Tuesday, August 25, 2009

New Releases: August 25, 2009

Deep Church
Jim Belcher
IVP Books, August 2009
Are you caught between the traditional and emerging churches? Belcher offers a third way! Exploring the ideas of Tony Jones, Brian McLaren, and others, he assesses the emergent church's strengths and weaknesses, weighs traditionalists' criticisms, and proposes a missional church that blends innovation in worship, the arts, and community with belief in creeds and confessions.

Ino Records, August 2009
Skillet's eighth studio album, Awake, recorded with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson, is set for an August 25, 2009 release. The album will contain 12 tracks, including 'Hero' and 'Monster' which were added to their live set during their Comatose Tour 2009.

You Deliver Me
Curb Records, August 2009
Five time Dove Awards Winners Selah has sold 2.4 million units over their career. You Deliver Me is the first studio record featuring Amy Perry since she joined the group.

Come Alive
Mark Schultz
Word Entertainment, August 2009
Platinum-selling, Dove Award winning recording artist, Mark Schultz, releases his long-awaited, fifth studio album. One of Christian music's most acclaimed singer/songwriters, Schultz's first new studio album in nearly three years is also his most personal recording to date, inviting listeners to 'Come Alive' through these songs birthed by stories of hope, loss, joy and redemption. New for Schultz, working with more than one or two producers for an album, Come Alive features the distinct and masterful touches from multiple GRAMMY Award winner Brown Bannister (Amy Grant, Third Day, CeCe Winans), Shaun Shankel (Beyoncé, Hilary Duff), Bernie Herms (Natalie Grant, Avalon) and Paul Mills (Third Day, Bluetree). The album also features collaborations with such hit making songwriters as Bart Millard and Barry Graul of Mercy Me, Matthew West, Joy Williams and Bernie Herms. The combination of talent and Schultz's own vision for this album results in his most thought-provoking, musically diverse project to date.

Life Light Up
Christy Nockels
Sparrow Records, June 2009
One of Christian music's most recognizable and prolific female voices, Christy Nockels, was born in Ft. Worth, TX as a "seminary baby." She grew up in Oklahoma as the daughter of a pastor and a piano teacher, which infused her heart early with a love for both music and God's word. Together as Watermark, Christy and her husband Nathan recorded five albums with Rocketown Records. They composed a journey full of songs, 7 of which were #1 radio singles. They have been nominated for numerous Dove Awards, including Christy's nominations for Female Vocalist of the Year. Christy and Nathan have served at Passion Conferences since 1997 and in 2008, they moved to Atlanta, GA to be a founding family of Passion City Church. Christy releases her first solo worship project, Life Light Up, with sixstepsrecords on June 2, 2009. She's been busy playing before national audiences on Chris Tomlin's "Hello Love Tour," where she's singing vocals with Chris and debuting her new single "Life Light Up" each night. Christy's heart through leading worship and song writing is to help people communicate intimately with the living God, and to leave a legacy of proclaiming Jesus' fame to this generation.

The Lost Get Found
Britt Nicole
Sparrow Records, August 2009
Britt set the world on fire when her first album debuted. Now she ramps it up in her highly anticipated sophomore release! Filled with high-energy tracks and catchy hooks, it speaks to the hearts of today's teens in "Welcome to the Show," "Glow," "How We Roll," "Safe," "Have Your Way," "Like a Star," the title track, and more.

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