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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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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Feb 26, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Dianne Leman to discuss her brand new book We're Pregnant! How to Receive God's Cure for Infertility.

Here's the ground we cover in today's conversation:

  • First off Di, tell us a bit of the Dianne Leman origin story. I’d love to hear more about your family background, how you and Happy met, and when it was that your first encountered Jesus. (00:38 - 16:45)
  • You grew up in a church environment that didn’t believe in miracles. How did people react when you miraculously became pregnant? (16:46 - 19:04)
  • How did you begin ministering to others struggling with infertility as you were now starting to have your own children? (19:05 - 23:20)
  • People struggling with infertility experience a lot of discouragement. What sorts of truths would you share with them to build their faith and help them to begin moving towards a place where they believe change and healing is actually possible? (23:21 - 30:26)
  • Part two of the book helps build the reader’s faith and part three gives them some concrete action steps of praying, believing, partnering, and never giving up. Talk to us about those. (30:27 - 36:56)
  • What do you hope the reader takes away from your book, both those who are struggling with infertility and those who and ministering in this area? (36:57 - 39:38)
  • Di, if the listeners want to find out more about you and about your brand new book, where should they go on the web? (39:39 - 40:51)

About the Book:  If you have longed to shout, “We’re pregnant!” but have lost hope of ever doing so, this book will restore your hope. Dianne Leman shares her own story of receiving God’s cure for her hopeless infertility after she and her husband exhausted all their natural and medical options. Now the mother of five, grandmother of 16, and pastor to thousands, Dianne discovered how much God wants to cure infertility in every couple. This book is for you, whether you know God or not—you might have no faith at all, a weak or wavering faith, or a deep and abiding faith in God. His love and healing are not bound by our faith or worldview—thank God, literally! Hundreds of couples from all over the world have implemented the lessons outlined in this book. They have received answers to their dilemmas of: "It’s impossible for us to get pregnant. There is nothing medically wrong, but we still can’t conceive. We don’t even know if we even believe in God or how to pray! We don’t know what else to do." Hundreds have had hope restored and have received God’s cure for infertility and the gift of children. You will be encouraged as you read the stories of others and learn how you can apply the same lessons to receive God’s cure for infertility. You, too, may soon be singing, “We’re pregnant!”

About the Author:  Dianne Leman married her University of Illinois sweetheart, Happy, and together they dreamed of successful careers in finance and education and of raising a large family. However, Dianne had a devastating struggle with infertility and a dire diagnosis of no hope, no children. Their hopelessness gave way to a surprise encounter with a miracle-working God, and after seven years of marriage, they became pregnant with their first son. This so revolutionized their lives that they started a small gathering in their home that eventually became a church, The Vineyard Church of Central Illinois, in Urbana, Illinois. Together Dianne and Happy lead this church of over 3,000 people. A graduate of the University of Illinois , Vineyard Leadership Institute and Vineyard Bible Institute, Dianne serves on the National Executive Board for the Vineyard Churches of America. She also leads the national teams for Women in Leadership and Spiritual Renewal. In her free time, Dianne loves reading books, walking with her husband, swimming in her pool, and playing with her many grandchildren.

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Feb 25, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with Ana Werner to discuss her intriguing new book The Seer's Path: An Invitation to Experience Heaven, Angels, and the Invisible Realm of the Spirit (Destiny Image, 2017).

Here's the ground we cover in today's conversation:

  • First off Ana, let’s give the audience a chance to get to know you you a bit better. Give us a window into the Ana Werner origin story. (00:42 - 02:15)
  • You mention that you oversee healing rooms. Explain what that is. (02:16 - 03:20)
  • Next let’s get into the story behind the book. Was there a catalyst or aha moment where you knew it was the right time to write this book? (03:21 - 04:40)
  • For the benefit of the listeners who are unfamiliar with the term, tell us what it means to be a seer? (04:41 - 05:19)
  • How does a seer differ from a prophet? (05:20 - 06:32)
  • When did you realize you had a seer gifting and how did you pursue or develop that skill? (06:33 - 11:09)
  • You share multiple angel encounters throughout the book. Tell us about the encounter you had with your guardian angel in Brazil. (11:10 - 15:18)
  • You say there are many rooms in heaven. Tell us about your favorite heaven experience. (15:19 - 20:52)
  • What has God continually shown you about the importance of worship and praise? How can that shift the atmosphere around us? (20:53 - 24:45)
  • The book has many practical prayers and activation steps throughout. How are you hoping each reader is impacted though this book? (24:46 - 26:38)
  • In the book you mention having a sword in the spirit for warfare. I’d never heard that before, so give us an explanation for what that is. (26:39 - 28:56)
  • Ana prays for the listener who may have been challenged by this conversation and also for the listener who wants to learn more about the seer gifting. (28:57 - 30:13)
  • Ana, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about The Seer’s Path, where should they go on the web? (30:14 - 31:10)

About the Book:  Open your eyes to discover the invisible world of the spirit realm!

Just beyond what your eyes can see, there is a very real spirit world. This unseen realm is responsible for many everyday happenings—both good and bad. This is why it’s vital for you to understand how to activate the seer anointing and begin seeing into the spirit realm.

