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Wednesday, 29 December 2010 09:50 AM America/New_York

NEWS_BEAT-TimTebowThe parent company of Zondervan, HarperCollins will publish the inspirational memoir of Tim Tebow, an outspoken Christian considered one of the greatest college football players of all time. Slated to be released April 19, Through My Eyes will tell the story of  the 2007 Heisman Trophy winner, two-time national champion at the University of Florida and now a rookie with the Denver Broncos.   ?

NEWS_BEAT-ThirdDay2009Third Day’s “Follow Me There”—a song from the GRAMMY-winning band’s latest album—was selected as the theme music for Sarah Palin’s Alaska, a new documentary-style series that premiered in November on TLC. The song is from Third Day’s 11th studio release, Move, released Oct. 19 by Essential Records/Provident Label Group. TLC and Provident Label Group agreed to cross-promote the series to Third Day fans and the group to the network’s viewers.   

 A movie telling the inspirational life story of surfer Bethany Hamilton—a Christian teen who had her left arm bitten off by a tiger shark—will be released in theaters April 15. Based on Hamilton’s Soul Surfer: A True Story of Faith, Family, and Fighting to Get Back on the Board (MTV Books), which was sold in some Christian bookstores, the film, also called Soul Surfer, stars AnnaSophia Robb as Bethany; Dennis Quaid; Helen Hunt; and Carrie Underwood as church youth leader Sarah Hill.

Drummer for Seattle-based Christian band The Myriad, Randy Miller died Nov. 5 after battling chondrosarcoma—a form of bone cancer—since 2008. He was 39. Miller founded and ran a construction company before joining The Myriad in 2006. The band—whose albums include You Can’t Trust A Ladder (Floodgate Records) and With Arrows, With Poise (Koch Records)—is currently working on its new album, to be released in early 2011. Miller is survived by his wife, Kristyn, and two children, Conner, 11, and Gillian, 9.