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New Devotional Book Inspires Readers to Live Beyond Their Health Issues

A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings – Available July 16, 2019 
Nacogdoches, TX – Often a medical diagnosis can be life-changing. The unknown can become overwhelming and all consuming.  Fear can take over our thinking and rob us of our joy.  However, the new book, A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings, challenges these concepts by sharing true stories of patients who chose to not be defined by their diagnosis. Written by Dr. Charles Page, A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE will be available July 16, published by Morgan James Faith.   Known as “the best guy to know on the worst day of your life,” Dr. Page is a Texas-based surgeon, author, and storyteller. For the past twenty years he has served as a healer for thousands of patients and a confidant for their loved ones. With A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE, Dr. Page has compiled some of the most inspiring stories of his career. As he walked with each extraordinary patient through their medical journey, Dr. Page experienced firsthand their life lessons that made them better, not bitter. Their lives are filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment during life’s most difficult seasons.    A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE was written to help those who are in the throes of health issues to know that they are not alone, to respond with faith, to focus on helping others, to experience freedom from worry, and to find courage by hearing the stories of others.   “I wanted to write a book that would encourage those who may be facing the biggest challenge of their lives,” explains Dr. Page. “Often people feel alone in their health struggles, so by sharing these true stories of some of my patients over the years, I hope that readers can re-frame their mindset.  These patients had a depth of character, determination of spirit, and passion for life that defies human explanation.  Their lives can help others realize that their challenges can become their biggest blessings.”   A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE FOR THE SICK AND SUFFERING: Transforming your Greatest Challenges Into Your Biggest Blessings by Dr. Charles Page, available now in e-book format, and July 16, 2019 in print.  A SPOONFUL OF COURAGE is published by Morgan James Faith.




Pastor and award-winning author Rankin Wilbourne and Christian philosopher Brian Gregor, Ph.D. release The Cross Before Me: Reimagining the Way to the Good Life Sept. 1, 2019 from David C Cook. This unique book offers a provocative perspective on God’s design for the cross and explores how the way of the cross is the path to life, happiness and being human.

Drawing on biblical truths, historical writings and modern examples, Wilbourne and Gregor challenge readers to think of the cross not only as the instrument of their eternal salvation, but as the way to a good and beautiful life here and now.

Written for anyone who wonders what the shape of Jesus’ life has to teach about finding the life he promises, The Cross Before Me is meant to help readers reimagine the good life as they learn to embrace the life-giving weakness of the cross as the only path to true fullness and abundance in Christ.

“Finding strength in weakness and victory in surrender is not something that comes naturally to us,” says Wilbourne. “Instead, we’ve come to believe that the path to joy is hard work, success in our endeavors and the favor of God. The call of discipleship, to take up one’s cross and follow the suffering Savior, feels out of date and vague.

“We believe the cross has something to teach us, all of us, about what it means to live a fully human life here and now,” continues Wilbourne. “The cross is God’s wisdom for human flourishing. Not only is the cross an instrument for our salvation, it also sets a pattern for the art of living.”

Gregor adds, “In the ancient world, the cross of Christ was a scandal to Roman, Greek and Jewish minds. It was foolishness to believe that almighty God would reveal himself in such a humble fashion. Part of our burden in this project is to recover this scandal for an audience that has domesticated the cross or reduced it to merely the private place where Jesus died for your personal sins.”

The goal of the book is to make the theology of the cross accessible and practical for a broad audience. Wilbourne and Gregor provide perspective on how the call to Christ’s cross is in fact a call to joy, not just for eternity, but for life today. Filled with useful ideas for how to integrate life and work, reinterpret life’s goals through Jesus’ example and embrace the only outlook on life that will satisfy, The Cross Before Me focuses on the cruciform way, giving readers the opportunity to experience God’s way to the good and beautiful life based on Isaiah 30:21, which says, “This is the way, walk in it.”

