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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.

Sep 23, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Alex Early and we’re talking about his new book The Reckless Love of God: Experiencing the Personal, Passionate Heart of the Gospel (Bethany House, 2015).

About The Book:
Does God Really Love Me?

Sometimes the bigger something is, the easier it is to forget. You may have heard all your life that God is love, but has the truth of that statement really sunk in?

In The Reckless Love of God, pastor and church planter Alex Early pulls you in close to ask if you've ever really considered what it means to say "Jesus loves me." God's love for us is real--he feels, knows, and even suffers on our behalf. Nothing will change your life, your goals, and your relationships faster than being captivated by this reality.

Whether you grew up as a Christian and have forgotten this essential truth, or if you're hearing it for the first time, you need to be reminded--and assured--of the simple, amazing, mind-blowing fact that God loves us.

About The Author:
Alex Early (MDiv, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; MA, London School of Theology) is a pastor who has planted a church in a bar, served as a theology professor, created the Acts 29 West Academy, a missional-theological training center, and launched the Acts 29 podcast. Alex lives with his wife and children in Atlanta, Georgia. He spends his downtime cooking with and for friends and family, and is pursuing a Doctor of Intercultural Studies degree at Western Seminary. Learn more at www.alxegesis.com.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/025.

Sep 22, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Dr. Michael S. Heiser and we’re talking about his new book The Unseen Realm: Recovering the Supernatural Worldview of the Bible (Lexham Press, 2015).

About The Book:
In The Unseen Realm, Dr. Michael Heiser examines the ancient context of Scripture, explaining how its supernatural worldview can help us grow in our understanding of God. He illuminates intriguing and amazing passages of the Bible that have been hiding in plain sight. You'll find yourself engaged in an enthusiastic pursuit of the truth, resulting in a new appreciation for God's Word.

  • Why wasn't Eve surprised when the serpent spoke to her?
  • How did descendants of the Nephilim survive the flood?
  • Why did Jacob fuse Yahweh and his Angel together in his prayer?
  • Who are the assembly of divine beings that God presides over?
  • In what way do those beings participate in God's decisions?
  • Why do Peter and Jude promote belief in imprisoned spirits?
  • Why does Paul describe evil spirits in terms of geographical rulership?
  • Who are the glorious ones that even angels dare not rebuke?

After reading this book, you may never read your Bible the same way again.

About The Author:
Michael Heiser is a scholar in the fields of biblical studies and the ancient Near East, and he is a Scholar-in-Residence at Faithlife, the makers of Logos Bible Software. Michael has an MA in Ancient History from the University of Pennsylvania, and he has an MA in Hebrew Studies and a PhD in Hebrew Bible and Semitic Languages from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has published widely in scholarly journals and popular periodicals such as Bible Study Magazine, and he teaches ancient languages online at MEMRA. Learn more about Dr. Heiser and his writings at drmsh.com.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/024.

Sep 22, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Don Whitney and we're talking about his new book Praying the Bible (Crossway, 2015).

About The Book:
When you pray, does it ever feel like you’re just saying the same old things about the same old things?

Offering us the encouragement and the practical advice we’re all looking for, Donald S. Whitney, best-selling author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, outlines an easy-to-grasp method that has the power to transform our prayer life: praying the words of Scripture. Simple, yet profound, Praying the Bible will prove invaluable as you seek to commune with your heavenly Father in prayer each and every day.

About The Author:
Donald S. Whitney is professor of biblical spirituality and associate dean at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He has written several books related to Christian spirituality, including Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life and Praying the Bible. Don blogs regularly at BiblicalSpirituality.org.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/023.

Sep 21, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show. Today my special guests are Bethel Atlanta Worship Pastors Ben and Kelly Smith and we're talking about Bread and Wine's debut album One.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/022.

Sep 10, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Jennifer O. White and we're talking about her new book Prayers for New Brides: Putting on God's Armor After the Wedding Dress (New Leaf Press, 2015).

