ministry director. She teaches weekly in the women's ministry at her church of 2,000, blogs regularly at BelieveBoldly.com, and speaks nationally at women's events and conferences. She and her husband, Joey, have two children and live in Weatherford, Texas.

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Feb 21, 2018

I invited Erin Weidemann back to the podcast to talk about Deborah: The Belle of Leadership (book 5 in the Bible Belles series) and give us an update on her recent interviews, what she's learned as an accidental entrepreneur, and her new speaking partnership with World Vision.

About the Book:  The adventure continues in Book Five of the Bible Belles series. With the angel Mari by her side, Rooney has learned that God has given her four real superpowers: Prayer, Patience, Bravery, and Loyalty. Her transformation into a superhero is almost complete. What’s missing? The Bell of Leadership.

As she watches Deborah rise up and lead an entire nation to victory, Rooney realizes that true leadership means inspiring others and working together. Through the story of Deborah, Rooney learns that God is calling her to lead. Is she ready to answer the call? 

Come along with Rooney as she becomes the greatest superhero of all: a Bible Belle!

About the Author: Erin Weidemann is a teacher turned professional author. A former college athlete, Erin is also a five-time cancer survivor. She lives in Encinitas, California with her husband Brent and their daughter Rooney. In addition to being the co-founder and CEO of Bible Belles, Erin is the host of the Heroes For Her podcast.

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Feb 17, 2018

I'm honored to have author David Amerland join me from across the pond to discuss his excellent book The Sniper Mind: Eliminate Fear, Deal with Uncertainty, and Make Better Decisions (St. Martin's Press, 2017).

About the Book:  Snipers are exceptional. The trained sniper is a complex fusion of hard skills such as weapons knowledge, situational awareness, knowledge of ballistics and physics, and soft skills such as emotional stability, empathy, and a stoic acceptance of the hardships associated with a particular set of circumstances. There are countless instances where a single sniper, embarking on a secret mission, would have to improvise, operate beyond any hope of support, and yet still manage to carry out the mission and get back home unharmed even though the enemy was actively hunting him.

For the first time ever, The Sniper Mind reveals the practical steps that allow a sniper’s brain to work in this superhuman precise, calculated way. It teaches readers how to understand and apply these steps, whether they are stuck in a cubicle facing mounting piles of work or sitting in a corner office making industry-defining decisions.

Through the explanation of advanced military training techniques and cutting-edge neuroscience, David Amerland's book provides concrete strategies and real-world skills that can help us be better:

-At our jobs 
-In our relationships
-In our executive decision making 
-In the paths we choose to take through life

By learning how snipers teach their minds to eliminate fears and deal with uncertainty we can also develop the mental toughness we need to achieve the goals that seem to elude us in business as well as in life.

About the Author:  David Amerland helps multi-national clients and start-ups to organize their SEO and Social Media strategies. He is a business journalist, author and international speaker. He blogs about social media and search engine optimization, writes for a number of prominent websites including Forbes, and advises corporations on their social media crisis management techniques. His books on SEO, Social Media and web trends demystify the complexity of the subjects they cover for readers around the world.

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Feb 15, 2018

I wanted to switch it up for the 200th episode of The Shaun Tabatt Show, so I invited my good friend Rod Tucker to take over the podcast today and interview me.

We talk about my faith journey, publishing, changes coming in 2018 for the podcast, and much more.

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Feb 11, 2018

Back in September 2014 I had the pleasure of speaking with Rachel Held Evans about her book Faith Unraveled: How a Girl Who Knew All the Answers Learned to Ask Questions (Zondervan, 2014). This episode is pulled from the Author Talks with Shaun Tabatt archives.

About the Book:  How an evolving spiritual journey leads to an unshakeable faith.

Eighty years after the Scopes Monkey Trial made a spectacle of Christian fundamentalism and brought national attention to her hometown, Rachel Held Evans faced a trial of her own when she began to have doubts about her faith.

In Faith Unraveled, Rachel recounts growing up in a culture obsessed with apologetics, struggling as her own faith unraveled one unexpected question at a time.

In order for her faith to survive, Rachel realizes, it must adapt to change and evolve. Using as an illustration her own spiritual journey from certainty to doubt to faith, Evans challenges you to disentangle your faith from false fundamentals and to trust in a God who is big enough to handle your tough questions.

In a changing cultural environment where new ideas seem to threaten the safety and security of the faith, Faith Unraveled is a fearlessly honest story of survival.

About the Author:  Rachel Held Evans is a New York Times best-selling author whose books include Faith Unraveled (2010), A Year of Biblical Womanhood (2012), and Searching for Sunday (2015). Hailing from Dayton, Tennessee—home of the famous Scopes Monkey Trial of 1925— she writes about faith, doubt and life in the Bible Belt. 

Rachel has been featured in The Washington Post, The Guardian, Christianity Today, Slate, The Huffington Post, The CNN Belief Blog, and on NPR, The BBC, The Today Show, and The View.  She served on President Obama’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and keeps a busy schedule speaking at churches, conferences, and colleges and universities around the country. 

Rachel is married to Dan, and the two recently welcomed their first child - a baby boy. 

A lifelong Alabama Crimson Tide fan, Rachel’s preferred writing fuel is animal crackers and red wine. 

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Feb 5, 2018

I'm honored to welcome Kim Chaffin to The Shaun Tabatt Show to share about her encouraging new devotional Simply Blessed: Finding Joy in the Little Things (Broadstreet Publishing, 2018).

About the Book:  Why study the Bible? Who are the patriarchs? Am I really saved? Is there a special way to pray? New believers have many questions. But even the most experienced believers can overcomplicate life and fill the day with more busyness than meaning. Often the little things of life show us the true character of God. In Him we can find joy and blessing if we are willing to look.

Simply Blessed contains thirty-one heartfelt devotional stories for the woman seeking to know God for who He is: a loving God who longs to have a relationship with her. Kim focuses on the foundation of a woman s faith, tackling issues she faces on a daily basis and providing joyful and practical lessons for a woman s heart.

Discover a God of relationship not religion. He is never too busy. In the humorous, frustrating, and mundane parts of life, God is pouring out His love on you.

About the Author: God is in the everyday moments that many people overlook. This is where Kim Chaffin finds lessons from God, practical lessons that find their way from her heart to her keyboard. Kim created Heartfelt Ramblings of a Midlife Domestic Goddess® to help people see that God doesn't ask us to be religious, but he wants to have a relationship with you and me. He is comfortable, like a pair of fuzzy socks or pajamas that feel so good after a long day.

Priest Lake, Idaho, is Kim's favorite place to write. She cherishes summer days spent at the lake. Beyond the pages of Simply Blessed, Kim is a contributor for the Whatever Girls Ministry (thewhatevergirls.com) and LivingBetter50 magazine (livingbetter50.com).

God has not only given Kim a passion to write but also the desire to speak. She finds joy in sharing the Lord at women's events, weekend retreats, and sermons at church.

Kim is a wife of twenty-eight years and a mother of two. She is also a graduate of Eastern Washington University, where she earned a degree in sociology with an emphasis in crime corrections. Kim believes we must never stop growing and learning, which is why she is taking online classes through Portland Bible College.

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