About Rankin Wilbourne:

Rankin Wilbourne is senior pastor of Pacific Crossroads Church in Los Angeles, a growing church with multiple locations, which has planted and is planting churches around the city of Los Angeles. With a passion for bringing together great historical theology with modern cultural concerns, he is the author of Union With Christ, winner of the 2017 Christian Book Award for New Author and named one of the top books of 2016 by John Piper’s Desiring God ministry. As a former commercial banker, Wilbourne understands the “gap” between the gospel preached on Sunday and the world people face on Monday, and he’s concerned with drawing connections between what we believe and how we live. Growing up near New Orleans, training at Princeton Theological Seminary and spending time as the Minister of Teaching and Missions at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Wilbourne now resides with his wife, Morgen, and their three children in Los Angeles.

About Brian Gregor:

Brian Gregor (Ph.D., Boston College) is associate professor of Philosophy and teaches courses in philosophy, philosophy of religion and religious studies at California State University, Dominguez Hills. He is the author of numerous articles and books, including A Philosophical Anthropology of the Cross: the Cruciform Self and just finished a book on Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy of religion, Ricoeur’s Hermeneutics of Religion: Rebirth of the Capable Self. His research concerns the relation between religious faith and human subjectivity. Originally from Canada, Gregor lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Meg, and their two children.

About David C Cook:

David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 170 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces over one-third of the top 500 praise and worship songs sung around the world. Additional information can be found at

Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer 

Season Two Premieres Exclusively on Amazon Prime Series is one of the only faith-based TV series on the Amazon Platform
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Television series and audio podcast Dinner Conversations with Mark Lowry and Andrew Greer launched in 2017 as one of the only episodic faith-based video podcasts.  The trendsetting show continues to break ground through a new partnership with Amazon Prime, debuting its second season on the popular platform today.     Dinner Conversations Season Two can be viewed here.      Continuing with the concept that communion begins with good conversation, and good conversation often begins around the dinner table, Lowry and Greer spend quality time discussing thought-provoking topics with best-selling authors, top musical artists, and culture influencers.   Season Two boasts the series’ strongest line-up to date, featuring notable guests including Today show host Kathie Lee Gifford, pop singer-songwriter Amy Grant, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, American Idol’s Danny Gokey, Billy Graham’s family – Will Graham and Gigi Graham, GRAMMY® nominee Crystal Lewis, R&B singer-turned-pastor Montell Jordan, and CNN Hero Becca Stevens. Topics include dealing with depression, race relations, caring for aging parents, and life after divorce.   “We are thrilled to bring Dinner Conversations to the Amazon Prime platform,” shares Chris Bueno, President of Ocean Avenue Entertainment. “Since it’s launch, the show has provided a unique combination of entertainment, laughter, and serious discussion. We are confident that the series will find a whole new, engaged audience that is hungry for an honest conversation on the convergence of faith and daily life.”   During its first season, Dinner Conversations consistently topped the podcast charts, debuting at #1 on iTunes’ Video Podcast Chart (Religion & Spirituality) and #7 on iTunes’ Overall Video Podcast chart. “I never knew our little show that could would go all the way to Amazon Prime,” stated co-host Mark Lowry. “And to think I’m retired!”    Produced and directed by Andrew Greer, Dinner Conversations is co-produced by Mark Lowry and Celeste Winstead. Chris Cameron of Center Street Media serves as Assistant Director.  “In a culture driven by being connected, we are finding ourselves increasingly disconnected,” Greer shares. “I think engaging in face-to-face conversation will be the fulcrum that helps us reconnect with who we are as humans – and so to feel a little less alone in life.”   After the initial launch on Amazon, viewers will continue to enjoy Dinner Conversations   Season Two on additional platforms beginning April 22, including YouTube, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, SoundCloud and many other popular audio and video podcast outlets. The show will also continue to be syndicated nationally each week on Cornerstone Television Network. For more information about the show visit: For more information on Mark Lowry, visit: For more information on Andrew Greer, visit:   About Ocean Avenue Entertainment: 
Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. is the destination for productions that offer hope to audiences looking for inspiration in entertainment. Ocean Avenue is committed to releasing inspiring and redemptive films and television programming. Its distribution strategy optimizes each release platform to find the widest possible audience theatrically on VOD, DVD and ultimately on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. For more information, please visit


Ireland Native’s Shame-Shattering Message of Courageous Vulnerability Resonates With American Audience

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 28, 2019) — We Are Messengers will release its new EP, Honest, on Friday, March 29 via Curb | Word Entertainment. Hailed as “both carefully genuine and creatively brilliant” by New Release Today, the six-song set — produced by Tedd T. (Francesca Battistelli, Stars Go Dim) and Benjamin Backus (for KING & COUNTRY, Blanca) — marks the Dove Award-nominated act’s first new project since its self-titled debut album.
Honest’s first single, “Maybe It’s Ok” — the band’s fastest-rising single — immediately resonated with people from all walks of life with its message of raw transparency and no-holds-barred empathy.

