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700 Club Interactive - January 11, 2018

American Chopper’s Paul Teutul Jr. explains how faith in God has kept him steady in the rocky relationship with his father. Read Transcript


Gordon: TH THE BIKES

THEY BUILT WERE LEGENDARY.

PAUL TUTTLE, JR. SHARES

HOW FAITH AND GETTING

FIRED HELPED HIM REBUILD

HIS LIFE, ON TODAY'S "700

CLUB INTERACTIVE."

> WELL, WELCOME TO THE

SHOW.

HERE IS EFREM GRAHAM WITH

THIS WEEK'S TOP FIVE

STORIES FROM "STUDIO 5."

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FIVE...

GRAMMY-WINNER TOSHA

COBBS, BEST-SELLING GOSPEL

ALBUM OF 2017.

Efrem: SHE PERFORMS

HER CHART-TOPPING GOSPEL

TUNES ON "GOOD MORNING

AMERICA."

* I HAVEN'T SEEN, AND EARS

HAVEN'T HEARD *

* THE KIND OF BLESSINGS

* THE KIND OF BLESSING

THAT IS ABOUT TO FALL ON

ME *

Efrem: IN THIS VISIT,

TASHA ALSO CALLS ABOUT HER

GLAB BRASIOHERCOLLABORATION WITH NICKI

MINAJ.

GOD IS CONNECTING

PEOPLE THROUGH SOCIAL

MEDIA.

ONE DAY SHE REACHED OUT TO

ME AND SHE TOLD ME HOW

MUCH MY MINISTER THREE HAS

BLESSED HER LIFE.

AND SHE DID A TWEET TO

90 MILLION FOLLOWERS,

SAYING TASHA, WHEN YOU GET

READY, SEND ME THE ALBUM,

AND I'M GOING TO DO 16

BARS ON A SONG FOR YOU.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

FOUR...

NOMINEES FOR BEST ACTOR

IN A TV SERIES...

Efrem: STERLING BROWN

BECAME THE FIRST BLACK

ACTOR TO WIN THE AWARD.

HAVING SEEN WHO I AM,

IT MAKES IT THAT MUCH MORE

DIFFICULT TO DISMISS ME.

Efrem: IZIN BENZARI

BECAME THE FIRST INDIAN

ACTOR TO WIN.

I GENUINELY DIDN'T

THINK I WAS GOING TO WIN.

Efrem: BUT THE MOST

TALKED ABOUT MOMENT WAS

OPRAH WINFREY, ACCEPTING

THE CECIL B.DEMILLE AWARD.

TH Efrem: AT NUMBER

THREE...

THE GIRL IS PREGNANT.

Efrem: CBS HAS A NEW

COMEDY COMING TO

TELEVISION NEXT MONTH.

I'M A GOOD MAN, BUT I

WANT TO BE GREAT.

PUT IT BACK.

I HAVE DECIDED TO LIVE

MY LIFE 100% BY THE BIBLE,

TO THE LETTER.

[LAUGHTER]

Efrem: PRODUCERS SAY

THEY'RE AIMING TO APPEAL

TO BOTH BELIEVERS AND

NON-BELIEVERS, AND TO

LOOSEN UP THE CONVERSATION

ABOUT FAITH IN A FUNNY,

BUT RESPECTFUL, WAY.

IT ALL STARTED WHEN MY

BUDDY RAY DIED.

MY RAY-RAY JUST LOVED

YOU TWO SO MUCH.

HE IS IN A BETTER

PLACE?

NO, HE IS NOT.

HE IS IN AREA CODE 666.

WHY COULD WOULD YOU SAY

THAT?

HE STOPPED GOING TO

CHURCH.

WELL, SO DID I.

SO YOU'LL SEE EACH

OTHER AGAIN.

Efrem: AT NUMBER

TWO...

THERE ARE SCANDALS --

YOU KNOW THAT ABOUT ME,

DON'T YOU?

Efrem: RUSSELL

BRANT'S RAUNCHY COMEDY HAS

MADE HEADLINES, BUT HE

OPENS UP ABOUT ADDICTION,

SOBRIETY, AND HOW THE

MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST IS

CHANGING HIS LIFE.

CHRIST SAYS, IN THE

WORLD, BUT I'M NOT OF IT.

Efrem: HE SHARES,

QUOTE, "MY PERSONAL

FEELINGS ARE THAT THE

TEACHINGS OF CHRIST ARE

MORE RELEVANT NOW THAN

THEY'VE EVER BEEN."

> AT NUMBER ONE...THESE

ARE IMAGES FROM "12

STRONG," STARRING CHRIS

HEMSWORTH.

Efrem: CHRIS, WE

CELEBRATE YOU FOR PLAYING

SUPER HEROS.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN

PLAYING A REAL-LIFE HERO?

