Seeds Family Worship Provides Online Children’s Services

SEEDS FAMILY WORSHIP PROVIDES ONLINE CHILDREN’S SERVICE AND RECEIVING HUGE RESPONSE

 

NEWS SOURCE: Merge PR
April 3, 2020

TWIN FALLS, ID (April 3, 2020) Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, churches and families have been looking for ways to have meaningful family time at home around God’s Word. In light of this, Seeds Family Worship launched a weekly online children’s service on its Facebook page, and the services have been watched more than 22,000 times in the last two weeks.
Parents and pastors have been thrilled with the content of these online services for kids. As one Mom expressed, “We just watched the first one and… the Scripture was great for what the world is currently walking through. Loved the songs being all Scripture.” Another Mom of ten (yes, TEN!) little ones shared, “These online services have been really fun… [I’m] thankful that my kids are being filled with God’s truth.”
The Lead Executive Pastor of Real Life Ministries in Post Falls, Idaho, Darin Blood, said, “As a pastor I’m thrilled to have this content out there for families that is so biblically sound and engaging for the whole family. I’ve shared it with our entire staff and encouraged them them to join in and invite their friends and family.”
The children’s worship services are streamed every Sunday night at 6PM CST on the Seeds Facebook page. Each service begins with Seeds Family Worship videos: songs set to word-for-word Scripture with graphics and hand motions. Kids love following along as Kylie, or “Worship Girl,” leads the hand motions. After the opening set of songs, a member of the Seeds Family Worship Team brings a short message from God’s Word and the service with one final song Jason Houser, Founder and President of Seeds Family Worship says he was inspired to start these services because of his own experience as a Children’s Worship Pastor at his church. “For the last five years we’ve watched kids at our church learn God’s word through song and felt it was the perfect time to share these songs and teachings with other families.
Seeds not only provides a once a week opportunity to connect as a family, but has self-paced content designed to help families connect around their dinner table. This year Seeds launched the “Twenty Verses in 2020” campaign, helping families everywhere have easy family devotions. The goal is to help families memorize twenty verses together through short family devotions and engaging Scripture memory songs. All devotions, songs and videos for the Twenty-in-2020 campaign are free for families to have time together around God’s Word. Learn more at here.
Seeds Family Worship is on a mission to see God’s Word planted in as many hearts and homes as possible. Seeds has created 14 albums and over 250 word-for-word Scripture videos for kids and families. Churches that use Seeds songs in Children’s Worship help kids worship God while memorizing His Word. Seeds also makes and curates other resources for the church and family to help kids grow closer to God.

 

Prodigal Son’s Story of Addiction and Redemption Detailed in Inspiring New Memoir from Father and Son Duo

Prodigal Son’s Story of Addiction and Redemption Detailed in Inspiring New Memoir from Father and Son Duo

The powerful new book, Hope Lies Ahead: Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals from a Family That’s Been There (Our Daily Bread Publishing), will be available wherever books are sold on April 7, 2020.

Our Daily Bread Publishing has announced a release date for the upcoming book, Hope Lies Ahead: Encouragement for Parents of Prodigals from a Family That’s Been There. The inspiring memoir from father and son duo James Banks and Geoffrey Banks, will be available April 7, 2020 in paperback and digital formats wherever books are sold.Hope Lies Ahead is one family’s story of God’s goodness and redemption in unexpected places. James Banks shares his perspective as a dad watching his child self-destruct through substance abuse, and Geoff Banks writes as the prodigal who finds his way home. This back-and-forth approach candidly shares their experiences and addresses the spiritual and practical challenges families face.

“I felt my son slipping away, and had to do something,” writes James. “Where was the little boy I had been so close to, that boy who was so sweet and open? When a day would go without drama, Cari and I frequently found ourselves saying, ‘Today was a good day.’ It became our own special phrase, something we’d repeat reassuringly to each other. It was packed with meaning, code for ‘Today was a day with no discoveries of drugs, no unpleasant surprises, no arrests, no emergency phone calls….’”

Geoff’s situation seemed hopeless. He had made a mess of his life. His parents struggled to understand the choices the son they loved so much made. And they prayed. Through the hurting, the questions, the frustrations. And through it all, God walked with them.

The father and son duo will point you to God for comfort, healing, and restoration during your own difficult prodigal journey. In whatever way your loved one is turning from the values and faith you hold, you will relate to the raw emotions of fear, despair, and relief. You will nod, cry, call out to God, and—most importantly—you’ll find hope for tomorrow.