About The Book:
A new wife is seldom aware of the intense spiritual battle threatening her dreams of happily ever after. Often, she enters the marriage without the benefit of great examples, biblical knowledge, and mentors offering godly wisdom. The battle begins and she is unarmed. Can her faith survive? Will her marriage become another divorce statistic? Prayers for New Brides will empower her to protect her heart and marriage. Within these short chapters she will:

  • Learn biblical truths about marriage, the spiritual battle, and prayer
  • Pray in agreement with God’s will for her marriage
  • Activate these truths in her life through study, journaling, and intentional conversations with her husband and other wives.


Marriage is God’s design. He has a battle plan, the power and the resources to win. When a wife knows who God is and what He can do, she can trust Him to sustain her and her marriage. Her joy will be complete as she allows Him to enable her to do more for her union than she can imagine.

About the Author:
Jennifer White writes with fierce honesty to every new bride from her own experience of one failed marriage and one rescued by the Wonderful Counselor.

For additonal show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/021.

Aug 25, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guests are Billy and Willow Sprague and we’ll be discussing their album Songs in the Key of Awe.

About The Album:
A true family affair from start to finish, Songs in the Key of Awe featuresvocals by Sprague's daughter Willow, his son Wyatt on djiembe, photography by his wife Kellie and joyful encouragement from their young son Sawyer. Sprague also tapped the formidable talents of guitar virtuosos Phil Keaggy, Dave Beegle and Dan Dugmore along with respected Nashville producer Jim Frazier to create an unforgettable listening experience.

While Songs in the Key of Awe is jam-packed with great songs, Sprague encourages listeners to experience the whole album from start to finish. "From the opening sound of a bird taking flight to the final notes of "Reflection in A," the songs, pace and spaces are intended to create room to 'breathe deep of His grace' as one song lyric puts it," he muses. "I pray this music helps amplify your awe of the Lord, His creation and redeeming touch on your own grace story."

One thing so gratifying to Sprague about Songs is the Key of Awe is that the music was created "not primarily as an artist," as he puts it, "but as a worshipper and worship leader of a local community of faith, doing life together. Another community of faith through Kickstarter, helped make it happen. To me that's beautiful."

About Billy Sprague:
Multi-Dove Award winner Billy Sprague is an accomplished songwriter, performer, author and recording artist. His songs, which include the classic "Via Dolorosa," have been recorded by such well-known artists as Sandi Patti, Debbie Boone, BeBe & CeCe Winans, Susan Ashton and John McDermot.

Currently serving as Worship Leader at Edgewater Alliance Church in Edgewater, Florida. Sprague balances family life with worship leading, speaking, writing and retreats.

He currently lives in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. with his wife, Kellie, and their three children, Willow, Wyatt and Sawyer, and their dog, Lucy Loo Hoo. 

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/020.

Aug 7, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Cheri Keaggy and we’re discussing her new album No Longer My Own.

About The Album:
Dove Award-winning singer/songwriter Cheri Keaggy has been hard at work in the studio producing and recording her ninth album, No Longer My Own. The project releases to retail on Friday, August 7, 2015 from Psalm 91 Records and Elevate Entertainment.

No Longer My Own seeks to embolden fellow sojourners of the faith to live more fearlessly for Christ. Perhaps that sentiment is best expressed in the album's title cut, a song inspired by the "Covenant Prayer" popularized by John Wesley.

Listeners can look forward to such vertically oriented songs of celebration as "Lucky To Be Breathing Your Air," prayerful petitions like "Jesus, One and Only," poignant ballads like "You Go Before," and the powerful anthem, "Overcome," a response to recent news reports of believers facing persecution, even unto death, and the increase of moral decay in our nation. She also enlists her uncle, Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner Phil Keaggy, who contributes a jubilant ukulele track in the lighthearted Scripture song, "Whatever is True (Phil. 4:8)."

