December 17, 2011

Playlist: Christmas Music Collection

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6



Breath Of Heaven - Amy Grant
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPbV_HTpyx0







BeBe & CeCe Winans - Jingle_Bells 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCKF4R8PkpY







Michael W. Smith - The Happiest Christmas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fTBHa7J7GE







The Little Drummer Boy by Whiteheart
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHOgHsKViD4







Winter Wonderland - Steve Taylor
http://www.youtube.com/v/EP4AmqoFdc0


November 22, 2011

Profile: C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Clive Staples Lewis (November 29, 1898 – November 22, 1963), commonly referred to as C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was a novelist, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast, Ireland. He is known for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia and The Space Trilogy.

Lewis was a close friend of J. R. R. Tolkien, and both authors were leading figures in the English faculty at Oxford University and in the informal Oxford literary group known as the "Inklings". According to his memoir Surprised by Joy, Lewis had been baptised in the Church of Ireland (part of the Anglican Communion) at birth, but fell away from his faith during his adolescence. Owing to the influence of Tolkien and other friends, at the age of 32 Lewis returned to the Anglican Communion, becoming "a very ordinary layman of the Church of England".  His faith had a profound effect on his work, and his wartime radio broadcasts on the subject of Christianity brought him wide acclaim.

In 1956 he married the American writer Joy Gresham, 17 years his junior, who died four years later of cancer at the age of 45. Lewis died three years after his wife, as the result of renal failure. His death came one week before his 65th birthday. Media coverage of his death was minimal, as he died on November 22, 1963 – the same day that U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and the same day another famous author, Aldous Huxley, died. Lewis's works have been translated into more than 30 languages and have sold millions of copies. The books that make up The Chronicles of Narnia have sold the most and have been popularised on stage, TV, radio and cinema.



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VIDEO: C.S Lewis - Mere Christianity (Part 1)
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October 31, 2011

All Rivers to the Sea - Bodie and Brock Thoene

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It is October 1844. With the death of the evil Colonel Mahon and the end of the greatest potato famine in living memory, it seems peace and prosperity are finally on the way to Ballynockanor. But is this the calm before the storm? As Kate awaits the birth of their baby, Joseph is in hiding in London. Trying to find his way to Ireland and to his beloved wife, Joseph fights against the forces that seek to block their reunion.

This fourth book in the Galway Chronicles portrays the impact of the tragic potato famine that would kill or displace a third of the population of Ireland. Set in a place and time in Ireland's history that affects the age in which we now live, this novel follows the fight for freedom by passionate Irishmen and brings the heroism and heartbreak to life for modern readers. From the horror of famine to the plots of ruthless men, All Rivers to the Sea gives a human face to the troubles that brought so many Irish to the shores of America.



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Ashes of Remembrance - Bodie and Brock Thoene

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Set in a place and time in Ireland's history which affects the age in which we now live, Ashes of Remembrance continues the story begun in Only the River Runs Free and Of Men and Of Angels. Following the passionate Irish fight for freedom these gripping novels bring the heroism and heartbreak alive for modern readers, showing the roots of the troubles that brought so many Irish to the shores of America-and which continue to plague England and Ireland today. Ashes of Remembrance takes up the story in the fall of 1843 with the marriage of Kate and Joseph. But a conspiracy succeeds in separating them, and Joseph is deported to the new world while Kate must fight the secret enemies who plot to kill her and destroy the village.

Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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Of Men and of Angels - Bodie and Brock Thoene

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The prolific Thoenes return to their Galway series with this volume set in rural Ireland in 1843. Local squire Joseph Connor Burke finds himself caught between appeasing the tenant farmers of Ballynockanor and enforcing the edicts of the British government. When a repeal movement against British rule nominates Burke its leader, he realizes that he may be forced to leave his beloved Ireland. On a personal front, Burke and his longtime love Kate Donovan attempt to come together admidst political strife and the horrors of a smallpox epidemic, and Burke struggles with questions of faith. As is typical of the Thoenes' books, this is a rich mixture of history, romance, and adventure peppered with intriguing secondary characters. In fact, here many of the secondary characters prove much more interesting than the leads. But the Thoenes' formula has been successful countless times before, and this is sure to please their many fans.