Hope Lies Ahead is a follow-up to James Banks’s popular book, Prayers for Prodigals, which he wrote in the midst of his son’s drug addiction.

For more information, visit HopeLiesAhead.org.

About Our Daily Bread Publishing: Our Daily Bread Publishing is a division of Our Daily Bread Ministries — a non-denominational, non-profit organization with staff and volunteers in over 37 offices working together to distribute more than 60 million resources in 150 countries. Whether it’s a radio broadcast, podcast, book, mobile app, or website, we provide many ways to help people grow in their relationship with God. For more information, visit www.odb.org.

Author challenges parents to raise children that resist the current cultural trends

NEWS SOURCE: Adams Group

Nashville, TN − In a recent Barna Research study, half of all parents  say they talk to their children daily about self-control, happiness, and patience. But less than 40% talk to their kids about serving others, conflict resolution, or being reliable. In her new book, “How to Build Children with Integrity”, author and bible study teacher Karen Budzinski offers parents strategies to tackle the subjects that shape the core of their children’s character. Budzinski says that on average, if a person interacts with only three people per day, they will impact over 80,000 people during their lifetime, and that, she says, is why integrity is so imperative.

“As the mother of five, I have learned that raising children to adulthood requires integrity: the wholeness that comes from knowing who you are, what you stand for and what you live for,” says Budzinski. “Integrity is consistent; it can be counted on. Building children requires that you build them with ethics and character that will stand against the flood of social opposition to strong values. ‘How to Build Children with Integrity’ is a toolbox of resources and ideas for parents and those who are involved with children. This book is meant to be used as a springboard to get people to think of how they can take normal everyday life and build something lasting in children along the way. I include many ideas on how to train character, starting with ages where parents are not even accustomed to thinking ahead to outcomes yet.

“How to Build Children with Integrity” deals with topics such as contentment, selfishness, being responsible, accepting failures and imperfections, finding joy in an imperfect world, and teaching kids to be a givers instead of a takers— a subject that cuts to the root of what Budzinski says has become a narcissistic society.

“Research over the past few years seems to show that as people become less materialistic their well-being —including good relationships and sense of purpose—rises. When talking about greed and parasitic people that are consumed with what they can get from others, people that will never get enough, the Bible refers to leeches with …twin daughters named ‘Gimme’ and ‘Gimme more’ (Proverbs 30.15 MSG). Leeches are known for sucking blood insatiably: they can ingest up to five times their body weight in blood taken from their host! A gruesome word picture, but the comparison is stark. Sadly, by pummeling our children with things, we can produce leeches with the mentality of ‘Gimme’ and ‘Gimme more;’ and they will never have enough things to satisfy them. Just as parents don’t realize the damage done until it is too late, the host of a leech often doesn’t feel the pain until it is too late.”

Budzinski says parents need to re-affirm their position as heads of their households, as disciplinarians and, ultimately, as builders of the next generation.

“In the midst of an anti-Christian culture, it is easy to get swept up into a flurry of activities that have no eternal value,” Budzinski says. “Activities substitute and take away time that should be used for training in many homes. Many fathers are out of the house, not only because of divorce but maybe even because of the need to work long hours. Social media often substitutes for face-to-face relationships. My experience is that many families are looking for help in how to counteract the cultural opposition to training children who are able to excel not just academically, but morally. The most important social institution according to Christian teaching is the family, and that institution is being pushed more and more into the background by undue encroachments of the community and of the state. The lives of children are no longer molded solely by the loving atmosphere of the Christian home; in fact, often children or parents spend most of their time away from their homes. Since it is so limited, we must use our time and how we train our children wisely.”

About Karen Budzinski:

For nearly four decades, Karen Budzinski has directed Women’s Ministries for several churches, served as a Sunday School teacher for adult, youth and children’s classes, taught Discipleship and New Believer’s Classes, led marriage groups for couples, and counseled troubled marriages. She attended Central Bible College to study Biblical Counseling, and has held seminars and taught homiletics to individual groups, district denominational gatherings, as well as leaders in Peru and Haiti. She speaks to various MOPS groups each year, and teaches an on-going class on Building Better Relationships in her home and at church. She has five children and 14 (soon to be 15) grandchildren. She and her husband, Gary, have been married for 37 years and reside in Michigan. For more information, visit www.KarenBudzinski.com.

