Radio Interviews

Radio Interview: Tosca Lee - A Single Light

FINALLY!!!!

For those who read Tosca Lee's The Line Between, we had a problem. The end was amazing, yet such a cliff-hanger! But now, the sequel is available 9/17/19. Tosca joined on recent Bott Radio Network to discuss the book and how 'prophetic' many aspects of it have been. Enjoy the conversation by clicking on the link below.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on September 13, 2019.

Radio Interview: James R Hannibal - The Gryphon Heist

Having written books for adults and youth in the American Booksellers Association (ABA), former stealth pilot, James R Hannibal is now seeing his first novel in the Christian Booksellers Association (CBA) realm come to life. Filled with intrigue, global espionage, and copious amounts of action, Hannibal’s new book, The Gryphon Heist, brings his experience and knowledge into this engaging novel that blends the basic element of greed and lust for power to a new, high-tech level.

James joined us on Bott Radio Network Encounter to share a bit of his story - including being with his wife as an armed terrorist attempted to chase them down on a windy, German road. Click on the link below to hear a bit about James, his novel, and how God brought him to this step in his journey.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on September 13, 2019.

Radio Interview: Angela Hunt - The King's Shadow

Over the years, we've been blessed many times to speak with Angela Hunt, novelist on Bott Radio Network (St. Louis). Her latest series, The Silent Years, has covered the 400-year time period between Malachi and Matthew.

The fourth and final book, The King's Shadow, delves deeply into Herod the Great through the eyes of his sister. If you didn't know about all the connections between Herod, Cleopatra, and others that greatly influenced that time period, GET THE BOOK! It's not only a very engaging novel, it will also equip your understanding of God's Word.

Please take a few minutes to listen to our conversation.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on September 6, 2019.


Radio Interview: Erin Bartels - The Words Between Us

Earlier this year, we were blessed to welcome Erin Bartels to the Bott Radio Network broadcast. Her book, We Hope for Better Things, was a beautifully written novel weaving together three generations living through turbulence. Her newest book, The Words Between Us, tells the story of a woman seeking to hide a dark secret from her past. Even though she believes she has managed to hide away in obscurity, events begin to boil that threaten her carefully guarded life.

Click on the link below to hear our conversation about her new book, her writing, and a bit of what’s happening through God’s calling!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on September 6, 2019.

Radio Interview: Tracey Mitchell - Becoming Brave

According to the dictionary, one who is brave is ready to face danger or pain while showing courage. Tracey Mitchell, executive producer of "Life from DFW" and CEO of Winning Woman Consulting Group, joined us on Bott Radio Network KSIV to discuss her new book, Becoming Brave, from Thomas Nelson.

From her perspective, becoming brave begins when we think big, dream wildly, and live fear-free. Follow the link to here her words of wisdom and encouragement to take that next step forward!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 30, 2019.

Radio Interview: Courtney B Ellis - Uncluttered / Almost Holy Mama

Is your life feeling a bit cluttered? Is your spiritual life feeling the same?

Courtney Ellis - Author managed to clear off enough room on her schedule to join us recently on Bott Radio Network . This "Almost Holy Mama" discussed her new books, her life and ministry, and all sorts of fun whatnot to help us be "Uncluttered".

Please click on the link below to hear our conversation!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 30, 2019.

Radio Interview: Niki Hardy - Breathe Again

Although I’ve known people with cancer, it hit home powerfully when my brother died in 2013. Since then, I’ve always tried to listen, explore, and attempt to help those who might also be walking the journey. That said…

Niki Hardy voice is much more compelling than mine. Not only did she lose her mother and sister to cancer, she was diagnosed herself. And her form of cancer was not exactly one that many people like to discuss. But in her fight, she found hope, joy, and yes, even laughter as she thrived during her struggle. (And no, it wasn't all easy, but God was and is still good!)
Please take a moment to listen to our conversation that was a part of Bott Radio Network KSIV Encounter. Niki shared her story and info on her book, Breathe Again. It’s a refreshing (and joy-filled) look at living well when life falls apart.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 23, 2019.

Radio Interview: Alex Kendrick - Overcomer movie

Overcomer, the new movie from The Kendrick Brothers releases in theaters TODAY!

Alex Kendrick, co-writer, director, and one of the main characters, joined Bott Radio Network Encounter for a conversation about the movie and his life. Click below to listen to the interview and GO SEE THE MOVIE!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 23, 2019.

Radio Interview: Steve Brown - Talk the Walk

It's been awhile since Key Life Network, author, pastor, and speaker, Steve Brown, joined us on Bott Radio Network Encounter, but he was recently back with us! Steve brought his clear and compelling message for sharing the Gospel in his newest book, Talk the Walk.
Described as an "attitude-altering book", Talk the Walk invites Christians to cultivate boldness and humility in communicating gospel truth. As always, Steve is unafraid to tackle issues of uncovering self-righteousness and spiritual arrogance to guide believers in ways to present the good news without watering it down. Listen to our conversation by using the link below.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 16, 2019.

Radio Interview: J Otis Ledbetter - Soul Hunger (visit #2)

When J Otis Ledbetter joined us on Bott Radio Network Encounter back in June, the clock ran out far too quickly. He was kind enough to come back and spend some more time with us to discuss his book, Soul Hunger.
The book presents Galatians 5 and a powerful contrast of the fruit of the spirit with the manifestations of the flesh. Easily readable and filled with wonderful examples brought forth from the Word and our world, you'll be blessed as you dig deeply into God's Truth and find powerful nourishment for your hungry soul!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 16, 2019.