Keaggy employed the innovative Kickstarter crowd-source business model to fund the project, joining such high profile Christian recording artists as Carman, Shaun Groves, John Schlitt, Five Iron Frenzy and Thousand Foot Krutch, who also used the outside-the-box service to fund recent projects. Keaggy is no stranger to the business model, having successfully employed Kickstarter to raise nearly $25,000 to fund her 2012 release, So I Can Tell.

While Keaggy admits to being both humbled and excited by the number of doors that opened for ministry through concerts, church services, women's events, TV appearances, interviews, and radio airplay as a direct result of So I Can Tell, she insists the story is far from over. With a quiver full of new songs burning in her soul, Keaggy prays No Longer My Own will inspire and embolden fellow saints to live more fearlessly for Christ.

About The Artist: 
Cheri Keaggy began her career as a worship leader at a small church in Southern California before recording her debut album on Sparrow Records, Child of the Father, in 1994. Honored with a Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year, Keaggy has gone on to record eight additional albums, resulting in nine No. 1 songs, three Dove Award nominations and a Dove Award win. After more than two decades in music, her ministry has expanded to include speaking engagements as well. Keaggy's upcoming project, No Longer My Own, is slated for an August 7 release from Psalm 91 Records and Elevate Entertainment.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/019.

Aug 6, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Cliff Graham and we’re discussing his book Shadow of the Mountain: Exodus (Bethany House, 2015). In addition to the book, we also dive in to the following topics:

  • Cliff shares about his personal journey as a writer.
  • We talk about the state of Christian men's fiction and why you won't see beheadings any time soon in Amish fiction.
  • Cliff offers advice for new and aspiring authors.
  • We talk about self-publishing versus traditional publishing and why it might be a good idea to do both.
  • We talk about the importance of networking and how one simple conversation can completely disrupt (in a good way) the course of your life and career.

About The Book:
Caleb and Joshua Roar to Life in this High-Impact Old Testament Saga

Two men were brave enough to tell the truth about what awaited the Hebrews in Canaan. This is their story. From the slave pits of Egypt to the efforts of an eighty-five-year-old Caleb as he drives out the last of the giants, Shadow of the Mountain is a vivid portrait of two of God's chosen champions, and a meditation on masculine mentorship and the challenges and blessings of growing older.

For the sake of his new God and his loyalty to his friend Joshua, Caleb will not spend his twilight years resting, but taking the battle to the enemies of God's people until his dying breath. From his early days as a mercenary for Pharaoh in Egypt watching the Hebrews suffer under the yoke of slavery, all the way through a desperate fight with giants in the dark forests of the hill country, this is a story filled with epic battles, gritty intensity, and supernatural events that made Graham's Lion of War series a hit. Shadow of the Mountain is sure to ignite a love for the Old Testament in popular culture.

About The Author:
Cliff Graham is a former soldier and officer in the United States Army who now spends his time writing, speaking, and operating a growing series of media franchises. A graduate from Black Hills State University with degrees in political science and military science, he wrote his Lion of War series while working as a youth pastor. He currently lives in the mountains of Utah with his wife, Cassandra, and their children, and speaks to churches, men's groups, and conferences all over the United States.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/018.

Aug 5, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Dr. Jim Hamilton and we’re discussing his book Song of Songs: A Biblical-Theological, Allegorical, Christological Interpretation (Christian Focus, 2015).

About The Book:
In the Song of Songs the son of David, King in Jerusalem, overcomes hostility and alienation to renew intimacy between himself and his Bride. This most sublime Song sings of a love sure as the seal of Yahweh, a flashing flame of fire many waters could never quench. Dr. Jim Hamilton, in this latest addition to the popular Focus on the Bible series, pours fresh light on this inspiring and uplifting book.

About The Author:
Jim Hamilton is Professor of Biblical Theology at Southern Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/017.

Aug 4, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Mike Lutz and we’ll be talking about his book God Every Day: 365 Life Application Devotions (Bridge-Logos, 2014).

