Item description for Casting Crowns - Lifesong (Easy Piano) by Casting Crowns...
11 contemporary rock/worship songs from this popular band's 2005 album, following up on the incredible success of their debut release. Includes: And Now My Lifesong Sings * Does Anybody Hear Her * Father, Spirit, Jesus * In Me * Lifesong * Love Them like Jesus * Praise You in This Storm * Prodigal * Set Me Free * Stained Glass Masquerade * While You Were Sleeping.
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Studio: Hal Leonard Corporation
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 11.9" Width: 9" Height: 0.2" Weight: 0.59 lbs.
Release Date Jun 20, 2006
Publisher EMI- CMG DISTRIBUTION #36
ISBN 1423412664 ISBN13 0000000879573 UPC 884088077563
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More About Casting Crowns
Atlanta based Casting Crowns has consistently delivered music that points believers back to what truly matters, and the band does so yet again on Come to the Well. Casting Crowns continues to deliver passionate, thought-provoking music, yet these songs are among the most intensely personal offerings the group has ever shared.
"As a believer, all of your life has to stem from what you draw from," says Casting Crowns frontman and principal songwriter Mark Hall. "If you're drawing from a marriage, you're in trouble because that person wasn't created to complete you. If you are trying to draw from a career, you're in trouble. If you are trying to draw from your strengths, strengths come and go. All these things are really holes, not wells. Jesus is the well."
Remembering that simple, but powerful, truth has served Hall and his bandmates (Megan Garrett, Melodee DeVevo, Chris Huffman, Juan DeVevo and Brian Scoggin) well, particularly over the last few years as they've juggled faith, family, music and ministry. Even as Casting Crowns has become Christian music's most successful act, Hall and his fellow band members have continued working at their home churches. Hall has remained a youth pastor at Eagles Landing Baptist Church as the band's music ministry has gained global acclaim.
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Response to "Green" (critic of my previous review) Jul 17, 2006
Someone else tried to persuade me to believe the MYTH that says God is the one who gives us things and then strips them away. Here's what he said and my response is pasted below.
Myth: "it IS Biblical that God "giveth and taketh away". Read Job :-)"
Response: OH, REALLY??
So just because a historical book in the Old Covenant simply records what a man opinion, that makes it a statement of absolute truth? And even though that ridiculous accusation against God is not found anywhere else in the whole Bible, you're still going to believe it and preach it as a foundational belief?
Cain lied to God's face about his brother Able. Does that make lying to God a "Biblical" thing to do and believe in? Just because something is stated in the Bible doesn't always mean that it's a statement of truth. The Book of Job is a historical book, which means it can't be preached as our doctrine. Everything written in the Bible was truly stated, but not everything was a statement of truth. There's a huge difference.
Judas hung himself. Does that mean we should do likewise just because it's recorded in Scripture?
In the Book of Acts, the disciples decided to replace Judas, so guess how they did it? They came up with the bright idea of drawing straws!! Is that how we should choose our church leaders? Well, why not? After all, it's in the Bible.
It's obvious that many people also have no clear understanding of the difference between the Old Covenant and the New. There is a HUGE difference in the way that God dealt with Old Covenant people and the way He deals with us as New Covenant believers. The New Testament says that ALL the promises of God are always "Yes and Amen!" That means God will never bless us and then turn around and tell us "NO!" and take it away from us. The only things that God "takes" from us are sin and bad things. He's not the one destroying our homes, "taking" our babies from us, or stripping away our blessings.
Send me a message at covenantbookstore at yahoo . com and I'll send you a message titled "God Gives and Takes Away: True or False?". It's a sermon that everyone needs to hear.
God's not guilty!
Great Book With Great Songs! Jul 15, 2006
I'm 17 years old and play the keyboard/piano in our church band and really enjoy playing contemporary christian music. I was actually able to go see Casting Crowns "Lifesong" tour this year with my youth group. During the concert, they gave every bit of praise and glory to God and none to themselves. Casting Crowns is truly blessed by God, and they are not ashamed to proclaim His Word. That night when they sang "Praise You in This Storm" I and hundreds of other people felt God right there in Freedom Hall. It is so comforting to know that through all of lifes troubles that "we can lift our eyes unto the hills" and theres God just waitng to pick us up and give us strength. Not everyone realizes that God is in control of everything and allows good things and bad things to happen (Matt. 5:45). When tragedies come, God could be giving us a chance to grow stronger. The songbook is great, and I'm learning Praise You in this Storm right now. I really want it to bless other people and give them strength. Whether you have a band or you just play solo, this book will be perfect.
