Bybelverhale vir Kinders (Vol 1)

Bybelverhale Vir Kinders

STORIES:
1.Die skeppingsverhaal
2.Die verhaal van Kain en Abel
3.Noag en die ark
4.Die toring van Babel
5.God maak ’n belofte aan Abraham
6.Lot word gered
7.Isak word gebore
8.Die verhaal van Isak en Rebekka
9.Die verhaal van Jakob en Esau
10.Rebekka en Jakob kul vir Isak
11.Jakob worstel met God
12.Josef die dromer
13.Josef word verkoop deur sy broers
14.Josef lê mense se drome uit
15.Farao beloon vir Josef
16.Josef se broers leer ’n les
17.’n Familie kom weer bymekaar
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Bybelverhale vir Kinders – Volume 1 is die eerste CD in ’n reeks van verskeie volumes en bestaan uit 17 stories. Dit sluit in die skeppingsverhaal, Noag en die ark, Josef die dromer en vele meer. Die Bybelverhale word eenvoudig vertel sodat kinders dit maklik kan verstaan en aan die einde van die verhaal is daar ’n lessie of kort oorsig oor dit waarna hulle nou net geluister het. Elke verhaal het ook verskillende bygeluide wat die kinders laat skaterlag en op hierdie manier word kinders meer geleer oor God en die Bybel.
Lekker Luister Produksies© produseer hoë kwaliteit Afrikaanse kinderstorie CD’s. Nie net wil ons ’n bewustheid van ons taal aankweek nie, maar ons wil ’n goeie kwaliteit produk aan ouers lewer wat vir die kleinspan ure se luistergenot verskaf!

Great Hymns Of Our Faith CD/DVD & EVENT

Local Gospel greats Loyiso Bala, Neville D and Ivan Siegelaar accompanied by the Cape Philharmonic Youth Orchestra bring you Great Hymns of Our Faith CD and DVD, arranged by SAMA-nominated arranger and producer Bruce Retief.
Retief composes music for documentaries for Discovery Channel and National Geographic, and has completed the score for Adventures in Zambezia, a 3D animated movie. The score was recorded with the Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and is already the most successful film to come out of Africa with distribution in more than 60 territories worldwide. For the Zambezia soundtrack Bruce received an Annie Award Nomination for best score in an Animated feature, as well as a SAFTA (South African Film and Television Award) nomination.

This incredible collection of the church’s best loved hymns – such as How Great Thou Art, It Is Well With My Soul, Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus and many more was recorded live at the beautiful St James Church in Kenilworth, Cape Town. This incredible live concert was put together as part of a fundraiser for the George Whitefield College – a theological training college in Muizenberg that is committed to sending ministers of Christ’s Gospel into Africa.

Visit this link for more info on the concert that will be taking place again this year: Great Hymns of our Faith Concert

Album out now on CD & DVD:

GREAT HYMNS OF OUR FAITH CD      GREAT HYMNS OF OUR FAITH DVD

Blue Like Jazz (Movie)

“What if God is trying to compose something? What if the stars are notes, swirling in the blue, like jazz? “- Don.

Based on the New York Times best-seller that defined a generation, Blue Like Jazz is a groundbreaking film that explores what it takes to find yourself. Don (Marshall Allman) was raised in a Christian home, but unexpected circumstances land him at the liberal Reed College in Portland. In Blue Like Jazz, the contrast between the fierce individualism depicted at Reed College and the hollowed-out, anti-intellectual groupthink of his hometown church is stark.

Blue Like Jazz is a movie that tells the story of one person’s search to discover God for himself. It is a story that involves doubt, insecurity, bad behaviour, questioning and an honest look at what it takes to have a faith of your own, not merely one that you inherit from family or a church community.

There are six very important themes that run through this incredible screenplay:

  1. Knowledge vs. Belief
  2. Faith vs. Intellect
  3. Archetypes vs. Stereotypes
  4. Individuality vs. Conformity
  5. Art vs. Faith
  6. Apology vs. Forgiveness

The film explores the idea that some people – and some churches – approach faith more like a rulebook for life or a set of answers to all of life’s questions rather than as a space in which to question, doubt and explore the mysteries of life. If God is perfect, and if the Church is God’s Body on Earth, then it should be perfect too, right? So when that illusion begins to crumble, it can lead to a crisis of faith.

