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Pricilla Shirer Stars in Overcomer

Author, speaker and actress Priscilla Shirer stars in the new film Overcomer alongside Alex Kendrick. This inspiring family film dares to leave you filled with hope and asks the question: what do you allow to define you? Synopsis: Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are…

Phil Robertson Podcast Tops the Faith Charts

After only 17 episodes, Phil Robertson’s podcast Unashamed reached #1 on iTunes in the faith category. Joined by his sons Al and Jase, the Duck Commander boldly proclaims his Christian values along with comical anecdotes and life lessons. Unashamed like his hit reality television show Duck Dynasty, holds a commitment to truth and humor while…

Hawaiian Wedding Bliss for The Rock

Congratulations to Dwayne Johnson and his bride Lauren Hashian! We’re thrilled for the couple who wed after twelve years together and two beautiful daughters. The ceremony may have been a secret but the wrestler-turned-actor was thrilled to share a couple pictures with his more than 150 million followers…. simply stating the date, location and blessed!…

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How Family Impacts Work: Amanda Seyfried and Milo Ventimiglia

This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried star in The Art of Racing in the Rain, based on the bestselling book that spent more than three years on the list. We talked with them about their families and the impact on their careers. Risen Magazine:  Amanda, how has having a daughter and a family…

Kevin Costner, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Ventimiglia & Amanda Seyfried “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

The book spent 156 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and now The Art of Racing in the Rain is a feature film. It took almost a decade to be made as producer Patrick Dempsey relates racing lessons to the movie industry and the similar structure. Oscar winner Kevin Costner voices the dog…

Director Simon Curtis on Working with Dogs and Racing Life Lessons

In the film The Art of Racing in the Rain, the story is told through the perspective of Enzo, the wise family dog. He’s voiced by Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner. While all his dialogue was recorded in post production, the very real Butler and Parker were on set for every frame of the…

Protect the Pride Campaign & The Lion King FREE Activity Packet

In celebration of the release of Disney’s The Lion King, the upcoming groundbreaking feature film helmed by Jon Favreau in theaters July 19th, The Walt Disney Company is proud to announce a global conservation campaign to raise awareness and support the dwindling lion population across Africa. Since Disney’s The Lion King was first released in theaters 25 years…

Alfre Woodard Takes Her Kids to The Lion King Premiere, Plus What They Learn From Each Other

Alfre Woodard’s family joined her on the red carpet for the premiere of The Lion King. Woodard voices Sarabi and we talked about the themes of the film including the impact parents have on their kids. She share what her kids have learned from her… but also what she learns from them.

Oscar Nominated Actor Chiwetel Ejiofor on Harnessing the Sinister Side of Scar, Plus Shakespeare

He was nominated for an Oscar for his performance in 12 Years A Slave, now Chiwetel Ejiofor is harnessing the sinister side of Scar in the all new The Lion King movie, in theatres Friday. He shares how a high school audition, and his discovering of Shakespeare (wink wink) were keys to wanting to spend…

“The Lion King” Director Jon Favreau on His Safari & Stepping into His Destiny

You know Jon Favreau as an actor and maybe even more so as a director with huge hits ranging from Elf to Iron Man, The Jungle Book to Chef, his latest Disney film is an all new Lion King and it was a family safari that made him want to commit to the project. Like…

What Does it Mean to Be a Man? Biblically Battling the Destruction of Masculinity Promise Keepers President Ken Harrison

What does it mean to be a man? Masculinity is under fire and with the continual skew of gender roles, the is a greater need for a revival in understanding the role of men and their purpose in life. Promise Keepers, once the largest movement of men in the history of the church filling major…

Nicholas Hoult is J.R.R. Tolkien: Talks Early Years and Love for Language

Nicholas Hoult plays J.R.R. Tolkien in the new film “Tolkien.” We talked about his early years and how not many know he was an orphan and started a secret society. It was his fellowship with friends and his future wife that helped to inspire works such as “The Hobbit” and “the Lord of the Rings.”…

Lily Collins: Talks “Tolkien,” Passions and Playing Piano

Lily Collins plays Edith Tolkien, the wife of J.R.R. Tolkien in the new FOX Searchlight film “Tolkien.” Edith was an inspiration to Tolkien writers and even inspired Elvish princess, Lúthien. We talked about when Collins developed her passion for performing as well as her musical.

Tolkien’s Secret Society — Cast Behind the TCBS

Tolkien had a secret society named the TCBS — Tea Club, Barrovian Society — where he’d meet with friends to fellowship and talk about their passions while bouncing work off each other too. In the new film “Tolkien,” Patrick Gibson, Tom Glynn-Carney & Anthony Boyle are the actors that portray the group of guys. www.RisenMagazine.com

John Perkins

Minister, Civil Rights Activist and Author: Meet John Perkins John Perkins has been recognized as one of the leading evangelical voices to come out of the Civil Rights movement. He has served on or advised five of the U.S. Presidents on their Presidential Tasks Forces and has sixteen honorary doctorate degrees from schools. He is…

Pray the Impossible: Priscilla Shirer Speaks Truth

She’s an author, speaker and actress, and Priscilla Shirer walked the red carpet in support of the new film Breakthrough. On this Good Friday, it’s a great reminder pray the impossible. God not only cares about the details, but He cares about the big, giant, seemingly impossible in your life. We also talked with Shrier…

Filmmakers Behind “Breakthrough” – DeVon Franklin & Roxann Dawson

Producer DeVon Franklin teams with Director Roxann Dawson to bring Breakthrough to the big screen. Ironically, it all started in a green room. Well, that is where Franklin first met the Smiths. We’ll let him tell you the details of how this incredible story became the film now in theatres. Plus Dawson shares about why…

Purpose, Positivity & Prayer: “Breakthrough” with Chrissy Metz

Breakthrough hits theatres today! This is Us star Chrissy Metz, plays Joyce Smith on-screen in the new film. She’s behind the powerful prayer chain that would bring her son back to life. We talked with Metz about purpose, positivity and prayer. Go see this movie!

