All posts tagged: Christian

Book Review ~ Other Bodies By Joel Ohman

About the Book For fans of The Hunger Games, The Maze Runner, and Divergent comes a YA dystopian/light romance with a strong female protagonist who is forced to question everything… In a world where immersive VR suits distort what is real from what is not, and the AI Personhood Act blurs the lines between body and bot, the choices sixteen-year-old Hattie Martins faces are very personal. Welcome to Hattie Martins’ dystopian Philadelphia, where everything is not as it seems… Just as her life is looking up–a new job, new friends, a new date–Hattie discovers not all progress in her beloved, futuristic Philadelphia is for the best. Societal regrets can become personal regrets in an instant. Choices don’t always come with second chances, and when they do the cost can be unimaginable. How far will she go to undo her greatest regret? And worse yet, what will she become if it’s too late? In a world where bots are equal to bodies, what does it mean to be alive? What is real? Which bodies matter? What …

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 ~ Scripture Songs By New Hope Oahu

Category/Genre Classic Contemporary Worship Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 4.5 Stars Review New Hope Oahu Worship presents its latest release, Scripture Songs, in the good ol’ classic contemporary praise and worship fashion that thrilled the churches of 80s & 90s, and with Scriptural lyrics that delight and nourish the soul. There’s a beautiful nostalgia to its sonic that brings a smile to the face and heart, the album couldn’t be more enjoyable and heartfelt. NHO’s new release is a refreshing and wonderful addition to the urban mixes currently available on the market, and a lovely reminder of the classic version of contemporary music that marked the Church’s anthem songs in the 80s/90s.     About New Hope Oahu DREAM Label Group Worship Band, New Hope Oahu Music, blazed onto the Worship scene in 2013 with the release of their debut album, Hope Is Alive, which premiered at #2 on the Billboard Praise & Worship Chart and featured the global hit song, How We Worship. New Hope Oahu has since released four albums: Victorious (2014), …

Album Review ~ Symphony By Switch

Category/Genre Pop/R&B Release Date February 8, 2019. Rating 5 Stars Review Switch is a refreshing voice full of life and passion whose music softly but powerfully provokes heartfelt body-swaying while blessing the soul with thought-provoking lyrics, which is a wonderful way to open an album. Symphony’s theme invites the listener to join in the heartfelt worship of Jesus in a way that is joyful, entertaining, and is as much a heartfelt prayer. Look out for the overly lovely Lifeline (#1) & Heartbeat (#4). Symphony is an overall lovely EP, and Switch are a group worth paying attention to!   About Switch Life.Church, a multisite Christian church that started in 1996, meets in 29 locations in nine states (USA) and globally at Church Online. Switch is the middle school and high school ministry of Life.Church. Over 7,000 students at locations nationwide gather together to worship God, build Christ-centered community, and grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other. Worship leaders from across the Life.Church organization collaborate to create music and worship for Switch.

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 …

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 …

Bible Review ~ NIV Kids’ Bible: Polar Express Adventure

Category Religious/Christian Genre Bible/Kids Rating 4 Stars Review Using illustrations of the polar world, the NIV Adventure Bible highlights special themes from the Word of God in a fun and simple language that children can understand, which is paramount in setting children on the right path to finding God and building a relationship with Him. Such beautiful themes include: the ABC of giving your life to Christ and becoming a Christian, the Ten Commandments, What is Love?, How to Pray, What Jesus Taught, Jesus’ Life Path etc.—with the aim to open the Word of God to children in such a way that with little or no guidance, studying the Word of God will not only be enjoyable and a fun experience, but will also be a profound spiritual journey through the eyes of a child. A truly fantastically themed Bible put together for the benefit of the spiritual growth of children!