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

Stephen E. Strang: How Cancel Culture Is Duping Our Children and Why ‘Christians Must Be Strong’

Bestselling Author Known for His Books About Donald J. Trump Is Releasing ‘God and Cancel Culture’ on Sept. 7, 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangaward-winning journalist, bestselling author, and founder of Charisma Media, has announced the release of his new book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late,” on Sept. 7, 2021. The book not only raises red flags about, and includes keen analyses of, today’s “cancel culture,” but it also explains how Critical Race Theory (CRT) attaches value to victim status—which is why more and more parents are revolting against their school boards as a new school year gets underway across the country.

Loudoun County, Virginia, has seen numerous parent protests against CRT—and last week, a Colorado school board narrowly voted to keep Critical Race Theory out of its district’s classrooms. Two board members argued that while educators should teach about race and racism, they should not “deliberately undermine” family values, faith, or other principles. “By its own terms, CRT/antiracism excludes individuals who merely advocate for neutral principles of the Constitution,” the board members wrote, in part, as they disputed race-based generalizations.

Strang reveals in “God and Cancel Culture” that behind CRT lies a different motivation “that has nothing to do with race or even gender.” Instead, its foundations “are thoroughly Marxist and anti-American.” Many young people, Strang explains in his reporting, “may not know they are Marxists because they’ve been duped into believing they’re fighting for racial justice.”

Continues Strang, “Cancellation is merely the first step in propagandizing a generation in the way of godlessness.” This is about atheism, he boldly articulates in “God and Cancel Culture”—which is why “we Christians must not retreat. We must advance and be strong.”

Strang adds, “America is living proof that capitalism gives more freedom than any other economic system. We certainly don’t want to tear it down in favor of some alternate culture. But what can be done to save freedom from Marxism? Some say the solution will be rather extreme—and violent.” Even so, notes Strang, “Speaking out and standing for what’s right are always in fashion in God’s Kingdom … There is always hope.”

For “God and Cancel Culture,” Strang went to a cross section of leaders—and in his new book, he:

  • documents what is happening to many conservatives across the country right now;
  • shares effective ways that believers can respond;
  • explains why we can look to the future with hope; and
  • helps readers understand that no matter how bad things may seem, God always prevails.

“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.

From Cancel Culture to Communism: Bestselling Author Stephen E. Strang Alerts Nation to Today’s Grave Dangers

Known for His Books About Donald J. Trump, Strang Urges Christians to Take Important Action in Newest Book ‘God and Cancel Culture,’ Releasing on Sept. 7. 2021
 

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangaward-winning journalist, bestselling author, and founder of Charisma Media, has announced the forthcoming publication of his must-read new book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late,” out on Sept. 7, 2021—and not a moment too soon. With vaccine passports now required for indoor dining, gyms, and performance venues in NYC and vaccinations mandated for all federal workers and, soon, for all military members as well, the government is increasingly stripping Americans of their God-given freedoms in favor of “cancel culture,” “political correctness,” and yes, communism. 

Strang, as few others have done, boldly lays out the grave dangers for all who believe in America’s promise. “Cancel culture isn’t new,” notes Strang, a widely read author and Christian businessman who wrote “God and Donald Trump” (2017), among other books. “Its purpose has always been to silence opponents and control society by dominance and intimidation. But we Christians must not retreat. We must advance and be strong.”

Strang adds, “It’s one thing to make choices in a free market. It’s something else entirely to lose that free market and with it the freedom to choose. For many insightful observers, that is exactly the choice we face today: a rebirth of liberty or a tyranny that dominates society—even American society.

“America is living proof—with more than 200 years of history to back it—that capitalism gives more freedom than any other economic system,” Strang further reveals as to why he has written “God and Cancel Culture”. “We certainly don’t want to tear it down in favor of some alternate culture. But what can be done to save freedom from Marxism? Some say the solution will be rather extreme—and violent.

