Recently Released 20th Anniversary Edition of Dr. Michael Youssef’s Book ‘Empowered by Praise’ Encourages Readers to Include Worship in Prayer

ATLANTA — The updated and expanded 20th anniversary edition book, “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory,written by bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef, was just released on September 7, 2021, and is changing the way people pray.

In his book, Dr. Youssef provides new insights on ways to worship God through prayer. By including praise in daily prayer, Youssef argues, individuals are forced to see who God is in all His glory and adjust their prayers accordingly.

Youssef states, “Your praises will lead you to pray bold prayers. And when you do, God will respond by empowering you with His Holy Spirit so you are strengthened to demonstrate the power of God. Praise leads to faith, which leads to boldness in prayer, which leads to an outpouring of God’s Spirit, which leads to confidence and boldness in action. Praise becomes our solid footing in the face of evil, establishing our hearts so that we cannot be tossed about by ill winds.”

Youssef adds, “Praise empowers our prayers and also builds up our faith so that when we make our petitions before God, we pray with expectancy and confidence that we will receive God’s best.”

The result of this newfound look at prayer, Youssef believes, is that the individual will feel compelled to continue worshipping God through ministry. Once a person is filled with awe and wonder of the power of Christ, the result inevitably will lead to that person committing to more service opportunities.

“The ultimate expression of praise to God is found in the way we live our lives,” Youssef states. “A life that is obedient to the Lord—to His written commandments and to the daily guidance of the Holy Spirit—is a life of praise.

“Start praising God today, and I guarantee you’ll never be the same again. Start praising God today, and you’ll never want to stop!”

Dr. Youssef’s “Empowered by Praise” will guide readers into a richer understanding of admiration for God by showing new ways to give Him glory.

As a beautiful devotional, “Empowered by Praise” features a study guide for individuals and groups. The new, updated book helps readers deepen their wisdom in praising God and energizes their daily practice of praise through practical, easy-to-understand steps. “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” can be pre-ordered here.

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 50 books, including popular titles like “Saving Christianity?” and “Hope for This Present Crisis.”

Dr. Youssef hosts the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 27 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.  

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

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To interview Dr. Michael Youssef, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.  

Christianity Is Under Attack as Never Before, Stephen Strang Reveals in His New Book, ‘God and Cancel Culture’

‘This Book Will Help Christians Realize the Seriousness of the Battle Before Us,’ Says Award-Winning Journalist

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangan award-winning journalist and thefounder of Charisma Media, has just released his new book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late.” And not a moment too soon.

Strang, a widely read author and Christian businessman who authored “God and Donald Trump” among other books, reveals that legislation that discriminates against Christians is right now underway. He notes that while many people were hoping Christians would be able to ride out the storm, today’s cancel culture is unfortunately hitting everyone, including the most devoted followers of Jesus Christ. 

Explains Strang, “The term ‘cancel culture’ applies to conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, but it is part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, political division, and actual separation on many fronts.”

Strang also makes this point: “The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on, rather than allow ourselves to be divided. My book will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before us and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good—to bring hope.”

Strang adds, “Retreat is the one thing we must not do. Christians must not lose heart. We must stand strong and not be intimidated. We must pray—and we must believe God for a great awakening.”

In the author’s clear, authoritative style, “God and Cancel Culture” features compelling interviews with an array of prominent leaders and does the following:
 

  • Documents what is happening in the country right now;
  • Shares how believers can respond;
  • Explains why Christians can look to the future with hope;
  • Helps readers understand that no matter how bad things seem—God always comes through.

Strang says, “We need to understand that what we’re dealing with today is far more sinister than just ‘liberal’ versus ‘conservative.’ We’re seeing the emergence of a uniquely American form of communism: at best, frightening, at worst, murderous—to biblical values, to our way of life, and to individuals it deems ‘less than.’”

“God and Cancel Culture” will help Christians realize the urgency of the battle before them and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good—to bring hope. It will document what is happening in the country, how believers can respond, and why they can look expectantly to the future.

Stephen E. Strang is the best-selling author of “God and Donald Trump.” The founder and CEO of Charisma Media, Strang was cited by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in America. He has interviewed four U.S. presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” in DailyCaller.com, and in many Christian outlets.

“God and Cancel Culture” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians, including 16 New York Times best-sellers.

The book is available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. It can be ordered at www.stevestrangbooks.com.

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To interview Stephen E. Strang or for a review copy of “God and Cancel Culture,” contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

Just Released: Stephen E. Strang’s New Book, ‘God and Cancel Culture,’ Published September 7, 2021

Award-Winning Journalist Challenges Christians To Stand Strong Against Cancel Culture

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangaward-winning journalist andfounder of Charisma Media, announced the forthcoming publication of his latest book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late,” released on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Strang is a widely read author and Christian businessman who authored “God and Donald Trump” among his other books.

