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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.

Dec 9, 2015

Welcome to The Shaun Tabatt Show! Today I speak with David Britton about his latest holiday album titled Christmas. Here are some of the topics and questions we cover in the interview:

  • Describe who you are and what you do in a single sentence?
  • How has growing up in a missionary home and getting exposed to a range of diverse cultures influenced your music and creativity?
  • Why was this the right time for you career-wise to do a Christmas album?
  • Was there a particular vibe or feel that you were aiming for with this album?
  • What were some of the influences that impacted where you went with this album?
  • Are there any particular tracks on the album the stand out as a favorite or are meaningful for you?
  • How do you hope your listeners are encouraged and challenged by what they hear on the Christmas album?
  • Can you tell us anything about the new album you have in the work works for 2016?
  • Tell us where we can order the Christmas album online and where we can connect with you on the web as well?

About the Album:
Christmas, which released digitally last year and released to brick & mortar retailers on October 9, 2015, showcases the unique ability of the classically trained Britton, who has performed at Carnegie Hall and with opera companies around the world, to effortlessly merge his diverse influences. He wraps his incredibly rich pop-classical sound (with a twist of anthemic rock) into and around these timeless holiday classics. The result is a poignant collection of cozy favorites and a blend of powerful yet intimate moments, custom made for the Christmas season.

Britton encourages listeners to get cozy with his warm and inviting rendition of "The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting)," before closing the project with another original, "Sing Noel," written by Billy Smiley and CCM legend Scott Wesley Brown. On this lovely Christmas hymn, Britton shares the microphone with Christine Dente from Out of the Grey.

"In a world that is full of so much turmoil and pain, it is my goal to use music to shed a glimmer of light; to bring comfort to those that grieve, peace to those at war, hope to those that fail, encouragement to those that feel alone, joy to those in despair," says Britton. "I am grateful for the opportunity to create music that does not fit within any specific genre, that allows me to leverage the unorthodox musical influences of my life, that people of all generations and tastes may find something that speaks to them. Above all else, it is my desire that those who listen may see past me to the One who created all things."

About the Artist:
World-class Baritone and Nashville recording artist, David Britton, brings a unique sound to his audiences, by blending his big voice with a signature orchestral rock instrumentation. This approach is the result of Britton’s eclectic musical heritage, which included drumming in a rock band through high school and college, before beginning a career in opera. Over the past couple of years, Britton has emerged onto the scene with albums which take full advantage of both the classical training as well as the rock style creating music that is at times both intimate and grandiose.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/041.

Dec 7, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Lee Fields about his and Milton Eng's great new book book Devotions on the Hebrew Bible: 54 Reflections to Inspire and Instruct (Zondervan Academic, 2015). Here are some of the topics and questions we cover in the interview:

  • Lee shares about his eduction background, including his journey from wanting to work as a science teacher and coach football, to taking a different path and eventually becoming chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Mid-Atlantic Christian University.
  • Where did the idea for the book get its start and how did Lee get involved?
  • What were the goals that Lee and Milton set for this project from the start?
  • How can professors use Devotions on the Hebrew Bible in the classroom?
  • What are some of the special features of the book?
  • Who contributed to this project?
  • Who was the ideal reader you always had in mind for the book?
  • Why does each devotional reading include the Masoretic text and the related English translation?
  • How will you know you’ve succeeded with this book?
  • What are the current struggles faced by professors teaching biblical languages at the college and seminary level?
  • Lee shares how he left behind the more traditional grammar translation approach to teaching biblical languages in favor of a more immersive living language approach.
  • Do students need to brush up their English skills before they’re ready to learn Hebrew and Greek?

About The Book:
Zondervan is known for its excellent resources in biblical languages, and many of our resources encourage professors, students, and pastors to continue to use their Hebrew and Greek Bibles beyond their seminary years.

Devotions on the Hebrew Bible continues on this path of excellence by introducing these devotions—based on a careful reading and study of the Hebrew Bible—written by some of the top biblical language scholars of today. Contributors include Daniel I. Block, Mark J. Boda, Hélène Dallaire, Nancy Erickson, Karen H. Jobes, Bo H. Lim, Tremper Longman III, Miles V. Van Pelt, and Bruce K. Waltke, among others.

Devotions on the Hebrew Bible contains a devotion on every book in the Hebrew Bible and can be used as weekly devotional or as a supplemental resource throughout a semester or sequence of courses. The main point each devotion offers comes from a careful reading of the passage in the Hebrew Bible, not from the English Bible. The authors use a variety of exegetical approaches in their devotions: grammatical, lexical, rhetorical, sociohistorical, linguistic, etc. Each devotion closes with a practical application.

