Kresta in the Afternoon – August 25, 2016 – Hour 1

+  Kresta News Roundup

  • + Articles Mentioned:

    • It's Hard to Go to Church -
      A new survey suggests the logistics of going to services can be the biggest barrier to participation—and Americans’ faith in religious institutions is declining. (click to read more)

+  Dying to be Happy (2 segments)

  • Description: When Chris Stepien’s wife was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, he began reflecting on how we should all be ready for the end of life. Christians should embrace death as a part of daily life, not deny it or ignore it. We’ll talk with him about how admitting the inescapability of death helps us to find true joy in this life and the next.
  • Segment Guests:
    • Chris Stepien
      Chris Stepien began his professional career as a producer for ABC, winning six EMMYs. He’s the co-founder of Adventure, Inc and the Director and Owner of Stepien Creative Services. Chris is the author of “Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah” and “Dying to be Happy: Discovering the Truth about Life”
  • + Resources Mentioned Available in Our Store:

    • Dying To Be Happy: Discovering the Truth About Life

      A few days before Thanksgiving 2014, author Chris Stepien found himself in an oncologist s office. But he wasn't the patient. Stepien's wife, Ellen, was just beginning her battle with aggressive breast cancer. That day, while listening to the oncologist's treatment strategy, Stepien began writing Dying to Be Happy: Discovering the Truth About Life. In the pages of this book, a brush with a life-threatening disease sparks a frank discussion on mortality. The author explores the prospects of embracing death on a daily basis versus denying it. He encourages readers to follow the advice of Jesus Christ: always be ready for the end of life. Along the way, Stepien highlights a spectrum of short, true stories where people rise above the fear of death, including the harrowing account of a child who survived the Holocaust -- Stepien's own mother. (learn more)

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