Special Guests

  • Natasha Bure — Daughter of Candace Cameron Bure (DJ from Full House), Contestant on The Voice, Author of Let’s Be Real: Living Life As An Open And Honest You
    From singer, model and YouTube celebrity Natasha Bure, the daughter of Candace Cameron Bure, comes a real, honest conversational book that doesn’t hold back. Everywhere she goes and every video she posts has one basic message: this is real, this is life, and we all go through it. Whether it’s acne, boyfriends, faith, stress, or having fun, Natasha’s view is to simply be honest, simply be real, no matter what you face. Natasha’s real and relatable tone paired with personal notes and stories will help readers see that living a “real” life is the best life. Natasha Bure is the daughter of actress and New York Times bestselling author, Candace Cameron Bure, and former NHL All-Star forward, Valeri Bure. Her passion for music and entertainment began at the age of 10. She has appeared in ABC Family’s hit show Make It or Break It as well as in Hallmark’s The Heart of Christmas. Natasha’s unique vocal style and creative songwriting have been featured in national performances on ABC’s daytime talk show, The View, and she was a participant on NBC’s top-rated reality singing competition, The Voice. In addition to Natasha’s core values of faith and family, she enjoys playing tennis and staying active with her friends. She grew up in South Florida and now happily resides in Southern California with her family.
    Check out Natasha’s posts on YouTube, Instagram & Twitter.

  • Tony Campolo — Social Justice Advocate, Activist, Theologian, Bestselling Author of Why I Left, Why I Stayed: Conversations on Christianity Between an Evangelical Father and His Humanist Son
    Tony Campolo and his son Bart, an avowed Humanist, debate their spiritual differences and explore similarities involving faith, belief, and hope that they share. Over a Thanksgiving dinner, fifty-year-old Bart Campolo announced to his Evangelical pastor father, Tony Campolo, that after a lifetime immersed in the Christian faith, he no longer believed in God. The revelation shook the Campolo family dynamic and forced father and son to each reconsider his own personal journey of faith—dual spiritual investigations into theology, faith, and Humanism that eventually led Bart and Tony back to one another. In Why I Left, Why I Stayed, the Campolos reflect on their individual spiritual odysseys and how they evolved when their paths diverged. Tony, a renowned Christian teacher and pastor, recounts his experience, from the initial heartbreak of discovering Bart’s change in faith, to the subsequent healing he found in his own self-examination, to his embracing of his son’s point of view. Bart, an author and Humanist chaplain at the University of Southern California, considers his faith journey from Progressive Christianity to Humanism, revealing how it affected his outlook and transformed his relationship with his father. As Why I Left, Why I Stayed makes clear, a painful schism between father and son that could have divided them irreparably became instead an opening that offered each an invaluable look not only at what separated them, but more importantly, what they shared.

  • Kay Warren (Round 2) — Co-Founder of Saddleback Church, Wife Of Best Selling “Purpose Driven Life” Author Rick Warren, Mother of A Son With Mental Illness Who Took His Life, Author of Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife
    *A couple of weeks ago, Kay joined us on our Mother’s Day Special. During that interview, she and Drew got into their usual no holds barred “brother/sister banter” with Kay winning Round #1. Tune in to see how Round #2 turns out!
    In Sacred Privilege, Kay Warren confirms that being a pastor's wife does not mean being perfect. More vulnerable than ever, Warren reveals the brokenness that resulted from childhood molestation - the allure of pornography, intense marital conflict and temptation, as well as depression and a distorted view of her worth. Losing a child to suicide could easily have been the catalyst for leaving ministry, but Kay's resilient faith and confidence in God's redemptive plan for her life has kept her feet firmly planted. The road has not been easy, but she has learned much along the way and can now confidently say that being a pastor's wife is truly a "sacred privilege." According to Kay, “This is not a book from a perfect woman telling you about her perfect life. Yes, I’ll tell you a little bit about the good times of ministry – the things I’m grateful for; the lessons I’ve learned about resilience and how to make it to the finish line. I’ll talk to you about keeping the end in mind from the very beginning and how to finish well. But it is also about the real challenges inherent along the way. The challenges of living in the spotlight, the sleepless nights filled with anxiety over my son with mental illness, the shame over choices I made early in my life and in my marriage. It’s about letting go of the attempts to try to please everyone, it is about choosing joy in the midst of tragedy, and developing an eternal perspective that allows resilience to take deep root in your soul.”