About The Book:
In his dynamic daily devotional, God Every Day, pastor and author Mike Lutz provides readers with a spiritually energizing and uplifting start to their day. God Every Day is a contemporary and practical daily devotional that will have you waking up eager to hear from God.

Each day’s devotion is filled with solid, in-depth teaching from God’s Word. It is the perfect place to find hope and encouragement in today’s harsh world. God Every Day provides insightful wisdom on such topics as:

  • How to keep your faith strong in hard times
  • How to raise godly children
  • How to serve God faithfully
  • How to live a joy-filled life

In addition, unlike other devotionals, God Every Day takes a special look at Christmas with twenty-five holiday devotions that will bless each reader. Experience the joy of Christmas like never before as you appreciate the birth of Christ from the various perspectives of those who were associated with His divine birth.

About The Author:
Mike Lutz came face-to-face with the Bible for the first time in 1994 at the age of 24. He began reading the Bible and was quickly overwhelmed with a sense of the deity of Jesus. It was then and there that he knew he had to make a choice either Jesus was who He said He was or He wasn't. His ministry began right away at a church in Connecticut where he began helping with the youth ministry and later he became a youth pastor. Mike and his wife moved to California in 2001, where he has since served as both an Assistant Pastor and a Senior Pastor. Mike resides in Southern California with his wife Colette where he continues to write.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/016.

Aug 3, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Gary M. Burge and we’ll be talking about his book A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion (IVP Academic, 2015). 

About The Book:
Enter a world of warfare and treachery, of duty and honor, of love and loyalty, interwoven with the inner workings of a Roman centurion's household. And then trace it as the road curves toward little Capernaum.

Follow the story of Appius, a proud centurion, and Tullus, his scribe and slave. From a battle with the Parthians, through a tragic personal crisis, to the gladiator arena at Caesarea Maritima, their tale finally leads to the backwater village of Capernaum on the shores of Galilee. There, in a culture not their own and during a week they will never forget, they encounter a Jewish prophet from Nazareth.

A Week in the Life of a Roman Centurion gives us a first-century view of the world of the Gospels. In entertaining historical fiction, splashed with informative sidebars and images, we capture a view of Jesus' world from the outer framework looking in.

About The Author:
Gary M. Burge (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. His passion in teaching, research and writing is how the unique world of the Middle East in antiquity shapes how we read the New Testament today. Among his many published books are Theology Questions Everyone Asks (with coeditor David Lauber), The Baker Illustrated Bible Commentary (general editor with Andrew Hill), The New Testament in Antiquity (coauthored with Lynn Cohick and Gene Green), John: The Gospel of Life and the award-winning Whose Land? Whose Promise? What Christians Are Not Being Told About Israel and the Palestinians.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/015.

 

Jul 10, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Israel Wayne and we’ll be talking about his book Questions Jesus Asks: Where Divinity Meets Humanity (New Leaf Press, 2015).

About The Book:

Jesus rarely answered questions He was asked, but instead turned the tables by asking a piercing question of His own. Questions Jesus Asks goes through a broad spectrum of these, dealing with issues like morality, suffering, humility, faith, and much more.

  • Explore the unique paradox of Jesus’ divinity and humanity
  • Be challenged by the questions Jesus asks each of us
  • Learn more about Jesus and find the answers to your own life’s questions. 

John 17:3 tells us: “And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” There is no higher purpose in life than the knowledge of God through His Son. Prepare to learn far more about God and the nature of Jesus than you thought was possible. Jesus asks penetrating questions that cut passed the pretense and reach the target of our hearts.

About The Author:

Israel Wayne is an author and conference speaker who has a passion for defending the Christian faith and promoting a Biblical worldview. The author of Homeschooling from a Biblical Worldview and Full-Time Parenting: A Guide to Family-Based Discipleship, Israel is the Director of Family Renewal, and site editor for ChristianWorldview.net. He is a homeschooled graduate, father of eight and author of the previous title, Questions God Asks, which was released in the Spring of 2014 by New Leaf Press.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/014.

