Faith and Music: Pizza Ranch Living Hope‬ NEW CD Review and GIVEAWAY

 Life is busy enough, but I still know how important it is to include worship into my hectic schedule. That is why I really enjoy worship in the form of music. It is a fun way to glorify God and can be really uplifting for the soul.

I recently had the chance to listen to the new Pizza Ranch Living Hope CD, and I must say I really enjoyed it! Living Hope contains a collection of brand new songs by some of today's most popular Christian artists. I actually keep my CD in the car. Whether I'm just heading out to the local grocery store or going on a summer outing, this is truly the perfect compilation of inspiring and upbeat tunes for when you're on the go (also great for singing along).

About Pizza Ranch:
Adrie Groeneweg had a dream that started in Hull, IA, in 1981, when he was just 19 years old. It was simple. Why does everyone have to drive out of town to get a pizza? With just six specialty and single topping pizza recipes developed by Adrie's mother, Lorraine, Pizza Ranch was born. Pizza Ranch's vision and mission is to glorify God by positively impacting the world and to give every guest a legendary experience. They have 190+ locations across 13 states including Iowa, Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.

About The Living Hope CD Project:
On June 2, 2015, Pizza Ranch released a CD called Living Hope containing twelve songs from many of their favorite Christian artists. Most of the songs are brand-new and written exclusively for this CD around the theme of Hope. Artists include Colton Dixon, Francesca Batistelli, Ellie Holcomb, Sidewalk Prophets, Kevin Max, Bart Millard, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill, Michael W. Smith, and Mark Schultz.

From Adrie Groeneweg, President & CEO of Pizza Ranch, Inc.: "This album has a very special meaning for Pizza Ranch. Although Pizza Ranch is not in the music business, many things have been happening, conversations have been taking place and doors have been opening for this album. Through these events, I believe it was obvious that God has been behind this for His specific purpose and putting it on our hearts to collectively create this project. As such, we call this our miracle album, Living Hope."

The Living Hope CD contains twelve brand new tracks by some of today's amazing Christian artists:
  1. Future  by Francesca Batistelli
  2. Blind  by Colton Dixon
  3. My All In All  by Phil Wickham
  4. Hold Onto Hope   by Ellie Holcomb
  5. Savior's Arms  by Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill
  6. Overcome the World  by Mark Schultz
  7. Panic Button  by Kevin Max
  8. Hope of Heaven  by Michael W. Smith
  9. Till I Met You  by Laura Story
  10. A Little Hope  by Bart Millard
  11. What Are You Waiting For  by Sidewalk Prophets
  12. Day One (Acoustic Version)   by Matthew West

    It's really difficult to choose a favorite song on this CD, because they're all so good. Hope of Heaven by Michael W. Smith and Future by Francesca Batistelli are two very powerful tracks full of emotion. Panic Button by Kevin Max is a fun tune that really gets me going. I find myself getting in the groove every time I hear it. Blind by Colton Dixon is another favorite of mine. Honestly I can go on and on about how great the songs are on this CD. I really enjoyed each and every one of them and they all put out such a great message.

     Kevin Max introduces Panic Button from the Living Hope album 

    Francesca Battistelli Introduces Future from the Living Hope Album

    The Living Hope CD will be available to purchase for $5 plus tax, exclusively at Pizza Ranch restaurants. Don't have a Pizza Ranch location near you? No worries...the entire album will also be available to download on the Pizza Ranch website now through August 31, 2015.

    I've yet to visit a Pizza Ranch, since there are none located in my region, but if I'm ever in the area of one, that will be my first stop to eat. I can hope and pray that they decide to come out to the east coast one day. We have a lot of pizza shops out here, some of which are great, but it would be really wonderful to have one that puts out such a positive mission statement as they do.

    You can read more about this wonderful endeavor in their press release, Pizza Ranch Extends Hope to Diners via Music Compilation Project. You can also connect with Pizza Ranch via social media on Facebook and Twitter.

    I’ve also been presented with the opportunity to host a giveaway for Our Everyday Harvest readers. One winner will receive their very own CD copy of this awesome collection of music!  

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    Only one entrant per mailing address, per giveaway. If you have won a prize from our sponsor Propeller / FlyBy Promotions in the last 30 days, you are not eligible to win. Or if you have won the same prize on another blog, you are not eligible to win it again. Winner is subject to eligibility verification.