Bethel Live releases its all-new, full-length CD/DVD, For The Sake Of The World, today from Bethel Music. Recorded live at Bethel Church in Redding, Calif., the project is receiving wide critical acclaim as it delivers inspiring new worship songs led by Brian and Jenn Johnson, Jeremy Riddle, William Matthews and Steffany Frizzell-Gretzinger.
For The Sake Of The World is the heart cry, and a declaration, by the Bethel Music artists widely known for their passionate, intimate worship. Merging organic, authentic rhythms with driving electric sounds, Bethel Music pushes the musical boundaries of corporate worship and invites the listener to experience fresh encounters with God.
Offering a glimpse into the new recording, Bethel Live released a video of the title track, and the album is already being touted by the critics.
AllAboutWorship.com says: “With such depth of lyrics written for the church to sing, memorable melodies and talented musicians, For The Sake Of The World is an album you will definitely want to add to your collection for both personal and corporate worship.”
In addition to the 13-track For The Sake Of The World CD, the combination “digipak” product features a DVD that contains all 13 songs plus “The Arts,” “Community,” “Culture,” “Presence” and “The World” behind-the-scenes videos.
For the first time, Bethel Music also releases an iTunes LP. The For The Sake Of The World LP features all 13 audio and video tracks on the CD and DVD, all five behind-the-scenes videos, plus 11 song charts, a photo gallery, album credits, social media links for Bethel artists and the Worship U video featuring information on the Online Bethel School of Worship.
Produced by Brian Johnson, Ian McIntosh and Jeffrey Kunde, For The Sake Of The World also features Chris Quilala (Jesus Culture) on drums; Brian Johnson and Kunde on acoustic guitar; Mike Pope and Kunde on Electric Guitar; Brandon Aaronson and Mackenzie on bass; McIntosh on Keys; and additional percussion, violin, cello, lap steel and background vocalists.
“You can't help but want to join in the worship," LouderThanTheMusic.com says. "A truly epic album. [You will] worship God, and then go out and change the world.”