Michael Card

Like all good friends do, I like to check in with Michael Card once in a while, just see and hear first-hand what God is doing through his life. There was a time when we did that on the radio together each week on the IN THE STUDIO radio program, direct from Michael’s studio in Franklin, TN. Even though the visits are less frequent now, they are no less sweet as we pick right up where we left off.

This week on FIRST PERSON, I return to Michael’s studio in the wooded hills of Tennessee and we sit down for a conversation about his life and ministry today.  He’s still writing and singing great songs, but Mike has also added writer and Bible teacher to the list of things he does well (actually, he’s been writing/teaching and calling all of us to know God better through the study of the Word for a long time.)  He’s just completed his sweep of all four Gospels with his book on John, which will be released later this year.  He’s also finishing a full CD of music to accompany John, something he’s done with all four books on the Gospels.  Please take the time to learn more about Michael Card, his music, his books, and his Biblical Imagination series and tours of the Holy Land here.

Oh yes, Mike is also a new grandfather! Please listen and enjoy the conversation this week.

NEXT WEEK:  Nabeel Qureshi on the resurrection of Jesus Christ

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The Barrick Family

barrick-perspectiveOn November 5, 2006, while driving home from church, the Barrick family was struck head-on by a drunk driver going 80 miles per hour. Andy, Linda, 15 year old Jen and 11 year old Josh sustained life-threatening injuries. Their recovery has been a long and difficult journey, but God’s grace and healing has been evident every step of the way.

You’ll want to listen to their testimony on FIRST PERSON this week as the Barricks, describe how God has spared their lives, healed their bodies, and proven His power over and over again. You learn how Jen, in particular, who was in a coma for 5 weeks and had severe traumatic brain injuries and multiple skull fractures, woke up praying out loud and singing praise songs continuously.

The Barrick family has started a ministry called HOPE OUT LOUD, and you can read much more of their story here. You’ll also learn more about the book, MIRACLE FOR JEN, as well as other ministry resources.

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Bobb Biehl

biehl-perspective-1Recently, I logged into a webinar with Executive Mentor Bobb Biehl, the Founder of Masterplanning Group International. I had read a couple of Bobb’s books over the years and the webinar turned out to have some additional valuable insights. But as I listened to Bobb, I realized that I didn’t know anything about his own story and how God shaped him through experiences to have the wisdom and insight that he imparts to so many top executives in the world. So, I called him up and you’ll hear our conversation this week.

I never tire of hearing how God takes people from all walks of life and guides them into specific callings which glorify the Lord and helps other people.

You can consult Bobb Biehl’s website here for additional information and a list of his books and accomplishments. Thanks for taking time to hit the listen button at the top of this page and be encouraged, as I was, by what you hear this week.


The Barrick family tell of a horrible auto accident and God’s healing

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