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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.

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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Feb 2, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Lorraine Marie Varela about her book Love in the Face of ISIS: Seven Prayer Strategies for the Crisis in the Middle East (Chosen Books, 2016).

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

  • Different outlets Lorraine has developed for expressing her creativity. (00:42 - 01:42)
  • Overlap and parallels in finding a creative flow state in two diverse areas of creative expression (photography & writing). (01:43 - 04:11)
  • Love in the Face of ISIS seems like a sharp left turn from Powerful Moments in the Presence of God. How’d you get started on the path of writing a book about prayer and ISIS? (04:12 - 07:02)
  • Can prayer actually make a difference in these global crisis situations where we feel helpless and out of control? (07:03 - 09:43)
  • How did you discover the 7 targeted prayer strategies to release over ISIS and the Middle East? (09:44 - 11:19)
  • Lorraine shares one of the seven targeted prayers from the book. (11:20 - 12:48)
  • How have readers incorporated these prayers into their daily lives after reading the book? (12:49 - 14:04)
  • You and your husband Gabriel traveled to the Middle East, to meet with Christian refugees who had fled Iraq after ISIS took power. What surprised you the most during your time with them? What are their greatest fears? What are their greatest needs? (15:09 - 19:24)
  • Can you share one of the stories from the book where God intervened supernaturally into a situation? (19:25 - 22:08)
  • As you look back to the time when you began working on this book and fast forward all the way to our conversation today, the number of horrors and atrocities we’ve seen all over the world are almost too numerous to count. Is there anything you would say differently or add to the dialog you have with your readers via the book? (22:09 - 24:19)
  • As you think of readers getting to the last page of your book, how do you hope Love in the Face of ISIS has impacted them? (24:20 - 25:59)
  • Where can listeners connect with you and find out more about your books on the web? (26:00 - 26:20)

About the Book:  In less than a year's time, ISIS grew into a terrifying reality in the Middle East.

Thousands have been persecuted and martyred by this network of Islamic terrorists, and their numbers are increasing. It seems impossible to turn to the news without hearing of new atrocities committed by this violent organization. As ISIS continues to gain momentum and advance its territory, many Christians find themselves feeling powerless and afraid.

What can be done in the face of such evil?

In this timely, compelling book, Lorraine Marie Varela exposes the spirit behind ISIS and provides seven specific prayer strategies to effect real change in the Middle East.

Through true-life stories of supernatural intervention, you'll see how God is already at work in the midst of the violence in the Middle East--and you'll learn how to join His work through powerful, effective prayer.

Don't be afraid.

Partner with the purposes of God--and declare to ISIS that Love is coming after them.

About the Author:  Lorraine Marie Varela is the author of Powerful Moments in the Presence of God and a professional photographer. She has traveled to the Middle East and lives near Seattle, where she and her husband help lead a Foursquare Messianic congregation. Lorraine and her husband, Gabriel, have two grown daughters.

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Feb 1, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Esther Emery about her recent book What Falls from the Sky: How I Disconnected from the Internet and Reconnected with the God Who Made the Clouds (Zondervan, 2016).

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

  • The Esther Emery origin story. (01:25 - 02:48)
  • How a phone call led to an impulse idea to spend a year off the internet and write a book about the experience. (02:49 - 05:06)
  • Identity crisis and withdrawal symptoms that quickly emerged after disconnecting from the web. (05:07 - 07:56)
  • New experiences and routines that began to fill in the gaps that were previously consumed by time online?(07:57 - 10:07)
  • Shifts in Esther’s marriage during this season. (10:08 - 13:16)
  • Changes in motherhood and parenting. (13:17 - 15:09)
  • Rediscovering God and a “surprise” missions trip to Nicaragua.  (15:10 - 18:24)
  • The importance of seasons in the year-long journey without internet. (18:25 - 20:37)
  • What Esther would like to see every reader do after finishing the book. (20:38 - 22:22)
  • Esther is back on the web these days, but she’ll never go back to how she was before. (22:23 - 24:31)
  • Moving from Boston back to Idaho and how her family ended up living in a yurt. (24:32 - 26:03)
  • Unique challenges and surprises living off the grid in a yurt. (26:04 - 28:29)
  • What has it been like to essentially live out your mother’s dream and vision for the back to the land movement? (28:30 - 31:00)
  • Where to connect with Esther and find her book online. (31:01 - 31:42)

