Don Moen Philippine Tour 2015

Don Moen, the worship leader-singer-songwriter-producer acclaimed worldwide for his anointed worship songs, is scheduled to return to Manila for an evening of contemporary Christian music on Oct. 1 at CCF Center, Ortigas Center!

Wait, there's more! Ovation Production, the organizer of the event, has also scheduled concerts in some of the key cities in the country which includes Cebu and Bacolod City!

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FREE CONCERT: 7eventh Time Down LIVE in Manila

American Christian rock band "7eventh Time Down" is coming to Manila for another 4REAL concert at Cathedral of Praise! So list down your Harvest List now and invite your unsaved, friends, relatives or loved ones. They are performing on three consecutive nights:

September 25 FRIDAY 7:00 PM
September 26 SATURDAY 6:00 PM
September 27 SUNDAY 3:00 PM

Admission is absolutely FREE.
Ticket distribution will start in September.
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Pronounced "Seventh Time Down",  7eventh Time Down is an American Christian rock band from Mount Vernon, Kentucky. Their debut album, Alive In You, was released on September 13, 2011. The Band supports Cure International, a nonprofit organization that assists kids who have physical disabilities.

Their newest album "God Is on the Move" is now available!


Alive In You (2011)
Just Say Jesus (2013)
God Is on the Move (2015)
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Bethel Music Live in Manila | Becca Music Inc.

Another amazing night of worship, glorious inspiration, uplifting music, life-igniting lyrics and more!

A band hailing from Redding, California, Bethel Music will lead worship live in Manila for the first time on October 17, 2015!

Over the last four years, Bethel Music has grown from being a local church music ministry to becoming a global outreach featuring a team of songwriters and worship leaders, over half a dozen albums, chart-topping songs, and both online and on-campus worship schools.

We are blessed to have them here in the Philippines this year to usher us into another worship history, bringing the year to a powerfully inspiring close. Don’t let this historic event pass you by!  Join them in worship as they lead with songs such as, “You Make Me Brave”, “It Is Well”, “Forever”, “One Thing Remains” and many more.

Mark your calendars for BETHEL MUSIC Live in Manila this October 17, 2015!

Tickets are now available!

Patron (reserved seating)       P 1500
Upper A (reserved seating) P 1000
Upper B Premium (reserved seating) P 600
Upper B Regular (free seating) P 300

For tickets, call Ticketnet at 911.5555 or go to

For reservations, click this link.

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The 36th Manila International Book Fair

The country’s biggest book event is right around the corner: the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), which heads back to the SMX Convention Center at the SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City on Sept. 16-20, 2015.

Now on its 36th year, the MIBF still remains the country’s big8gest and longest-running book fair. It showcases the largest and most varied collection of literature for leisure and academic reading. Everything you need from fiction bestsellers, to textbooks, to graphic novels, and even educational materials are all under one roof. Moreover, the MIBF is also the go-to venue for this year’s most awaited book launches and signings, dialogues with readers, contests, and other literary events.)

After three decades, it has evolved from an event for the publishing industry and the academe to one of the most-awaited exhibitions for all sorts of readers. The MIBF has become a gathering of sorts for bookworms of all ages and walks of life to celebrate the joys of reading and the knowledge each book brings about. It has also been providing a venue for the exchange of ideas amongst players in the publishing and academic industry.

Updated List of Exhibitors
(As of July 29, 2015)

