March 15, 2023
In This Issue 
Christian Music & Entertainment
from The Atlanta Christian Web
on her memoir
'All My Knotted-Up Life'
In her latest book, "All My Knotted-up Life: A Memoir," author and Bible teacher Beth Moore delivers a compelling self-portrait filled with unexpected twists and turns with the final destination being God's enduring love and faithfulness. 
The book entered the Christian Booksellers' Top 50 list this month at #5.

CBN News sat down with the prominent Christian leader at her Living Proof ministry headquarters in Houston, Texas. The interview came just days after the sudden loss of her brother Wayne who appears on the cover of her new book along with her other siblings.

"I just looked up to him, and just loved him so, so much," Moore said during the interview. "We are reeling. But I had gotten him an advance copy of the memoir and it just moved me so much to know that he got to see himself through my eyes in those pages."

The title "All My Knotted-up Life" parallels Moore's difficult childhood in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

"Why did you feel the need to be so vulnerable and so open about some issues?" CBN News asked her.

"What I have said before is I always try to be transparent in what I shared, but I just get to be a little more specific this time around," Moore explained. 

The Bible teacher also shared about challenges with her husband's mental illness and how it shaped her marriage of 45 years. 
"The thing about what Keith had dealt with severe PTSD, and then bi-polar, is that you never knew when there was going to be a sudden episode," said Moore. 
As she reflected on those dark days, she saw hope as her anchor.

"I never knew what was coming before the sun came up, and neither did he," she commented. "We had no idea what that day was going to hold. It might be wonderful. It might be before the sun set it might be frightful." 

"I guess the best thing that has come out of it for me and for us is that you talk about a woman casting herself on Jesus," she added. 
While Moore credits God with holding her family together, she quickly points out the role therapy has played in the healing.

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"I Still Have You"
Smokie Norful is the senior pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship in Atlanta.
Two decades after releasing his breakthrough single, “I Need You Now,” and eight years since he last released new music, Smokie Norful is back with his current single, “I Still Have You,” which reached #2 on Billboard's Gospel Music charts and still sits and #3 this week.
Smokie talked with Melissa Wade about the single, working on new music with his sons, expanding his ministry, and how it feels to come back to the music scene after a near-decade-long hiatus! 

Smokie: "I really didn't think that I was missed in that way. It feels great to know that what God used me to do has been that meaningful to people.

Q: After twenty years, why is now the right time?

A: One thing, I never got caught up in the awards. I never put a lot of stock in those. I recognize that they're fickle, they're people driven.

It's actually my own home, my own children who are the catalyst for getting me out of my comfort zone and getting back out there in the arena. My son, specifically sat me down and said, 'dad, there are songwriters, producers that play more instruments than I do. They are incredible musicians. They said, 'we want to work on a Smokie Norful record. And, that's what started the process in the middle of the pandemic. You throw a fish back in water, he can swim. I was like, 'this is good. I forgot. I can do this.

I was content. Pastoring is an all the time job. I have so many irons in the fire. I had no shortage of things to do. I was good with just doing what I'm doing now. But, my children pushed me and I'm so glad they did. They even wrote my first single with me, which is an incredible testimony of God's faithfulness because they weren't supposed to be here. 

The testimony of "I Need You Now" is, 20 years ago, my mother was paralyzed, my wife was diagnosed with tumors and we weren't supposed to have any children. I sat down and cried 'I need you now.' My dad is healthy, still preaching with me in Chicago. My mother, you can never tell she was paralyzed. My wife is healthy and I have two beautiful boys about to be 21 and 19 and a daughter who is older.

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Two-time GRAMMY Award-winning singer and songwriter Lauren Daigle debuted her new single, “Thank God I Do,” this week and announces her forthcoming self-titled album, Lauren Daigle, due out May 12, 2023.

This is the first new music the singer has made public since the release of "Look Up Child," which was released on September 7, 2018.

“This is my most precious project,” Daigle shares, “It’s got fun moments, solemn moments, extrovert moments and introvert moments. And I’m just thrilled about taking my songwriting further on this record than anything I’ve done previously.”

Lauren was recently seen on the first episode of American Idol surprising a singer who was auditioning with Lauren's hit, "You Say."

