Phil Keaggy — Grammy Nominated Recording ArtistPhil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy's mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style, and in between are those who don't play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies. Phil's solo career has spanned more than 40 years and has included over 60 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp, as well as numerous duets and trio albums. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.
Randy Stonehill — International Recording ArtistRandy Stonehill has been busy delivering heart-driven, relevant Christian music for nearly 50 years. He’s written hundreds of songs with 27 releases and counting, and he’s responsible for some of the most authentic, influential Christian music ever written. His recordings have inspired many Christian artists, and he continues to write, record, and tour across the United States, Canada, Australia, and Europe. As a Christian Music Hall of Fame inductee, Randy Stonehill is seen by many as one of the original pioneers of Christian Rock from back in the 60’s/70’s Jesus People Movement, born out of the “Summer Of Love”.
Matthew Paul Turner — Author of WHEN I PRAY FOR YOUIn his most profound and beautiful book yet, best-selling author Matthew Paul Turner has given parents fresh words to speak over their children during story time in When I Pray for You. With his trademark rhythmical style, Turner wonderfully reveals the tender feelings connected with watching a beloved child grow and experience the world. Prior to becoming a parent, Turner had no idea how often he would pray for his children or how prayer would so profoundly affect him. Now, as the parent of three young children, Turner says, “In many ways, praying is a bit like breathing: a consistent, conscious and subconscious longing of hope on behalf of my kids. Praying over them has been healing for me, redeeming, and it brings peace to my sometimes anxious heart. It’s my hope that this book will empower parents with good words to speak over their children.” When I Pray for You celebrates the dreams, hopes, and longings that parents pray over their children while sharing with little ones how much care and concern a loved one feels for them. Kimberly Barnes’ vivid and exuberant illustrations accentuate the story, providing a colorful landscape for the many prayers that surround a child from the moment they are born to the day they venture into the world. When I Pray For You will appeal to those from diverse faith backgrounds, including Christian, Jewish and Muslim beliefs. *Matthew Paul Turner has authored more than 20 books including the Amazon top 5 best-selling When God Made You and When God Made Light, both of which were ECPA bestsellers. He has written for publications including USA Today, The Washington Post, National Geographic, Relevant, Christianity Today, and The Daily Beast. His books have been featured in Christian Century, Kirkus Reviews, Read Aloud Revival podcast, Focus on the Family’s PluggedIn, and numerous other media outlets.
**THE “WHEN I PRAY FOR YOU” VIDEO BOOK TRAILER HAS GONE VIRAL! Six-time Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Amy Grant graciously lent her voice to read When I Pray for You in a heartwarming video trailer. Since it was posted February 7, 2019, it has gone viral with more than 1 million views! Watch it here!
Brian McLaren — Bestselling Author, Speaker, Activist, Theologian & Author of CORY & THE SEVENTH STORYThe story we tell about the world shapes how we live. Along Cory's journey, readers will discover six familiar stories that have repeated throughout history, teaching us all how to dominate, fear, or withdraw from the world and the beautiful people in it. The good news is that there is another story, a path of openheartedness toward others. Cory's discovery of the Seventh Story will inspire children and adults alike. It's a book aimed to help kids grow up resilient and full of wonder - and grown-ups can learn from it too. Use it to start a discussion with your kids about how we treat those who seem different from us. Or open it with adults to revolutionize your own understanding of how the stories we're telling about the world lead to fear, aggression, and loneliness - and how we might tell a story that creates joy, connection, and abundance even in the most difficult times and places. www.theseventhstory.com
*Brian is a passionate advocate for “a new kind of Christianity” – just, generous, and working with people of all faiths for the common good. He is known for his leadership in the emerging church movement, postmodern Christianity, progressive Christianity, and post-evangelical thought.
Bev Marshall — Drew’s Wife (Appearing on TDMS For The Very First Time!)As some of you might know, Drew and his wife have recently returned from Mexico where they renewed their marriage vows after a long separation. Even though Bev despises any public attention, she feels strongly that if even one other marriage can be saved as a result of her and Drew talking about their journey - she’s in! Tune in for this broadcasting first, as Bev shares why she ended the marriage and more curiously, why she agreed to begin again!
Dr. Sue Johnson — Bestselling Author, Clinical Psychologist, Researcher, Professor, Speaker, Author of HOLD ME TIGHT: Seven Conversations for a Lifetime Of LoveREBUILDING LOVE - A 9 Week Series With Drew & Bev Marshall and Dr. Sue Johnson After recently renewing their marriage vows after a long separation, Drew Marshall and his wife Bev, have asked renowned psychologist… and relationship guru Dr. Sue Johnson to help them rebuild their love - but this time with new foundational building blocks that they’ve never had before. Over several weeks, Dr. Johnson will personally take Bev and Drew through her Hold Me Tight Online Program. (If you’re interested in registering for this online program yourself, you might want to tune in and follow along with Bev, Drew & Dr. Sue.) WEEK #1 - An Introduction To “HOLD ME TIGHT”
Dr. Johnson is a leading innovator in the field of couple therapy and adult attachment. She is the primary developer of Emotionally Focused Couples and Family Therapy (EFT), which has demonstrated its effectiveness in over 30 years of peer-reviewed clinical research. She is founding Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California, as well as Professor Emeritus, Clinical Psychology, at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr. Johnson has received a variety of awards acknowledging her development of EFT and her significant contribution to the field of couple and family therapy and adult attachment. Sue has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada, the country’s highest civilian honor recognizing outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to Canada. In 2016, she was named Psychologist of the Year by APA, and has been honored by AAMFT for her Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy. As the author of the best-selling book: Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love, Sue Johnson has created for the general public, a self-help version of her groundbreaking research about relationships – how to enhance them, how to repair them and how to keep them. This bestseller has been adapted and developed into a relationship education and enhancement program. Her most recent book, Love Sense, The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships outlines the new logical understanding of why and how we love – based on new scientific evidence and cutting-edge research. Explaining that romantic love is based on an attachment bond, Dr. Johnson shows how to develop our “love sense” – our ability to develop long-lasting relationships. Dr. Johnson’s best known professional books include The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection (2004) and Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors (2002). Sue trains counselors in EFT worldwide and consults to the 50 international institutes and affiliated centers who practice EFT.
*If you've been following these incredibly vulnerable conversations with Bev, Drew & Dr. Sue and are interested in registering for the Hold Me Tight Program - CLICK HERE to begin rebuilding your love.
HOW CAN WE PRAY FOR YOU?Over the 16 years of doing this show, every so often Drew has opened up the phone lines to ask if anyone could use the prayers of thousands. Maybe this Easter, it’s you? You don’t have to give your name. You just need to call 877-569-1250 and let our 100,000+ listeners know how they can pray for you or for someone you love.