Ana Werner is an everyday person with an extraordinary gift: she can see the invisible world. Through an engaging blend of supernatural stories—including encounters with Jesus and revelatory experiences in Heaven—and practical spiritual truths, Ana releases a powerful impartation that will help you to start seeing into the spirit realm!

By reading this book, you will gain…

• Biblical understanding of what defines a “Seer.”
• Practical keys to seeing into the spirit realm.
• Unique insights into the workings of angels and demons.
• Essential tools for engaging in victorious spiritual warfare.
• Insider glimpses into the rooms of Heaven and realms of God’s glory.

Although not all Christians are “seers,” all believers have received the ability to see into the spirit realm.

Learn to see into the supernatural world and experience the wonders of Heaven in your life today!

About the Author:  Ana Werner and her husband Sam, are the Associate Directors of the Heartland Healing Rooms in Lees Summit, Missouri, and also founders of Acacia Ministries International. Ana travels and equips people internationally on seeing in the Spirit, moving in the prophetic, and healing ministry. Her transparency as she shares on the realities and experiences she has in heaven, bring Holy Spirit, the love of the Father and the power of God into the room when she speaks. Ana is passionate about leading people into encountering Jesus’ heart.

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Feb 24, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I sit down with writer and reporter David Sax to talk about his insightful book The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter (PublicAffairs, 2016).

Here's the ground we cover it today's interview:

  • The David Sax origin story. (00:36 - 01:18)
  • The story behind the book. How did you discover the surprising fact that analog is making a comeback? (01:19 - 05:08)
  • The revenge of vinyl. (05:09 - 10:59)
  • The revenge of paper. (11:00 - 13:00)
  • The revenge of board games. (13:01 - 19:21)
  • The revenge of print (books). (19:22 - 24:00)
  • The revenge of analog in digital. (24:01 -  27:42)
  • What did this project teach you about sabbath and rest?   (27:43 - 31:59)
  • What challenge or encouragement would you like to share with ever reader as they get to the last page of your book? (32:00 - 32:41)
  • For somebody looking to be a writer or a reporter, what are one or two core tools they’re going to want to be exposed to, to help them be more successful? (32:42 - 33:34)
  • Any daily routines or habits that have been a key part of your ongoing success? (33:35 - 36:54)
  • Where can listeners connect with you on the web and find out more about The Revenge of Analog? (36:55 - 37:26)

About the Book:  A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once looked outdated, from film photography to brick-and-mortar retail, are now springing with new life. Notebooks, records, and stationery have become cool again. Behold the Revenge of Analog.

David Sax has uncovered story after story of entrepreneurs, small business owners, and even big corporations who've found a market selling not apps or virtual solutions but real, tangible things. As e-books are supposedly remaking reading, independent bookstores have sprouted up across the country. As music allegedly migrates to the cloud, vinyl record sales have grown more than ten times over the past decade. Even the offices of tech giants like Google and Facebook increasingly rely on pen and paper to drive their brightest ideas.

Sax's work reveals a deep truth about how humans shop, interact, and even think. Blending psychology and observant wit with first-rate reportage, Sax shows the limited appeal of the purely digital life-and the robust future of the real world outside it.

About the Author: David Sax is a writer and reporter who specializes in business and culture. His work appears regularly in Bloomberg Businessweek, the New Yorker's Currency blog, and other publications. He is the author of Save the Deli, which won a James Beard Award for Writing and Literature, and The Tastemakers. He lives in Toronto.

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Feb 23, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Mark L. Ward, Jr. returns to the show today to talk about Logos Bible Software 7.

Here's the ground we cover in today's interview:

  • Mark, even though we did our last interview a few months ago, I know you’re still going to be new to many of our listeners, so take a few minutes to share about your family, church, and education background. (00:33 - 02:33)
  • What is the proper way to say Logos, is it Logos or Logos? (02:34 - 04:25)
  • So your official title at Faithlife is Logos Pro, which sounds rather epic and exciting. Tell us what a day in the life looks like for you and how exactly does one goe about becoming a Logos Pro. Is there some sort of secret initiation or certification process? (04:26 - 07:32)
  • As a Marketing Manager, my goal is always to help a potential customer understand how their story connects with the book or resource I’m promoting. I think it’d be helpful for the listeners to hear about some of your customers. Talk to us about a few of the different types of logos user you interact with on a daily basis and how the software makes a difference every day in their work and ministry. (07:33 - 10:57)
  • What are some of the new features in Logos 7 (Concordance Tool, Sermon Editor, Multiview Resources, Text Comparison Tool, Courses Tool )? (10:58 - 25:42)
  • Tell us about the Empty Tomb Interactive. (25:43 - 27:49)
  • What’s new in the Logos iOS App? (27:50 - 32:12)
  • Mark, I know some of our listeners will want to connect with you, so tell us about some of the places you hang out online. (32:13 - 34:04)
  • Give us an update on how things are going with your book from Cruciform and tell us about any new books or projects that you have in the works. (34:05 - 37:56)
  • If the listeners want to find out more about Logos Bible Software, where can they do that on the web? (37:57 - 39:25)

About Logos Bible Software 7: 

Get Started Fast

Starting your study in Logos has never been easier. Jump right into your preferred workflow with customizable Quickstart Layouts. Or choose from hundreds of carefully designed learning plans included in the new Courses Tool. Each plan pulls together essential readings, media, and even Logos features on key topics. You can even take a seminary-level class with Mobile Ed courses included in our new base packages.

