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Tuesday 14th August 2012

Bebo Norman returns with 'Lights Of Distant Cities' album

BEST SELLING singer/songwriter Bebo Norman has his latest album 'Lights Of Distant Cities' released through BEC Recordings on 23rd October. The songsmith spoke about the single "The Broken" from the project. He said, "'The Broken' is one of those songs that seems to have just written itself somehow. I was in a season of really struggling with the darkness of the world around me. As we all see on a daily basis, much seems to be crumbling around us on so many different cultural, political, spiritual and social landscapes. I wanted so desperately a definitive answer from God, a shelter from the madness, a rescue of sorts, some glimmer of hope.

"And then I went to a Compassion International dinner and heard an African man speak on poverty - first hand, his own account of growing up among the extreme poor. And he surprised me with his take on things. Real poverty, he said, is not a lack of food or water, a lack of clothing or resources, a lack of sanitation or education. REAL poverty, he said, is a lack of hope. The poverty of the soul. This man had escaped from the chains of poverty in his life, as he put it, not as much by finding more food or more water or more "things", but by finding Christ himself - the Hope of the world." CR

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