About The Author:
Lee M. Fields is a trained Hebrew scholar with a PhD from Hebrew Union College. He is the chair of the Department of Biblical Studies at Mid-Atlantic Christian University (formerly Roanoke Bible College), Elizabeth City, NC.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/040.

Dec 4, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with David Croteau about his recent book Urban Legends of the New Testament: 40 Common Misconceptions (B&H Academic, 2015). Here are some of the topics and questions we cover in the interview:

  • David's background
  • What courses he teaches at Columbia International University
  • How the idea for the book got its start
  • Why Bible college/seminary/grad school is not Sunday School
  • What is an urban legend?
  • What's the best way to read this book?
  • Did Mary and Joseph really find no room at the inn?
  • Was Jesus a carpenter?
  • Is it OK for Christians to judge others?
  • What's up with the camel and the eye of a needle?
  • Is Philippians 4:13 really a Christian superman verse?
  • Why is 1 Thes. 4:22 the most twisted verse in the Bible?
  • Why are there QR codes in the book?
  • How does David hope reader’s are impacted by reading his book?

About The book:
Urban Legends of the New Testament surveys forty of the most commonly misinterpreted passages in the New Testament. These “urban legends” often arise because interpreters neglect a passage’s context, misuse historical background information, or misunderstand the Greek language. For each New Testament text, professor David Croteau describes the popular, incorrect interpretation and then carefully interprets the passage within its literary and historical context. Careful attention is given to sound principles of biblical interpretation to guide readers through the process and reach a more accurate understanding of each text’s meaning. QR codes have been inserted at various points throughout the book. By scanning the code with your mobile device, you can view a video of David Croteau addressing a specific urban legend.

With examples from the Gospels, Acts, the Epistles, and Revelation, Urban Legends of the New Testament will not only help readers avoid missteps in these forty texts but also provide a model for engaging in correct interpretation of other New Testament passages.

About The Author:
David A. Croteau (Ph.D., Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Greek in the Seminary and School of Ministry at Columbia International University. He is co-editor (with Andreas J. Köstenberger) of Which Bible Translation Should I Use? (B&H Academic, 2013) and author of Tithing after the Cross (Energion, 2013).

For additional show notes, visit: ShaunTabatt.com/039.

Dec 1, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Constantine Campbell about his new book Advances in the Study of Greek: New Insights for Reading the New Testament (Zondervan Academic, 2015). Here are some of the topics and questions we cover in the interview:

  • Constantine's background
  • How he got introduced to the study of Geek
  • How his students convinced him to write this book
  • Who needs to read Advances in the Study of Greek?
  • A brief history of the discipline of Greek language study
  • A walk through of what's covered in each chapter of the book
  • The best way for a reader to approach this book
  • How does Constantine's approach in the classroom differ from when he learned Greek?
  • How will Constantine know he's succeeded with this book?
  • Is there a disconnect between the study of the New Testament and the study of New Testament Greek?
  • Which Bible software does Constantine find most useful?
  • Should we be using manuscript images in the classroom?
  • Tips for building your personal Greek library

About the Book:
Advances in the Study of Greek offers an introduction to issues of interest in the current world of Greek scholarship. Those within Greek scholarship will welcome this book as a tool that puts students, pastors, professors, and commentators firmly in touch with what is going on in Greek studies. Those outside Greek scholarship will warmly receive

Advances in the Study of Greek as a resource to get themselves up to speed in Greek studies. Free of technical linguistic jargon, the scholarship contained within is highly accessible to outsiders. Advances in the Study of Greek provides an accessible introduction for students, pastors, professors, and commentators to understand the current issues of interest in this period of paradigm shift.

About the Author:
Constantine R. Campbell (PhD, Macquarie University) is Associate Professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He is author of Paul and Union with Christ, Outreach and the Artist, Verbal Aspect, the Indicative Mood, and Narrative, Verbal Aspect and Non-Indicative Verbs, Basics of Verbal Aspect in Biblical Greek, and Keep Your Greek. Dr Campbell is a public speaker, musician, and author, and lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/038.

Oct 29, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Michael Jordan about the new Verse Art product line from Faithlife.

About Verse Art:
Taking a cue from the wild popularity of their daily verse art offerings amongst bloggers and social media users, Faithlife has created a line of sixty canvas prints that will allow you to take your favorite Bible verses and related artwork "offline." Now you'll be able to showcase them in your home, office, and place of worship. Verse Art offers a great way to stay encouraged and inspired as you keep God's word in front of you each and every day.