Write Your Sermon, and Everything Else Falls into Place

As you consult resources and write your sermon inside Logos, the new Sermon Editor automatically generates sermon slides and fully editable handouts based on your work. Add speaking prompts, Scripture, quotations, and more with smart editing and styling tools meticulously designed for sermon creation. You focus on solid Bible study and writing your sermon, we’ll give you a headstart on everything else.

One Verse. 2,000 Years of Theology.

Glean wisdom from the church’s greatest theologians without breaking the flow of your study. New sections in the Passage Guide take you straight to the most relevant sections in your theological resources. Now you can see how the passage you’re studying has shaped theological thought across the centuries.

Discover Eye-Opening Patterns in the Text

You can customize Logos 7 to automatically highlight every time an original language word is repeated. Click, and watch as your Bible lights up with patterns hidden within the original languages, and identify key themes with just a glance.

Enter the World of the Bible

Logos 7 includes stunning media that brings the world and words of the Bible to new life. Explore a first-century tomb, browse Scripture with innovative, interactive visuals, see how New Testament writers used the Old Testament, and more

About Mark L. Ward, Jr.:  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 22, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Charlotte Dively stops by the podcast today to share about her new book Enigma: God's Voice In Prophetic Art.

Here's the ground we cover in today's interview:

  • For the benefit of those in our audience who may not yet be familiar with prophetic art, what is it and what is it’s purpose? (00:33 - 01:25)
  • Next let’s get into the story behind your book. Why did you write Enigma, and what will it equip people to do? (01:27 - 02:54
  • I always tell people that I draw disproportionate Stick figures, so art is not my first choice for expressing myself, so I’m curious, can anybody do Prophetic Art or do you have to be an artist, or a creative person? (02:55 - 05:01)
  • What steps do you take to train people in the process of doing Prophetic Art through both your book and in your classes? (05:02 - 07:32)
  • Charlotte, share about your personal journey of discovering prophetic art. (07:33 - 09:07)
  • Talk a little about “God’s Decoding Devices” that you mention in the book. (09:08 - 13:51)
  • Why do you think God uses symbols to speak to his people? What are some common symbols he uses, and what do they mean? (13:52 - 16:31)
  • Can you tell us a story or two about how doing Prophetic Art has impacted one of your students, churches, or classes you have taught? How has God used it to touch people’s lives, speak to them and minister to them? (16:32 - 18:22)
  • How would you like to see every reader impacted by your book? (18:23 - 20:08)
  • Charlotte, if the listeners want to connect with you and find out more about your book, where should they go on the web? (20:09 - 21:20)

About the Book:  This beautiful book, designed to help you begin to recognize God's Loving Voice in your art created from dreams, visions, worship, & supernatural experiences will explode into color on the canvas of your heart! You will learn the way He speaks to you as you experience God and express it creatively through your unique art. Twenty one Secret Decoding Devices ignite the fire of God in your spirit and set you on course into your destiny like a rocket. You'll discover hidden mysteries of how miracle moments unlock the secrets of Heaven as your portal of communication is ignited by the Holy Spirit of God. The Author's paintings and Vision Sketches testify with amazing examples of God's Voice you will understand. Together, you will embark upon an extraordinary journey with God [His Greatest Show On Earth] that speaks of His amazing wonders! Discover how to break through and launch your Hope Ship [business-ministry] that will carry the glory of God upon your art with great splendor. Now, let's get started!

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Feb 18, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Scott Sauls is back on the show today to share about his book Jesus Outside the Lines: A Way Forward for Those Who Are Tired of Taking Sides (Tyndale House Publishers, 2015).

Here's the ground we cover in this episode:

  • The book opens with you stating, “I decided to write this book because I am tired. Tired of taking sides, that is.” Tell us about the season of your life that this book emerged from. What sorts of questions were you wrestling with at the time? (00:37 - 01:44)
  • Another thing you talk about in the introduction is “outrage porn.” Explain what that is and give us some examples of where we’ve all likely seen this on full display in our culture over the past 3-6 months? (01:45 - 06:48)
  • If I were to write a list of the top 5 sermon topics that will make your parishioners squirm, I’m guessing tithing would be near the top. In chapter four, you call out a study reported in Relevant magazine and share that if American Christians began to tithe regularly, global hunger, starvation, and death from preventable diseases could be relieved within five years. If this is truly the case, you’d think we’d be going for that with all we’re worth. Talk to us about wealth, greed, contentedness, and generosity, why do Christians struggle so much in these areas? (06:49 - 12:36)
  • While sexuality has always been a hot button issue for the church, the questions that people are asking today are far different than they were even 5-10 years ago. In chapter eight, you say that God is both in favor of chastity and in favor of sexual freedom. Take a few minutes to help us build a biblical grid for how we can process and lovingly respond to the questions our family, friends and neighbors are asking about this topic? (12:37 - 18:48)
  • I think one of the most humbling challenges of preparing a sermon or a writing a book is that we’re always in essence preaching to ourselves. Was there any particular part of Jesus Outside the Lines that was especially challenging for you to write? (18:49 - 20:30)
  • Jesus Outside the Lines is nearing its two year anniversary, so you’ve had a lot of time for readers to share feedback with you. Are there any common themes or questions that have  come back to you? Anything that surprised you? (20:31 - 22:19)
  • If Jesus Outside the Lines were releasing for the very first time in 2017, is there anything you would add or say differently? (22:20 -23:40)
  • Scott, if you could have a 5 minute conversation with every reader who finishes Jesus Outside the Lines, how would you challenge or encourage them? (23:41 - 24:58)
  • Are there any morning or evening that you’ve found to make you more productive with your writing and help you both start and end your day well? (24:59 - 28:48)
  • What about getting into a groove or flow state for your writing? What does that look like for you? (28:49 - 30:00)
  • Any tools or apps that are an indispensible part of your writing process? (30:01 - 30:42)
  • Where can people go on the web to learn more about you and your books? (30:43 - 31:06)

About the Book:  Whether the issue of the day on Twitter, Facebook, or cable news is our sexuality, political divides, or the perceived conflict between faith and science, today's media pushes each one of us into a frustrating clash between two opposing sides. Polarizing, us-against-them discussions divide us and distract us from thinking clearly and communicating lovingly with others. Scott Sauls, like many of us, is weary of the bickering and is seeking a way of truth and beauty through the conflicts. Jesus Outside the Lines presents Jesus as this way. Scott shows us how the words and actions of Jesus reveal a response that does not perpetuate the destructive fray. Jesus offers us a way forward - away from harshness, caricatures and stereotypes. In Jesus Outside the Lines, you will experience a fresh perspective of Jesus, who will not (and should not) fit into the sides.

About the Author:  In March 2012, Scott began serving as the Senior Minister of Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville, Tennessee, where he lives with his wife Patti and two daughters, Abby and Ellie. Previously, Scott was a lead and preaching pastor for Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City, where he worked alongside Dr. Timothy Keller. He has also planted churches in Kansas City and St. Louis, and is a frequent speaker at conferences, leadership retreats, and to university students.

Formative experiences have included being an athlete, living in a global city, and suffering through a season of anxiety and depression. Influential voices in Scott’s life include Tim Keller, CS Lewis, Leslie Newbigin, Soong Chan Rah, Jonathan Edwards, Johnny Cash, Joni Eareckson Tada, Miroslav Volf, Paul Tripp, Ann Voskamp, Martin Luther King, Jr., Marva Dawn, and NT Wright. In his free time you might find Scott relaxing with people or a book, strumming his Gibson J-45, hiking, eating Edley’s BBQ, enjoying live music, or cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals and North Carolina Tar Heels.

Scott has authored two books: Jesus Outside the Lines and Befriend.

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Feb 17, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! My friend Laura Harris Smith returns to the show today to talk about The 30-Day Faith Detox, share about her new oil blend Quiet Brain, and give us a sneak peek at her forthcoming book The Healthy Living Handbook.

Here's what you'll learn in this episode:

  • Laura shares some of her backstory and how she got “pushed” into pursuing a Faith Detox lifestyle. (00:50 - 05:41)
  • The 30-Day Faith Detox is a reset for a person’s body, mind, and spirit. Laura explains how she is able to simultaneously impact all three at the same time.(05:42 - 13:45)
    Following The 30-Day Faith Detox your body develops a sort of “super power” where it’s now able to let you know when you’re eating foods that are bad for you. (13:46 - 19:14)
  • Different colored fruits and vegetables nourish different parts of the body. Laura shares how God surprised her with that aspect of the book. (19:15 - 30:14)
  • Things that still surprise Laura as she looks back on the past 14 months since the book released.  (30:15 - 35:01)
  • Laura shares a few of the top questions her readers ask about The 30-Day Faith Detox. (35:02 - 37:06)
  • Habits and routines that have contributed to Laura’s ongoing health and wellness. (37:07 - 38:56)
  • Tips on cooking and food preparation during The 30-Day Faith Detox. (38:57 - 40:18)
  • Tools or products that have been a game-changer healthwise. (40:19 - 44:45)
  • Laura shares the story behind her new oil blend Quiet Brain. (44:46 - 56:21)
  • The Healthy Living Handbook releases December 2017. Laura gives a sneak peek at what we can expect in the new book. (56:22 - 1:00:00)
  • Places to connect with Laura on the web to get copies of her books and check out her new oil blend Quiet Brain. (1:00:01 - 1:01:26)

About the Book:  It's time to push the reset button for your body, mind and spirit!

In this new, groundbreaking total-being cleanse, wellness expert and certified nutritional counselor Laura Harris Smith takes on not only your body but also your mind and spirit.

Day by day, prayer by prayer, you will confront 30 universal faith toxins like doubt, discouragement and anger. And flush them out.

