Hillsong's Global Senior Pastor Bobbie Houston, Amy Grant, and Michael W. Smith are among the many people who are raving about the new docu-film The Jesus Music. Directed by Andrew and John Erwin, the movie tells the story of contemporary Christian music and its influences. The movie features intimate interviews withthe genre's biggest stars including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, TobyMac, Kirk Franklin, and Lauren Daigle. With stories of trials and triumphs, the universal power of music fromthese artists shine through from their messages of passion, sacrifice, and redemption thatinspire millions of devoted listeners.
"Wow the last few weeks have been a whirl wind," Michael W. Smith exclaims. "So excited to see THE Jesus Music film hitting theaters TODAY!"
Bobbie Houston writes, "LIKE THE ANCIENTS OF OLD & generations before, the sounds of worship & music have been the songs of salvation leading millions upon millions home. And like any movement of the heart, like any movement that heralds Love and Truth, it will be a journey thru thick & thin, mountains & valleys, wilderness places & enemy-darkness. Yet as Ps84 says "one day, the final turn, ZION, GOD IN FULL VIEW.
I encountered JESUS in 1972 in a land far far away from this fresh outpouring...but the Living God is not restricted frommoving anywhere on this earth. And move He did. All over this world He began to stir the songs of heaven (and the gifts entrusted) within the sons & daughters of earth. It was a fresh page in a new era. I hope this movie inspires memory & fuels the journey fwd. Don't let this current darkness quench your Light nor the light that needs to burn bright. LORD KNOWS this current generation needs songs of pilgrimage - Songs of hope. Songs that herald Mercy&Grace. Songs that exalt the Son of Righteousness, who condemns no one and loves all. Draw near & know Him whilst it is still Day. To God be the Glory."
"I don't want to take credit where credit's not due -- I'm a hood ornament," Amy Grant tells Billboard with a smile. "I love their work. I think they tell a great story. They did not actually consult me on this story, but they let me be a part of it. I think they did a great job."
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