About the Book:  Esther Emery was a successful playwright and theater director, wife and mother, and loving it all - until, suddenly, she wasn’t. When a personal and professional crisis of spectacular extent leaves her reeling, Esther is left empty, alone in her marriage, and grasping for identity that does not define itself by busyness and a breakneck pace of life. Something had to be done.

What Falls from the Sky is Esther’s fiercely honest, piercingly poetic account of a year without Internet - 365 days away from the good, the bad, and the ugly of our digital lives - in one woman’s desperate attempt at a reset. Esther faces her addiction to electronica, her illusion of self-importance, and her longing to return to simpler days, but then the unexpected happens. Her experiment in analog is hijacked by a spiritual awakening, and Esther finds herself suddenly, inexplicably drawn to the faith she had rejected for so long.

Ultimately, Esther’s unplugged pilgrimage brings her to a place where she finally finds the peace - and the God who created it - she has been searching for all along.

What Falls from the Sky offers a path for you to do the same. For all the ways the Internet makes you feel enriched and depleted, genuinely connected and wildly insufficient, What Falls from the Sky reveals a new way to look up from your screens and live with palms wide open in a world brimming with the good gifts of God.

About the Author:  Esther Emery used to direct stage plays in Southern California. But that was a long time ago. Now she lives with her husband and three children off the grid in a yurt, tending to three acres in the foothills of Idaho’s Rocky Mountains. She writes about faith and trying to live a fearless, free life at

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Jan 31, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dr. Tim Sheets about his book Angel Armies: Releasing the Warriors of Heaven (Destiny Image, 2016).

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

  • Tim shares about his family and church background. (01:31 - 03:29)
  • The catalyst that sparked the Angel Armies message beginning in the summer of 2003. (03:30 - 14:53)
  • Why it’s helpful to understand the characteristics of an angel’s nature as described in the Scriptures. (14:54 - 25:02)
  • The interaction between the Holy Spirit and angels or angel networks (25:28 - 34:32)
  • How can we make use of the more than 300 prayer decrees found in the book? (34:33 - 39:33)
  • Is there a certain take away or call to action you'd like for every reader of Angel Armies? (39:34 - 43:49)
  • Information on the Angel Armies e-course. (43:50 - 45:26)
  • Preview of Tim's new book coming from Destiny Image in February 2017. (45:27 - 49:47)
  • How to connect with Tim. (49:48 - 50:12)


About the Book:  Discover How to Partner With Your Invisible Allies!

The world is curious about angels! Pop culture places great emphasis on these invisible beings, nearly idolizing them.

But, have you ever wondered: What do angels do and how do their tasks affect me? Through Bible-based revelation-combined with his dynamic, personal encounters with the angelic realm-Tim Sheets invites you to experience the unseen world of Heaven's mighty warriors.

Discover how angels:

  • PARTNER with Christians to bring transformation and deliverance to entire regions.
  • SUPERNATURALLY work with your prayers to release Heaven's answers and allow breakthrough in your life.
  • BATTLE in the spirit realm to give assistance, provide protection, and bring deliverance.

From Genesis through Revelation, Scripture is filled with angelic encounters: Jacob, Daniel, Mary, John-and even Jesus Himself-were all assisted or visited by angels.

Angels are more than invisible guardians of the Heavens-they are fierce soldiers commissioned to overthrow the powers of darkness.


About the Author:  Dr. Tim Sheets is an Apostle, Pastor, and Author based in southwestern Ohio. A graduate of Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Ohio in 1979 to pastor The Oasis Church in Middletown. His vision is to raise up people who will authentically demonstrate the Church on the earth and passionately evangelize the world. His heart is for awakening and reformation in America.

