Jared Anderson to release The Narrow Road
Published 09 August 2012
Worship singer and songwriter Jared Anderson will be releasing his first solo album in over three years on 4 September.
Jared is worship leader at New Life Church in Colorado Springs and was a founding member of the Desperation Band. His songs, “Rescue,” “Amazed,”“Great I Am,” and “Glorified”, are sung in church services around the world.
The Narrow Road, out from Integrity, features 13 tracks inspired by John Bunyan's masterpiece, Pilgrim's Progress.
“Like The Pilgrim’s Progress, this album tells the stories of trials and how they shouldn’t define us,” explains Anderson. “Instead, they prepare us for the destination.
“The enemy is the distracter. He wants to kill our focus. He wants to destroy the unity between us and God. So walking ‘the narrow road’ isn’t an option for followers of Jesus. Matthew 7:13-14 tells us plainly that it’s a necessity.”
The Narrow Road features new songs inspired by Anderson's own spiritual pilgrimage, like "According to his Word" and "Impossible Possible".
It also includes two favourites, the worship anthem “Great I Am” and the Desperation classic “I Am Free,” which features his former bandmates Glenn Packiam and Jon Egan.
“It was fun to work on a recording with Jon and Glenn again, even if it was just for one song," says Jared.
"And this version of ‘I Am Free’ was a chance to celebrate a song that’s been meaningful to us personally and to church congregations for years.”
In addition to recording his new album, Jared and his wife, Megan, are in the process of adopting two orphans, John Diego and Christine, from Haiti.
They will join their four children - Everett, Beckett, Francie, and Lyla.
“We can’t wait until they’re home with us in Colorado,” says Jared. “God is doing something in our home and our family.We’re just trying to be obedient to him.”
He continues: “Sunday is the rehearsal. It’s during the rest of the week that we walk out our faith.”
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