As you may have heard, our new CD, Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs Volume 2 will officially launch into the world on March 18th. What is Sing the Bible Volume 2 all about? I’m so glad you asked.
Almost every day, I pray my kids will grow more aware of God’s love for them. Just like you and me, when kids know they are loved, they behave differently. They transform.
I’ve been calling Sing the Bible 2 a “musical handbook for the Christian home” because the verses give practical instruction for those transforming people. For example:
Do not worry about your life… (Matthew 6:25-26)
Do nothing out of selfish ambition… (Philippians 2:3)
Let your light shine… and glorify your Father in heaven. (Matthew 5:14,16)
Do everything without grumbling or arguing… (Philippians 2:14-16)
Give generously… (2 Corinthians 9:6-7)
Value others above yourselves…(Philippians 2:3)
Do not steal…
Do not lie…
Of course, without God’s love and transforming power, these verses leave us with a bunch of rules we can never fully obey. That’s why this CD also highlights verses that are bedrock to our faith. These Scriptures bring to mind God’s presence and power, his limitless love and his ultimate sacrifice.
The Lord is the everlasting God… his understanding no one can fathom… (Isaiah 40)
How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ… (Ephesians 3)
God works for the good of those who love him… (Romans 8)
By his wounds we are healed… (Isaiah 53)
You forgave me, all my guilt is gone… (Psalm 32)
Taken together, listened to (over and over) in the minivan and in the home, these songs provide raw material for the Lord to use to build strong faith in parents and kids.
Oh yeah, and it’s really fun and groovy.
And there’s monsters.
And a sharkbug.
So, why Sing the Bible Volume 2? Because it matters. Behind the catchy melodies and the random acts of silliness, we deeply desire to partner with families for their good and for God’s glory. About Slugs & Bugs, a fan recently tweeted that our “songs and lyrics have become part of their family culture.” And when the lyrics are word-for-word Scripture, that can be truly transforming.
“Do You Not Know” clip from Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs Vol. 2
Over the next few weeks, we’ll be sharing in more detail about how Volume 2 came together, as well as a few stories from folks (Kickstarter supporters, woop woop!) that have already heard the songs. If you’ve got a story you’d like to share, please leave a comment below!
Randall Goodgame is the founder of Slugs & Bugs Family Music.
Pre-orders for Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs Vol 2 available March 1.
To order the Dove Award nominated Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs Vol 1 – click here.