1. Abiva Publishing House, Inc.
2. Academic Book Sales, Inc.
3. Adarna House, Inc.
4. Adbox Book Distributors
5. Alexan Commercial
6. Alpha Stream Marketing
7. Anvil Publishing, Inc.
8. Asia Pacific Publishers Association (APPA)/Asean Book Publishers Association (ABPA)
9. Asia/Pacific Circulation Exponents, Inc. (APCEI)
10. Ateneo de Manila University Press
11. Bantay OCW Foundation, Inc.
12. Bayard Assumption Media Foundation
13. Belview Co., Inc.
14. Book Trends Enterprises
15. Bridge Publications, Inc.
16. Brilliant Creations Publishing, Inc.
17. C & E Publishing, Inc.
18. Catholic Book Center
19. CD Books International, Inc.
20. Cengage Learning
21. Central Books Supply, Inc.
22. Christian Growth Ministries, Inc. (CGM)
23. Christian Literature Crusade
24. Church Strengthening Ministry, Inc.
25. Claretian Communications Foundation, Inc.
26. Creative Mind Books Center
27. CRW Marketing Services for Publishers, Inc.
28. Cunanan Map House
29. Data Science and Technology Corporation
30. Edcrisch International, Inc.
31. Elsevier
32. Emerald Headway Distributors, Inc.
33. F & J de Jesus, Inc.
34. Far Eastern University Publications
35. Fastbooks Educational Supply Inc.
36. Felta Multi-Media, Inc.
37. Filway Marketing, Inc.
38. Forefront Book Co., Inc.
39. Fujian Publishing Industry Trading Co., Ltd.
40. Fully Booked (Sketch Books, Inc.)
41. Global International Education Link Enterprises Col.
42. Goethe-Institut Philippinen
43. Golden Books Services, Inc.
44. Great Books Trading
45. Grolier International - Cyclophil Division
46. Gunnar Lie & Associates
47. Heartshaper/Lighthouse Educational Corporation
48. High Access Line Phils. Corp.
49. IBC Book Consolidators, Inc.
50. IBON Foundation, Inc.
51. iGroup
52. Ilaw ng Tahanan Publishing Corporation
53. IRH Press Co., Ltd. (Happy Science)
54. Jesuit Communications Foundation, Inc.
55. Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino
56. Lighthouse Inspirational Books and Gifts, Inc.
57. Linar Educational Materials, Inc.
58. Logos Publications, Inc.
59. Lyric Piano and Organ Corp.
60. Maxcor Publishing House, Inc.
61. Meganon Comics Publishing House
62. Megatexts Phil., Inc.
63. Mind Mover Publishing House, Inc.
64. MSA Publishing House
65. National Book Store, Inc.
66. National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP)
67. Navigator Ministries, Inc.
68. New Century Books
69. New Day Publishers
70. OMF Literature Inc.
71. Overseas Publishers’ Representatives Association of the Philippines (OPRAP)
72. Paulines Publishing House
73. Perbadan Kota Buku
74. Periplus Editions (HK) Ltd
75. Philippine Bible Society
76. Philippine Christian Book Store (PCBS)
77. Phoenix Educational Systems, Inc.
78. Precious Pages Corp.
79. Publishers Group West
80. Readers Knowledge Bookstore
81. Rex Book Store, Inc.
82. Shepherd House Publishers, Inc.
83. Shepherd's Voice Publications, Inc.
84. Sinag-Tala Publishers
85. St Pauls
86. St. Mary's Publishing Corporation
87. St. Matthew's Publishing Corporation
88. Summit Publishing Co., Inc.
89. The Bookmark, Inc.
90. The Ramakrishna Society of the Philippines, Inc.
91. Touchlife Global Foundation Inc.
92. Tradewinds Books
93. University of Santo Tomas Publishing House
94. University of the Philippines Press
95. Vibal Group
96. Viva PSICOM Publishing Corp.
97. Wiseman's Books Trading, Inc.
98. Word & Life Publications
99. WS Pacific Publications, Inc.

1. Blue Silver and Black Marketing
2. Cosmos Bazar Inc.
3. Gentle Star Trading Corporation
4. Jevzam's Enterprise
5. LPI Rack Range Phils. Corp.
6. Merr-C Society of the Word Foundation, Inc.
7. Mindwerks - The Toy Shoppe
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Planetshakers LIVE in MANILA [DAY 2] Journal + Concert Setlist

Hi guys! This is the continuation of my yesterday’s blog post which features my Planetshakers concert journal.

The second night of Planetshakers’ concert here in Manila was incredible. Aside from the energetic praise and worship, what I like the most was the time when Rudy Nikkerud exhorted about the all-sufficient, all-access power which our Father in heaven has for us. He has turned his testimony about his early years in the ministry to a powerful message which has challenged everyone.  There was also this profound moment when Sam Evans prayed for healing, and I know many people have been delivered and healed in Jesus’ name.

Truly, I can say that Filipinos love Planetshakers. No wonder that the Australian worship band scheduled two worship nights in the Philippines,

three—including the one in General Santos City. As Joth Hunt always says, Philippines is one of their favorite places.

Just right after the concert, like on the first night, Planetshakers has again made a time for autograph signing—the thing Filipinos are most excited about; but the sad part, this time no more selfies nor picture takings with the band allowed to accommodate all the concertgoers who want their stuff get autographed. Still, I’m so happy because my newly bought Even Greater CD+DVD was signed. :)

As for the setlist, there was no big difference in it on the two nights. As I have promised, I have for you in here the concert setlist for both nights; but please take note that the list I have may be incomplete or jumbled because I had to get out once in a while to go to House of Praise merchandise booth where I was volunteering. Thank you so much for understanding! :)

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Planetshakers LIVE in MANILA [DAY 1] Journal

Maybe a lot of you guys know that I am an album collector, and I collect Christian albums, strictly. One of the Christian Artists whose albums I collect is Planetshakers from Melbourne, Australia. From first listen of their song in 2009, it became one of my dreams to see them in person. Years passed, a lot of their concerts were held here in my beloved country, the Philippines, but I never had the chance to attend any of those events. Until this year, I really never knew nor expected that I would meet them face to face! Whoa!