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Jan 30, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dawna De Silva about her and Teresa Liebscher’s new book SOZO Saved Healed Delivered: A Journey into Freedom with the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Destiny Image, 2016).

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

  • Dawna shares some of her personal backstory and explains how she and Stephen ended up at Bethel. (01:02-02:28)
  • How the SOZO ministry got its start. (02:29 - 03:56)
  • Where does the word SOZO come from and why is a good word to describe your ministry? (03:57 - 05:10)
  • What does a typical SOZO session look like? How long does it take? (05:11 - 07:15)
  • Who is a good candidate for a SOZO session? (07:41-09:43)
  • If some of our listeners are interested in bringing sozo ministry to their church, where do they start? (09:44 - 10:20)
  • How will you know the book has served its purpose? (10:21 - 11:35)
  • Where can listeners go on the web to find out more about you and pick up their own copy of SOZO Saved Healed Delivered? (11:36 - 11:56)

About the Book:  Experience Salvation, Healing, and Deliverance in Every Area of Your Life

For too long, the popular understanding of Christian salvation has been limited to securing a place in Heaven. Sadly, many Christ-followers experience constant defeat during their time on Earth. Something is missing.

The Biblical concept of salvation comes from the Greek word ‘Sozo’ and has a holistic implication. Power and victory flowed through the New Testament Church because the early Christians understood how to live out their salvation in a way that impacted every area of their lives— spirit, soul, and body.

In SOZO, Dawna De Silva and Teresa Liebscher provide revelatory teaching and miraculous testimonies that paint a stunning picture of how to experience Heaven’s freedom in every area of your life.

You will receive:

  • practical tools to deepen your relationship with the Triune God—Father God, Jesus, and Holy Spirit.
  • victory strategies to help you disarm lies, break harmful patterns, shift spiritual atmospheres, and access the often-unreached realms of abundant life.
  • keys to experience inner healing by breaking addictions, overcoming obstacles, and walking in sustained deliverance.

Salvation is not simply a ticket to Heaven.

It is abundant life that begins now…and continues forever.

About the Authors:  Dawna De Silva is the founder and co-leader with Teresa Liebscher of the International Bethel Sozo Ministry. She and her husband, Stephen De Silva, have ministered from Bethel for the past twenty years as well as preaching, speaking, and authoring books. Dawna’s manual on Shifting Atmospheres has become a sought after tool for daily empowerment. Whether training Sozo, preaching, shifting atmospheres, or ministering prophetically, Dawna releases people, churches, and cities into new vision and freedom. No matter how traumatic the wounding, Dawna ministers with authority and gentleness, imparting hope and healing.

Teresa Liebscher is a co-leader of the Bethel Sozo ministry headquarters at Bethel Church in Redding, CA. She is also the founder and leader of the Shabar ministry. The Bethel Sozo ministry was birth in 1997 and the Shabar ministry in 2006. Teresa travels the world training, mentoring and ministering in both Bethel Sozo and Shabar ministry. Her passion in all areas of her ministering life is to not only connect individuals with each member of the Godhead, but also to make sure that connection is healthy.

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Jan 28, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Bethel Church leader Kris Vallotton about his latest book Destined To Win: How to Embrace Your God-Given Identity and Realize Your Kingdom Purpose (Thomas Nelson, 2017).

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

  • The Kris Vallotton origin story (00:40 - 02:24)
  • Overview of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry and the genesis of Kris’ teaching on calling and purpose. (02:25 - 08:01)
  • Importance of being intentional about soul care. (08:02 - 12:12)
  • Key values to look for when choosing a mentor. (12:13 - 14:37)
  • The way God’s love flows into understanding our destiny. (14:38 - 17:46)
  • Elements that set Destined to Win apart from other destiny and purpose-oriented books on the market today. (17:47 - 19:54)
  • A parting encouragement that Kris would like to share with every reader as they finish the book. (19:55 - 22:11)
  • Routines and habits that have played a key part in Kris’ successes. (22:12 - 23:47)
  • Tools or apps that help Kris keep his thoughts organized. (23:48 - 25:13)
  • Where to go on the web to connect with Kris and get your own copy of Destined to Win. (25:14 - 25:57)

About the Book:  Kris Vallotton walks Christians through the profound process of discovering their true identity and experiencing the wonder of their kingdom purposes.

