Recording Features All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, Lincoln Brewster, Darlene Zschech, Desperation Band, Newsboys, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, Kim Walker-Smith, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, More
Songs Complement A.D. The Bible Continues Themes, 12-Week NBC Series Premieres Easter 2015
From executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, creators of The Bible mini-series, which garnered over 100 million viewers, and the feature film Son Of God, comes the epic TV event, A.D. The Bible Continues, which will premiere on NBC starting Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015. "A.D" picks up where "The Bible" left off, continuing the greatest story ever told and exploring the exciting and inspiring events that followed the Crucifixion of Christ. In conjunction with this spectacular new dramatic television series, Integrity Music, in association with WILDFIRE7, is releasing Worship Anthems Inspired By A.D. The Bible Continues on March 3.
This new album brings together some of the most well-known songs sung in churches around the world with such renowned Christian artists and worship leaders as All Sons & Daughters, Lincoln Brewster, Paul Baloche, Jeremy Camp, Darlene Zschech, Desperation Band, Natalie Grant, Kim Walker-Smith, Kari Jobe, Rend Collective, Newsboys and more. Each of the songs on Worship Anthems Inspired By A.D. The Bible Continues was specifically chosen to complement the themes of the twelve A.D. television episodes.
“After watching The Bible and seeing the impact that this telling of the Biblical story had, I was anxious to see what Mark and Roma’s next project would look like,” said C. Ryan Dunham, President of Integrity Music. “So I was pleased to learn that they were working on another series, this time telling the story of the early church… our hope is that Worship Anthems deepens the viewing experience of A.D. The Bible Continues and gives people a ‘take away’ musical resource that keeps the wonder alive while pointing listeners to Jesus.”
“Music is such a wonderful way to continue telling the stories of ‘A.D.’,” says executive producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, “and we are excited that Integrity Music is able to bring together such incredible artists to make this happen.”
Leading up to the launch of A.D. The Bible Continues, Burnett and Downey will host special screenings in cities around the U.S., sharing scenes from the TV event. This includes a screening with worship guests All Sons & Daughters on March 5 in Colorado Springs, CO, headquarters of Integrity and its parent ministry David C Cook. A previous screening with Integrity’s Latin-American worship leader Christine D’Clario was held in Miami on Feb. 6.
The full track and featured artist listing for Worship Anthems Inspired By A.D. The Bible Continues follows:
1) We Believe – Newsboys (See “A.D.” video trailer featuring this song at this link.)
2) Buried In The Grave – All Sons & Daughters
3) Oceans (Where Feet May Fail) – WILDFIRE7
4) Spirit Break Out – Kim Walker-Smith
5) Make A Way (feat. Jon Egan) – Desperation Band
6) Overcome – Jeremy Camp
7) Great I Am (feat. Danny Gokey and Sharon Wilbur) – Paul Wilbur
8) Your Great Name – Natalie Grant
9) Healer – Kari Jobe
10) Build Your Kingdom Here – Rend Collective
11) There Is Power – Lincoln Brewster
12) Breathe – The Brilliance
13) Your Name (feat. Kathryn Scott) – Paul Baloche
14) Victor's Crown (radio version) – Darlene Zschech
About A.D. The Bible Continues:
A.D. The Bible Continues is an uplifting and harrowing journey through the beginning moments of the birth of the church picking up where The Bible mini-series left off. A.D. follows the first ten chapters of the Book of Acts exploring the aftermath of Christ's death and its profound impact on his disciples, his mother Mary, and key political and religious leaders of the era, an impact that would completely change the world. A.D. will take its audience from the intense sorrow of Christ's ultimate sacrifice to the awe-inspiring wonder of the Resurrection and deep into his disciples’ struggle to survive against opposition from every side as they continued to share his message of love with everyone, everywhere.
The series includes compelling context around the Biblical text, focusing initially on the Book of Acts while integrating dramatic history to help tell the full story of the people and their era. The audience will enter the world of the Apostles, of Pilate, Caiaphas, Herod Antipas and others, all from their own points of view. Each episode aims to bring the Biblical world to life in all of its grit and glory.
Premiering on NBC beginning Easter Sunday 2015 (April 5th), families will be able to tune in to watch A.D. unfold for 12 consecutive Sundays culminating with the finale of season 1 on June 21. Churches and Faith organizations all across the country will be given the opportunity to teach through the Book of Acts in conjunction with the series and participate in Bible reading plans focused on the Book of Acts from Easter through Father's Day.
Endorsed by a broad range of faith leaders like Bishop T.D. Jakes, Wilfredo De Jesús, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Dr. Jo Anne Lyon, Joel and Victoria Osteen, Rick Warren, Max Lucado and Andy Stanley, A.D. The Bible Continues has also been covered by People Magazine, NBC TODAY show, USA Today, The Hollywood Reporter and many more. A trailer for the video can be seen at this link. For more information, please visit: ShareADtheSeries.com.
About Integrity Music:
Integrity is the worship music recording and publishing home to a variety of artists and ministries around the globe including: All Sons & Daughters, Paul Baloche, New Life Worship, Planetshakers, Worship Central, Covenant Worship, Life Worship, Dustin Smith, Desperation Band, Bluetree, Lincoln Brewster, Christine D’Clario, Stu G, Beth Croft, Sheldon Bangera, Danilo Montero, Jacobo Ramos, and Dove Award winning and nominated songwriters Jennie Lee Riddle, Israel Houghton, Jared Anderson, Michael Farren and Michael Neale.
Integrity Music is part of the David C Cook family, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Eastbourne, UK, Integrity is committed to taking songs of substance to the local church and its leaders around the world. Integrity currently controls over 7,000 songs, including the No. 1 radio hit “We Believe” (Newsboys) as well as church standards “Revelation Song,” “Open The Eyes Of My Heart,” “Your Great Name” and “I Am Free.” Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.
WILDFIRE7, a division of Wildfire Media Group, Inc., is a new concept in faith based multi media content production, management and marketing based in the heart of the entertainment capitols of the world, New York City and Nashville, Tennessee. Our mission is “To ignite, empower and serve the Church and the creative community and influence the culture with life changing media content that ignites the world around us.”