A WHOLE DIFFERENT ADDED

PRESSURE.

WE'VE MET SOME OF THE REAL

GUYS WHO WE'RE PORTRAYING,

AND TO HEAR THEM RECOUNT

THIS STORY WITH SUCH

DETAIL AND HONESTY --

Efrem: "12 STRONG" IS

THE DECLASSIFIED TRUE

STORY OF THE FIRST

AMERICAN SOLDIERS SENT

INTO AFGHANISTAN AFTER

9/11.

I WANT TO SEE YOU COME

BACK.

ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR!

EVERY STEP YOU TAKE ARE

GOING BE TO THROUGH A

HUNDRED DIFFERENT WARS.

Efrem: THE FILM IS

BASED ON THE BEST-SELLING

BOOK, "POOR SOLDIERS," AND

IS IN AMERICAN THEATERS

JANUARY 19th.

THE MOST IMPORTANT

THING A MAN CAN TAKE INTO

COMBAT IS A REASON WHY.

YOU MARK MY WORDS.

Gordon: ALL RIGHT.

WELL, "12 STRONG" IS

OPENING.

HAVE YOU SEEN IT?

Efrem: I HAVE SEEN

IT.

VERY WELL DONE.

I TALKED TO THE PRODUCERS

AND THE DIRECTORS AND MANY

MEMBERS OF THE CAST.

ONE THING I COULD TELL IS

THAT THE FIGHTING IN THE

BATTLE SCENES WERE JUST AS

IMPORTANT AS THE DIALOGUES

AND CONVERSATIONS IN THIS

FILM.

AMAZING.

AND I'VE WATCHED

INTERVIEWS WITH THE ACTUAL

MEN WHO WERE THERE.

AND TO HEAR THEM REACT TO

THE MOVIE, THEY SAY THE

ONLY THING THEY SAY IS

MISSING FROM THE MOVIE IS

HOW MUCH THEY HAD TO

NAVIGATE THROUGH COLD

WATER WITH HORSES THEY HAD

JUST LEARNED TO RIDE.

BUT THE BATTLE SCENES, THE

DIFFICULTY OF LEAVING YOUR

FAMILY BUT YOU WANTING TO

GO AND DEFEND YOUR

COUNTRY, THAT PASSION IS

ALL TRUE.

AND THESE 12 MEN ALL CAME

BACK ALIVE, WHICH WAS THE

CAPTAIN'S PLEDGE GOING IN.

WE'RE GOING IN, WE'RE

GOING TO DO THIS FOR THREE

WEEKS, AND WE'RE GOING TO

GET OUT.

THEY WERE OUTNUMBERED,

OUTMANNED, AND OUTGUNNED,

BUT THEY COMPLETED THEIR

MISSION SUCCESSFULLY.

Gordon: I'VE GOT TO

TALK TO YOU ABOUT OPRAH.

SHE IS ABOUT TO LOSE HER

HOME?

Efrem: IT IS VERY

POSSIBLE.

HER NEIGHBOR HAS ALREADY

LOST HER HOME.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF

THE MUDSLIDES GOING ON IN

THIS AREA OF CALIFORNIA,

WHERE SHE LIVES.

SHE JUST POSTED VIDEO OF

HER WALKING IN ESSENTIALLY

WAIST-DEEP MUD.

SHE SAYS, I'M PRAYING.

MY NEIGHBORHOODS LOST

THEIR HOME.

THEY'RE IN PRAYER FOR THE

COMMUNITY.

SHE COULD LOSE HER HOME.

ELLEN DEGENERES AND ROB

LOWE, ALL OF THEM IN THIS

AREA OF CALIFORNIA.

Gordon: IF SHE LOSES

HER HOME, IS SHE GOING TO

BE LOOKING FOR ANOTHER

ONE?

Efrem: MAYBE A WHITE

HOUSE, PERHAPS.

Gordon: I'M WATCHING

THE GOLDEN GLOBES, AND I'M

GOING, THIS IS A STATE OF

THE UNION ADDRESS.

THIS IS A CAMPAIGN STUMP

SPEECH.

SHE'S RUNNING.

Efrem: IT WAS

AMAZING.

SHE HAS ALWAYS SAID NO.

HER LONG-TIME PARTNER,

STEDMAN, SAID HE MISHEARD

THE PERSON ASKING THE

QUESTION.

THE QUESTION IS: IS SHE

GOING TO RUN?

AND HE THOUGHT THEY SAID,

WOULD SHE BE A GOOD

PRESIDENT?

AND HE SAID, OF COURSE SHE

WOULD.

Gordon: PEOPLE WANT

HER TO.

IF THE PEOPLE WANT HER

TO --

Efrem: THAT'S WHAT I

INTERPRETED IT AS, BUT HE

CLARIFIED IT THE FOLLOWING

DAY.