“Speaking out and standing for what’s right are always in fashion in God’s Kingdom … And Christians must not lose heart. We must believe God for a great awakening.”

Featuring exclusive, compelling insights from a cross section of leaders,“God and Cancel Culture” also:

  • documents what is happening to many conservatives across the country right now;
  • shares effective ways that believers can respond;
  • explains why we can look to the future with hope; and
  • helps readers understand that no matter how bad things may seem, God always comes through.

Strang interviewed a young pastor, Chris Reed, who “pointed out that the Left preaches that Americans should give up their Second Amendment rights—while leftist politicians walk around with armed bodyguards. The Left preaches that it’s immoral for a nation to have boundaries—yet builds a barrier around the Capitol in Washington, D.C., while many of its adherents live in gated communities. The Bible warns such people that their deeds will come back on them,” reports Strang in his book. He also shares, “If ever there was a time for us to rise with boldness and courage and speak the truth in love, it’s now.”

“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 twenty-five most influential Evangelicals in America. He has interviewed four US presidents and has been featured on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, CBN, Dr. James Dobson’s Family Talk, and theDailyCaller.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.

Updated 20th Anniversary Edition of Dr. Michael Youssef’s Book ‘Empowered by Praise’ Inspires Readers to ‘Praise God by Name’

Bestselling Author’s 20th Anniversary Edition ‘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. For example, he notes that on Sunday mornings, many churches sing an upbeat praise chorus that calls for believers to honor the Lord with “a sacrifice of praise.”

But there is one question. “How many of those who sing this song are able to define what is meant by, ‘a sacrifice of praise?’” asks Dr. Youssef.

He defines a sacrifice of praise as the confession of the names of the Lord: “It is speaking His Name in relationship to our personal life.” Dr. Youssef then identifies the nine names God uses to reveal himself to us in the Bible:

  1. Yahweh: The God Who Always Is
  2. Jehovah Jireh: God Our Provider
  3. Jehovah Rapha: God Our Healer
  4. Jehovah Nissi: God Our Banner
  5. Jehovah Mekaddish: God Who Makes Us Holy
  6. Jehovah Shalom: God Our Peace
  7. Jehovah Rohi: God Our Shepherd
  8. Jehovah Tsidkenu: God Our Righteousness
  9. Jehovah Shammah: God Who Is Present Always

“This allows us to praise God, the God who reveals Himself to us through His Names,” says Dr. Youssef. “We will be moved to praise the Lord for the many attributes that are embodied in the Names of God.”

Dr. Youssef further explains: “We must always keep in mind two things as we praise the Name of the Lord: First, our praise is to go to each person of the Holy Trinity. And second, we must never take our adoption as God’s children for granted.”

Indeed, when readers truly catch a glimpse of what it means to be God’s child, we must hold fast to that truth, and remind ourselves often that we are heirs and a reflection of our heavenly Father.

“We must be ever aware of how privileged we are to be called sons and daughters of the Most High,” says Youssef “We are in relationship with Elohim, almighty God, and it is a great privilege to say to Him, “Abba”— “Daddy God.”

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.

Youssef states, “We are designed to praise something, and we cannot separate what we say from what we think; therefore, we should ensure that our thoughts and words always point back to Christ. What a responsibility we bear as we praise God’s Name!

“Praise honors the Lord, but it also changes us—drawing us into His nearness, guiding us in our daily life, and opening the door to His power,” explains Youssef. “Any time we really begin to praise the many names of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—we will grow in our awareness of His presence with us. The more we catch a glimpse of all that God does and who He is, the more we will want to praise Him. The more we know God through praising Him by name, the more we will feel Him at work in our lives, and the more we will see manifestations of His presence and power all around us.

“Praise God, the God who reveals Himself to us through His names,” says Dr. Youssef. “When we praise God, let’s call Him by name!”

As a beautiful devotional, “Empowered by Praise” features a study guide for individuals and groups. Dr. Michael Youssef 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.  