  • J. Warner Wallace — Author Of Cold-Case Christianity: A Homicide Detective Investigates the Claims of the Gospels
    Christianity could be defined as a "cold case". It makes a claim about an event from the distant past for which there is little forensic evidence. In Cold-Case Christianity, J Warner Wallace uses his nationally recognized skills as a homicide detective to look at the evidence and eyewitnesses behind Christian beliefs. Including gripping stories from his career and the visual techniques he developed in the courtroom, Wallace uses artistic illustration to examine the powerful evidence that validates the claims of Christianity. A unique apologetic that speaks to readers' intense interest in detective stories, Cold-Case Christianity inspires readers to have confidence in Christ as it prepares them to articulate the case for Christianity.
    *J . Warner Wallace is a cold-case homicide detective who has been featured on Dateline, FOX News, and Court TV. A former atheist, he is the author of Cold-Case Christianity and God’s Crime Scene. He continues to consult on cold-case investigations while serving as an adjunct professor of apologetics at Biola University.



  • Wendi Sasso
    “When I first checked into the hospital, the doctors told me that I only had a couple of weeks to live.” Wendi will be speaking to Drew from her Palliative Care bed at Sunnybrook Hospital, where she’s been for three weeks. She has the same rare type of Cancer that the former Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford had - leimyosarcoma - a death sentence from the first day of diagnosis. A single mom for the last 24 years, Wendi has had to carry a load she was never designed to carry alone, yet she’s quick to give thanks to a God that might not heal her. Somehow, she’s feeling stronger everyday. Is she being healed or is this just a brief respite before the end? Is false hope better than no hope? How does someone keep their “light” when things seem so dark?

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  • Andrea Ramolo
    Andrea Ramolo, one half of acclaimed Canadian folk-pop duo Scarlett Jane, has a new solo album, NUDA (Italian for naked). The album emerged out of a deep depression following a romantic breakup and a shift in her artistic path; but brought about a hugely positive metamorphosis, personally and creatively. Cool, dark, understated and melancholy, the alternative-folk album produced by Michael Timmins — a man who knows about melancholy and understated in his own band Cowboy Junkies — has a companion version of the same songs without a full band. Stripped down to its barest form, Da Sola (meaning by myself), was produced by her pal Faye Blais and features Andrea singing and playing either baritone or acoustic guitar. “It was written during an exceptionally dark time where I was painfully shedding pieces of who I thought I was — as an artist, as a lover, as a woman,” says Andrea. “I wanted the project to unabashedly expose that process; that battle with ego and identification in an attempt to just be, to reveal all my cuts and bruises in this process of becoming. I thought I’d shovel out my insides for listeners in my never-ending attempt to connect because all of us on this earth have two things in common: love and pain.” Born in Toronto to Italian immigrants — hence the cover of the Italian love song “Caruso” on NUDA — Andrea began her artistic life as a dancer and actress, but picked up the guitar in 2003 when her mom was going through breast cancer treatment “to heal myself and do something productive.” The rudimentary country-folk tracks ended up on her 2008 debut, Thank You For The Ride. She followed it up in 2011 with the Tim Thorney-produced The Shadows and the Cracks, which earned her a nomination at the Canadian Folk Music Awards. She then formed Scarlett Jane with Cindy Doire and spent five years extensively touring behind two albums, 2012’s Stranger and 2015’s eponymous offering, earning accolades from press and fellow musicians across the country and two more CFMA nominations.


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