Over his stellar 10 year career, BEC Recordings' artist Jeremy Camp has established himself with these landmark accolades: over 3.5 million albums sold, Four RIAA Gold-selling studio albums including his debut album; One RIAA Multi-Platinum long-form video; 32 No. 1 Radio Hits across all formats; GRAMMY nominated project for his album Speaking Louder Than Before; three American Music 50 Billboard Christian Songs of the Decade; Billboard's No.2 Christian Song of the Year for 2012; Four ASCAP Songwriter of the Year awards; ASCAP Song of the Year award; Five Dove Awards including two-time Male Vocalist of the Year. Jeremy is a Compassion International artist.
Even with this success, Camp says God has brought him to a place where he could, if the day ever came, surrender music. "Not that is wouldn't be a challenge," says Camp, "but I wouldn't be devestated because this is not my life. Christ is my life".
It is with this mindset that Camp wrote the title track, "Reckless," the first single on the album. "Reckless" tugs at the listener with its call-to-action lyrics: "I'll lay my life down and give it up/ I'll give it up...I will not be afraid to surrender my way to follow who you are/ I want to be reckless."
Camp invites you to be Reckless - to life without any hesitations.
Other themes in this album:
*"The Way You Love Me - reminder of God's love and what our reaction should be because of it
*"We Need" - showing tangible ways of how we show God's love
*"Come Alive" - speaks to how alive we should feel in Christ
About The Book, I Still Believe:
Christian recording artist Jeremy Camp has written songs that have touched millions of lives. His lyrics reveal a heart that’s been broken and a faith that has been tested and restored.
In I Still Believe, Jeremy shares, with unflinching candor and emotion, the extraordinary story behind his award-winning lyrics–from his impoverished childhood, rebellious teenage years, and spiritual awakening at Bible College, to the tragic loss of his first wife, Melissa, to cancer and the heart-wrenching spiritual journey that followed–a journey that reignited Jeremy’s faith, inspired some of his most beloved songs, and paved the way for a second chance at love with his second wife, Adrienne.
This memoir is a must-read for Jeremy Camp fans everywhere, and an inspiring, encouraging read for anyone who has ever experienced loss.
Back in 2011 I had the opportunity to review the book, I Still Believe by Jeremy Camp, and was truly amazed at the journey he has traveled and how God has used him to minister to the world. (you can see my review here).
Thanks to Merge PR, I recently had the opportunity to review his most recent CD, Reckless, and it is one of my favorites this year from Christian music! Not only is the music catchy but with heartfelt lyrics you will be challenged to live recklessly for Christ, wherever you are and in whatever you do. My most favorite tracks are the title track, Reckless, Reign In Me and Sign. But honestly, the entire CD is fantastic. It is classic Jeremy Camp but it is clear that he has a powerful message to send to his fans, to live a reckless life! It is one CD that needs to be in your CD collection for sure! Both my husband and I are loving the CD, and my heart warms each time I hear my six year old singing the chorus to both Reckless and Reign in Me!
If this is the first time hearing music by Jeremy Camp, it's a great place to start and if you are a long standing fan, like myself, it's one of his best CD's to date! An upbeat CD with a contemporary feel that will not disappoint.
I highly recommend this CD and give it a huge thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can purchase Reckless by Jeremy Camp, as well as his memoir, I Still Believe, at your favorite Christian Bookstore!
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