Author: Miranda A. Uyeh

Movie Review ~ Church People

Category Christian Genre Church/Gospel/Comedy Rating 3.5 Stars Review Church People is a comedic story that highlights the gimmicks being used by some mega churches or individuals to attract attention in the name of preaching the gospel. While the story is essentially serious, tucked in the right places are the comedic effects and lovable (but cliché) characters. Though the story is pretty much predictable, the theme, though, is unique in the sense that it’s not common in this genre, and execution was near perfect. It was engaging start to finish, and the actors gave just he right amount to delight—never too light, never too heavy. It was interesting to note that there were multiple lessons to be learned, but none of it came off as preachy, but rather,  well-delivered parts of the plot. Church people is a lovely choice if you’re in search of a movie with a serious theme delivered in a lighter mode in a fun and hilarious way. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. My …

Movie Review ~ Dolphin Island

Category Christian Genre Drama/Family Rating 2.5 Stars Review Dolphin Island is the story of a teenage girl being raised by her grandfather, and together, they face a tough situation stemming from a family feud that began years ago. Eventually they overcome, and gain more than they ever had, wrapping up the story with a nice “happily-ever-after” bow. While the theme is sweet and interesting, execution of certain parts of the plot did not translate into the best professional output. Much of it can be overlooked to enjoy the story, but not necessarily ignored. And there’s also the numerous clichés. Overall, it’s a sweet story, but doesn’t offer more than that—sweetness. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to Entertainment Squad for a free screener in exchange for my honest opinion.

TV Show Review ~ Cubekins By Brain Pixel

Category Christian/Moral Genre Children Rating 4 Stars Review Cubekins is a wonderful children’s TV show with the objective of not only entertaining kids of 4 – 7 years old, but also teaching them important Christian and moral values, even using simple and catchy songs that kids can easily learn and sing along to. Each episode has a specific lesson which is carefully laid out in a themed storyline, and in the end, the beauty of God’s Word shines through in practical and every day activities that kids can understand. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. Many thanks to Brainy Pixel for providing a free screener in exchange for my honest opinion.

Book Review ~ The Light of His Presence by Anne Graham Lotz

About the Book ECPA BESTSELLER • The beloved Bible teacher and daughter of Billy Graham shares a rich treasury of her personal prayers to guide you into deeper, more intimate daily conversations with God. Why is it that as soon as we bow our heads to pray, we start thinking of other things we need to do? How do we make time to pray in the middle of our busy lives? And how do we know what to say and how to say it? Like many of us, Anne Graham Lotz has struggled with prayer. Over the years, she discovered that writing out her prayers draws her into deeper, more intimate conversations with God.  The Light of His Presence offers forty of these tender, honest prayers for real-life situations as an invitation to deepen your own prayer life through worship, confession, thanksgiving, and intercession. You’ll be encouraged to lean more fully into God’s promises through this power-packed devotional resource, which includes inspiring quotes from Christians throughout the ages and also has space to journal your own words …

Book Review ~ Down to the Potter’s House By Annette Valentine

About the Book Down to the Potter’s House is a 1921-1942 historic novel that takes the tenacious Gracie Maxwell from the quicksand of mediocrity to higher ground as she climbs and never stops. Across the way, evil is beginning to bubble beneath the surface and only one soul will buoy and begin to float as the flood waters rise. Not everyone has escaped the lies that are holding them hostage. Fortified with bully-proofed valor to ride out the undercurrents, the Maxwell clan lays bare the daunting portrayal of what matters most in life ― family, faith, love ― and the main attractions are given their shot at setting the captives free. Category Fiction/Christian Genre Women’s Fiction Rating 5 Stars Review Down to the Potter’s House is an amazing story of a family that rose from the brink of utter destruction and betrayal to a place of triumph. The lead heroine, Gracie Maxwell, went through a season of breaking and remolding in the hands of her Father in heaven, the Great Potter. Much of her pain never …

