Our next kids album, The Ology: Ancient Truths Ever New, comes out this Monday, Oct. 19. But today through Sunday you can get it on Bandcamp for only $6 and download two songs right away. Here’s one of them:
The Ology is a companion to a book of the same name by my good friend Marty Machowski. Marty’s storybook devotional seeks to teach kids important doctrines in a way that’s memorable, creative, fun, and understandable.
We aimed for the same goal when a group of songwriters got together this past June to write songs for each chapter of Marty’s book. It was a great exercise and I couldn’t be more excited about what we came up with.
Here are the titles with the doctrine each song addresses:
- The God of Wow (God)
- Just the Way God Wanted Us to Be (People)
- The Scariest Song (Sin)
- God Always Keeps His Promises (God’s Law and Promises)
- Totally God, Totally Man (Jesus)
- Our Help (the Holy Spirit)
- God’s Great Family (Adoption)
- One Step at a Time (Sanctification)
- Brick After Brick (the Church)
- You’re Coming Back (Christ’s Return)
- All About Jesus (Scripture)
While songs for kids often assume kids already know the Lord, these don’t. They teach biblical truths in a way that kids can understand and will want to sing over and over. Our prayer is that as they listen and sing in their homes, parent’s cars, and church classrooms, God will use these truths to transform their hearts.
Like our previous two kids’ albums, the instrumental tracks were produced by Ben Gowell, guitarist for Paul Baloche, and producer of Sara Groves’ upcoming album, Floodplain. The band (which also included Steve Goold on drums, Aaron Fabbrini on bass, Jasper Nephew on guitars, and Sam Hoffman on keys) did a fantastic job capturing the heart of each song.
Some new vocalists (at least for Sovereign Grace Music) appear on The Ology. They include one of my previous interns, Ben Hoppe, and three members of Redeeming Grace Church in Nashville, Jon and Shea Althoff, and Holly Harris. Jon actually ended up writing or co-writing seven of the eleven songs. My daughter, McKenzie, handles lead on a couple tracks, and I had fun singing a song about the dangers of sin, as you can hear below.
If you’re a parent, I think both you and your kids will love this album. But don’t take my word for it. Go over to Bandcamp and pre-order a copy for only $6.
And while you’re at it, check out The Ology in book form, and our other kids albums, all aimed at kids ages 6-11:
Walking with Wise, songs from the book of Proverbs
To Be Like Jesus, songs about the fruit of the Spirit
Awesome God, songs about the attributes of God