HE SAID THE PEOPLE WILL

DECIDE IF SHE WOULD BE

PRESIDENT.

AND SO MUCH ARCHIVE

FOOTAGE IS COMING OUT.

MANY, MANY YEARS AGO, EVEN

BEFORE SHE WAS AT BIG AS

SHE IS TODAY, SHE TALKED

ABOUT THE FACT THAT

STEDMAN HAS SAID, WHATEVER

YOU WANT TO DO, I'M WITH

YOU.

IF YOU WANT TO RUN FOR

PRESIDENT, RUN FOR

PRESIDENT.

BUT SHE HAS, IN THE PAST,

SAID NO.

I THINK RIGHT NOW SHE IS

INTRIGUED BY THE IDEA.

I THINK SHE IS PROBABLY AT

LEAST WEIGHING IT.

Gordon: I THINK THE

WHOLE COUNTRY IS INTRIGUED

BY THE IDEA.

Efrem: TRUMP SAYS

BRING IT, TOO.

HE WELCOMES THE

COMPETITION.

Gordon: TRUMP WOULD

ALWAYS SAY THAT.

Efrem: OF COURSE.

HE LIKES THE GOOD FIGHT.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: THE BATTLE OF

THE BILLIONAIRES.

> OKAY, LET'S TALK ABOUT

CHRISTIANS.

RUSSELL BRANDT, OF ALL OF

THE PEOPLE TO SAY I PRAY

THE LORD'S PRAYER EVERY

DAY.

Efrem: AND ONE OF HIS

FAVORITE LINES IS, "LET

YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN, LET

YOUR KINGDOM COME ON EARTH

AS IT IS IN HEAVEN."

HE PRAYS IT EVERY DAY.

EVEN IF YOU'RE REMOTELY

FAMILIAR WITH HIM AND HIS

LIFE, THIS IS THE

GENTLEMAN WHO WAS FAMOUS

FOR ARRIVING AT WORK AT

MTV WITH HIS DRUG DEALER

IN TOE, TO SEE THAT HE IS

SOBER.

HE DID THE 12-STEP

PROGRAM, BUT IT SAID IT

ONLY GOT CLEAR TO HIM WHEN

HE BEGAN TO CONNECT

SPIRITUALLY.

I BELIEVE THERE IS A

BEAUTIFUL PROCESS

UNFOLDING IN HIS LIFE.

AND HE SAYS NO, MORE THAN

EVER BEFORE, THE WORLD

NEEDS JESUS.

IF YOU READ THE ARTICLE,

IT TALKS ABOUT THE FACT

THAT ADDICTS WHO ARE

KNOCKING ON DOORS FOR

WHATEVER IT IS, WHAT

THEY'RE REALLY MISSING IS

CHRIST.

AND HE LOOKS AT HIS OWN

LIFE, AND ALL OF HIS

ADDICTIONS -- THAT'S WHAT

HE IS REALLY LOOKING FOR,

TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY AND

MAKE THAT CONNECTION.

Gordon: I HEARD A

PODCAST WITH HIM, AND HE

DOES THESE PODCAST SERIES,

AND HE WAS INTERVIEWING

ONE OF THE APOLOGISTS FOR

THE FAITH.

I HAVE FORGOTTEN IF HE WAS

OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE.

BUT THEY WERE TALKING

ABOUT ATHEISM, AND WHAT

WERE THE DEFENSES OF

CHRISTIANITY.

IT WAS CURIOUS TO ME THAT

IN HIS QUESTIONS, I HAVE

HEARD HE IS REALLY

SEEKING.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

Gordon: HE IS NOT

JUST PLAYING AROUND.

HE IS REALLY SEEKING FOR

TRUTH.

AND HE IS SO CLOSE TO IT.

Efrem: I AGREE WITH

YOU 100%.

Gordon: AND THAT WAS

A FEW YEARS AGO.

AND TO HEAR HIM SAYING HE

IS NOW A CHRISTIAN AND NOT

JUST CULTURAL OR

PHENOMENAL.

NOT JUST I'VE WALKED

FORWARD AND SHOOK THE

PASTOR'S HAND.

HE IS SAYING, I WANT TO

LIVE THE WORDS OF CHRIST.

Efrem: ABSOLUTELY.

IT IS A BEAUTIFUL ARTICLE.

I CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT

IT.

I WAS REALLY TOUCHED.

Gordon: ARE YOU GOING

TO GET AN INTERVIEW WITH

HIM?

Efrem: THAT WOULD BE

A GOOD ONE.

HE IS PROBABLY MORE APT TO

SAY YES NOW THAN EVER

BEFORE.

Gordon: CAN I TAG

ALONG?

Efrem: IF WE GET

THAT, YES, YOU'LL GET THE

INVITATION.

Gordon: AND WHAT

STRUCK ME IN THE PODCAST

WAS HOW BRILLIANT HIS

QUESTIONS WERE.

