Getting Up From Being Down – Book Review

Guest Post By Rev. Clay Herd Getting Up From Being Down is a book by Dr. S. Todd Townsend. With him being a pastor, educator, and rap hip hop artist, I didn’t really know what to expect when I picked it up. I will admit my hesitation in this book. From the cover it looks…

He Reads Truth – Bible Review

Guest post by Rev. Clay Herd. This Father’s Day I have the joy to review the He Reads Truth Bible. I will admit, because of the quick turnaround time of receiving the Bible and having to write the review, I did not get to drive with this thing very long. Keeping that in mind, let’s…

Young Whitt – Book Review

Since my son-in-law, Clay Herd, grew up with Adventures in Odyssey, I knew he'd enjoy the chance to read and review Young Whit, an Adventures in Odyssey chapter book. I was right. He did enjoy it. Guest Post by Rev. Clay Herd. As a fan of Adventures in Odyssey, I was excited to review this…

Summer of ’67 – The Music

Alexandra Sedlack, Robert Biehn, Daniel Harper

If you've seen Summer of '67 already, you probably noticed the music. In fact, we won "Best Soundtrack" at the Mid Tenn Film Fest and have had a number of other festivals and film critics mention the music. Since Fred was the composer for the score, he provides a behind the scenes look at the…

Bible Force – Review and Recommendation

Guest blog by Brittany Herd.  Bible Force: The First Heroes Bible is a beautiful new comic book Bible. It is organized by stories and covers events ranging from "God Creates The World" to "The Holy City" in Revelation. It also features seven full color maps. The stories are told with speech bubbles that are essentially…

The Importance of the Script – Guest Blog by Script Consultant Tyler Smith

Tyler Smith at International Christian Film Festival

Having now seen a number of notable Christian films, I feel safe in saying that, while they can all use improvement in multiple areas, where these films first start to go wrong is in the writing. From clunky dialogue to uneven pacing to obvious themes, the writers of these screenplays have exhibited very little understanding…

Summer of ’67 Movie Review – By M. T. Arnold

I'm excited to share this wonderful review of Summer of '67 written by Vietnam Veteran and filmmaker M.T. Arnold. This review originally appeared in Point North Tiding's May Alert.  I’m a Vietnam War Veteran, and a child of the sixties, so I’m honored to have watched the screener for this incredible and beautiful piece of…

Military Memories – With Summer of ’67 Actor Dean Phillippi

As we count down to the June 29 release of Summer of '67, we're celebrating Military Appreciation Month by sharing  memories from men and women who have sacrificed much for our country. Today we have a special memory from Dean Phillippi, a Vietnam Veteran who plays the role of a Navy Officer in Summer of…

I Can Only Imagine Study Guide – Review and Recommendation

Guest review by Clay Herd. I Can Only Imagine is a movie that carries with it a powerful message of redemption and salvation. Now the themes of this movie can be brought to your congregation, your household, or just yourself for a powerful dive into the gospels of Jesus Christ. I want to begin with…

Ozark Mountain Film Festival – Guest Post by Steven Brown

This past weekend I had the privilege of attending the first annual Ozark Mountain Film Festival at the beautiful Chateau on the Lake Hotel and Resort in Branson, Missouri. The event was organized by local Branson writer, director and producer, Deborah Watson with Studio 2.22 Films and I have to say that it was a…

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