If you've ever eaten at Wendy's or used an ipod, your life has been impacted by adoption, according to the author of the new book, Chosen for Greatness, who's the adoptive father of three boys.
Paul Batura serves as vice president of communications for Focus on the Family, and in his book, Chosen for Greatness: How Adoption Changes the World, he shares the stories of 15 famous people who've accomplished extraordinary things. But beyond their achievements, each story reveals the transformative power of adoption.
Batura, 44, a New York-native and former journalist with Long Island's Newsday, now resides in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Julie, and their three adopted sons. more >>
Tim Tebow is helping his father reveal a recent Parkinson's diagnosis to the world, and says the disease isn't going to stop either of them from spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
On the heels of releasing his second book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, Tebow says his emotions were shaken to the core after discovering that his father has Parkinson's disease. The 29-year-old NFL player-turned-professional baseball hopeful is opening up about learning that his missionary father, Bob Tebow, was diagnosed with the disorder that is known to cause excessive tremors and affect the central nervous system.
"My dad has Parkinson's disease. He was diagnosed last spring," Tim told People magazine before explaining the emotions that ran through him after finding out. "It wasn't a good night. I got really emotional." more >>
Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump appears to no longer consider the Holy Bible his favorite book, having named two books he wrote instead.
A.J. Calloway of Extra recently interviewed Trump on a series of topics, ranging from what he plans to do, if elected, on his first one hundred days as president to what is his favorite movie.
Tim Tebow's new book, Shaken: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms, now includes a companion YouVersion Bible app devotional along with a Bible study book that will be released next month.
After the October release of his book, the 29-year-old athlete and author started November with the release of a YouVersion five-day Bible study, Shaken Bible Study: Discovering Your True Identity in the Midst of Life's Storms by Tebow, released by publishers WaterBrook & Multnomah.
In the Bible study book, which will be released on Dec. 20, Tebow mixes devotional content with Bible verses for an interactive experience in which questions are posed to readers. more >>
"I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser . . . Abide in me, and I in you." – Jesus (John 15:1,4)
I can't tell you how many theologicalish books I have started and never finished (almost every one I own — don't judge). Recently, though, I got my hands on one I couldn't put down. Andrew Murray's Abide in Christ is a treasure chest full of spiritually-revitalizing wisdom.
If you are someone who knows you should abide in Jesus and wants to abide in Jesus but are kind of lost as to what it actually means and looks like to abide in Jesus, go order Abide in Christ today. more >>
For most Americans, the last day of October is a time of trick-or-treating, costumes, candy, and various spooky things from horror movies to haunted houses.
Halloween, the holiday most known for its playful scaring and bags of sweets, is most closely associated by mainstream culture with Oct. 31.
However, for hundreds of churches across the United States and many others throughout global Protestantism, Oct. 31 is a time to remember the birth of the Reformation. more >>