DARLENE ZSCHECH – REVEALING JESUS3
AMIDST WIDE ACCLAIM!
Zschech, Special Guests Join Social Fusion Tweet, Chat, Interview Event
At GetRealLive.com Beginning Today at 8:30 pm ET
Zschech Featured at Three U.S. Conferences This Year
World-renowned worship leader and best-selling author Darlene Zschech releases today amidst acclaim her long-awaited Revealing Jesus live worship CD/DVD and 365-day devotional hardcover gift book from RGM-NEW BREED Music / Integrity Music and Bethany House Publishers, respectively. Produced by five-time GRAMMY Award-winner Israel Houghton, orchestrated by Dr. Henry Panion III (Stevie Wonder, Carrie Underwood, Chaka Khan) and featuring special guest appearances and song co-writes with Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe and Houghton, the Revealing Jesus CD/DVD was recorded live Sept. 28 and 29, 2012 at the Church of the Highlands in Birmingham, AL.
Celebrating the release of Revealing Jesus, Get Real Live will host an exclusive “social fusion” tweet, chat and interview event beginning at 8:30 pm ET tonight and featuring Zschech along with special guests, Houghton, Smith and Jobe. The event will include new music from Revealing Jesus, as well as Zschech sharing a devotion from her Revealing Jesus book. Listeners/viewers are encouraged to join in, sending their questions via Twitter using the hashtag #RevealingJesus and addressing them to @DarleneZschech. During a similar Get Real Live event last month, more than 13,583,000 twitter impressions were received in just two-hours.
Leading up to today’s release, Zschech has received widespread critical acclaim with numerous current and upcoming covers, features and reviews from media outlets such as Worship Leader, Charisma, Worship Musician, Christian Retailing, Houston Chronicle, CCM, Praise.com, Soul 2 Soul Radio International, Bookreporter and more. Continuing to receive coverage, on Maundy Thursday (March 28) The 700 Club plans to feature the video of the Zschech, Houghton and Jobe-penned song “Victor’s Crown” from Revealing Jesus, which released as an Easter resource and has already received over 111,000 YouTube views. The next day (Good Friday), Praise.com plans to launch an exclusive “14-day devotional with Darlene Zschech” that includes one new devotional each day from the Revealing Jesus book. With an additional exclusive 15-day devotional series for mobile applications currently being featured through YouVersion.com, Zschech devotionals, as well as four videos, chord charts and more, are also available on the microsite, Revealing-Jesus.com. Then slated to air in April, TBN will premiere all 12 of the new worship anthems featured on the Revealing Jesus DVD.
In its March cover story, Christian Retailing says that Zschech has “become ‘part of the fabric of contemporary worship’ in the church.” The critics are in agreement as they applaud Revealing Jesus:
“Zschech, with Houghton’s direction, has crafted one of the finest live worship projects in recent memory, which serves as abridge for those raised on early Hillsong music who want to sing a new song.” – Charisma Magazine
“What do you get when you combine world-renowned worship leader and songwriter Darlene Zschech, five-time GRAMMY winner Israel Houghton as producer, guest appearances by Michael W. Smith, Kari Jobe and Houghton, along with several brand new songs and some classic favorites? You end up with one outstanding worship experience and subsequent album: Revealing Jesus, the latest live worship recording from now solo artist Darlene Zschech.” – Worship Leader Magazine
“In her classic fashion, worship leader Darlene Zschech brings her A-game once more in this newest release.” – CCM Magazine
“Darlene Zschech’s much anticipated new album, Revealing Jesus, is her first recorded on U.S. soil and is packed with songs that will be soon be filling sanctuaries around the world… Revealing Jesus is a fantastic worship album for individual listening as well as corporate worship.” – Foursquare Leader
“Featuring some of the most engaging live music this year, Revealing Jesus gives us a great chance for us to bask in the glory of God as we hear some of the most heartfelt, confronting and comforting worship songs all year.” – Indie Vision Music
In addition to the 12 new worship anthems on the Revealing Jesus CD/DVD, bonus tracks in custom versions of thealbum will include fresh takes on such internationally acclaimed songs as “Shout to the Lord,” “Hosanna” and “Worthy is the Lamb,” as well as the Houghton-penned “Jesus at the Center.” The custom versions include a “deluxe” CD/DVD combination, an ebook with songs, and an iTunes LP® that includes video plus bonus resources, song devotional videos and more.
The companion Revealing Jesus book was poured out from the pages of Zschech’s personal journals. Honest, raw, and beautifully written, the devotional contains meditations and Scriptures revealing the heart of Jesus. These devotions are designed to inspire and encourage the reader’s journey,especially when times are hard, tenderly calling readers to sit at the feet of the Lord, learn from His wisdom, embrace His love and experience His peace.
Taking her music and message to conferences across the U.S. this year, Zschech will be featured during the Joyce Meyer Conference in Portland, OR (May 24 – June 1), at the Wave Conference in Virginia Beach, VA (July 31 – Aug. 4) and at the Imagine Women’s Conference in Los Angeles, CA (Nov 1 –2).
About Darlene Zschech:
A worship leader, pastor, singer, songwriter, speaker and author, who has led millions of Christians in worship, Zschech has written and performed over eighty songs, including such global anthems as “Shout To The Lord,” a song that is sung by an estimated 30 million churchgoers every week and hasbeen covered by at least twenty other artists. She has also penned bestselling books, such as Extravagant Worship, The Kiss of Heaven and The Art of Mentoring, which combined have been translated into 19 languages. As a teenager, she sang jingles for McDonalds, Special K, KFC and Diet Coke, and in the year 2000, she received the Gospel Music Association International Award for her impact on the Global Church. While serving as a worship leader and pastor for Sydney’s Hillsong Church, Darlene wrote for, performed on and helped produce 16 Gold and Platinum-selling live Hillsong albums.
Today, Darlene and her husband, Mark, are senior pastors of Hope Unlimited Church on the Central Coast of New South Wales, Australia, and together founded HOPE: Global (www.hope-global.org) and work with Compassion International, serving the world’s poorest of the poor. The couple has three daughters, Chloe, Zoe and Amy, a granddaughter, Ava Pearl, and a grandson, Roman Emmanuel Mark. Learn more about Darlene Zschech and RevealingJesus at www.darlenezschech.com.
About RGM-NEW BREED Music:
RGM-NEW BREED Music was formed by merging Israel Houghton’s NEW BREED and Galley Molina’s RGM (Reverence Gospel Media) to create this new multimedia and music company. In addition to Zschech’s Revealing Jesus and Houghton’s Jesus At The Center, RGM-NEW BREED is getting ready to launch I’m in Love with a Church Girl, a feature film written and produced by Molina and set to release in 2013. Houghton executive-produced the film, produced the soundtrack and provided additional scoring, marking his first foray into the faith-based feature films genre. See www.rgmusa.com for more information.
About Bethany House Publishers:
Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group, has been publishing high-quality books for over 50 years. One of the largest publishers of Christian books, Baker Publishing Group is composed of six divisions: Bethany House, Revell, BakerBooks, Baker Academic, Chosen Books and Brazos Press. Baker Publishing Group is also the exclusive publisher of GOD’S WORD® Translation. Bethany House offices are located in Bloomington, MN, and Baker Publishing Group is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For more information, please visit www.bakerpublishinggroup.com.
About Integrity Music:
Integrity Music is a division of David C Cook, a nonprofit global resource provider serving the Church with life-transforming materials. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, Integrity Music’s resources are distributed in more than 160 countries and sold worldwide. Additional information can be found at www.integritymusic.com.
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