All posts tagged: TBAP Review

Website Review ~ Christian Quotes

Category Christian Website Rating 3.5 Stars Review Christian Quotes is a simply wonderful and beautiful website that delivers God’s Word in concise nuggets that are bold, poignant, and easy to digest. In a world where Christianity—God’s Word and the message of the Gospel—is mostly watered down, Christian Quotes serves the truth dug from the depths of Scripture that has been forgotten as clearly illustrated by New Age teachings, gently pointing the children of God over and over again to God’s pure, whole and unaltered Word with gallant, tender, and excellent persuasion that nudges young believers in the right direction, and sounds a wake-up call to old-time believers. While it’s not a replacement for daily devotion and quiet time, it’s a superb place to pick up healthy nuggets of wisdom for the soul/spirit to meditate on throughout the day. Their daily email subscription delivery provides banners of inspirational quotes with backdrops of expressive photos that add color, fun, and meaning to the overall message of the quotes. A pleasant feature of the Christian Quotes is its …

Movie Review ~ Heaven, How I Got Here: A Night With The Thief On The Cross By LightBEA Media

Based on the story of the crucifixion of Jesus found in Luke 23, this poignant account of redemption and grace weaves together the biblical events of the crucifixion and imagines the details of the life of the thief. He recounts the events of that day as he experienced them then, and as he looks back later from the perspective of his new life in heaven. Learn more about this movie on the Christian Cinema page. Category Religious/Christian/Easter Genre Stage Play/Drama Rating 4.5 Stars Review Deeply moving and engaging, and narrated with the simplest of words, A Night With The Thief On The Cross is a poignant display of one thief’s journey from a place of crime and punishment to one of grace and redemption through a gruesome but life-changing encounter with Jesus on the cross. This account of the thief’s journey (performed by Stephen Baldwin on stage) also reveals the thief’s backstory—how he got into a life of crime that led him to the cross. His story puts into perspective the aim of Jesus’ coming …

Album Review ~ Tumultu By Mogli The Iceburg

Category Urban Genre Hiphop/Rap Release Date April 14, 2017 Rating 4 Stars Review Raw. Honest. Bold…but in a manner that is not impolite. In this courageous attempt to preach a message of love, acceptance, and unity by speaking against hatred, racism, and division, Mogli the Iceburg goes ahead to lay out the reality of the world we live in today, raising questions in the lyrics that would cause any listener to pause and consider his words. He does more than give reverence to God—he steps into socio-cultural issues that Christianity can no longer ignore. Tumultu is a clarion call to God’s children to stand unafraid and embrace the truth of God’s love, encouraging them to stand with those who cannot stand alone or stand for themselves. A few songs step out of the norm—of what seems to be the album’s main theme—adding positive variety to the mix. The music/rhythm provoke head-nodding without taking the listener’s focus from the message in the lyrics so that it compliments rather than distract, making Tumultu an altogether well-rounded production.

Book Review ~ Destress to Success by Leo Willcocks

About the Book Stress often strikes at inconvenient times, when most stress management techniques would be embarrassingly obvious. Have you ever used yoga poses during a confrontation with a co-worker or your partner? How about going for a walk in the middle of a company meeting? And how long does the relaxation from a stress relief tip really last? In DeStress to Success, Leo Willcocks offers powerful tools for immediate and lasting stress relief, during even the most difficult situations. You will learn how to stop stress in the heat of the moment, as well as strategies for staying relaxed. You will discover effective solutions to both resolve and prevent common causes of stress in relationships, the workplace, and finances. Category Non-fiction Genre Self-help/Self-improvement Rating 4.5 Stars Review This is a book that should not be read in a hurry if a reader will glean the full benefits from the wisdom and advice offered. Destress to Success offers insight into the reality of day-to-day relationships whether professional, marriage or otherwise, and uncovers the factors that …

Album Review ~ The Case For Christ By Various Artists: Songs Inspired By The Original Motion Picture

  Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Contemporary/Worship Release Date April 7, 2017 Rating 4.5 Stars Review The Case For Christ album, inspired by the original motion picture of the same title, opens with the theme song sung by JT Murrell. Attention to the overall lyrics show a careful consideration of each song clearly chosen to pass across the message that God is real, and He hasn’t stopped convicting people and revealing Himself to them. The entire collection tells a story that begins with the unbelief of a person who nonetheless searches for answers, and then is kissed by the truth; eventually, there’s the dawning of knowledge and understanding, the shedding away of denial, and, finally, a beautiful surrender to the truth which leads to a profound belief in God–it’s such a beautiful story to piece together and listen to in music! If the movie is half as deep and passionate as the album portrays, then it’s looking to be a good one. The Case For Christ album is a firm reminder of God’s deep love for man, …

Album Review ~ There Is A Cloud by Elevation Worship

Category Religious/Christian/Inspirational Genre Contemporary Worship Release Date March 17, 2017 Rating 5 Stars Review There Is A Cloud is an exceptional album with songs whose lyrics are uplifting and soul-soothing. The Christian listener, firstly, through the theme song There Is A Cloud (and subsequent others), is reminded of the promises of God, a message that tells the child of God that s/he is not forgotten—God is faithful; He hasn’t failed us yet! Instrumentation is powerful—a collection of symphonies that, however, don’t overwhelm the singing in any way, but rather add to the overall beauty of the worship. This album is a testimony of God’s grace and faithfulness, put together in a way that a listener would be truly blessed—each lyric was clearly carefully selected for this purpose! There Is A Cloud is most definitely a lovely album. If you’re in the market for a joyous, encouraging, uplifting, and entertaining music, look no further than Elevation Worship’s latest release, There Is A Cloud.

Movie Review ~Priceless by Radiate Films

A man who has lost his wife and the custody of his daughter is unable to hold down a steady job. He agrees to drive a truck across the country, no questions asked…until he discovers what’s in the truck. Genre Drama/Romance/Thriller Release Date January 31, 2017 (Digitally) February 14, 2017 (DVD) Rating 3.5 Stars Review Priceless deals with the difficult topic of human trafficking. This story, in particular, emphasizes the worth of a woman (and her younger sister) who’ve been forced into prostitution by a human trafficking ring as a result of difficult life circumstances. It is also a story of redemption of one man who’s [almost] lost it all, and is trying to find his way back. In a twist of fate, their paths collide, and hell breaks loose soon after. Of worthy mention are the impressively believable characters portrayed by Joel Smallbone (James) and Bianca A. Santos (Antonia). The characters, James and Antonia, exuded intense screen presence, although, not as much could be said about the chemistry between them—at least not to the …