“This is our record that says, ‘We get it. I know how you feel. There’s no quick solution to any of this, but I’m going to stay with you and I’m going to walk with you,’” shares We Are Messengers frontman Darren Mulligan. “Some heartaches last a lifetime. Some scars don’t go away. We’re singing songs about being busted, broken and messy and our God meets us in that humanity. We’re singing songs about people like me.”

Now sitting at No. 3 and rising on the Billboard and Mediabase charts, No. 8 on Billboard’s Hot Chart, and with 7.5 million on-demand streams, “Maybe It’s Ok” has grown beyond the bounds of music and become a movement of radical self-acceptance. On, fans can anonymously share their personal stories and struggles in a safe space and see they’re not alone. Over 1,000 entries have been submitted to date, with fans revealing their struggles with issues ranging from grief and loss, to mental illness and addiction, to sexual abuse and human trafficking.

Honest is the most truthful, raw and personal record we have made,” adds Darren. “We’ve pushed ourselves to be vulnerable, to share our heartache, loneliness and joy so that everyone who listens can have permission to share theirs, too.”
Honest track listing:

1. Honest
2. Abide
3. Maybe It’s Ok
4. The Devil Is A Liar
5. Wolves 6. Gold And Glory
Catch We Are Messengers on the road on with TobyMac on the 37-city “Hits Deep Tour.” For tickets and tour info, visit
We Are Messengers is a band focused on spreading the message of God’s love and using songs born from their own struggles to impact the lives of their audiences. Originally from Ireland, lead singer Darren Mulligan and wife Heidi moved to the U.S. and saw their music career explode with their self-titled debut album in 2016. The album earned them their first Dove Award nomination for New Artist of the Year and included Top 5 hits “Everything Comes Alive,” “Magnify” and “Point to You.” They now return with new music featuring lead single “Maybe It’s Ok,” already a fan-favorite at We Are Messengers’ legendary live shows, which attract a wide range of people searching for hope and meaning. Their live show will reach new fans this year as they head out with TobyMac on the “Hits Deep Tour.” The band has also had placements in films and television, including The Shack and MTV’s Coupled. For more information, visit

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Powerful documentary chronicles the transparent and honest last days of a woman and her breast cancer journey

