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  • 'I Can Only Imagine' reveals truth of MercyMe ballad

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, March 01, 2018 (2 months ago)

    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- Everyone needs a Mrs. Fincher in their lives, says Priscilla Shirer of her character who stirs up the gift in MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard in the upcoming movie "I Can Only Imagine."

    "She's like a Moses who calls out Joshua and says 'This is what you are capable of doing. You don't know it, and you don't see it, but there's a gift there, and I'm going to make you use it whether you like it or not,'" Shirer told Baptist Press.

    Shirer portrays a light in Millard's childhood hardened by a mother's desertion and a father's abuse that inspired Christian band MercyMe's crossover megahit "I Can Only Imagine," the subject of the movie opening in theaters March 16.

    "Everybody needs someone who sees in them what they do not see in themselves," Shirer said, "and gives them an opportunity to operate in that gifting, even when they would prefer to sulk in their devastated dreams." Read More

  • Priscilla Shirer's new journey tackles spiritual warfare

    by Aaron Earls, posted Thursday, April 21, 2016 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A conversation with her sons over scrambled eggs one morning led best-selling author Priscilla Shirer on a new writing journey that addresses spiritual warfare.

    After seeing the way a story captured the imagination of her oldest son and fielding questions from two of her sons on spiritual warfare, Shirer had the idea of communicating that very real topic using a fictional story.

    The initial idea became the young adult novel, "The Prince Warriors," which follows bickering brothers Xavier and Evan, along with several friends and classmates, into the mysterious land of Ahoratos. It's there that they discover the part they play in an invisible battle raging all around them. Read More

  • Kendrick film 'War Room' lauded by Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, August 27, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- "War Room," the latest film by brothers Alex and Stephen Kendrick, is being applauded by Southern Baptist leaders and others as a picture of God's power and an effective tool for encouraging Christians in prayer.

    Starring noted Bible teachers Priscilla Shirer in a lead role and Beth Moore among supporting cast, the film opens in wide release Aug. 28 in the U.S., with advance showings a day earlier in limited cities. Read More