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BUILDING 429’S “WHERE I BELONG” NAMED 2012 BILLBOARD CHRISTIAN SONG OF THE YEAR

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Song Tops Year-End Christian AC Chart; Band Recognized As Christian Songs Artist of the Year
 
Pop/rock band Building 429’s breakout single “Where I Belong” is Christian Song of the Year, according to the Billboard 2012 year-end charts.  Billboard also named the song its Christian AC Song of the Year, while Building 429 received recognition as both Christian Songs Artist of the Year and Christian AC Songs Artist of the Year.
listenEarlier this year, “Where I Belong” set precedent as the first song to maintain No. 1 on the Billboard National Christian Audience chart for 15 consecutive weeks.  “Where I Belong” surpassed singles by tobyMac as well as Phillips, Craig & Dean, who each held the top spot on the Billboard NCA chart for 11 straight weeks.  Furthermore, the song also peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard CHR chart.
Written by Building 429 frontman Jason Roy and award-winning songwriter/producer Jason Ingram, “Where I Belong” is from the band’s fifth studio project, Listen to the Sound, released in May of 2011.  The album, which debuted at the top of iTunes’ Christian & Gospel Albums chart, has turned out three hit radio songs to date, including No. 1 CHR and Top 5 AC radio single “Listen to the Sound” and “Made For You,” Top 5 on the Christian CHR charts.
In addition to closing out the year as Billboard’s top Christian artist with the No. 1 Christian radio song of 2012, Building 429 also celebrates a record tour season.  Kicking off 2012 with its highly successful, 47-city “Winter Jam” tour, which saw attendance exceeding 500,000, the band proceeded  to tour a slew of major festivals and international dates throughout the spring and summer.  This fall Building 429 joined headliner newsboys on a run of its “God’s Not Dead” tour before finishing up the year with Newsong’s “Very Merry Christmas” tour.
For more information on Building 429, including a current tour itinerary, visit: www.Building429.com.
 

Andy Stanley LIVE in South Africa

“A Leader’s Forum”

An opportunity to go deeper on church leadership issues with two of the most influential leaders in the church world. The WCA is committed to strengthening churches in South Africa through biblical leadership development! One of the ways proven to be successful is through the annual Global Leadership Summit, but we believe we can increase the impact of the Summit through the Leaders Forum. This is an additional opportunity to invest in the leadership of your church and to invest in yourself. Bring your Summit key take-aways and dig deeper with Bill & Andy about how to take the next steps.

LEADERS FORUM EVENTS

THURSDAY  31st JANUARY 2013:  CAPE TOWN – EDGE CHURCH (Andy & Bill)

SATURDAY  2nd FEBRUARY 2013:  JOHANNESBURG – GRACEPOINT CHURCH  (Andy & Bill)

MONDAY     4th FEBRUARY 2013:  DURBAN – GRACE FAMILY CHURCH (Andy Stanley only)

Registration @ 8.30am Forum begins @ 9am – 3pm

Cost

1 – 4 people:  R350.00 per person

5 or more people:  R280.00 per person

Register here

For more info visit Willow Creek SA


15 Best Of Neville D (Volume 1) CD

Neville D

 Born in Cape Town , South Africa, Neville Diedericks begun honing his musical talents at an early age. From the age of 11 when Neville D picked up his first guitar and begun strumming on the piano keys his family and friends noticed his incredible gift and begun encouraging his musical career.

With a smooth voice and infectious charm Neville D burst onto the music scene over a decade ago, this multitalented singer, songwriter and producer has five albums to his name and two South African Music Award nominations for best R&B Album (Calling my name) and Best Urban Gospel Album (Songs of Deliverance). “15 years since Calling My Name was released, I feel that it is time to really celebrate what God has done for me thus far. I want to bring glory unto God by putting together some of my most loved songs all on one CD and calling it “The Best of Neville D, Volume 1”, says Neville. The album released in December 2012.

Neville D’s name is known worldwide as he accompanies four times Grammy Award winner Israel Houghton in his group Israel and New BreedHoughton. Neville has successfully toured the United States, Malaysia, Indonesia and Africa as a whole with this mega group.  “15 years since Calling My Name was released, I feel that it is time to really celebrate what God has done for me thus far. I want to bring glory unto God by putting together some of my most loved songs all on one CD and calling it “The Best of Neville D”, Neville.