  THE LONG GOODBYE: The Kara Tippetts Story – Available on DVD and VOD Platforms Today “The impact of her life was huge. I’m blessed to know her.” – Joanna Gaines
Los Angeles, Calif. – Today, on the 4th anniversary of Kara Tippetts passing, a highly anticipated documentary releases that shares her powerful story of living and dying with grace, humor, and dignity. Including interviews and conversations with including Joanna Gaines, Ann Voskamp, Ellie Holcomb, Jim Daly, and Joni Eareckson Tada, THE LONG GOODBYE: The Kara Tippetts Story shines in its authenticity.   “I want more of what Kara Tippetts had.”  – Ann Voskamp,    In 2014 and 2015, Kara vulnerably and transparently allowed the world to experience her daily life through her blog – Mundane Faithfulness, sharing her insights as a pastor’s wife, a mother of four, and a friend who was facing a terminal cancer diagnosis.     Kara’s story became headline news after a letter she wrote to Brittany Maynard-who was also dying of cancer, went viral. Although Kara and Brittany were on opposite sides of this controversial subject, the dialogue they started was thoughtful and needed-and as always when Kara was concerned, wrapped in grace and love. Kara also wrote three books, became an award-winning author, and impacted thousands of people around the world through her videos and blogs.   Filmmakers Jay and Sofia Lyons came upon Kara’s story, and instantly wanted to help. What began as a short video for her blog blossomed into creating a feature-length film, documenting her final days, and sharing her compelling story.   “Sharing this time with her family was nothing short of a holy experience.”  – Sofia Lyons, filmmaker.   Kara’s life impacted readers of all demographics, including cultural influencers who were touched by her life’s message and simply wanted to help. Many shared her posts. Others became personal friends. Others reached out in creative ways. Travis Cottrell, Selah, and filmmaker Sofia J. recorded music for the project. Documented in THE LONG GOODBYE are a house concert performed by Ellie Holcomb, creative mentorship from Ann Voskamp, friendship with Joni Eareckson Tada, and a very personal gift to Kara’s family from Joanna Gaines.   Jay shares, “Kara was all about living in community. Even in her suffering and dying, she opened herself up more, which is highly unusual. She allowed her friends and even her readers to grieve alongside her, which was truly an unintended healing gift for us all. One part of this movie is about how to ‘die well,’ but another huge part of it is how to ‘live well’.”    “I think Kara and I both understand that deep suffering stretches the capacity of the soul.”  – Joni Eareckson Tada   Sofia continues, “Kara’s life and legacy has made an incredible impact on our lives. To be able to explore what it means to face a terminal illness. To help us understand how God is with us in our suffering. To learn what it means to say goodbye…”   In association with Freely, LLC, THE LONG GOODBYE: The Kara Tippetts Story was created by Jay Lyons Productions, and is distributed through Ocean Avenue Entertainment.  About Ocean Avenue Entertainment:  Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. is the destination for productions that offer hope to audiences looking for inspiration in entertainment. Ocean Avenue is committed to releasing inspiring and redemptive films and television programming. Its distribution strategy optimizes each release platform to find the widest possible audience theatrically on VOD, DVD and ultimately on streaming sites like Netflix and Amazon Prime. For more information, please visit www.oceanave.tvAbout Freely: Freely specializes in projects that touch the human spirit.  Freely is building content across all platforms including film, TV, live events, digital media, and has recently launched a talent management division.   About Jay Lyons Productions: Jay Lyons Productions is a boutique production company specializing in creating soul-stirring content for television, film, and digital media.  JLP has produced for most major networks, including MTV, CBS, TLC, NBC, Spotify, and Discovery.


“My Deliverer” follows success of CRC Weekly chart-topper ‘Trust Him’
March 20, 2019 (Springdale, Ark.) – Worship leader and cancer survivor Melinda McGlasson announces today’s release of “My Deliverer,” the newest single from her EP titled “Heaven to Me.” The single will be serviced to Christian AC and Christian CHR-formatted radio outlets. “My Deliverer” was written by Matt Armstrong, Nicole Serrano and Micah Kuiper. The release of “Heaven to Me,” produced by Eric Copeland and Jonathan Crone, follows McGlasson’s radio success with “Trust Him,” a single that climbed to No. 1 on the CRC Weekly chart. McGlasson, who is a worship leader alongside her husband and pastor, Dallas McGlasson, at Connection Church in Guymon, has been on a personal roller coaster for the past couple of years. In August 2015, the mother of three was diagnosed with what appeared to be ovarian cancer. After receiving prayers for healing from all over the world, McGlasson underwent surgery to remove what was revealed to be a non-malignant mass. Three months later, after McGlasson began losing her voice, she, once again, received a cancer diagnosis. “On November 14, 2015, I had a total thyroidectomy and found out that I had Stage 3 thyroid cancer,” McGlasson said. “In the Book of James, Paul talks about counting it all joy when you face various trials and temptations. Although my body went through some hardships, I can truly say I count it all joy because God has been glorified and people have been encouraged to fight the good fight of faith.” In May 2017, McGlasson experienced another miracle in her life when she received a call from an agency that connects adoptees and biological families to discover health histories. McGlasson, who was adopted as an infant, took the call, expecting the agency to ask her to perform at an event, given her background. Instead, the agency was calling to tell McGlasson that her birth mother had thyroid cancer and was trying to contact her to alert her to news of her biological family’s health history, a fact the singer, ironically, had already discovered. “In one day I went from being an only child to finding out I had a birth mother, three sisters, three brothers-in-law, and six nieces and nephews,” she said, “God expanded my heart to love all of them immediately!” The topsy turvey of McGlasson’s life only enriches her testimony.
“I think the Lord likes to keep me on my toes to show me that He’s in charge,” McGlasson said. To learn more about McGlasson, visit, like McGlasson on Facebook and follow her on Twitter and Instagram.


