Music Inspired by THE STORY Classic Christian Music Radio, CCMRewin.com. Playing Classic Christian Artists including Amy Grant, Michael W Smith, Steven Curtis Chapman, Kathy Tracolli, First Call, Steve camp, Rich Mullins, DeGarmo and Key, Dallas Holm, Third Day, Kim Boyce, Margaret Becker, Aaron and Jeofferey, Randy Stonehill, Phil Keaggy, Stryper, Guardian, Bill Crockett, Allies, Bob Carlisle, Take 6, DC Talk, Bryan Duncan, Mylon and Broken Heart, David and The Giants, Rebecca St James, Audio Adrenaline, code of Ethics, Hokus Pick, Bebe and Cece Winans, Winans, Commissioned, Helen Baylor, Kim hill, Susan Ashton, Wes King, Michael Card, Matthew Ward, Trace Balin, Imperials, Russ Taff, Michael English, Mark Lowery, Point of Grace, Phillips, Craig and dean, Angelo and Veronica, Steve Green, Whiteheart, Rachel Rachel, 4 Him, Al Denson, Billy and Sarah Gaines, Billy Sprague, Bob Bennett, Brent Lamb, Brent Bourgeois, Brian Barrett, Bruce Carroll, Bruce Cockburn, Carolyn Arends, Charlie Peacock, Cheri Keaggy, Chris Eaton, Chris Rice, Christine Glass, Chuck Girard, Cindy Morgan, Clay Crosse, Cod of Ethics, Dallas Holm, David Meece, Don Francisco, East to West, Eric champion, Erin ODonnell, First Call, Gary chapman, Geoff Moore and the Distance, Ginny Owens, Glad, Grammatrain, Guardian, Hoi Polloi, Holy Soldier, Jaci Velasquez, Jars of Clay, Jeoffrey Benward, Jerome Olds, Jon Gibson, Kelli Reisen, Kenny Marks, Kim Boyce, Lauren Stalknecker, Lenny leBlanc, Leslie Phillips, Lisa Bevill, Mark Farner, Mark Heard, Michael Card, Morgan Cryer, Mylon Lefevre, Newsboys, newsong, Nouveaux, Out of the Grey, Pam Thum, Paul smith, Petra, PFR, Phillip Sandifer, Rachel Lampa, Ray Boltz, Scott Krypayne, Sixpence none the richer, sixpence, Smalltown Poets, Steve Archer, The archers, Archers, Swirling Eddies, Steve Taylor, Twila Paris, Wayne Watson, Whitecross and many others.

Grand Rapids, Michigan (PRWEB) December 01, 2011

A multimedia concert experience over one year in the making, THE STORY Christmas spectacular brings award-winning artists across all major labels into collaboration with bestselling authors Randy Frazee and Max Lucado, World Vision International, EMI Music, and Zondervan, the world’s leading Bible publisher.

According to Lucado, the Bible abounds with amazing tales of bravery and betrayal, success and failure, romance and redemption. But how well do we really know the stories? How do they all fit together?

Award-winning authors Randy Frazee and Max Lucado—the latter has more than 100 million products in print—worked with Zondervan to create and pioneer The Story Experience, based on The Story book. The Story, published by Zondervan, portrays 31 major events from the Bible unfolding as one seamless narrative. Dove Award-winning Nichole Nordeman then joined the project to give a modern lyrical voice to these stories, crafting 18 songs performed by 24 artists collectively representing 75 million albums sold—including Grammy and Dove Award winners Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Steven Curtis Chapman; and Dove Award winners Chris Tomlin, Lecrae, Jeremy Camp, Natalie Grant, and more.

“One of the goals was to be able to listen to these songs and feel more connected to these people that walked before us and learned lessons that we’re still learning,” Nordeman says. “There’s such a tendency to turn them into superheroes—but … these were broken people who were desperate and needed God. They were just like us, and I think we forget.”

Now, beginning December 1, THE STORY Tour is bringing this event to select venues in time to celebrate Christmas. In addition to offering a holiday experience with popular Christmas carols, all 18 songs from the project will be performed, featuring Steven Curtis Chapman, Newsboys, Francesca Battistelli, Natalie Grant, Selah, Anthem Lights, and Rawsrvnt, with special guests Max Lucado and Randy Frazee. A true transmedia event, the performances will be illuminated with massive visuals from the companion DVD, all connected by the structural bedrock of The Story.

Follow THE STORY Tour on Twitter via @TheStoryTour, and share experiences using the hashtag, #TheStoryTour. For more information on The Story, please visit TheStory.com, and for more on THE STORY Tour, see TheStoryCD.com/tour.

FREE STREAMING

On December 17, the full concert will be streamed live from Minnesota. See TheStory.com to catch it online!

VENUES

  • December 1 | Wichita, KS – Central Christian
  • December 2 | Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
  • December 3 | Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
  • December 4 | Austin, TX – Shoreline Christian Center
  • December 7 | Longwood, FL – Northland Church
  • December 8 | Atlanta, GA – Philips Arena
  • December 9 | Winston-Salem, NC – Winston-Salem Ent. Sports Complex
  • December 10 | Virginia Beach, VA – Rock Church
  • December 11 | Woodbridge, VA – Hylton Chapel
  • December 14 | Plymouth, MI – Northridge Community Church
  • December 15 | Grand Rapids, MI – First Assembly of God
  • December 16 | Hoffman Estates, IL – Life Changers Church
  • December 17 | Eden Prairie, MN – Grace Church
  • December 18 | Independence, MO – Independence Events Center

ABOUT ZONDERVAN

Zondervan is the world’s leading Christian publisher of books whose authors are noted for their excellence in the craft of writing as well as their worthy contribution to the ongoing global evangelical conversation. The works published by Zondervan not only confirm readers’ faith and understanding, they also challenge and stretch readers’ thinking. For more than 75 years, Zondervan has delivered transformational Christian experiences through general, ministry, and academic resources by influential leaders and emerging voices, and been honored with more Christian Book Awards than any other publisher. Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., Zondervan publishes bestselling resources that are sold worldwide through retail stores, online, and by Zondervan ChurchSource, and are translated into nearly 200 languages in more than 60 countries. Visit Zondervan Books at http://www.Zondervan.com/books .

ABOUT WORLD VISION

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender. Visit http://www.WorldVision.org/press .

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