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Only the River Runs Free - Bodie and Brock Thoene

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The Thoenes (Shiloh Autumn, Thomas Nelson, 1996), the prolific husband-wife team, set their latest offering in 1840s Ireland. A mysterious man named Joseph Connor arrives in the small village of Ballynockanor. He is befriended by the widower Tom Donovan and his five children. The eldest daughter, Kate, remains fairly aloof from Connor, largely because she feels self-conscious about her scarred body, the results of a fire that killed her husband a few years before. Over time, though, Kate and Joseph begin to fall in love. Will true love prevail? Of course, but not before many twists and turns in the plot. The Thoenes bring the oppression of life in Ireland to life brilliantly, and Kate is thoughtfully portrayed as a woman who begins to accept God again. Essential for Thoene fans and good enough to attract new readers.

Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.


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The Christmas Promise - Donna VanLiere

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Each Christmas we are given a promise from heaven. And each year on earth we make promises to each other. This is a story about how a promise from one person to another shows us the true meaning of faith, remembrance, and love.

Seven years ago Gloria endured a family tragedy that almost shook her faith entirely. Each Christmas she places a card in an envelope on her tree, restating a promise she made to her husband before he died. Now, having moved from her small town and all the painful memories it held, she is building a life by caring for people in need. Whether it’s a young mother who can’t pay her electric bill or a family who needs some extra food, Gloria always finds a way.

Miriam is a thorn in Gloria’s side. Miriam is a constantly critical, disapproving neighbor who looks with suspicion at all the good things Gloria does. When a twist of fate makes them roommates instead of neighbors, it’s the ultimate test of patience and faith.

Chaz has a good job as head of security at Wilson’s Department Store, but each night he returns home to an empty apartment. He longs for a wife and family of his own but realizes that the life choices he’s made have alienated him. He befriends a young boy whose mother has fallen on hard times, giving him a chance to have a life he thought impossible.

In The Christmas Promise, the lives of these characters collide and we learn that even as we move ahead, the past is never far behind. And when we are forgiven much, we love much. In this warmly humorous and deeply poignant story, we are reminded that the Christmas Promise is the promise of second chances.



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The Christmas Blessing - Donna Vanliere

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In The Christmas Shoes, young Nathan Andrews was a child who lost his mother to cancer. Now his deepest wish is to become a doctor. When a stranger named Robert gave him the money to buy his mother a pair of shoes for her last Christmas, both Robert and Nathan learned the deepest lessons of love and giving. Now a medical student in his third year, Nathan realizes there are still things to be learned about faith, blessings, and sacrifice. Lessons he will learn from Meghan Sullivan-a young woman born with a hole in her heart that has not kept her from becoming a champion runner. And lessons learned from a young boy named Charlie, who teaches how to live a life of true courage. Together, they will help guide Nathan through the darkest period in his life. The Christmas Blessing is an inspiring about hope existing in the darkest places, and love is always the greatest gift of all.


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The Christmas Shoes - Donna Vanliere

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Sometimes, the things that can change your life will cross your path in one instant-and then, in a fleeting moment, they're gone. But if you open your eyes, and watch carefully, you will believe....

Robert is a successful attorney who has everything in life-and nothing at all. Focused on professional achievement and material rewards, Robert is on the brink of losing his marriage. He has lost sight of his wife, Kate, their two daughters, and ultimately himself. Eight year old Nathan has a beloved mother, Maggie, whom he is losing to cancer. But Nathan and his family are building a simple yet full life, and struggling to hold onto every moment they have together. A chance meeting on Christmas Even brings Robert and Nathan together-he is shopping for a family he hardly knows and Nathan is shopping for a mother he is soon to lose. In this one encounter, their lives are forever altered as Robert learns an important lesson: sometimes the smallest things can make all the difference. The Christmas Shoes is a universal story of the deeper meaning of serendipity, a tale of our shared humanity, and of how a power greater than ourselves can shape, and even save, our lives.