Says Strang about his new book and the circumstances that led him to write it, “Today, 64 percent of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll. Among Republicans, that figure is even higher, at 80 percent. While the term ‘cancel culture’ applies to conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, it is part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. It almost seems this is the beginning of the end—and that Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, political division and actual separation on many fronts.

“Yet now is not the time for Christians to be divided,” continues Strang. “The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on. This book will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before us and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good—to bring hope.

“Christians must not lose heart,” he emphasizes. “We must stand strong and not be intimidated. We must pray—and we must believe God for a great awakening.”

“God and Cancel Culture” features compelling interviews with a cross section of leaders. In clear, authoritative prose, Strang’s new book also does the following:

  • Documents what is happening in the country right now;
  • Shares how believers can respond;
  • Explains why Christians can look to the future with hope;
  • Helps readers understand that no matter how bad things seem, God always comes through.

Strang says, “We are called according to His purpose. A purpose never goes in reverse. This book will reveal what that looks like in its various forms in the day in which we live. It gives a great handle for promoting unity and appreciation of one another when that is breaking down so badly elsewhere. Indeed, maybe the love Jesus spoke about that makes us recognizable to the world will be seen as this book illuminates the supernatural unity among people of diverse opinions and approaches—while pointedly addressing various hot-button areas.”

“God and Cancel Culture” will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before them and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good-to bring hope. It will document what is happening in the country, how believers can respond, and why they can look expectantly to the future.

Stephen E. Strang is the best-selling author of “God and Donald Trump.” The founder and CEO of Charisma Media, Strang was cited by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in America. He has interviewed four U.S. presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” DailyCaller.com, and in many Christian outlets.

“God and Cancel Culture” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians, including 16 New York Times best-sellers.

The book will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. It can be ordered at www.stevestrangbooks.com.

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To interview Stephen E. Strang or for an early review copy of “God and Cancel Culture,” contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

In Today’s America, Too Many Men ‘Are Not What They Should Be,’ Says Dr. Tim Clinton

Noted Faith Leader, Author of the Compelling New Book ‘Focus on the Future,’ Shares Candid Fixes at a Time of ‘Crisis’

LYNCHBURG, VA.—Talk about laying it on the line at such a fractured, frenzied time in our culture. Talk about nailing a problem on the head so that it can be fully, honestly and immediately addressed.

“Sorry to say it so harshly,” says Dr. Tim Clinton in his new book “Focus on the Future: Your Family, Your Faith, and Your Voice Matter Now More Than Ever (to be released Oct. 5, 2021). But “a fatherless America is at the heart of the men’s crisis and a hundred other dysfunctions society suffers from today because men, for the most part, are not what they should be.”

In a country with enormous cultural challenges right now, Clinton believes Americans face a “generational disconnect, particularly between fathers and sons.”Yet Clinton is not content merely to identify problems. As a respected faith leader, he’s ready with solid solutions for everyone—no matter who or where they are.

“We can turn this around,” Clinton asserts. “Why do I believe this? I believe it because God is real and powerful, and He is reaching out to men today. I believe it because men are miserable living as our secular society has urged them to live, and they are hungry for something more. I believe it because whenever I see a crisis in our society, I know it is an opportunity for biblical truth to prevail.”

Clinton is president of the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC). In his new book, he reveals:

  • How to promote and restore the marriage contract and the family unit
  • How to resist the forces determined to destroy biblical masculinity
  • How to lead and protect millennials and Gen Z-ers from today’s rampant temptations

Dr. Tim Clinton, EdD, LPC, LMFT, is president of AACC, the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. Dr. Clinton also serves as co-host of “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” heard on nearly 1400 radio outlets daily. Licensed as a Professional Counselor and as a Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Clinton is recognized as a world leader in mental health and relationship issues and spends much of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited nearly 30 books. Dr. Clinton and his wife, Julie, have two children, and a granddaughter.

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To schedule Dr. Tim Clinton for interviews, contact Hamilton Strategies, Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

TODAY: Stephen E. Strang Releases New Book, ‘God and Cancel Culture’

Award-Winning Journalist Challenges Christians To Strand Strong Against Cancel Culture

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangaward-winning journalist andfounder of Charisma Media, announces the forthcoming publication of his latest book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late,” releasing today, September 7, 2021. Strang is a widely read author and Christian businessman who authored “God and Donald Trump” among his other books.