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Pricilla Shirer Stars in Overcomer

Author, speaker and actress Priscilla Shirer stars in the new film Overcomer alongside Alex Kendrick. This inspiring family film dares to leave you filled with hope and asks the question: what do you allow to define you? Synopsis: Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team’s state championship dreams are…

Phil Robertson Podcast Tops the Faith Charts

After only 17 episodes, Phil Robertson’s podcast Unashamed reached #1 on iTunes in the faith category. Joined by his sons Al and Jase, the Duck Commander boldly proclaims his Christian values along with comical anecdotes and life lessons. Unashamed like his hit reality television show Duck Dynasty, holds a commitment to truth and humor while…

Hawaiian Wedding Bliss for The Rock

Congratulations to Dwayne Johnson and his bride Lauren Hashian! We’re thrilled for the couple who wed after twelve years together and two beautiful daughters. The ceremony may have been a secret but the wrestler-turned-actor was thrilled to share a couple pictures with his more than 150 million followers…. simply stating the date, location and blessed!…

How Family Impacts Work: Amanda Seyfried and Milo Ventimiglia

This is Us star Milo Ventimiglia and Amanda Seyfried star in The Art of Racing in the Rain, based on the bestselling book that spent more than three years on the list. We talked with them about their families and the impact on their careers. Risen Magazine:  Amanda, how has having a daughter and a family…

Race Driving and Dog Casting: Q5 with Director Simon Curtis

Risen Magazine: The book spent three and half years on the New York Times bestseller list. When did you read it and what stands out to you? Simon Curtis: It just struck me as a very good book when I first read it seven years ago. Now, even more than ever, it feels like the…

Kevin Costner, Patrick Dempsey, Milo Ventimiglia & Amanda Seyfried “The Art of Racing in the Rain”

The book spent 156 weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list and now The Art of Racing in the Rain is a feature film. It took almost a decade to be made as producer Patrick Dempsey relates racing lessons to the movie industry and the similar structure. Oscar winner Kevin Costner voices the dog…

Director Simon Curtis on Working with Dogs and Racing Life Lessons

In the film The Art of Racing in the Rain, the story is told through the perspective of Enzo, the wise family dog. He’s voiced by Academy Award winning actor Kevin Costner. While all his dialogue was recorded in post production, the very real Butler and Parker were on set for every frame of the…

Summer Fun with Mandy Arioto

Summer is the perfect time to have fun. For some it can be a much needed break from deadlines, projects and the daily grind of school or work. For others it can be a great time to reconnect with friends and family visiting on vacation. Whether it is the neighborhood block party, a day at…

The Logic of God with Ravi Zacharias

We all have doubts that challenge our faith. We wonder whether the Bible still matters, or whether God is truly as loving and personal as we hope. We question if God is really an all-loving God than how can bad things happen. When tragedy or a difficult season occurs in our lives, we wonder where…

Night Night Bible Stories

Bedtime can be challenging whether you are young or old. For adults, our minds are often swirling with things we need to get done the rest of the week or we are beyond exhausted and we find it difficult to fall asleep. According to a study done by Gallup, fifty-nine percent of Americans get seven or…

The Biggest Little Farm

John and Molly Chester, a husband and wife team, left their job titles of ‘documentary filmmaker’ and ‘private chef’ to become farmers and pursue their dream vision of starting Apricot Lane Farms in 2011. Prior to Apricot Lane Farms, Molly spent her days in the kitchens of various celebrity clients throughout Los Angeles as a traditional…

“Unplanned” Abby Johnson’s Story Told on Screen

Abby Johnson has always been fiercely determined to help women in need. This desire is what led Abby to a career with Planned Parenthood, our nation’s largest abortion provider, and caused her to flee the organization, becoming an outspoken advocate for the pro-life movement. She spent eight years with Planned Parenthood and even became Employee of…

Faith, Hope & Love with Peta Murgatroyd

From Dancing with the Stars to America’s Got Talent, everyone enjoys watching dancers compete. Faith, Hope & Love takes that love for dance and couples it with an inspiring story. The movie comes to theaters March 15 and follows the story of two vulnerable, heart-broken people who have each suffered deep losses. “Faith Turley”, who…

God, I Know You’re There

Where is God? Is He real? If God is real why do bad things happen? Whether you are a curious toddler, a skeptic teen, or just questioning the Christian faith, these are all valid questions and whatever life stage we are in, they can be difficult to answer. Sometimes it can be helpful to look…

Step Out with Jonathan A. Merritt

The desire to find our purpose and calling in life happens at different stages of our lives. For those in their 20’s it is trying to figure out what to do for a career. For those in their 30’s and 40’s it can be an evaluation if they are doing the right thing with their…

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