Canadian, Jonathan Urie, is a Christian, music composer, song writer, pianist and radio program narrator. Many of the past several years have been devoted to the development of the celebrated Helen Steiner Rice music project of 20 songs and 5 albums. www.musicandinspiration.com
A Journey of the Spirit that began 25 years ago has taught Jonathan much about patience, perseverance, the power of prayer, trust, faith, courage and the guiding hand of the Lord. Along the way many new songs have emerged
that reflect the valleys and mountain tops of the Journey of the Spirit.
Many of these moments are part of this CD.
HELEN STEINER RICE MUSICAL MOMENTS
The project was recorded \"live\" in Nashville under the guiding hand of renowned Christian producer, orchestra leader and music director Mr. Bill Walker. With 27 of Nashville\'s finest musicians, beautiful orchestrations by
Bill Walker and powerful performances by Guy Penrod, Gary McSpadden,
Gail Farrell, Jeanine Walker & Sheila Craig.
THANK YOU NOTES
To Almighty God, for His faithfulness and loving kindness.
To Him be the Glory.
To Eugene Peterson and NavPress for their kindness and trust in allowing me to share The MESSAGE.
To Virginia and Eugene Ruehlmann and the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation
for their continuing trust.
To John Clarke of Sound Evidence Studio
for his friendship and recording skills.
To artist Olaf Schneider for permitting me to use his peaceful painting
“DAWN ” on the cover of this CD.
To my family and friends….especially Anna, Michelle, George, Elizabeth, Jim & Shawn whohave supported and encouraged me throughout
the Journey of the Spirit.
EUGENE H. PETERSON is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than thirty-four books (not including The Message).
He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eugene also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for
twenty-nine years. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.
Artist OLAF SCHNEIDER:
OLAF SCHNEIDER.. known as Olaf, is a prolific Canadian painter inspired by
the power and diversity of the northern landscape. He travels across Canada,
gaining inspiration and discovering new color combinations by painting
outdoors on location..
Widely exhibited across North America, as well as in Germany, the Netherlands, and Italy, Olaf has also been heralded with top honors in International Artist Magazine. It is an honour to have his painting
“DAWN” on this CD.
The MMI programs are recorded in Don Mills, Ontario at Canada Christian College “Sound Evidence Studios” with engineer John Clarke. Our association has been remarkably good and has resulted in some excellent inspiring programs with great Christian writers.
The Moments of Music and Inspiration 5 minute radio programs featuring an inspiring message from God’s Word plus a beautiful song from the Helen Steiner Rice collection and the music of Jonathan Urie are now being broadcast WORLDWIDE on www.oneplace.com
In the quietness of the moment, I remember with gratitude, my friend Colin.
His seeking heart was deeply moved by The MESSAGE Promise Book.
He was drawn closer to the heart of God by the reading of God\'s Word.
Colin asked Jesus to come into his heart in December 2005.