Lisa Beech, Senior Publicity Manager
719-536-0100 X 3022, firstname.lastname@example.org
March 1, 2013, Colorado Springs, Colo. – Since the acquisition of Integrity Music by David C Cook more than a year ago, the two divisions have gradually been moving toward greater collaboration with the release of multiple books written by Integrity artists as well as two eBook editions enhanced with audio and/or video (Messy Churchby Ross Parsley and The Same Loveby Paul Baloche).
On March 5, Integrity Music and David C Cook will simultaneously release a new digital-only LP via Apple’s iTunes store as well as a digital-first book from worship leader and senior pastor Glenn Packiam. The album, titled The Mystery of Faithincludes training videos as well as other bonus material from the former leader of the Desperation Band. The book Discover the Mystery of Faithisavailable as an eBook through all major platforms and also is available in print via Ingram for trade customers who are interested in stocking the title or via Amazon.com.
In addition to the LP and book, a free Apple iBookstore exclusive The Mystery of Faith Experience is available for use on the iPad tablet. This interactive component pulls together portions of both the book and the album, as well as video content to help the consumer better understand the integrated theme of the album and book.
"For decades, church leaders have told us that how we worship – what we do when we gather – is just an expression of our faith, so adjust it according to the people you want to "reach." But for centuries, the Church Fathers have told us that how we worship actually shapes our faith, so choose wisely." says Packiam. "This project is about the difference between those two approaches and the consequences they have on our faith, not only as individuals but as the community of believers worldwide."
Packiam has authored two other titles from David C Cook, Secondhand Jesus: Trading Rumors of God for a Firsthand Faith (2009)and LUCKY: How the Kingdom Comes to Unlikely People (2011)as well as releasing two prior projects from Integrity Music, Rumors and Revelations (2009) and an EP titled The Kingdom Comes (2011).
David C Cook is a leading nonprofit resource provider serving the global Church with life-transforming, Christ-centered materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with offices in Illinois, Canada and the United Kingdom, David C Cook’s resources are published in over 150 languages and distributed in more than 160 countries. Originally founded in 1875 as a curriculum publisher, today David C Cook publishes numerous bestselling fiction and non-fiction books from a variety of award-winning authors. It is also a leading provider of worship music through its Integrity Music label, which produces overone-third of the top 100 praise and worship songs sung around the world.Additional information can be found at www.davidccook.com.