Each day offers a simple body detox that associates specific body organs with the faith toxins you are flushing out, and by the end of the 30 days, you will have a total body detox.

Using ingredients right from your own kitchen, you'll get delicious recipes for colorful smoothies, juices, soups and entrees. There's even a section for veggie-haters! Make the connection between physical health and spiritual health, and start feeling better physically, mentally and spiritually.

About the Author:  Laura Harris Smith founded Eastgate Creative Christian Fellowship with her husband, Pastor Chris Smith, and she is the director for the Eastgate Creative Arts Conservatory, where among other things, she mentors young writers all over the world in her online creative writing classes. An actress, playwright, poet, and media dynamo, she was a TV host on the Shop at Home Network and is the author of multiple books. With one foot in ministry and one in media, Laura and her husband have six children and reside near Nashville, Tennessee.

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Feb 16, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Mike Kerr and Jeannie Moore about the Hear the Watchmen conference taking place March 31 - April 2, 2017 in Dallas, TX.

Here's the ground we cover in today's episode:

  • Tell us the story behind Hear the Watchmen. How did this all get started? (00:43 -0 04:10)
  • How many conferences have you done so far? (04:11 - 08:03)
  • How many people are you expecting at the Dallas conference? (08:04 - 13:03)
  • Give us a sense of the format of the event. Are we going to be able to hear all of the speakers or are we going to have to pick and choose between sessions? (13:04 - 15:00)
  • Hear the Watchmen has an amazing lineup of speakers. Tell us about some of the people we’ll be able to both hear and meet in person at the conference? (15:01 - 28:18)
  • Tell us about the exclusive speaker’s luncheon and why that is such a value add to the Hear the Watchmen conference experience? (28:19 - 34:37)
  • I understand you’re purposefully not announcing what the speakers will be sharing about until we’re a bit closer to the actual conference. Why is that? (34:38 -35:13 )
  • I see that you have a number of sponsors for the event and I know many of the speakers will be selling their resources at the conference. How can we best come prepared to support the sponsors and speakers? (35:14 - 41:33)
  • Will there be a live streaming option for people who aren’t able to make to Dallas for the conference? (41:34 - 42:23)
  • Where do we go on the web to find out more and register for the Hear the Watchmen conference? (43:24 - 44:09)

Visit to register for this event. Be sure to use the promotional code SHAUN to save $20 on your ticket!

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Feb 15, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Darren Wilson joins us again today to share about his new book God Adventures: Don’t Settle for Less than Experiencing More and his new TV series Adventures with God.

Here's what you'll learn in today's interview:

  • Darren looks back on what was most memorable in 2016. (00:35 - 2:11)
  • God adventures is Darren’s 3rd book. He explains why this was the right season for another Darren Wilson book to come to life. (02:12 - 03:40)
  • Every writing project is its own unique journey. Darren shares what he learned while writing God Adventures. (03:41 - 05:33)
  • Darren shares what readers of his previous books Filming God and Finding God in the Bible will be most surprised by when they pick up God Adventures. (05:34 - 07:37)
  • People are sometimes weirded out by what they encounter in the first 15 minutes of Finger of God. Darren shares how those infamous opening scenes demonstrate that God is mysteriously good. (07:38 - 11:08)
  • The faith journey is a mix of building a grid or worldview and experiencing God as the supernatural breaks through into the natural. Darren shares how God is supernaturally interactive? (11:09 - 13:51)
  • God’s light shine brightest in the darkest places. Darren shares how God is untaintable? (13:52 - 17:22)
  • What do you hope every reader takes away from their time spent reading God Encounters? (17:23 - 18:34)
  • Darren has a brand new TV series called Adventures with God. He gives us a window into the new adventures that await us. (18:35 - 20:15)
  • Darren introduces us to some of the people that we’ll get to meet on these new adventures. (20:16 - 21:09)
  • Darren gives a rundown of the many places you can download and stream Adventures with God. (21:10 - 22:03)
  • 2017 will be a year of several new TV shows from WP Films. Darren gives a sneak peek at some of the projects he’s currently working on  (22:04 - 23:00)
  • Darren shares what stands out most as he looks back on the journey he's been on over the past 10 years. (23:01 - 24:19)
  • Where to go online to connect with Darren and pick up God Adventures and watch Adventures with God. (24:20 - 24:38)

About the Book:  For many people, Christianity has become an institution of rules, duty, and potlucks. But for filmmaker Darren Wilson, his life of cultural Christianity changed radically when a powerful encounter with God led him to begin making films that attempted to display the God of the Bible in living color. What happened over the next ten years has affected millions around the world, and has set fires ablaze in hearts that have long sat dormant.

God Adventures is an honest and compelling book about the events surrounding the making of these powerful films (Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Holy Ghost, and Holy Ghost Reborn), and is designed to take you into a deeper, more fulfilling and, yes, riskier relationship with God.

Like Darren’s films, this book focuses on:

  • God’s miraculous power and overpowering love.
  • A Father desperately pursuing His children.
  • The often misunderstood third Person of the Trinity and His relationship to the modern believer.
  • God’s dominance over other gods and supernatural powers.
  • How the Holy Spirit wants to use everyone to bring change and healing to the world, not just professional ministers.