In 2014, April particularly, I’ve had the chance to watch a worship concert FOR THE FIRST TIME, that was Hillsong United’s Zion Tour. From that event on, I promised to myself that I will never miss any concert again. Should I call it concert madness? LOL. Name it, there’s Saved Festival with Esterlyn, Israel Houghton, Victory Worship, and Francis Chan; there was also Cindy Cruse-Ratcliff, and the latest on my list was Hillsong Worship No Other Name Asia Tour last April the 10th.

When I heard that Planetshakers is coming to town, I said to myself, THIS IS IT! Just weeks after the tickets been opened for selling, I bought myself a ticket so that the mistake of yesterday will not be repeated again. The amazing part was, a very, very good and generous friend from House of Praise, let’s call her “Ms. K,” sent me a message asking me and my sister if we would like to volunteer for House of Praise event merchandise crew, promising us an access pass. In my spirit, I just felt so blessed, and because of that, we said YES! My ticket that I bought? I gave it to my friend, concert buddy, Divina. :) By the way, that ticket is for today, the second night of Planetshakers' concert here in Manila.

Last night’s concert is simply amazing. ‘Twas so surreal, di ko akalaing ma-mi-meet and greet ko sila!! Because my sister and I hold access passes, we can literally roam around and go to different corners of Araneta Coliseum. I will never forget how my heart exploded when we went to the backstage before the concert started; we were standing right behind the Planetshakers worship team! It was so unbelievable and unexpected—I have taken a photo of Joth Hunt’s back, look:

After the concert, Planetshakers made the time to sign the loots of the concertgoers. This was also unexpected in the concert. I was so happy and rejoicing, we were the first in line to get our stuff signed by the band. I can’t really fathom the favor of the Lord—‘twas a dream come true.

Now, for those of you who didn’t make it to yesterday’s event, I’ll update you maybe tomorrow of the concert setlist including that of tonight. While for those of you who are attending the concert later, hope to see you around! :) THANK YOU!

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5 Habits: What Classical Music Can Teach Us About Pursuing God

Author: Misty Tolle of Worship

Worship leaders are musicians, so it makes sense to translate some lessons from our high art into something transformative for our lives on a whole. Here are 5 of them.

1. Follow a Master
Musicians know that in order to get to the top of our game we need a master teacher to show us the way. Every week we subject ourselves to their critiques and wisdom. We deliberately become imitators of our teachers; breathing where they breathe and sounding like they sound.

Two weeks ago, my husband came with me to hear one of my students play in a recital. He looked at me while she played and whispered incredulously, “I hear you in her!”
Paul said multiple times in the scriptures, “Be followers of me, even as I follow Christ.” Here, he uses the Greek mimeomai or mimetes which means “to mimic” or “imitate.” How much quicker would we grow spiritually if we became imitators of Godly men and women who know far more than us? What would our lives look like even a year from now if we began to spend time weekly letting these everyday teachers pour into our lives?

2. Pick Yourself Up, Dust Yourself Off, and Do It Fast!
The hardest moment in a musical performance is the instant right after you really mess up. Sports psychologists know that athletes experience this same challenge. In those moments just following that huge flub that EVERYONE heard, your mental dialogue can be pretty destructive. Your mind will say things like, “Just give up, you’ve already wrecked it, and what’s the use in continuing?” Great musicians know that the best thing they can do in that moment is immediately FORGET what just happened by focusing all the attention on what is coming next. As we hone in on the present and focus our energy on that next phrase, we find ourselves creating the music we were meant to make.

The brilliant writer Paul said it this way, “But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” That means when we aren’t perfect, we deliberately chose to forget and press forward. It means we don’t give ourselves the luxury of stopping for that ever-familiar and prolonged personal flogging that we are so adept at giving ourselves. There’s no time for that. We are in the middle of things. Instead, we press on.

3. Work in Small Increments
It’s a lie that all great musicians practice 6 hours a day. ‘But wait’, you say! ‘We’ve all heard of the “10,000-Hour Rule”, claiming that the key to success in any field is a matter of practicing a task for a total of about 10,000 hours.’ So if we aren’t practicing all day, how do we get there?