THERE WAS NOTHING CASUAL

TO IT.

THERE WAS NOTHING

FLIPPANT.

HE WAS EARNESTLY SEEKING.

AND WHEN YOU DO THAT, WHEN

YOU HAVE THAT QUEST I WANT

TO KNOW THE TRUTH -- IS

JESUS WHO HE SAYS HE IS?

Efrem: AND THAT COMES

OUT EVEN IN THE OTHER

INTERVIEWS I'VE WATCHED

HIM DO IN THE LAST FEW

MONTHS.

HE WROTE A BOOK, AND OF

COURSE HE IS PROMOTING THE

BOOK, BUT IT IS CLEAR THAT

HIS HEART IS IN THE RIGHT

PLACE AND HE IS ON THE

RIGHT PATH.

IT IS BEAUTIFUL TO SEE.

Gordon: AND YOU CAN

TAKE THE SAME PATH, TOO.

JESUS SAYS, WHEN YOU SEEK

ME WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART,

THEN YOU'LL FIND ME.

Efrem: YOU'VE GOT IT.

Gordon: ONE PRAYER I

RECOMMEND FOR EVERY,

JESUS, IF YOU'RE THERE, IF

YOU REALLY ARE THE

MESSIAH, COULD YOU SHOW

ME?

IF YOU PRAY THAT WITH ALL

OF YOUR HEART, HE'LL

ANSWER IT.

> FOR ALL OF THE LATEST

IN ENTERTAINMENT NEWS,

CHECK OUT EFREM'S WEEKLY

SHOW, "STUDIO 5."

AND YOU CAN WATCH IT

ONLINE AT

cbn.com/studio5.

> COMING UP, PAUL

TUTTLE, JR. SHARES THE EN

INSIDE SCOOP ON HIS

FATHER, HIS FAITH, AND HIS

FUTURE IN TV.

HE JOINS US LIVE.

Gordon: THE PREMISE

OF THE SHOW WAS SIMPLE: A

FATHER AND SON WORK

TOGETHER TO BUILD CUSTOM

MOTORCYCLES.

PAUL TUTTLE, JR. SAYS

"AMERICAN CHOPPERS" WORKED

BECAUSE THE BIKES AND

THEIR RELATIONSHIP WAS

JAW-DROPPING, AND, YES, IT

WAS ALL REAL.

Reporter: PAUL

TUTTLE, JR. IS A CUSTOM

MOTORCYCLE DESIGNER WHO

SPENT 10 YEARS LIVING HIS

LIFE IN FRONT OF THE

CAMERA AS ONE OF THE STARS

OF THE HIT DISCOVERY

CHANNEL SHOWS "AMERICAN

CHOPPER," AND "AMERICAN

CHOPPER SENIOR VERSUS

JUNIOR."

IN HIS BOOK, "THE BUILD,"

PAUL SHARES BEHIND THE

SCENE STORIES FROM THE

SHOW, HIS LIFE GROWING UP,

AND HOW HIS FAITH HAS KEPT

HIM STEADY, DESPITE THE

ROCKY RELATIONSHIP WITH

HIS FATHER.

Gordon: PAUL IS WITH

US NOW.

IT IS AN HONOR TO HAVE YOU

ON THE SHOW.

THANKS FOR HAVING ME.

Gordon: I WATCHED A

COUPLE OF THE EPISODES,

AND I THOUGHT YOU TWO WERE

GOING TO, LIKE, KILL EACH

OTHER.

WE ALMOST DID A FEW

TIMES.

[LAUGHTER]

Gordon: AND YOU SAY

ALL OF THAT IS REAL?

YEAH.

I THINK THAT DYNAMIC

REALLY CAME FROM MY EARLY

YEARS, GROWING UP.

IT WAS JUST A VOLATILE

RELATIONSHIP ME AND MY

FATHER HAD.

AS WE GOT INTO MY TEEN

YEARS, YOU KNOW, YOU HAVE

THE NATURAL FRICTION

BETWEEN A FATHER AND SON.

AND THEN I WORKED FOR HIM

IN THE STEEL BUSINESS FOR

MANY YEARS.

AND THEN WE TRANSITIONED

INTO BUILDING MOTORCYCLES.

FOR ALL INTENTS AND

PURPOSES, BEING UNDER MY

FATHER'S ROOF UNTIL WE

PARTED WAYS AFTER YEARS OF

BUILDING MOTORCYCLES

TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, WE

WERE INSEPARABLE FOR ABOUT

30 YEARS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, THAT

DYNAMIC, IT JUST WAS WHAT

IT WAS.

I THINK A LOT OF OUR

DYNAMIC HAD TO DO WITH THE

WAY MY FATHER WAS BROUGHT

UP.

IT GOES GENERATIONALLY

SOMETIMES LIKE THAT.