Christianity was never meant to be a social club—it was meant to change the world. God Adventures provides biblical insight for the supernatural occurrences documented in Darren’s films, along with behind-the-scenes stories that will inspire, engage, and challenge you to not settle for less than experiencing all of God.

About the Author:  Darren Wilson is the Founder of Wanderlust Productions, a film/television production company that focuses on creating media that creatively and powerfully advances the kingdom of God around the world. Darren’s films have been seen by millions around the world. His first five films, Finger of God, Furious Love, Father of Lights, Holy Ghost, and Holy Ghost Reborn have helped change the spiritual temperature of the worldwide church. He is currently working on a new film and a variety of television shows. Darren has also written two books, Filming God, which details his journey out of skepticism into faith in the supernatural; and his latest, Finding God in the Bible, which is a book about friendship with God. He also has a regular blog for Charisma Magazine called Behind the Lens, where he writes about current events, spiritual questions, and the entertainment industry. Devon Franklin, VP of Production for Columbia Pictures, calls Darren “one of the most innovative filmmakers and authors of faith today.” Darren lives with his wife, Jenell, and their three children, Serenity, Stryder, and River in Greenville, SC.

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Feb 14, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Michael Williams returns to the show today to share about the Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures: A Complete Course for the Beginner (Zondervan Academic, 2016).

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s interview:

  • Michael shares a bit of his backstory and gives an update on what kept him busy in 2016 (00:41 - 03:32)
  • How Michael first got interested in studying Ugaritic (03:33 - 06:54)
  • Examples of how studying Ugaritic informs our reading of certain Old Testament texts (06:55 - 12:57)
  • Challenges Michael saw with other Ugaritic grammars and how his grammar addresses those gaps (12:58 - 19:18)
  • How preparing for the video lecture series compared to preparing to share this same material in a traditional classroom setting (19:19 - 21:58)
  • Ways the video lectures allowed Michael to take students beyond what’s covered in the grammar (21:59 - 23:54)
  • How professors at Bible colleges, seminaries and graduate schools can best make use of this material (23:55 - 26:11)
  • Prerequisite studies you should consider before tackling Ugaritic (26:12 - 27:44)
  • Places to connect with Michael online and find out more about the Basics of Ancient Ugaritic grammar, DVD, and Bible Mesh course. (27:45 - 28:34)

About the DVD:  Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures provides a 30-minute lesson to accompany each chapter in the Basics of Ancient Ugaritic teaching grammar. Ugaritic is an ancient language of Canaan, written in cuneiform on tablets of clay. Ugaritic is of vital importance for understanding the wider world and culture surrounding the Old Testament text. The grammar and video lectures begin with the alphabet, and each new lesson builds on the ones before. This approach is not, therefore, that of a synthetic Ugaritic grammar—those types of texts often prove to be overwhelming for students.

Instead, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures can readily be used for learning the language by individuals on their own or in a classroom setting. Each chapter in the accompanying grammar concludes with a set of exercises allowing students to know whether they are grasping the fundamentals of the language.

In short, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic Video Lectures, along with the accompanying grammar, represents an ideal first step for entering the larger world of Semitic languages.

About the Author:  Michael Williams (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Johanna K. and Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary and a member of the NIV Committee on Bible Translation. He is the author of Deception in Genesis, The Prophet and His Message, Basics of Ancient Ugaritic, The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users, and How to Read the Bible through the Jesus Lens, and editor and contributor of Mishneh Todah. His passion is to equip students with knowledge of the Old Testament and its languages so that they may grow in their comprehension and appreciation of redemptive history and be adequately prepared to promote and defend the faith through word and action. Michael resides in Grand Rapids, MI, with his wife, Dawn.

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Feb 13, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Erin Weidemann about her faith journey, surviving cancer, and the road to becoming a children’s author.

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s interview:

  • Erin’s backstory and faith journey (00:45 - 03:31)
  • How a children’s birthday party helped the Bible Belles series first begin to take shape (03:32 - 05:57)
  • Meet Rooney Cruz, one of the central characters in the Bible Belles series. (05:58 - 08:56)
  • Meet Mari, Rooney’s special companion on her Bible Belles adventures (08:57 - 10:05)
  • Why did you select Hannah, Esther, and Abigail for the first three books in the Bible Belles series and what do you hope to teach girls through each of them? (10:06 - 12:43)
  • What is significant about the special gift that Mari gives Rooney at the end of each story? (12:44 - 15:00)
  • A sneak peek at the “Heroes for Her” that we’ll be meeting in books four and five of the Bible Belles series (15:01 - 18:12)
  • What would you like to see every girl take away from your stories? (18:13 - 19:53)
  • How can parents, grandparents, and teachers put Bible Belles to use? (19:54 - 21:22)
  • Where to go online to connect with Erin and lean more about the Bible Belles series. (21:23 - 21:55)

About the Bible Belles series:  After tossing around some ideas for what to get our niece Hannah for her birthday, we decided we didn’t want to buy her just another toy. It had to be something meaningful, something special. We simplified the story of Hannah from the Bible and made her a personalized book, so she could know about a great hero whose name she shares. I wrote the story, and Brent illustrated the cover. When we gave her the book, she smiled, shrugged, and said, “I didn’t even know there was a Hannah in the Bible.”