Jul 9, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Daniel R. Hyde and we’ll be talking about his book A Well-Ordered Church: Laying a Foundation for a Vibrant Church (EP Books, 2015).

About The Book:
"Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior."

No phrase captures better the ethos of modern evangelical Christianity. And while this is absolutely necessary for a Christian to believe and profess, what typically gets lost in much evangelical thinking and acting is Jesus’ church. This book seeks to present to evangelical Christians the basics of ecclesiaology, or, the biblical doctrine of the church. The authors say in these pages, “This is a church, in the most basic and fundamental of ways. No matter what view of church government you may hold, the goal is to draw you back to the big principles of Scripture to help you understand the church s identity, authority, ecumenicity, and activity.”

About The Author:
Rev. Daniel R. Hyde--"Pastor Danny" to the members of Oceanside United Reformed Church--has an eclectic past: he was baptized Roman Catholic, was converted in a Foursquare church, attended an Assemblies of God college where he flirted spiritually with Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism before he discovered the riches of the historic Protestant and Reformed Christian faith. All of this prepared him to minister in the diverse religious culture of Southern California. In 2000, while still in seminary, Danny planted the Oceanside United Reformed Church (United Reformed Churches in North America) in Carlsbad/Oceanside, California. Fifteen years on later he continues as pastor and is married with four children. He and his wife enjoy showing hospitality in their home for meals, prayer, and to study the Word.

Pastor Danny has a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) from Vanguard University, Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Westminster Seminary California, and a Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary. His Th.M. thesis was entitled, "Of Great Importance and of High Concernment: The Liturgical Theology of John Owen (1616-1683)," and was read by Drs. Joel Beeke, Derek W. H. Thomas, and Mark Jones. He is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/013.

Jul 4, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Lloyd Hildebrand, Publisher and CEO at Bridge-Logos.

 Here’s a quick look at some of the ground we cover in the interview:

  •  Lloyd’s current role at Bridge-Logos
  • How Lloyd got started in the publishing industry
  • Significant changes Lloyd has witnessed during his time working in the publishing industry
  • Lloyd’s advice for younger men and women working in the publishing industry
  • Dialog about why Lloyd chooses to write books on prayer
  • Lloyd’s advice for new and aspiring authors
  • The books that have impacted Lloyd most in his Christian journey
  • New books to be on the lookout for from Bridge-Logos.

About Lloyd Hildebrand:
Lloyd B. Hildebrand is the Publisher/CEO of Bridge-Logos Foundation, Inc. He has edited hundreds of books, co-authored several, and ghost-written many. He has also served as a soldier, professor, and pastor. He and his wife, Peggy, live in northern Florida.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/012.

 

Jun 22, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Jeremy Walker and we’ll be talking about his book Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness.


About The Book:
As twenty-first-century Christians, we must relate to the world, but the question is, how do we relate to it? Some Christians are scared, others are simply bewildered, and still others capitulate to the spirit of the age. In Passing Through: Pilgrim Life in the Wilderness, Pastor Jeremy Walker presents the biblical perspective that Christians are pilgrims passing through this fallen world who must cultivate the spirit of holy separation alongside holy engagement as they serve Christ in all their interactions. Unless we embrace this identity, we will lose our way. Reminding us that we need “the Word of God as our map and the Spirit of Christ as our compass,” Pastor Walker clearly presents principles for holy engagement with the world and separation from it for pilgrims on their way home, seeking to glorify the God of their salvation every step of the way.

About the Author:
Jeremy Walker is a pastor of Maidenbower Baptist Church in Crawley, England, author of Life in Christ and The Brokenhearted Evangelist, coauthor of A Portrait of Paul: Identifying a True Minister of Christ.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/011.