Tour Starts Next Week, March 21

New EP Coming April 26, The Beauty In Tragedy

AWAKEN I AM have released a brand new video for “Kin,” from their upcoming EP The Beauty In Tragedy, set for release on April 26, 2019. The five song collection plays as a tribute to their late guitarist Connor Verner-Oakley, and features the previously released song/video “Dissolution,” with “Kin” and three new tracks dedicated to Oakley.

“Kin” Music Video Now Playing

“What would you say to someone who took a loved one from you if you had the chance?” asks drummer Luke McKenzie. “Part of dealing with the loss of our brother Connor was coming to terms that he was taken from us far too soon and the anger stemming from that. ‘Kin’ was our chance to bring those emotions to the surface and say what we needed towards the responsible party.”

To hear from AWAKEN I AM themselves, the band will host a public Q&A on Monday, March 18 via ‘Ask Me Anything’ at r/posthardcore.

[Scheduled to begin @ 7PM EST (US) Monday / 9AM AEST (Australia) Tuesday].

Next Thursday March 21, the band begins their second tour of 2019 as support for Slaves. With the EP set for release on April 26, the band will kick off their North American tour (supporting Secrets), which will bring the bands dynamic live show to Canadian audiences for the first time, before wrapping up in Fresno on June 1.

The Beauty In Tragedy

1 – Kin

2 – By Your Side

3 – Dissolution

4 – Indifference

5 – The Stages Of Grief




“So Will I (100 Billion X)” Receives RIAA Gold Certification with Over 108 Million Career Streams;

U.S. Arena Tour Kicks Off April 25

LOS ANGELES (March 15, 2019) — Multi-platinum selling and award-winning group, Hillsong UNITED announces the release of their highly anticipated album, “PEOPLE.” Slated to debut worldwide on April 26, the live project with twelve new songs is available for preorder today and features the brand new single “Another in the Fire” (listen to and watch the song here).  In addition, “So Will I (100 Billion X),” one of UNITED’s biggest songs to date, has been certified Gold by RIAA with over 108 million career streams.

Returning to their roots, to where it all began, “PEOPLE” pays homage to the group’s core mission; unity… a simple, yet most powerful message that’s needed in the world today more than ever.

“The hope for the project is simply understanding the power of music as a means of bringing people together, and letting it serve as a reminder that in our culture––the call to love our neighbor is a revolutionary act that perhaps rings louder now than ever.” says UNITED’s Joel Houston. “If there’s one thing that music can do better than anything else on earth, is its innate ability to unify people. It’s the essence at the heart of what UNITED has always been about––and what we want this project to represent more than anything––bringing people together, from every different walk of life, with all our differing experiences, circumstances, and perspectives––and finding songs that give us reason to sing as individuals with a common voice.”

Recorded live in Sydney, Australia, “PEOPLE” features three previously released tracks, including “As You Find Me,” “Good Grace,” and “Whole Heart (Hold Me Now).” Debuting in December 2018, “Good Grace” set the record as UNITED’s highest streaming street week career single, which “Whole Heart” subsequently broke by an increase of 12% upon its release in January 2019. Their latest song “As You Find Me” has already garnered 8.2+ million global streams/YouTube views to date, while “Whole Heart” and “Good Grace” have amassed over 31.8+ million global streams (including YouTube views) collectively.

In support of their new music, Hillsong UNITED will return to the United States for the first time in nearly three years for their highly anticipated USA‘The People Tour MMXIX.’ The arena circuit will kick off on April 25 in Austin, Texas and include stops in major markets across the nation before culminating at New York City’s Madison Square Garden on July 2. Tickets are on sale now at

Hillsong UNITED is comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, and undisputedly one of the genre’s most influential artists in the history of contemporary Christian music. The group has sold more than 4.7 million albums globally and garnered over 3 billion worldwide career streams to date. Their most recent album “Wonder” (2017) rocketed to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Christian Albums chart and No. 21 on the Billboard Top 200 and set the record for the most streamed album in Christian music history (U.S.) during street week with over 4.6 million streams. Hillsong UNITED remains the No. 1 Christian artist on all social media platforms with over 10.5 million fans combined.

For more information, visit or @hillsongunited on all social platforms.