Allow me to put it this way. Small chunks of time invested daily or every other day over a lifetime add up to great things. In the life of a musician, we find ourselves practicing during commercials, warming up on our car-rides to the gig, and interspersing musical calisthenics between other necessities like folding laundry and cooking dinner. It’s not glamorous, but it gets the job done.
In Galatians, the Bible says, “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” There are times when we just don’t feel like praying or spending that time meditating on The Word and if anyone were to look at our crazy schedules, they would agree with us that we don’t have the time. If we commit to doing it anyway, by finding and utilizing those in-between moments to their fullest effect, there are promises attached to our hard work. Just take it in small increments, like great musicians do and see how the time adds up to something life changing.

4. Have a Routine
Great musicians don’t practice long, we practice smart. We carefully develop daily routines and stick to them religiously. These routines keep the muscles agile, the reflexes honed, and the small motor skills necessary for high performance at-the-ready. My routine lasts about 45 minutes a day. It takes me from high to low, from loud to soft, from fast to slow and so on. It is built to be demanding. If I do it daily, I know that no matter what music is put in front of me and no matter what demands are placed on me this week, I can meet them.

The Bible says it this way, “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground…” We’ve all heard this verse taught before, but the whole point of this is to do the work prior to the challenging moment. Wouldn’t this be better than finding ourselves in a mess and then rushing around trying to fashion a solution out of a toothpick and a piece of twine like MacGyver? So what would a thorough daily routine look like in your spiritual walk? What muscles need to be flexed everyday in order to meet the challenges that will inevitably come your way?

5. Find Your Tribe
Music is an innately social endeavor. When you make music together you challenge each other, encourage each other, laugh together, and struggle together. When one person is having a hard day, the other musicians rally around and play even more fervently. Let me tell you that after years of being a musician, there is something about making music together that is far more magical, far more interesting, and far more satisfying than doing it alone. Great musicians make it a point to surround themselves with others and make opportunities to play together. And musicians who quit often do because they don’t enjoy doing it alone and they haven’t found others to play with.

The Bible says it this way: “Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” We need spiritual friends so we can make of this life something artful, something beautiful, something profound. We musicians often have to seek those other players out, so if you don’t have these spiritual peers in your life, go looking for them! I guarantee you will find that companionship ups your game and enhances your enjoyment of the journey.

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Darlene Zschech "Through The Valley"

Darlene Zschech shares her recent testimony from the National Worship Leader Conference.
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Upcoming Christian Music Releases [August 2015]

This is the list of the upcoming Christian music releases for the month of August. Originally published at, I have received special permission to post these dates here.

All dates subject to change without notice.
Friday, August 7, 2015
- tobyMac - This Is Not A Test - ForeFront Records - Capitol
- Brinson - Until We Meet Again - GodChaserz - Indie
- Geoffrey Golden - Kingdom…LIVE! - RCA Inspiration - Provident
- Deon Kipping - Something To Talk About - RCA Inspiration - Provident
- Disciple - Best Of - Fair Trade Services - Provident
- Canton Junction - Every Hallelujah - DFG - Capitol
- Gungor - One Wild Life: Soul - Indie
- Tony Tilman - Camben - Reflection Music Group

Friday, August 14, 2015
- Abigail Duhon - More Than Gold EP - Indie
- United Pursuit - Simple Gospel - UP Records

- Ernie Haase and Signature Sound - The Inspiration Of Broadway - StowTown Records - Provident
- Aaron Watkins - Chasing After You - Indie
- Jim Sonefeld - Love - Indie

Friday, August 21, 2015
- Rend Collective - As Family We Go - RCL - Capitol
- Soulfire Revolution - Afterglow - DREAM Records - Capitol
- 7eventh Time Down - God Is On the Move - BEC Recordings - New Day
- JJ Heller - Sound Of A Living Heart - Stone Table Records - New Day
- P.O.D. - The Awakening - Universal Music - Capitol
- Pillar - One Love Revolution - Indie
- John Waller - Crazy Faith - City Of Peace Music - Capitol
- Aaron Ray - Identity - Indie
- Travis Greene - Intentional EP - RCA Inspirational - Provident
- Tasha Cobbs - One Place (Live) - Capitol
- Alabama - Angels Among Us (Hymns & Gospel Favorites) - Spring House - Capitol
- Aryn Michelle - Depth - Indie

Friday, August 28, 2015
- Sidewalk Prophets - Something Different - Fervent Records - Word
- Aaron Shust - Doxology - Centricity Music - Capitol
- Ghost Ship - Costly
- BEC Recordings - New Day
- Jeremy Rosado - Heartbeat - Save the City Records - Capitol
- Nichole Nordeman - The Unmaking - Sparrow Records - Capitol
- Natasha Owens - Nothing But You EP - Indie
- Various - Top 25 Hymns: The Old Rugged Cross (Green) - Maranatha Music - Capitol
- Warr Acres - Future - DREAM Records - Capitol
- For A Season - TBA - Indie

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