‘Sing The Bible With Slugs & Bugs’ Helps Families Learn God’s Word
Sing The Bible, the fourth installment in the popular Slugs & Bugs series for families, bows August 12. Written and performed by acclaimed singer/songwriter Randall Goodgame and produced by Ben Shive (Brandon Heath, Jeremy Camp), Sing The Bible is the first Slugs & Bugs release to feature exclusively word-for-word Scripture songs.
Highlights of the project include “Freedom” (Galatians 5:1, John 8:36), showcasing The African Children’s Choir; “Alien” (Deuteronomy 14:21), featuring spoken dialogue from Sally Lloyd-Jones, best-selling author of The Jesus Storybook Bible; “For Us” (1 John 3:16), with guest vocals by Goodgame’s daughter, Livi; and “Old Testament Song” and “New Testament Song,” which teach the Books of the Bible.
With pop, world beat and bluegrass influences, Sing The Bible features musical contributions from such top names as Ron Block (Alison Krauss & Union Station), Stuart Duncan (Dolly Parton, Yo-Yo Ma), Dan Needham (Michael McDonald, Chris Tomlin), Jeff Taylor (Elvis Costello, Paul Simon), and acclaimed instrumentalist/vocalist Buddy Greene, among others.
“These songs were written to help families learn Scripture together,” Goodgame says. “My grand hope is that these Slugs & Bugs songs will help fasten God’s Word to the heart of all who listen. The musicians on Sing The Bible are some of the world’s best, and they did a masterful job of keeping the focus first and foremost on lifting up Scripture.”
A singer and sought-after songwriter, Goodgame has penned selections for Caedmon’s Call, VeggieTales, Jason Gray and Ginny Owens, among others. Along with award-winning singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson, Goodgame created Slugs & Bugs & Lullabies in 2007 to an overwhelming response from parents. Goodgame, who now helms the series, has released A Slugs & Bugs Christmas (2010) and 2011’s Slugs & Bugs Under Where?, as well as a Slugs & Bugs Vacation Bible School curriculum. His popular Slugs & Bugs LIVE concert for families makes numerous tour stops across the country each year.