Gordon: IT DEFINITELY

GOES JE GENERATIONALLY.

YOU LEARN HOW TO PARENT

FROM YOUR PARENTS, AND

THERE IS AN EMOTIONAL LINK

TO THAT MODEL.

IT IS VERY HARD TO BREAK

IT.

IT IS VERY HARD TO

BREAK IT.

I MEAN, EVEN NOW I SEE MY

FATHER.

AND THERE ARE LOTS OF GOOD

THINGS ABOUT THAT, TOO.

YOU GET THE GOOD AND THE

BAD, I THINK, AND I THINK

THAT'S THE BALANCE.

FOR ME, AS A FATHER, WHAT

I HAVE TO WEED OUT WHAT IS

GOOD AND BAD.

AND HOW DO I RAISE MY SON

AND WHAT KIND OF THINGS

COULD I DO DIFFERENTLY?

Gordon: WHAT WAS THE

CHANGING POINT FOR YOU?

BECAUSE IT MUST HAVE BEEN

DIFFICULT.

THE RELATIONSHIP WE SEE ON

THE SHOW WAS REAL BEHIND

THE SCENES AND VERY

VOLATILE.

YEAH.

Gordon: WHAT WAS THAT

LIKE FOR YOU?

YOU KNOW WHAT, IT IS AN

INTERESTING THING.

WHEN YOU GROW UP IN THAT

ENVIRONMENT, YOU DON'T

REALIZE THAT THERE IS

ANYTHING WRONG WITH IT.

PENAL OPEOPLE ON THE OUTSIDE,

FRIENDS AND FAMILIES, SAY

THAT'S NOT NORMAL.

AND I JUST SAY, THIS IS

HOW WE ARE.

SO TO UNDERSTAND THE

ISSUE, YOU CAN'T REALLY

WHEN YOU'RE THAT CLOSE TO

IT.

SO IT REALLY WASN'T UNTIL

ME AND MY FATHER PARTED

WAYS AT THE END OF 2008,

AFTER WE HAD A FALLOUT,

THAT I WAS ABLE TO REALIZE

HOW THAT WAS UNHEALTHY.

AND, AGAIN, IT'S NOT ALL

MY FATHER.

IT IS A DYNAMIC, SO IT

TAKES TWO TO TANGLE, SO TO

SPEAK.

COMING OUT OF THAT, I

STARTED TO REALIZE, THIS

IS NOT REALLY THAT

HEALTHY.

BUT THE THING THAT MADE IT

SO INTERESTING IS WHAT

PEOPLE REALLY ENJOYED AND

WANTED TO SEE.

AND I DON'T THINK IT WAS

SO MUCH THAT THEY WANTED

TO SEE US GO AT IT, BUT I

THINK PEOPLE RELATE TO

THAT DYNAMIC.

MOST PEOPLE HIDE THAT

STUFF.

FOR US, WE PUT IT OUT

THERE.

WE WERE VERY VULNERABLE IN

SHOWING LAUGHING, CRYING,

YOU KNOW, FIGHTING,

BUILDING BEAUTIFUL

MOTORCYCLES AS A FAMILY.

TH ABOUTHINK ABOUT IT

HISTORICALLY, THIS WHOLE

WORLD WAS BUILT ON FAMILY

BUSINESSES, TRADE AND

THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO WE WERE JUST DOING WHAT

HAS BEEN DONE FOREVER, BUT

ALL OF A SUDDEN PEOPLE

WERE WATCHING US ALL OVER

THE WORLD.

Gordon: I THINK THE

GLUE TO IT WAS PEOPLE

WANTED HOPE FOR THEIR OWN

CIRCUMSTANCES.

THE MAGIC TO IT WAS THAT

YOU ACTUALLY STUCK

TOGETHER.

THAT'S RIGHT.

Gordon: YOU DIDN'T

LET THE CONFLICT, YOU

DIDN'T LET THE

DYSFUNCTION, END THE

FAMILY.

DRIVE US AWAY.

Gordon: AND YOU

STAYED IN THERE?

YUP.

I FEEL THAT HAS

TRANSCENDEDETRANSCENDED AGE, GENDER,

AND CULTURE.

BECAUSE DISCOVERY HAS

AFFORDED US A GLOBAL

AUDIENCE.

WE TRAVELLED ALL OVER THE

WORLD, AND THE SHOW HAS

SHOWED IN EVERY LANGUAGE

AND BEEN EVERYWHERE.

AND I THINK IT TRANSLATES

EVERYWHERE BECAUSE FAMILY

IS EVERYWHERE.

AND A LOT OF FAMILIES WORK

TOGETHER.

AT THIS STAGE IN THE GAME,

WITH THE SHOW COMING BACK,

MY HOPE IS FOR A TRUE

RECONCILIATION BETWEEN ME

AND MY FATHER.

