Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Jeremy Riddle CD Review and Giveaway!

 You want to know something funny? I just found out that I actually know who Jeremy Riddle is! HA

Isn't that funny? I thought I was reviewing a CD from a new artist, or at least someone that I had never heard of before.

After doing a search of Jeremy Riddle, trying to find a video to put in my review, I realized that he is the artist who sings Sweetly Broken, one of my favorite songs.

Don't you love this song?

Well, I listened to this new CD, and it is hard to know whether you like a song or not the first time you hear it. I listened to many of the songs several times, and must say that I really like this CD. 

There are a couple of songs that I really, really like.

He reminds me of Jeremy Camp or Matthew West, so if you like them you would like Jeremy Riddle.

Of course that is assuming that you don't know who he is, or if like me, didn't realize you knew who he was. lol

"Riddle began production on the album nearly a year ago with Dove Award winning producer Ed Cash (Chris Tomlin, Matthew West, David Crowder Band) at the helm. Cash’s contribution forms the backbone of the album which also features production from Bobby Hartry, a long time Riddle collaborator.  The project follows Prepare The Way: Live, an album recorded in front of a live audience in Corpus Christi, Tex., earlier this year from Vineyard. 

Riddle describes Furious saying, “It’s hard to come up with words that depict the magnitude of Christ’s love – the depth and width of it. Furious doesn’t work outside of the context of love; we tend to translate the word as angry, but I see it as a super-powerful force; stronger, deeper, broader than our vocabulary can fully describe."

Four years on the road as a touring worship leader eventually took its toll on Jeremy, so in January 2011, the former jr. high youth pastor came on staff as worship community pastor at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif. Working under pastors Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy facilitates a worship community of over 200 people within the church.

“My wife (Katie) and I have always had a heart to serve the local church and never wanted to do the full-time travel thing for very long, so it felt like a good time to transition into something different,” Jeremy says. “I’ve developed such an appreciation for the fruit that has been sowed from my life – personally and artistically – by being part of a local community.”

Consequently, several of the tracks on Furious are also featured on Be Lifted High, the most recent album from Bethel Church.

“These songs are a reflection of being part of something bigger than just me,” Jeremy says. “Through some significant growth in understanding and living out humility from a very independent place, I’ve shifted into a place where I can’t even claim this record is completely inspired by me. There are so many elements of the album that could never have flowed from me had I not been connected to people walking out life with me.” 

Here is a video that I found on You Tube of one of the songs on this new album. Enjoy!

I very much like this CD, and I would recommend it. I particularly like that all of his songs are Christian songs. There are so many Christian bands out there that have songs that really have nothing to do with God.

You won't have to worry about that with this CD.

AND, guess what? I actually have one copy to give away to one of my readers! YAY! lol

All you need to do to enter my giveaway is let me know if this is your first time hearing of Jeremy Riddle, or if you are already a fan.

If you would like additional entries you can:

1. Follow my blog through GFC, and leave me a comment letting me know you are following me. You may leave a comment if you are already following me as well. 

2. Subscribe to my blog either by RSS or email, and let me know which way you are now following. If you are already subscribed, leave me a comment letting me know.

3. "Like my FB page
This giveaway ends on Friday September 30th, 2011 at noon. Make sure you leave me a way to contact you should you win. Thanks! 
Official Rules for this giveaway:

1. Eligibility. Giveaways are open to readers with US shipping addresses only, unless otherwise stated.

2. How to Enter. Entry is made by leaving a comment on the giveaway post. A limit of one entry is allowed per e-mail address. You may only enter once, please do not use multiple emails to enter.

You may, however, obtain additional entries on a particular giveaway through other channels when applicable.

3. Disclaimer. I will not be responsible for any lost or damaged items, or any lost or late entries, any technical issues, or anything beyond my control.

Good Luck!

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Karen said...

I thought Jeremy Riddle was a new artist until you posted this. I have heard that song on the radio.

Karen @ http://fruitofhands.blogspot.com/

Karen said...

I am following you already on GFC

Karen @ http://fruitofhands.blogspot.com/

MissMOE said...

I haven't heard of Jeremy Riddle before, but enjoyed the song you linked up. I'm a new follower through Networked Blogs (It doesn't appear GFC is showing up).

Karen said...

I "liked" you on facebook.

Karen@ http://fruitofhands.blogspot.com/

Tina said...

I'd never heard of him before the reviews started. :)

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I have heard so much about this CD, I'd REALLY love to win. I've heard of Jeremy before, but don't have any of his CD's.

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I already follow with GFC.

Sara @ Embracing Destiny said...

I like your blog on FB.

Sarah said...

No it's not my first time and I love his song Sweetly Broken too

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Sarah said...

I follow via GFC

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Sarah said...

I sub by email

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Sarah said...

I like your FB page

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Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I follow via GFC.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I like you on FB.

Lynn @ TDHGP said...

I subscribe via email.

Cristi said...

The name Jeremy Riddle sounds familiar, but I'm not sure I've heard much of his music before.

Cristi said...

I follow you with GFC.

Cristi said...

I liked your FB page.

Cristi said...

I just subscribed via email.

Debra said...

I had not heard of Jeremy Riddle before this CD.

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