Christians are often told that they were born with a purpose that reaches beyond their human strivings, but most are not sure how to break past the daily struggles holding them back, much less how to fully step into their callings.

As a pastor and the cofounder of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry, Kris Vallotton has been teaching Christians all over the world how to walk in wholeness and purpose for more than seventeen years. In Destined to Win, he passes on the lessons that will help readers discover who they really are, overcome destructive behaviors, and become equipped for their kingdom purposes.

Confronting the challenges that limit Christians—such as living shackled by past pain, fear, and unforgiveness—Vallotton offers practical solutions to the of­ten-complex problems that undermine their destinies and derail their pur­poses. With personal stories and biblical teaching, Destined to Win combines practical wisdom and profound revelation to unlock the latent potential present in each person.

About Kris Vallotton:  Kris Vallotton is the Senior Associate Leader of Bethel Church in Redding, California and co-founder of Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry (BSSM). Kris travels internationally training and equipping people to successfully fulfill their divine purpose. He’s a bestselling author, having written more than a dozen books and training manuals to help prepare believers for life in the kingdom. He has a diverse background in business, counseling, consulting, pastoring and teaching, which gives him unique leadership insights and perspectives. Kris has a passion to use his experience and his prophetic gift to assist world leaders in achieving their goals and accomplishing their mission.

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Jan 27, 2017

Today is my 39th birthday and I’m about to undertake one of the most difficult projects of my entire life. I’ve decided that it’s time for me to Hack My Midlife Crisis!

In the first part of this episode I explain the circumstances that led to the necessity of making some significant life changes and give an overview the process I’ve crafted for determining the life categories and specific goals I plan to work on.

The remainder of this episode focuses on the Shaun Tabatt origin story. I realize that I’ve asked hundreds of guests to tell me their story and figured that it was about time I share my own.

It's going to be a wild ride as I hack my way to improvements in my health, family, faith, and vocation. Join me on this journey and let's transform our lives together.

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Jan 13, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Terry Holloman about her new album DNA Transformation.

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

  • Terry shares about her family and how she got started in music. (00.34-01:57)
  • Terry explains how her musical sound developed over many years. (01:58-03:21)
  • What is soaking music? (03:22-04:19)
  • Terry explains the story behind the album name and title track DNA Transformation. (04:20-05:35)
  • Terry shares about the intended audience or listener she has in her mind's eye when she's creating her music. (05:36-06:08)
  • Terry explains how each song on the album helps us learn more about her own personal journey of going deeper with God. (06:09-07:50)
  • Terry shares about some of the influences that have inspired her unique sound. (07:51-09:12)
  • Terry shares about her ministry, The Mary Experience and how music is an integral part of that. (09:13-11:41)
  • Terry tells us about her experiences of communing with God in the secret place and how that feeds her creative process. (11:42-13:24)
  • What is the difference between a musician and a minstrel? What would you say to other minstrels and psalmists? (13:25-15:05)
  • Terry prays for our listeners and shares about the impact she wants her music to have on people when they hear it. (15:06-16:09)
  • Find out where you can go online to get your very own copy of DNA Transformation. (16:10-16:29)

About the Album:  Terry released DNA Transformation, because of the overwhelming response and call for her to record her unique sound. The album creates a perfect atmosphere for prayer, soaking and study, as well as providing a dynamic soundtrack for life. The sound has been called “a bridge across denominations and races”, and appeals to Christian and non Christian alike.

About Terry Holloman:  Terry started playing music at the age of eight, playing organ and trombone. It was at fourteen that she first realized she was called of God to music. Her mother made her play the organ at their church, but even though she did so reluctantly, it was then Terry first felt the Presence of God. “It was like electricity shooting through me.” Terry said. She never forgot it.