During Negative Circumstances, Worship! Dr. Michael Youssef’s 20th Anniversary Edition of ‘Empowered By Praise’ Book Releasing Sept. 7

‘It is Right to Praise God at All Times and In All Places, in Times of Peace and Times of Opposition,’ Youssef Declares

ATLANTA — In a time of political, social, and economic struggle, Dr. Michael Youssef’s 20th anniversary edition of “Empowered By Praise: Experiencing God’s Presence and Power When You Give Him Glory” is set to releaseon Sept. 7th.

Readers can expect bestselling author 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.

Something Youssef challenges his readers to do is to praise the Lord, even in what seems to be terrible situations. “Regardless of how dire your circumstances appear, you can live in faith that God is sovereign over the universe,” Youssef says. “Nothing happens without His permission. So live in the confidence that He protects you and provides for you.”

The message is especially appropriate in today’s world of scandal and controversy. Between the pandemic, political disputes, and great economic disparity, it’s easy for Christians to forget to praise God during such a difficult time. But Dr. Youssef reminds his readers that Christians are called to worship the Lord even in times of struggles. “What we can know with certainty is this,” Youssef states. “It is right to praise God at all times and in all places, in times of peace and in times of struggle and opposition. In fact, we need to praise God especially in times of difficulty, pain, and opposition.”

Available September 7th, “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. To learn more about this upcoming release, as well as other works by Dr. Youssef, click 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. 

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

Michael Youssef’s Latest Release—Coming September 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.

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 September 7th, “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. 

Author Stephen E. Strang Boldly Tells the Tale of How ‘Cancel Culture’ Blocked COVID Cures: ‘Leftists Have Tried to Use the Pandemic to Control People’

Bestselling Author Known for Books About Donald J. Trump Releases His New Book, ‘God and Cancel Culture,’ on Sept. 7. 2021

ORLANDO, Fla. — Stephen E. Strangaward-winning journalist, bestselling author, and founder of Charisma Media, boldly dares to go where few other authors ever will—and he does so fueled by faith and the courage to say what needs to be said. In his new book, “God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late,” releasing Sept. 7, 2021, Strang paints a portrait of today’s cancel culture through provocative interviews and keen analyses. He shows how leftists have used the “cancellation” of those they disagree with to block the free flow of important medical information to millions of Americans—potentially risking lives in today’s pandemic.

“Even personal health is not off-limits to cancel culture,” says Strang, a widely read author and Christian businessman who wrote “God and Donald Trump” (2017), along with other books. “COVID-19 became a political bludgeon even before it led to mass lockdowns. Leftists tried to use the pandemic—as they try to use everything—as a means to control people. Uncertainty and fear were, and are, the foundations of their power.”

Strang knows of what he speaks: He himself battled the coronavirus—and details that journey forthrightly.

Strang says further of “God and Cancel Culture,” “I spoke to Dr. Stella Immanuel of America’s Frontline Doctors, and she shared with me—as I share in this new book—the medical truth about hydroxychloroquine for the prevention and treatment of COVID. Tracing her shocking story, I show how Big Tech did everything it could to prevent key information from reaching the public. I also tell of Dr. Immanuel’s deep belief in God’s redemptive powers—and how these beliefs helped embolden her to speak out against today’s opposing forces, despite ‘cancellation,’ de-platforming, vicious attacks, negative news stories, and so much more.”

Adds Strang urgently, “We Christians must not lose heart. We must believe God for a great awakening.”

Featuring exclusive insights from a cross section of leaders, Strang’s“God and Cancel Culture” also:

  • documents what is happening to many conservatives across the country right now;
  • shares effective ways that believers can respond; and
  • helps readers understand that no matter how bad things may seem, God always comes through.

Notes Strang, “We are called according to His purpose. The Kingdom of God always overcomes cancellation.”

“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 voted 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, and etheDailyCaller.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 15 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.