Timely Read RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) To Hit Aug. 21

Timely Read RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) To Hit Aug. 21

How-To Penned By Mother and The Grit & Grace Project Founder Darlene Brock

National Fashion Authority For Moms, Evereve
To Host Book Launch

NEWS SOURCE: The M Collective

Nashville, Tenn. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Conquering the idea of how to raise great girls in times such as these, a book of resource and comfort titled RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) will release on Aug. 21. From two decades of leadership in the music business to fostering a safe community for women known as The Grit & Grace Project, Darlene Brock draws from the reality of raising two daughters while working, traveling and juggling the impossible equilibrium of  life.

With humor and insight, she unpacks the critical impact moms have on their daughters and the jobs we all juggle and how to tackle and master them: Coach, Creative Counselor, Time Manager, Academic Advocate, Professor of Gender Studies, Relationship Counselor, Sex Ed Teacher, Communications Specialist and more. Demand prompted Brock to add three chapters just for dads, covering the key roles of a father that every mom can hand over to her man: Master Gemologist, Stunt Coordinator and Bodyguard.

“When my hindsight takes a moment to list the riches of my life, my daughters take the lion’s share,” shares Brock. “Whether the girls who are in your life came through marriage, foster care, adoption, or by birth, a mother’s hope and desire is to raise them to be great ones—girls who have the grit to get through life with perseverance, standing up for themselves, as well as others.”

Evereve, marked as the fashion authority moms, will host a launch party for the book at their Tennessee location on Tues. Aug. 21. Evereve is a national fashion and styling company where women can find daily new arrivals from Sanctuary, Michael Stars, Hudson and more. From the beginning, Evereve had a deeper purpose: to love, serve and inspire moms to embrace their beauty and power. For more information or to RSVP, click here.

RAISING GREAT GIRLS, HELP FOR MOMS To Raise CONFIDENT, CAPABLE Daughters (perfection not required) is currently available for pre-order through Amazon in both paperback and e-book. To pre-order, click here. For more information, visit www.DarleneBrock.com.
About Darlene Brock:
Darlene Brock is the co-founder and president of The Grit and Grace Project, author and co-host of This Grit and Grace Life Podcast. It was in the busyness of producing award-winning music videos, managing music groups, promoting concerts and serving as COO of ForeFront Records that Brock raised her two daughters alongside her husband Dan. She understands that motherhood is not just one job, but it is many. As Brock embraced grit and grace to master the challenges in her life, she became inspired to write about raising confident and capable daughters, understanding that perfection was not required. Every element of The Grit and Grace Project which she launched in 2015, including the magazine, podcast and book publishing affiliate, was created to remind women that true beauty is found in a woman’s strength. Brock has been featured on FOX & Friends, Focus on the Family and Family Life Today radio programs, and multiple ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX affiliates. She has been a featured columnist for CNN and written for numerous Family oriented magazines and websites. This unique blend of author, mother, businesswoman, wife and creative producer has shown her that it is indeed true, “life challenges should neither defeat nor define you.”

 

Stay Connected With Darlene Brock:
www.DarleneBrock.com
www.facebook.com/DarleneBrockAuthor
www.twitter.com/DarleneBrock7
www.instagram.com/darlenebrock7

All-New “VeggieTales in the City” Episodes Streaming On Netflix

Big Idea Entertainment Announces All New Fun-Filled “VeggieTales in the City” New Episodes Now Streaming On Netflix

New Season Features Bible-Centered Lessons About Telling The Truth, Trusting God, The Importance Of Friendship, And More

September 18, 2017 (Nashville, TN) – There’s fresh new fun from VeggieTales in the second and all-new hilarity-filled season of “VeggieTales in the City” which debuted September 15, only on Netflix. Watch the trailer: https://youtu.be/Unp-HpsfbLk

 

The VeggieTales crew delivers a new set of funny adventures in “VeggieTales in the City” season two. The new episodes have the Veggies taking off to explore the city in all-new cartoon storylines. Each episode has two 11-minute stories that serve up what parents have come to expect from the brand in inspirational children’s content and lifelong lessons. Each story features important Bible-centered values like telling the truth, trusting God, the value of friendship, and a brand new original song that will have kids laughing and toe-tapping with the Veggies that are always fresh!

