It was announced in January that the ministries of Compassion International, David C Cook, and Integrity Music are releasing the FAITHFUL Project, a collaborative project encapsulating a book, music, and live events. The album, titled FAITHFUL: Go and Speak is slated to drop April 30 and the FAITHFUL book will release May 1.
The FAITHFUL Project began to come to life in the winter before the pandemic when a group of well-known and respected authors and songwriters gathered as a community to write and share songs. Their work came to be known as FAITHFUL, songs and stories of God’s kindness to women throughout history and here with us today.
Today, “A Woman,” the debut single from the twelve-song album, is now available on all digital platforms. The song features six-time GRAMMY® Award winner Amy Grant and multi-GMA Dove Award® winner Ellie Holcomb. A lyric video is also available and can be viewed below.
Along with “A Woman,” each song on the special thematic album features a woman telling the story of God’s faithfulness throughout Scripture to the present day. The story of Mary Magdalene is shared in “A Woman” and was written by Holcomb, New York Times® best-selling author Ann Voskamp, and artist Sarah Macintosh.
This unprecedented collaboration between artists and authors has led to a stunning collection of poetry and resonance through song. Other artists involved on the album along with Grant and Holcomb are Sandra McCracken, Ginny Owens, Leslie Jordan, Christy Nockels, Rachael Lampa, Kelly Minter, Sarah Macintosh, Savannah Locke, Sarah Kroger, Christa Wells, Ann Voskamp, Tamar Chipp, Jess Ray, Janice Gaines, Trilla Newbell and Taylor Leonhardt.
“Who knew that the deep, unspoken broken of so many years as a woman could be healed through this divine song that pulses with the heartbeat of the Father for His daughters,” shares Ann Voskamp upon hearing the final recording of the song. “Who knew that the story, straight out of Scripture, of Mary Magdelene, set to song, could touch old wounds, change the refrain of a woman’s heart beat now? Who knew how the heart was aching for the relief — and release — of this song? ‘A Woman’ is a song, a heart cry, a healing, for every woman.”
Compassion International, David C Cook, and Integrity Music, in partnership with Halogen Entertainment, are thrilled to share the beautiful work of FAITHFUL, an invitation to experience and celebrate the faithfulness of God like never before, with readers and listeners everywhere.
As previously publicized, the FAITHFUL book, is an eclectic collection of written stories, lyrics, photos, and art created and curated by some of the most thought-provoking and influential Christian artists and authors of our time. Amanda Bible Williams, Ann Voskamp, Ginny Owens, Kelly Minter, Kelly Needham, Lisa Harper, Raechel Myers, Ruth Chou Simons, Sally Lloyd-Jones, Sarah Macintosh, Savannah Locke, and Trillia Newbell, along with an introduction by Amy Grant, gathered to create this keepsake book that celebrates God and the enduring legacy of women in the Bible.
FAITHFUL will kick off with its ticketed livestream event in May, followed by a multi-city tour within the year, featuring the artists and authors involved in the project. These events are being produced by Compassion LIVE, established in 2014 by Compassion International, which produces life-changing events that share the message of faith and impact the church for children around the world.