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