Terry is now a powerfully anointed keyboardist, minstrel, writer and producer, and has developed a very unique sound, which is fusion of Bethel style soaking music, spontaneous song and jazz, with urban touches. Her passion is to share her heart for worship with a wise spectrum of the Body of Christ.

She is the Founder of a powerful, unique worship/intercession ministry called “The Mary Experience”, named from the reference in John 12:3, where Mary of Bethany poured the ointment on the feet of Jesus. The ministry, based in Atlanta, Georgia, was created to give psalmists and minstrels an opportunity to be a voice to help people hear God’s heart through music. Much of the flow of music, song, spoken word and interaction is totally spontaneous,  and releases an atmosphere of freedom, joy, and deep connection with God and one another.

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Jan 12, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Craig Keener about his and Médine’s book Impossible Love: The True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles and Hope against All Odds (Chosen Books, 2016).

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

  • Craig’s journey from atheism to faith. (00:40-02:14)
  • How Craig and Médine first met during graduate school. (02:15-03:36)
  • Craig and Médine continued their friendship as pen pals, while oceans separated them. (03:37-05:38)
  • God redeemed the time while Craig was single, allowing him to throw himself wholly into his biblical studies and writing. (05:39-7:04)
  • Craig and Médine entered a blackout period where they were unable to communicate with each other after the war broke out. (7:05-9:01)
  • The wrestling Craig did with God while he was unable to reach Médine and the promises that sustained him through this portion of their journey. (9:02-10:59)
  • Craig shares some of the prophetic words he and Médine received, specifically words about Médine’s lost passport and that Médine would some day marry a white man with a large ministry. (11:00-15:11)
  • Craig shares about Médine’s sister, who was miraculously healed after being bitten by a snake when she was two years old. (15:12-16:50)
  • Craig and Médine were ahead of the digital revolution and got engaged via e-mail. (16:41-20:17)
  • The things Craig most hopes readers take away from his and Médine’s story. (20:18-21:56)
  • Craig talks about how this deeply personal, autobiographical writing experience differed from his academic writing. (21:57-24:25)
  • Find out where you can go on the web to get your very own copy of Impossible Love. (24:26-24:57)

About the book:  A Gripping, True-Life Love Story!

Shy, scholarly Craig Keener first met Médine, a beautiful Ph.D. student from central Africa, through a campus ministry at Duke University. The two became close friends, but it wasn't until Médine returned home that Craig--coming to terms with his own wounded heart--realized his love for her. But civil war had broken out in Congo. Médine faced terror, disease and devastating hardship--and Craig didn't know if she was alive or dead.

Separated by continents, cultures and the ravages of war, Craig and Médine never stopped believing that faith, hope and love can surmount even the most overwhelming obstacles. Part romance, part thrilling adventure, their story is an unforgettable, miracle-filled journey of impossible love. You will be amazed by the God whose own great love for each of us will always overcome.

About Craig Keener:  Craig is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University. He is the author of several commentaries on books of the New Testament.

About Médine Moussounga Keener:  Médine holds a PhD from the University of Paris and is the pastoral care coordinator of Formation Ministries at Asbury. Médine and her husband, Craig, work for ethnic reconciliation in the US and Africa.

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Jan 9, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Suzanne Eller about her book Come With Me: Discovering the Beauty of Following Where He Leads (Bethany House, 2016).

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

  • The Suzanne Eller origin story. (00:39-01:49)
  • How Suzanne got started in writing and ministry. (01:50-02:58)
  • What it was like for Suzanne to transition from working as a technical copywriter to writing inspirational Christian nonfiction. (02:59-4:23)
  • Suzanne talks about the way her personal faith journey drives her writing. (04:24-05:19)
  • How the ideas for Come with Me initially began to take shape. (05:20-10:28)
  • Suzanne talks about the challenges of putting together an exclusive launch event, where 50 women were invited to live out the message of Come with Me for an entire weekend. (10:29-15:39)
  • Who needs to read Come with Me? (15:40-17:01)
  • How readers can use Come with Me to make 2017 a year of amazing growth. (17:02-18:47)
  • Suzanne shares about the impact of the More than Smalltalk Facebook Live videos she’s been doing with Holly Gerth and Jennifer Watson. (18:48-22:19)
  • A sneak peek at some of the upcoming projects Suzanne is working on with Bethany House. (22:20-24:50)
  • Where to go on the web to connect with Suzanne and find out more about her books. (24:51-25:33)

About the Book:  Where you are going is not as important as who you go with.