 

“We developed ‘VeggieTales in the City’ with our current fans in mind and we hope the new series will also excite and endear a new group of VeggieTales enthusiasts,” says Leslie Ferrell, General Manager of Big Idea Entertainment. “We hope everyone joins Bob, Larry, Petunia Rhubarb, Junior, and the rest of the Veggie bunch in their new “VeggieTales in the City”episodes!” Teaching children faith-based lessons through entertaining animation has made VeggieTales one of the most successful children’s brands in the world. Big Idea Inc. was launched in 1993 and since then VeggieTales has sold over 75 million videos, 13 million books and more than seven million CDs. VeggieTales and Big Idea’s property “3-2-1 Penguins” enjoyed four seasons as a top-rated series on NBC Saturday mornings. There have also been two successful theatrical releases-2002’s “Jonah-A VeggieTales Movie” and 2008’s “The Pirates Who Don’t Do Anything-A VeggieTales Movie.” Big Idea also maintains a wide presence in publishing and licensing.

 

Season 2 episodes: 

  1. The Hottest Pepper in the West / Karate Pirate Space Posse
  2. Plane vs. Train / Larry’s Baby Birdies
  3. Two of a Kind / Moving to the City
  4. An Ichaburger Christmas / A Christmas Play
  5. Ichaburgertopia / The Truth Hurts
  6. Employee Fun Day / Bacon Bill’s New House
  7. Books of the Bible / Monster in the Closet
  8. Arcade Showdown / The Audition
  9. The Singing, Dancing Lobster / It’s Skatin’ Time
  10. The Last Issue / Bob’s Great Store
  11. Attack of the Marshmallow Laser / Bye, Bye, Bacon Bill

 

Connect with VeggieTales:
Trailer: https://youtu.be/Unp-HpsfbLk

Netflix: Netflix.com
Twitter: @VeggieTales
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/veggietales/videos/10155499007350491/

Instagram: @VeggieTalesOfficial
Youtube: @VeggieTalesOfficial
E-commerce: VeggieTales.com

Entrepreneur & Former Software Developer Launches Ground-breaking, Faith-based App to Help Children Learn the Bible

Entrepreneur & Former Software Developer Launches Ground-breaking, Faith-based App to Help Children Learn the Bible

 

(Washington, DC) – May 17, 2017 – The advancement of technology affords designers the opportunity to develop innovative and exciting new apps. The faith-based community is no exception. Vicky E. Lynch, an entrepreneur and visionary, took her love of the Bible, education, and her knowledge of technology and melded it into a ground-breaking, inspirational app just for kids ages 3-12 years old. The app motivates children to learn the Bible through 41 memorable poems, beautiful illustrations and a licensed partnership with Psalty Kids Co! to teach 26 scriptures with “The Bible Alphabet Song.” The new app, Theo & Izzy the Word Seekers, is currently available as a free download through the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. A video highlighting the app’s features is available here: http://bit.ly/2qprHHt.

 

Lynch came up with the idea for the app while putting her children to bed. “The idea came from my sons,” she recounts. “During story time, they wanted me to read a lot of stories from their children’s Bible. When I felt tired of flipping pages, I realized that I could consolidate stories broken into several chapters in an interesting way that didn’t feel overwhelming when I wanted them to sleep. Part two of the vision came when I formed a curriculum for children’s Bible studies. I shared it with my children. With joy, they learned about the Bible, but wanted something visual like a video game. Instead, I decided to create an app,” says Vicky. With a background in software development, Vicky conceptualized much of the creative and technical aspect of the app.

 

To complement the app, there is a companion story book which follows the stories, also including a Fun Zone with puzzles and coloring pages. Children will enjoy the thrilling adventures that characters Theo and Izzy take them on, recounting familiar stories from the Old and New Testaments. With characters that are easily relatable, children will connect with them immediately. Theo is ten years old and his strength is helping children overcome peer pressure. Izzy is seven years old, and she desires to learn as much as she can, as she exemplifies positive behavior in school. Imaginatively created by Vicky, she credits her children for inspiring both characters, and lovingly calls her children “little creative directors.”

 

Lynch, who serves as founder, director, product manager and writer of the app, through her organization, Words from a Childlike Heart, hopes that Theo & Izzy the Word Seekers encourages children to live out their own personal Bible experiences. With a goal to teach children valuable lessons found in each story, Vicky aims to make biblical narratives sensational and thought-provoking for kids. Through original music by 1 Vision Music Productions and narration by Voice Over Artist, Lisa Biggs, the presence of children makes the app keenly targeted to its intended audience. Feeling a call to spread the gospel and encourage literacy in this unique way, Vicky wants to ignite a spark in children for the Bible and for reading. She also hopes that Theo and Izzy serve as role models for kids, helping them to make wise and right choices.