Official track listing for “PEOPLE”:

  1. Ready or Not
  2. Here’s to the One
  3. Might Sound Wild
  4. Whole Heart (Hold Me Now)
  5. As You Find Me
  6. Clean
  7. Starts and Ends
  8. Highlands
  9. Holy Ground
  10. Another in the Fire
  11. Good Grace
  12. Echoes (Till We See the Other Side)

About Hillsong UNITED: 

Hillsong UNITED is a multi-award-winning, platinum-selling artist whose chart successes (repeatedly no. 1 on Billboard’s Christian charts and up to #5 on Billboard 200) are only bested by the millions of lives they’ve impacted across the globe. Reporting over 50 million people singing from the Hillsong catalogue songs every Sunday, the modest band born from a youth ministry out of Hillsong Church in Australia, touts a reach of over 10 million across all major social network platforms to date, including 2.1 billion minutes garnered from YouTube viewers. Comprised of an evolving, eclectic mix of musicians and songwriters, the band is led by Joel Houston and Taya, names that have become synonymous with Christian radio, dominating airwaves with every new release. Their last four studio albums have each topped the USA Christian chart, with “Zion” and “Empires” charting no. 1 (“Zion” recently also went Gold in the U.S.); “Oceans,” written by Houston and band member Matt Crocker recently went triple platinum in the States, counting 200+ million streams and reigning on top of the Christian songs chart for a record 54 weeks. In studio, on tour or at home, Hillsong UNITED is committed to writing songs that speak truth, create a unique sound and connect people everywhere with God, evident by the success they’ve seen globally. With over 50 countries and six continents visited, Hillsong UNITED continues to sell out arenas and stadiums around the world, including sold-out nights at the Forum, STAPLES Center and The Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, The Toyota Center, Oracle Arena, Air Canada Arena, American Airlines Arena (Miami and Dallas), and Red Rocks to scratch the surface. Hillsong UNITED functions from the deep understanding that everything they do is an expression of a really extraordinary God doing what only He can do, through really ordinary people.


“Waterfall” releases to Christian AC and CHR radio
March 14, 2019 (Nashville, Tennessee) – “Waterfall,” a new single from Horizon Music, the worship team at Horizon Community Church, is being released today to Christian AC and CHR-formatted radio outlets. The new song is from the album titled “Victory,” which has been released by Maranatha/Capitol Records. A lyric video for “Waterfall” is available at YouTube. Horizon Music, based at the multi-campus church southwest of Portland, Oregon, is comprised of Tiffany Ordóñez, Candice Russell, Elliott Otteson, Stephanie Campbell and Aaron Russell. Candice Russell co-wrote “Waterfall” with Dave Lubben, who also served as co-producer with Aaron Russell. The worship band started with the idea of creating current sounding music for a young generation of music listeners, with the goal that the worship music would be done so well and with mainstream pop sounds that the music would be interesting to those who may not have been willing to listen before. “Our hope is that a young generation of believers and nonbelievers alike will listen to this music with joy and abandon, hearing the good news of the Gospel in the sweet spot of their favorite genre,” said Ordóñez, lead worship pastor at Horizon Community Church. “We are praying and believing that more people will fall in love with Jesus because of these new and current worship sounds.” For more information about Horizon Music, visit, like on Facebook or Instagram.


Intriguing Book, Israel Rising, Documents the Amazing Transformation of the Land of Israel Through Stunning Before and After Photographs
Doug Hershey, the author of the Number 1 Amazon Best Seller, Israel Rising, is scheduled to join host Erick Stakelbeck on The Watchman on TBN this Friday, March 15, 2019. Pictured (L to R): Hershey and Stakelbeck. (Ezra Adventures photo) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 13, 2019) – Best selling author Doug Hershey is scheduled to appear as a guest on the influential television show, The Watchman, with host Erick Stakelbeck on the Trinity Broadcasting Network on Friday, March 15, 2019. The pre-recorded episode is scheduled to air at 10:30 p.m. EST, and will be rebroadcast on Saturday morning, March 16, 2019, at 6 a.m. EST, the following Wednesday, March 20, 2019, at 2:30 a.m. EST and 6:30 p.m. EST, and the following Friday morning, March 22, 2019, at 5 a.m. EST.

