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Friday, August 27, 2010

Did you hear about Newsboys?!

It’s official! Born Again, the critically-acclaimed 15th studio project just released from Newsboys, is the biggest project ever to release in the band’s history. Even better? Newsboys’ Born Again is the 2nd highest Christian artist debut on Billboard’s Top 200 and the 3rd highest debut on CCM Soundscan for 2010!
Check out their newest single...

newsboys "Born Again" *Official Music Video* from newsboys on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kerrie Roberts - New Artist

        At first glance, Kerrie Roberts is the unassuming girl with a huge voice. But once her voice captures you, it is clear there’s much more going on here. Dynamic yet intimate, uniquely emotive and soulful, her self-titled debut reveals the heart of an empathetic artist.
        These are the songs of a distinctly relational and prolific songwriter. “My father is a pastor, so my whole family has been shaped by the church,” says Kerrie. “From a young age, my parents always taught me to reach out to the broken and to those who need hope.” With her first performance at the age of 5, Kerrie grew up singing in church, playing piano and leading worship. She wrote her first songs in high school. The 10 songs on Kerrie Roberts reflect the redemptive seeds planted during those years and into her young adulthood.
        Thematically, the album explores a thoughtful side of faith, hope and love—the acknowledgment that an authentic life of faith isn’t void of suffering, the purpose amidst pain, the promise that a breakthrough is coming, and the motivating power of God’s love. Says Kerrie, “I want every song to leave people with a sense of purpose—a call to action, a realization of a truth, a promotion of hope and healing."

Monday, August 9, 2010

Letters to God - Releases Tuesday!

The story of what happens when one boy's walk of faith crosses paths with one man's search for meaning-the resulting transformational journey touches the lives of everyone around them. Tyler Doherty is an extraordinary eight-year-old boy. Surrounded by a loving family and community, and armed with the courage of his faith, he faces his daily battle against cancer with bravery and grace. To Tyler, God is a friend, a teacher and the ultimate pen pal-Tyler's prayers take the form of letters, which he composes and mails on a daily basis. The letters find their way into the hands of Brady McDaniels, a beleaguered postman standing at a crossroads in his life. At first, he is confused and conflicted over what to do with the letters. But the decision he ultimately makes becomes a testament to the quiet power of one boy's shining spirit and unshakable faith.

Friday, August 6, 2010

House of Heroes - Suburba - Review

Columbus-based House of Heroes record, Suburba, is a testament to mid-west rock. The songs are anthemic and moving, at times reminiscent of Queen, at other times the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The songs range from humorous to tender, but always have a ring of middle-class truth about them. This is an excellent record! - Josh of Baker Book House

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

To Save a Life - DVD Released Tuesday!!

        Jake and Roger grew up as best friends. But in high school, Jake becomes a star athlete who has it all: a college scholarship, the perfect girl and an ideal life that comes at the exclusion of his childhood friend. Roger no longer fits anywhere and becomes tired of always being pushed aside. He makes a tragic move that spins Jake's world out of control. As Jake searches for answers, he begins a journey that will change his life forever.
       This powerful movie deals honestly with many of the issues that teens face today. It shows that the choices we make effects those around us for good and bad. This movie is great for youth groups, teens, parents of teens, and people who enjoy a great movie about the power and journey of saving a life found through Christ Jesus our ultimate Savior.