The thirty-three year old and father of four is pleased to announce that this CD will be available first week of December. It will be made up of songs that have really carried him through the last 15 years; songs like Calling My NameThe Sun Will Shine AgainJesus is AliveEl ShaddaiCape Town Girl and more.

Neville D has a huge admiration for musical legends that have contributed greatly to his sound, such as Stevie Wonder, Lionel Richie, Boys 2 Men, Jonathan Butler, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Whitney Houston, David Foster and Quincy Jones only to name a few.

Neville D’s incredible song writing ability has been noticed by legends in the music industry, having written songs for Israel Houghton, and local stars Loyiso Bala, Jakkie Louw, Judith Sephuma, Ernie Smith and Joyous Celebration. 

“Neville D is an extraordinary singer with an incredible vocal ability and heart-warming song writing skills’. He is a seasoned yet fresh South African artist who is set to take the world stage!” say’s Ernie Smith.

Having opened for US superstars Joe, Keith Sweat and Deborah Cocks, and performed live at the prestigious Dove Awards, Neville D is ready to showcase his experience and new songs to his home Country.

Neville D is also a business man and founder and sole owner of Nefty Records. Through the company’s subsidiary Studio One he has become a premier producer in Cape Town and abroad. Apart from performing, Neville D’s charity work includes his strong support for St.Joseph’s Home for chronically ill children, as well as to see women, men and children live their full potential as he supports SAFFI (The South African Faith and Family Institute) to create a society free from gender based violence where faith and justice are honored.

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BEST OF NEVILLE D (Volume 1)

1. Intro

2. El Shaddai Live at A Deeper Level, Houston Texas

3. Jesus Is Alive Live at the Skouspel

4. For my Good

5. Nothing No-One

6. The Sun Will Shine Again

7. Pleasing Unto You

8. Calling My Name

9. I Know You Care Feat: Carmen Hendricks

10. Happy Feat: Dominique Adams & JK

11. Sing Because I’m Happy

12. You’re My Everything

13. God is able

14. Dwelling Place

15. My Hope Feat: Megan Butler

16. Cape Town Girl


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Rend Collective Experiment – Homemade Worship By Handmade People (CD)

ARTIST: Rend Collective Experiment
TITLE: Homemade Worship by Handmade People
ISBN: KWCD3275
BARCODE: TBC
RELEASE DATE: February 2012
FORMAT: CD
ITEM GROUP: Praise & Worship
DISTIBUTION RIGHTS: Africa – All
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Bethel Church – The Loft Sessions (CD)

ARTIST: Bethel Church (View e-card)
TITLE: The Loft Sessions
ISBN: KBETCD7373
BARCODE: 608938973733
RELEASE DATE: February 2012
FORMAT: CD
ITEM GROUP: Praise & Worhsip
DISTIBUTION RIGHTS: Africa – All
LABEL: Bethel
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Michael W Smith – Decades Of Worship (CD)

ARTIST: Michael W Smith
TITLE: Decades of Worship
ISBN: PRCD0234101682
BARCODE: 602341016827
RELEASE DATE: January 2012
PPD: R51.50
FORMAT: CD
ITEM GROUP: Praise & Worship
DISTIBUTION RIGHTS: African – Christian
LABEL: Michael W Smith Group
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Lindsay McCaul – If It Leads Me Back (CD)

ARTIST: Lindsay McCaul
TITLE: If It Leads Me Back
ISBN: RCD02341015721
BARCODE: 602341015721
RELEASE DATE: February 2012
FORMAT: CD
ITEM GROUP: CCM
DISTIBUTION RIGHTS: Africa – Christian
LABEL: Reunion Records
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HYMNS FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

the latest project from modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.

Hymns for the Christian Life is the latest project from modern hymn writers Keith and Kristyn Getty.

 

Known around the world for their creedal hymns and worship music written for the church, the Gettys’ new collection of songs is their most personal album to date as it explores themes such as work, family, money, community and social action.

 

The concept for this project began two years ago when Keith and Kristyn took a break from touring and settled in Nashville, Tennessee. During this time the couple had their first and long-awaited child, Eliza Joy. They also began to connect with their local community.
 “This unique pause in our schedule allowed us to engage with our church family, band members, neighbors and local musicians about how the gospel story touches every part of life,” Keith says. “Amid conversations around our dinner table and on our front porch, we discussed questions such as: What does it mean to succeed in your job but not make it your god? How do I handle doubt? In what way should I pray for my children? These new songs are a reflection of those conversations.

