This project was definitely one of the highlights of my career. I was invited to write the press bio (and Song by Song Synopsis) for Steven Curtis Chapman‘s first worship project, Worship and Believe. This icon of Christian music has sold more than 11 million albums over his 30-year career, and yet this album is his first foray into corporate worship music for the church.
I spent a good part of the day at the Chapman’s home, hearing his story and gathering the details.
Part of the challenge with this project was to not only capture the newsworthiness of the project but to do it in a way that delicately handled the backstory. As most know, Chapman’s daughter was killed in an accident at the Chapman’s home, and that loss will forever influence his work as an artist and minister.
Through that tragedy, hope emerged, and is captured on this album, which forms presents 10 core truths from Scripture as “proclamations of Truth that we can declare together,” Chapman says.