HE HAS HIS BUSINESS, AND I

HAVE MINE.

IT HAS BEEN THAT WAY FOR A

WHILE.

WE HAVE OUR SEPARATE

BRANDS AND IDENTITIES, AND

I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP IT

THAT WAY.

BUT WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO

SEE IS US START TO COME

TOGETHER.

AND WE'RE JUST STARTING TO

FILM, SO I THINK THAT TYPE

OF THING IS WHAT IS

HAPPENING NOW AND IT IS A

SLOW PROCESS.

BUT I FEEL LIKE 2018 IS

GOING TO BE A YEAR OF

RECONCILIATION.

I REALLY BELIEVE THAT.

Gordon: WERE YOU

AFRAID GOING INTO THIS,

WHEN YOU WERE PITCHED,

LET'S BRING IT BACK?

COMING BACK?

NO.

I THINK I WAS READY.

BECAUSE WE DID IT FOR 10

YEARS, AND WHEN WE WERE

DONE, WE WERE DONE.

IT IS SIX WEEKS TO DO A

ONE-HOUR EPISODE BECAUSE

IT IS A PROCESS SHOW,

BECAUSE WE'RE BUILDING

THINGS, AND WE TRAVELLED

THE WORLD AND DID THAT FOR

A DECADE.

WE WERE FILMING 11 MONTHS

OUT OF THE YEAR, AND I

MEAN 20-HOUR DAYS AND

WEEKENDS.

IT TOOK A LOT OUT OF US.

AFTER 10 YEARS WE WERE

DONE, BUT IT HAS BEEN FIVE

YEARS.

SO I REALLY FEEL LIKE IT

IS TIME.

I THINK THAT IT IS TIME,

LIKE, IT IS THE RIGHT TIME

THIS YEAR.

Gordon: WHEN YOU

SPLIT, YOU SAY IN

RETROSPECT IT WAS HEALTHY

FOR YOU, IT OPENED YOUR

EYES TO SOME THINGS.

YES.

Gordon: AT THAT POINT

IN TIME, HOW DID YOU DEAL

WITH REJECTION?

DID YOU FEEL THAT?

IT WAS DEVASTATING.

I THINK ULTIMATELY IT WAS

REALLY GOOD FOR ME, BUT AT

THE TIME, MY WORLD WAS

COMING TO AN END BECAUSE I

HAD MADE THE COMMITMENT TO

MY FATHER AND TO THE

COMPANY.

SO TO BE LET GO, TO BE

FIRED, IT WASN'T SOMETHING

THAT I EVER ANTICIPATED

BECAUSE I THOUGHT I WOULD

TAKE OVER THE COMPANY,

BECAUSE IN SPITE OF THE

DIFFICULTIES, IN SPITE OF

THE DISSENTION AND

DISCORD, I THOUGHT, MAN,

I'M GOING TO STAY THE

COURSE.

SO I HAD SO MUCH

INVESTMENT IN THAT

COMPANY, CREATIVELY, WE

HAD STARTED IT TOGETHER.

I HAD SO MUCH INVESTED

THERE, AND THEN IT WAS ALL

GONE.

AND YOUR IDENTITY GETS

TIED UP IN THAT QUITE

OFTEN.

SO WHEN I WAS ABLE TO

SEPARATE MYSELF FROM THAT,

OR WHEN I WAS FORCEFULLY

SEPARATED, I HAD TO LOOK

AT THE SITUATION, NOT ONLY

THE RELATIONSHIP WITH MY

FATHER, BUT HOW MUCH OF MY

IDENTITY WAS TIED UP IN

THE BUSINESS?

IT WAS LIKE I BEGAN A

JOURNEY TO FIND OUT WHO I

AM AS A MAN.

AND TRANSITIONING TO

MARRYING MY WIFE.

STARTING TO GROW UP.

Gordon: HOW DID FAITH

PLAY INTO THAT?

IT WAS EVERYTHING.

IT WAS EVERYTHING ALWAYS.

ADVERSITY CAUSES YOU TO

PRESS IN, RIGHT?

Gordon: IT CHANGES

YOUR PRAYER LIFE.

IT REALLY DOES.

AND I FELT LIKE, MAN, I'VE

GOT TO GROW UP HERE.

SO IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT

ENVIRONMENT, I HAD TO LOOK

AT MYSELF.

I HAD STARTED WORKING

THROUGH THAT.

BEING IN THE WORD

INCREASED.

PRAYER LIFE INCREASED.

AND THAT GAVE ME AN IDEA

WHO I WAS.

WHEN YOU HAVE CELEBRITY,

PEOPLE GIVE YOU THE

ACCOLADES AND TELL YOU WHO

YOU ARE.

BUT YOU'RE WHO GOD SAYS

YOU ARE, AT LEAST IN HIS

WORD.