Says Strang about his new book and the circumstances that led him to write it, “Today, 64 percent of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll. Among Republicans, that figure is even higher, at 80 percent. While the term ‘cancel culture’ applies to conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, it is part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. It almost seems this is the beginning of the end—and that Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, political division and actual separation on many fronts.

“Yet now is not the time for Christians to be divided,” continues Strang. “The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on. This book will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before us and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good—to bring hope.

“Christians must not lose heart,” he emphasizes. “We must stand strong and not be intimidated. We must pray—and we must believe God for a great awakening.”

“God and Cancel Culture” features compelling interviews with a cross section of leaders. In clear, authoritative prose, Strang’s new book also does the following:

  • Documents what is happening in the country right now;
  • Shares how believers can respond;
  • Explains why Christians can look to the future with hope;
  • Helps readers understand that no matter how bad things seem, God always comes through.

Strang says, “We are called according to His purpose. A purpose never goes in reverse. This book will reveal what that looks like in its various forms in the day in which we live. It gives a great handle for promoting unity and appreciation of one another when that is breaking down so badly elsewhere. Indeed, maybe the love Jesus spoke about that makes us recognizable to the world will be seen as this book illuminates the supernatural unity among people of diverse opinions and approaches—while pointedly addressing various hot-button areas.”

“God and Cancel Culture” will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before them and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good-to bring hope. It will document what is happening in the country, how believers can respond, and why they can look expectantly to the future.

Stephen E. Strang is the best-selling author of “God and Donald Trump.” The founder and CEO of Charisma Media, Strang was cited by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in America. He has interviewed four U.S. presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” DailyCaller.com, and in many Christian outlets.

“God and Cancel Culture” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians, including 16 New York Times best-sellers.

The book will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. It can be pre-ordered at www.stevestrangbooks.com.

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To interview Stephen E. Strang or for an early review copy of “God and Cancel Culture,” contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

TODAY: Dr. Michael Youssef, Bestselling Author, Releases 20th Anniversary Edition of Foundational Book ‘Empowered By Praise’

Michael Youssef’s Latest Book—Released Today, Sept. 7—Reveals the Transformative Power of Worship

ATLANTA — Dr. Michael Youssef and Charisma House are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 20th anniversary edition of “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” today, September 7, 2021.

Readers can expect Dr. Youssef to guide them into a richer understanding of admiration for God that will forever change their relationship with Him. Filled with practical, Scriptural guidance and stories from his own personal life, Youssef’s book explores the blessings, challenges, elements, and power of worship.

“Praise honors the Lord, but it also changes you—drawing you into His nearness, guiding you in your daily life, and opening the door to His power,” explains Youssef. The 20th anniversary edition provides powerful ways to give God glory that result in deeper spiritual growth and transformation.

Dr. Youssef notes, “Praise is our foremost means of inviting God to take up residence with us and to establish His presence, authority, and purpose in every aspect of our lives.”

“Empowered by Praise” is practical and personal as Dr. Youssef discusses the role of praise in his life. Referencing the real-life applications of our adoration, Dr. Youssef challenges readers, “Praise produces five major benefits in our lives. . . . It reveals our true beliefs, and it refocuses our thinking and feelings. Praise is the route to deep fellowship with God, and it establishes the reign of God in our lives. Finally, praise reinforces the truth of who we are and who God is.

Available today, September 7, “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” will include a chapter-by-chapter study guide for individuals and small groups.   

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 50 books, including popular titles like “Saving Christianity?” and “Hope for This Present Crisis.”

Dr. Youssef hosts the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 27 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.  

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

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To interview Dr. Michael Youssef, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102. 

NEXT WEEK: Dr. Michael Youssef, Bestselling Author, Releases 20th Anniversary Edition of Foundational Book ‘Empowered By Praise’

Michael Youssef’s Upcoming Release—Coming Tuesday Sept. 7—Reveals the Transformative Power of Worship

ATLANTA — Dr. Michael Youssef and Charisma House are pleased to announce the upcoming release of the 20th anniversary edition of “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

Readers can expect Dr. Youssef to guide them into a richer understanding of admiration for God that will forever change their relationship with Him. Filled with practical, Scriptural guidance and stories from his own personal life, Youssef’s book explores the blessings, challenges, elements, and power of worship.

“Praise honors the Lord, but it also changes you—drawing you into His nearness, guiding you in your daily life, and opening the door to His power,” explains Youssef. The 20th anniversary edition provides powerful ways to give God glory that result in deeper spiritual growth and transformation.

Dr. Youssef notes, “Praise is our foremost means of inviting God to take up residence with us and to establish His presence, authority, and purpose in every aspect of our lives.”