 

Hymns for the Christian Life include fresh collaborations with new co-writers, artists, arrangers, band members, church friends and neighborhood musicians.The hymns also glean musical influences from both the Gettys’ Irish heritage and the traditions of bluegrass and country music so prevalent in Nashville.
“Irish music essentially gave birth to folk music,” Keith says. “Having lived in Ireland and now in Nashville, we can harness the best from both musical styles in our songwriting for the church.”
The Gettys are set to share this new project with Celtic and American audiences throughout the next year. Beginning this spring, Keith and Kristyn will visit the northern Celtic Islands on a 10-date tour. Afterward, they’ll tour across the States before returning to the U.K. next autumn to visit cities on the Southern Celtic Islands tour.
Each concert will begin with hymns for the Christian life and conclude with the Gettys’ songs and reflections on the life of Christ.  Members of the Gettys’ band will offer unplugged performances in the foyer after each concert. A limited edition, five-track recording of songs heard from the tour also will be available at each event.

 

Produced by Charlie Peacock and Ed Cash, the forthcoming Hymns for the Christian Life album will feature the legendary voices of several Nashville friends, including Alison Krauss and Ricky Skaggs.
Gettymusic will release the complete album in the coming year, along with an accompanying songbook. Keith and Kristyn also plan to release additional hymns associated with the project as they continue to expand on similar themes in their songwriting.
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GRAMMY 2013 – Christian/Gospel Nominations

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On the 10th Feb 2013 The Grammy awards will be announced in Los Angeles.  Christian Art Media distributes those marked with an * in South Africa.

 I WIN CDCOME TO THE WELL

Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance

*Jesus, Friend Of Sinners – Casting Crowns – Track from: Come To The Well[Beach Street/Reunion Records]

*My Testimony – Marvin Sapp – Track from: I Win – [Verity Gospel Music Group]

Take Me To The King – Tamela Mann[Tillymann Music Group]

Go Get It – Mary Mary – [Columbia Records]

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Matt RedmanTrack from: 10,000 Reasons[sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records]

I WIN CDGOD, LOVE &  ROMANCE CD

Best Gospel Song

*I Feel Good – Phillip Feaster, Fred Hammond, Jonathan Miller & Calvin Rodgers, songwriters (Fred Hammond) – Track from: God, Love & Romance – [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: fHammond Music/Bridge Bldg Music/CJMS Music/Music Feast Productions/Jonathan Miller Publishing]

*My Testimony – Aaron Lindsey & Marvin Sapp, songwriters (Marvin Sapp) – Track from: I Win – [Verity Gospel Music Group; Publishers: Universal Music-Brentwood Benson Songs/Marvin L. Sapp Music/Ardent Media]

Go Get It – Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Mary Mary) – [Columbia; Publishers: EMI April Music, It's Tea Tyme, That's Plum Song, Wet Ink Red Music]

Hold On – Cheryl Fortune, James Fortune & Terence Vaughn, songwriters (James Fortune & FIYA, Monica & Fred Hammond) – Track from: Identity – [Light Records/eOne Music/Fiya World]

Released – Donald Lawrence, songwriter (Bill Winston & Living Word Featuring Donald Lawrence) – [Source Media; Publisher: Quiet Water Ent.]

COME TO THE WELLJESUS AT THE CENTER CDCOME TO THE RIVER CD

Best Contemporary Christian Music Song

*Jesus, Friend Of Sinners – Mark Hall & Matthew West, songwriters (Casting Crowns)Track from: Come To The Well[Beach Street/Reunion Records]

*Your Presence Is Heaven – Israel Houghton & Micah Massey, songwriters (Israel & New Breed) – Track from: Jesus At The Center Live – [Integrity Music; Publishers: Integrity's Praise! Music/Sound of the New Breed, Regenerate Music]

*When Mercy Found Me – Jeff Pardo & Rhett Walker, songwriters (Rhett Walker Band)Track from: Come To The River[Essential Records; Publishers: Sony ATV Music, Ships In A Bottle/Simple Tense Songs]