Then, a light went off. Wouldn’t it be great if girls today were just as excited about biblical women as they are about princesses: real examples of true beauty, women who can be real heroes for girls today? That would be something. That would be everything.

And, just like that, Bible Belles was born.

Putting The "Her" In Hero

An engaging, high-quality Christian book series for kids, “The Adventures of Rooney Cruz” is a series unlike any other. Rooted in truth and the firm foundation of God’s word, “The Adventures of Rooney Cruz” takes girls on a journey to discover true beauty, God’s love, and their unique purpose.

Virtues From The Bible

Prayer, Patience, Bravery, Loyalty and Leadership. From the moment you found out you were going to be a girl mom, you’ve thought about your daughter’s heart and that you’re charged with teaching her what she needs to know. We’re here to give you the tools you need to talk to your girl about what’s beautiful according to God. After all, His is the ultimate measure of beauty. These books focus on cultivating a beautiful heart and nurturing the qualities that make a truly beautiful woman, empowering girls to stop mimicking the world’s definition of beauty and instead, make a different kind of noise.

A Frame Character Children Connect With

Rooney Cruz is a modern day 9 year old girl who gets a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet the Bible Belles and discover the hero inside herself. While most children’s bible stories are a summary of events, Rooney Cruz offers readers a way to really connect with the female Bible heroes. In each book, Rooney faces a real world problem and learns how to use her God-given superpowers to address it. Rooney teaches today’s girls how to wield the powers of Prayer, Patience, Bravery, Loyalty and Leadership in their own lives, too.

A Chance For Moms To Pour In

For the first time, you get the chance to discuss your faith with your kids in context, in a way that makes sense for them. These books were designed to spark an honest conversation between moms and daughters about how God measures beauty, as well as their purpose in this world. Since our frame character is unfamiliar with the biblical world, she’s prone to asking questions–a lot of questions–which gives you the perfect opportunity to teach your girl about what she’s reading and how your own experiences and lessons have shaped you.

Positive Role Models For Girls

Girls need role models. They need real heroes who reinforce the right values and virtues. These days, there’s no shortage of women who are successful in their chosen field (which we think is AWESOME, by the way), and a lot of the time the ones who are loudest are the ones who get noticed. But where are the real heroes: women who pray, women with a heart to serve, women who lead with their values? They’re out there, but their stories have been drowned out by the overwhelming narrative of the world. Well, not anymore. It’s time for the sound of the Belles to be HEARD.

Quality To Keep Her Attention

We understand that most Christian products these days are, well, lame. We get why it’s easy to opt out of most Christian books. We didn’t want to make another series that kids would want to pass up for something better. We wanted to give girls the kind of experience they would cherish, now and forever. We chose a larger size and thick glossy pages. We even hired a former Disney Animator for crying out loud! We are dedicated to helping girls connect with these stories, and high quality is one of the ways we accomplish that.

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 10, 2017

It’s Friday, so that means it's time for another Hack My Midlife Crisis episode!

Today I share what I've learned from the data I collected over the past two weeks, where I'm going to make changes in my schedule, and the resources I've selected for my first life hacking sprint.

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Feb 10, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Eric B. Johnson about the book, curriculum kit, and e-course for Christ in You: Why God Trusts You More Than You Trust Yourself (Chosen Books, 2015).

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s interview:

  • The Eric Johnson origin story (00:39 – 01:53)
  • The story behind Christ in You (01:54 - 03:30)
  • What’s special about the cover art for Christ in You? (03:31 - 05:06)
  • How does operating from a kingdom perspective impact the way Christians interact with the people around them? (05:07 - 07:12)
  • What do we need to better understand about the importance of dedicating our lives to excellence and striving to increase our skills and abilities? (07:13 - 11:10)
  • What does it look like when we really get ahold of the idea that Christ lives in us? (11:11 - 15:00)
  • How does the message of Christ in You allow the Christian and the broader church to have more confidence? (15:01 - 17:47)
  • What can viewers expect from the Christ in You DVD? (17:48 - 19:46)
  • How can leaders effectively put the Christ in You group guide to use? (19:47 - 21:01)
  • Where can the listeners find out more about Bethel’s Christ in You E-course? (21:02 - 21:25)
  • How would you like to see every person transformed after reading the book and taking the course? (21:26 - 22:43)
  • Places to connect with Eric online and get your own copies of the Christ in You book and supporting resources. (22:44 - 23:12)

About the Book:  Every solution to every problem known to the human race lives in you.

Inside each of us is a longing for a deeper truth, a deeper meaning. For centuries humanity has been searching every corner of our earth, plumbing the mysteries of the human mind and heart, in hopes of satisfying this quest of our souls.

What we've failed to realize is that the greatest Truth is revealed in the greatest mystery in the universe: Christ lives in you. It isn't your destiny to live a life that is merely "getting by" or riddled with shame and fear. The ultimate price was paid for the ultimate temple--you. Not just for eternity's sake but for the sake of the world.

