LIFT UP

Lift Up:
Artists and Authors Unite to Feed America’s Hungry Children

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Music

When Love Sees You (Jesus) – Mac Powell
From the powerful music video that is part of The Story CD, this moving song is part of an 18-song collection that takes timeless biblical stories and provides a contemporary context for how God’s eternal story of love and redemption rewrites our personal brokenness and failure into hope and rescue.

Maker Of The Wind – Big Daddy Weave
From the latest album Love Come to Life, Maker of the Wind is an anthem to how God holds the hope of each heart as He overcomes it all though His love for us. This album helps tell the story of what God has been doing in the band members’ lives. The own breakthrough, born of a renewed emphasis on personal ministry at its concerts, is part in the record’s feel.

For You Tonight – Sidewalk Prophets
Sidewalk Prophets’ Live Like That album is a reflection of the group’s music journey and a desire to live rooted in a deep passion and God’s love. For You Tonight sings of God’s love that the world can’t divide. Sidewalk Prophets won “New Artist of the Year” in 2010 and have garnered four Dove nominations, including “Pop Contemporary Song of the Year” and “Group of the Year.”

You Never Are – Francesca Battistelli
From her latest Hundred More Years album, You Never Are is part of the GRAMMY-nominated artist’s upcoming fall tour’s song selections. The song speaks of how God fills in for our lack during those challenging life situations we all face. Faith within struggle. Joy amid chaos. They’re key to what makes Francesca’s music so widely appreciated by critics, fans and peers alike, and to why she has been able to achieve a long-stated goal: “to bring something authentic to the scene that even non-Christians could listen to.”

Better Than Life – Remedy Drive
As a follow-up to their successful debut project which had the No. 1 hit All Along for seven weeks, Remedy Drive is back with a new album Resuscitate releasing this fall.  Their first singles Better Than Life (AC/CHR) and Resuscitate Me (Rock) debuted on radio this summer. The band has been touring and sharing new songs via live shows and their “studio video series” and “new video Monday series.”  Remedy Drive’s headlining tour launches in mid-September.

Carry Me To the Cross – Kutless
Ten years after their debut album, Kutless’s Believer reflects the band’s heart of worship and brings that to the forefront, sharing and coming together as one to give glory to God. Believer’s closing track, “Carry Me To The Cross,” is praise to God meant for anyone who is hurting. Whether they know Jesus or not, the song is an uplifting message of God’s faithfulness and peace for us through His Son Jesus Christ.

Books and More

Jesus Revealed: A 40-Day Discovery of the Scriptures Fulfilled by Jesus
Thomas Nelson, p, $3.97 (booklet)
Take a 40-day journey through the purpose of Christ with Jesus Revealed. In this book are 40 portions of Scripture from The Voice, a faithful dynamic equivalent translation that reads like a story with all the truth and wisdom of God’s Word. Along with each Scripture portion is a prayer for each day to guide you to a closer relationship with God.

Named by God by Kasey Van Norman
Tyndale, p, $15.99
In many ways, Kasey Van Norman has suffered more heartbreak than one woman can bear. Growing up, she endured her parents’ divorce, date rape, and years of addiction to sex, cutting, and eating disorders. As an adult, Kasey has endured a painful miscarriage; the heartbreak (and restoration) of infidelity; a cancer diagnosis; rejection by her friends, church, and community; and her mother’s death from cancer. But at the end of this twisting path of sorrow, Kasey walked out of the wilderness and into a place of God’s merciful and miraculous healing and redemption. In Named by God, Kasey shares her story of God’s infinite grace and compassion so that others might learn from her experience.

The Way NLT Bible: Genesis Excerpt
Tyndale, il, $2.99
Today’s 16-30 year olds are looking for connection to something bigger than themselves. They want something that works and is honest, authentic. Something that they can actually experience. Something that gives them hope. The Way offers a way that works. A way that matters. A way that asks them to step up to something important enough—big enough—to live for. It’s a visual, textual, and interactive experience for a generation that has blurred the boundaries of media. It’s an interactive experience for those ready for collaboration, change, and a challenge. The Way connects a restless generation, a generation looking for direction, to Jesus—the Way, the Truth, and the Life. It uses first-person stories, reflections, and questions that bring the Bible to the real world.

NIV Once-A-Day Bible: 31 Days of Wisdom
Zondervan, p, $2.39 (small book)
This 31-day reading from the book of Proverbs from the NIV Bible will speak to your deepest needs as you engage with God’s word. Practical and insightful, these devotions—written by the staff at trusted ministry WalkThru the Bible—fill each day with wisdom and understanding about who God is and what he has intended for the lives of his people.