Radio Interview: Shawn Smucker - Light From Distant Stars

On Novel Friday, we were also joined by a novelist who was new to me - Shawn Smucker, Writer. His new book, Light from Distant Stars, from Revell, takes us into the life of a young man wrestling with his present circumstances as he considers aspects of his past that have shaped him. From the first pages of stepping over his father's body in the basement of the funeral home, you'll be drawn into the narrative while considering your own story as well.

I think you will enjoy hearing a bit of Shawn’s story. Just click on the audio below to listen!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 2, 2019.

Radio Interview: Robin Jones Gunn - Becoming Us

We were able to have another “Novel Friday” recently on Bott Radio Network KSIV. Our first interview featured the return of Robin Jones Gunn. Her Christy Miller and Sierra Jensen novels have been an incredible blessing for young ladies for more than 30 years. That blessing hasn't stopped as Robin has continued to write the 'next chapters' and introduce us to new characters. Her newest series is "Haven Makers" begins with the novel, Becoming Us. Open the audio below to listen to our conversation.

This interview aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 2, 2019.

Radio Interview: Kat Armstrong - No More Holding Back

When asked to describe her book, No More Holding Back, Kat Armstrong wrote the following:

In a day when our church culture has limited the terms of Jesus’ command to the perceived strengths of each gender, a woman trying to love the Lord beyond her heart and soul, with her strength and mind, can be thought of as crossing some line or unspoken boundary. But that is not what Scripture says.

I offer my thoughts on this important subject in an effort to help women find their answers to the question, “What am I doing here?” Perhaps more clearly, “Why am I allowing limitations on my pursuit of Jesus’ calling?”—not just as single, career-driven women or as wives and moms but as Christ followers focused on living their lives to love and serve God as their first and highest calling.

We had an interesting conversation as Kat presented her approach to helping women understand the role that Jesus is calling them to serve. Click on the link below to hear the Bott Radio Network Encounter KSIV 95.9/1320.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 9, 2019.

Radio Interview: Tim Riter - God, A Motorcycle, and the Open Road

So, there’s one topic I never thought we’d discuss on Bott Radio Network Encounter. And yet, we recently welcomed Tim Riter to discuss...

MOTORCYCLES!

What do we know about motorcycles? Absolutely nothing!!! But that’s ok. Tim does AND he also has a deep passion for God. Tim's new book, God, a Motorcycle, and the Open Road, brings together 50 devotions and stories with God's Word. However, this special book adds a touch more as you seek to truly 'kick start' your response. (I guess I know enough to try to make at least one pun…)

Click below to hear the interview and see how this resource might equip you to walk (or ride!) forward in faith!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on August 9, 2019.

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Radio Interview: Lincee Ray - It's a Love Story

On a recent Bott Radio Network KSIV Encounter, we were able to spend a bit of time with Lincee Ray to discuss her book, It's a Love Story. Her journey to becoming an author was a bit... different. Beginning with www.IHateGreenBeans.com and blogging about a little television show called The Bachelor, she was then able to bring her faith and stories to a much broader audience.

Click on the link below to hear of the magic of green beans and God's Grand Story!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on July 26, 2019.

Radio Interview: Melissa Spoelstra - Dare to Hope

The last time she was with us, we were getting ready for Christmas! Those thoughts were far removed as we spoke this time in the heat of summer. Regardless of the weather, we were happy to welcome back Melissa Spoelstra to Bott Radio Network Encounter.

Her latest book, Dare to Hope, takes readers deep into the Book of Jeremiah to find ways to live intentionally and with hope in a world that is often very unstable. Click below to hear a bit of the conversation about the Lamenting Prophet and the message of Hope God gave to him!

Bott Radio Network Encounter StL hosted by Lay Renewal is heard every Friday on KSIV 95.9 / 1320. This interview originally aired on July 19, 2019.

Radio Interview: Rebecca McLaughlin - Confronting Christianity

On a recent Bott Radio Network Encounter, we spoke with Rebecca McLaughlin. Her book, Confronting Christianity, addresses 12 Hard Questions that keep many from truly seeking to know what the Christian faith is all about. There are some very insightful thoughts regarding diversity, sexuality, and many other issues that believers must understand.

Click on the link to hear the Bott Radio Network interview with Rebecca!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on July 19, 2019.

Radio Interview: Cathy Parker - Northern Lights

We were joined on a recent Bott Radio Network Encounter by Cathy B. Parker, Author. This unique story begins as her family was watching a program on ESPN about a football team in Barrow, Alaska. Burdened by the need, she led the charge to raise over half a million dollars to change the lives of others through...

FOOTBALL?

Click on the link below to hear our conversation on Bott Radio Network.

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network KSIV on July 12, 2019.

Radio Interview: Pat and Tammy McLeod - Hit Hard

We were recently joined by Pat and Tammy McLeod for a special interview on Bott Radio Network KSIV Encounter. While life seemed to be moving forward in wonderful ways, their world was radically rocked when their son sustained a severe brain injury. However, as God directed their steps, they encountered His grace as they navigated the challenges and the challenges of pressing through ambiguous loss.

Click on the link below to hear the interview from Bott Radio Network!

This interview originally aired on Bott Radio Network on Friday, July 12, 2019.

Radio Interview: Don Everts - The Reluctant Witness

On a recent Bott Radio Network Encounter, Don Everts from Lutheran Hour Ministries joined us to share "The Reluctant Witness", his new book from InterVarsity Press and Barna Group. It's a helpful resource to guide you to discover the delight of spiritual conversations. Have you considered simply starting with “Hi"?

The Encounter with Lay Renewal Ministries is heard every Friday at 1:30 PM on 95.9/1320 KSIV, part of the Bott Radio Network. This interview originally aired on July 5, 2019.