Episodes
Shannon is joined by columnist, broadcaster, and author Carrie Sheffield for a conversation about her latest book, Motorhome Prophecies: A Journey of Healing and Forgiveness.   Carrie unpacks her past, dealing with a dysfunctional family, poverty, and depression. She explains how she processed her trauma and the journey of healing that ultimately reconciled her relationship with God. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/25/24
Published 02/25/24
As the season of Lent begins, Shannon is joined by author and Pastor of Church of the City Dr. Darren Whitehead for a conversation about his latest book, The Digital Fast: 40 Days to Detox Your Mind and Reclaim What Matters Most.   Pastor Whitehead examines the toxicity of our dependency on technology and explores the benefits of taking a break from our phones and social media. He emphasizes that by putting down our phones, we can bring ourselves closer to God's presence. Learn more about...
Published 02/18/24
Shannon is joined by worship leader and author Tasha Layton for a conversation about her career in the music industry, as well as her book, Look What You've Done.   Tasha reflects on her life before her music career and discusses how she was able to lift herself out of times of darkness and despair. She touches on her relationship with Church and how she was able to strengthen her relationship with God by understanding His love and grace.   Later, Tasha discusses how she's able to balance...
Published 02/11/24
Shannon is joined by FOX News Foreign Correspondent Trey Yingst for a conversation about the current state of the Israel-Hamas war.   Trey discusses the emotional impact of the war on both journalists and civilians but emphasizes the importance of bringing people first-hand coverage of the events. He reports on the latest updates within the war and discusses what a post-conflict region could look like. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 02/04/24
Shannon is joined by author, podcast host, and Christian fitness expert Kim Dolan Leto for a conversation about maintaining healthy faith and fitness habits.   Kim provides guidance for listeners who are trying to honor their bodies and keep on track with their New Year's Resolutions. She shares health-related hardships experienced by her family and emphasizes the importance of giving our struggles to God. Later, she gives practical tips for listeners to make responsible decisions in the new...
Published 01/28/24
Shannon is joined by Legal Commentator and Author Horace Cooper for a conversation about the importance of the New Hampshire primary.   Horace provides his analysis of New Hampshire voters and explains the obstacles ahead for the Republican candidates challenging the frontrunner, former President Donald Trump. He discusses President Biden's approach to New Hampshire and lays out the consequences of a third-party candidate’s run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/21/24
Shannon is joined by Christian rock musician and author John Cooper for a conversation about his latest book, Wimpy, Weak, & Woke: How Truth Can Save America From Utopian Destruction. John details his faith journey, citing how the devastating loss of his mother strengthened his relationship with Jesus, and ultimately led him to pursue a career in music. He discusses the formation of his band, Skillet, and shares his reaction to the current state of the country, and why he hopes his book...
Published 01/14/24
Shannon is joined by best-selling author and philanthropist Mitch Albom for a conversation about his latest book, The Little Liar.   Mitch shares the inspiration for his novel, expressing that he wanted to highlight the value of truth and the ramifications of a single lie. He also discusses why he chose to set the story during the Holocaust, and the importance of remembering the historic tragedy that took place. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 01/07/24
Shannon is joined by best-selling author, Pastor Jonathan Pokluda for a conversation about his latest book, Why Do I Do What I Don't Want to Do?: Replace Deadly Vices with Life-Giving Virtues.   Pastor Pokluda reflects on how his unique life journey forced him to question and understand his faith. He discusses the roles that vice, and virtue play within our lives and shares how believers can practice discipline to stop feeding sin.   Later, Pastor Pokluda shares how listeners can find a fresh...
Published 12/31/23
Merry Christmas!   Shannon sits down with Pastor Max Lucado to reflect on the state of the world and emphasize the importance of the Christmas story to bring hope to the world. Later, he and Shannon discuss their favorite holiday traditions this time of year.   Finally, Pastor Lucado ends with a Christmas prayer Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Published 12/24/23
The Bachelor’s Madison Prewett Troutt found her happy ending! Shannon is joined by Christian influencer and best-selling author Madison Prewett Troutt for a conversation about her latest book, The Love Everybody Wants: What You're Looking For Is Already Yours.   Madison discusses how her life changed after searching for love on The Bachelor, the faith-filled journey that led her to her true love and now-husband. She also shares the lessons learned during her season of singleness, and how it...
Published 12/17/23
President and Founder of Founder and President of Arc of Justice Ret. Major Will Ostan has dedicated his life to advocate for ill and wounded service members. He joins Shannon for a conversation on his advocacy and latest book, The Patriot's Field Manual. Will explains how many how active service members are medically separated after they become ill or wounded while in uniform, and how the Wounded Warrior Bill of Rights legislation aims to amend this. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...
Published 12/10/23
May you feel joy and peace this holiday season. Shannon is joined by NYT best-selling author, Pastor Max Lucado for a conversation about his latest movie, Because Of Bethlehem.   Pastor Lucado reflects on the story of Bethlehem and finds parallels within the troubling times of today. He explains how amidst such darkness, God brought a miracle that saved humanity, and encourages listeners to find hope during the holiday season.  Later, Pastor Lucado and Shannon discuss why the season of...