Praying Circles Around Your Children by Mark Batterson
Zondervan, p, $1.99 (booklet)
Mark Batterson shares a perfect blend of biblical yet practical advice that will revolutionize your prayer life by giving you a new vocabulary and a new methodology. You’ll see how prayer is your secret weapon. Through stories of parents just like you, Batterson shares five prayer circles that will not only help you pray for your kids, but also pray through your kids. Batterson teaches about how to create prayer lists unique to your family, claim God-inspired promises for your children, turn your family circle into a prayer circle, and discover your child’s life themes. And he not only tells you how, he illustrates why. As Batterson says, ‘I realize that not everyone inherited a prayer legacy like I did, but you can leave a legacy for generations to come. Your prayers have the power to shape the destiny of your children and your children’s children. It’s time to start circling.’

The Me I Want to Be by John Ortberg
Zondervan, c, $19.99
God’s vision is for each person to grow spiritually toward a life where the Spirit flows through them like a river. The Me I Want to Be guides readers through the great task and joy of becoming God’s best version of ourselves. 
Bestselling author John Ortberg uses Scripture to confirm God’s vision for his creation and reassure readers that this is God’s project, not our own. Simply follow His lead and stay on task — not always easy for real people living in the real world. But this straightforward guide provides the inspiration and the tools people need for sidestepping the barriers they encounter. It also gives clear, practical instructions for building the skills and practices necessary for sustained spiritual growth.

Not a Fan Teen Addition: What Does it Mean to Really Follow Jesus? by Kyle Idleman
Zondervan, p, $9.99
If someone asked, ‘Are you a fan of Jesus?’, how would you answer? You attend every movie featuring a certain actor, you know the stats of your sports hero, and you can recite lyrics from your favorite songs. In short, you’re a huge fan. But are you treating Jesus the same as the other people you admire? The truth is Jesus wants more than the church attendance, occasional prayer, and the ability to recite Scripture—the fan response. He’s looking for people who are actually willing to sacrifice in order to follow him. In this teen edition of Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman uses humor, personal stories, and biblical truth as he challenges you to look at what it means to call yourself a Christian and follow the radical call Jesus presents. So, will you be a fan, or a follower?

Walking Into Walls: 5 Blind Spots that Block God’s Work in You by Stephen Arteburn
Worthy Publishing, c, $21.99
All of us crash into self-constructed walls and bloody our noses from time to time. These walls block growth, healthy relationships and overall contentment and happiness. Most of us are blind to our own self-defeating behaviors and attitudes, so we repeatedly walk into the same walls again and again. Best-selling author Stephen Arterburn leads us through the process of deconstructing the issues that built those walls as well as find the permanent healing that frees us to live the joyful life we were meant to live.

Night With A Perfect Stranger: The Conversation that Changes Everything by David Gregory Smith
Worthy Publishing, p, $14.99
Six years ago, businessman Nick Cominsky encountered Jesus the old-fashioned way-in a face-to-face meeting. And the Christian life seemed a breeze . . . for a while. But now, having done everything he knows to grow spiritually, he wonders where his closeness with Jesus has gone. Burned out and hopeless, Nicks wails his complaints to God during a late-night interstate trip. Then suddenly he runs out of gas-and finds Jesus along the roadside with a gas can. Jesus hops in the truck and offers answers Nick never heard in church . . . and a nighttime of adventures ensues beyond anything Nick could have imagined.

Road to Emmaus
Step into the Story of Scripture.  This audio taken from Luke 24:13-21, will take you into the story of Jesus after he arose from the dead encountering two disciples along the Road to Emmaus. This translation comes from The Voice, a new Bible translation that reads like a story with all of the truth and wisdom of God’s Word.

Every Day With Jesus: Treasures from the Greatest Christian Writers of All Time
Oasis Audio, $12.08
Savor each new day with him. Jesus is there every day, in every step you take, in every decision you face. His mercies are new every morning. Are you experiencing the joy that can be found in his presence? At the heart of this year-round collection of devotionals are penetrating thoughts on intimate themes such as grace, obedience, change, priorities and God’s promises from Christianity’s most beloved writers and thinkers. Their timeless words – in concert with a daily meditation, Scripture and a short prayer – will draw your heart and mind toward heaven for a few minutes each day, offering words to help you take your own concerns and praises to the Lover of your soul. Let Every Day with Jesus draw you closer to your Savior, pointing you to the comfort and strength awaiting you in the sweetness of your times with him.