Imagine that Jesus walks up to you, right now, and asks you to follow him. He doesn't tell you where, and he doesn't tell you what it will entail. He just asks you to come.

Will you say yes?

In her warm, conversational way, bestselling author and Proverbs 31 speaker Suzanne Eller shows how, when you say yes, you take a step away from the uncertainty, the to-do list, the worries and excuses. And you take a step toward the One who promises to delight and surprise, who will transform who you are, how you live, and how you impact the world.

So come. Walk with Jesus. Listen to his words. Step into the harder places of faith--but not alone. Learn who you are, but more so who he is to you.

The road will wind, your feet will get dusty. But you will discover the unexpected beauty of following where he leads. And that is worth everything.

About Suzanne Eller:  Suzanne (Suzie) Eller is the ECPA bestselling author of The Mended Heart and a popular blogger. Suzie is with Proverbs 31 Ministries as a writer and speaker, and serves on the P31 International Initiatives team to partner with and reach women across the globe. Her message is to encourage women to live fully and free in their faith and every aspect of their lives. Suzie and her husband, Richard, live in Arkansas.

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Jan 6, 2017

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Kelly Balarie about her new book Fear Fighting: Awakening Courage to Overcome Your Fears (Baker Books, 2017).

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

  • The Kelly Balarie origin story. (00:38-02:01)
  • How and when the ideas behind Fear Fighting began to take shape. (02:02-03:38)
  • The secret Kelly learned to successfully fight fear. (03:39-06:12)
  • Kelly shares about her personal struggle with depression and how it impacted her life. (06:13-07:37)
  • The importance of daily bravery decrees for renewing your mind. (07:38-9:07)
  • The 8 fear-inducers that plague women. (09:08-10:51)
  • Kelly shares about the role prayer has played in her fear fighting journey. (10:52-12:41)
  • The one thing Kelly would like every read to take away from Fear Fighting. (12:42-13:12)
  • Kelly shares her vision for how she’d like to see women use the Fear Fighting book and study guide in small groups and Bible studies. (13:13-14:16)
  • Where to find Kelly on the web and pick up your very own copy of Fear Fighting. (14:17-14:40)

About the Book:  We all live with fear. It hangs around, whispering in our ears, reminding us of all we can't do or will never be. But that's not the end of the story. We also have a God who draws close to say, Fear not. I am with you. This Spirit transforms us into fear fighters--women breaking free of trepidation to find bold dedication to God's peace-, purpose-, and joy-filled callings.

With remarkable compassion born from personal experience, Kelly Balarie shows women how to:

  • Cultivate unstoppable faith by harnessing God's Word and promptings
  • Usher in lasting peace through prayers that reduce panic, blood pressure, and stress
  • Discover clear and immediate action plans to exchange worry for God's greatest gifts
  • Implement daily bravery decrees to stand armed throughout the day
  • Participate in a twelve-week study guide to foster new courageous habits

 Kelly pulls back the curtain of fear so you can find the beautiful woman God created you to be.

About the Author:  Kelly Balarie has lived her subject matter. Her faith was built as she battled through an eating disorder, depression, serious health concerns, company failures, family tragedies, job losses, and times without income. Throughout it all, Kelly has looked past the pain to pursue God's always-unfolding plan. Kelly is a featured blogger at and Her work has been featured on Relevant, (in), and Today's Christian Woman. She lives with her husband and two toddlers near the sun-soaked shores of the East Coast. 

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Dec 15, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dr. Craig Keener about the NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible (Zondervan, 2016).

You've heard these Bible stories hundreds of times. But how many behind-the-scenes details have you been missing? Sometimes a little context is all you need to discover just how much is happening in Scripture. The NIV Cultural Backgrounds Study Bible gives you insight on every page. See the cultural background behind each story—even the ones you know by heart.

