Free Hillsong Song; REVIEW: Andy Park EP; Book:"Naturally Supernatural"; NEW:Darlene Zschech; +More Guitar Video Blog
to Digital Worship News, Edition 68. This issue includes 5 different resources. First is a a review of the new EP "A Taste of Heaven", a short song Spanish/English collection by worship leader Andy Park. Second is a book review of "Naturally Supernatural"- an excellent book on praying and ministry in the kingdom of God by Gary Best. Third, is the Hillsong song "Man of Sorrows" which is a free MP3 and lead sheet download of a great song for the upcoming Easter Sunday! Fourth, we highlight new music just releasing- this issue it is Darlene Zschech's "Revealing Jesus"! Finally, we've included another guitar demo entry from the "Worship Song Video Blog", this time demonstrating the classic song "Hallelujah Glory" written by Scott Underwood!
blessings, Kim Gentes
REVIEW: "A Taste of Heaven" - Andy Park
When I started listening to this short EP I was working frantically on another work project. But as the songs "A Taste of Heaven" and "Perfect Peace" began to rise up from my office sound system, I began to listen. It was beautiful...
...Producer Kelly Carpenter has done a very nice job of keeping the music well suited to Andy's style, guitar playing and voice. The arrangements here are easily recognizable as Andy Park songs from the first bar. And the "extended versions" of the English and Spanish translations of "A Taste of Heaven" have a nice vamp into electronic/looped soundscapes that give Andy space to mix both English and Spanish in the ad lib sections. With a chorus echoing in the background perhaps this is a prophetic vision of all peoples, all languages worshiping God. Very worshipful.
...This book clearly articulates the main points of Gary's thesis- that the Good News of the gospel of Jesus is really "good news"; and that we are to join in the mission of Jesus and the early disciples to see that same good news demonstrated today.
The book is well written and very easy to follow. Beginning with Gary's personal story of his reluctant introduction to the "Naturally Supernatural", the author traces through the gospel of Mark and explores the challenges of the equally confounded first century apostles who found stepping out in faith as mystifying, yet necessary, if they were going to follow Christ. The author explores a logical progression of his own building faith through trial and error as the book teaches the reader about the gifts, seeing what God sees, prayer, empowerment, reaching out and persevering... The content and personal exploration (and humility) of the author, with the topics, make the book not only easy to read but enjoyable.
This week I was researching in preparation for Easter, hoping to find some great resources that we could highlight here. One resource that I found is a truly great new song from our friends at Hillsong Australia. The song called "Man of Sorrows" is a brilliant combination of theological verses about the betrayed, suffering, killed and finally resurrected Christ, who is glorified with praise in a vibrant chorus...
This is a wonderful song that can be opened up to full engagement by a congregation, whether just with a guitar or a full band or a whole choir- a wonderful worship experience. It is a standout strong song, that can easily be adapted and used in most churches. This is especially true with Easter Sunday just a couple weeks away. Something to definitely consider for that "big Easter" song that everyone can join in with, be surprised (shouldn't there be some "surprise" in our Easter!) with and celebrate the Resurrection with!
Free Song Download "Man of Sorrows" by Matt Crocker & Brooke Ligertwood
Click here to download the free song MP3 and chord chart!
"New in WT" is a new section where we will occasionally share new music that is just releasing and featured on WorshipTeam.com.
Darlene Zschech has a new live album “Revealing Jesus” now has all songs loaded into WorshipTeam.com. The long awaited live worship project from iconic worship leader Darlene Zschech is releasing just in time for Easter and Mother’s Day 2013. "Revealing Jesus" is Darlene’s first worship recording in the U.S. and was produced by four time Grammy winner and Gold selling worship artist Israel Houghton at the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Israel, Darlene is joined by friends Michael W. Smith and Kari Jobe as co-writers and performers on the project.
Darlene is the writer of “Shout To The Lord”, “Worthy Is The Lamb” and “At The Cross.” She was the worship pastor of Hillsong Church for 20+ years, and is currently pastoring Hope Unlimited Church in Australia with her husband.
All 12 songs are loaded and ready to use- just access your WorshipTeam.com system database.
The songs are full featured with complete lyrics, chord charts and full length audio.
Worship Song Video Blog: "You Are In Control" (Scott Underwood)
Session 1 of the Worship Song Video Blog includes a guitar demo/example of playing the song "You Are In Control" (written by Scott Underwood). This video blog series highlights songs that are classics and new songs that may not be represented on videos and guitar demos elsewhere, but are great songs nonetheless. We are happy to highlight them here.
This is a video blog with guitar tips and ideas that includes the video demonstrating the song intro/rhythms and arrangement on guitar...