THAT'S THE REALIZATION YOU

START TO COME TO WHEN YOU

PRESS IN THROUGH

ADVERSITY.

IT WOULD BE GREAT IF WE

PRESSED IN HARD WHEN

EVERYTHING WAS CRUISING

ALONG, BUT THAT IS NOT

USUALLY HOW IT WORKS.

Gordon: SOMETIMES

WHEN I TALK TO SONS WHO

HAVE COME OUT OF

DYSFUNCTIONAL BACKGROUNDS,

AND WHETHER DAD WASN'T

AROUND AT ALL OR THERE WAS

CONSTANT ANTAGONISM, I

TELL THEM THEY MIGHT HAVE

TO REPARENT THEMSELVES.

DID YOU HAVE TO DO THAT?

DID YOU SAY THERE IS A

HEAVENLY FATHER WHO IS

DIFFERENT?

ABSOLUTELY.

AND I HAVE A 3-YEAR-OLD.

SO I'M STILL WORKING

THROUGH THAT.

AND AS HE IS GROWING AND

THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE

CHANGING, I'M HAVING TO

LOOK AT MYSELF MORE AND

SAY, MAN, AM I DOING THIS

RIGHT?

I FEEL LIKE I'M REPEATING

HISTORY HERE A LITTLE BIT.

BUT AT LEAST I HAVE A

PICTURE OF MAYBE WHAT THAT

IS, SO I CAN GO AHEAD AND

TRY AND NOT REPEAT THE

NEGATIVE THINGS THAT TOOK

PLACE BETWEEN ME AND MY

FATHER.

WHEN I SAY THAT, A

TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF GOOD

THINGS HAPPENED BETWEEN ME

AND MY FATHER, AND HE HAS

PASSED ON PHENOMENAL

TRAITS AND HUMAN AND ALL HUMOR AND ALL

OF THESE GREAT THINGS.

BUT THE BAD WAS PRETTY

BAD.

BUT THAT COMES FROM HIS

FATHER.

HE DIDN'T HAVE THIS

PERSPECTIVE I FEEL LIKE I

HAVE.

Gordon: AND THAT'S A

GREAT WAY TO LOOK AT IT,

HE DID THE BEST HE KNEW.

AND I THINK I CAN LOOK

AT IT NOW BECAUSE NOW I AM

A FATHER.

AND NOW I HAVE THE

RESPONSIBILITY TO MY SON,

AND I FEEL LIKE I LOOK AT

HIM WITH MUCH MORE

FORGIVING EYES.

Gordon: WHEN I BECAME

A PARENT, I STARTED TO

UNDERSTAND GOD BETTER, AND

I STARTED TO UNDERSTAND MY

PARENTS BETTER.

AND YOU GET A REAL

APPRECIATION OF JUST HOW

HARD IT IS, AND HOW MUCH

YOU LOVE THEM AND YOU WANT

THE BEST FOR THEM.

YEAH.

Gordon: IT REALLY

CHANGES THINGS.

> WHEN IS THE NEW SHOW?

SO THE END OF FEBRUARY.

I'M NOT SURE EXACTLY WHAT

DATE, WILL BE OUR FIRST

EPISODE AIRING.

AND I THINK THEY'RE GOING

ON A THREE-MONTH BREAK,

AND THEN WE'LL AIR THREE

EPISODES ON THE DISCOVERY

CHANNEL.

I DON'T THINK IT IS

EXACTLY NAILED DOWN YET.

Gordon: IF YOU WANT

TO LEARN MORE, PAUL'S BOOK

IS CALLED, "THE BUILD:

DESIGNING MY LIFE OF

CHOPPERS, FAMILY, AND

FAITH."

IT IS AVAILABLE WHEREVER

BOOKS ARE SOLD.

PAUL, THANK YOU FOR BEING

HERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING

ME.

Gordon: STILL AHEAD,

MOST OF THE CHILDREN OF

INDIA WORSHIP GOD, AND SEE

Gordon: "SUPERBOOK"

IS BRINGING THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE TO CHILDREN ALL

OVER THE WORLD.

AND AFTER ONE BOY IN

MUMBAI, INDIANA, SAW

SEVERAL EPISODES, HE MADE

A LIFE-SAVING DECISION,

AND SO DID HIS BEST

FRIEND.

Reporter: 10-YEAR-OLD

HIMANSHU OFTEN PICKED

FIGHTS IN HIS

NEIGHBOURHOOD.

AT SCHOOL, HE WAS FAILING

MOST OF HIS CLASSES.

HIS MOTHER DESPERATELY

SEARCHED FOR WAYS TO HELP.

EVENTUALLY SHE ENROLLED

HIM IN AN AFTER-SCHOOL

PROGRAM, RUN BY A

CHRISTIAN TEACHER.

I DIDN'T KNOW ANYONE.