Stakelbeck, who serves as Director of Christians United for Israel’s CUFI Watchman Project, has spent nearly two decades covering the Middle East and national security issues in-depth: traveling to the region, interviewing world leaders and wanted terrorists, and highlighting the shared threats to America and Israel. In the prerecorded interview, he and Hershey discuss issues surrounding the modern nation of Israel, and the unique perspective of how the physical land has responded to the inhabitants since the establishment of Israel as a modern nation on May 14, 1948, as documented by Hershey’s Amazon chart-topping book, Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens.    “I love Erick’s reporting from Israel and his no nonsense style. I have followed his work on The Watchman for years,” says Hershey. “We are both from the Northeast of the U.S. and I enjoyed our connection both on and off camera. He immediately understood and loved the vision of Israel Rising, and that shows in the interview!”    Fans who don’t have access to the broadcast will be able to access Hershey’s interview online at   New book, Israel Rising (hard cover, 208 pages), which has hit Number 1 on five separate Amazon Best Seller charts, was released to coincide with the 70th anniversary celebration of the rebirth of the nation of Israel. (Cover image courtesy of Citadel Press)

Israel Rising, which was launched to celebrate the anniversary of the formal establishment of the modern State of Israel 70 years ago on May 14,1948, has recently captured the Number 1 spot on five separate Amazon sales charts, including the online behemoth’s General Israel Travel Guides chart, Christian Books & Bibles: Prophecies chart, Israel & Palestine History chart, History of Judaism chart, and Torah chart.
The title continues to maintain a solid presence on those lists.
As this intriguing book continues to enthrall readers, it has propelled its author further into the limelight as a guest on multiple media outlets and broadcast programs, including CBN’s The 700 Club, The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family, The Eric Metaxas Show, Cornerstone TV’s Real Life, Bill Martinez Live!, Jerusalem Dateline, The Jim Bakker Show, El Shaddai Ministries with Pastor Mark Biltz, Israel’s 70th Project (Curt Landry Ministries), Jewish Voice with Jonathan Bernis, Friends and NeighborsAtlanta Live, The Meeting House on Faith Radio, and Prophecy Watchers, among others.
Based on biblical prophecy found in Ezekiel 36, the gorgeously illustrated four-color Israel Rising gift book includes more than 175 photos from photojournalist Elise Monique Theriault, comparing vintage pictures of the Holy Land to current pictures taken from the same angle, revealing the miraculous transformation of the region from a barren wasteland to a thriving modern nation since the rebirth of Israel.   
“At the dawn of Israel’s 70th year, Doug Hershey’s new book, Israel Rising, is right on time,” declares former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Danny Ayalon. “The photographic evidence presented of the restoration of the Land of Israel is nothing less than miraculous. As you view ancient prophecy through a modern lens, over 100 then-and-now photos come alive side by side.” 
The Israel Rising companion music CD from City of Peace Media, Israel Rising: The Land of Israel Reawakens, features 14 songs with a heart for Israel (various artists). (Cover image courtesy of City of Peace Media)

In addition to the book, City of Peace Media has also produced a companion music CD, Israel Rising: The Land of Israel Reawakens, featuring 14 songs with a heart for Israel (various artists), and a stunning four-color Israel Rising 70th Anniversary Commemorative 14-month calendar (April 2018-May 2019), featuring images from the book and annotated with all of the Jewish holidays and anniversary dates associated with this momentous anniversary year in Israel’s history. Both the calendar and the music CD are available from City of Peace Media and Ezra Adventures.

The Israel Rising book released on February 28, 2018 from Citadel Press (an imprint of Kensington Publishing Company). With a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $34.95, Israel Rising is distributed to the trade by Penguin Random House and is available at all major online and brick & mortar book retailers, including Books-A-Million, Barnes & Noble, Lifeway Christian Stores, Christian Book Distributors, Amazon, and wherever books are sold.        For more information on Israel Rising: Ancient Prophecy/Modern Lens, visit and make sure to watch Doug Hershey’s four-minute Israel Rising video  (  
  For more information or to purchase the Israel Rising: The Land of Israel Reawakens music CD, and the Israel Rising 70th Anniversary Commemorative 14-month calendar (April 2018-May 2019), visit,, or