About Michael Jordan:
Michael Jordan serves as a Lead Web Marketer for Faithlife Corporation.

Connect with Michael and Verse Art:

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Oct 22, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! In this episode I speak with Michael Williams about his new book The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users: Grammatical Terms Explained for Exegesis (Zondervan Academic, 2015).

About The Book:
The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users helps users understand the exegetical significance of Hebrew grammatical terminology identified by the program. This resource provides students who utilize biblical language software the insight they need to make sense of the data provided by the program, giving them deeper insight into the biblical text that they could not get by solely reading an English translation. The Biblical Hebrew Companion for Bible Software Users is ideally suited for:

  • Pastors and ministry leaders who may have learned Hebrew at one time but have experienced the loss of much of that learning
  • College and seminary students who are learning Hebrew and need a guide to help understand the significance of the grammatical terminology
  • Bible software users who never formally learned Hebrew in the classroom and need help understanding the meaning of the terms they encounter

With grammatical terms laid out and discussed in an intuitive and user-friendly format readers can now spend time focusing on exegesis and applying their findings to their preaching, teachings, study, and writing instead of puzzling over the significance of grammatical terminology and how to apply it.

About The Author:
Michael Williams (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is Professor of Old Testament 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, 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.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/036.

Oct 22, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Monty Galloway and we're talking about Bible+ 6 for iOS from Olive Tree Bible Software.

About Bible+:
Bible+ by Olive Tree is a must-have app for reading and studying God’s Holy Word. Take notes, highlights, and bookmarks in the app and sync to all your devices. This free Bible Study App features a powerful Resource Guide that links your Bible text with outstanding study Bibles, maps, commentaries, and more for an in-depth Bible study experience. Start a Bible reading plan and Bible+ will track your progress as you read through Scripture. Our unique split window allows you to create your own customized parallel Bible to easily compare Bible translations. Install now and explore over 100 more free titles.

What's New in Version 6.0.0:
The team at Olive Tree has been hard at work revisiting every screen in the app to bring you a fresh new look and feel.

Bible+ 6.0.0 Change Log:

  • Dark Theme for Night Reading
  • Simplified user interface
  • Newly designed menu makes everything easier to find
  • Bookmarks are now called Saved Passages
  • My Stuff and App Settings are now in one place
  • iOS 9: Use Spotlight to lookup passages in your recent reading history

About Monty Galloway:
Monty Galloway serves as Marketing Manager for Olive Tree Bible Software.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/035.

Oct 21, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Scott Keith and we’re talking about his new book Being Dad: Father as a Picture of God’s Grace (NRP Books, 2015).

About The Book:
Being Dad deals with the way fathers, and the subject of fatherhood, are treated in modern culture. Dr. Keith brings his experience with family, students, great mentors and friends to bear on this subject which is crying out for attention. Equally, he brings his Christian faith, a scholarly eye for detail and an ear for story along on the journey and works with the reader to navigate a path to a better country where the Father blesses His children and is honored.

About The Author:
Scott Keith is, first and foremost, a family man. Having raised three children side by side with his wife, Joy, the consolations and challenges surrounding the roles of husband and father are his main focus. With experience in college and youth-camp administration, he has felt the pain and difficulty arising from the lack of a father in the home. He hopes his experience will benefit others. He is the Associate Dean of Residential Education Services at Concordia University in Irvine, California, the Director of Operations at New Reformation Publications, a fellow of The Thinking Fellowship, and involved in promoting the work of the 1517 Legacy Project.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/034.

Oct 20, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Bob Pritchett and we're talking about his new book Start Next Now: How to Get the Life You've Always Wanted (Kirkdale Press, 2015).

About The Book:
You have permission to do something incredible. Whether you'd like to start a different career, earn greater income, or perhaps accomplish something unrelated to your job, you can do it! And now is the time to start. In Start Next Now, successful entrepreneur Bob Pritchett shares his guiding principles, which have grown his company to over 440 employees today. You won't find mere inspirational puffery here. This fast-paced book provides you with an actual plan to start achieving your goal before you even finish reading. So what are you waiting for? It's time to start next now.

About The Author:
Bob Pritchett co-founded Faithlife Corporation and serves as President/CEO. Bob speaks regularly at industry conferences and to academic groups on entrepreneurship, electronic publishing and digital libraries. He is a 2005 winner of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs 2015, and was included in the Puget Sound Business Journal's 40 Under 40. Bob lives with his wife Audra in Bellingham, Washington; they have two children at college.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/033.

Oct 18, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Jean Watson and we're talking about her new album Steady My Gaze.