Click Here To See The Video For Lauren's New Single, "Thank God I Do"
''The Office' Star Rainn Wilson Sparks Big Reaction With Tweet Criticizing 'Anti-Christian Bias in Hollywood'
Popular actor Rainn Wilson believes there’s an “anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” and his tweet saying as much over the weekend garnered tens of thousands of reactions.

The notable response took form after “The Office” star commented on the post-apocalyptic drama “The Last of Us,” describing a recent episode featuring a character who read from the Bible.

“I do think there is an anti-Christian bias in Hollywood,” Wilson said. “As soon as the David character in ‘The Last of Us’ started reading from the Bible, I knew that he was going to be a horrific villain.”

The actor continued, “Could there be a Bible-reading preacher on a show who is actually loving and kind?”

The scene in question deals with a group of cannibals led by an individual who appeared to be a preacher. These people-eaters were purportedly portrayed as justifying horrific actions by appealing to Scripture. The preacher is also later depicted attempting to rape a woman, Fox News reported.

Wilson’s tweet sparked an immediate reaction, with many noting Christians have openly decried this bias in Hollywood for decades.

“I [love] this tweet my fellow ‘My Super Ex Girlfriend’ cast-mate & agree with you wholeheartedly,” actor Stelio Savante wrote. “But unfortunately, Christophobia & Christophobic sentiment are alive & well in our industry.”

Writer Sean Kernan added he tends to “lean left,” but that “The Last of Us” left him rolling his eyes.

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Metro Atlanta Christian Concerts & Family Events

Thursday, March 16
Bob Goff, Maria Goff,
Megan Tibbits, Taylor Hughes
Bob Goff and Friends
On Tour Spring 2023
At First Baptist Jonesboro
142 College Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236
7:00 p.m. - (770) 478-6710

Saturday, March 18
Karen Peck & New River, Primitive Quartet,
The Inspirations
At Rome City Auditorium
601 Broad Street, Rome, GA 30161
6:00 p.m. 800-965-9324

Sunday, March 19
At First Baptist Church
4330 North Avenue,
Powder Springs, GA 30127
6:00 p.m. 770-943-9333

Sunday, March 26
David Phelps
After The Downbeat
At Johnson Ferry Baptist Church
955 Johnson Ferry Road
Marietta, GA 30068
6:00 p.m. 770.973.6561

Sunday, April 2
Colton Dixon, Jordan St. Cyr, Apollo LTD
Build A Boat Tour
At Living Water Church
1957 Buford Hwy. NE, Buford, GA 30518
7:00 p.m. 770-401-1588

Click Here For All Upcoming Concerts and Links For More Information
Billboard Magazine's Current Top Gospel Music Chart

"Goodness of God" 
(from Believe For It - Live)

(from Overcomer)

"I Still Have You"

"Here Comes The Joy"
(from Fallen)

(from Winning)

Click Here For This Week's Top 25
Gospel Music Songs
SGN Scoops Magazine
Top 100 Southern Gospel Music Charts

“Older People”
(from Think About There)

“Music To Your Ears”
(from Music To Your Ears)

#3 - Kingsmen
“What The Blood Does”
(from More To The Story)

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Top Southern Gospel Songs
AMY GRANT To Release First New Music In 10 Years, ‘Trees We’ll Never See’
Multi-platinum, six-time GRAMMY-winner Amy Grant announced that she is releasing her first new music in a decade. During a two-part interview with Craig Melvin on THE TODAY SHOW, conducted in her home this week, Grant excitedly shared that the first track, “Trees We’ll Never See,” will be available across all DSP’s on March 24th.

“Trees We’ll Never See” was written by Marshall Altman, who produced her critically-acclaimed album, “How Mercy Looks From Here,” and Michael White. Amy will release another new song this spring, which will be announced soon.

“So much creativity has been put on hold in my life, for all kinds of reasons,” shares Grant when talking about the new music. “Last summer I was asked to sing on a new Cory Asbury song yet to be released. This might be one of the best songs I have heard in a long time. I was so glad they waited for me to heal up and get back to the studio. Inspired by Cory’s beautiful song, Marshall Altman and I started talking about songs that we’ve written recently that affected us. I played him one of mine. He played me one of his. His song was “Trees We’ll never See." I loved it immediately and asked him if I could record it, and within two weeks, both songs were mixed & mastered!”

