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Jesu, Juva

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We’ve found some fantastic Bible music for kids (and adults): the music of Jamie Soles. Jamie has a knack for conveying the essence of Biblical faith, righteousness, and world view in a memorable way. So far I’ve picked up the following albums:

  • Up From Here. This is my favorite so far, although I have yet to really become familiar with the other albums. There’s a lot of great biblical worldview and storyline in here, oriented around the theme of the many exoduses in the Bible. Jamie’s portrayal of the creation mandate is wonderfully poetic, and we enjoy singing along to the apostles’ creed. Plus, the Mennonite joke cracks me up every time.
  • Giants and Wanderers. This is Jamie’s latest album, delving into the histories of some lesser known Bible characters, both savory and unsavory.
  • Fun and Prophets. Jamie tells the stories of many of God’s prophets, the men who speak God’s blessings and curses into being, who are invited into the counsel of God.
  • Weight of Glory. Another collection of stories retold, treasures old and new (Matt. 13:52).
  • Songs From the 40s/50s/60s. Psalms, that is — cries to God for help and deliverance.
  • Memorials. Jamie recounts many of the things that God calls memorials — altars, offerings, even the Lord’s Supper, which is a memorial to God as much as it is a reminder to us.

Written by Scott Moonen

July 30, 2012 at 8:18 pm

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  1. I’ll give ‘em a listen. We’ve enjoyed the God Prints series (Radical Raspberry, Great Grape, and Totally Tangerine—in order from our favorite to least-favorite) which set various scriptures to a dance/pop style music that ours enjoys and we can tolerate. It’s also nice to have one from Simeon’s song in Luke (on the RR disc), as he’s the one after whom we named our son. By merely classifying them as “not rubbish”, I’ve eliminated 95% of most kids’ music and 98% of Christian kids’ music on the market. ;-)

    Tim Chase

    July 30, 2012 at 9:19 pm

  2. There’s surely some horrible intersection of “children’s Christian elevator music”

    Tim Chase

    July 31, 2012 at 7:30 am

  3. [...] is a challenge to me: I need to learn more Psalms. Jamie Soles has been helpful to me in this area; across his albums our family has been exposed to nearly fifty [...]


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