About The Album:
Steady My Gaze features an abundance of Celtic-infused violin, Watson's signature haunting vocals, along with the special treat of stellar fret-work from master guitarist, Phil Keaggy and guest vocals from Tree63's John Ellis!

About The Artist:
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter and classically trained violinist Jean Watson delved into the Christian recording world in 2003. During a time of great brokenness in Jean’s life, her landlord accidentally heard her sing and donated money to make her first CD! She gave the CD away to anyone who would listen and soon was singing and speaking in churches, coffeehouses, homeless shelters, and prisons, sharing the story of how God was transforming her life.

Since that time, Jean’s voice and testimony of God's grace and healing have touched thousands of lives around the world. She has recorded seven albums to date including her latest CD, Steady My Gaze featuring Grammy nominated producer Billy Smiley, guitar virtuoso Phil Keaggy, and John Ellis of ‘Tree63’.

Jean’s musical style is eclectic and features an abundance of celtic-infused violin and Watson’s signature haunting vocals. She has been honored four times as the Best Female Praise and Worship Artist USA by the UK Christian Music Alliance. Watson can be heard worldwide on UCB Radio Ireland where she hosts a daily inspirational radio show. Watson has appeared on The 700 Club, TBN's Praise The Lord, Cornerstone Television Network's flagship show, Real Life, LeSea TV's The Harvest Show, CTN's Bridges and many more media outlets across the globe.

Though her ministry is now international, Jean is still passionate about bringing hope to the hopeless through words and music. Having performed in majestic cathedrals and grand concert halls, her favorite venues are still homeless shelters and prisons. When she is not traveling, Jean enjoys playing violin in the Kalamazoo Symphony, spending time with her family, and riding her horse, Rosie.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/032.

Oct 17, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Lorraine Marie Varela and we're talking about her book Powerful Moments in the Presence of God (Chosen Books, 2015).

About The Book:
Refresh Your Soul Today

You can experience the incredible joy of hearing God's voice and experiencing His love in a personal, life-transforming way--every day. These inspiring thoughts and corresponding Scriptures, accompanied by the author's spectacular photography, take only moments to read, but they will renew your mind, refocus your heart and usher you into the presence of the Almighty.

Come expectantly!

About The Author:
Lorraine Marie Varela is a professional photographer in the Seattle area who loves helping others experience the love of God not just in their heads but in their hearts. She is involved in leadership at Beit Tikvah House of Hope, a Foursquare Messianic congregation in Newcastle, Washington. Lorraine and her husband, Gabriel, have two grown daughters. Connect with her online at www.LorraineMarie.com.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/031.

Oct 13, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Jefferson Bethke and we're talking about his book It's Not What You Think: Why Christianity Is About So Much More Than Going to Heaven When You Die (Thomas Nelson, 2015).

About The Book:
New York Times best-selling author of Jesus > Religion challenges the accepted thinking of contemporary Christianity with the world-changing message Jesus actually brought.

Jesus was most upset at people for seeing but not seeing. For missing it. For succumbing to the danger and idolatry of forcing God into preconceived ideals. What if there were a better way? What if Jesus came not to help people escape the world but rather to restore it? Best-selling author and spoken word artist Jefferson Bethke says that “Christians have the greatest story ever told but we aren’t telling it.” So in this new book, Bethke tells that story anew, presenting God’s truths from the Old and the New Testaments as the challenging and compelling story that it is—a grand narrative with God at the center. And in doing so, Bethke reminds readers of the life-changing message of Jesus that turned the world upside-down, a world that God is putting back together.

About The Author:
Jefferson Bethke is the author of New York Times bestseller Jesus > Religion. Bethke’s message connects at a heart level with an audience ranging from atheists to nationally recognized religious leaders. He lives in Maui, Hawaii.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/030.

Sep 30, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Philip Comfort and we're talking about his book A Commentary on the Manuscripts and Text of the New Testament (Kregel Academic, 2015).

About The Book:
This small and insightful volume is an essential resource for the committed student of Greek New Testament. Using the same trim size as UBS and NA28 Greek New Testaments, this reference commentary, based on the latest research, is designed to aid the reader in understanding the textual reliability, variants, and translation issues for each passage in the New Testament.

Unlike any other commentary, this volume contains commentary on actual manuscripts rather than a single version of the Greek New Testament. There are nearly 6,000 existing manuscripts, and just as many textual variants, with thousands of manuscripts having been discovered since the time of the King James Version. This commentary is filled with notes on significant textual variants between these manuscripts.

