New Thought singer/songwriter Alan Peterson's third "solo" CD featuring Daniel Crothers on keyboards. Eleven original songs that touch the heart and "romance the spirit". Many of the songs were written while Alan was music director of Unity of Beaverton in Oregon. Others were inspired by people and events in Alan's life. "Across The Great Divide (celebration song)" was written upon the death of his good friend and business partner Reverend Shirley Bennett. "Hug You To The Moon" was written a few years ago for Alan's daughter Sara after she had told him that she was going to "hug you to the moon dad". "There Is Love" was written during a long drive through the woods of Oregon, using the answering machine on his phone to record the words as they "appeared". "I Am So Grateful" was another song that originated while in the great outdoors of Oregon. Circle Of Love evolved from a popular wedding song (available on Alan's "Music Of The Heart" CD) to a song about the love that surrounds all of God's creations "right from the start".
"Great music and the words in the songs are powerful!" Annette Lake 'One Vibration Radio'
As an Inter-Religious minister who is always looking for beautiful and inspiring music to reinforce or bring a message to folks, I find Alan's music to be on target. I use it to inspire by singing the de-Light-full lyrics or just sitting and letting the music wash over me. I am grateful that Alan is using his gifts to serve and bless. Rev. Kim Fisher Prucha
Circle of Love is really beautiful. You have a wonderful voice and a great gift of creating poetry through your lyrics. Thank you for sharing this, you, with me and my ministry. Willa Barber Johnson
Alan Peterson pours his heart and soul into these songs to uplift and remind the listener of their Divinity and Oneness with all that is. Rev. Meredith Ann Murray
Alan Peterson provides music that gives joy and love to the soul. He is such a beautiful and heart warming talent. I am very honored that our paths have crossed, as he truly is one of God's Angels On Earth.
~ Rev. Cynthia Harris, Glendale AZ
I am listening right now to your music.. beautiful..
I am sure your music will be of great use to me and my work and life..Your music is really lovely.. Lisa Blackman
"Your songs are gifts from God; I'm certain your music has touched and helped heal many, many troubled souls and uplifted countless others. It certainly has helped me, and that is an understatement! I had tears in my eyes and such love in my heart while listening to "Do You Feel the Love?" What a beautiful voice you have, what a gifted musician and musical arranger...Thank you with all my heart. You lift me up..."
"I see great success for Alan and I know that many are greatly inspired by his music and example." Beverly McPherron Unity minister
"Alan Peterson has gifted us here at Unity of Corvallis on several occasions. He is a joy to work with and a genuine talent that connects at a heart level with our congregation. His songs and music are original, inspiring and meaningful as well as great to listen to as an uplifting antidote to a dreary week." Rev. John Butler Unity of Corvallis
"Alan’s music comes straight from his heart, connects to the listener’s heart, and creates a space of peace and healing. His songs are the kind you can listen to over and over again and never tire of the melodies or lyrics. They touch one at deep levels. Other songs are just plain fun! They are great to listen to in the car, on the treadmill, or at work." Reverend Robin Haruna Unity of Bandon
"Alan provides heartfelt music that gently supports our services. His original music touches the soul.
Rev. Sally Rutis Senior Associate Minister, Living Enrichment Center
"Alan Peterson is wonderful!......He presents joyful, inspiring music that offers his spirit inside every song. Alan's gift of music is a blessing to the world." Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey Senior Minister, Living Enrichment Center
"Alan composes his music by ear, heart, and instinct rather than by rule - even though he knows the rules well. Additionally he is one of the most pleasant, supportive, and accountable musicians I have ever worked with. I say this as a minister who deals with hundreds of musicians a year."
~ Unity Rev Teri Hawkins, bestselling author
"Alan's music calls me to a higher place. It touches places within me and reveals a Truth that I had forgotten existed. Alan's music is filled with love and joy and hope." Craig H.
"Alan is a talented and gifted musician, with a profound ability to communicate, collaborate and co-create. A star in his own right, Alan is always willing to share the stage and the spotlight. Performers and audience members are all blessed by his leadership." Kathleen Verigin minister
"Alan's lovely voice, emotional delivery and the beauty of the music he writes is indicative of the spirit and gentleness of a man who is not afraid to let the world know that he is a self realized person and willingly exposes his soft side to the world, for the benefit of all concerned. You cannot come away from one of his concerts or just listening to a CD, unchanged. As an opera singer for many years, I am accustomed to listening for quality, with Alan's work, you listen for pleasure." Reverend Gail Key-Benson
"Alan was tremendous!!! and we look forward to having him back." Rich B. Unity minister
"Alan's music makes my heart sing......When I listen to the lively beat and the God-sent words I remember who I am." Shirley Bennett minister