10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) – Jonas Myrin & Matt Redman, songwriters (Matt Redman) – Track from: 10,000 Reasons – [sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: Thankyou Music/sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Said And Done Music/Shout! Publishing]

White Flag – Jason Ingram, Matt Maher, Matt Redman & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Passion & Chris Tomlin)Track from: White Flag[sixstepsrecords/Sparrow Records; Publishers: sixsteps Music/worshiptogether.com Songs/Vamos- Publishing/Said And Done Music/Valley of the Songs Music/Sony ATV Timber Publishing/West Main Music/Windsor Hill Music/Thankyou Music]

JESUS AT THE CENTER CDI WIN CDGRAVITY CD

Best Gospel Album

 *Jesus At The Center Live – Israel & New Breed[Integrity Music]

*Gravity – Lecrae[Reach Records]

*I Win – Marvin Sapp[Verity Gospel Music Group]

Identity – James Fortune & FIYA – [Light Records/eOne Music/Fiya World]

Worship Soul – Anita Wilson[EMI Gospel]

 COME TO THE WELL

Best Contemporary Christian Music Album

*Come To The Well – Casting Crowns[Beach Street/Reunion Records]

Where I Find You – Kari Jobe[Sparrow Records]

Gold – Britt Nicole[Sparrow Records]

Eye On It – TobyMac[ForeFront Records]

Into The Light – Matthew West[Sparrow Records]

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Third Day “Miracle” CD – Interview With Tai Anderson

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Multi-platinum-selling rock band Third Day has played to millions of fans in many sold-out arenas globally. The four-piece have garnered more than 25 No. 1 singles not to mention the scores of Grammy and Dove Awards.

20 years later, the band’s willingness to struggle openly before fans and critics alike to unearth its identity, purpose and mission stands as Third Day’s most valued accomplishment. Backing up the band’s rise, Billboard magazine noted the act is “not only one of the best Christian bands of the ’90s but one of the best rock bands, period.”

Faith, passion and rock ‘n roll swagger coalesce on the band’s 12th album, a simmering brew of potent rock anthems infused with the substantive, life-affirming lyrics that have always been the bedrock of the band’s music. Bassist, Tai Anderson talks to Cher Murphy about their latest album, an incredible delivery titled ‘Miracle’…

What has been the greatest miracle the band has seen?

In a lot of ways it feel likes just staying together for twenty years feels pretty miraculous. There’s so many factors that just pull apart any relationship of value: your relationship with God, your spouse, your kids. To have stayed together as the same core group of 4 guys that started this band in high school feels pretty amazing. Beyond that, it’s those moments through the years, usually at live concerts, where God’s spirit has really shown up. We once had a young fan almost die at a show. We stopped the show and prayed for the kid with our entire audience, and he was miraculously healed.

What do you believe is the key to keeping a band together as long as you have?

I think the fact that we were friends before we were in a band together has gone a long way. We still lean on those early friendships between Mac and Mark & David and me. Beyond that, we’ve also had enough success that we could do this and still support our families, which is a priority for each of us. A lot of good bands break up because they just don’t find an audience. We’re very grateful to our worldwide audience that allows us to keep being a band. It’s our families that keep us grounded.

Mac recently launched a solo country album, congrats! Based on the blog entries, surprisingly we have seen some criticism. How have you overcome unfounded judgement and criticism over the years by Christians?

For Third Day, almost all of our criticism has always come from other Christians, and it always stings a bit. We’ve been pretty well received by mainstream audiences because we’re very up front about who we are. They take it at face value, and either move past or don’t. Christians can get a bit judgmental toward us, and ask us to constantly prove our faith. I guess we’ve just learned that we’ll never be able to do that. That’s what a song like ‘Trust in Jesus’ speaks to. In the end, all we can stand on is our trust in what Jesus has done. We’ll never be able to earn our salvation and we’ll never be able to prove to people that we’re Christians either. We try to be transparent and honest with our audience. Sometimes that means moments of levity. There are always folks ready to point to those moments as proof of our hypocrisy, but I think it just points to our humanity.

How was it working with a legendary producer like Brendan O’Brien? What was the greatest lesson he taught you?

It keeps you on your toes. You really want to show up bringing your best every day. You know that he’s worked with some of the best musicians in the world. When he likes what you do, it feels really encouraging because you know that his standards have been calibrated by some incredible musicians. I think the biggest lesson that he taught us was to trust someone outside of the band with the music. Because of his pedigree, we really allowed him to take ownership of the songs and kind of join our tight circle. That’s not easy to do, but the results prove that it was worth it.