ALL OF THE KIDS ALREADY

HAD THEIR OWN GROUP OF

FRIENDS, SO I DIDN'T LIKE

IT.

Reporter: HE ATTITUDE

CHANGED WHEN HE MADE A NEW

STUDENT NAMED HARSHU.

WE SOON FOUND OUT WE

COULD HELP EACH OTHER WITH

DIFFERENT STUFF.

HE HELPED ME WITH MY

WRITING, AND I SHOWED HIM

HOW TO DRAW.

THAT'S HOW WE BECAME GOOD

FRIENDS.

Reporter: THE TEACHER

INCLUDED CBN'S NEW

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE, AND

HIMANSHU WAS EAGER TO

LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS, SO

HE STARTED GOING TO CHURCH

WITH HIS TEACHER.

HIS TEACHER TOLD HIM THE

MOST IMPORTANT THING HE

HAD EVER HEARD.

MY TEACHER TOLD ME THAT

IF I BELIEVED IN JESUS AND

PRAYED TO HIM FOR

FORGIVENESS, HE WOULD HELP

ME.

SO I PRAYED AND DECIDED TO

STOP USING BAD LANGUAGE,

OBEY MY PARENTS, AND NOT

PICK FIGHTS IN MY

NEIGHBORHOOD.

Reporter: HIMANSHU

WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW

ABOUT JESUS, ESPECIALLY

HIS NEW FRIEND, HARSHU.

I TOLD HIM THAT JESUS

IS OUR SAVIOR AND GOD, AND

THAT IT IS HIS DESIRE TO

BLESS US.

Reporter: HARSHU WAS

INTRIGUED, AND SO HE

STARTED GOING TO SUNDAY

SCHOOL WITH HIS FRIEND.

THIS "SUPERBOOK" SHOWED

HOW JESUS PERFORMED

MIRACLES AND CHANGED

PEOPLE'S LIVES.

THAT'S WHEN I DECIDED TO

PRAY TO JESUS AND ASK HIM

TO COME INTO MY HEART.

Reporter: AND

HIMANSHU WAS NOW DOING

GOOD IN SCHOOL.

AND INSTEAD OF FIGHTING

WITH NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS, HE

TELLS THEM ABOUT JESUS.

AFTER WATCHING

"SUPERBOOK," HE WOULD TELL

THE STORIES ABOUT JESUS,

AND ALL OF HIS BAD HABITS

STOPPED.

Reporter: THE TWO ARE

NOW PROUD MEMBERS OF

MUMBAI'S "SUPERBOOK" CLUB.

I WANT TO TELL EVERYONE

THAT JESUS IS THE TRUE

SAVIOR, AND THE ONE WHO

GAVE HIS LIFE FOR US.

WHEN JESUS COMES INTO

OUR HEART, HE MAKES OUR

LIVES COMPLETELY NEW.

Gordon: IT IS

WONDERFUL WHAT HAPPENS

WHEN THE CHILDREN OF THE

WORLD HEAR THE STORIES OF

THE BIBLE.

IT CHANGES THEM.

AND IN THESE "SUPERBOOK"

EPISODES, WHEN THE BIBLE

ARK ARCHARACTERS ARE TALKING,

THEY'RE TALKING VERSES

DIRECTLY FROM THE BIBLE.

WE USE THE MOST POPULAR

TRANSLATIONS.

WE'RE NOW IN 43 LANGUAGES,

AND WE'RE ON OUR WAY TO 55

LANGUAGES.

THERE IS A BASKETBAL BROADCAST MAP,

SHOWING ALL OF THE

DIFFERENT PLACES WHERE

WE'RE AIRING "SUPERBOOK"

ON BROADCAST NETWORKS AND

ON CABLE NETWORKS.

AND YOU CAN BE A PART OF

IT.

HOW?

YOU CAN JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" D.V.D. CLUB.

AND FOR A GIFT OF $25,

WE'LL SEND YOU THE LATEST

"SUPERBOOK" EPISODE, AND

IT FEATURES THE EPISODE OF

"RUTH," AND "JOHN THE

BAPTIST."

AND YOU'LL HAVE A DRAWING

LESSON AND MUSIC VIDEOS.

TO GET YOUR COPY, ALL YOU

HAVE TO DO IS JOIN THE

"SUPERBOOK" CLUB.

IT'S A GIFT OF $25 OR

MORE.

WHEN YOU JOIN, YOU'LL BE

THE FIRST TO RECEIVE EACH

NEW "SUPERBOOK" EPISODE

EVERY FOUR WEEKS.

SO CALL US:

1-800-700-7000.

> HERE IS A WORD FOR

YOU: "YOU ARE MY REFUGE

AND MY SHIELD.

YOUR WORD IS MY SOURCE OF

HOPE."

GOD BLESS YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU AGAIN.

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