March 29, 2011

Randy Stonehill - Welcome to Paradise CD

AVAILABLE NOW: Randy Stonehill - Welcome to Paradise CD

This album was a well crafted work Produced by Larry Norman and Engineered by Andy Johns (The Who, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin).

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The production was good for 1976 and the lyrics showed Randy was soulful and humorous. His music had that Larry Norman feel to it. Some Influences of James Taylor and others abound but it was uniquely Stonehill.

NEW! Item in excellent condition. Rare and out-of-print

Track Listing:

1. King Of Hearts

2. Keep Me Runnin'

3. The Winner (High Card)

4. Lung Cancer

5. Puppet Strings

6. First Prayer

7. I've Got News For You

8. Song For Sarah

9. Christmas Song For All Year 'Round

10. Good News

11. News For You (original demo)

12. Heart Lock (never released)

DeGarmo and Key - History Makers CD

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NEW! Item in excellent condition. Rare and out-of-print

Track Listing:

1. Addey

2. Wayfaring Stranger

3. Emmanuel

4. Too Far, Too Long

5. Jericho

6. Long Distance Runner

7. All The Losers Win

8. Let The Whole World Sing

9. Six, Six, Six

10. Destined To Win

11. Every Moment

12. I'm Accepted

13. Hand In Hand

14. Boycott Hell

15. Rebel For God

DeGarmo & Key was a Christian Rock group that started professionally in 1978. The primary members were Eddie DeGarmo and Dana Key. Eddie played keyboards and sang background vocals (and occasionally lead), while Dana played lead guitar and did the majority of the lead vocals. Other members included Tommy Cathey on bass and Greg Morrow on drums. The group's music was of the pop and rock genres. Their best known songs are: Destined to Win (also the title of their 1992's early "best of" album: Destined to Win), Let the Whole World Sing, Six, Six, Six, Boycott Hell, Every Moment, and Casual Christian. Also most noted for their 1986 album "Streetlight", their 1987 album D&K, and their 1989 album "The Pledge". See Discography for more info Other notable musicians who have recorded and/or toured with DeGarmo & Key include:Kenny Porter(bass), Kevin Rodell (drums), Chuck Reynolds (drums), Steve Taylor (guitar) (not related to another Steve Taylor, also a popular CCM artist) and Mark Pogue (guitar).


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Degarmo & Key - Every Moment (video)



Light Music: Rich Mullins Verge of a Miracle 1987

Singer and Songwriter, Rich Mullins performs "Verge of a Miracle" on Light Music, 1987


March 27, 2011

Featured Profile: Margaret Becker - Singer, Songwriter

Margaret Becker (born July 17, 1959) is an American Christian rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She has had twentyone #1 Christian radio hits, won four Dove Awards, and been nominated for four Grammy Awards.

Becker was raised in Bay Shore, New York, and began playing in coffeehouses while teaching music and taking opera lessons. Having graduated from James Madison University with a degree in communication, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1985, and signed to Sparrow Records as a songwriter; soon after she toured with Rick Cua as a backup singer and sang on Steve Camp's 1986 album One on One. The next year she landed a contract as a solo artist, and released her debut album, Never for Nothing. The single "Fight for God" was her first hit, and her second LP, The Reckoning, followed with two more hits, "Light in the Darkness" and "Find Me".

Becker began working with producer Charlie Peacock starting with 1989's Immigrant's Daughter, and a string of successful albums followed, including a Spanish language LP. She won two Dove Awards in 1992, for Rock Album (Simple House) and Rock Song ("Simple House"). However, in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Becker occasionally encountered controversy in the world of Contemporary Christian music because she is a Roman Catholic; some Christian stores refused to carry her album, and her concert appearances were sometimes picketed. Although she was raised in Catholicism, Margaret currently attends a non-denominational church in Nashville, TN. After 1995's Grace, Becker decided to take a sabbatical from the music industry; during this time she wrote a book entitled With New Eyes and wrote editorials for Campus Life magazine.


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VIDEO: Find Me - Margaret Becker


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VIDEO: Just Come In (Live, Acoustic) - Margaret Becker


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VIDEO: Immigrant's Daughter - Margaret Becker

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VIDEO: "Who Am I" - Margaret Becker



POSTER: Desertwind - Let Us Run The Race Hebrews 12

Christian Superhero 11x14 Poster: DESERTWIND: LET US RUN THE RACE

11X14 SIZE POSTER featuring Bible quote: Hebrews 12:1,2 -

“…Let us rid ourselves of anything that slows us down, especially, the sins that so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith…” - - Hebrews 12:1,2

Featuring the super-speedster, Desertwind published by Christian Knight Comics

Full Color/Glossy Print - No torn or ripped pages.