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September 30, 2011

Exodus - Michael W Smith - Various - CD

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1. A Kiss on the Lips 5:13 - Julie Miller
2. Take Me Back 3:53 - Julie Miller
3. By Way of Sorrow 2:52 - Julie Miller
4. Dancing Girl 4:05 - Julie Miller
5. Give Me an Ocean 3:16 - Julie Miller
6. All the Pieces of Mary 3:43 - Julie Miller
7. The Devil Is an Angel 3:05 - Julie Miller
8. Letters to Emily 4:28 - Julie Miller
9. I Call on You 4:28 - Julie Miller
10. Face of Appalachia 4:17 - John Sebastian [Lovin' Spoonful], Lowell George
11. Forever My Beloved 2:25 - Julie Miller
12. Blue Pony 3:27 - Julie Miller
13. Last Song :58 - Bill Mallonee, Julie Miller

Audio Mixer: Buddy Miller.
Liner Note Author: Julie Miller.
Recording information: Dogtown Studios.
Photographer: Bob Miller .
Unknown Contributor Role: Buddy Miller.
Personnel: Julie Miller (vocals, guitar); Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Karen Peris
(vocals); Buddy Miller (vocals, guitar, mandoguitar, melodica, bass); Tammy Rogers
(fiddle, mandolin); Larry Campbell (fiddle, banjo, bouzouki); Matt Slocum (cello); Bill
Mallonee (harmonica); John Andrew Schreiner (piano); Phil Madiera (Hammond B-3 organ,
pump organ); Allison Prestwood, Byron House (bass); Donald Lindley (drums); Paul
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Julie Miller - Invisible Girl CD - REX MUSIC (1994)

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1994 Street Level Music, distributed by REX MUSIC.


Track Listing


1. Nobody's Child
2. Runaway Heart
3. In My Eyes
4. When You Come Home
5. Too Many Troubles
6. I Will Be With You
7. Weapon of the Spirit
8. Can't Cry Hard Enough
9. End of the Road
10. Back of Your Head
11. I Like You
12. Untitled ( 9 second 'sound clip')



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September 4, 2011

Featured Profile: Phil Keaggy

Phil Keaggy (born Philip Tyler Keaggy, in Youngstown, Ohio on March 23, 1951) is an American acoustic and electric guitarist and vocalist who has released more than 50 albums and contributed to many more recordings in both the contemporary Christian music and mainstream markets. He is a seven-time recipient of the GMA Dove Award for Instrumental Album of the Year, and was twice nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rock Gospel Album. He has frequently been listed as one of the world's top-three "finger-style," as well as "finger-picking," guitarists by Guitar Player Magazine readers' polls.

In 1973 Keaggy released What A Day, his first solo album. The songs were written while Keaggy was still with Glass Harp Keaggy performed all the instruments on the album. The title track remains a staple of Keaggy's concerts up to the present day.

Keaggy married his wife Bernadette in the summer of 1973. He then took a brief hiatus from recording on his own and only toured in support of other artists like Love Song, 2nd Chapter of Acts, Paul Clark, and Nancy Honeytree. Years later, Amboy Dukes guitarist Ted Nugent was quoted as saying "I don't know what happened to that Phil Keaggy. He could have saved the world with his guitar."

Keaggy returned to the studio in 1976 with Love Broke Thru, an album which included his version of a song that would eventually be considered a classic in Christian Music: "Your Love Broke Through." Written by Keith Green, Todd Fishkind and Randy Stonehill, the song would later be closely identified with Green, yet it was at Green's insistence that Keaggy's rendition be the first released recording.[8] A longtime fan of C.S. Lewis, Keaggy also included an arranged version of the author's poem "As the Ruin Falls." Keaggy's album was listed as #64 in the 2001 book, CCM Presents: The 100 Greatest Albums in Christian Music.

During the summer of 1977 Keaggy went on an eighteen-city tour of the western United States with 2nd Chapter of Acts and "a Band called David." This tour was captured in the subsequent live triple album How the West Was One, a collection that featured concert renditions of "What a Day" and "Your Love Broke Through." That same year also saw the formation of the Phil Keaggy Band. Comprising Keaggy, guitarist Lynn Nichols, keyboardist Phil Madeira, bassist Dan Cunningham and drummer Terry Andersen, the Phil Keaggy Band released their lone album in 1977, Emerging. 1977 also marked the release of the Glass Harp compilation album, Song in the Air.