In this revolutionary new book, Eric Johnson, senior leader and pastor of Bethel Church, helps you understand that the vast, omniscient, benevolent God of the universe trusts you! And when His image begins to define you, you'll find your life becoming passionate, powerful and purposeful.

Discover who you really are. Trust the God who makes you worthy. And change the world.

About the Author:  Eric B. Johnson co-leads Bethel church in Redding, CA, alongside his wife, Candace. He is a sixth-generation minister and began his ministry career as a youth pastor in Weaverville, California. He is the author of Momentum: What God Starts Never Ends and Christ in You: Why God Trusts You More Than You Trust Yourself. Eric has a passion to see transformation take place in the lives of people, cities and nations. Besides spending time with his wife and two daughters, Eric enjoys the outdoors.

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Feb 8, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Terence Chatmon about his new book Do Your Children Believe?: Becoming Intentional About Your Family's Faith and Spiritual Legacy (Thomas Nelson, 2017).

Here’s what you’ll learn in today’s interview:

  • The Terence Chatmon origin story (00:42 - 02:13)
  • The story behind Do Your Children Believe? (02:14 - 06:35)
  • Why do men struggle to take ownership of the spiritual leadership in their homes?(06:36 - 11:22)
  • 10,000 foot fly over of what it looks like to create a family spiritual development plan (11:23 - 16:37)
  • Are there any potential difficulties or challenges we need to be aware of as we're beginning this planning process? (16:38 - 24:38)
  • How does a family begin living out their plan and keep it front and center in their life?(24:39 - 30:45)
  • What does it look like to set realistic goals in relation to the life stage you're in and how can we establish a work, play, worship, family sort of life balance? (31:52 - 43:16)
  • How will becoming a stronger spiritual leader at home impact our marriage? (43:17 - 46:20)
  • What do you hope every reader takes away from the book? (46:21 - 49:55)
  • Quick introduction to the work of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (49:56 - 52:56)

About the Book:
 Are your children ready to live out their faith in the real world?

Most parents who value Christian faith want their children to enjoy a vibrant, growing relationship with God, both now and throughout their lives. But few of those parents ever attach this hope to an ongoing plan; therefore, they fail to lay a reliable spiritual track in front of the fast-moving train of family life. This book is a junction point where deep parental desire meets workable design and where timid inadequacy meets Christ’s sufficiency. It’s where individual families become multiplication factories, exerting a lasting impact not only on their coming generations but even on the culture at large.

The death of Joshua and his contemporaries was barely old news in Israel before the people of God experienced a Judges 2:10 moment: “There arose another generation after them who did not know the Lord or the work that he had done” (ESV). One generation is all it takes. One generation who stops remembering. One generation who stops creating. One generation blinded to God’s real work in their lives who then subtly quiets the expectation of His new work in succeeding generations. 

Do Your Children Believe? appears at a time in history when another Judges 2:10 moment doesn’t sound so incredibly far-fetched—a day when many people’s only real knowledge of God comes from what they’ve heard and read about, not what they’ve actually seen and experienced, and when His work is more about the dutiful following of rules than the daily adventure of walking with Him as Lord.

Imagine, instead, a generation of your family who knows God with intimate familiarity. Who doesn’t just pretend at faith but actually lives it. Kids who can tell you what they believe and why it matters. Teenagers who handle adversity with the resilient joy of godly wisdom. A family who prays together and worships together, growing into young adults who are equipped and inspired to keep this torch ablaze from the moment their own new families begin.

This book is here to make that reality happen, written by an author equipped with not only a passion for the concept but also a proven plan for success—a wealth of first-hand personal stories from his wife and kids for how they’ve put this plan into living action with remarkable blessings in tow. When God puts His power behind families who embrace this kingdom call, on-the-ground change will result in off-the-charts revival.

About the Author:  Terence Chatmon, a successful senior executive in corporate America, served in leadership roles with several Fortune 50 companies, including Johnson & Johnson, Citibank, and Coca-Cola, but he was failing to become the spiritual leader of his home. He was challenged by his wife to chart a course for the spiritual growth of his family and children. After much prayer, he took what he knew from his corporate-world success and biblical teaching to develop one of the world’s most transformational step-by-step family spiritual development process.

Terence is now a family legacy champion, and his family discipleship workshop, Charting Your Family’s Spiritual Course, has reached more than twenty thousand participating families and continues to grow. He is the president and CEO of Fellowship of Companies for Christ International (, a network of executive leaders spanning more than one hundred countries. FCCI uses training conferences, personal relationships, and a rich library of resources to equip and encourage business leaders to see their companies and careers as powerful tools for transformational change.

A Chicago native and graduate of the University of Illinois, Terence brings drive and ingenuity to every role he plays in life, as an elder at a prominent eight-thousand-member mega-church, a Bible study teacher, and most importantly a husband and father.

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Feb 3, 2017

It’s Friday, so that means it's time for another Hack My Midlife Crisis episode!

Today I share an update on my data collection progress, talk about how I select a mentor or teacher to help me achieve goals and learn new skills, and I share a few of the hacks I’ve discovered for getting great deals on audiobooks.

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