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TODAY Show Interview

Click Here To Watch A Live
Pre-Release Performance of
Amy Grant's "Trees We'll Never See"
Christian Booksellers'
Top Christian Books 
"Becoming Free Indeed"
My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear

#2 - Gary Chapman
"The Five
Love Languages"
The Secret to Love that Lasts, New Edition

#3 Sarah Young
“Jesus Calling”
Enjoying Peace In His Presence

"Good Boundaries
and Goodbyes"
Loving Others Without
Losing the Best of Who You Are"

#5 Beth Moore
All My Knotted-Up Life
A Memoir

Click Here For The Full List Of
March's Best Selling Christian Books
Jinger Duggar Vuolo
on 'disentangling'
truth of the Gospel from problematic upbringing
To the millions of TV viewers who watched her grow up, Jinger Duggar Vuolo’s life seemed almost utopian in nature. 

She, her 18 siblings and their parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, appeared on the long-running TLC series “19 Kids and Counting” in a counter-cultural way that both intrigued and inspired millions of viewers: They dressed modestly, actively participated in the church, didn’t dance, drink or smoke, and, instead of dating, “courted” their future spouses. 

But beneath the veneer, Vuolo was struggling with deep-seated feelings of inadequacy and shame, tortured by the belief that should she misstep, she would be removed from God’s favor.

The former star of “Counting On” and her siblings were taught to adhere to the strict teachings promoted by the Institute in Basic Life Principles, an organization established by disgraced minister Bill Gothard in 1961.

“As a believer, as somebody who really wants to glorify God and know what God thinks, know what pleases Him, I'm going to go back to the Word of God for my answers, even if that takes me years of working through what I've been taught and saying, ‘OK, well, I remember what this verse said, according to this teacher, but what does it actually say? What was the actual context? What is the theme of the Word of God? And what does this look like in my life? How should I live my life accordingly?’”

And after six years of studying Scripture and committing to truly understanding what the Bible — and not Gothard — said about living a holy life, Vuolo is sharing her story in her book, "Becoming Free Indeed: My Story of Disentangling Faith from Fear."
It entered the Christian booksellers' Top 50 list this month at #1.

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Billboard Magazine's Current Top Contemporary Christian Music Chart

(from House of Miracles)

"Love Me Like I Am”
(from What Are We Waiting For?)

“Same God“
(from Lion)

#4 - CAIN
I'm So Blessed
(from Rise Up)

“Build A Boat”

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Contemporary Christian Music Songs
Watch a live performance of the
#1 CCM song,
by Brandon Lake

See a live performance of the #1 Gospel music song, "Goodness of God"
by CeCe Winans - Click Here

Watch the official music video of
For King & Country's #2 CCM song,
"Love Me Like I Am" - Click Here

See a live performance of the #2 Gospel Music song, "Finished" by Tamela Mann - Click Here

Watch the Song Session video of
Elevation Worship's #3 CCM song,
"Same God" - Click Here

See the lyric video of
Greater Vision's #1 Southern Gospel song, "Older People" - Click Here

See Smokie Norful's #3 Gospel lyric video, "I Still Have You" - Click Here

See CAIN's #4 CCM official music video
for "I'm So Blessed" - Click Here

See the official music video of
Deitrick Haddon's #4 Gospel song,
"Here Comes The Joy" - Click Here

Click Here To Watch The Latest Top
CCM & Gospel Music Videos
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You can save and actually make money while you shop online with apps! No more clipping coupons, folks. These apps do the dirty work for you. I’m going to show you all of my favorite money-making apps and walk you through how they work.

Now, it’s important to remember that you should never spend money just to save. Apps like these are awesome for getting rewards on purchases you’d make anyway. But you should never buy something just because you get cash back or it’s on sale. Don’t forget about the best deal of all time: Everything is 100% off when you don’t buy it.

Before I get into my list of money-making apps that actually work, I want to share my biggest hack of all: Shop on a desktop or laptop computer. I know, I know . . . shopping on your phone is way easier. But when you use an actual computer, you have way more options with things like browser extensions. Yep, it’s true. By shopping on your smartphone, you could be missing out on some sweet, sweet savings opportunities.

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