Guest(s): Rebecca St. James, Naomi Anderson
Do you find yourself feeling stuck on the road of singleness with no exit ramp in sight? Then today's program is just for you! Renowned singer and author, Rebecca St. James, joins our host in the studio to discuss the struggle of single living and the rewards of doing it right. Find joy along the journey on today's Family Talk. Australian born Rebecca St. James is both a Grammy Award winner and multiple Dove Award recipient, who can count her lead acting role in the November '09 film release Sarah's Choice, among her most recent career highlights. With international success that has driven her record sales into the multi-millions globally, she has been tireless on the concert/ live performance front since breaking as a major artist in the Christian music industry while still in her teens. Rebecca was in 2008 for the 7th consecutive year named "Favorite Female Artist" in Contemporary Christian Music by readers of CCM Magazine. She has received RIAA certified gold album awards, for her ground-breaking album God and her Grammy Award winning project Pray, certified gold in 2006. A gifted songwriter, St. James' signature blend of modern pop/rock sensibilities and lyrics of unwavering devotion have blazed the way to seventeen Top 10 singles--nine of which have reached the #1 spot on the charts to date. A passionate spokesperson for the child relief work of Compassion International, more than 30,000 of the world's neediest children have found sponsorship through her worldwide concerts. Her annual schedule of international touring has made Rebecca St. James one of the Christian music industry's most globally outreaching artists. In addition to music, Rebecca is a best selling author, with more than a half dozen books to her credit, including Wait For Me (Thomas Nelson) which has sold more than 100,000 units. Her '08 book release, Pure, (Hachette/Faithwords) reached Top 10 on the CBA Bestseller List in February 2009. Rebecca's interests in acting have found her involved in several national film productions, touring in a lead role as Mary Magdalene in the national company of the rock opera musical, !Hero, and voicing the character of 'Hope The Angel' in VeggieTales' best selling DVD production, The Easter Carol, now approaching a million units in sale, after a major re-release in '09. September release of her newest book, Loved, (Hachette/Faithwords) and the fall national film release of Sarah's Choice capped 2009 as one of Rebecca's most creatively diverse years. Ahead in 2010: More concerts, the promise of new music, and Rebecca's involvement on the heels of the strong pro life message of Sarah's Choice, as a national media voice for 'life.'