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March 20, 2011

Nichole Nordeman - Wide Eyed – CD

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Nichole Nordeman is a nine-time Dove Award-winning contemporary Christian American singer–songwriter. She has won multiple GMA Dove Awards, including two awards for Female Vocalist of the Year. Her best-known songs include "Why", "This Mystery", "Holy", "Legacy", "Brave", and "What If". She also sang a song on the soundtrack Music Inspired by the Chronicles of Narnia, called "I Will Believe."

“God has used music on a many occasions to minister to me. The song "Wide Eyed" has had a tremendous impact on my life. I use this song as an illustration for the Ninth grade Sunday school class I teach. The word pictures in "Wide Eyed" provide practical real life applications that help us all to understand that God loves EVERYONE and that we should value one another as He does. Sometimes I feel this was written just for me.” - Anita

Track Listing:

1. To Know You

2. Wide Eyed

3. Who You Are

4. Anyway

5. I Wish the Same for You

6. Is It Any Wonder

7. Burnin'

8. Gone Are the Days

9. To Say Thanks

10. River God

CD is in excellent condition. No scratches, no skips. Plays good.

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To Know You (Video)


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March 16, 2011

Featured Profile: Bryan Duncan : Singer and Songwriter

Bryan Duncan (born on March 16, 1953 in Riverside, California) is an American CCM musician. he is best know for his role in the Sweet Comfort Band and subsequent solo career that, combined, spanned more than twenty-five years. He is currently involved with the Nehosoul Band and "Radio Rehab" podcast.

Duncan is a Dove Award- and Grammy Award-winning American Christian musician who started his career in 1973 with the Jesus music band Sweet Comfort Band. The band went their separate ways in 1984 having made the successful transition to Contemporary Christian music. 1985 marked the beginning of his solo career. Bryan has sold in excess of 1 million records, released 15 solo albums, and appeared on several compilation projects. He has released three solo video projects and one joint tour video as well as having done the video for Left Behind: The Movie. Bryan has been the recipient of three Dove Awards and has received multiple Dove Award nominations.

Bryan has had many number one hits over the years including "Traces of Heaven," "Things are Gonna Change," "United We Stand" and "Don't Look Away" from the Slow Revival album; "Love Takes Time," "You Don't Leave Me Lonely," "Into My Heart," "When It Comes to Love" and "I'll Not Forget You" from the Mercy album; and "A Heart Like Mine" from the compilation My Utmost for His Highest.


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VIDEO: Strong Medicine – Bryan Duncan

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VIDEO: I Love You With My Life – Bryan Duncan

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VIDEO: You Led me to Believe - Sweet Comfort Band featuring Bryan Duncan (vocals)

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VIDEO: When I Was Alone –Sweet Comfort Band featuring Bryan Duncan (vocals)

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March 15, 2011

MercyMe Live DVD and CD

AVAILABLE NOW: Mercyme – Live – 2 Disc DVD & CD Special Edition

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This double disc set from MercyMe captures incredible live moments, behind-the-scenes footage, camera time with the band, and much more! Disc 1 features over 1 hour of live concert footage and performances of favorites like "I Can Only Imagine", "Word Of God Speak", "Here With Me", and "Homesick". Disc 2 includes behind the scenes at rehearsals, band member interviews, singing of the Star Spangled Banner, on the road footage, the making of the 'Cartoon Pizza' theme song, 2004 Dove Awards performance, devotional moments with Max Lucado, and multimedia accompaniment tracks.




March 10, 2011

Christian Music of The 1980s Retrospective Volume 1

Christian Knight Publishing and Media is proud to present our first collection of 10 great Christian music songs and videos from the 1980's - A decade of some of the most heartfelt and passionate Christian music ever produced


1. Stronger Than The Weight - David Martin



"Stronger Than The Weight" is the title track from Christian singer, David Martin's debut album,"Stronger Than The Weight"on Home Sweet Home Records in 1985. - David Martin released 2 Christian albums. Both of David's albums were critics favorites and both albums are highly sought after Christian albums

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2. Every Moment - DeGarmo & Key

DeGarmo & Key was a Christian Rock group that started professionally in 1978. The primary members were Eddie DeGarmo and Dana Key. Eddie played keyboards and sang background vocals (and occasionally lead), while Dana played lead guitar and did the majority of the lead vocals. Other members included Tommy Cathey on bass and Greg Morrow on drums. The group's music was of the pop and rock genres.

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3. Whole World - Petra


Petra - Whole World, taken from the album "Back To The Street" (1986) - Petra is a music group regarded as a pioneer of the Christian rock and contemporary Christian music genres. Formed in 1972, the band took its name from the Greek word for "rock." Though formally disbanding in 2005, incarnations of Petra have played reunion shows in the years since and released an album in November 2010.

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4. To The Mystery - Michael Card


Michael Card is an American Christian singer-songwriter, musician, author, and radio host from Franklin, Tennessee. He is best known for his contributions in Contemporary Christian Music, which couple folk-style melodies and instrumentation with lyrics that stem from intensive study of the Bible. Since his debut in 1981, he has sold more than 4 million albums and has written 19 number one singles. He has also authored several books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner A Sacred Sorrow.

