Jamie Soles: Review

About 4 1/2 year ago some friends of ours gave us a CD by Jamie Soles.  That Christmas we purchased several more Cd’s  for our family and gave them as Christmas gifts to all the children on our list.  They are that good!

Jamie Soles writes and performs children’s  music that is chock full of Scripture, Biblical facts and solid doctrine.  The music is catchy and enjoyable and not just for children.  Mark and I both enjoy our collection of Jamie Soles Cd’s even though our children listen to them over and over and over and over and over.  We’ve even been known to start a CD without the children prompting us.  There are a few songs in our collection of  10 Cd’s that have a little more of a beat than we care for.  We’re not talking Ozzie here, but perhaps a heavy Eagles number.

But the feature that really sold us on Soles’ music is it’s content.  Jamie Soles’ music is jam packed with Biblical  facts and people, solid doctrine and has a sprinkling of humor.  (i.e.  “How to Catch a Wife” is about the tribe of Benjamin ~ Judges 21). His music touches on Bible stories both familiar and obscure bringing more familiarity with Scripture to us and to our children. He also focuses on some stories/events/commands bringing out points that we often don’t notice or that we simply take for granted.

Jamie also includes songs with a lot of information that it’s useful for our children to memorize.  Our kids have memorized the apostles, kings of Israel and Judah, the patriarchs, the line of promise (the ancestory of Jesus), the Apostle’s Creed, and more.  Two of Mr. Soles’ Cd’s (Ascending and Pure Words) are simply Psalms set to music.  We are using those Cd’s as part of our curriculum this year to help our children memorize Psalm 1-16 and 120-134.

You may view all the lyrics and also hear song samples on Jamie Soles website .

Jamie was raised in a home where a relationship with Christ was always a priority. “Bible stories, sword drills, and Bible memorization were a part of the fabric of our life.”  Raised in a large family (the 11th of 12 children), Jamie was introduced to the reformed faith while attending a Bible institute after his graduation from high school.  Jamie is now married and the father of 8 children who participate in their father’s music ministry.

I’m not sure that I’ve done credit to these amazing Cd’s and the benefit and enjoyment that they’ve brought to our family.  We have been very grateful for Mr. Soles ministry to us and the broader Christian community.

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Rebekah who won 2 Cd’s of her choice!

Win your choice of 2 Jamie Soles Cd’s.

How to Enter:

  • Leave a comment telling me what purpose music serves in your family.

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Open to U.S. and Canadian residents.  Comments will close at midnight EST on Thursday, June 10.

For those in the Knoxville area, Jamie Soles will be giving a concert on Wednesday, June 23

6:30pm
Redeemer Church of Knoxville
1642 Highland Ave. 37916

Parking available next to Redeemer in the lot across from the fire station.  There is no admission charge but an offering will be taken to be given to Jamie.

We received complimentary CDs in exchange for posting this review and giveaway.

This post is included in the Homeschool Curriculum Review Roundup.

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140 Responses to Jamie Soles: Review
  1. Elizabeth
    June 6, 2010 | 9:33 pm

    Would love to win this! We use music for worship, for teaching, and for fun!

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  2. LauraC
    June 6, 2010 | 10:02 pm

    we use music to bring glory to God

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  3. LauraC
    June 6, 2010 | 10:02 pm

    to glorify the Lord

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  4. Gwenyth
    June 6, 2010 | 10:27 pm

    THANK YOU for the introduction to Mr. Soles! We’re happy to know about him and looking forward to buying (or winning!) some of his music.

    Music, in addition to helping us worship our Lord and Savior, focuses us on Him… “keeping our hearts in tune,” so to speak. Praise defeats the enemy, so when we’re grouchy and prone to sin against each other in family life, playing worship music is one way to send our adversary fleeing!!!

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  5. Kathy
    June 7, 2010 | 1:05 am

    I like to play music for the children that teaches them to worship the Lord and meditate on His word.

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  6. (the other) mama olive
    June 7, 2010 | 7:52 am

    I shared on Facebook.

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  7. (the other) mama olive
    June 7, 2010 | 7:53 am

    We use music to educate and entertain. My children recently learned the books of the Bible through song.

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  8. Kelly Maine
    June 7, 2010 | 8:02 am

    We use music to bring us closer to the Lord and to knit us closer together as a family through shared music.

    Blessings – Kelly Maine

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  9. Jane Cannon
    June 7, 2010 | 8:55 am

    I’ve been asked to sing solo alot! Solo that no one can hear me! ALthough I love to sing, I don’t do it very well. I’ve never played an instrument unless you count the recorder in third grade and I didn’t grow up in church so the hymns aren’t ingrained in my heart! Therein lies the problem, when it comes to using music to train my children…I need help!

    I checked out Jamie’s webpage and was encouraged that he is in Canada, that’s where I am from!

