FIRST Wild Card Tour + Review: Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris

Amy’s Take:  Joshua Harris’ first book, I Kissed Dating Goodbye, impacted me when I was a teenager trying to figure out the opposite sex and how to date guys while honoring my promise to remain pure until marriage.  While some of Harris’ ideas seemed a little archaic and laughable to naysayers, his book helped meContinue reading “FIRST Wild Card Tour + Review: Dug Down Deep by Joshua Harris”

“I’m a Christ Follower” Video :: Music

Community Christian Church made a series of videos called “I’m a Christ Follower” in 2006 to go along with a sermon series. The videos are a spoof on the “Mac vs. PC” commercials. This one seems fairly relevant to Backseat Writer’s readership. So, what do you guys think?

Review:: The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher

By Amy Sondova If you think Christian fiction is only comprised of romance novels and rapture stories, then you haven’t read The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher (Zondervan) by Rob Stennett. Instead of a feel-good book about a hapless heathen who sees the light and changes his ways, Ryan Fisher is a satirical, humorousContinue reading “Review:: The Almost True Story of Ryan Fisher”

Take 5 with Brian McLaren

Because artists, authors, and other exciting individuals don’t always have time for interviews, Backseat Writer is introducing a new feature called “Take 5”. This concept is simple—we e-mail five questions to a band, artist, author, astronaut, whoever, which should only take about five minutes to answer. It’s a great way to keep tabs on someContinue reading “Take 5 with Brian McLaren”

Erwin McManus on Crave Film, Song Longings, & Storytelling

By Amy Sondova Graduating from high school with a straight D average seems like an unremarkable start for the best-selling author of An Unstoppable Force, Seizing Your Divine Moment, Uprising, and Soul Cravings. Even as Erwin Raphael McManus encouraged himself saying, “I’m gonna prove I’m not mentally ill and I’m not slow,” he found itContinue reading “Erwin McManus on Crave Film, Song Longings, & Storytelling”

Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)

By Amy Sondova Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be) is an perceptive discourse on what pastor Kevin DeYoung and journalist Ted Kluck believe is lacking in the emergent church today. Often humorous, the insight and research the men have put into crafting their book is incredible. Not only reading a tonContinue reading “Book Review: Why We’re Not Emergent (By Two Guys Who Should Be)”

Marketing A Movement

Postmodern! It’s a buzzword floating around the Christian communities these days. Church resource catalogs are full of “postmodern” authors like Tony Campolo, Brian McLaren, Tony Jones, Dan Kimball (gotta love that hair!), and many more! Every church in America should know about this movement, we’re certainly being inundated with enough resources on how to doContinue reading “Marketing A Movement”