 

Jun 18, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is filmmaker Darren Wilson and we'll be discussing his new film The Greatest Fight, which tells the story of UFC fighting legend Ken Shamrock.

About The Film:
He’s a founding father of the UFC. He was a superstar in the WWF. But for Ken Shamrock, the end of his fighting career is imminent. Filmmaker Darren Wilson was allowed unprecedented access into Ken’s world as he fought what were thought to be his final three fights, but along the way, a larger story emerged—one where a man’s total identity is being changed. Raw, honest, and unpredictable, this film six years in the making captures the passion, desire and ultimate hope of one of the most misunderstood fighters of all time.

To watch the film, visit TheGreatestFight.com.

About The Filmmaker:
Darren founded Wanderlust Productions in 2006 when he started stumbling through his first feature film, Finger of God. Later, he decided to surround himself with people who were more talented than him to help create his next features, Furious Love and Father of Lights, but of course he takes all the credit for their great work. Since then, Darren has created The Greatest Fight, with UFC/WWF superstar Ken Shamrock, and the two films Holy Ghost (2014) & Holy Ghost: Reborn (2015). Darren’s job description includes creating the stories, speaking and showing off the films, doing lots of interviews, planning all the shoots, and schmoozing with awesome people around the world. Charisma Magazine recently named him one of the “21 Emerging Leaders of Tomorrow’s Church”, and DeVon Franklin, VP of Production at Columbia Pictures calls him “one of the most innovative filmmakers and authors of faith today.” He has a wonderful and long-suffering wife, Jenell, and three wonderful children, Serenity, Stryder, and River. He also has two cats (meh) and the best dogs in the world, Moses and Maui.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/010.

Jun 17, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Ryan Hanley and we’ll be discussing the elements of his book Content Warfare: How to find your audience, tell your story and win the battle for attention online.

Special thanks to Rod Tucker, Sue Detweiler, Sundi Jo Graham, and Gary Roe for submitting questions for this interview.

About The Book:
There is a battle taking place online every day. It’s not a fight for the fate of the world… just the future of your business. A battle fought with content. A battle far too many businesses are losing.

This is Content Warfare. We’re here to win the battle for attention.

Content Warfare is a work in defiance of mediocre content marketing

About The Author:
Ryan Hanley helps brands and businesses find their audience, tell their story and win the battle for attention online.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/009.

 

May 28, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guests are Jesse Fryson and Zach MacGorman from Above the Fall and we’ll be discussing their debut EP Rise and Fall.

About The Band:
Above The Fall originated in the fall of 2011 when founding members, Jesse Fryson and Zach MacGorman started writing music together. Over the course of the next few years, they had gone on to play shows in NJ, NY, PA, and DE, including a youth conference, with national recording artists, City Harbor, and headlining a benefit concert, which helped to raise upwards of $10,000 for a local pastor’s wife and mother of two young kids, who suffered a rare and nearly fatal stroke.

In May of 2014, Above The Fall had been invited to attend the Extreme Tour Objective Sessions in Nashville TN, where they met multi-Grammy and Dove nominated Producer, Billy Smiley. They were asked by Smiley to come to his studio to play some of their music for him, and to discuss the band’s future goals. Five months, two trips, and six songs later, Above The Fall put the finishing touches on their debut E.P. The band has entered into a management agreement with Smiley and a team of industry professionals to help them move forward in their career.

Now, with new music, new members, and a new live show, Above The Fall is set to make their official debut by Spring of 2015. From infusing rap into their songs, to the guitar solos, from the drum battles, to impromptu jam sessions, their unique live shows have set them apart from the rest. Some of their musical influences include: Switchfoot, Foo Fighters, Tenth Avenue North, Jars Of Clay, and Shinedown. Above The Fall is ready to take their music to the next level.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/008.

May 20, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Keith Ferrin and we’ll be talking about his book How To Enjoy Reading Your Bible (Bethany House, 2015).

About the Book:
Do you feel like you should read the Bible more?