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  10. Stacey Hunter
    June 7, 2010 | 10:46 am

    Music is an essential part of our family life~worship, education and edification. Truly good music brings glory to God, always steering our hearts and minds toward Him.

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  11. Stacey Hunter
    June 7, 2010 | 10:57 am

    BTW, there will be a free Jamie Soles concert in Newport News, VA on June 15.

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  12. Jen L
    June 7, 2010 | 11:39 am

    We use music to reinforce teaching and help our hearts/minds to focus on the things of God. We also use it to show the many ways that we can enjoy praising God and learning more about him.

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  13. Becky
    June 7, 2010 | 12:58 pm

    We use music to sing our praise, to dance to and sing to on long car drives :)

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  14. Gretchen
    June 7, 2010 | 1:10 pm

    Music serves as a day-brightener and mood-lifter in our family! Nothing like singing praises to Jesus to keep the right perspective.

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  15. Gretchen
    June 7, 2010 | 1:11 pm

    I shared the giveaway link on FaceBook!

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  16. Gretchen
    June 7, 2010 | 1:58 pm

    I blogged about it!

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  18. Becky Mason
    June 7, 2010 | 8:42 pm

    Music is a must in our life! Looking for something like this to help our Godly Learning!

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  19. Rachel Worley
    June 8, 2010 | 4:23 pm

    For our family we use music to worship God. We listen to the Christian station on the way to church and my kids love singing along during morning worship!

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  20. Lourinda
    June 8, 2010 | 7:52 pm

    Lately music has been for me soul food, listening to lots of varieties, from Need to Breathe to Judy Rogers with the kids. It looks like Jamie Soles would be a great addition to any collection.

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  21. GapGirl
    June 9, 2010 | 9:00 am

    We use music to uplift our soul and chase away bad/sad moods!

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  22. Jennifer A
    June 9, 2010 | 11:25 am

    Music is very important around here. Love how the kids can memorize the truths of God through songs.

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  23. Hannah
    June 9, 2010 | 12:19 pm

    My husband and I use music to help keep our eyes on the Lord !

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  24. Carla
    June 9, 2010 | 4:59 pm

    Kimberly, I have 4 of Jamie’s CDs: Up from Here, The Way My Story Goes, Fun and Prophets, and Weight of Glory. I’m thinking of getting one or 2 more. What are your family’s favorites?

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    Kimberly @ Raising Olives Reply:

    Whew Carla, that is really hard. We really like Pure Words and Ascending, those are the two that are based on the Psalms. They are different from the ones you have, but we love them.

    When I posed your question to a couple of my kids they suggested Good Advice. That will be more similar to Up From Here and The Way My Story goes.

    Hope you enjoy!!!

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  25. Mary Naessig
    June 9, 2010 | 7:50 pm

    Kimberly, in our home we sing to praise our Jesus. We sing to remember his words. We sing to show joy and gratitude to our Heavenly Father in everything. Sometimes we sing because it is good medicine for our hearts, especially if someone is struggling with a bad or sad attitude. Our 3 year old twin girls will break into song and dance at the drop of a hat. This is something we love, encourage, cherish, and are grateful for. Thanks-Mary

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  26. Larry @ Cakeblast
    June 10, 2010 | 1:49 pm

    Music is very important. Singing praise to the Lord usually involves more feeling and emotion than mere prayer. It makes us feel good to sing a positive message and also affects those around us.

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  27. Larry @ Cakeblast
    June 10, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    I follow you on Twitter as @cakeblast and tweeted http://twitter.com/cakeblast/status/15866963841

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  28. teresa
    June 11, 2010 | 11:19 pm

    My kids would love this music!

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  29. Current Favorites | Raising Olives
    October 12, 2010 | 7:28 am

    [...] ♥  Jamie Soles CDs – The more we listen to his music the more we enjoy it.  One day I mentioned to the children that it never hit me that John the Baptist was a Nazarite just like Samson and they said, “We knew John was a Nazarite because of that song on our Jamie Soles CD.”  Enjoyable music, Biblical truths, facts and actual words of Scripture, Jamie Soles continues to be a family favorite.  The kid’s current favorite is “Prophets” mine is “Pure Words”  (My full  review of Jamie Soles music.) [...]

  30. Susan Karsten
    September 15, 2011 | 11:40 am

    Every Christian family could be so blessed by Jamie Soles’s music. So intelligent, so Biblical, singable, listenable, sometimes humorous (children’s songs). I only pray more families find his awesome music. We learn so much from it – not formally using it as “curriculum” just by simply listening to it.

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  31. Sharon
    March 13, 2012 | 8:29 pm

    Thanks for this review. What a find! I purchased 2 albums and will buy more in the future. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  32. Becki
    March 26, 2013 | 2:20 pm

    I know I’m late here, but thank you so much for sharing, we have been very, very blessed by Jamie Soles music since finding it here. Appreciate the way God has used you and him to bless and train our family.

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