Lee Ann Mancini – Children’s Book Author

I recently joined AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association) and was immediately welcomed by a number of sweet women including Lee Ann Mancini, an award winning children's book author whose books have just been released as an animated series. I'm excited to share about her journey as an author. What inspired you to write children’s…

The Heart of a King – Book Review

The Heart of a King by Jill Eileen Smith

Biblical fiction is a fairly new genre for me. For years, I avoided it because it just seemed weird to fictionalize the people from the Bible. Then I discovered Lois T. Henderson, and a whole new world opened up to me. I was still picky, though. I wanted to make sure that the author did…

Joyful Surrender – Book Review

Joyful Surrender

I'm familiar with Elisabeth Elliot, but I'm not sure that I've ever actually read one of her books before. I expected Joyful Surrender: 7 Disciplines for the Believer's Life to be old fashioned and spiritual. It was. In a good way. I'm afraid that I started reading this book somewhat halfheartedly. I was skimming through…

Chonda Pierce – Unashamed – Movie Review and Giveaway

Chonda Pierce Unashamed

I'm not a fan of stand up comedy. I'm not sure why, but whenever anyone tries to make me laugh, I rarely do. If Chonda Pierce - Unashamed was merely a stand up routine, I wouldn't care that much for it. However, this is more than a comedy routine. Intermixed with Chonda's stage show is…

Jean Selig Wenger – Talent Agent

I first met Jean Selig Wenger, Owner/Agent of Treasure Coast Talent when we were casting Summer of '67. I was surprised to find an agent who represented actors came from all over the country and worked to get them into faith-based films. She tirelessly works for her talent, and it's been so exciting to see…

Romancing the Bride – Book Review

Romancing the Bride book review

Saturday I decided I would take a day of relaxation and read a book. I started reading Romancing the Bride in the morning and spent most of the day curled up in my bed glued to the story. I couldn't stop reading until late at night when I finally finished it. This is so uncharacteristic…

Heaven Bound – Movie Review

Christian comedy is a risky endeavor. So often, the comedy either falls flat, or it leans towards the sacrilegious. Heaven Bound joins the ranks of the select few which are spiritually sound yet wildly hilarious. Heaven Bound is the story of Ted and Josie, a picture perfect couple. Ted is a successful dog food marketer…

The Pilgrim’s Progress – Review and Giveaway

Easter will be here before we know it, and kicking off Easter weekend this year is a great Christian movie perfect for family viewing. The Pilgrim's Progress releases to theaters April 18-19 which is Thursday and Friday before Easter, so a perfect activity for Good Friday. https://youtu.be/04WXlAcOtS0 As you can tell from the trailer, The…

Unplanned – Movie Review

I've been following Unplanned since it was first announced. When I learned the behind the scenes story of actress Ashley Bratcher,  I knew I had to see it. I was especially excited because two of the Unplanned actors are actors from our movies. Robert Thomason, who was Graduation Speaker in Summer of '67, is Abby…

Michelle Layer Rahal – Author, Educator, Reporter, Musician

Michelle Layer Rahal and Minh Phuong Towner

I love attending industry events like National Religious Broadcasters Convention and International Christian Retail Show because of the great connections we make. Michelle Layer Rahal is one of those connections. Michelle is a former radio news reporter and published educator. She and her husband make beautiful music together as long-time members of a Christian band…