Songs for the Cross Centered Life

Release Date: May 1, 2004

Songs for the Cross Centered Life is a worship CD inspired by a book. What C.J. Mahaney’s book does in print, this CD does in 14 cross-centered songs. Five of them are new and nine are updated favorites from earlier recordings. The CD includes a booklet that contains the entire first chapter from The Cross Centered Life, making the project an inspiring reminder of how to preach the gospel to ourselves and equipping us with songs that help us do just that.

“‘My heart is filled with a thousand songs proclaiming the glories of Calvary.’ This line from the chorus of ‘The Glories of Calvary’ by Steve and Vikki Cook explains why we produced Songs for the Cross Centered Life. Using various musical styles ranging from Celtic to pop, from classical to gospel rock, we extol the glories of the Lamb who was slain for our sins. Some of the songs may be familiar, some you’ll be hearing for the first time. But all of them are simply a distant echo of the glorious new song being sung around the heavenly throne. Our prayer is that as you listen, you will be drawn to worship the Savior whose cross will ever be the center of our lives.” — Bob Kauflin

“I’m no singer (ask my friends), but I love to sing about the cross. A Christian’s heart should be brimming every day with the song of Calvary…. If like me you can’t play an instrument, worship to recorded music. There is no better way to start each day than to employ songs and hymns that speak of the cross with clarity and power.” —C.J. Mahaney, from The Cross Centered Life