This book will help you want to read it.

Keith Ferrin has been talking to churches for years about enjoying God's Word. Here he shares the most helpful ideas and habits you can start using today. You will find ten proven tips that are equally practical whether you are a longtime Bible student or simply exploring what this life-changing book is all about.

Aimed at deepening your relationship with God, these simple suggestions will help you focus more easily as you read, remember Scripture better, and most importantly, enjoy the Bible and its Author more than you ever dreamed possible.

Includes Discussion Questions and Reading Suggestions for Small Groups

About Keith Ferrin:
Keith Ferrin is an author, speaker, storyteller, and blogger who strives to help people realize that the living Word of God is a reality, not a phrase. Keith is the founder of That You May Know Ministries, and he holds to the idea that people can believe the Bible is not only true and applicable but also fun, engaging, and enjoyable. Keith's one-man, dramatic, word-for-word presentations of whole books of the Bible have been seen by thousands around the country.

Keith loves writing, movies, hiking, baseball, coffee, ice cream, and seeing the light go on in someone's eyes when they realize that the Bible isn't boring. Keith is a husband to one and a father to three. They all live just outside of Seattle. For more information, visit www.keithferrin.com.


For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/007.  

May 19, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is William Boekestein and we’ll be talking about his book Ulrich Zwingli from EP Books’ Bitesize Biographies series.

About the Book:

“Ulrich Zwingli of Zurich, a great reformer overshadowed by two greater, Luther and Calvin, should be much better known than he is. This well-informed and workmanlike book will surely make him so.”
-J.I. Packer 

“Combining the imagination employed in his engaging children’s books, Bill brings the careful scholarship of a theologian to shine a brilliant light on the complexities and conflicts of the ministry of Ulrich Zwingli. With warmth and pastoral appreciation, he demonstrates the intense practical implications of grappling with the issues that Zwingli faced, and how Christians can gain perspective for life and ministry in the church today.”
-Douglas Bond

About William Boekestein:

William Boekestein is the pastor of Immanuel Fellowship Church in Kalamazoo, MI. He has authored several books including Why Christ Came: 31 Meditations on the Incarnation (with Joel Beeke), and (for children) Faithfulness under Fire: The Story of Guido de Bres, The Quest for Comfort: The Story of the Heidelberg Catechism, and The Glory of Grace: The Story of the Canons of Dort.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/006.    

May 16, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Karen Jensen Salisbury and we'll be talking about her book How to Make the Right Decision Every Time: 10 Keys for Finding God's Direction (Charisma House, 2015). 

About the Book:
We all have to make decisions, big and small, every day. Sometimes those decisions are life changing, and we can become paralyzed in the process. We wonder:

“WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO?  HOW CAN I KNOW HIS WILL?  WHAT IF I MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE?”

How to Make the Right Decision Every Time reveals biblical and practical keys to help you find direction, uncover your purpose, discover God’s will, and get it right every time. With biblical wisdom and successful examples of everyday people, this book will empower you to:

  • LEARN HOW GOD DESIRES TO GUIDE YOU EVERY DAY THROUGH HIS WORD
  • DISCOVER PRACTICAL WAYS TO APPLY GOD’S PRINCIPLES FOR MAKING DECISIONS
  • REMOVE THE PRESSURE AND FEAR OF MAKING WRONG CHOICES

You can turn apprehension to action, master the art of decision making, and approach life confidently every day.

About Karen Jensen Salisbury:
KAREN JENSEN SALISBURY travels the country and the world preaching and teaching God’s Word. She’s been a pastor and children’s minister, and she’s been involved in music ministry and women’s ministry. She has also been a professional writer for more than thirty years. She was an instructor at Rhema Bible Training College in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where she was the editor and principal writer for the Connections alumni magazine. She and her husband, Bob, live in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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May 15, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Blake Rayne and we'll be talking about his dual role of playing both Ryan Wade and Drexel Hemsley in the major motion picture The Identical.

