GRAMMY® winner Chris Tomlin is preparing to unveil his eleventh studio album, Never Lose Sight, available everywhere October 21. Following in the footsteps of several chart-topping albums, Never Lose Sight features 11 new songs, including the beloved track "Good Good Father," which hit No. 1 on Billboard's Christian Digital Songs, Hot Christian Songs and Christian Airplay charts, also topping the MediaBase Christian Audience chart.
“I think joy is at the heart of this album because of what Jesus has done for us, and that’s what I hope people take away from this music," Tomlin said. "I pray your hearts are lifted up and filled with joy when you hear these songs.”
The album will feature special guests, including American Idol alum Danny Gokey and worship leader Kim Walker-Smith, with the deluxe version delivering three additional tracks, including "Kyrie Eleison," a collaboration between Tomlin, Matt Maher, Matt Redman and Jason Ingram.
The one night only event, Worship Night In America: An Evening Of Unity And Prayer For Our Country, will take place on October 25, as believers nationwide fill theaters, hearing impactful messages from best-selling author Max Lucado and internationally known speaker, pastor and author Louie Giglio, along with powerful declarations of worship through songs led by Tomlin, Matt Redman, Matt Maher, Phil Wickham, Kim Walker-Smith and Tasha Cobbs. Theaters have already begun to sell out, with screens continuing to be added due to high demand.
Now, his most recent single and K-LOVE “Song of the Year,” Good Good Father (written by Pat Barrett and Tony Brown), lends inspiration to the children’s picture book of the same name, available Oct. 4, 2016. This delightful story is Tomlin’s first book for children, co-written with Pat Barrett, and will leave little ones with a greater understanding of who God is and of who they are because they are loved by Him. Good Good Father will be published in partnership between Tommy Nelson and Passion Publishing.
“What an exciting journey to write my first children’s book,” said Tomlin. “Being a dad makes this so special. It’s my prayer that Good Good Father helps children understand the amazing reality that we can call God our Father, that we are His beloved sons and daughters. It’s a simple, yet powerful story—one that has been kid-tested in my own home and a joy to watch my girls experience.”
Good Good Father is the story of a bear named Tucker whose life and townspeople are forever changed when they learn just how great the King's love is for them. Along the way, Tucker encounters a variety of curious, humorous animals who each know one great thing about the King. However, they each have limited views of what makes him good. This is a precious story that will leave children with a greater assurance that God truly is a good, good Father and they are loved by Him.
“Just as they make worship so accessible, Chris and Pat help little ones experience and understand the overwhelming love of God,” said Laura Minchew, Senior Vice President and Publisher of Gift Books, Children’s Books and New Media at Thomas Nelson. “Children have so many thoughts about what God is like. This endearing, yet profound book helps children (and adults) see that God is a teacher, a warrior, a doctor, a provider, a musician, and so much more because first of all He is truly a good, good Father.”