Hillsong Worship's songwriters and leaders Brooke Ligertwood, Ben Fielding and Karalee Fielding have released a brand new children's book "What a Beautiful Name." The book is based on Hillsong's Grammy-winning, viral smash hit song of the same titular. The illustrations found in the book come from the pen of Brooke's husband Scott.
The book tells of a fantastical journey of discovery certain to inspire children who long to know more about Jesus and what draws people to Him.
Little Oliver takes a unique, otherworldly journey to unearth the name that is escaping him. It's familiar, he knows. He travels into the world with a little monkey friend, encountering the concepts of beauty, wonder, and power. The journey jogs his memory and he finds that the words to the song are linked to the Name of Jesus--and that he's never alone. Jesus lives in his heart, and it doesn't take an adventure around the world to discover the many names for Jesus!
Brooke Ligertwood writes: "I'm so happy to be able to share with you that the "What a Beautiful Name" picture book is a thing! You can pre-order it today from whatabeautifulname.com (and where all good books are sold).
We and the Fieldings have five small children between us and reading to and with them is a huge part of our lives! This passion project really began as us wanting to create something for our own families and families like yours to use at reading time. We wrote the story together and my very clever husband Scott illustrated it.
We were inspired to translate the themes in the song by Ben and I into words and images that might engage the imaginations of our littles and use a small story to help invite them into The Big Story. We hope it puts a smile on your face, as creating it has ours.
"Then floating along in the great open skies
With beauty now filling his heart through his eyes
The words to the song drifted into his brain
"Oh, this really must be a BEAUTIFUL Name!"
About Hillsong Worship:
Hillsong Worship exists to serve the global Church and equip believers everywhere with songs of Holy Spirit power that exalt and glorify the Name of Jesus, build the Church and fuel revival on the earth. With songs such as "Cornerstone," "Mighty To Save," "This I Believe (The Creed)," "Who You Say I Am" and the Grammy Award winning and RIAA certified Platinum "What a Beautiful Name," With over 2 billion career streams and over 20 million career album sales, Hillsong Worship's catalogue is sung by an estimated 50 million people worldwide each week. Featuring worship leaders and songwriters such as Brooke Ligertwood, Ben Fielding, Reuben Morgan, Joel Houston, Taya, Aodhan King, David Ware and more, Hillsong Worship is committed to continuing its legacy of writing and leading songs that - by God's grace - impact both individual devotion and congregational worship for the glory of God.