 

The organization’s theme, “Setting the stage for biblical training and individual achievement,” captures the mission of Words from a Childlike Heart. The ministry started in 2014 with the poem, “Superhero.” Since that time, it’s grown from that one poem to a CD to an app. Lynch’s children are entrepreneurs as well as award-winning, international recording artists with the release of “We Have Clean Hands,” a single that’s already receiving airplay. Cleveland and Samuel have also penned four books, and their mother has three published books. The music and books are available for purchase on www.wordsfromachildlikeheart.com. Connect with Vicky E. Lynch of Word from a Childlike Heart on Facebook and Twitter.

JellyTelly Launches The 5 Minute Family Devotional

JellyTelly Launches The 5 Minute Family Devotional

Video-based Devotionals Help Busy Families Connect With God

Source: Merge PR
8 March – Nashville, TN – JellyTelly, a Nashville-based media and technology company that serves Christian families, has announced the next series in their popular 5 Minute Family Devotionals. The new original series, which includes 16 video-based devotionals about the life of Jesus, begins Monday, March 6 and is available on YouTube, the JellyTelly Parents blog, and the JellyTelly streaming video app.

Faced with feedback from parents regularly about how difficult it can be for families to pull off a regular meaningful devotional time, the JellyTelly team has been working on a brand new way to have a family devotional. Each new JellyTelly 5 Minute Family Devotional is a self-contained video that families can do from their favorite screen – at home or on the go! Each devotional plan takes parents on a journey with their kids and covers themes from the Bible that are foundational for children.

“Helping busy families connect with God and learn about the Bible is something we’re all very passionate about here at JellyTelly,” said CEO Erick Goss. “As we talked with parents, it was clear that family devotions was something that everyone wanted to do, but few parents were succeeding. We really wanted to find a way to make it incredibly easy for families to connect with God and each other. We have received great feedback on the impact these devotions are having in the lives of JellyTelly families.”

Each of JellyTelly’s devotionals features a short video that tells a Bible story, a Bible verse, and a variety of short discussion questions and prayer prompts. Each devotional is posted on the JellyTelly Parents blog, where it is paired with additional information, questions, and free activity downloads to go with each day, allowing parents to take their devotional time off-screen for deeper learning.

“I’m LOVING JellyTelly’s latest 5 Minute Family Devotional. Thankful for a resource to teach our kids Truth,” said Heather MacFayden of GodCenteredMom.com, a mom of four and popular blogger and podcast host. “[It] comes with a video, discussion questions, prayer prompts… they did all the work! You just have to gather your kiddos on the couch!”

JellyTelly has released 70 devotionals in 5 different series with the 5 Minute Family Devotional:

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JellyTelly is a rapidly growing media and technology company incubated within Creative Trust focused on helping Christian parents navigate the often-complicated world of parenting, spiritual formation, and raising great kids. Its transmedia properties include a robust subscription streaming video on demand platform for kids (JellyTelly app), a resource-rich parents blog (JellyTelly Parents), and a curated store with the best books, toys and videos for Christian families (JellyTelly Store). JellyTelly helps families experience the goodness of God every day by inspiring, entertaining and resourcing them.

The JellyTelly app is available on the App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store and supported Kindle devices.

JellyTelly Helps Parents Develop Kids’ Faith

JellyTelly Helps Parents Develop Kids’ Faith;

Video App, Devotionals, Store and More Give Parents a Destination for Faith-Building Resources

jellytelly

SOURCE: Merge PR
14 February – Nashville, TN – JellyTelly, a rapidly-growing media and technology company serving Christian families, is a focused destination for parents looking for help raising Christian kids. The JellyTelly team helps Christian families live faithfully and flourish through the JellyTelly video app for kids, the robust publisher JellyTelly Parents, and a curated e-commerce store.

“Our team conducted interviews with Christian parents from across the country and it was clear that they are looking for a partner they can trust amidst a pluralistic, social, mobile, media-drenched world,” said JellyTelly CEO Erick Goss. “Whether that means offering hundreds of hours of tv shows and movies, mobile games, video-based family devotions, a curated selection of the best Christian family products, or providing world-class encouragement through our publishing platform, JellyTelly is striving to help parents raise the next generation of Christians.”

JellyTelly is a partner for parents looking to engage their kids in the Christian faith, anchored in its streaming video app for kids, parent-centered publishing platform, and carefully curated marketplace of the best in Christian kids’ products. JellyTelly is also the creator of the 5 Minute Family Devotional, a popular video series with video-based family devotionals, available on the JellyTelly Parents blog and YouTube, as well as in the JellyTelly app.

