Two energetic grannies have been collaborating to write children's Bible songs for over 20 years. After teaching Bible lessons and singing traditional children's praise songs, Cathy and Paula volunteered to try to write songs which matched the Bible stories. Reports came from parents that their kids were singing these NEW songs day after day. Joy was so much on the rise that the two "singing teachers" went prospecting, looking through old sheet music and song books for treasured tunes to fit the feeling of each scriptural message. A divine synchronicity emerged, resulting in over 600 Bible songs, tested and approved by a generation of happy, Bible-infused children. Their first professional album was a Grammy contender in 2004, and six of their singles were on the 2005 Gospel Music Award ballot. ELEVEN songs were on the ballot for 'Most Inspirational Single' of 2006!!! In 2008, their DAVID album was a finalist for the Dove Award's CHILDREN'S MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR. The Songwriters Paula King (the analytical left brain) - B.A. Education/Math/English, University of North Texas. Graduate studies in Math, English, and Education. A teacher, programmer, and IRS field agent. Retired from a major airline, where she spent 17 years as a programmer / manager / comptroller in the aircraft scheduling department. Thirteen years of formal piano instruction, including college level. Producer, Song Writer, Composer, Music Arranger. Vaccinated with a phonograph needle! Catherine Walker (the creative right brain!) - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Houston. Thirty years experience as Graphic Designer, Typesetter, Marketing Specialist, and Publisher: Irving's Children Magazine 1994-95. Collaborated as author and illustrator on 10 children's books including puzzles, Bible stories and character. Catherine worked at a major airline in the Interactive Marketing department on the AA.com web publishing team. Producer, Song Writer, Composer, Author. The singing comes naturally! This 2009 release is over 50 minutes long, with 24 fresh, new songs covering treasured stories from the book of Acts. The most avid Bible student will be surprised at the rich detail. And parents love the emphasis on character-building values. Included are songs and spoken introductions performed by forty-three singers and blurbers as young as age 7! This delightful album is a compilation of songs detailing the spread of the gospel in the fifth book of the New Testament. Twenty new songs tell the stories of Pentecost, the growing church, deacons, Stephen, Phillip, Peter, Paul, Cornelius, the Phillipian jail, Athens, imprisonments, rescues and many significant sermons! There is a recurring character point that the good news of Jesus Christ is for everyone: Peter's first sermon being heard in so many languages; the gospel going from the Jews to the Gentiles; the jump from Asia to Europe. There is also a big encouragement that suffering is normal for the Lord's workers, and that praying, even praising, in the face of adversity is the proper response! Tunes on this album range from opera to folk songs. Classical music and traditional hymns are graced with new lyrics. By using melodies already in the cultural consciousness, the songs are already musically validated, and are quickly, easily learned.