“Empowered by Praise” is practical and personal as Dr. Youssef discusses the role of praise in his life. Referencing the real-life applications of our adoration, Dr. Youssef challenges readers, “Praise produces five major benefits in our lives. . . . It reveals our true beliefs, and it refocuses our thinking and feelings. Praise is the route to deep fellowship with God, and it establishes the reign of God in our lives. Finally, praise reinforces the truth of who we are and who God is.

Available Tuesday September 7, “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” will include a chapter-by-chapter study guide for individuals and small groups.   

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 50 books, including popular titles like “Saving Christianity?” and “Hope for This Present Crisis.”

Dr. Youssef hosts the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 27 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.  

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

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To interview Dr. Michael Youssef, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102. 

NEXT WEEK: Stephen E. Strang Releasing New Book, ‘God and Cancel Culture,’ on September 7, 2021

Award-Winning Journalist Challenges Christians To Strand Strong Against Cancel Culture

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangaward-winning journalist andfounder of Charisma Media, announces the forthcoming publication of his latest book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late,” releasing on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. Strang is a widely read author and Christian businessman who authored “God and Donald Trump” among his other books.

Says Strang about his new book and the circumstances that led him to write it, “Today, 64 percent of Americans believe cancel culture is a threat to their freedom, according to a Harvard CAPS-Harris poll. Among Republicans, that figure is even higher, at 80 percent. While the term ‘cancel culture’ applies to conservatives who oppose the politically correct crowd, it is part of a bigger effort to cancel Christianity and those who espouse biblical principles. It almost seems this is the beginning of the end—and that Christians are in an unprecedented season of fragmentation, political division and actual separation on many fronts.

“Yet now is not the time for Christians to be divided,” continues Strang. “The body of Christ is a big, diverse family, and we must choose to cheer one another on. This book will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before us and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good—to bring hope.

“Christians must not lose heart,” he emphasizes. “We must stand strong and not be intimidated. We must pray—and we must believe God for a great awakening.”

“God and Cancel Culture” features compelling interviews with a cross section of leaders. In clear, authoritative prose, Strang’s new book also does the following:

  • Documents what is happening in the country right now;
  • Shares how believers can respond;
  • Explains why Christians can look to the future with hope;
  • Helps readers understand that no matter how bad things seem, God always comes through.

Strang says, “We are called according to His purpose. A purpose never goes in reverse. This book will reveal what that looks like in its various forms in the day in which we live. It gives a great handle for promoting unity and appreciation of one another when that is breaking down so badly elsewhere. Indeed, maybe the love Jesus spoke about that makes us recognizable to the world will be seen as this book illuminates the supernatural unity among people of diverse opinions and approaches—while pointedly addressing various hot-button areas.”

“God and Cancel Culture” will help Christians realize the seriousness of the battle before them and illuminate the present circumstance for the purpose of doing good-to bring hope. It will document what is happening in the country, how believers can respond, and why they can look expectantly to the future.

Stephen E. Strang is the best-selling author of “God and Donald Trump.” The founder and CEO of Charisma Media, Strang was cited by Time magazine as one of the 25 most influential Evangelicals in America. He has interviewed four U.S. presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, “Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk,” DailyCaller.com, and in many Christian outlets.

“God and Cancel Culture” is published by FrontLine, an imprint of Charisma House, which has published books that challenge, encourage, teach, and equip Christians, including 16 New York Times best-sellers.

The book will be available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats. It can be pre-ordered at www.stevestrangbooks.com.

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To interview Stephen E. Strang or for an early review copy of “God and Cancel Culture,” contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.

Dr. Michael Youssef Responds to Afghanistan Crisis: ‘Weakness on Our Part is Always an Open Invitation for Islamists to Strike Against Everyone’

Islamic Extremism Foreshadows the Current Catastrophe Happening in Afghanistan Now

ATLANTA — Most of the world is watching in horror as Afghanistan continues to be overrun by Islamic extremists. Many people are shocked at the extreme violence being displayed by the Taliban, especially towards women and children. There is an overarching cry of “How did this happen?”

Bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef previously discussed the dangers of Islamic extremism in one of his newest books, Hope for This Present Crisis.” Born in Egypt, Dr. Youssef grew up surrounded by different world religions. Being a Christian in the Middle East provided Dr. Youssef with a great understanding of the potential concerns the extremist Islamic viewpoint poses.

Youssef states in his book, “One Muslim scholar told me, ‘Islam spread throughout the Middle East and North Africa by the sword. But Western culture will be handed to us on a platter. The people of the West are led about by their feelings and sentimentality. Their passions rule them. Soft and undisciplined, they are no match for the determined soldiers of Islam. The West will fall into our hands like overripe fruit.’”

