Out of the Saltshaker & Into the World: Evangelism as a Way of Life by Rebecca Manley PippertA fabulous book that will change a Christians view of witnessing to Christ - unfortunately in todays culture, the word evangelism has become a scary word - to both Christians and non-believers alike...for Christians due to fear of rejection or fear of inadequacy and for non-believers because of what they have heard from TV or what our post-modern culture has told them. Ironically, many adults who today reject Christianity (“I blindly accepted it as a child”) now “blindly” reject it as an adult without ever really studying the bible or investigating who Jesus was for themselves while an adult. I’m sure they can all tell stories about how they see all Christians as hypocrites, or how they got hit over the head by a bible-thumping evangelist. But ask them what part of the bible or Jesus they find offensive and many cannot point you to the exact spot – they can only give generalizations based on what culture has told them. They haven’t set foot in a church other than the one they were raised in for decades…they just know they reject everything they stand for. The author has heard all of this before…and takes a step back to talk about the true base work necessary before you can witness to Christ…and the necessity for getting away from deciding on “technique” as most important. Having worked with college age students for years, the author knows of what she speaks about encountering today’s cultural stereotypes of Christianity. Every person out there who calls themselves a professing Christian needs to read this book. As the author reminds us, we are not called to be experts in the bible, or to be experts in theology or experts in the church – we are called to witness to Christ, who He was and what He did for us personally…to tell what our story is and how Christ transformed us..
Tippi Hedren: Alfred Hitchcock sexually assaulted me
It is based on Donald Spoto 's book, Spellbound by Beauty: Alfred Hitchcock and His Leading Ladies , which discusses the English film director Hitchcock and the women who played leading roles in his films. The Girl ' s title was inspired by Hitchcock's alleged nickname for Hedren. The film depicts Hitchcock's alleged obsession with Hedren, the American model and actress he brought from relative obscurity to star in his film The Birds. Hitchcock becomes infatuated with his leading lady; when she rebuffs his advances, he subjects her to a series of traumatic experiences during the filming of The Birds. Hitchcock's obsession with Hedren continues when she stars in his next production, Marnie.
Do Hitchcock and The Girl reveal the horrible truth about Hitch?
Actress claims she did not report on Hitchcock's alleged behaviour because 'sexual harassment and stalking were terms that didn't exist'. Tippi Hedren has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Alfred Hitchcock when filming several of her iconic movies with the late director. Hedren made a name for herself after appearing in the iconic horror classic The Birds in after she was discovered by British director Hitchcock at the age of 31 while she was a newly divorced single mother caring for her daughter Melanie Griffith. Now at the age of 86, Hedren has documented her time working on the films in a new memoir of which excerpts have been published in the Mail Online and the New York Post. In a series of extraordinary claims, Hedren alleges the director threw himself on top of the actress and tried to kiss her while they were driving in his limousine during The Birds filming.
Tippi Hedren has revealed how Alfred Hitchcock allegedly sexually assaulted her while they were working on the films The Birds and Marnie. Hedren alleges that the director ordered other cast members not to socialise with her or touch her, and grew petulant if he saw her talking to other men. She claims he once threw himself on top of her and tried to kiss her while they were travelling in his limousine. She also says that in a scene where her character was attacked by birds in a bedroom she was told the mechanical birds would not work, and that they would have to use live ones. She allegedly spent five days filming the scene with live birds being thrown at her and attached to her body with elastic bands. Hedren says she broke down when a bird that had been attached to her shoulder almost pecked her in the eye, and she spent the following week in bed, exhausted. He also placed her dressing room next to his office, and was able to enter through a connecting door.
Like Grace Kelly before her, Hedren seemed destined to be a huge star, as an impossibly cool and elegant screen goddess. But a falling out with the director put her career in a tailspin and she struggled to build on that early promise. Hedren tells Variety that she decided to share her story in the hopes of encouraging other women to stand up for themselves. I thought if everybody else was writing about me, I might as well tell the whole story, or almost the whole story. I became concerned about this issue, along with my then husband, and we decided to do a movie. They were all rescues.