About Craig Keener:  Craig S. Keener is professor of New Testament at Asbury Theological Seminary and holds a doctoral degree in New Testament Studies and the Origins of Christianity from Duke University. He is the author of several commentaries on books of the New Testament.

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Dec 13, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Dr. Sam Serio about his new book Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting (Kregel, 2016).

About the Book:  Today's church has sadly failed to minister to men and women deeply affected by porn, abortion, rape, casual sex, a sexless marriage, same-sex attraction, or childhood sexual abuse. Church leaders know these broken people sit in their pews. What they don't know is what to say to them. Those who would speak out directly from the pulpit worry that they will be unwise or insensitive, whatever their intent to the contrary. They may even fear being fired and losing their ministry altogether.

The truth is that seminary curriculums rarely prepare preachers to talk about sex in their sermons. Despite the pervasiveness of sexual wounds in the church, preachers tend to either ignore them and say nothing or abhor them without nuance and condemn. Sam Serio posits a powerful and necessary middle ground: preaching that offers forgiveness, transformation, and restoration.

Sensitive Preaching to the Sexually Hurting is a ready-to-use resource written from a preaching perspective. Serio examines the causes and consequences of the seven most difficult sexual issues of today. Moreover, he provides appropriate wording to use in crafting sermons, along with corresponding Scripture texts. He examines how preachers can prepare their churches, their hearts, and their sermons for the topic, and how these can all work together to build a healthier future for their congregations and the wider church body.

About the Author:  Dr. Sam Serio writes with more than thirty-five years of experience in preaching and counseling. He has pastored churches, conducted seminars, and currently counsels individuals who daily feel the deep emotional effects of sexual sin or pain. Dr. Serio is founder and president of Healing Sexual Hurt where people from all around the world seek his words of biblical wisdom and warmth in these taboo topics. He has published various articles and is available to speak at churches and conferences. Dr. Serio lives with his family in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Dec 10, 2016

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Kristen Sharp, who performs as Libby Liberty all over the USA. We discuss the wonderful children's book Libby Liberty: In Search of Super Citizens and the important work of the Liberty Learning Foundation.

About the Book:  Join the journey as the Statue of Liberty steps down from her pedestal to take you on a search for Super Citizens across America.

You’ll meet the President, doctors, veterans, and more as they all point to one shocking conclusion: Our next Super Citizen can be found by taking a good look in the mirror.

Libby introduces us to heroes of character, as well as people of all ages and accomplishments. In doing so, she shows us that the real heart of America lies in our own hearts.

The Libby Liberty™series parallels Liberty Learning Foundation’s unprecedented, real world bus tour that presents Statue of Liberty actresses on elementary school stages to kick off the transformative Super Citizen Program.

This energetic character teaches future generations about civics, character, financial literacy, and our Great American Story through educational theater, songs, videos, and project-based learning.

A portion of Libby Liberty™ book sales helps sustain the movement that is teaching, inspiring, and empowering our Next Great Americans.

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About Kristen Sharp:  Kristen Bowden Sharp is a multi-talented actress / singer / motivational speaker who plays Libby Liberty™ on school stages across the country. At an early age, the Alabama native began dancing and transitioned quickly into musical theatre. After her first production in High School, she moved to New York City to perform professionally.

Sharp traveled the country for many years: starring in three national tours and performing in New York and regional theaters. She settled back home in Birmingham, AL to pursue her college education. While she still works as a professional actress, Kristen puts her time and energy into church and her twins, Samuel and Rosemary.

While she’s had her name in lights and has performed for thousands of people, she still has a dream to reach the unreachable: to make a difference in lives for a greater purpose.

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Dec 8, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Will Hart about his new book Godrunner: Your Place in God's Big Story (Whitaker House, 2016).