About The Author:
For the last 25 years Philip Comfort has been a senior editor at Tyndale House Publishers. He has written two novels, three collections of poetry, and over fifteen volumes on New Testament studies. He and his wife Georgia live in South Carolina.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/029.

Sep 29, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Vance Christie and we're talking about his book Andrew Murray: Christ’s Anointed Minister to South Africa (Christian Focus, 2015).

About The Book:
In an era that saw many gifted and diligent ministers, missionaries and evangelists being used by God to powerfully advance Christ's Kingdom work in South Africa, Andrew Murray (1828-1917) emerged as that country's premier preacher, devotional writer and Church leader. Andrew Murray's writings and influence are still felt today and Vance Christie skillfully and faithfully brings his story to life for a new generation.

About The Author:
Vance Christie is a pastor and author best known for vivid retelling of missionary stories. He lives in Aurora, Nebraska and has previously written for the ‘Heroes of the Faith’ series. His website is www.vancechristie.com.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/028.

Sep 28, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Dr. Timothy Dailey and we’re talking about his new book The Paranormal Conspiracy: The Truth about Ghosts, Aliens and Mysterious Beings (Chosen Books, 2015).

About The Book:
Teenage vampires. UFO sightings. Alien invasions. Ghost stories. The zombie apocalypse.

You don't have to look far to see that today's pop culture is becoming increasingly dominated by paranormal beings. Topics that once belonged to the fringes of the occult world have suddenly found their way onto every television channel and magazine cover.

What does this mean for Christians? How do we respond to a culture saturated with the paranormal?

In this compelling book, Dr. Timothy Dailey explores the counterfeit spirituality of the paranormal world. By confronting these phenomena head-on, Dailey exposes the dark truth behind these tales.

In a world that fears an uncertain future, Dailey offers hope: a way back to the one true source of spiritual connection. The only one that can satisfy our souls.

About The Author:
Dr. Timothy Dailey is a Christian scholar and bestselling author whose books have sold more than 300,000 copies. He holds an M.A. from Wheaton College and a Ph.D. from Marquette University. Dr. Dailey has senior-level research and writing experience with major Christian ministries, including working in the public policy arena in Washington, D.C., as well as writing and editing commentaries for a nationally syndicated radio program. He has taught on the college level both at home and abroad, and his writings draw upon insights gained through a decade of overseas cross-cultural ministry. Dr. Dailey and his wife, Rebekka, have five children and live in Northern Virginia.

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/027.

Sep 25, 2015

Welcome to the Shaun Tabatt Show! Today my special guest is Justin Holcomb and we’re talking about his new book God Made All of Me: A Book to Help Children Protect Their Bodies (New Growth Press, 2015).

About The Book:
God Made Every Part of You!

It's easy to convey the message to children that their bodies or particular parts of their bodies are shameful. This misconception fuels confusion, embarrassment, and secrecy, and often prevents children from recognizing or reporting sexual abuse.

God Made All of Me is a simply-told, beautifully-illustrated story to help families talk about these sensitive issues with two- to eight-year-old children. Because the private parts of our bodies are private, the home is the ideal environment where a child should learn about his or her body and how it should be treated by others.

God Made All of Me starts from the fundamental truth that God created everything and applies that truth to kids and their bodies. It equips parents to talk with both boys and girls about their bodies and to help them understand the difference between the appropriate and inappropriate touch of others. God Made All of Me allows families to build a first line of defense against sexual abuse in the safety of their own homes.

God Made All of Me is the first children's book written by Rid of My Disgrace authors Justin and Lindsey Holcomb. Parents of young children themselves, the Holcombs regularly counsel victims of sexual abuse and are profoundly aware of the dangers kids face. Their simple and relatable story, designed to help children protect their bodies, will be an important resource for every family with young children.

  • Simple, relatable story for two- to eight-year-old children, designed to help them protect their bodies.
  • Includes colorful, age-appropriate illustrations.
  • Conveys a clear message that God made every part of the human body and that every part is, therefore, good (the doctrine of creation.
  • Gently opens the conversation about sexual abuse that every family needs to have.
  • Facilitates open conversations about appropriate and inappropriate touch.
  • Overcomes confusion, secrecy, and embarrassment about bodies with truth.


About The Author:
Justin Holcomb, PhD, is an Episcopal priest and professor of theology and Christian thought at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and Reformed Theological Seminary. He is the author of On the Grace of God, Know the Heretics, and Know the Creeds and Councils, as well as the coauthor of Is It My Fault? and Rid of My Disgrace. He also serves on the boards for REST (Real Escape from the Sex Trade) and GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in Christian Environments).

For additional show notes, visit ShaunTabatt.com/026.

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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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