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Article ~ It’s Not About You

18 Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to Jesus saying, “Are You the Coming One or do we look for another?”  20 When the men had come to Him [Jesus], they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to you saying, “Are You the Coming One or do we look for another?”  21 And that very hour, He [Jesus] cured many of infirmities, afflictions and evil spirits; and to many blind, He gave sight. 22 Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have received the gospel preached to them. 23 Blessed is he who is not offended because of me.” — Luke 7:18-23 (NKJV)  When we question God’s love, His power or even the truth of His Word or that He’s real, it’s not often because we …

Album Review ~ The Ruins By The Ruins

Category/Genre Pop/Alternative Release Date February 1, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review The Ruins present an honest expression of human struggles in the journey of faith—one full of hope and faith in God’s promises, and with a positive spirit that reflects deep passion, in a soft, mature, and pleasant manner. The Ruins are a fresh voice with urban lyrics that speak with a unique flavor of metaphor which  is impressively interesting, and expressed with an eclectic blend of pop and alternative, which in itself, is also impressive. With this type of music, The Ruins look like they’re here to stay.   About The Ruins The Group’s debut EP on DREAM Records will be releasing on February 1st, 2019. It is their soul-stirring revelation of grace and redemption; their razor-sharp pop sensibilities, and the generosity of two artists who know how to ebb and flow, give and take, while balancing reality with hope. The debut radio single will be Deliverance. It is a pop-alternative gem that captures the essence of the duo—sonically and philosophically. Deliverance released on …

Book Review ~ The Minimalist Home By Joshua Becker

About the Book Megablogger and international speaker, Joshua Becker, believes that minimalism isn’t about taking away from you. It’s about giving you something more. In this highly practical guide, Becker takes you on a decluttering tour through every space in your house so you can love coming home—and love going out to live your dreams. Here you’ll discover… How to tell your story through an inviting living room What your clothes closet has to do with your self-confidence Why less clutter in your bedroom helps you sleep better How to decide what paperwork to keep and what to throw out Which kitchen utensils are worth keeping How to involve your family in the minimalist adventure As Becker writes, “Minimalism doesn’t change you all by itself. It creates a context where it’s easier for you to change yourself.” Change starts one closet, one drawer, one room at a time. Change starts here. Category Non-fiction Genre House/Home Rating 4 Stars Review The Minimalist Home is not only a wonderful guide for reinventing your home and personal space …

Faith and not Sight

The fundamental truth about salvation is that we are saved by faith (believing on what Jesus accomplished on the cross) through grace (the love, mercies, favor, and power of God). But faith’s accomplishments doesn’t have to end there. Being human, there’s the tendency to want to fall back into sensual living rather than being led by the Holy Spirit. More times than we realize, we ignore the truth provided and put right in front of us, and exchange it for the sensual and more “logical” option that makes sense by our human thinking, and then wonder why we miss a lot that happens right in front of us. The disciples of Jesus made this mistake time and again, and only understood a lot that happened in retrospect. One of such times was the Last Supper. “21When Jesus had said these things, He was troubled in spirit, and testified and said, ‘Most assuredly I say to you, one of you will betray Me.’ 22Then the disciples looked at one another, perplexed about whom He spoke. 23Now …

Book Review ~ Holy Sexuality and the Gospel: Sex, Desire, and Relationships Shaped By God’s Grand Story By Dr. Christopher Yuan

Category Religious/Christian/Non-fiction Genre Christian Living/Sexuality Rating 4.5 Stars Review Holy Sexuality—coined to explain God’s view on matters about human sexuality, from desire to marriage and everything in-between, Dr. Christopher Yuan dives into the sensitive topics of gay sexuality, singleness, marriage and how it relates to the church and the church’s approach to dealing with the gay community. This is an exceptional read that will help Christians to better understand God’s Word on these matters, which will lead to better lovingly approaching their gay loved ones in a manner that truly honors God, embraces them, and yields fruit. Holy Sexuality is deep, thorough, and forthright and provides an excellent roadmap to navigating issues of homosexuality, singleness, and desire as a whole. This isn’t a book just for Christians with Gay loved ones; it’s for the Church. A book truly birthed at a time the Church needs it the most. About the Author Dr. Christopher Yuan has taught at Moody Bible Institute for more than ten years, and his speaking ministry on faith and sexuality has reached …

Artist Scoop ~ Interview with Music Artist, Screenwriter & Author, Tyler Russell

Meet the phenomenal Tyler Russell! Tyler is an author, screenwriter, and music artist who’s out to take the world by storm by letting God use him in a myriad of ways. Very passionate about life and his work for God, Tyler released a Christmas single in 2016, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (find on apple & spotify), and a pop single this August, 2018, Now or Never (read the TBAP review here), written with fellow artist and friend, Zandy Fitzgerald of The New Respects, and took some time to talk to TBAP about it, as well as his story of faith, family, writing, and his take on life in general. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello Tyler! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself. Tyler: 
Thank you for having me. I am a west coast boy, born in LA and raised north of Portland, OR. I now live in Nashville, Tennessee. I am one of six children; three of my siblings were adopted from Haiti in 2000. I …

Scoop ~ Interview with GQ Model, Hollywood Actor & Author, John T. Prather

John T. Prather is an actor and model with a heart for God, passion for spreading the Word, and helping out kids in the foster care system. With roles in some successful TV series as well as being featured on major national magazines like GQ, People, and Men’s Health, success didn’t come easy for John as he often makes it clear the need to stand for Jesus no matter what. With his recent release of his debut novel, The Nephilim Virus—endorsed by Hollywood actress, Megan Fox, John is set to break new ground which he believes will open doors for Christians to spread the Word through stories that provide a crossover platform to accommodate both Christian and non-Christian readers. John stopped by on TBAP to talk about life, faith, his new book, as well as his work in Hollywood. Take a look! Miranda ~ Hello John! Delighted to have you visit TBAP today! Please tell us a bit about yourself that we don’t already know. John: Thank you for having me! Well, I’m married to …