About the Film:
The Identical is about twin brothers separated at birth in the Great Depression. With different upbringings, one brother becomes a music legend while the other struggles to find a balance between his passion for music and trying to please his father.    

About Blake Rayne:
Blake Rayne (also know as Ryan Pelton), an indie recording artist and studio musician resides in Nashville, TN (2014). He is from Columbus, Ohio. Once a website designer, his life took a turn when he won an Elvis impersonator competition which he entered in 1998 on a dare from his mom. He spent time as an Elvis impersonator and later moved to Nashville to record his own work.

The executive producer of the film The Identical knew the owner of a recording studio in Nashville who introduced him to Blake. Blake said that the script sounded like his own life story. After being cast, he was given acting lessons with DW Brown to prepare him for the film.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/004.

May 13, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Alex Chediak and we'll be talking about his book Thriving At College: Make Great Friends, Keep Your Faith, and Get Ready for the Real World! (Tyndale House Publishers, 2011). 

About the Book:
Going to college can be exciting, anxiety inducing, and expensive! You want your child to get the most out of their college experience—what advice do you give? Thriving at College by Alex Chediak is the perfect gift for a college student or a soon-to-be college student. 

Filled with wisdom and practical advice from a seasoned college professor and student mentor, Thriving at College covers the ten most common mistakes that college students make—and how to avoid them! Alex leaves no stone unturned—he discusses everything from choosing a major and discerning one’s vocation to balancing academics and fun, from cultivating relationships with peers and professors to helping students figure out what to do with their summers.

Most importantly, this book will help students not only keep their faith but build a vibrant faith and become the person God created them to be.

About the Author:
Alex Chediak is a speaker and a professor of engineering and physics at California Baptist University. He is the author of the bestselling book, Thriving at College and has published numerous articles in Christian College Guide and Boundless, a Focus on the Family online magazine for young-adult Christians. Alex completed his bachelor's degree at Alfred University and an MS and PhD in engineering from the University of California–Berkeley. Originally from the Chicago area, Alex and his wife, Marni, and their three children now reside in Riverside, California. Connect with Alex at AlexChediak.com.

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May 7, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my guest is Tez Brooks and we'll be talking about his book The Single Dad Detour: Directions For Fathering After Divorce (Kregel Publications, 2015).

About the Book:
Conventional wisdom holds that fathers have few parenting skills and that mothers always know best. The single father is often considered a mythical creature, found only in sitcoms as an object of humor or pity. Where does that leave real single dads? Too often, it makes them susceptible to overcompensation or apathy.

Tez Brooks knows those feelings all too well. He’s traveled that road with his own children after an unexpected divorce. The Single Dad Detour is the result of his journey and the lessons he’s learned along the way. It’s a guidebook for the rocky road of single fatherhood, extending encouragement, confidence, and challenges, using specific examples from dads who’ve survived parenting and have hope to offer.

There are no unreachable requirements for perfect fatherhood here and no twisty theological mysteries—just authentic, down-to-earth wisdom from one dad to another.

About the Author:
Tez Brooks is the father of four children and a missionary filmmaker for The Jesus Film Project. He has also been a journalist for Cru and a Florida law enforcement officer. Tez has been speaking and writing books and articles for over thirty years. Connect with Tez at EverySingleDad.com.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/002.

Apr 29, 2015

Welcome to the inaugural episode of The Shaun Tabbatt Show! Today my guest is Yochanan Marcellino, Founder, President and CEO of City of Peace Media and City of Peace Films. Yochanan was the Executive Producer for the major motion picture The Identical, which features amazing performances by Seth Green, Ashley Judd, Joe Pantoliano, Blake Rayne and Ray Liotta.

About the Film:  
The Identical is about twin brothers separated at birth in the Great Depression. With different upbringings, one brother becomes a music legend while the other struggles to find a balance between his passion for music and trying to please his father.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/001.

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