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5. Refuge - Kim Hill


Kim Hill is a Contemporary Christian Music singer. Aside from her career as a solo artist, Hill has also sung background vocals on projects by artists like Rich Mullins (Winds of Heaven, Stuff of Earth) and others. Most recently, the Dove award winning Selah Duets project featuring Hill on All My Tears.

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6. The Prodigal (I'll Be Waiting) - Amy Grant


"The Prodigal" is from "Unguarded", the ninth album by Christian music singer Amy Grant, released in 1985. W
hen Unguarded was released in 1985, Amy Grant was probably the most popular star in Contemporary Christian music, recording songs with religious lyrics in the pop/rock style of the day.

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7. He Covers Me - Steve Camp


Steven Camp is a prominent American Dove Award and Grammy Award-nominated contemporary Christian music artist with an adult contemporary pop sound. He was very popular in the 1980s and early 1990s, where he has sold more than a million albums, who also has written or co-written 21 number one singles, since his debut, as a solo artist, in 1978. Today his popularity now continues mostly in his Christian writing addressing current trends and matters of Reformed Theology. He started Audience One Ministries, and his blog covering Christian music, biblical study, reformation, and revival.

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8. Falling In Love With You - Sweet Comfort Band


Sweet Comfort Band first performed in 1972 in Riverside, California, and were active until 1984. The band was composed of keyboardist/lead vocalist Bryan Duncan, guitarist/vocalist Randy Thomas and brothers Kevin (bass guitar) and Rick (drums/vocals) Thomson.

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9. Find Me - Margaret Becker


Margaret Becker is an American Christian rock singer, guitarist, and songwriter. She has had twentyone #1 Christian radio hits, won four Dove Awards, and been nominated for four Grammy Awards. She moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1985, and signed to Sparrow Records as a songwriter; soon after she toured with Rick Cua as a backup singer and sang on Steve Camp's 1986 album One on One. The next year she landed a contract as a solo artist, and released her debut album, Never for Nothing. The single "Fight for God" was her first hit, and her second LP, The Reckoning, followed with two more hits, "Light in the Darkness" and "Find Me".

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10. Harder To Believe Than Not To - Steve Taylor


From Steve Taylor's I Predict 1990 album. - Steve Taylor wrote: "The song takes its title from a line found in the collected letters of Flannery O'Connor, acclaimed short-story writer and novelist from Georgia. Her literary friends in New York had a hard time believing that a writer of her caliber could profess to be something as common and unfashionable as a Christian. She reacts in her letter to the criticism that Christianity's primary function is as a crutch for the weak-spirited, writing how they don't understand the cost involved in following Jesus, that 'it's much harder to believe than not to believe.'

"The quote stuck. The cost of discipleship--the ideal of taking up your cross everyday and following Jesus--makes it hard to believe, because Christianity demands things from us that we don't naturally want to give. In the words of playwrite Dennis Potter, 'There is, in the end, no such thing as a simple faith.'" [From the liner notes of "Now The Truth Can Be Told."]

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Check out The Christian Knight Music Sale for CCM Hits of the 80's, 90's and More! All CDs $5 and Up! To view and order, go to: http://www.christianknightcomics.com/music

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DEVOTIONAL: Is Self-Esteem Contrary To Christianity

Is Self-Esteem Contrary To Christianity

by Johnny Kicklighter

The philosophy of self-esteem is probably the most influential doctrine to arrive on the scene in Christendom's recent history. At least in my lifetime, it has had as much affect, if not even more, on evangelical Christianity than the modern tongues movement that surfaced in the late 1960's. Not only has self-esteem psychology crept into every aspect of Biblical doctrine and practice but society as well. A Korean War era fighter pilot turned minister in the 1957 movie "Battle Hymn," was rebuked on the front steps of his church for preaching too harshly on man's condition, and not enough on love and forgiveness. Even Hollywood got into the act! Actually, the entire self-movement is perhaps the most single cause of the mainstream church losing the vision for preaching the cross of Christ. After all, if man's problems can be healed with positive self-esteem, and preaching the depravity of the human spirit hurts people's feelings, then it logically follows that our message must be changed.

If there is any doubt, review some of the sermons from the Puritan era and compare them to what we hear today. Here's a portion of Jonathan Edwards' famous sermon, "Sinners in the Hand of an Angry God" given by him on July 8, 1741 in Enfield, Connecticut:

"Your wickedness makes you as it were heavy as lead, and to tend downwards with great weight and pressure towards hell; and if God should let you go, you would immediately sink and swiftly descend and plunge into the bottomless gulf, and your healthy constitution, and your own care and prudence, and best contrivance, and all your righteousness, would have no more influence to uphold you and keep you out of hell, than a spider's web would have to stop a falling rock."

Not only does Edwards expose the utter ruin of man with colorful metaphors, he condemns man's "healthy constitution" which can only refer to one's lofty self-esteem.