The JellyTelly app features over 300 hours of video content, including beloved series like VeggieTales(R) and Friends and Heroes, and new shows like Phil Vischer’s Buck Denver Asks … What’s in the Bible? and Micah’s Super Vlog. The JellyTelly app is available on the App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store and supported Kindle devices.

“Our growing catalog of faith-friendly kids’ video content sets JellyTelly apart from other platforms, offering parents a safe place for their kids to watch and grow in faith at the same time,” said Goss. “I have 3 girls at home, and the shows on JellyTelly have provided a catalyst for conversations about God we would never have had otherwise. Screentime moves from feeling like a compromise to a tool that helps my wife and I teach our girls about Jesus and his love for them.”

JellyTelly Parents features more than 15 well-known regular writers publishing 4-5 times per week, and focuses its content on encouraging, equipping and coaching parents.

The JellyTelly Store is a growing marketplace of thoughtfully curated products for Christian families, including videos, books, games, toys and more.

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JellyTelly is a rapidly growing media and technology company incubated within Creative Trust focused on helping Christian parents navigate the often-complicated world of parenting, spiritual formation, and raising great kids. Its transmedia properties include a robust subscription streaming video on demand platform for kids (JellyTelly app), a resource-rich parents blog (JellyTelly Parents), and a curated store with the best books, toys and videos for Christian families (JellyTelly Store). JellyTelly helps families experience the goodness of God every day by inspiring, entertaining and resourcing them.

The JellyTelly app is available on the App Store, Google Play, Roku Channel Store and supported Kindle devices.

RANDALL GOODGAME’S DOVE-NOMINATED ‘SLUGS & BUGS’ SERIES RETURNS MARCH 18 WITH ‘SING THE BIBLE, VOLUME 2’ 

RANDALL GOODGAME’S DOVE-NOMINATED SLUGS & BUGS
SERIES RETURNS MARCH 18 WITH SING THE BIBLE, VOLUME 2

Sing the Bible, Volume 2

NASHVILLE, Tenn.— Sing the Bible, Volume 2, the highly anticipated follow-up to 2014’s Dove Award-nominated Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs, is set to bow March 18. The fifth installment in acclaimed singer/songwriter Randall Goodgame’s immensely popular Slugs & Bugs series, Sing the Bible, Volume 2 was produced by Ben Shive (Rend Collective, MercyMe) and is the second release to feature word-for-word Scripture songs.

Throughout the album’s 14 tracks, Sing the Bible, Volume 2 incorporates 43 Scripture verses from 12 Books of the Bible, taking listeners on a journey through celebration, struggle and repentance, culminating in forgiveness. The song sequence tells the story of the Christian life in an accessible format for children, while also meaningful for parents.

“These songs are rich in practical instruction, specifically about how Christians act as they are being transformed by the Holy Spirit,” Goodgame explains of the project’s overarching purpose. “They’re also packed with bedrock Truths of the Christian faith. By combining these elements, I hope the project will serve as a musical ‘handbook’ for the Christian home.”

Highlights of Sing the Bible, Volume 2 include “Whoever Sows,” with special guests Andrew Peterson (as Chauncy Raccoon) and Amy Goodgame (as Shelly Sharkbug); a musical rendition of The Ten Commandments including Count Dracula and Frankenstein; and the reverent album closer, Isaiah 53’s “By His Wounds.”

“I approached ‘By His Wounds’ with racial reconciliation on my mind,” Goodgame explains. “Black voices and white voices join together to sing, ‘By His wounds, we are healed.’ Of course, we take these words from the prophet Isaiah and point them at Christ, acknowledging Him as the Messiah. But His wounds heal every strife. Because of His wounds, war will cease and He will wipe away every tear. By His wounds, racial wounds will also heal.”

A singer and sought-after songwriter, Goodgame has penned selections for Caedmon’s Call, VeggieTales, Jason Gray and Ginny Owens, among others. Along with award-winning singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson, Goodgame created Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies in 2007 to an overwhelming response from parents. Goodgame, who now helms the series, has released A Slugs & Bugs Christmas (2010); 2011’s Slugs & Bugs Under Where?; the Dove Award-nominated Sing the Bible with Slugs & Bugs (2014); and a Slugs & Bugs Vacation Bible School curriculum. His popular Slugs & Bugs LIVE concert for families makes numerous tour stops across the U.S. and the U.K. each year.

For further information, visit slugsandbugs.com or turningpointpr.com. Follow Slugs & Bugs on Twitter @slugsandbugs.