Guest Blog by Clay Herd
Kutless has been a staple in my music library for years. I was excited to have the opportunity to review this CD. As I began listening, memories of leading these songs in my college worship band flooded my mind.
Whenever I get a new CD to review, I’m always so excited to listen that I don’t often bother to read about the artist or the inspiration for the music. When I got Julie Elias’ album A Girl Like Me, I was in the midst of Christmas present wrapping, so I immediately popped it in and bopped to the uplifting music. It made me feel youthful and brought back memories of artists I enjoyed in my younger years. I listened to it over and over, enjoying her beautiful voice, the powerful lyrics, and the pleasant tunes.
If you’re looking for a Bible for yourself or for a woman in your life, you’re in for a treat! I always enjoy receiving new products to review, but I’ve got to say, when the She Reads Truth Bible arrived in the mail, I could tell, this was going to be more special than my usual fare. Just the weight alone, took me by surprise. This is a substantial book!
As a member of a husband-wife creative duo, I always love seeing other couples serving together. Scott and Ginger Tabot have found a creative way to combine their talents. Live SoulFull is a music-driven Bible study with Scott providing the study material and Ginger providing music that enriches the teaching. Together they’ve created a multisensory experience.
Many years ago, before I was a filmmaker, I was a children’s ministry director. I taught children’s church every Sunday for almost five years, and was always on the lookout for ways to share the plan of salvation in ways that children could understand. I would have appreciated these animated tracts by Let the Little Children Come.
Matthew West is one of my favorite musical artists, so I was excited to get the opportunity to review his latest cd, All In. I got it last week and couldn’t wait to pop it in and listen to it. I’m happy to announce, it was just as good as I expected. That’s one thing I like about Matthew West. He’s consistent. You know his music is going to be upbeat and catchy.
When I first started Faith Flix my desire was to help filmmakers promote their low budget Christian movies. But over the years, my mission has transitioned to helping filmmakers raise their bar and create higher level projects. With that in mind, I’m beginning a new series designed to study high quality films and analyze what it is that makes them successful. We begin with All Saints which released this past weekend.
In the years since we released our first movie, we’ve seen dramatic shifts in the industry. DVDs are slowly fading away as consumers steer instead towards streaming services. Besides Netflix, which is geared towards a mass market audience, many smaller companies are focused on faith-based and family entertainment. Crossflix is one of the newer ones to enter the market.