These frightening assessments are merely foreshadowing the current catastrophe happening in Afghanistan now. While world leaders struggle with how to respond to this threat, Youssef urges the government to remain strong in the face of such adversity.

“We in the West have assumed that our democratic institutions, culture, and way of life would go on forever,” Youssef states. “We expected our economy to always be strong, our military to remain invulnerable, and our traditions to endure. But empires and civilizations have collapsed again and again in the past.”

Only by staying strong and pushing back against those who hope to overthrow the American government will Western ideology continue to thrive.

Youssef comments, “I have had many conversations with Muslim thinkers, and they believe the fall of the West is already well underway—a result of the decline of Christianity. They tell me that, as Christianity disintegrates, it is leaving a spiritual vacuum in the West. Their extreme form of Islam is already rushing in to fill that void.

“The blind spot that both the Obama and Biden administrations have to that ideology will only embolden them. Weakness on our part is always an open invitation for Islamists to strike against everyone. We must remain steadfast and strong in the face of these trials.”

In addition to being born in Egypt, Dr. Michael Youssef lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 50 books, including popular titles like “Saving Christianity?” and “Hope for This Present Crisis.”

Dr. Youssef hosts the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 27 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.  

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

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To interview Dr. Michael Youssef, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.  

COMING NEXT WEEK

Updated 20th Anniversary Edition of Dr. Michael Youssef’s Book ‘Empowered by Praise’ Challenges Readers: ‘Praise Demands Personal Change’

Bestselling Author’s ‘Empowered by Praise’Set for Release on September 7

ATLANTA — The updated and expanded 20th anniversary edition book, “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory,written by bestselling author Dr. Michael Youssef, is set for release on September 7, 2021.

In his book, Dr. Youssef provides new insights on ways to give praise to God that will result in personal growth and spiritual transformation. However, Youssef warns his readers that to truly praise God, they must be willing and ready to invite intimate change.

“If praise were easy,” Youssef states, “we would all be glorifying God throughout each day, and we would all be changed people as a result. In fact, that truth helps explain why praise is so difficult: praise demands that we make changes in our lives.”

This change is what Dr. Youssef identifies as humanity’s holdup with praising God in the manner He deserves. “It’s easier to try to avoid the challenges that come with change—even when that change is guaranteed to improve the quality of our lives.”

Dr. Youssef goes into detail about the many ways that praise might change the heart of someone worshipping God. Worship, Youssef argues, shifts humanity’s attitude, energy levels, personal relationships, spiritual perceptions, and desires.

While praise changes so many aspects of worshippers’ lives, Youssef is quick to remind his readers that the objective of praise is not personal gain. “The purpose of praise is not to get something from God. Rather, it is to put ourselves in a position to see God for who He is. We worship God not so much to do something for Him, although He does desire our praise, but to affirm His lordship over our lives.”

Dr. Youssef’s “Empowered by Praise” will guide readers into a richer understanding of admiration for God by showing new ways to give Him glory.

As a beautiful devotional, “Empowered by Praise” features a study guide for individuals and groups. The new, updated book helps readers deepen their wisdom in praising God and energizes their daily practice of praise through practical, easy-to-understand steps. “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” can be pre-ordered here.

Dr. Michael Youssef was born in Egypt and lived in Lebanon and Australia before coming to the United States and fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an American citizen. He holds degrees from Moore College in Sydney, Australia, and Fuller Theological Seminary in California, with a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Emory University. He founded The Church of The Apostles which was the launching pad for Leading The Way’s international ministry. Dr. Youssef has authored more than 50 books, including popular titles like “Saving Christianity?” and “Hope for This Present Crisis.”

Dr. Youssef hosts the popular TV and radio broadcast Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef, which airs more than 13,000 times every week across six continents in 27 languages—reaching audiences in nearly every major city in the world. His programs attract tens of millions of viewers weekly in the U.S. on major TV networks, including TBN, Daystar, Fox Business, Lifetime, GOD TV, CTN, NRB TV, and more.  

Equipped with a keen understanding of the Bible, the Middle East, sociological trends in the Western world, and popular Christian worldview issues, Dr. Youssef is a sought-after voice whose expertise is regularly requested on both secular and Christian media, including Huckabee, Fox & Friends, Eric Metaxas, The Hugh Hewitt Show, The Christian Post, Fox News, Hannity, Glenn Beck, The 700 Club, and more. He and his wife reside in Atlanta and have four grown children and eleven grandchildren.

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