Movie Review ~ Before the Wrath

About the Movie Based on true discoveries from the time of Christ. While scholars debate the timing of the Rapture, the world has forgotten why this event is prophesied to occur in the first place; knowledge that was once understood by those in the first century. Today, researchers in the Middle-East have rediscovered ancient anthropological evidence that reveals how and why the Rapture must occur; unveiling new biblical insight that will reignite hope for believers and prepare the world for what’s coming. Narrated by Kevin Sorbo and featuring:  Jack Hibbs – Theologist and host of “Real Life” on SiriusXM Amir Tsarfati – Founder and President of Behold Israel Jan Markell – Founder of Olive Tree Ministries JD Farag – Theologist and Eschatologist Scott McConnell – Exec. Director of Lifeway Research Jay McCarl – Ancient Middle Eastern Anthropologist Lizette Dillinger – Qualitative Director of LifeWay Research To access the YouVersion 5 day reading Bible plan, visit this page.   Category Religious/Christian Genre Christianity/Christian Living/Rapture Rating 5 Stars Review Before the Wrath dives deeply into one of Christianity’s most profound mysteries, the Rapture, …

A Journey of Hope

Jim and I becoming pregnant with our baby, James, was one of the best and trying seasons of our lives. It was an experience like other. In the first trimester I suffered from depression, and the consequence was a loss of my sense of creativity; I also couldn’t hear from God. We visited a psychiatrist who was of great help, and after some sessions prescribed a drug for hormonal balance. By my second trimester, I was back to my normal self. My creativity was restored and I could hear God again. I went back to working on post-production of our forthcoming movie, The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland, a funny Christmas movie for the family. I’ve remained stable even after delivery—and this is important—since post-partum depression is quite common. In my third trimester, I suffered from gestational diabetes. Initially, the doctor prescribed insulin, but later developed a regimen that consisted of exercise and high-protein/low-carb diet, so I didn’t have to take insulin, and it worked perfectly well. Becoming a mother has been sublime. I …

Bible Review ~ Beautiful Word Coloring Bible for Girls By Zondervan

Review The Beautiful Word Coloring NIV Bible is a wonderful gift set for preteen girls, made with the intention of creating a fun, enjoyable, and deeply spiritual experience while studying the Word of God. The features are designed for artistic activities that will create memorable experiences, which will help a reader more easily open their heart and mind as they study God’s Word. Features include: • Complete text of the accurate, readable and clear New International Version (NIV) • Over 600 verses illustrated in ready-to-color line art • Four colored pencils • Six sheets of stickers designed for girls • Thick white paper for writing and doodling • Lined, wide margins for notes and reflections • Satin ribbon marker • Beautifully debossed and screen-printed cover • Exclusive Zondervan NIV Comfort Print® typeface in a readable 8-point print size. *Though I offer this review to the public, it’s my opinion and simply that. My appreciation to Zondervan and Flyby Promotions for free copies in exchange for my honest opinion.

Book Review ~ Reviving the Commander: Crown Legacy #1 By Nadine C. Keels

About the Book First in the Crowns Legacy series. She isn’t a beautiful young maiden hoping to erase the Commander’s memory. Opal Whilstead knows she has a reputation: a reputation as a bright, giving, upright woman—smiling and laughing her way through hopeless spinsterhood. It’s been so long since she’s had serious feelings for a man, but now she finds herself taken with the Commander Exemplar of Diachona’s army. And she regrets it. Not only is the Exemplar a widower still longing for his wife, but he’s the father of the reigning king. Even if a man of such prestige could find love again, he’d be unlikely to search for it among the kingdom’s old maids. Besides, Opal dreads being found, due to a grievous secret she carries… This book is inspirational historical fantasy: fictional history that takes place in a completely fictional world. Category Fiction/Christian/Adult Genre Utopian Romance Rating 4 Stars Review Two hearts who have lost the hope of love in their present circumstances, meet, and then a miracle happens in the most unlikely …

Entertainment Scoop ~ Interview with Director & Producer, Lance Hool

Lance Hool is a producer, director, executive producer, writer and actor who’s been in Hollywood and in the business of filmmaking for over four decades, even being directly responsible for 25 major projects, two of which hit #1 at the US Box Office. Lance has taken the time to share with us today a bit about himself and his journey in making his latest movie, 2 Hearts (read the TBAP review here), to be released in theaters on October 16, 2020. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Lance! It’s a pleasure to have you visit TBAP today. Could you please tell us a bit about yourself? Lance: I grew up in a family full of love, art, and great story tellers. I consider myself an artist story-teller. Miranda ~ How did you first get into filmmaking? Lance: As a child I loved making movies on a browny camera, watching my mother create beautiful dance numbers for her concerts, movies and TV shows, and my grandmother act on the theater stage. My earliest memory is watching …