In 1978, Keaggy released his first critically acclaimed instrumental album entitled The Master and the Musician. It would go on to become the best-selling album of his career. A 1989 reissue of the album included a new track, "Epilogue: Amazing Grace."


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Phil Keaggy – Time



Phil Keaggy - The Wind and the Wheat




September 1, 2011

Profile: Al Hartley (1921-2003)


Henry Allan Hartley (October 25, 1921, Kearny, New Jersey, United States – May 27, 2003, Fort Myers, Florida), known professionally as Al Hartley, was an American comic book writer-artist known for his work on Archie Comics, Atlas Comics (the 1950s precursor of Marvel Comics), and many Christian comics. He received an Inkpot Award at the 1980 San Diego Comic-Con.

Hartley was the son of Congressman Frederick Allan Hartley, Jr. (Republican from New Jersey), co-author of the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947.

In 1967, feeling "sterile, numb, and filled with fear", Hartley became a born again Christian, as did his wife, Hermine, and, years later, their children, Alana and Fred. At the time, he was among several artists who drew the black-and-white, "nudie cutie" secret-agent feature, "The Adventures of Pussycat", that ran in some of Marvel publisher Martin Goodman's men's magazines; Hartley told the publisher he couldn't continue.

He began writing and drawing for Archie Comics, infusing some of the stories with his Christian beliefs. At one point he was directed to cut back. "I knew God was in control, so I respected my publisher's position and naturally complied". He later received a call from publisher Fleming H. Revell, for whom he then freelanced a comic-book adaptation of David Wilkerson The Cross and the Switchblade in 1972, quickly followed by adaptations of God's Smuggler by the pseudonymous Brother Andrew and The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. Inspired, Hartley helped launch the Spire Christian Comics line, and pitched Archie president John L. Goldwater to let him license the Archie guys 'n' gals. The Jewish Goldwater, himself religious, agreed, and Spire went on to release 59 comics — at least 19 of them Archie titles — as well as six Bible stories, 12 biography adaptations, four other book or movie adaptations (including Hansi: The Girl Who Loved the Swastika), and nine children's comics.

Read More: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Hartley

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August 16, 2011

Christian Classic Rock – 5-CD Set

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A rare collection of the best classic rock hits and best-sellers in Christian Music

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Petra Praise The Rock Cries Out
Whitecross – By Demand
Degarmo and Key – History Makers
Phil Keaggy – Crimson and Blue
Christian Rock Hits Volume 1 featuring Altar Boys, Idle Cure, Rick Elias, Liaison and More!

Christian Music of The 80s – 5-CD Set

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Russ Taff – Walls of Glass
Leslie Phillips – The Turning
David Meece – Count the Cost
Randy Stonehill – Love Beyond Reason
Wayne Watson - Giants in The Land

August 14, 2011

Celtic Psalms and Hymns – 2-CD

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Celtic Psalms CD: Track Listing:

01. Fear No Evil
02. Praise the Holy Lord Above
03. The Lord Is My Light
04. I Lift up My Eyes
05. El Shaddai
06. He Will Never Be Shaken
07. Blessed Is the Man
08. In the Lord Lord My Heart Takes Refuge
09. How Long O Lord
10. Shout for Joy
11. In the Morning
12. Psalm 23
13. Your Love Is Better Than Life

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Celtic Reflections on Hymns CD: Track Listing:

1. Just As I Am (Traditional)
2. Be Thou My Vision
3. Here Is Love
4. There Is A Redeemer
5. Father, Hear The Prayer We Offer
6. Fairest Lord Jesus
7. Sanctus
8. Holy, Holy, Holy
9. Take My Life And Let It Be
10. Eternal Father
11. Just As I Am
12. Amazing Grace
13. Abide With Me


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VIDEO: Eden's Bridge - The Lord is my Light

Point of Grace – 4-CD Christian Music Collection

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