Excellent Mar 9, 2006
The book, as well as the CD are truly amazing! I've had 2 opportunities to see Casting Crowns in Concert, and they truly are amazing. I read the one review about how it angered him that Christians believe that God is the one who gives and takes away. And then kept going about how God doesn't take away. All I can say is read the Bible. It says it right there, God took away Sodom and Gomorrah, God took away Elijah (or Elisha, get them confused). God wiped out the Earth in the flood. To say that God doesn't take away is purely ignorant of what the Bible tells us! God takes things away for a reason, whether it be something or someone is so evil and wicked, as with Sodom and Gomorah and the flood, or someone like Elijah (or Elisha) who is a God-fearing person. If your not one for Christian music great- but I promise you casting crowns music is unlike anything you've ever heard before!
very disappointing Mar 7, 2006
(This review refers to the Casting Crowns "Lifesong" CD that goes along with this book)...
I sat listening to the second song on this CD in utter amazement that people still believe that God is the one who gives and then takes away. I believe in praising God during the storms of life, but I don't believe in holding God responsible for everything that happens to me.
I would simply like to state my opinion about the part of the song that says: "the God who gives, and takes away"
It sometimes brings tears to my eyes to hear people making this statement during times of tragedy and loss. Normally I don't listen to the radio, but a few months ago my wife had the radio on and I heard a remix of this song (Praise you in the Storm) and they were adding things from the Hurricane Katrina tragedy into the song. It nearly angered me to hear Christians doing this. As I sit listening to the words about praising the "God" who "gives and takes away".. my heart cries out to my heavenly Father and I wonder why so many people don't truly understand His loving nature and perfect character.
To believe that God had anything to do with Hurricane Katrina and its destruction, is to deny the finished work of Jesus Christ. Or to even say that God "allowed" this hurricane for some purpose or reason, is still saying that God was ultimately responsible for it. To say that God sat back and "allowed" a hurricane to destroy thousands of people as part of His "ultimate plan", would make Him a murderer and a violator of the covenant of peace that He established with His own Son. God is NOT the one who sinned in the Garden and caused perversion in this earth. It was mankind who fell and brought evil, sin and suffering here. It was not our heavenly Father who caused it.
Does God really give and then take away?
Why do people continue to quote Job, an Old Testament servant, who didn't truly understand who and what was the source of his trials and pain? Didn't God later correct Job for his false accusations? So why is Job our role model?
Does God really give and then take away? Is that really the God that Jesus Christ presented to the world when He walked this earth? Not at all. In fact, Jesus stated that He came not to destroy men's lives, but to save them (Luke 9:56). Jesus also stated that the thief, Satan, is the one who comes to take away, kill, and destroy (John 10:10). The book of James proclaims that God is the giver of every good and perfect gift and that God never changes (James 1:17). Is a hurricane a "good and perfect gift" ??
So why is this false statement, "The Lord gives and the Lord takes away," made at almost every funeral and gravesite? Why is this false statement about God made during nearly every time of tragedy and loss?
Why do Christians continue to present a schizophrenic God to a lost and dying world? The world is in desperate need of someone that they can love and trust, not someone that they believe might strike them with cancer at any given moment or kill their newborn baby in a car accident. People need hope, encouragement and confidence.. not strange doctrines that send confusing signals about our loving God, who sent His own Son to die for every one of us.
God is NOT the one who gives and then takes away. He is simply not like that. It doesn't matter what Job or anyone else accuses God of, it matters what the Bible says about our Father. It matters how we are supposed to relate to our Father under this New Covenant. Would you sit back and allow your own children suffer at the hands of your enemy to supposedly help them grow? Would you sit back and let your child's body be destroyed by cancer and disease, so that you can somehow receive some type of twisted glory from it? Would you sit back and allow your own child's house be blown away by a hurricane for some "mysterious purpose" ? That's completely ridiculous.
God always loves us and He's not even angry at us. Mankind is responsible for the current condition of this earth. God didn't cause it, we did. Let's start accepting some responsibility and stop claiming that God is the one who is taking things from us. Our heavenly Father is NOT like that. When you lose something or when something is stolen from you, don't blame the Giver, blame the thief!
For more information or for a free audio CD about this extremely important topic, please email me. We also have a CD about Hurricane Katrina from a Biblical perspective. They are all absolutely free and postage paid.