Here's a preview of what we cover in the interview:

  • The Will Hart origin story
  • Captain Bob, the unlikeliest of mentors
  • What is impartation? Why is the laying on of hands important?
  • What to expect when receiving prayer or impartation at a conference or ministry event
  • When God's "suddenlies" come our way, how do we choose to take risks?
  • Update on the work of Iris Global

About the Book:  Will Hart has already lived this book. He’s been running for God since he was a teenager—whether conducting crusades and conferences, ministering on the streets, praying for schoolchildren, preaching to young adults, or disrupting demonic strongholds, Will Hart is “the donkey God rides in on” and his collection of miracle stories keeps growing.

Now he wants to share his remarkable story with the rest of us. Will’s message is straightforward: anyone can be used by God in remarkable ways, if they will only jump out of their comfort zones, dream His best for their lives, and run like the wind with the individualized anointing that His Spirit sends.

In short, if they will only find their place in His big story. 

About the Author:  Will Hart takes the simplicity of the gospel and power of the Holy Spirit wherever he goes. Whether it is the jungles of Congo, the streets of Thailand, or a conference in the US, he is expectant and confident in the Holy Spirit showing up in power. Will traveled for three years with Randy Clark. Will then moved with his wife, Musy, to Mozambique to minister with Rolland and Heidi Baker. He is now COO of Iris Global.

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Dec 3, 2016

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with Jonathan Bernis, President and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International, about his new book A Rabbi Looks at the Supernatural: A Revealing Look at Angels, Demons, Miracles, Heaven and Hell (Chosen Books, 2016).

Here are some of the topics we cover in this interview:

  • Jonathan's background and conversion story
  • What it means to be a messianic Jew
  • The history of Jewish Voice Ministries International
  • Why Jonathan decided to write a book on the supernatural
  • What does God's word say about the existence of supernatural beings like angels, demons, and ghosts?
  • Does God heal people today? If so, why isn't everybody healed?
  • Some of the miracles Jonathan has witnessed over the course of his ministry
  • Jonathan explains how Christians can use the supernatural as a conversation bridge when talking to non-believers.

About the Book:  There is a supernatural world--and it's just as real as our physical one.

Dispelling the confusion, misinformation and doubt so prevalent today, Messianic Rabbi Jonathan Bernis takes you on an adventure into the heart of the supernatural realm. He'll transport you beyond what you can see, hear, taste, touch and smell to uncover the biblical truth about things like angels and demons, miracles, heaven and hell, good and evil. And he will answer questions such as:

  • Is there more to life than we know--a purpose and plan for our existence?
  • Is there a supernatural realm of angels, demons, seers, prophets, spirits and the like--or is it all in our minds?
  • If God is so powerful, how did the devil get so strong?
  • If God is so good, why do bad things happen?
  • If God is a healer, why are people still sick?
  • Are heaven and hell real or imaginary? Where are they? Who goes where?

Above all, you will discover that you are uniquely wired to live a supernatural existence here and now--and that there is a faithful, loving God who longs for you to embrace with confidence His supernatural work in your own life.

About the Author:  Jonathan Bernis is a Jewish believer in Jesus who has been active in Messianic Jewish ministry for more than thirty years and who currently serves as president and CEO of Jewish Voice Ministries International (JVMI).

JVMI's mission is two-fold: proclaiming the Gospel to the Jew first and also to the nations (Romans 1:16), and equipping the Church--providing education about the Hebraic roots of Christianity, the Church's responsibility to Israel and the Jewish People, and keys to effectively and sensitively sharing Messiah with the Jewish People. Jonathan hosts JVMI's daily television program, Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, broadcast to over 575 million homes worldwide through local, cable and satellite networks as well as the Internet.

JVMI also conducts humanitarian/medical outreaches to some of the most impoverished Jewish communities on earth, including regular outreaches in Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and other points of need around the world. JVMI also ministers through large-scale international festivals of Jewish music and dance.

Jonathan is the author of several books, including A Hope and A Future, A Rabbi Looks at the Afterlife, A Rabbi Looks at the Last Days and A Rabbi Looks at Jesus of Nazareth. Jonathan and his wife, Elisangela, reside in Phoenix, Arizona, with their two daughters.

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