It’s official! We have launched our 4th Kickstarter campaign for Slugs & Bugs!
Here’s the link to visit the page now: http://bit.ly/STBVol3
In the first two days, we have already climbed to 35% of our goal. Woohoo! Of course, we need to get to 100%, to make sure everyone gets the new Sing the Bible CDs.
If you haven’t heard already, Slugs & Bugs is Kickstarting TWO Sing the Bible CDs at the same time. I’m recording with my producer and friend, Ben Shive again, and you can follow along here or on Facebook as I post new behind the scenes videos as we record.
The first CD will be Sing the Bible Volume 3, and the second CD will be Sing the Bible Christmas. Both will be word-for-word Scripture songs all about Jesus.
Sing the Bible Volume 3 will focus on the life, words, and mission of Jesus. Here are a few examples:
- Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday and today and forever. (Hebrews 13:8)
- He is the image of the invisible God, the first born of all creation… (Colossians 1:15-19)
- I am the vine, you are the branches… (John 15:4-5)
- The Samaritan woman at the well / Jesus gives living water… (John 4:5-14)
- Parables from Matthew 13 (The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, a treasure hidden in a field)
Dwelling on these verses has been a rich blessing for me, and some of these new songs have become my favorites I’ve ever composed. Right now, “More Than Conquerors”—the new song from Romans 8:35,37-39 is my MOST favorite song I’ve ever written.
Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Shall trouble or hardship
or persecution or famine or nakedness
or danger or sword?
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,
neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
That is the best news the world has ever known, and I never get tired of singing about it. It’s hard to get all the way through without breaking down into tears.
Sing the Bible Christmas will focus on, well, Christmas! Here are a few of the verses we’ve chosen:
- Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given… (Isaiah 9:6)
- In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God… (John 1:1-4)
- The Word became flesh and dwelt among us… (John 1:14)
- When the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his son born of woman… (Galatians 4:4-7)
- My soul magnifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices… (Mary’s Song from Luke 1)
One of the fun quirks of Sing the Bible Christmas CD will be the musical style. Both Ben and I are big fans of the jazz piano music from the Peanuts Christmas Special. And that sound from the Vince Guaraldi trio heavily influenced my writing for this project.
Please visit the Kickstarter page for more info, behind the scenes video footage and early demo videos of the new songs! And then, please choose a reward (lots of great options) and support the making of TWO new Sing the Bible CDs from Slugs & Bugs!
Wait – I almost forgot. Please share about this campaign! Pass this blog post around, and others that tell the story.. Here’s the link http://bit.ly/STBVol3 to copy and paste into an email if you’d like to share the campaign with friends and family.
Thank you everyone!