Published 12/03/23
Shannon is joined by Christian author Ocieanna Fleiss for a conversation about her latest book, Awaiting the Manger: Whispers of Advent in the Old Testament.   Ocieanna provides a new way of looking at the traditional Christmas story through the lens of the Old Testament. She discusses the importance of studying the Advent during the holiday season and shares how listeners can adjust their minds and hearts to focus on the importance of Christ throughout the Christmas season. Follow Shannon...
Published 11/26/23
Shannon is joined by public affairs expert and political commentator Denise Grace Gitsham for a conversation about her latest book, Politics for People Who Hate Politics: How to Engage without Losing Your Friends or Selling Your Soul.   Denise provides ways for listeners to have tough political conversations with family and loved ones this holiday season. She shares how her faith inspires her to bring love and truth in difficult situations and explains the importance of making people feel...
Published 11/19/23
Shannon is joined by Marine veteran and Executive Director of Mission Roll Call Cole Lyle for a conversation about how his nonprofit supports and uplifts veterans.   Cole reflects on his experience as a veteran returning to civilian life and shares intimate details about his mental health struggles. He explains how his faith helped him survive the hard times and ultimately led him to public service, where he became an advocate for veterans.   Later, Cole shares how listeners can get access to...
Published 11/12/23
Shannon is joined by New York Times best-selling author and FOX News Contributor Raymond Arroyo for a conversation about his new book, The Magnificent Mischief of Tad Lincoln, as well as a glimpse of his new Christmas album, Christmas Merry And Bright. Raymond sheds light on the history of the White House turkey pardon and explains how the tradition began with President Lincoln and his son, Tad. He shares how the Lincoln family, and the country, were experiencing dark times during the...
Published 11/05/23
Shannon is joined by film and music producer Adam Anders for a discussion about his latest project, Journey To Bethlehem. Adam discusses his background in Christian music and shares how he was inspired to create this film 17 years ago. He explains how he balances the true story in the Bible with pop music and dance to create a modern take on the Nativity. Later, Adam shares what it was like to work with big-name stars on this project. Follow Shannon on Twitter: @ShannonBream Learn more about...
Published 10/29/23
Shannon is joined by NYT best-selling author Lee Strobel for a conversation about his upcoming book, Is God Real?: Exploring The Ultimate Question Of Life.   As a former atheist, Lee reveals that it wasn't until he attempted to disprove Christianity that he became a devout follower of Christ. He shares how through his interviews with scientists, philosophers, and other experts, evidence of God can be found in all aspects of our life, whether it's the creation of the universe, or even in our...
Published 10/22/23
This past weekend Hamas terrorists unleashed multiple attacks on Israel, resulting in irreparable harm and destruction to the nation. As Israelis and Palestinians seek refuge amid a gruesome war, the world watches drawing in immense support for both sides of the conflict, offering monetary aid and prayers. Founder & Editor-in-Chief of All Israel News and All Arab News, Joel Rosenberg joins Shannon from his home in Jerusalem to offer his insight on civilian response to the war in Israel....
Published 10/15/23
Shannon is joined by Actors and Authors Carlos and Alexa PenaVega for a conversation about their latest book, Love Is The Point: 100 Days of God’s Love for You and How to Share It with Those Around You.   Carlos and Alexa share how they aim to spread God's love and Truth through serving others. As Lahaina residents, the couple discuss the devastation of the Maui wildfires and how they find hope in the rebuilding efforts that followed. Later, Carlos and Alexa emphasize the importance of unity,...
Published 10/08/23
Shannon is joined by the Director of International Affairs for the City of David Foundation, Ze'ev Orenstein for a conversation about the excavation of the Pool of Siloam.   Ze'ev recounts the story of how Jesus healed a blind man at the Pool of Siloam and discusses how the latest archeological discovery affirms Scripture. He explains how unearthing these sites allows people of different faiths to celebrate their heritage, culture, and beliefs. Later, Ze'ev provides an inside look into the...
Published 10/01/23
Shannon is joined by Bible scholar, Author, and Host of the Back Porch Theology podcast Lisa Harper for a conversation about her latest book, JESUS: A Scandalously Devoted, Conspicuously Uncool, Super-Transparent Homage to Who Our Savior Is and How Much He Loves Us Devotional.   Lisa shares how God protected her throughout her adolescence and explains how her desire to know Jesus inspired her to write this book. She revels in how God introduced her to her daughter, Missy, and shares the story...
Published 09/24/23
Shannon is joined by NYT best-selling author, Pastor Max Lucado for a conversation about his latest book, God Never Gives Up On You.   Pastor Lucado tells the story of Jacob in the Bible and explains that despite his mistakes and flaws, God never turned away from him. Shannon and Pastor Lucado discuss why many people of faith are unsure whether God believes in them. Later, Pastor Lucado assures listeners that our bad decisions don't define us, and that God's forgiveness ultimately sets us...
Published 09/17/23