Did any specific artist inspire your new sound?

Yes. We’re not a band than runs away from our influences. We listen to more music than any other band I know. We often stay up into the late hours of the night listening to music together. We want to make sure we’re always on the level, and current, without chasing trends or hits. We always go back to the classics though: The Beatles, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Coldplay, and we pepper it with Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers.

It’s been 20 years, what are some of your dreams and goals you would still like to accomplish?

I’d like to see our music push past some of the barriers of Christian music. We want to stay a Christian band, but I’d like for worthy songs to find airplay. I’d like to hear our songs used in more films as well. On a more spiritual level, I think that Third Day has a voice to be encouragement to the church around the world. I’d like to see us do more International touring and live out that part of our mission.

With your crazy schedule, how do you keep your families happy?

Technology helps. We used to have to fight over pay phones, and our wives couldn’t call us. Now we can do video chats from the tour bus. So, that has really helped. But, overall, we just try to get home overall. In fact, we try to not just get home, but live at home and go on tour. There’s a difference. We love playing shows, but we’re very proud that our familes are all in tact. Every member of the band has now been married for over 15 years.

Where’s the best place to write songs Mac?

This is Tai, but I know Mac would say on his back porch.

Any plans to tour South Africa again?

Theoretically, yes. But, there’s nothing concrete on the books. I really love South Africa and hope that we can come back soon. There are great Christian music fans there that have always encouraged the band.

The album is filled with music that rocks both body and soul. The songs on Miracle cover a rich musical and emotional landscape. O’Brien became a willing conspirator in their sonic exploration. “Brendan really became like a fifth member,” says Powell. “He played a little bit of guitar, a little bit of keyboards, a little bit of this and that, but a lot of background vocals and that sound is different than what we’ve done before. Even though we’ve done background vocals, with him doing it in the way he sings and his melodies it brought a freshness to this record. It still sounds like Third Day, but there are elements that are adding these new layers and textures.” “We wanted to make this something different,” says Anderson. “I feel like over the last five years we appreciate our fans and we appreciate the success we’ve had more than ever and that really becomes a driver at the beginning of a new album. We can’t settle. It doesn’t need to be ‘Part 2’ of any record we’ve ever done.”

The members of Third Day have been given a platform and it’s a responsibility they take seriously. Of course, the band loves to perform and entertain, but most importantly they want to offer hope and encouragement. “If there is any over arching theme on the record, it’s about pressing on and holding onto faith in the midst of doubt,” says David Carr.

Music can spark a miracle. Listen and believe.

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Third Day on Jay Leno

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Beauty For Ashes 2013!

BeautyForAshes.co.za:

 

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New Life Conference Centre 1 Grosvenor Road, Bryanston, Johannesburg

Beauty for Ashes is an inter-denominational, faith-based, non-profit organisation bringing encouragement and hope to women in southern Africa. We want women to know just how much God loves them and to leave our conferences feeling uplifted, encouraged and inspired, and able to grow in faith through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

We do this by having ‘real women’ share their stories, honestly and with humour, about how God helps them deal with ‘real’ issues. We offer first-rate conferences and also resources, books and a dynamic website.

OUR SLOGAN:   Real women   Real lives   Real faith

We are so excited about Beauty for Ashes 2013 and know that you’re just going to love our two speakers, Sue Keddy and Mary DeMuth! Both these women have known great pain and heartache, but both have found just how much healing and solace Jesus can bring … and they’ll be sharing their stories with us. Don’t get the wrong idea though—they’re both full of fun and humour and you’re going to absolutely LOVE them!

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Mary DeMuth

Author & speaker
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Mary DeMuth is the author of 15 books, including Beautiful Battle: A Woman’s Guide to Spiritual Warfare (Harvest House), Everything: What You Give and What You Gain to Become Like Jesus (Thomas Nelson) and a memoir entitled Thin Places. 

She loves to help people live uncaged, freedom-infused lives. Mary has spoken around the world about breaking free from the past, and her live uncaged message permeates her daily blog. Her family planted a church in southern France, and they now live in Texas.

Mary has been married 22 years and has three amazing teens.

Find out more at marydemuth.com,
@MaryDeMuth and
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