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KEVIN BELMONTE - MiraculousBook.com

Miracles can and do happen

 

An award-winning author and historian, Kevin Belmonte served for six years as the lead historical and script consultant for the major motion picture Amazing Grace. His biography of William Wilberforce has also been taught as part of a course on leadership and character formation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and he is the author of Defiant Joy, a critically acclaimed literary biography of G. K. Chesterton. On several occasions he has served as a script consultant for the BBC, and also for PBS. He resides in New England with his wife, Kelly, and their five-year-old son, Sam.

MIKE GLENN - MikeGlennOnline.com

The Gospel of Yes

 

Mike Glenn has been a pastor his entire adult career. He served two churches in South Carolina before coming to Nashville in 1991. Originally from Huntsville, Alabama, He graduated from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.  In addition to being the Senior Pastor of Brentwood Baptist (8000+ members), he also serves as the Teaching Pastor at Kairos, a Tuesday night worship service geared toward young adults. Since it began in 2005, attendance has grown to more than 1,200. His experience of ministering to these young adults for these past several years has redefined his ministry in many ways.  He’s published two books, In Real Time: Authentic Young Adult Ministry As it Happens (2009), which tells the story of Kairos, and The Gospel of Yes (2012), helping readers discover the "yes" they're called to in life and learn to live positively in Christ—the ultimate "yes" of God. Mike says, "The power of life is in what we live for not what we live against."

LEIGH ANNE TUOHY - MakingItHappenFoundation.com

Making it Happen

 

Leigh Anne Tuohy grew up in Memphis and attended the University of Mississippi, where she met her future husband; she now owns an interior design company. Sean Tuohy grew up in New Orleans and for several years played professional basketball; he now owns more than seventy restaurant franchises.  The Tuohy family's life, as chronicled in Michael Lewis' New York Times number one best-seller The Blind Side, went on to become a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster that earned more than $300 million at the box office and became the number one opening weekend sports film in history. The Tuohys live in Memphis but travel all over the country speaking to thousands of people about their family, their faith, and how each of us can make a difference.

MARCIA MEYER - TheBeKindPeopleProject.Org

The Be Kind People Project

 

Marcia Meyer is the founder of The Be Kind People Project, building a nationwide movement to cultivate a culture of kindness by helping K-8 students experience the joy, fun and fulfillment that comes with being kind to others while celebrating teachers and their contributions to society. The nonprofit organization has developed a comprehensive national program of classroom events, contests and Classroom Kindness Kits that teach kids it really is cool to be kind. This is a powerful lesson that can spread from one student to the next, from the classroom to the community, and ultimately, to the nation at large.

TOM SULLIVAN - SullivanLive.com

As I See It

 

Tom Sullivan is an actor, singer, entertainer, author, and producer. Tom's guest stints on television led to two Emmy nominations.  A major motion picture was made of his life based on his autobiography, If You Could See What I Hear. Tom is now writing and producing for television and film and is an in-demand speaker. He is the author of fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books.

DR. AARON TABOR - JesusDaily.com

Social Media and Religion

 

Dr. Tabor is the Founder of Jesus Daily® on Facebook with 14.3 Million members.  Jesus Daily is spreading the Gospel around the globe, and is Facebook’s Most Engaged Page per allfacebook.com.  Dr. Tabor graduated from The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He has devoted his career to helping people start living a life they love through better health. He is the author of Dr. Tabor's Slim & Beautiful Diet and FIGHT NOW: Eat & Live Proactively Against Breast Cancer.