Gaither Vocal Band posts sound clips for children’s CD, announces Homecoming Bible
The Bill Gaither Trio recorded several projects for children, but I Am a Promise, releasing August 9th, is the Gaither Vocal Band’s first. They have just posted a six-minute sample here. [EDIT, 6/5/12: Broken link removed.]
For those of you who don’t automatically purchase every Gaither project: Do any of the songs make you inclined to purchase the CD?
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Also from the Gaither camp: Thomas Nelson will be releasing a Gaither Homecoming Bible in August 2012:
Scheduled to release in August 2012, the Gaither Homecoming Bible will be a collaboration of Gaither Homecoming artists throughout the years, with Gloria Gaither serving as managing editor. …
The Gaither Homecoming Bible will feature personal inspirational experiences with the scriptures, from Bill and Gloria Gaither as well as the Homecoming artists and those closely involved with their music ministry through the years. Included in the pages of this Bible will be carefully selected favorite hymns, gospel songs, and songs by Bill and Gloria Gaither. Also included will be statements by great historical and contemporary Christian writers, theologians, and thinkers about the part music has played in their own spiritual journeys.
The Bible will release under the Thomas Nelson’s Signature Series brand of premium Bibles in the popular New King James Version (NKJV).
Andrew S. broke the story and offers some thoughts here. The choice to go with the NKJV is pretty straightforward; given that they were working with Thomas Nelson, it was either going to be that or a public domain translation. It’s not all that bad of a move for them, though, since, despite the KJV’s ongoing popularity in our genre, Gaither was likely to go with a modern translation anyhow, and this is the only other popular modern-day translation based on the far more reliable Majority / Traditional text.
Gaither has extended the Homecoming brand over a wide variety of products, but a Bible is easily the most ambitious yet. Is this something you would use?