The movie Unbroken tells the story of Louis Zamperini, a World War II prisoner of war survivor who spent 47 days on a raft in the shark-infested waters of the Pacific Ocean. And while the film details much of Zamperini’s life, including his Olympic career as a distance runner, it only shines a light on part of Zamperini’s gripping story. The new documentary Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace tells the story of life after returning home a hero. Through the power of the Gospel and his experience at the 1949 Billy Graham Crusade in Los Angeles, Zamperini overcame alcoholism, night terrors and a failing marriage to live a full and joyous Christ-centered life until his passing at age 97, inspiring millions along the way. Don’t miss this amazing interview with Brent Rinehart, Manager of Media for the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, detailing the production of this extraordinary film. Make sure you watch the end of the video for final thoughts about the life of Louis Zamperini from Franklin Graham.

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Directed by Angelina Jolie, “Unbroken” is based on the true story of Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner-turned-WWII hero. In addition to the Blu-Ray and DVD release on March 24, fans can enjoy “Legacy of Faith,” a bonus feature revealing 90 minutes of rich content from Zamperini, Billy Graham, and Greg Laurie.


“Louie Zamperini’s story has been an inspiration to tens of millions of people of faith, and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment is responding to this outpouring of support by creating a special bonus disc that celebrates his life and his testimony,” Matthew Faraci of Universal Home Entertainment’s faith outreach said.


“Unbroken” was adapted from Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book which chronicles Zamperini’s life, including competing in the 1936 Olympics as a long-distance runner and becoming a solider during World War II. After surviving 47 days lost at sea, as well as two years in a Japanese POW camp, Zamperini ultimately found peace, forgiveness and redemption through a relationship with God.


Available along with the Blu-ray and DVD, the “Unbroken” bonus disc highlights interviews and documentary footage of Zamperini with Billy Graham, who were introduced in 1949 when the war veteran met the then-little-known evangelist in Los Angeles. Before long, Zamperini knew the Holy Spirit was working within him, and the veteran was led to reconcile with his Japanese captors, offering them forgiveness as well as the gospel of Jesus Christ.


Bonus Features on the Legacy of Faith DVD:


-Coming Full Circle – Louie’s exclusive CBN interview

-Louie & Laurie – Pastor Greg Laurie interviews Louie Zamperini

-Captured by Grace – The Billy Graham Evangelical Association and Louie Zamperini give an inspirational message of Faith

-Angelina & Louie – Angelina Jolie talks with Louie about the faith that sustained him


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Shelby Systems has just finished interviewing the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association about their new documentary titled: “Louis Zamperini: Captured By Grace” which is available on the Legacy of Faith bonus DVD.
We will post that interview on the Shelby Systems web site two weeks from today (4/7/2015).


Ken Bevel's life is a miracle! There is no other explanation for the radical change that he experienced and the powerful way that God has used him. Ken’s journey has taken him from the troubled streets of Jacksonville, to Iraq and Afghanistan, to a near life-wrecking disaster, to film star, to pastor. You do not want to miss your opportunity to hear the amazing Ken Bevel story during this brief interview. Make sure you watch the end of the video to see some of Ken Bevel’s most memorable movie moments.

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The Award-Winning Sidewalk Prophets will be leading us in Praise and Worship at ISC 2015 in San Antonio, TX on June 11, 2015! Wouldn’t you like to get to know them better before the conference? Lead singer David Frey visits with us at the Shelby World Headquarters just before their concert in Memphis. Learn everything you need to know about this amazing ministry in less than 10 minutes. Make sure you watch the end of the video to see a mini-concert of some of Sidewalk Prophets’ most popular songs.

International Shelby Conference
June 10 – 12, 2015
San Antonio, TX 


Ken Bevel’s life is a miracle! There is no other explanation for the radical change that he experienced and the powerful way that God has used him. Don’t miss hearing his amazing life story during the keynote address at ISC 2015 in San Antonio, TX.


International Shelby Conference

June 10 – 12, 2015

San Antonio, TX


[UPDATE: 12:13PM] We will close the Shelby offices Monday afternoon at 4PM Central. We are currently planning to reopen for business at 9AM Central on Tuesday morning. Check our Facebook and Twitter feeds for up to date information. 

Due to inclement weather we have a smaller staff than usual. There may be a longer than usual wait for a support tech. Our email support is still open as well as our Community support area.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

-Your Shelby Team


If your ministry is considering a migration to Shelby’s Arena software, you might want to hear from other Shelby customers who have already been through the process. These brief comments were recorded at a recent Shelby event and highlight these customers’ conversion experiences. If these videos have piqued your interest and you would like to learn more about the move from v.5 to Arena, just visit to see a free overview video or schedule a personalized demo. If you would like to talk to a live Shelby representative about the move to Arena, we are always ready to answer your questions at: 800-877-0222.

“We recommend Arena for all of our churches.”

“We started with v.4, moved up to v.5, made the move to Arena Select and then to Premium.”

“I’m here to learn all about Arena so I can take it back to my church.”

“We have recently migrated to Arena, and I love the technological advances in it.”

“We are a 3 year convert to Arena, and I can’t say enough about the customer support.”

“We are thinking about moving to Arena. I love Shelby and would recommend it to anyone.”

“We are currently converting to Arena. We think this is the best way to go.”

“We love using Arena to check in our 1,500 children that come each weekend to our service.”

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See what these long time Shelby customer have to say about our software…

“We’ve had the privilege of being with Shelby Systems for 13 years now. It’s been reasonably priced, and it’s the best designed software for churches that we know of.”

“I’ve been with Shelby now for 8 years. I am really impressed with how they have grown over those 8 years and the way the products have improved.”